Today the Museum of Chinese in America welcomed Mayor Bloomberg to speak and participate in traditional Chinese eye-dotting ceremony as they unveiled their new facility, designed by Maya Lin. A little more on that eye-dotting: "According to Chinese custom, dabbing red ink onto the eye of a large, dancing dragon or lion brings the creature to life. It is a tradition for dignitaries to perform this ceremony at the launch of a new institution to signify that it has sprung into being." In other words, this is way cooler than a ribbon cutting.

The NY Times has more on the reopened museum; NY1 reports back saying "Galleries display paintings, photography, and mementos revealing stories from generations of immigrants and their families. The museum is designed to be interactive, with a range of multimedia experiences."