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Festival Luna - American Museum of Natural History
Add to Calendar 25-01-2013 26-01-2013 15 Festival Luna In anticipation of the upcoming Lunar New Year, this festival invites visitors to explore and experience traditions old and new that celebrate the Moon. Enjoy a meditative reflection on the dawa (moon) with a Lama from Tibet; learn a Grandmother Ehnita song from singer-songwriter Bear Fox and Akwesasne Women Singers of the Mohawk Nation; and create your own Dong Ho Vietnamese folk painting. Fly to the moon with Chinese Theatre Works, dance to the majestic sounds of the Korean Daegeum bamboo flute, music by Paul Yeon Lee and the New York Korean Traditional Marching Band, share favorite holiday stories at the Kitchen Conversations mobile recording booth, and look forward to the Year of the Snake by learning about Chinese culinary holiday traditions with master wok chef Grace Young. http://www.nymetroparents.com/2014neweventinfo.cfm?id=124585 American Museum of Natural History true DD/MM/YYYY  

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Date: January 25, 2013 through January 26, 2013
Hours: Noon to 6pm
Ages: Teen, Adult
Price: Free for members, or museum admission.

Address:
200 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

Phone: 212-769-5100
Website: www.amnh.org

Description: In anticipation of the upcoming Lunar New Year, this festival invites visitors to explore and experience traditions old and new that celebrate the Moon. Enjoy a meditative reflection on the dawa (moon) with a Lama from Tibet; learn a Grandmother Ehnita song from singer-songwriter Bear Fox and Akwesasne Women Singers of the Mohawk Nation; and create your own Dong Ho Vietnamese folk painting. Fly to the moon with Chinese Theatre Works, dance to the majestic sounds of the Korean Daegeum bamboo flute, music by Paul Yeon Lee and the New York Korean Traditional Marching Band, share favorite holiday stories at the Kitchen Conversations mobile recording booth, and look forward to the Year of the Snake by learning about Chinese culinary holiday traditions with master wok chef Grace Young.

Venue Description: A museum for the 21st century, with a rich and storied past. It is one of the greatest natural history museums in the world, with over 40 exhibition halls. Highlights include the new Rose Center for Earth and Space featuring the most technologically advanced Space Show in the world, the dinosaur halls, the Akeley Hall of African Mammals, and the acclaimed Hall of Biodiversity. All visitors to New York, especially those with families, should make sure to see the sights at AMNH during their vacations in NYC.

Hayden Planetarium and Cullman Hall of the Universe Ensconced in the Rose Center for Earth and Space -- a seven-floor, $210-million exhibition, research, and education facility created to explore the journey from the inner workings of the Earth to the outer reaches of the universe -- are the Hayden Planetarium, the namesake of its beloved, circa-1935 predecessor, and the Cullman Hall of the Universe. An awesome, celestial architectural marvel created by architect James S. Polshek -- an instant landmark featuring the largest suspended-glass curtain wall in America and the dramatic centerpiece, the 87-foot Hayden Sphere -- this state-of-the-art showcase explores such astronomical concepts as the size, age, and origins of the universe and the evolution of galaxies, stars, and planets through cutting-edge technology and instantaneous data and images.

Highlights include: the Space Theater, offering dazzling space shows, virtual flights through the universe projected by the world's most advanced star projector by Zeiss; the Big Bang Theater, featuring a multi-sensory recreation of the first moments of the universe; the Scales of the Universe, an illustration of the vast range of size in the cosmos through relative comparison with the Sphere; the AstroBulletin, a large screen displaying up-to-date images, news and breaking events from current NASA missions; and the Heilbrunn Cosmic Pathway, a dramatic 360-foot walkway that leads visitors through 13 billion years of cosmic evolution as it descends around the Sphere. Enjoy Starry Nights, jazz performances in a magical setting, the first Fri. of every month.

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