Celebrate Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year – also known as Chinese New Year – is held in late winter or early spring, based on the lunar calendar. This year it falls on February 10th, and this year will be the Year of the Dragon!

Grab & Go: Lunar New Year
Starting at 10am on Friday February 2nd, there will be Grab & Go kits available for kids ages 2-6 and in grades 1-2 to pick up and take home. Since 2024 is the Year of the Dragon, the kit will be dragon-themed – don’t miss out!

Family Storytime: Lunar New Year
At 11am on Saturday February 3rd, in Galaxy Hall, there will be a Lunar New Year storytime! We’ll read a book about celebrating the Lunar New Year, a book about how the animals of the year were chosen, and make a cool fire-breathing dragon craft to celebrate the Year of the Dragon.

Traditions of Chinese Acrobatics
At 1pm on Saturday February 10th, in the Auditorium, there will be an acrobatic performance for all ages! Come see acrobat Li Liu perform hand balancing, plate spinning, ribbon dancing, diabolos, and foot juggling; in addition to explaining some of the traditions of Chinese New Year, teaching some basic Chinese phrases, and encouraging the audience to imagine how their life might be different if they’d grown up in a different time and place.

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