Cultural Events

Pace CI holds a number of annual programs including a Lunar New Year Celebration, Mid-Autumn Festival, Winter Festival, Open House, and Confucius Institute Day.  Pace CI also reaches out to communities in Manhattan and the greater New York area, offering workshops, cultural activities, and summer camp programs. 

Annual Winter Cultural Exchange Festival

Every December, the Confucius Institute co-sponsors the New York Chinese Opera Society’s (NYCOS) Annual Winter Cultural Exchange Festival at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University.  The festival showcases traditional and contemporary Peking-style operas.

For more information about NYCOS visit the Opera Society’s website at

Festival and Holiday Celebrations

Celebrating festivals and holidays can facilitate awareness and respect for cultural diversity. They provide wonderful opportunities for people to construct a positive sense of self and a respectful understanding of others. To increase cultural understanding, Pace CI holds celebrations for major traditional Chinese festivals and holidays such as the Chinese Lunar New Year and the Mid-Autumn/Moon Festival. By experiencing these festivals, we hope people will gain profound knowledge about Chinese culture.