Language Demo Class – 10:00-11:00 am
In this beginner class, children will be introduced to Mandarin language and Chinese culture through songs, stories, games and art projects in a student-centered classroom environment.
Dance Workshop – 11:15 am-12:00 pm
Children will learn some fun Chinese words through movement and dance in this workshop led by our beloved
dance instructor Ling Tang.
The Palace is like a Big Forest – 12:30-1:30 pm
Through games, activities, and animated videos children will learn about the grand Forbidden City, the beauties of nature, and how nature can inspire and nurture us. This workshop is designed for children in grades 3-5.
How Are You, Mr. Emperor? – 2:00-3:00 pm
What was it like to be a Chinese emperor? Was it all work or all play? In this interactive workshop, children will learn about the daily life of an emperor, how it compares to their own, and what it takes to be a good leader. This workshop is designed for children in grades 3-5.
Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
FREE to attend, but space is limited. For questions or to register for the open house workshops or demo classes, please contact Ms. Valerie Ong at 212-744-8181 ext. 110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please email email@example.com or call 212-744-8181, ext. 110 for inquiries.
Students will learn the songs:
Music Instructor: Zhang Le, jazz singer and composer, leads a wave of Chinese artists bringing the power of traditional Chinese musical arts to American jazz. Le was lauded by Oscar-winning composer Tan Dun as “a rising young star with a remarkable gift” for their collaboration on the Zen Shaolin Project.
Dance Instructor: Tang Ling, an experienced dance instructor and choreographer, holds an M.S. in arts administration from Columbia University and a B.A. in dance and intercultural performing arts from the University of Maryland-College Park.
Sundays, May 4 – May 25, 2014, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
For children ages 5 to 10
Members: $50 / session per student
Non-members: $60 / session per student
For more information about the workshop series, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 744-8181, ext. 110.
Inside we will also be holding a reception with New Year dumplings and other treats. If you sign up for one of the following language programs at our reception, you will receive a $50 discount off the tuition fee!
Sunday, February 2
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Adults ~ Members: $10; Non-members: $15
Children under 12 ~ $5
for Family Workshop ticket holders
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Option 1: Paper Cutting Workshop
Option 2: Gallery Tour and Calligraphy Workshop II
1 Workshop Session
Members: $40 per family of two, $25 for individuals;
Non-members: $50 per family of two, $30 for individuals
2 Workshop Sessions
Members: $70 per family of two, $40 for individuals;
Non-members: $80 per family of two, $50 for individuals
For hundreds of years, the dumpling has been the culinary symbol of the Chinese New Year. All across northern China, families turn their kitchens into veritable dumpling factories, churning out dumplings for family banquets. The small, pork-filled dish provides a tasty and tangible expression of the good luck the family hopes for in the coming year. Participants in our workshop experience this time-honored tradition for themselves, wrapping their own dumplings and then eating the results! We’ll also offer chicken and vegetarian dumplings.
Just as we hang bell ornaments on Christmas Eve, and light the Menorah on the first night of Hanukkah, Chinese people since the Song Dynasty have been celebrating the Spring Festival by pasting couplets on each side of their doorposts. These Spring Festival couplets are generally written in calligraphy on red paper, and are used to bring good luck to the home. Join us in this traditional Chinese practice to welcome the Year of the Horse! Also enjoy a docent-led gallery tour of our current exhibition, Inspired by Dunhuang: Re-creation in Contemporary Chinese Art.
Celebrating a long history, paper cutting was one of the main forms of arts among people in China after the invention of paper in the Han Dynasty. People express their passion for life and eternal happiness through the intricate papercuts even until today. Learn about this unique craft and make your own papercuts with your family.
This event is a part of CelebrASIA NYC New Year’s Festivities. Members of collaborating institutions (Asia Society, Flushing Town Hall, Japan Society, The Korea Society, the Museum of Chinese in America, and the Rubin Museum of Art) can purchase member discounted tickets for this event using a promotional code. To purchase tickets using the promotional code, please contact Tracie Xiong at email@example.com or 212-744-8181, ext. 143. For information about CelebrASIA NYC visit www.celebrasia.org.
For more information and registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-744-8181, ext. 110.
The School of Chinese Studies has been chartered since 1944 by the University of the State of New York. The School admits students without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, or ethnic or national origin.