Arts & Culture Programs

Asian American International Film Festival

July 26 – August 5, 2017
Event Fee: Members $11 with discount code / Non-members $15

China Institute Sponsored Screenings:
All Our Father’s Relations: July 29 – Village East Cinema – 9:45PM
Absurd Accident: August 3 – Asia Society – 7:00PM
Taxi Stories: August 4 – Village East Cinema – 7:00PM
Plastic China: August 5 – Asia Society – 4:30PM
Free and Easy: August 5 – Asia Society – 7:00PM

The Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF), presented by Asian CineVision, is the first and longest running festival in the country devoted to films by and about Asians and Asian Americans.

The 40th annual festival will take place in New York City from July 25 to August 5th, 2017. Screenings will be held at Cinema Village East (181-189 2nd Avenue), Asia Society (725 Park Avenue), and Flushing Town Hall (13735 Northern Boulevard, Flushing).

This year China Institute is a community partner, co-presenting the festival’s China film slate, with a special ticket discount for China Institute members. Learn More

Purchase Tickets

For questions and to receive the discount code to purchase members-rate tickets online, please contact Aaron Nicholson at [email protected] Please note that you must be a member of China Institute to receive this benefit.


Tai Chi For Beginners at the Museum of Jewish Heritage


Session 1: Monday, July 24, 6:30-7:30PM SOLD OUT
Session 2: Monday, July 31, 6:30-7:30PM SOLD OUT
Session 3: Monday, August 7, 6:30-7:30PM Register Now
Session 4: Monday, August 14, 6:30-7:30PM Register Now
Speaker’s Name: Alex Hing (Instructor)
Event Fee: Free for CI or MJH Members/$10 Non-Members (each session)
Location: Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10280

Take time out from your hectic life and join China Institute and the Museum of Jewish Heritage to learn the Chinese practice of Tai Chi in one of MJH’s peaceful spaces with sweeping views of the New York Harbor and Statue of Liberty.

Alex Hing is a senior student of Grandmaster Williams C.C. Chen and has practiced Asian martial arts for over 25 years. Mr. Hing is a New York region Yang-style gold medalist and ranks third internationally in the heavyweight pushing hands division. He has taught Taijiquan at China Institute for over 10 years.

For questions and to receive a membership code to purchase membership tickets online, please contact Aaron Nicholson at 212-744-8181 ext. 138 or by email at [email protected]


Gourmet Food Circle: Walking Food Tour of Flushing, Queens


Saturday, July 29, 2017
Tour 1: 11:00AM – 1:00PM SOLD OUT
Tour 2: 2:00 – 4:00PM Learn More & Register Now
Speaker: Joe DiStefano
Event Fee: $45 Members/$55 Non-Members
Location: Flushing, Queens

On Saturday July 29, join China Institute as we partner with Flushing Town Hall to host a walking food tour of the neighborhood, part of our ongoing Gourmet Food Circle programming series. Participants will have a chance to learn more about the area’s dynamic history, as we sample neighborhood favorites from local cafes, restaurants, and shops with Queens-based food writer, Joe DiStefano.

Please Register Online. For questions email Aaron Nicholson at: [email protected] or call 212-744-8181 ext. 138 




Mid-Autumn Festival & Open House


Saturday, September 9, 11:00AM – 3:00PM
Event Fee: FREE for all attendees, but advance registration is requested.
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

Come celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival at this event for families and children of all ages. Discover the stories and traditions of one of China’s biggest holidays while sampling tasty mooncakes, making arts & crafts, learning about China Institute’s fall classes, and touring our exciting exhibition Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity, Treasures of the Han Dynasty from Xuzhou.

Activities:
Interactive Workshop: The Story of the Mid-Autumn Festival
Mid-Autumn Crafts Workshop
Mooncake Tasting
Fall Class Info Sessions (Children & Adult)
Games, Crafts, Movies, And More!

Learn More & Register Now

Please Register Online. For questions email Aaron Nicholson at: [email protected] or call 212-744-8181 ext. 138 




The Glories of the Han Dynasty


Wednesdays, September 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 6:30–8:00PM
Speaker’s Name: 1) Yu Renqiu 2) Michael Nylan 3)Susan Beningson 4) Lillian Tseng 5) Valerie Hansen
Event Fee: Individual Tickets: $10 Members/$15 Non-Members; Full Series:$40 Members/$60 Non-Members
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

“The Glories of the Han Dynasty” is a 5-week lecture series exploring the culture of the Han Dynasty through its history, literature, economy, politics, scholarship, and visual arts. Each lecture will be delivered by a prominent scholar covering a crucial aspect of Han Dynasty civilization, including the growth of the Silk Road, the role of Confucianism, and the writing of Sima Qian’s Records of the Grand Historian. The topics will elaborate and expand upon many of the themes touched upon by China Institute’s exhibition Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity, Treasures of the Han Dynasty from Xuzhou.

Register Now

Please Register Online. For questions email Aaron Nicholson at: [email protected] or call 212-744-8181 ext. 138 




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