Saturday, Apr. 1
WHERE: Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre St, Museum of Chinese in America, Museum of Chinese in America
It’s almost time for Qing Ming (清明), a holiday dedicated to honoring our ancestors, cleaning their grave sites, and making ritual offerings. Both the white chrysanthemum, a flower of mourning, and the willow branch, a symbol of new life that wards off troubled spirits, are common Qing Ming offerings.
During this special MOCACREATE workshop, we’ll be celebrating Qing Ming by creating ink drawings of symbolic chrysanthemums on rice and yupo paper. We’ll experiment with ink and water to see how they react on different types of paper.
We’ll also be writing letters to our ancestors on green paper, which we’ll use to decorate a collaborative willow tree made to honor our loved ones who are no longer with us.
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Yu Rong is a painter and product designer who has exhibited paintings and wine goblet designs in the US, UK, Italy, and the Czech Republic. She was born in Sichuan and currently lives in New York City. Yu is interested in designing products that are fun to use and creating paintings that are natural and true. She is currently a teaching artist at the Hope Garden Center and MOCA, as well as a member of the CREATE Council on the Arts in the Catskills New York and at Ceres gallery, a feminist, not-for-profit, alternative gallery in New York City dedicated to the promotion of contemporary women in the arts. You can learn more about her here: www.yurong.work!
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WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 1
WHERE: The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal St., The Players Theatre, The Players Theatre
Once upon a time there was a little mermaid who dreamed of the day when she would finally be old enough to explore the wonders of the world above the sea. When her turn comes, she is not disappointed. In fact, she saves a young prince from drowning in a shipwreck and falls deeply in love with him. Now her longing increases, as she desires to become a mortal so she can marry her young prince; but as with all dreams, there are sacrifices. The little mermaid soon learns that getting her wish means making hard choices. She also learns how much she is willing to give up for someone she loves.
The production features a live music ensemble and includes a family workshop 1 hour prior to the Sat 3p and Sun 11a matinee performances. Here the audience meets members of the creative team as well as an actor from the production who relate how they turn a book into a musical onstage.
Afterward, the children are invited to create a sea creature that they can bring home as a souvenir.
Pre-show Arts Workshop: one hour prior to Sat 3pm and Sun 11a performances
(Additional SCHOOL BREAK 1p workshop and 2p matinees on Wed, April 12)
(NO SHOWS ON: Sunday, March 26th and April 9th)
Appropriate for all ages – we have no age restrictions – recommended for 5 and up
Show is approximately 70 minutes long with no intermission. Ticket price includes pre-show arts workshop.
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