Family Festival: Lunar New Year

February 17, 2018 all-day

Family Festival: Lunar New Year
Howl at the moon! It’s the Year of the Dog and we are ready to celebrate. Practice ancient Chinese calligraphy, make a New Year’s wish, and dance with a lion at this joyful Family Festival!

Pop Up Play Corner: Year of the Dog
9:00 – 10:15 am
Hamilton Hall, Main Floor
Put on your imagination cap, bark and wag your tail, and learn more about your canine friends and the zodiacs.
Live Performance: Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers
10:30 AM
Hamilton Hall, Main Floor
All Ages
Join the Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (KYL/D) as they introduce some of the many traditions surrounding the Lunar New Year. KYL/D will perform Chinese classical dance, folk dance and invite families to experience Chinese culture, movement and language.
Program Room: Red Envelopes
11 AM – 2 PM
Centennial Arts Studio, Lower Level
All ages
Create works of art inspired by your trip to the museum. Fold, decorate, and add your New Year’s wish to this age-old custom.
Live Performance: Philly Suns Lion Dance Troupe
11:30, 12:15, 1:00, and 1:45
Throughout the museum and ending in Hamilton Hall, Main Floor
All Ages
Get up close and personal to this ancient tradition! Meet The Philadelphia Sun’s Lion Dance Troupe as they introduce the beauty and style of The Lion Dance.
Meet the Holidays Storytime: Lunar New Year
Sid the Science Kid Exhibition, Main Floor
All Ages
Get cozy and listen to stories, sing songs, and build literacy skills with stories celebrating the Lunar New Year.
Drop-In and Draw: Chinese Calligraphy
2 – 3 PM
Centennial Depot, Lower Level
Preschool and up with a grownup
Drop in and explore Chinese Calligraphy. Then grab some paper to practice and create your own characters to take home.
Music and Movement: End of the Day Party
Hamilton Hall, Main Floor
4:30 PM – 5 PM
All Ages
Stretch, wiggle, and move your body as we end our day with a musical party!

Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm
Christmas Eve: 11 am to 3 pm
New Year's Eve: 9 am to 3 pm
Thanksgiving & Christmas Day: CLOSED

Contact Information

Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park
4231 Avenue of the Republic
(formerly North Concourse Drive)
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Click here for directions.

Phone: 215-581-3181

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