New Year Festivities for Families
January - March 2018

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.

Japan Society

New Year’s Celebration: Oshogatsu

Sunday, January 28, 1–4 PM

Celebrate the New Year Japanese-style with our Oshogatsu event filled with the traditional activities of rice pounding, calligraphy, lion dancing and more! After trying your hand at different crafts and activities, watch a taiko drumming performance at 1:30 or 2:30 pm, then join a brief post-performance audience practice session. With activities for the whole family, you are sure to ring in the New Year with great joy!

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.

The Korea Society

Family Day: Korean New Year

Saturday, February 3
Session 1: 11 AM; Session 2: 1 PM

Join us to celebrate Sollal, the Korean New Year, with a day of fun-filled family activities at The Korea Society! Enjoy storytelling, participate in arts workshops, compete in traditional games, and more! Limited space, please register in advance.

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 New Year Temple Bazaar

Saturday & Sunday, February 10 & 11, 11 AM

For centuries, people in China have celebrated the Lunar New Year in temple fairs. Bring your family to enjoy live performances, traditional crafts and fusion foods and celebrate the Year of the Dog. The 4th Annual Temple Bazaar is offered on two afternoons. Get your tickets before it's too late! Saturday only — gather at Flushing Town Hall at 8:30 am — Parade starts at Flushing Queens Library at 9:30 AM.

$5/$3 MEMBERS

China Institute

Lunar New Year for Kids

Friday, February 16, 10 AM–1 PM

Celebrate the Lunar New Year public school holiday with a free day of fun with storytelling, crafts, and snacks.

FREE ADMISSION

Chinese New Year Family Festival

Sunday, February 25, 11 AM–3 PM

Kick off the Year of the Dog with China Institute's signature New Year Celebration for families. The festival opens with a lion dance followed by New Year-themed workshops and activities including dumpling making, storytelling, lantern-making and a puppet show.

GENERAL ADMISSION: FREE
TICKETED WORKSHOPS: MEMBER: ADULT $15; CHILDREN $5; NON-MEMBER: ADULT $20; CHILDREN $5

Asia Society

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

Saturday, February 17, 1–5 PM

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

Family Day: Spring Into Nowroz!

Saturday, March 17, 1–5 PM

Nowroz, the Persian New Year, marks the beginning of spring. Discover the spirit of Nowroz 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.

Museum of Chinese in America

Lunar New Year Family Festival

Saturday, February 17, 11 AM - 4 PM

Fetch your friends and come on over to MOCA's Year of the Dog Lunar New Year Family Festival! Enjoy zodiac arts & crafts, lively dance performances, festive snacks, and timeless tales inspired by Chinese and Chinese American New Year's traditions. You're in for a pawsitively good time!

$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 MEMBERS.

Rubin Museum of Art

Losar Family Day: Himalayan New Year Celebration

Sunday, February 18, 12–4 PM

Kick off the year of the Earth Dog with your family and friends! Celebrate Losar, the Himalayan New Year, with an afternoon of art, music and food. Learn about traditional Losar celebrations, go on a family tour of the galleries, listen to Himalayan music, and explore the possibilities of your future through Losar and Earth Dog-themed activities and art projects.

FREE FOR CHILDREN AND ACCOMPANYING ADULTS