Celebrate the year of the Rooster with costumed folk dances, Lion Dance, and traditional arts & crafts. For the third year in a row, the New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCC) 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.
2-3pm: NYCC Performance Program
Featuring Kung fu demonstration, Chinese ritual percussion music, 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.
3-4pm: Hands-on Artmaking Workshop
An instructor from the NYCCC will demonstrate the art of Chinese calligraphy. Guests can try out the art and take home simple Chinese characters they have written themselves. The history of Chinese calligraphy is as long as that of China itself. It is one of the highest forms of Chinese art.
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.
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