Lunar New Year Family Festival at LICM

Sat Jan 28, 2023 - Sun Jan 29, 2023
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Repeating every days through January 29, 2023.
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Age: 3+
Price: Adults $17. Children $15. Under age 1: Free.
Long Island Children's Museum

Long Island Children’s Museum invites visitors to hop into the Year of the Rabbit and explore the customs and traditions associated with Lunar New Year.  Throughout the weekend, visitors will be able to a variety of dance and musical performances, live artisan demonstrations, food samplings, craft stations, and of course a Lion Dance.

LICM will host “Celebrate Lunar New Year'' on Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29. Experience various cultures that celebrate Lunar New Year including Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese traditions. During the weekend, visitors will enjoy a multi-sensory celebration, where they can:

  • View artist demonstrations of Tai Chi martial arts, sugar painting, dough sculpting and calligraphy.
  • Make their own Riddle Lantern, a tradition that goes all the way back to the Han Dynasty and Rabbit Lanterns to celebrate the story of the Jade Rabbit .
  • Enjoy a variety of dance performances including the traditional Lion Dance, folk dances, and Peking opera dance
  • Play jegichagi to honor the Korean Lunar New Year" and make your own jegi to play with at home.
  • Make your own paper peach blossom to adorn your home, recognizing the symbol of the Vietnamese Lunar New Year.
  • Explore music from the sounds of the ancient Chinese instrument guzheng to traditional and contemporary songs.
  • Sample “lucky” foods traditionally served at family celebrations. All Celebrate Lunar New Year activities and performances are included with Museum admission.


The family festival is made possible with the support of JPMorgan Chase & Co., in partnership with the Nassau County Office of Asian American Affairs.

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.
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