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Chinese New Year Family Festival

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  • Feb. 02, 2020, 12:00-4:00pm
  • China Institute: Downtown
  • 100 Washington St., Financial District
  • All Ages
  • Free to enter; some events require fees ($5-$20)

Kick off the Year of the Rat with China Institute’s signature Lunar New Year Celebration for families. The festival opens with a lion dance followed by New Year-themed workshops and activities including dumpling making, lantern-making, educational workshops, interactive storytelling, paper cutting, New Year treats, crafts, and a special Year of the Rat puppet show by Chinese Theatre Works. Attendees can also visit the “The Art of Chinese New Year,” an interactive installation celebrating the Chinese New Year holiday and its traditional visual and performance arts.

Schedule:

12:00 PM

Lion Dance (outside, weather permitting)

1:00 PM–1:45 PM

Workshop Session 1
Dumpling Making Workshop*
Paper Lantern Workshop*
Chinese New Year Storytime for Toddlers* (ages 2-4)

1:15 PM – 1:45 PM

Interactive Storytelling: The Tale of Run Run Rat with author Sarah Brennan

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

“Hao Bang-ah, Mouse!” – Puppet Show by Chinese Theatre Works

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Workshop Session 2
Dumpling Making Workshop*
Paper Lantern Workshop*
A Taste of Chinese Music* (ages 4-10)

3:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Interactive Storytelling: The Tale of Run Run Rat with author Sarah Brennan

About China Institute: Downtown

100 Washington St.

Financial District, NY

212-744-8181