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2017 Chinese Lunar New Year Festival to celebrate the Year of the Rooster at Smithsonian American Art Museum


Jan 26, 2017

SOURCE: Smithsonian American Art Museum

WHAT: Chinese New Year Festival

Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11:30 AM
Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3 PM

WHERE: Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC 20001

WHEN Saturday, January 28, 2017, 11:30am – 3pm
CATEGORIES Celebrations, Kids & Families
LOCATION American Art Museum
EVENT LOCATION Kogod Courtyard
COST Free.
Join SAAM as we open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community for the 2017 Lunar New Year and celebrate the Year of the Rooster! Help us “awaken the lion” and ring in the New Year. Enjoy a variety of activities and demonstrations throughout the day including: traditional paper cutting; bristle dolls; dough sculpting; a display of painting the inside of snuff bottles by Beijing Folk Artists; calligraphy demonstrations with the Confucius Institute at George Washington University; mask coloring and New Year card making with the Confucius Institute at George Mason University; an art scavenger hunt; plus red paper lantern making, coloring sheets, and rooster crafts.

Full Schedule of Events

11:30a—12p Lion Awakening Ceremony and Dance
Yong Han Lion Dance Troupe
(John Hopkins University)
12—12:15p Lion Parade
Yong Han Lion Dance Troupe
(John Hopkins University)
12:15—12:40p Traditional Chinese Music
Beijing Chinese Orchestra (China)
12:50—1:20p Acrobatics
Beijing Acrobats (China)
Ice Dancing
Ancient Stunts
Rug Spinning
1:30—2:00p Peking Opera
Beijing Opera Art’s College (China)
The Drunken Beauty, performed by Xu Cui
Jade Bracelet, performed by Lu Hongyu
Storming the Sea Palace, performed by Li Dan
2:15—2:45p Acrobatics
Beijing Acrobats (China)
Straw-Hat Throwing
Drum Tap Dancing
Lion Dance

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

Photo credit: Bruce Guthrie



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