Event - Lunar New Year Celebration

Lunar New Year Celebration

02.20.22, 1:00 pm

Please join us to celebrate Lunar New Year 2022 as the New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCCC) returns to Queens Museum with its signature program. Together we will be celebrating the year of the Tiger with folk dances, Lion Dance, and traditional arts & crafts. The event will showcase a 45-minute performance program featuring professional artists and students of NYCCC’s School of the Arts, as well as a hands-on Chinese calligraphy workshop for kids and adults. The Queens Museum’s education programs will offer a family art-making workshop, as well as a dedicated adult program offered in English, Spanish and Mandarin by the New New Yorkers program.

1-1:45pm: Performance Program by New York Chinese Cultural Center
Featuring Chinese Kung fu demonstration, dances from China’s diverse regions and ethnic groups, signature performances including 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.


2-3pm: Chinese Calligraphy Workshop by New York Chinese Cultural Center
Using a calligraphy pen, the teaching artist from the NYCCC will show and explain the relationship between ancient Chinese pictographs and their modern-day ideographs. Participants will be guided through to write simple characters in celebration of the Lunar New Year. Guests will be able to take home their simple calligraphy writings made in the workshop.


2-3:30pm: Prayer Flag Workshop for Families
Join us in creating colorful flags celebrating the Lunar New Year. Inspired by Tibetan Prayer Flags, families are invited to get creative with color, design, and decoration. Participants can hang their flags in a collaborative display at the museum, and can create their own garlands to take home. This workshop is being provided by the Queens Museum’s family programs.


2-4pm: Oriental Lantern-making Workshop with New New Yorkers
Sign up for this dedicated adult 2-hour workshop to create an oriental-style lantern made from Chinese lucky envelopes. It is a Chinese tradition to offer lucky envelopes as a symbol of receiving luck and prosperity in the New Year. In this workshop we will create an oriental lantern as a gesture for all New New Yorker participants and the Queens Museum to welcome the year of the Tiger. The workshop will be held in English, Chinese, and Spanish. RSVP is required to participate in this workshop; to RSVP please email: ggaaraycochea@queensmuseum.org with the subject Lantern Workshop or go to: Lantern Workshop Registration Form


Please note that proof of Covid vaccination is required for anyone 5 years of age and older for entry to the museum, along with mandatory mask-wearing. More info here.


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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 has 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



This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.