Monday, January 28, 2013

Penn Museum Welcomes the Year of the Snake: The Annual Chinese New Year Celebration

Penn Museum Welcomes the Year of the Snake:
The Annual Chinese New Year Celebration

Saturday, February 2, 2013


Join the nearly one-sixth of the world’s population that celebrates Chinese New Year and ring in (or slither on into) the Year of the Snake! Penn Museum celebrates the most important Chinese holiday of the year with the its 32nd annual Chinese New Year Celebration on Saturday, February 2, 2013, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. It’s a day filled with music and dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, Feng Shui and folk tale presentations, children's activities—and the grand finale lion dance. The festivities are free with Museum admission donation ($12 general admission; $10 senior citizens [65+] and military personnel; $8 students [with ID] and children [6 to 17]; free for children under 6, members, and PennCard holders).

Activities for children and families abound in the Museum’s Chinese Rotunda at the Chinese Art Marketplace, from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. Families can create a Year of the Snake craft and visitors can experience demonstrations by area artists and learn more about Chinese New Year traditions. The Museum’s Chinese Collection, housed in the Rotunda, offers attendees a look at the artistic achievements of the Chinese with artifacts including a famous crystal ball, paintings on silk, jade and coral figurines, bronze vessels, stone sculptures, glazed pottery, and more.



    For more information: www.penn.museum.

Location: 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

This event is appropriate for: the whole family
    Cost: The festivities are free with Museum admission donation ($12 general admission; $10 senior citizens [65+] and military personnel; $8 students [with ID] and children [6 to 17]; free for children under 6, members, and PennCard holders).

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