Friday, February 26, 2010

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at PEM this weekend

Join the
Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) on Saturday, February 27th to celebrate the Lunar New Year and mark the beginning of the Year of the Tiger. Enjoy a full day of festivities including film, dance, music, art activities and more. Be sure to take in the spectacular Lion Dance performances by the Gund Kwok Asian All Women’s Lion Dance Troupe, learn kung fu moves inspired by animals, explore the Museum’s galleries, and create your own Chinese paper lanterns to take home!

All programs FREE with museum admission | For reservations, please call: 978-745-9500 x3011

SATURDAY, February 27th

Flim: Kung Fu Panda | 10 am | Morse Auditorium | Reservations by February 25

Don’t miss the Oscar-nominated film, Kung Fu Panda, on the big screen! Rated PG.

Gallery Exploration | 10:30 am – 2 pm | Atrium

Learn your Chinese zodiac animal sign and then look for your animal in artwork in the galleries.

Dance Performance | 11:30 am – noon | Atrium

Enjoy a traditional Chinese dance performance by the Kwong Kow Chinese School.

Dance Performances | Noon – 12:30 pm & 2:30 – 3 pm | Atrium

See electrifying Lion Dances performed by the Gund Kwok Asian All Women’s Lion Dance Troupe.

Music Performance | 12:45–1:15 pm | Atrium

Hear the Dulcimer Ensemble from the Kwong Kow Chinese School perform in the Atrium.

Drop-in Art Activity | 1 – 4 pm | East India Marine Hall

Learn how to make Chinese paper lanterns and take home what you create.

Martial Arts Demonstration | 1:30 – 2:15 pm | Atrium

Learn how Kung Fu forms emulate animals and aspects of nature and try them for yourself.

Kung Fu Weapon Demonstration | 3:30 – 4 pm | Atrium

Examine classical kung fu weaponry through a demonstration of authentic spears, swords and more.

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