Celebrate the year of the Dog with folk dances, Lion Dance, and traditional arts & crafts. For the fourth year in a row, the New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCCC) brings its signature program to the Queens Museum. This event will feature 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.
Queens Museum educators will also be hosting drop in lantern-making workshops and storytelling about the Chinese zodiac from 1:30-4:30pm.
1-2pm: NYCC 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.
2:30-3:30pm: Hands-on Artmaking Workshop
Hands-on Artmaking 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.
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.
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