Spring into Norouz
Spring has sprung at Asia Society! Norouz is the biggest festival of the Persian New Year and marks the beginning of spring. Join us as we celebrate this symbolic time of year with egg decorating, Kurdish dance and frame drumming workshops. Also, enjoy a sneak preview of the hilarious animated childrens program Mixed Nutz from the makers of a first norouz. Schedule: 12:00pm- 12:30pm: Traditional Kurdish Dance (Auditorium) J-Hoon Music Ensemble, a children's Kurdish dance company present vibrant traditional dances in celebration of spring. 1:00pm- 2:00pm: Mixed Nutz and a First Norouz (Auditorium) Babak is back! Babak, an Iranian-American boy, and his friends return to the big screen in the new series Mixed Nutz. Enjoy a sneak preview of episode 7 followed by the film a first norouz in which Babak discovers the meaning of Norouz when his Iranian cousins move to town. 1:30pm-3:00pm: Frame Drumming Workshop (8th floor) Learn how to play the Frame Drum! Iranian musician, Amir Vahab conducts a series of hands on frame drumming workshops. Space is limited to 15 people per class. Sign-ups will be held on Family Day. 12:00pm-3:00pm Egg decorating workshop (8th floor) Eggs play an important role during Norouz symbolizing renewal and hope. Get creative! Decorate your own egg with Persian designs and symbols of spring. ' Additional Activities (8th floor): Explore the meaning of the Haft Seen table setting and the fire jumping tradition of Chahar Chanbe Suri.