University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Chinese New Year Celebration

Saturday 27 January 2018
11:00AM - 4:00PM
Penn Museum

Chinese Dragons

Get ready to call in the Year of the Dog at the Penn Museum’s 37th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration! This family-friendly day features traditional Chinese music and dance, contemporary Asian film, tangram workshops, tai chi and kung fu martial arts demonstrations, storytelling, calligraphy, family crafts, a Year of the Dog Photo Contest, and much more—closing with the grand finale drums and the roar of the lion dance and parade. Activities are held in the Museum’s Rotunda, which houses one of the finest collections of monumental Chinese art in the country, and throughout the international galleries of the Museum.

Do you have the best dog ever? Enter the Museum’s Year of the Dog Photo Contest on Instagram!  Here’s how: post your best dog photo, now through January 22, 2018, tagging @pennmuseum and using the hashtag #YearOfTheDog, being sure to include your dog’s name—and New Year’s resolution. Contest rules are online.

The Chinese New Year Celebration, one of Philadelphia’s oldest,
 is free with General Admission.

Schedule for the Day: Timed Activities    

11:00 am Learn about the Zodiac with Chinese for Families
11:00 am Year of the Dog Temporary Tattoo Station
11:30 am Calligraphy Workshop
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Joseph Poon Vegetable Carving Demonstration
12:00 pm Dance Performance by Great Wall Chinese School Little Mulan Troupe
12:00 pm Falun Gong Demonstration
12:30 pm Chinese Music- East vs. West
1:00 pm Film Screening: Tailored To Fit
1:00 pm Tai Chi Demonstration
1:30 pm Chinese Storytelling
2:00 pm Chinese Music- East vs. West
2:00 pm Tangram Workshop
2:30 pm Dogs in Chinese Art: Illustrated Talk by Dr. Nancy Steinhardt
2:45 pm Kung Fu Demonstration
3:45 pm Lion Dance Finale by Cheung's Hung Gar Kung Fu Academy

Throughout the Day:

Chinese Marketplace in the Rotunda
Calligraphy Demonstration
Medicinal herbs station
Year of the Dog Photo Contest—vote for the winners!
New Leash on Life information station
Asian Arts Initiative
Craft station with Year of Dog related crafts
Scavenger hunt: Discover dog-related objects in the galleries
Zodiac animal photo opportunities

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