We are members of the Asia Society and big fans of their kid and adult activities. Just found out about an entire calendar of activities planned in NYC for January through March 2011. I can’t wait to celebrate with the entire family. Here are the listings and dates. You can check out www.celebrasia.org for details, such as times, locations and ticket prices.
CelebrASIA NYC: New Year’s Festivities for Families
Japan’s New Year’s Day Celebration – Jan 16
Celebrate Japan’s New Year’s holiday with lion dancing accompanied by live taiko drumming. There will be many traditional New Year’s activities for children, including New Year’s calligraphy, kite-making, funny face game, card matching game and traditional rice pounding.
Korean New Year – Jan 22
Celebrate the Korean New Year at the Korea Society. Sample traditional rice cakes, practice the New Year’s bow, learn how to play yut nori and enjoy craft activities such as kite making.
Moon over Manhattan – Jan 29
Ring in the Lunar New Year at Asia Society. Enjoy special performances and traditional craft actitivies inspired by Lunar New Year traditions throughout Asia.
Chinese New Year’s Day – Feb 6
Kicking off the Year of the Rabbit will be a lion dance, held in front of China Institute on East 65th Street at 11 am. After the lion dance, we have an exciting day of events planned for families, with lion mask-making and dumpling-making as well a holiday food tasting.
Himalayan New Year Celebration – March 5
Celebrate the Himalayan New Year with a day of art, crafts, food, music and more at the Rubin Museum of Art. Contribute to a giant collaborative mandala, mix up dough and make balls to fill with special messages for your friends, construct colorful butter sculptures, explore the galleries on an amazing drama tour, and enjoy traditional music performances.
Spring into Norouz – March 12
Norouz, the Persian New Year, marks the beginning of spring. Discover the spirit of Norouz with traditional music, dance and crafts from Central Asia and Iran.
That’s IT Mommy friend, Jill
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