Moon over Manhattan- Celebrate the Lunar New Year!

Moon over Manhattan- Celebrate the Lunar New Year!

Dragon dance at Asia Society Family Benefit, 2009.

Don't miss one of New York's most exciting Lunar New Year celebrations! Enjoy a professional Dragon Dance followed by a special Kung Fu demonstration, an excerpt from the Peking opera classic Journey to the West, Chinese paper cutting, origami, and many more activities inspired by Lunar New Year traditions.

A special kid's menu will be available in our Garden Court Caf??'advance reservations are highly recommended. (For reservations, please call the Caf?? Manager 24 hours in advance at 212-570-5202.)

Schedule:

1:00 pm
Dragon Dance and Kung Fu demonstration.

2:00 pm
Chinese Theater Works presents: "Monkey King Steals the Heavenly Peaches," an excerpt from the Peking Opera classic Journey to the West. The Monkey King is a prankster, a shape-shifting magician, and unbeatable martial artist—picture Jackie Chan, Superman, and Bugs Bunny rolled into one! For more about Journey to the West, visit http://kids.asiasociety.org/stories.

3:15 pm
Meet New York City based illustrator Justin Roth! Justin will be reading from his book The Year of the Tiger: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac.

Shop AsiaStore for The Year of the Tiger and other recommended "Moon Over Manhattan" titles

1:00 - 4:00 pm<br>* Learn Chinese paper-cutting<br>* Make origami<br>* Create 3D animal zodiac books<br>* Try on a lion dance costume

Event Details

6 February 2010
8:00am - 11:00am

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

Free with gallery admission. Under 16 free.