Express Your Inner Snake: Celebrate Lunar New Year

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 2, 2013 -
11:00am to 6:00pm
Event Info
$10, free for children un
(212) 619-4785
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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.

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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