Family Day: Spring Into Nowruz — Celebrate the Persian New Year 2018!

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Nowruz

Photo by Ellen Wallop

Nowruz, the Persian New Year, marks the beginning of spring. Discover the spirit of Nowruz with traditional music, dance and crafts from Central Asia and Iran.

Schedule of Events:

J Hoon Music Ensemble

12 p.m.: Music and Dance by J-Hoon Music Ensemble
The J-Hoon Musical Ensemble, a Kurdish youth dance company from New York City, will introduce the joyous and vibrant culture of the Kurdish people of Western Iran through a colorful display of song and dance. Their sparkling outfits, colorful scarves, and upbeat music create a dazzling visual and auditory effect, and express the joy and enthusiasm of spring, while paying homage to a rich heritage that has been passed down for over two millennia from one generation to the next.

2:30 pm: Singing Bird, Musical Play
“Singing Bird” is a musical play that takes children on a journey to discover Nowruz and its celebrations.

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Ongoing Arts and Craft Activities on the 8th Floor

• Interactive Hafseen Table

• Create Persian tiles and plates

• Decorate your own Nowruz tote bag

• Stamp project with Persian motifs

• Make decorative birds and flowers

• Enjoy a Nowruz Photobooth and a beautiful “Persian Garden” installation!

 

Family programs at Asia Society are supported by The Coca-Cola Company.

Co-presented by Pardis for Children

Event Details

Sat 17 Mar 2018
12 - 4 p.m.

Asia Society
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021

Buy Tickets
$5 students, seniors, children; $7 members; $12 nonmembers. Dual Family members FREE: Please call 212.327.9304 for dual family member tickets
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