Bradley Beach Historical Society and Museum is hosting a multi-generational celebration of the Chinese-American experience in Bradley Beach that dates back almost a century.

Chinatown-by-the Sea Celebration
Saturday, August 26, 2023, 1pm – 7 PM
Primary Venue: Firehouse Banquet Hall
815 Main Street, Bradley Beach

Tickets: $30 includes one-year BBHS membership

Beginning in the 1920s, families from New York’s Chinatown came to Bradley Beach every summer. They came for a few days or a few weeks to stay at Cliff Villa, which was owned by the Church of All Nations, a Methodist settlement house on the Lower East Side.

  • Featured Guests: Ava Chin, author of MOTT STREET: A Chinese American Family’s Story of Exclusion and Homecoming, Actress Jodi Long, author of Surfing My DNA
  • MOCA on the Road: The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) will share artifacts, letters and photographs from its extraordinary collection.
  • Authentic Chinese Dumpling-making Demonstration and Tasting
  • Oral histories from Bradley’s early Chinese families
  • Home visits with time to tour and talk about those good old days

To register by mail and pay by check, download our fillable form
Register online now

Download the Program Agenda