Lunar New Year

Discover East Asia-Pacific Cultures and Celebrate Lunar New Year! 

Saturday, February 21

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Discover an afternoon of culture at our Lunar New Year event. The celebration will pay tribute to the year of the goat which represents good fortune and prosperity. 

Seaport Museum visitors will enjoy cultural activities, crafts, dancing and more from China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. 

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Cultural activities:

  • Korean Game of Yut
  • Chinese lanterns
  • Japanese Lucky Cat
  • Year of the Goat Craft Activity

Demonstrations and Workshops:

  • Chinese storytelling
  • Calligraphy classes

  • Martial Arts Workshop Series (for children and adults) presented by Zhang Sah
    • China: 
      • Wutang Kung fu
      • Taichi Chuan
      • Taoist Yoga
    • Japan
      • Aikido
      • Judo
      • Karate
    • Korea
      • Tae Kwon Do


  • Dance performance presented by Penn Chinese Dance Club

Food Sampling: 

  • Dumplings prepared by student chefs from the Philadelphia JNA Institute of Culinary Arts

All activities are included with regular Museum admission. Tickets available at the door. All things subject to change.


11:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Calligraphy workshop and cultural activities

11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  - Martial Arts Workshop Series every half hour

11:30 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:30 pm - Chinese storytelling sessions 

1:00 p.m. - Dance performance Qie Yin Chun Yu