Celebrate the year of the Pig with folk dances and traditional arts & crafts. For the fifth year in a row, the New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCCC) brings its signature program to the Queens Museum. This event will showcase a 1 hour performance program featuring professional artists and students of NYCCC’s School of the Arts as well as a 1 hour visual arts demonstration and workshop. The Queens Museum’s Sunday Family Workshop will offer Chinese Lantern Making.
Closing out the celebration, Queens Theater will host a reception from 4 – 5pm for museum and theater visitors, wishing everyone an auspicious lunar new year!
Following the reception, starting at 5pm, there will be a Queens Theater sponsored shuttle service from Queens Museum to Mets-Willets Point on the 7 line.
1-2pm: NYCCC Performance Program
Featuring Chinese Kung fu demonstration, dances from China’s diverse regions and ethnic groups, signature performances include run-ins with a mischievous lion, classical songs played by traditional Chinese instruments, and lively renditions of our award-winning red ribbon dance performed by artists and students from New York Chinese Cultural Center.
1:30-4:30pm: Lantern-making Workshop
Queens Museum educators will be hosting drop in Chinese Lantern-making workshops and storytelling about the Chinese zodiac.
2-3pm: Ink Brush Painting Workshop
An instructor from the NYCCC will demonstrate the art of Chinese Ink Brush Painting. Guests can try out the art and take home simple paintings they have drawn themselves.
4 – 5pm: Reception with Queens Theater
Queens Theater joins Queens Museum to celebrate the Lunar New Year with a closing reception, offering tea and snacks to visitors
About New York Chinese Cultural Center
Founded in 1974, the New York Chinese Cultural Center is a performing arts and education organization that promotes the understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture that bridges the communities and across generations. For over four decades, NYCCC have accomplished its mission by offering professional classes, workshops, and performances in traditional dance, arts, and culture. Through our educational assembly program, our performers have traveled to 26 states and reached over 120,000 people every year. Our artists-in-residency program supports emerging talents and nurtures creative projects. NYCCC has been featured on nationally televised programs such as the National Geographic Today, the 73rd Annual Academy Awards and the PBS special The Chinese Americans “reaching millions of American viewers. For more information, visit www.nychineseculturalcenter.org or call 212.334.3764.
About Queens Theatre
Queens Theatre is an unique performing arts venue in Queens. Its mission is to provide quality and diverse performing arts activities that are economically and geographically accessible to the 2.2 million residents of Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the nation, and the surrounding metropolitan region. To foster greater cultural awareness and appreciation, the Theatre presents and produces programs that reflect this diversity and features international, national and local artists. For more information, visit http://queenstheatre.org/.
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