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FESTIVAL OR SPECIAL PROGRAM

Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Rooster

Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

May art bring you good fortune! Mark the Year of the Rooster, one of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac, with performances, interactive gallery activities, and artist-led workshops for all ages.

Schedule of Activities

Performances
Sesame Street Puppeteers Featuring Alan Muraoka
11–11:30 am
Floor 1, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Chinese Opera Performance by Qian Yi
11:30 am–12 pm, 12:30–1 pm, 1:30–2 pm
Floor 2, Asian Art, Gallery 217, The Astor Court

Lunar New Year Parade   
12–12:30 pm
Floor 1, Great Hall

Photo Op with Sesame Street Puppeteers
12–1 pm
Ground floor, Carson Family Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education

Balinese Music with Gamelan Dharma Swara
12:30–1 pm, 1:30 pm–2 pm, 2:30–3 pm
Floor 1, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, Gallery 354

Music from China Youth Orchestra, Conducted by Wang Guowei
12:30–1 pm
Floor 1, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Lunar New Year Performances
2–3 pm, 4–5 pm
Floor 1, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Traditional Chinese Music with Mingmei Yip
2:30–3 pm, 3:30–4 pm, 4:30–5 pm
Floor 2, Asian Art, Gallery 217, The Astor Court

Art Activities and Gallery Demonstrations: Drop in anytime

Collaborative Rooster
11 am–5 pm
Ground floor, Carson Family Hall, Uris Center for Education

Year of the Rooster: Drawing Station
11 am–5 pm
Floor 1, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, Gallery 352, The Benenson Gallery

Year of the Rooster: Paper-Folding Station
11 am–5 pm
Floor 1, Arms and Armor, Gallery 371, Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Arms and Armor Court

Year of the Rooster: Button-Making Station
11 am–5 pm
Floor 2, Asian Art, Gallery 208

How Did They Do That? Vietnamese Drums
11 am–5 pm
Floor 2, Asian Art, Gallery 241, Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries

Celebration Postcards
11 am–5 pm
Floor 2, Asian Art, Gallery 233, Arts of Korea Gallery

Four Seasons Tea Gatherings (Best for ages 6 and up)
12–4 pm
Ground floor, Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Uris Center for Education

Chinese Opera Masks with the Children’s Museum of Manhattan
12–5 pm
Ground floor, Carroll Classroom, Uris Center for Education

Golden Silla Crowns with The Korea Society
12–5 pm
Floor 2, Asian Art, Gallery 206, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Comics Workshop with SIUNIVERSE MEDIA
12–5 pm
Floor 2, Asian Art, Gallery 209, The Astor Forecourt

Hand-Pulled Noodle Demonstration with Chef Zhang
1:30–2 pm, 2:30–3 pm, 3:30–4 pm
Ground floor, Studio, Uris Center for Education

Storytime and More!

Quiet Spaces
11:30 am–4:30 pm
Floor 1, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, Gallery 353
Floor 2, Asian Art, Gallery 229, Arts of Japan, The Sackler Wing Galleries

Tot Spot (Best for ages 1–8)
12–5 pm
Ground floor, Nolen Library, Uris Center for Education

Bilingual Storytelling (Best for ages 3 and up)
1–1:30 pm, 2–2:30 pm
Ground floor, Nolen Library, Uris Center for Education

ASL Storytelling Performance (Best for ages 3 and up)
3–3:30 pm, 4–4:30 pm (in ASL with voice interpretation)
Floor 2, Asian Art, Gallery 227, Arts of Japan, The Sackler Wing Galleries

For Adults

Collection Chat: A Chinese Painting
1–3 pm, new chat every 30 minutes
Floor 2, Asian Art, Gallery 213, Frances Young Tang Gallery

Collection Chat: A Cambodian Sculpture
1–3 pm, new chat every 30 minutes
Floor 2, Asian Art, Gallery 249, Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries

Collection Chat: A Chinese Opera Robe
1–3 pm, new chat every 30 minutes
Floor 3, Asian Art, Gallery 220, Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries for Chinese Decorative Arts

Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Rooster is made possible by the Great Circle Foundation and the Tiger Baron Foundation.

It is presented in cooperation with Cool Culture.

All Upcoming

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