Lunar New Year

Thank you for joining us for Lunar New Year 2019! We hope to see you again next year. Until then, check out the many events going this winter at ISM here

Bring the whole family and join us to celebrate Lunar New Year from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn about the heritages of Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese cultures as we honor the Year of the Pig. 

 Try your hand at calligraphy with Robert Hsu, test out martial arts moves with Action Karate and Yi's Martial Arts, drum along to a special performance by KyoDaiko, and much more!

The day will be brimming with colorful activities from around the world while cultures are honored: 

  • Create your own dragon puppets, which have been a tradition in Vietnam for generations. 
  • It might be the year of the pig, but Japanese lucky cat figurines still bring good fortune for the year to come. 
  • Test your techniques in the Korean board game of Yut. 
  • Build your own Chinese lanterns.
  •  Bring in the New Year with a bang by crafting your own year of the pig drum. 

Food and drink will be available for purchase starting at noon and running for the duration of the event. 

The celebration is included with regular Museum admission. Museum Members receive free admission but a registration for Lunar New Year is appreciated in advance. Please check your emails or contact our Membership Department at 215-413-8626 or membership@phillyseaport.org to receive the special promotional code for advanced tickets. 

Want to volunteer at Lunar New Year? Contact Elisabeth Zafiris, Assistant Director of Public Programs at ezafiris@phillyseaport.org or 215-413-8621.