Friday, February 01, 2008

Upcoming: Lunar New Year Celebration at the BBG

The Brooklyn Botanical Garden is hosting a Lunar New Year's celebration on Sunday (2/3) from 10AM-4:30PM. They write:
Because plants are such an important element of a traditional Lunar New Year celebration, the Garden is the ideal setting to welcome 4705. Plants native to China, Korea, and Vietnam in Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s outstanding collections will be featured on Chinese- and English-language guided tours in the Steinhardt Conservatory. And examples of these plants, including peach blossoms, citrus trees, flowering quince, and other seasonal flowers, will be available for purchase at a traditional flower market.

Visitors will also experience the sensory delights of Asian cultures through music, dance, food, and fine art. And the stunning plants in BBG’s collection will be the inspiration for kids’ and adults’ craft workshops. Kids will be able to create paper versions of New Year flowers, make citrus sachets using material from culturally significant plants, and pot up a lucky bamboo stalk while learning about its historical meaning in parts of Asia...The Year of the Rat will be welcomed with a full lineup of exciting entertainers, including spectacular music and dance performances for the whole family by some of the most renowned Asian performance groups in the world—including Red Silk Dancers, Korean Traditional Music and Dance Institute of New York, and Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera.
A lot more info about the activities is available by clicking here. The event is indoors.



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