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Chinese New Year Family Celebration: The Year of the Sheep
Kick off the Year of the Sheep with a free lion dance and kung-fu demonstration in front of China Institute at 125 East 65th Street. Following the lion dance, join our workshops and activities for families inside China Institute, which include dumpling making, lantern making and gallery tours of our newest exhibition.

Sunday, February 22, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Gallery Tour and Reception – All Ages
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Food and beverages will be served

Tickets (for Gallery Tour and Reception):
Members ~ Adult: $10; Children: $5
Non-members ~ Adult: $15; Children: $5

Family Workshops (Gallery Tour and Reception included):
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Option 1: Dumpling Making Workshop 1
Option 2: Lantern Making Workshop 1

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Option 1: Dumpling Making Workshop 2
Option 2: Lantern Making Workshop 2

Tickets (For Family Workshops):
Members ~ Adult: $20; Children $10
Non-members ~ Adult: $25; Children $15

To register for ticketed events, please contact Tina Fang at or 212-744-8181, ext. 150.


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, 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 Tina Fang at or 212-744-8181, ext. 150. For information about CelebrASIA NYC visit


Spring Open House for Parents & Children
January 10, 2015, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Register for classes at our Open House and get the $50 registration fee waived!

At China Institute, we are committed to providing all our students with the best curriculum and resources that will advance their Chinese language learning. On January 10th, we will have an open house for parents and students. Please come to China Institute to:

  • • Learn about our future curriculum and teaching philosophy
  • • Find out about our selection of textbooks and teaching materials
  • • Join our demo language classes with your children
  • • Enjoy a classical Chinese short film for children

Please feel free to invite your friends and bring snacks for the event. Looking forward to see everyone!


10:00am – 10:30am: 1st Language Class Demo (for students ages 3-5)
10:45am – 11:15am: Chinese short film screening (for all ages)
11:30am – 12:00pm: 2nd Language Class Demo (for students ages 6+)

Saturday, January 10, 2015, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Tina Fang, Program Assistant, Children & Youth Programs at or call (212) 744-8181, ext. 150.

Language Open House

Language Open House
For Children & Youth Programs

China Institute invites you to join us for a free Language Open House for our fall children’s programs. During a
day filled with fun activities, parents will be able to meet our staff and teachers, while children attend language demo classes and take part in cultural workshops. Enjoy snacks while learning all about what China Institute has
to offer!


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 – CANCELLED
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 – CANCELLED
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. Tina Fang at 212-744-8181 ext. 150 or

Please email or call 212-744-8181, ext. 110 for inquiries.

Family Programs

Our cultural workshops offer both parents and their children an exciting glimpse into Chinese culture and society. Activities range from hands-on crafts workshops and dance lessons to exciting musical performances and story-telling sessions.

For more information and registration, please email or call 212-744-8181, ext. 110.

Cancellation Policy

  • We rely on your attendance to make important arrangements for the workshop. We will give full refund of the registration fee if a registrant informs us no later than 7 business days prior to the scheduled workshop. 50% of the registration fee will be refunded if a registrant informs us no later than 3 business days prior to the workshop. Refunds cannot be made within three days prior to the workshop and participant no-shows.

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