Event - Lunar New Year Celebration

Lunar New Year Celebration

02.11.24, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

An image of the NYCCC’s ribbon dance performance at the Lunar New Year Celebration at Queens Museum in 2023.

Image by Kuo-Heng Huang.

This event is now sold out. We are excited by the overwhelming interest and enthusiasm surrounding this event! Please note that admission to the Museum for advanced ticket holders will be prioritized. 


Please join us for Lunar New Year 2024 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 Dragon with folk dances, Lion and Dragon Dance, Peking Opera, and traditional arts and crafts. The event will include an hour-long performance program featuring professional artists and students of NYCCC’s School of the Arts. In addition to a hands-on Chinese calligraphy and ink brush painting workshop for kids and adults, there will be an all-ages art-making workshop on dragon craft creations led by the Queens Museum education team.




Please note: Due to the immense popularity of the Lunar New Year Celebration, participation in artmaking activities and seating for the performance is not guaranteed.


  • 1-2pm: Performance Program by New York Chinese Cultural Center
    • Featuring Chinese folk and classical dances, Chinese drums, Peking opera, ribbon dance demonstration, as well as yoyo, lion and dragon dance performed by artists and students from NYCCC.


  • 2-4pm: Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Brush Painting Workshop by New York Chinese Cultural Center (Sold out)
    • Using a calligraphy brush, a 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. 


  • 2:15-4pm: Dragon Craft Creation with Family Programs
    • Join us for a quick and fun family art workshop celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dragon. This activity aims to bring the mythical dragon to life in vibrant colors. Families can create their own dragon artwork using simple materials like colored paper, markers, and glue. Participants can follow easy step-by-step instructions, making it suitable for all ages.
    • No advance registration is required and families can engage in this 15 min activity between 2:15-4pm on a first come first served basis. Children must be accompanied during art-making by families or caregivers.

About the Partner

New York Chinese Cultural Center

Founded in 1974, the New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCCC) is a cultural and educational institution dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of Chinese arts in local and global communities. For over four decades, NYCCC has offered professional quality classes, workshops, and performances in Chinese traditional dance, visual arts and culture through our School of the Arts, Arts-In-Education program, and public and private engagements. NYCCC has performed in 26 states and our programs reach over 100,000 people every year. Dance China New York, our resident professional dance company, performs works that span across all categories of Chinese dance including folk, classical, and modern dance to preserve the Chinese cultural heritage while staying relevant today. 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. Our students and teachers have been invited to audition for America’s Got Talent. Our former students currently perform in Cirque Du Soleil’s and on TV shows like ABC’s Quantico.