Jan 22 2017 2:00pm–4:00pm
Queens Museum New York City Building
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368
Celebrate the year of the Rooster with costumed folk dances, Lion Dance, and traditional arts & crafts. For the third year in a row, the New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCC) brings its signature program to the Queens Museum. This event will feature a 1 hour performance program featuring professional artists and students of NYCCC’s School of the Arts as well as a 1 hour visual arts demonstration.
2-3pm: NYCC Performance Program
Featuring Kung fu demonstration, Chinese ritual percussion music, dances from China’s diverse regions and ethnic groups, signature performances include run-ins with a mischievous lion, classical songs played by traditional Chinese instruments, and lively renditions of our award-winning red ribbon dance.
3-4pm: Hands-on Artmaking Workshop
An instructor from the NYCCC will demonstrate the art of Chinese calligraphy. Guests can try out the art and take home simple Chinese characters they have written themselves. The history of Chinese calligraphy is as long as that of China itself. It is one of the highest forms of Chinese art.