Lunar New Year celebration, 2017 (all images courtesy Queens Museum)

Lunar New Year celebration, 2017 (all images courtesy Queens Museum)

This Sunday, the Queens Museum will host their annual Lunar New Year Celebration for Families, celebrating the year of the pig with the New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCCC). The event will feature folk dance and traditional arts and crafts, along with scheduled performances and workshops.

From 1–2pm, there will be a Chinese Kung fu demonstration, Chinese dance performances, and classical musical performances played on traditional Chinese instruments, all put on by artists and students from NYCCC’s School of the Arts. At 2 pm, there will be an ink brush painting workshop led by an instructor from the NYCCC, and from 1:30–4:30, Queens Museum educators will lead a lantern-making workshop as they tell stories about the Chinese zodiac.

Lunar New Year celebration, 2017

The New York Chinese Cultural Center, founded in 1974, is a performing arts and education organization promoting the understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture. More information, along with a schedule of events, can be found on the Queens Museum website here.

When: Sunday, February 3, 1–4:30 pm

Where: Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

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