Lunar New Year Family Festival. Celebrate this New Year at MOCA with Chinese and Chinese American traditions. Enjoy folk arts with zodiac themed arts & crafts, festive music and dance performances, teaching artist demonstrations, storytelling, and much more.
Performances and Demonstrations:
11a: Lion Dance Performance and Workshop by the Columbia University Lion Dance Troupe
1p – 3p: New Year Festival Dances with the Chinatown’s Red Silk Dancers
2p: Tastes of the New Year (Tasting & Demonstrations)
Workshops & Other Activities:
11a – 4p: Drop in Arts and Crafts Activities: Fantastic Firecrackers and Zany Zodiac Puppets
11a – 4p: Rest + Play
12p, 1p, 3p: Legends Story Time
Teaching Artist Demonstrations
11a – 4p: Calligraphy Corner with Tianyi Shan
11a – 2p: Fish for More! with OrigamiTree.com’s Jenny Chan
12p – 2p: Balloon Animal Art with Artist Corinne Robkin
2p – 4p : Zodiac Face Painting
2p – 4p: Puppet Making + Puppetry with Chinese Theatre Works
Some events are ticketed, some are free with admission (limited capacity).
Can’t make it Saturday? Walking Tour Special: Preparing for the New Year in Chinatown will occur Sunday, February 22nd from 11a – 1p.
Date: Saturday, February 20thTime: 11a – 4p
Location: 215 Centre Street (Museum of Chinese in America)
Fee: $10/person; $8 for all MOCA Dual and Individual Level Members; Free for MOCA Family Level Members and above, children under 2, and Cool Culture families
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