Express Your Inner Snake: Celebrate Lunar New Year

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 2, 2013 -
11:00am to 6:00pm
Event Info
Cost: 
$10, free for children un
Contact: 
(212) 619-4785
Recommended Age: 
All
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Event schedule:

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.

Area/Neighborhood: 
location: 
The Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street
10013 New York , NY
Phone: (212) 619-4785
40° 43' 9.6204" N, 73° 59' 56.5296" W
New York
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