Chinese New Year Family Celebration
February 1 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Chinese Embassy. Help ring in the Year of the Rat with a variety of performances and activities. Enjoy Chinese ribbon dancing, acrobatic yo-yo performances, and an interactive magic show.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & G Streets, NW
Artists from the city of Shenzhen demonstrate ink finger-printing, wood printing, and how to make hands-on shadow puppets and dough figurines. Check out calligraphy demonstrations by the Confucius Institute at George Washington University, and paper cutting and envelope making with the Confucius Institute at George Mason University. Go on an art scavenger hunt, create your own New Year craft, and enjoy delicious treats available for purchase at the Courtyard Café. Let’s “awaken the lion” and celebrate the New Year!
The Chinese New Year Family Festival is presented in partnership with Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and the Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Culture, Sports, Tourism, Radio and Television, and is part of the Lunar New Year DC celebration with the Freer Sackler and the Kennedy Center.
Image credit: Bruce Guthrie