Lunar New Year Family Festival 2019

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Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Event Info
$12 per person; $8 for children 2 & up; Free for MOCA Family Level Members and above, children under 2, and Cool Culture families. Advance ticket purchase highly recommended.
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All ages
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Enjoy zodiac arts and crafts, lively dance performances, festive snacks, and timeless tales inspired by Chinese and Chinese American New Year’s traditions. Event includes performances, workshops, and more.

The museum hosts two identical sessions, one in the morning (10am-1pm) and one in the afternoon (2pm-5pm). Purchase tickets in advance.

10:15am & 10:45am (morning) or 2:30pm & 3pm (afternoon)
Whirling, Twirling Ribbons: A Ribbon Dance Workshop*

10:45am & 11:45am (morning) or 3pm & 4pm (afternoon)
The Great Race Gallery Hunt
- Meet in Lobby

10:30am-12:30pm (morning) or 2:30pm-4:30pm (afternoon)
New Year Nibbles
- Downstairs Reception

11:30am-12:30pm (morning) or 3:15pm-4:15pm (afternoon)
Zodiac Face Painting

10:15am & 11:15am (morning) or 2:30pm & 3:30pm (afternoon)
Legends Storytime
- Under the Lion Costume

11:45am (morning) or 4pm (afternoon)
Sounds of the New Year*
- Classroom

12:30pm (morning) or 2pm (afternoon)
The Mane Event: A Lion Dance Performance
- Outside

*Performance tickets for Whirling, Twirling Ribbons and Sounds of the New Year are free with ticket purchase, but quantities are limited. Visitors who purchase tickets online, in advance, get first access to performance tickets until tickets run out. Entry to performances is not guaranteed, even with advance online purchase of tickets. Performance tickets are distributed upon entry to the Festival. Visitors who purchase tickets on the day of the festival will be put on the waitlist for performances.

Drop-In Arts & Crafts 10am-1pm (morning) or 2pm-5pm (afternoon)

  • Ham it Up! Pig Accessories
  • Nian Monster Mash-Up
  • Let’s Get Loud! Firecrackers


Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street
New York , NY
Phone: 855-955-6622
40° 43' 10.056" N, 73° 59' 57.048" W
New York
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