For Kids & Families, Weekend Festivals

Lunar New Year

Weekend Festival

Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 10am - 4pm

Location: Peabody Essex Museum

Lunar New Year

Join us as we celebrate the Year of The Snake, the most cunning and sly of all Chinese Zodiac creatures.


10 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm

Springy Snakes
East India Marine Hall


Snake Train!
East India Marine Hall

Don't miss the chance to collaborate on the creation of a large snake sculpture using silk fabric and ribbons.


10:45 - 11:30 am

Diabolo, Drumming & Folk Dances
Atrium | For all ages

The Chinese Folk Art Workshop presents traditional dances to celebrate the New Year, and performs tricks with the diabolo, the traditional Chinese yo-yo.


11:30 - 12 pm

Lion Dance
Atrium | For all ages

Gund Kwok Asian Women Lion and Dragon Dance Troupe return to PEM to perform the traditional Lion Dance.


12:15-1 pm

East India Marine Hall

Come see a demonstration of live snakes big and small with our friends from Curious Creatures.


1-2:30 pm

Gallery Spot: Silk
second floor near Japanese Art Gallery

Drop by the exhibition Fish, Silk, Tea, Bamboo: Cultivating an Image of China where a museum educator will explore hidden symbols in an incredible silk robe.


1:30 - 2 pm and 3:30-4 pm

Tales of the New Year
Morse Auditorium | For children ages 3 and up with adult
Tickets available at admissions desk on day of program

Join award-winning educator Li Min Mo as she tells lively stories of the Lunar New Year zodiac and sings traditional Chinese rhymes and songs.


2:30-3:15 pm

New! Cubs Lion Dance
East India Marine Hall

Part of the Gund Kwok Dance Troupe, the Cubs are ages 6-9 and have mastered the Lion Dance.


Made possible by the Lowell Institute


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