Celebrate the Year of the Pig at Snug Harbor

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    When:
    February 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm America/New York Timezone
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    Where:
    Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
    1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
    USA

    Celebrate the Year of the Pig at Snug Harbor

    Saturday, February 9, 2019
    12:00 – 3:00 pm

    Taking place at Snug Harbor,
    1000 Richmond Terrace, Building P Lobby

    TICKETS: Buy tickets here

    General Admission:
    Adults: $10
    Children: $7
    Children under 3: Free

    Snug Harbor Members:
    Adults: $8
    Children: $5
    Children under 3: Free

    Head on over to Snug Harbor to welcome the Year of the Pig with a Lunar New Year Celebration!

    Your family will enjoy treats, tales, and traditional crafts as part of one of the biggest cultural celebrations in the world.

    Learn more at this official page here…

    Your family will love:

    Storytelling: Listen to the legend of Nien, hear about the Chinese zodiac, learn the many ways we celebrate the 15 days of the Lunar New Year, and discover the traits of 2019’s Pig.

    Crafts: Kids can make a lion’s head to ward off evil spirits, create a hong bao envelope to give and receive special treats, and practice writing chun lian and fu dao with Chinese characters.

    Parade: Families can join the parade to the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden (weather permitting) and hear cymbals, drums, and pop-it firecrackers scare off evil spirits.

    Food: Enjoy a tasting of traditional foods like dumplings, spring rolls, niangao, and chrysanthemum tea. The pronunciation of niangao sounds like ‘year high,’ which symbolizes a higher income, a higher position, the growth of children, and generally the promise of a better year. It is considered good luck to eat it during the Lunar New Year period.

    Adults without kids can also participate in this immersive cultural celebration. With Ben Ng, our educator in Chinese calligraphy, you’ll enjoy more grown-up artistic activities like ink wash painting, chun lian writing, plus entry to the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden and warm refreshments.

    Be extra festive and wear red and gold when you come to Snug Harbor to celebrate theLunar New Year with us.  Gung hay fat choy!