Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 10:00a -
Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970
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Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 10 am–4:30 pm
Join us for games, art making and other traditions in celebration of the Year of the Dog. All programs included with admission. Guo Nian Hao!
Cubs Lion Dance
11-11:30am | Atrium
Help us kick off the festival with a lion dance performance by The Cubs of Gund Kwok. These young dancers (ages 6 to 9) have mastered the strength, skill and coordination required to perform this tradition.
Gund Kwok Lion Dance
11:30am-noon | Atrium
Gund Kowk Asian Women’s Lion Dance Troupe, the only all-women lion dance group in the country, performs this traditional dance to ward off evil for the coming year. Following their dance, talk with the performers and get up close to their costumes.
Guzheng Youth Band
Noon-1:40pm | Morse Auditorium
Seats are first-come, first-served
Join us for a performance by young masters of ancient Chinese string instruments. A non-profit organization founded in 2007, the band promotes Chinese music and culture in the u.S. and seeks to improve children’s appreciation of Chinese music.
Chinese Folk Art Workshop
1–1:45 pm | Atrium
Members of The Chinese Folk Art Workshop, all between the ages of 12 and 18, present traditional dances for the New Year. Listen to drumming, watch graceful performances, and see a diabolo (a traditional Chinese yo-yo) in action.
DROP-IN ART ACTIVITIES
Chinese Shadow Puppets
10am-4pm | Create Space Studio 1
Shadow puppetry is said to have originated in China over two thousand years ago. Create your own puppet with Jennifer DeCristoforo, artist and author of The Lucky Bamboo Book of Crafts. Then, practice your storytelling on a shadow puppet stage!
Lucky Year of the Dog Decoration
10am-4pm | Art Nook
Stop by the Art Nook to create your own tasseled Year of the Dog wall hanging, sure to bring you luck all year long.
Therapy Dog Demonstration
11am-4pm | PEM Connect
Space may be limited at times during this drop-in.
The certified dogs and trainers of ColdSprings Healing Paws Therapy Foundation will show off their skills through games, obedience demonstrations, and interactive activities. A treat for the whole family, these exceptional pups will help you understand why the Chinese zodiac associates dogs with friendliness, loyalty, and determination.
The Dog-tor is In
2pm-4pm | Atrium
Take a break with a certified therapy dog and chat with a trainer from ColdSprings Healing Paws Therapy Foundation.
3-4:30pm | Morse Auditorium
Seats are first-come, first-served. Seating begins at 2:30pm
When a radio falls from the sky, a young Tibetan Mastiff named Bodi is inspired to leave his home on Snow Mountain to follow his dream of becoming a rock musician. Based on a Chinese graphic novel, Rock Dog was co-produced by Chinese and American film studios.
2017, PG, Recommended for ages 6+