Lunarfest 2016 in New Haven

The New Haven Museum is teaming up with the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University and the Yale-China Association, to co-host Lunarfest 2016. On February 6th, the event will revolve around the celebration of the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Monkey. The event offers fascinating hands-on workshops, talks, and performances for all ages, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All activities are free and open to the public, though space is limited for some activities and registration is required on their website.

Head on over to Whitney Avenue, between Grove Street and Trumbull Street, where the Lunarfest with begin with a colorful lion dance at 10 a.m. From there, the fun moves indoors to three locations: the New Haven Museum (114 Whitney Ave.), The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University, Luce Hall (34 Hillhouse Ave), and the Yale-China Association (442 Temple St). Activities include children’s arts and crafts; calligraphy; enchanting music; dance lessons, Chinese lantern making; Chinese clothing and design; language classes; Chinese dining etiquette; food and tea sampling; art demonstrations; exhibits, and more. For the full schedule.

The New Haven Museum is currently celebrating 150 years of collecting, preserving and interpreting the history and heritage of Greater New Haven. Through its collections, exhibitions, programs and outreach, the Museum brings 375 years of New Haven history to life. For more information visit their website.