Photos: Asia Society Celebrates the Year of the Pig

Lunar New Year Family Day

On February 9, 2019, over 500 revelers of all ages celebrated the Year of the Pig at Asia Society's Lunar New Year Family Day. We welcomed the spring with not one, but two rollicking lion dances performed by the Bo Law Kung Fu martial arts school, kung fu demonstration, and shadow puppet performance of Cheng-Er Flies to the Moon by Chinese Theatre Works. In between performances, attendees exercised their creative muscles with a variety of hands-on crafts, including Vietnamese Dong Ho ink painting, Korean kite making, Tibetan yak butter sculptures, shadow puppet making, and clay pig figurines.

Asia Society wishes everyone a happy and healthy Year of the Pig!

Lion dance performance at Asia Society New York
A lion dance by Bo Law Kung Fu martial arts school kicks off the Lunar New Year Family Day Festivities. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Crafts at Asia Society Family Day
Dong Ho ink painting from Hoi An, Vietnam. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Crafts at Asia Society New York
A guest poses with her souvenir Vietnamese ink painting. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Crafts at Asia Society
Attendees work on shaping and decorating clay pig figurines during Family Day. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Decorating clay pig figurines
Adding an auspiciously colored layer of glitter. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Shadow puppet performance during Asia Society's Lunar New Year Family Day
Chinese Theatre Works' performance of 'Cheng-Er Flies to the Moon' incorporated live shadow puppet manipulation, narration, and musical accompaniment. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Lu Liu plays the pipa
Pipa player Lu Liu accompanies the performance of 'Cheng-Er Flies to the Moon.' (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Decorating shadow puppets at Asia Society's Family Day
Attendees decorate shadow puppets at Asia Society New York's Lunar New Year Family Day celebration. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Shadow puppet demonstration at Asia Society New York
A hands-on shadow puppet demonstration for a young fan of the discipline. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Bo Law Kung Fu martial arts school Kung Fu demonstration
Kung Fu demonstration by Bo Law Kung Fu martial arts school. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Kung Fu demonstration by Bo Law Kung Fu
Kung Fu demonstration by Bo Law Kung Fu martial arts school. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Lion dance finale
Ending the day and starting the new year with a big finish! (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)