Lunar New Year in NYC

Image from mocanyc.org

Image from mocanyc.org

We wrote about our enthusiasm for horse-inspired children's design last week, and this week we’re looking forward to some of our favorite art-related activities for celebrating the Lunar New Year with kids here in New York City! 

On Saturday, February 1st, 2014, the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) will host a family festival with many activities to usher in the new year.  This all day event, beginning at 11:00am, includes dance, music, and art workshops.  We’re especially looking forward to the arts workshops which focus on the traditional arts of paper folding and calligraphy, as well as more modern interpretations of paper flowers and all-crafts horse-related!  Tickets are $10 per person and can be reserved in advance by email.  

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will celebrate with its own Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday, February 8th, 2014 from 12:00-5:00pm.  With numerous family programs throughout the day, including crown making, a collaborative horse scroll, and Sesame Street puppeteers and dance performances, there’s bound to be something to delight all members of the family.  The festival is free with museum admission.  

Other annual Lunar New Year events include the Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival on Friday, January 31st, 2014 from 11:00am-3:30pm in Roosevelt Park and the 15th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade and Festival on Saturday, February 2nd, beginning at 1:00pm at Mott and Hester St. 

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