Mencius Society for the Arts

Mencius Society for the Arts grew out of ACE Forum (The Asian Cultural Exchange, better known as “Wossing” from the nineties), a one-stop traditional learning center in the heart of Chinatown, where small interactive groups or private pairings were the hallmark of activities. Our original Wossing Center was established in 1991 on Mott Street Chinatown – then a one-room shop where four partners took turns teaching English, Spanish, Math or Cantonese, playing the erhu, or having a document translated for courtcases or other official purposes. As the organization grew and was renamed ACE Forum, we moved locations to 243 Grand Street in the hub of the newer side of Chinatown, a 3-storey tenement building that provides all manner of genuine no-frills learning.

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NYC Chinese Music Youth Award
DEADLINE: October 14, 2015
Download application here

Cultural Heritage Workshop
members of the Mencius Youth Orchestra perform on stage

Youth Orchestra performance

For more information on courses, browse our bulletin here.



In-House News

Sept 19, 2015

Mencius Youth Chinesse Orchestra (MYCO), our senior youth orchestra, performed at Staten Island's Snug Harbor for the mid-autumn fesitval on September 19, 2015. Stay tuned for more updates!


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