New! Saturday Cultural Programs

Dance Class



Let’s MOVE and learn Chinese. The dance class is for children ages 4 to 6 years old to learn dance movements through props and songs and immersed in an interactive Chinese-speaking environment. Our carefully designed dance curriculum will help children learn fundamental skills such as memory and rhythm awareness. No prior Chinese knowledge is required for this class.

Schedule:
Saturdays, March 4 – June 17
Dates: Session I: March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8
Dates: Session II: April 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20; June 3, 10, 17
Time: 11:00AM – 11:45AM

Tickets: 1 child – $300 for 8 weeks; Sibling 5% discount

Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

Workshop size: Minimum 4; Maximum 10 participants.

To register, please contact: [email protected] or call 212.744.8181 ext. 143

Mommy & Me



Spend 45 minutes learning and exploring Chinese language with us! This is a completely immersive Mandarin Chinese class designed for both parents and children (18 months – 3 years old). Early childhood themes, basic phrases, and practical conversational skills will be taught through dance and movements. Teachers are native Chinese speakers with extensive training in dance. No prior Chinese knowledge is required for this class.

Schedule:
Saturdays, March 4 – June 17
Dates: Session I: March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8
Dates: Session II: April 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20; June 3, 10, 17
Time: 10:00AM – 10:45AM

Speaker: Mei-Yin Ng

Tickets: 1 child 1 caregiver: $300 for 8 weeks

Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

Workshop size: Minimum 4; Maximum 10 participants.

To register, please contact: [email protected] or call 212.744.8181 ext. 143

Know China – Six Dynasties

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Explore Chinese history through exclusive art projects designed for kids ages 5 & Up. Led by our experienced language teachers, participants will first have a tour of our world-class gallery exhibition, “Art in a Time of Chaos: Masterworks from Six Dynasties China, 3rd to 6th Centuries”. After the gallery tour, participants will have fun with ancient Chinese art and history through sculpturing, brush painting or making rubbings. Click here to read real stories from participants!

Schedule:
Saturdays, March 4, 11
Dates: March 4, 11
Time: 11:00AM – 12:30PM

Tickets: 1 Child:$15; Family(up to four people): $30

Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

Workshop size: Minimum 6; Maximum 20 participants.

To register, please contact: [email protected] or call 212.744.8181 ext. 143

Note: Please contact the program to register beforehand, we will be unable to open the workshop without the minimum number of students. The workshop may be cancelled if enrollment is low. Please call 212.744.8181 ext. 143 or email: [email protected] for more information and schedule update.


Past Workshops

The Silk Roads: East-West Exchange: Silk, Paper, and Porcelain
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The Silk Road is a historically important international trade route between China and the Mediterranean. Over the centuries, the Silk Roads were an important conduit for the exchange of products and technologies from China to the West. These exchanges were critical not only for the development and flowering of the great civilizations of Rome, China, and India, but they laid the foundations of our modern world.

Silk, paper, and porcelain were three of the most sophisticated products of pre-modern technology. The class will evaluate the importance of these three products as elements in cultural diffusion along the Silk Roads, and will make their own paper and bring it home!

Schedule
Saturday, March 5th, 2016
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Tickets:
1 Child: $25
1 Child + 1 Adult: $35

Location:
100 Washington Street, New York, NY 10006

Seats Limited: 20

Note:
• Open to kids of all Chinese language proficiency levels.
• Students currently registered at China Institute will enjoy 20% discount
Disclaimer: China Institute reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment.


Smell the Story, Taste the Poem– Dawn of Spring (春晓)
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Join us to appreciate Chinese classical poem of Tang Dynasty in National Poetry Month.

During the Tang Dynasty period (618-907), China was open to the outside world and embraced the new and exotic minds, which endowed poets with broad horizons, positive and unrestrained emotion, and innovative inspiration.

Meng Haoran (孟浩然) was a major poet in Tang Dynasty who had keen eye for detailed features of the natural landscape, particularly mountains and rivers, and the personal emotions. The class will read a poem from Meng with the teacher, sensing and enjoying the musical rhyme and rhythm of the poem and appreciating the beauty of the language. They will also have a chance to explore the art of Chinese landscape painting and create their own color landscape to depict the natural elements as they imagined it from reading the poem.

Schedule
Saturday, April 9th, 2016
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Tickets:
1 Child: $25
1 Child + 1 Adult: $35

Location:
100 Washington Street, New York, NY 10006

Seats Limited: 20

Note:
• Open to kids of all Chinese language proficiency levels.
• Students currently registered at China Institute will enjoy 20% discount
Disclaimer: China Institute reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment.


Storytime (故事会): Three Kingdoms–Borrowing Arrows with Straw Boats
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The Three Kingdoms 《三国演义》, written by Luo Guanzhong (罗贯中) in the 14th century, is one of the most famous Chinese historical novel based upon events in the turbulent years near the end of the Han Dynasty and the Three Kingdoms era of China. In the third century A.D., China was divided into three areas, Shu-Han (in the west), Wei (North), and Wu (South). This chaotic period ended in 280 A.D. when Wu was defeated by Jin. The Three Kingdoms period was considered to be a special historical period full of iconic characters and sophisticated military strategies. All these characters and strategies reflect Chinese intelligence, culture, and philosophy.

In this class, the teacher will read one of the most well-known stories, ‘Borrowing Arrows with Straw Boats’ 《草船借箭》, exploring characters and military strategies from the story. At the end of the class, the teacher will play a short movie based on the story.

Schedule
Saturday, May 7th, 2016
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Tickets:
1 Child: $25
1 Child + 1 Adult: $35

Location:
100 Washington Street, New York, NY 10006

Seats Limited: 20

Note:
• Open to kids of all Chinese language proficiency levels.
• Students currently registered at China Institute will enjoy 20% discount
Disclaimer: China Institute reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment.