Families with Children from China New England

FCCNE celebrates the Year of the Monkey at the MFA Boston!

  • 06 Feb 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
  • Museum of Fine Arts Boston


  • Register free and plan to meet up with other FCCNE members at the celebration at the MFA!

Registration is closed

Join us at the 2016 Lunar New Year Celebration at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston!

Free admission for all!

Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to ring in the Year of the Monkey! Explore Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese traditions while enjoying activities, demonstrations, and performances throughout the day. It's a big festival that lasts all day with something for all ages. Please see the detailed schedule below to plan your visit.

FCCNE Registration is FREE: You do NOT need to register with us in order to attend this free event - but you can register to help facilitate plans to meet up with other FCCNE families at the festival! Plan a New Year reunion with old friends and come down.

Special Events:

Community Arts Initiative Partner Spotlight 10 am–4 pm; Shapiro Family Courtyard

The Art of Tết: Vietnamese Lunar New Year Noon–1 pm; Alfond Auditorium

Pop-Up Performance: Syncopasian 1:30-1:45 and 2:30-2:45 pm; Gallery 268

Lion Dance: Gund Kwok 1:30-2:15 pm and 3:30-4:15 pm; Remis Auditorium

WordSong presents Dawn 2:30–3:15 pm; Alfond Auditorium

Tours and Walks:

Family Art Walks 10:15, 10:30, 10:45, 11, 11:15, 11:30, 11:45 am, and Noon; Meet at Sharf Visitor Center
American Sign Language Highlight Tour 10:30 am; Meet at Sharf Visitor Center
Mandarin Highlight Tour: Art of Asia 11:30 am; Meet at Sharf Visitor Center
Spotlight Talks: Art of Asia 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, and 3:30 pm; Galleries 176, 179, 271, 274, and 285 ASL interpretation available 2–3:30 pm.
MFA Guide Available at all ticket desks and Sharf Visitor Center 


Gong-Fu 10:30–11 am and Noon–12:30 pm; Shapiro Family Courtyard
Saebae 11 am–Noon, 1–2, and 3–4 pm; Riley Seminar Room
Meditation of the Monkey Mind 10:30–11 am and 1–1:30 pm; Gallery 280

Art Making Activities:

Monkey Puppets 10 am–4 pm; Gallery 168
Bok Jumoni 10 am–4 pm | Shapiro Family Courtyard
Chinese Hand Drums 10 am–4 pm | Education Center in Druker Family Pavilion, Room 159
Family Art Cart 10 am–4 pm, Sharf Visitor Center

For more information on the MFA Lunar New Year please go to: www.mfa.org/programs/series/lunar-new-year-celebration

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