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A variety of drums and percussion instruments.

Percussion Workshop at Mencius


 April 26, Friday, 5:30-7:00 pm

  • 175 Delaney st, 4F, NY 10002 
  •  Free Admission

Join us for a journey into the world of percussion at our upcoming workshop! Whether you're a seasoned percussionist or just starting your rhythmic adventure, this event is designed to inspire, educate, and connect drummers of all levels. Learn Skin and Hand Drums,Cymbals and Gongs,Handpan,Djembes, and more!大鼓,銅拔,手碟鼓,非洲鼓......

Promotional graphic for "down the memory-lane karaoke night," featuring a laptop, microphone, musical notes, and a disco ball on a purple and blue gradient background.

Karaoke Night: Down the Memory Lane


  • April 27, Saturday, 4:30-8:30 pm
  • 175 Delancey St, 4F, NY, NY 10002 
  • Admission: $10
  • 可自攜飲食 You can bring your own food


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YA-Gather with Haiyun Chorus

雅聚 · 唱和  特邀嘉賓:海韻合唱團

  • April 13, Saturday, 6:30 pm
  • 175 Delancey St, 4F, NY, NY 10002 
  • General Admission: $20; Members: $5

Excited to announce our upcoming mini concert featuring Haiyun Chorus! Save the date! 🎵

A traditional chinese music ensemble performs in a room with cultural decorations.

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.

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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!

Musicians play traditional chinese instruments during a mencius youth chinese orchestra session, with an attentive audience in a concert hall.
  • 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.

YA-gather 雅聚

A group of five musicians performing traditional chinese music on stage, using instruments like erhu, pipa, and yangqin.

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.💅

Five musicians perform on traditional chinese instruments on stage against a backdrop featuring aquatic imagery.

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.

Performers in traditional chinese opera costumes on stage, with intricate designs and colorful garments, under a banner with chinese characters.

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.