Join us for our annual Lunar New Year Celebration for Families! This year is celebrating the year of the Rat with folk dances, Lion Dance, and traditional arts & crafts. For the sixth year in a row, the New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCCC) brings its signature program to the Queens Museum. This event will showcase an hour long 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.
1-2pm: 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
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.
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
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