Families with Children from China New England

Lunar New Year Festival at PEM

  • 28 Feb 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA

Performances and activities celebrate the Year of the Goat at PEM (Peabody Essex Museum) in Salem.

Pay museum admission & experience a full day of activities.

Adults $18, seniors $15, students (with ID) $10, Youth (16 and under) and Salem, Mass. residents (with ID) admitted free.


Drop-in Art Activity - Lucky Lanterns

10 am-4 pm | Studio 1 | Create Space

Lanterns are an important part of Lunar New Year celebrations. Design your own with local artist, author and illustrator Jennifer DeCristoforo.

Performance - Gund Kwok: Lion Dance

11-11:45 am | Atrium

Help us kick off the celebrations with a lion dance performance by Gund Kwok, the only all-women lion dance group in the country.

Interactive Performances - Ribbon Dance

Noon-12:30 pm and 2-2:30 pm

East India Marine Hall

Professional dancer Liwen Wang demonstrate the art of ribbon dancing.

Music and Drumming

12:30-1 pm and 2:30-3 pm

East India Marine Hall

Learn more about Chinese percussion from musician, teacher and conductor Chi-Sun Chan.

Performance - Chinese Dulcimer Guzheng Youth Band

Noon and 2 pm | Morse Auditorium

Join us for two 40-minute performances by young musicians who have mastered ancient Chinese string instruments. A nonprofit organization founded in 2007, the band promotes Chinese instrumental music and culture in the United States and seeks to improve children's appreciation of Chinese music.

Performance - Chinese Folk Art Workshop

1-1:45 pm | Atrium

Members of The Chinese Folk Art Workshop, all between the ages of 12 and 18, perform traditional Chinese dances.

Double Happiness: Celebration in Chinese Art

1-3 pm | Level 2 Gallery

Drop by and get hands on in the galleries! Explore more with our interactive Art Cart. Touch objects, experiment with art-making techniques and discover stories about the art around you.

Film - Little Shaolin Monks

3 pm | Morse Auditorium

Recommended for ages 10 and up

Seats are first-come, first-served

Peek into the mysterious world of these 6- to 9-year-olds who live in the Shaolin Temple and practice the highest form of martial arts. 2007, 45 minutes, in Chinese with English subtitles.

More information at pem.org

Families with Children from China - New England

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