Saturday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
World Culture Day
Chinese New Year Celebration
Ring in the Chinese Year of the Snake—and learn more about how the Lunar New Year is celebrated throughout Asia—at this annual, daylong extravaganza. Bring the whole family and celebrate the New Year with a wide variety of music and dance performances, martial and healing arts demonstrations, Feng Shui and folk tale presentations, children's activities, storytelling, and arts and crafts. The day ends with a drum roll, a roar, and the popular Grand Finale Lion Parade. Free with Museum admission. For more information, call 215.898.2680.
CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION 2013 SCHEDULE
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Calligraphy Drop-in Workshop
11:00 – 11:30 am MeiMei Dance Performance
11:00 – 11:30 am Feng Shui Lecture
11:30 – 11:50 am East vs. West Music Demonstration
12:00 – 12:30 pm Penn Lions Dance Workshop
1:00 – 1:30 pm Falun Gong Demonstration
1:30 – 2:00 pm Presentation of Chinese Fables
2:00 – 2:30 pm Tai Chi Demonstration and Workshop
2:00 – 2:30 pm Greater Philadelphia Minghui School Dance Performance
2:00 – 3:30 pm Tangram Puzzle Workshop
2:30 – 2:50 pm East vs. West Music Demonstration
3:15 – 3:30 pm Kung Fu Demonstration
3:30 pm Lion Dance Finale
ALL DAY in the China Gallery:
Chinese Art Marketplace
The Museum's two shops, the Museum Shop and the Pyramid Shop for Children, offer a colorful selection of Chinese arts, crafts, games, and books just for the celebration. As always, The Pepper Mill Café features several Chinese lunch entrees and kid-friendly foods.
This event is free with Museum admission donation.