University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Annual Chinese New Year Celebration

Saturday 21 January 2017
11:00AM - 4:00PM
Penn Museum

Chinese New Year

Make some joyous noise when you call in the Year of the Rooster at the Penn Museum’s 36th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration on Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The festive day features traditional Chinese music, contemporary Asian film and Asian American art, zodiac gallery tours, tangram workshops, tai chi, falun gong and kung fu martial arts demonstrations, calligraphy, family crafts and much more—with the grand finale drums and the roar of the lion dance and parade. Activities are held in the Museum’s Rotunda, which houses one of the finest collections of monumental Chinese art in the country, and throughout the international galleries of the Museum.

New this year, the Philadelphia Asian Film Festival and the Asian Arts Initiative partner with the event, providing a taste of contemporary Asian and Asian American media and arts, while Chinese for Families returns to offer a rich hour of programming. The Epoch Times, with a Chinese edition which boasts the largest circulation among Chinese media in the United States, is media sponsor for the event.

The Celebration is the second in the Museum’s popular World Culture Day series. Families can pick up a Passport to Cultures upon arrival, or bring one they’ve started, and collect stamps to earn an invitation to a special Penn Museum Junior Anthropologist ceremony.

Free with General Admission

Chinese New Year Schedule of Events:

11:00am Chinese For Families Program
11:30 – 12:30 Drop in Calligraphy Class
12:00 Family Zodiac Tour of the Penn Museum
12:00 Lecture on Traditional Chinese Culture and Shen Yun performance
12:30 Chinese Music Demonstration and Performance
1:00 Great Wall Chinese School Folk Dance Performance
1:30 Tai Chi Workshop
2:00 – 3:15 Tangram Workshop
2:00 Chinese Music Demonstration and Performance
2:00 Performance by Chinese Arts Center Program
2:00 Philadelphia Asian Film Festival Short Films Program
2:30 Falun Gong Demonstration
3:00 Family Zodiac Tour of the Penn Museum
3:15 Kung Fu Demonstration
3:45 Lion Dance Finale

Throughout the day- Crafts, vendors, calligraphy demonstration.

Philadelphia Asian Film Festival logo
Asian Arts Initiative logo
Chinese for Families logo
The Epoch Times logo

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