Lunar New Year 2024
Celebrate the fifth animal sign in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. Dragons, according to Chinese astrology, are powerful, endlessly energetic, and full of vitality; they are goal-oriented yet idealistic and romantic. They know exactly who they are and possess the keenest sense of self among the 12 zodiacs.
Festivities begin with the colorful ceremonial Lion Dance. Make dragon drums and dragon puppets in our family art workshops, and learn the art of origami (paper folding). Enjoy performances of Chinese folk dances, Indonesian gamelan music and dance, and a demonstration of the ancient art of Tai Chi. A samulnori piece by the New York Korean Performing Arts Center youth group rounds out the afternoon’s program. At 2pm, enjoy a special showing of The Sky Tonight: The Skylore of China that features traditional Chinese constellations.
All workshops and performances are free with general admission. Planetarium shows and Glenview historic home tours are ticketed.
The Hudson River Museum acknowledges our community partners, the OCA Asian Pacific American Advocates, Westchester and Hudson Valley Chapter, and the Greenburgh Evergreen Club, a Chinese senior organization based at the Theodore Young Community Center.
Schedule of Programs
11am–4pm — Family Art Workshop: Dragon Drums
11am–4pm — Family Art Workshop: Dragon Puppets
11:30am — Traditional Lion Dance
12–4pm — Origami and Calligraphy
12–4pm — Family Science Workshop: 100 Years of Galaxies
12:30pm — Planetarium Show: Four Tales of the Sky
1pm — Gilded Age Glenview: Historic Home Tour
1pm — Chinese Folk Dances
2pm — Indonesian Music and Dance
2pm — The Sky Tonight: The Skylore of China
3pm — Gilded Age Glenview: Historic Home Tour
3pm — Tai Chi
3:30pm — Planetarium Show: Birth of Planet Earth
4pm — Korean Samulnori