Enter New Year: Celebrate the Cambodian New Year Family Day
Choul Chhnam Thmei marks the traditional end of the harvest season when Cambodians gather with friends and family to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Learn about Cambodian culture and traditions with music and dance performances, arts and crafts, and New Year games. Part of Season of Cambodia, a festival produced by Cambodian Living Arts.
Schedule of Activities
1:00 PM - Lila Acheson Wallace Auditorium
Cambodian New Year Games
Learn Khmer traditional games for ringing in the New Year!!
2:00 PM - Lila Acheson Wallace Auditorium
Amrita Performing Arts
Join the dancers of Amrita Performing Arts for a dance demonstration and lesson. Learn to be a monkey, a flower and more!!
3:00 PM - Lila Acheson Wallace Auditorium
Master Kong Nay
Master Kong Nay plays an instrument called “chapei dang weng” (a Cambodian long-neck lute). He will be joined by very special guest, flute player Arn Chorn-Pond
1-4PM Ongoing Activities
—Make a monkey mask or an apsara crown! (8th Floor)
—Enjoy a special Cambodian New Year’s treat! (8th Floor)
—Explore our gallery to find 5 very special Cambodian statues! (John D. Rockefeller Gallery, 3rd Floor)
Family Programs at Asia Society are supported by
Season of Cambodia lights up New York City’s cultural landscape in April and May 2013, with more than 125 artists from Cambodia for a major celebration of Cambodian arts, culture, and humanities. Distinctive works from master and emerging artists and scholars — in ritual, music, visual arts, performance, dance, shadow puppetry, film, and academic forums — will be presented by 30 of New York’s most renowned arts and educational institutions, marking an unprecedented city-wide partnership initiative to celebrate one of the world’s most vibrant and evocative cultures. Season of Cambodia is an initiative of Cambodian Living Arts.
Part of CelebrASIA NYC, a collaboration among leading cultural institutions to introduce children to Asian festivals and themes.