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Lunar New Year Family Day

KC Chinese New Year Family Day

Saturday, February 4, 2017 10:30 AM

Family Days at the Kennedy Center Lunar New Year Celebration

Update as of 1 P.M. (2/4/17): 
Attention Family Day Attendees: We're thrilled by your enthusiasm for today's free event. Please note that due to capacity the line to enter the Atrium will close at 2:30 p.m. We hope you'll consider joining us for tonight's Millennium Stage performance featuring Beijing Acrobats at 6 p.m. (please arrive early).

FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED! Bring your entire family to a fun-filled day of activities and entertainment for all ages. Learn the arts of paper cutting, Beijing-style applique, calligraphy, sugar and bottle painting, "bristle dolls," and Chinese makeup. Play dress up and snap pictures at our Chinese costume trunk. Enjoy performances by Beijing acrobats and Chinese musicians. And much more!

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Attention Family Day Attendees: We're thrilled by your enthusiasm for today's free event. Please note that due to capacity the line to enter the Atrium will close at 2:30 p.m. We hope you'll consider joining us for tonight's Millennium Stage performance featuring Beijing Acrobats at 6 p.m. (please arrive early).

Kennedy Center Family Day
LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
Free, no tickets required!


Saturday | February 4 | 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m. | Roof Terrace Level
Bring your entire family to a fun-filled day of activities and entertainment for all ages!

  • Learn the arts of paper cutting and Beijing-style applique.
  • Celebrate the Year of the Rooster at our rooster coloring station, where you can learn your own Chinese Zodiac sign and receive a sticker to proudly display it!
  • Play dress up at our traditional Chinese costume trunk and get your picture taken at our photo booth.
  • Watch masters at work with calligraphy, sugar and bottle painting, "bristle dolls," and Chinese makeup.
  • Enjoy performance demonstrations by Beijing acrobats and Chinese musicians.
  • Say cheese next to our friendly "panda pal" character and more!
Please note: Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will still be in progress on Family Day, with service adjustments on four of six lines. Buses will replace Orange and Blue line trains between Foggy Bottom (the station closest to the Kennedy Center) and Eastern Market, so please allow extra time if you are planning to travel by Metro. See the full service announcement.