Lunar New Year Family Festival


WHEN: Saturdayat 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM

WHERE: Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery, 800 G St NW, Washington, DC 20004


Enjoy a variety of activities and demonstrations throughout the day including: traditional paper cutting, painting, and sculpting by Henan Folk Artists; calligraphy demonstrations with the Confucius Institute at George Washington University; mask coloring and Chinese knot making with the Confucius Institute at George Mason University; stories with the DC Public Library; calligraphy by John Wang; watching Bei Bei on the Panda Cam; plus red paper lantern making, coloring sheets, and making monkey hand puppets.

FREE admission

Kogod Courtyard
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & G Streets NW, Washington, DC

Full Schedule of Events:

11:30a—12p Lion Awakening Ceremony and Dance
Yong Han Lion Dance Troupe
12—12:15p Lion Parade
Yong Han Lion Dance Troupe
12:15p—12:50p Traditional Chinese Music
Henan Performance Group (China)
Suona Solo:
“Gathering the jujubes”
“Birds Paying Homage to the Phoenix”
“The Lantern Festival”
Flute Solo:
“Drunken Fluting”
“Hanging Red Lanterns”
“Joyful Encounter”
Erhu Solo:
“New Horse Racing”
1:00p—1:25p Acrobatics
Henan Performance Group
1:40p—2:15p Traditional Chinese Music
Henan Performance Group
Pipa solo:
“New Ambush from All Directions”
Pipa and Pottery Flute:
“The Rhythm of the Ancient Time”
Sheng Solo:
“Happy Grassland”
Full Ensemble:
“Jubilance”
“Axi Dancing in the Moonlight”
“Happy Loso”
“Tone of Henan”
” Festival in the Mountain Village”
2:30p—2:50p Beijing Opera
Henan Performance Group
2:50p—3:00p Closing Dance
Yong Han Lion Dance Troupe

This program is presented in partnership with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.


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