Enter the (Year of the) Dragon

Photo by Paul Hu

You’re guaranteed to have a bang-up time at the University of Pennsylvania Museum’s 19th annual Chinese New Year Celebration Feb. 5.

But before the traditional fireworks that cap the Lion Dance finale, there’s plenty of educational and fun things to see and do at the daylong festival. Music and dance performances, arts and crafts workshops, vegetable carving with chef Joe Poon (photo), and demonstrations of tai chi, kung fu, qi gong and falun gong are among the dozens of activities taking place at the celebration. The Museum Cafe, Museum Shop and Pyramid Shop will feature Chinese items as well.


CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, 33rd and Spruce streets. Admission $5, students/seniors $2.50, Museum members/children under 6/PennCard holders free. Info: visit www.upenn.edu/museum or call 215-898-4000.


Originally published on February 3, 2000