Mid Autumn Festival & Mooncake Celebration
September 17 @ 3:00 pm
New York, NY
DATE: Sat, Sept 17, 2022
TIME: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), 215 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013
Specific Details: Please register with Cornell Asian Alumni Association (CAAA) so that we know to expect you there. Please register at Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) at https://my.mocanyc.org/7584 to obtain free ticket admission. You must do both registrations to gain entry to this free event!
Cornell Asian American Alumni, family, and friends are invited to watch and attend Chinese Mid Autumn and Moon Festival performances, workshops, and activities at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA).
Events include “Harvest Moon Picnic” to gather around the blanket for a harvest moon picnic by learning about the foods that families share as they gaze at the moon and give thanks for the year’s harvest.
Another activity offered is the “Bountiful Brushstrokes” with Teaching Artist Yu Rong to learn some Chinese calligraphy. Learn to write the Chinese character for “autumn” and other auspicious idioms for the festival.
Watch “Tiger Tales Shadow Puppet Performance” where the full moon acts as an enchanting light source for performances where a wise old rabbit recounts stories from her eventful life to her young granddaughter and how she came to be the Prime Minister to Tiger, the jungle king.
Check out the “Mooncake Making & Tasting Station” with pastry chef Rebecca Li as she walks us through the multi-layer process of making these sweet and savory treats. Practice using a mooncake mold and take home a mooncake that’s ready to bake. Afterwards, try delectable slices of traditional mooncakes from Fay Da Bakery.
Show up for the “Shoot for the Moon Scavenger Hunt” in following clues high and low to spot twinkling full moons and shimmering stars around the gallery.
Try the “Drop-In Arts & Crafts” on Shadows on the Moon to construct and decorate shadow puppets of Moon Goddess Chang’E or archer Hou Yi.
Masks are required the entire time inside the museum for the safety of everyone.