Asia Society Rings in Year of the Dog During Annual Lunar New Year Celebration

Asia Society celebrated Lunar New Year with a day filled with crafts, dancing, traditional music, and more, for both kids and parents to enjoy. This year, the Moon Over Manhattan Lunar New Year celebration featured a special salmulnori percussion performance from the New York Korean Traditional Marching band, kung fu demonstrations and lion dancing by Bo Law Kung Fu, and variety of theater and music from Chinese Theatre Works.

During the performances, attendees were free to check out Asia Society Museum's exhibitions and take part in making art of their own. Crafts included puppet making, mask painting, Tibetan butter sculptures, clay dog charms by Syma, and Tibetan sand mandalas. 

Take a look at the photos below for some of the highlights from the festivities!

Asia Society Lunar New Year 2018

Performers and celebrants participate in mask-making crafts at Asia Society New York on February 17, 2018. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Asia Society Lunar New Year Family Day

Asia Society New York celebrates Lunar New Year with a full day of family-friendly live music, performances, crafts, and more on February 17, 2018. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Asia Society New York Lunar New Year 2018

Children create dragon puppets in celebration of Lunar New Year at Asia Society New York on February 17, 2018.(Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Asia Society Lunar New Year 2018

New York Bo Law Kung-Fu martial arts school takes center stage to perform a traditional Lion Dance followed by an interactive Kung Fu demonstration at Asia Society New York on February 17, 2018. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Asia Society Lunar New Year 2018

Parents and children participate in family-friendly themed Lunar New Year crafts at Asia Society New York on February 17, 2018. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Asia Society Lunar New Year 2018

An attendee takes a break from crafting to try on a traditional lion head used for lion dancing at Asia Society New York on February 17, 2018. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Asia Society Lunar New Year 2018

The Chinese Theatre Works troupe perform excerpts from traditional Peking Opera at Asia Society New York on February 17, 2018. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Asia Society Lunar New Year 2018

A unique Yangzhou style rod puppet long ribbon dance performance brought to Asia Society New York by Chinese Theatre Works on February 17, 2018. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Asia Society New York Lunar New Year 2018

A performer from the NY Korean Traditional Marching Band smiles during their performance at Asia Society New York on February 17, 2018. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Asia Society Lunar New Year 2018

Chinese Theatre Works Kun Opera performers take the stage as part of the Lunar New Year festivities at Asia Society New York on February 17, 2018. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Asia Society Lunar New Year 2018

Audiences enjoy traditional Chinese music provided by Chinese Theatre Works at Asia Society New York on February 17, 2018. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Asia Society Lunar New Year 2018

Bo Law Kung Fu's traditional lion dance performers make their way through Asia Society New York's building atrium on February 17, 2018. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)