Upcoming Events

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Lunar New Year and Mencius Day Celebration

  • Saturday, February 17
  • 3:30 pm -5:00 pm
  • Essex Crossing Community Center, 175 Delancey St. 4F, NY, NY 10002
  • Admission by donation

Let's welcome the Year of Dragon together! Join us for a gathering filled with the enchanting melodies of Sizhu and the harmonious voices of our special guest: Haiyun Chorus.

Past Events

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A Special Chinese Pop Song Karaoke Night!

  • Saturday, January 13 
  • 6:00 pm -9:00 pm
  • Essex Crossing Community Center, 175 Delancey St. 4F, NY, NY 10002
  • $10 suggested donation

Save the Date, Grab the Mic! Please join us for an unforgettable night of melodies and memories. From Teresa Teng to Xu Xiaofeng, show us what you got!

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Mencius Holiday Musicale

  • Dec 16, 3:30-8:00 pm
  •  175 Delaney st, 4F, NY 10002 
  • Essex Crossing Community Center, 175 Delancey St. 4F, NY, NY 10002
  •  GSS/MSA Members $5, all others $20 (suggested donation)

Join us for a day filled with fun, laughter, and connections From mesmerizing melodies to delicious meals, it's a chance to celebrate the spirit of unity in the Lower East Side community.

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Heroines of Opera

  • December 2, 7-8 pm
  • 175 Delaney st, 4F, NY 10002 
  • Featuring: Colombian soprano Sasha Gutiérrez and Italian pianist Diego Tornelli
  • $15 at door/scan QR code to register

Join us for a mesmerizing evening of passion, sensations, and unparalleled vocal artistry as we proudly present "Heroines in Opera" with the Opera Next Door!

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  • November 18, 2023, 7-8pm
  • 175 Delaney st, 4F, NY 10002 
  • $15 at door/scan QR code to register

🍷Please join the second session of YA-gather 雅聚—a Chinese folk music mini concert in-house at Mencius Society for the Arts.

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YA-gather 雅聚

  • Nov 4, 7-8pm
  • 175 Delaney st, 4F, NY 10002 
  • $15 at door/scan QR code to register

Please join the first edition of MSA’s Chinese music mini concert!

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Intro to Stage Makeup 舞臺化妝入門

  • Nov 5, 12; 10-1pm
  • 175 Delaney st, 4F, NY 10002 
  • $50 per person

Please join our 2-week Stage Makeup Workshop on Sundays!

Participants are encouraged to bring their own cosmetics and makeup tools.💅

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Mencius 20th Anniversary-EastRiver Over the Moon 

  • September 16, Saturday 12:00-1:30 pm
  • Symphony Space, Bway/96th St. Manhattan
  • Tickets (priced at $30) are available by donation

Mencius Society for the Arts marks 20th year spotlighting a New York-Chinese musical heritage Lower East Side, NYC – This year’s mid-autumn moon shines on two musical stages in New York City as Mencius Society for the Arts celebrates its 20th anniversary in a performance medley – a new-edgy musicale EastRiver Over the Moon on Sept 16, at the Manhattan landmark theatre Symphony Space, followed by a Canto Opera Festival at the New York Chinatown historic Chinese Community Center on Sep 23-24, with a different program each of the three days.

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Mencius 20th Anniversary-Mid-Autumn Canto Opera Festival

  • Location: NY CCBA 62 Mott st. 
  • 第一日 9/23, 12-6pm
  • 第二日 9/24, 12-6pm

In the upcoming festivities, three culture bearers, two community organizers, and 12 outstanding performers* will be recognized for their work and impact kindling Chinese music, dance, and theater as a living tradition in New York City.