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Lunar New Year

Come celebrate the Year of the Monkey at Independence Seaport Museum’s Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday, February 6. Explore Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese traditions while enjoying a variety of family-friendly activities and entertainment.

 All activities are included with Museum admission from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission for members. 

-Play Yut, a traditional Korean board game

-Make colorful Chinese lanterns

-Build your own Japanese Lucky Cat out of modeling clay for good luck 

-Design a Vietnamese dragon puppets

-Watch a dance performance by the Penn Chinese Dancers 

-Listen to Chinese storytelling

-Try your hand at calligraphy

-Watch a martial arts demonstration presented by Zhang Sah

-Sample Asian cuisine prepared by student chefs from the Philadelphia JNA Institute of Culinary Arts


Schedule of Events:

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.                        Cultural activities, calligraphy and food sampling

11 a.m., noon & 1:30 p.m.        Martial arts demonstrations in the Disasters Gallery

11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.  Chinese storytelling sessions in the Underwater Gallery

1 p.m.                                       Penn Chinese dancers perform in the Panoramic Theater