Lovely Lunar Activities This Weekend

Two Girls doing Crafts at Asia Society of New York's Lunar Family Day Celebration Activities

This Chinese New Year marks the Year of the Pig.

Enjoy these Lunar New Year celebratory activities for you and your kids tomorrow (Saturday, February 9th)!

From seeing cute animals and creating crafts (lanterns, origami) to watching puppet performances and dance shows, you’ll find fun family time around the city:

At Prospect Park Zoo
(Weekends in February)

“Celebrate the festival of the new moon and animals of the Chinese Zodiac. Say hello to Prospect Park Zoo’s three little pigs. Visit Conservation Station in the Hall of Animals for special activities. Hunt for the Lunar New Year’s zodiac animals around the zoo with a special scavenger hunt to guide you. A special fortune cookie with a conservation message is your reward. Learn how the Wildlife Conservation Society is saving wildlife in China and Southeast Asia! “

3 Pigs at Prospect Park Zoo - Photo by Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS
3 Pigs at Prospect Park Zoo – Photo by Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS prospectparkzoo.com

At the Metropolitan Museum
(11:00AM to 5:00PM)

“May art bring you good fortune! Mark the Year of the Pig, one of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac, with performances, interactive gallery activities, and artist-led workshops for all ages.”

Dancers at The Metropolitan Museum's "Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Pig" Special Program
Dancers at The Metropolitan Museum’s “Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Pig” Special Program – metmuseum.org

At Queens Botanical Gardens
(12:00PM to 4:00PM)

“Celebrate the Year of the Pig at QBG with Lunar New Year themed crafts, performances, workshops, and activities for the whole family!”

DCH Lion Dance Performance - at Queens Botanical Garden - Lunar New Year
DCH Lion Dance Performance – at Queens Botanical Garden – Lunar New Year queensbotanical.org

At Asia Society of New York
(1:00PM to 5:00PM)

“Asia Society rings in the Year of the Pig with performances and traditional craft activities inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia. Activities will include a Lion Dance and kung fu demonstration, musical performances, and more.”

Two Girls doing Crafts at Asia Society of New York's Lunar Family Day Celebration Activities
Asia Society of New York’s Lunar Family Day: “Moon Over Manhattan” . AsiaSociety.org

Have a great time!