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KC Chinese New Year Family Day 2019

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Lunar New Year Celebration

Free, no tickets required. All ages are welcome to this fun-filled day of activities and entertainment! Family Day is part of the Kennedy Center’s annual Lunar New Year festivities, this year celebrating the Year of the Pig with three days of festivities, including special events showcasing the arts and culture of China's Guangdong Province.

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KC Chinese New Year Family Day: Year of the Pig

FREE, No tickets required
Entry to Family Day will close at 3:30 p.m.

(See important parking and transportation advisory further below!)

All ages are welcome to this fun-filled day of activities and entertainment! Family Day is part of the Kennedy Center’s annual Lunar New Year festivities, this year celebrating the Year of the Pig with three days of festivities, including special events showcasing the arts and culture of China's Guangdong Province. The region is home to the “best mooncakes in China” and famous for the Lion Dance.

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THE DAY'S SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS

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NATIONS GALLERY:
Calligraphy Demonstration
Face Painting

NORTH ATRIUM FOYER:
Rose Medallion Painting Demonstration
Zodiac Stickers (Discover your Zodiac animal and get a sticker)

SOUTH ATRIUM FOYER:
Traditional Cantonese Opera Costume Photo Booth
Opera Costume Exhibit

ATRIUM:
Marionette Puppets (Have fun manipulating lion puppets)
Red Lantern Making
Paper Opera Masks Decoration
Opera Photo Op
Coloring: Rose Medallion, Pig, Lion Dance Coloring Sheets

TERRACE GALLERY (open 10:30 a.m.– 3:10 p.m.):
Traditional Cantonese Music Demonstrations:
10:30-10:40am
11-11:10am
11:30-11:40am
12-12:10pm
Lingnan Puppets/Contortionist Shows:
1:30-1:40pm
2-2:10pm
2:30-2:40pm
3-3:10pm

Cantonese Lion Dance will appear throughout the day

A tour of the Kennedy Center in Mandarin will be given at 11 a.m. - please meet at the Tour Desk a few minutes prior. 

IMPORTANT PARKING ADVISORY FOR FAMILY DAY:
Parking for Family Day is available to patrons on a first-come, first-served basis at standard parking rates. It is possible for the parking garage to become full on busy performance days, as this Saturday is expected to be. Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the other off-site parking available at the Watergate garage ($14) and Columbia Plaza at 2400 Virginia Avenue ($12). (Only enter the Watergate garage from New Hampshire Avenue opposite the Saudi Embassy for the $14 rate.) A free shuttle will run between the Kennedy Center and Columbia Plaza from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Convenient public transportation options are also available for getting to Family Day. Consult our parking, public transportation, and directions guide for more information, to help you get the most from your Family Day experience!

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The 2019 Lunar New Year Celebration is supported by the Department of Culture and Tourism of Guangdong Province and Administration of Culture, Radio, Film, Television, Press and Publication of Guangzhou Municipality; Embassy of the People's Republic of China; AM Capital Star, LLC and Zigong Lantern Festival & Trade Co, LTD.

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