LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION AT THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF THE ARTS

Asian American Arts Centre

In collaboraton with

The Children’s Museum of the Arts

Presents

Lunar New Year Celebration!

Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 10:30am – 6pm

Location: 103 Charlton Street, between Hudson St. & Greenwich St., just below West Houston St. Entrance fee: $10

 

To celebrate the Lunar New Year 4710 – the Year of the Dragon—the Arts Centre is pleased to announce its annual “Lunar New Year Celebration”, this year in collaboration with the Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) at its brand new spacious facility. The celebration features many special events, including those of AAAC mainly from 1pm to 5pm:  - Ming Liang Lu – master paper-cut artist, particularly of portraits, Rose Ipsen Segal – an acclaimed calligrapher, Kavita Vyas – an Indian Mahendi hand painting artist, Shao Hua Yu and his protégé Wang Wai – masterful in the art of grass animal figurine weaving, and a special performance by Zong Li Lu at 1130am on hisduxianqin (於弦琴), – a traditional one string instrument.

 

Also featured are: a shadow puppet performance by Chinese Theater Works, a performance by the Chinese lion dancers of P.S. 124, as well as hands-on art making workshops.

 

Please join us in recognizing time-honored traditions as presented by these select artists as we bring in the Lunar New Year with bright colors, music, and a warm welcoming atmosphere. Children will be entertained by the array of activities prepared by the Museum and the whole family can enjoy the masterful displays of skill that our traditional folk artists will rekindle and revive for one of the most important Asian holidays of the year.  The enthusiasm and liveliness of the P.S.124 Lion Dancers will invigorate the senses and a shadow puppet show by The Chinese Theater Works will be an intriguing learning experience for those who have never encountered the art form or “Tiger Tales” before.

 

This event is part the Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) series of Multicultural Festivals, one-day festivals tied to various communities in NYC, this one highlights the Chinese American community.

 

It is an excellent opportunity to indulge the senses and participate in a cultural celebration. Bring the entire family—you won’t want to miss out! The event is open to the public at the Children’s Museum of the Arts and doors open at 10 AM and the festival ends at 6pmEntrance fee is $10 per person. Stay as long as you like!

For more information, please go to http://www.artspiral.org/new.html, or contact AAAC at aaacinfo@artspiral.com.   You can check for a schedule of the whole day’s events at www.cmany.orgor http://blog.cmany.org  or www.twitter.com/cmainnyc or call the Children’s Museum of the Arts at: (212)274-0986