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Celebrate the Year of the Rat! Asia Society rings in the Year of the Rat with performances and traditional craft activities inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia. Activities will include a Lion Dance and kung fu demonstration, musical performances, and more.
Please note: we will hold two performances of the lion dance this year. Please indicate at the check in if you would like to attend the early or late show.
Schedule of Events:
1:00 PM: Bo Law Kung Fu: Lion Dance and Kung Fu demonstration (Performance 1)
New York Bo Law Kung-Fu martial arts school presents a traditional Lion Dance followed by an interactive Kung Fu demonstration.
3:00 PM: Rabbit Days and Dumplings
Rabbit Days and Dumplings is a celebration of folk and children's music from all over East Asia, reinterpreted to mix various musical traditions, languages, styles, and stories. These tunes range from northern Japanese sea shanties to Tibetan jump rope rhymes, joyous Korean harvest sing-a-longs, and Taiwanese train songs.
4:15 PM: Bo Law Kung Fu: Lion Dance and Kung Fu demonstration (Performance 2)
1:00-5:00 PM: Ongoing Arts and Crafts activities on the 8th floor
--Puppet making workshop with Chinese Theatre Works
--Korean mask making
--Clay mouse charm making with Syma
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Upper East Side, NY
Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.
Founded in 1956, Asia Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational institution with offices in Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, Manila, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Washington, DC and Zurich.
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