Creative Discovery Museum Holds Chinese New Year Celebration Feb. 24

Monday, February 12, 2018

Creative Discovery Museum celebrates the year of the Dog during its annual Chinese New Year event on Saturday, Feb. 24 from noon-4 p.m. 

Timed Events
 noon-4 p.m.: Chopstick and art activities
 noon-1 p.m.: Cooking lesson / Chinese dumpling tasting
1 p.m.: Lion dance
1:30 p.m.: Folkloric Chinese dance
2 p.m.: Martial Arts demonstration
3 p.m.: Lion dance
3:30 p.m.: Folkloric Chinese dance
4 p.m.: Chinese song

The celebration will feature the Chien Hong Lion Dance Troupe as they present two Lion Dance performances in the Museum Atrium at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The Chien Hong School’s martial arts performing group will also present a martial arts demonstration at 2 p.m. Chien Hong School Wu Guan's Chinese martial arts performing group is formed by a group of expert martial artists and is the only martial arts team that emphasizes on-stage performances.

Museum guests will also spend the afternoon celebrating with additional festive activities including constructing masks and puppets, learning how to use chopsticks and tasting a Chinese dumpling. Chattanooga-area folk dancers will also present traditional Chinese dances and routines during the event. 

“Creative Discovery Museum’s Chinese New Year event is a special time for families to celebrate a cultural tradition while engaging in a rich and colorful arts experience,” said Liza Blair, arts manager at Creative Discovery Museum. 

Funding for the artists’ performances is made possible by Arts Build and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

All activities and materials are included with Museum admission.  

For more information, call 423-756-2738.




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