Express Your Inner Snake: Celebrate Lunar New Year
|When:||Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 11:00am to 6:00pm|
|Where:||The Museum of Chinese in America 215 Centre Street, New York NY 10013|
|Cost:||$10, free for children under age 6|
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Celebrate the Year of the Snake at MOCA.
Lunar New Year Gallery Tours 11:30am, 2:30pm, 3:30pm
Learn about customs and traditions of the Lunar New Year.
Preparing for the New Year Walking Tours of Chinatown 1pm-3pm
See how Chinatown transforms itself during Lunar New Year.
Lion Dance and Workshop 12pm-1pm
The United East Athletic Association’s Lion Dance team performs, then learn about this art form during an interactive workshop.
Words for Everyday: A Reading with Michele Wong McSween 1:30pm –2:15pm
Learn everyday words in Mandarin during this reading and workshop with author Michele Wong McSween.
New Year Festival Dances 3:00pm-3:45pm & 4:00pm-4:45pm
The Red Silk Dancers will perform and there will be workshops to learn new dance steps.
Teaching Artists Demonstrations 10:30am-3:30pm
Artists from the Chinese Cultural Art Association will conduct demonstrations.
11:00 am - 6:00 pm:
Make folded paper lanterns, paper fish, spring couplets, and flower collages.
Meet Kam Mak, designer of the United States Postal Service’s Celebrating Lunar New Year stamp series, and make stamp-inspired artwork.
Paper artist Shu-Shia Sanborn will demonstrate the art of paper cutting and folding as she prepares spring characters for festival attendees.