New Year Festivities for Families
January - March 2017

CelebrASIA NYC is a collaboration among leading cultural institutions in New York City designed to introduce children to Asian festivals and themes. Children are invited to ring in many Asian New Years from January to March by participating in hands‐on workshops and programs.

Asia Society

Family Day: Moon Over Manhattan! Celebrate the Lunar New Year

Saturday, January 28, 1—5 PM

Asia Society rings in the Year of the Rooster with performances and traditional craft activities inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia.

Family Day: Spring Into Nowroz! Celebrate the Persian New Year

Saturday, March 11, 1—4 PM

Nowruz, the Persian New Year, marks the beginning of spring. Discover the spirit of Nowruz with traditional music, dance and crafts from Central Asia and Iran.

TICKETS: $5 STUDENTS, SENIORS, CHILDREN; $7 MEMBERS (DUAL FAMILY MEMBERS FREE);
$12 NONMEMBERS. TICKETS AVAILABLE THE DAY OF EVENT.

Japan Society

New Year’s Celebration: Oshogatsu

Sunday, January 29, 1—4 PM

Celebrate the New Year Japanese-style with a dynamic taiko drumming and lion dance performance followed by audience practice sessions. Then try your hand at rice pounding, calligraphy, New Year’s card making and more! With a day filled with fun activities, you are sure to ring in the new year right. Recommended for all ages.

TICKETS: $18/$10 JAPAN SOCIETY & CORPORATE MEMBERS; CHILDREN AGES 2 OR UNDER FREE. PRICE INCLUDES FESTIVAL (1-4 PM) AND ONE TAIKO DRUMMING SESSION AT EITHER 1:30 OR 2:30 PM.

Museum of Chinese in America

Lunar New Year Family Festival

Saturday, February 11, 11 AM—4 PM

Ring in the Year of the Rooster with MOCA! Celebrate Chinese and Chinese American traditions and folk arts with zodiac themed arts & crafts, lively dance performances, festive food sampling, storytelling, and much more- cockadoodledoo on over!

$12/PERSON; $8 FOR ALL MOCA DUAL AND INDIVIDUAL LEVEL MEMBERS; FREE FOR MOCA
FAMILY LEVEL MEMBERS AND ABOVE, CHILDREN UNDER 2, AND COOL CULTURE FAMILIES.

The Korea Society

Family Day: Korean New Year

Saturday, January 28
Session I: 1 PM
Session II: 3 PM

Celebrate Sollal, the Korean New Year, with a day of fun-filled family activities at The Korea Society! Enjoy storytelling based on Korean folk tales and practice sebae, the New Year's bow, to show respect for elders. Play a Korean hand-drum, create your own folk painting, compete in traditional games, and participate in arts & crafts projects! Unforgettable memories await your family at The Korea Society.

MEMBERS: $25 PER FAMILY OF 3-5 ($5 EACH ADDITIONAL FAMILY MEMBER), $10 FOR INDIVIDUALS; NON-MEMBERS: $30 PER FAMILY OF 3-5 ($5 EACH ADDITIONAL FAMILY MEMBER), $15 FOR INDIVIDUALS

Flushing Town Hall

Chinese Temple Bazaar

Saturday, January 28, 11 AM—1 PM & 2—4 PM

Bring your family to enjoy performances, martial arts, crafts and food to celebrate the Year of the Rooster.

TICKETS: $5/$3 MEMBERS & CHILDREN (PER SESSION)

Rooster Shadow Puppet Workshop

Sunday, February 5, 1 PM

Participants of all ages will use stiff paper stock and a variety of materials to create their own roosters inspired by Chinese shadow puppet techniques.

TICKETS: $10/$8 MEMBERS & CHILDREN (MATERIALS INCLUDED)

Korean Traditional Marching Band

Sunday, February 28, 1:30 pm

Enjoy Korean folk drumming performance followed by an interactive workshop that helps participants understand Korean rhythms and instruments.

TICKETS: $5/FREE FOR MEMBERS

China Institute

Chinese New Year Celebration, Year of the Rooster

Saturday, February 4

Family Workshops: 1—3:30 PM
Party and Performance: 4—7 PM

Kick off the Year of the Rooster with China Institute's signature New Year Celebration. In the afternoon, we open our doors to families for New Year-themed workshops and activities including dumpling making, storytelling, and lantern-making. In the evening, adults and families alike are welcome to a party featuring a lion dance, food, and live music

FAMILY WORKSHOP TICKETS:
MEMBER: ADULT $15; CHILDREN $5
NON-MEMBER: ADULT $20; CHILDREN $5
PATRON MEMBER: FREE
Price includes entry to one workshop and the concert

CONCERT TICKETS:
MEMBER: $10
NON-MEMBER: $20
PATRON MEMBER: FREE