January 21 | 1pm, 2pm, 3pm | In-Person | 12 Fulton Street | Free
To celebrate the Lunar New Year, join the Seaport Museum and skilled teaching artists from the New York Chinese Cultural Center for one of three delightful 45-minute workshops exploring the art of Chinese Calligraphy and its importance to the Lunar New Year.
Using a traditional calligraphy brush, participants will be instructed on how to write simple characters while exploring the relationship between ancient Chinese pictographs and their modern-day ideographs. Together, we will learn the evolution of the Chinese characters that tie to fish, the sea, and a prosperous New Year.
While primarily designed for children ages 7–12, these workshops are open to all ages for free.
Capacity is limited, and advanced registration is required. Be sure to review the latest COVID-19 protocols.
If a workshop session is at capacity at the time of registration, you are encouraged to try our in-person cancellation line, starting 10 minutes before each workshop.
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Start the day with an inspiring Chinese Lion Dance at 12:30pm on the cobblestones, as part of the neighborhood’s annual Lunar New Year festivities. For more details, click below.
After the dance, come inside and warm up in the Seaport Museum’s introductory galleries while creating your own Nautical Chinese Lion Chain. Learn more and register below.
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