Chinese Opera is a performing art in China, amalgamating music, literature, drama and visual art. It represents the quintessence of traditional Chinese culture. New York Chinese Opera Society (NYCOS) founded in 2006. This non-profit organization has engaged a number of people interested in Chinese Opera and in Chinese culture in general.Its mission is to introduce and promote Chinese traditional opera, increasing its popularity in the U.S. Since its foundation, NYCOS has organized a variety of cultural events, including public performances, community activities and workshops, to bridge cultural differences and foster diversity. To fulfill this mission, the NYCOS Youth Troupe and the Calligraphy Program, as functions under the NYCOS, provide opportunities for greater engagement in traditional Chinese culture.