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Spring Into Norouz! Celebrate the Persian New Year Family Day

Norouz, the Persian New Year, marks the beginning of spring. Discover the spirit of Norouz with traditional music, dance and crafts from Central Asia and Iran. Enjoy music and storytelling with Aitak Ajangzad; shadow puppet and folklore games with Maryam Mehrjui; J-Hoon Music and Dance 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 at 2:30 pm.

Presented in association with Pardis for Children.

Ongoing activities, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

— Discover the haft-seen table, a Persian tradition for celebrating the New Year.

— Decorate eggs and grow your own sprouts!

— Calligraphy with Fahim Somani and His Highness the Aga Khan Council for the Northeastern United States

Family Programs at Asia Society are supported by  

Part of CelebrASIA NYC, a collaboration among leading cultural institutions to introduce children to Asian festivals and themes.


Event Details

Sat 16 Mar 2013
1:00pm - 4:00pm

725 Park Avenue, New York, New York

$5 students, seniors, children, $7 members (Dual Family members FREE), $12 nonmembers