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Fall Family Festival 2022

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come and celebrate the Fall Family Festival at China Institute to commemorate the mid-autumn fall harvest with wishes for prosperity and time spent with family. Mid-autumn is one of the most important festivals in China, when families gather under the full-moon and display lanterns to symbolically illuminate the path to success for the rest of the year. Join our celebration on September 24th with music, art, sugar paintings, interactive activities and much more!


10: 00 AM – 10: 30 AM
Music Performance for All

10: 45 AM – 11: 45 AM
Pre-registered Workshops
Chinese Music Workshop
Family Doodle Date
Arts and Crafts Workshop (I)
Discover China Through Art: China Institute Gallery Tour (I)

12: 00 PM – 1:00 PM
Pre-registered Workshops
Arts and Crafts Workshop (II)
Discover China Through Art: China Institute Gallery Tour (II)

All ticketed participants are welcomed to interactive stations including Sugar Painting, Arts and Crafts, and Music Instrument Interaction from 10:30 am to 12: 30 pm.
One ticket per person (e.g. 1 adult with 1 child shall register for 2 tickets).
Workshops are first come, first served and free to all ticketed participants. Please pre-register when you check in at China Institute.

All visitors must bring a photo ID when entering the building and present proof of COVID vaccination. Masks are required when on site at China Institute.


Miao, Yimin (缪宜民): Chinese woodwind virtuoso and educator Yimin Miao was born in Shanghai, China. Miao is a former member with the internationally acclaimed Shanghai Traditional Orchestra. After moving to New York, Miao established the Ba Ban Chinese Music Society in 1999 and has produced: Changes – the Union of Man and Nature (2019); Red – Lunar New Year (2018); Golden Age of the 1930s & 40s Shanghai Jazz Music (2017); Silk and Bamboo Music from the Yangtze River (2016).

Sui, Yajun (隋亚军): Since 2016 in New York, Sui demonstrates to the public the art of Sugar Painting, a form of traditional Chinese folk art using hot liquid sugar to create two- or three-dimensional objects on a marble or metal surface. In the past six years, she has participated in countless multi-cultural community festivals, cultural celebrations, as well as public school multi-culture-day activities in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland. While participating in those meaningful events, she was able to introduce the artistic elements to people with diverse cultural backgrounds.

Zeng, Rui believes art brings beauty and love to the world. With a medical degree in China, Zeng’s lasting passion for art led her to pursue an art degree in New York and graduated with the highest honor. Zeng strongly believes that everyone is an innate artist and loves to inspire the artistic side of others. She is dedicated to helping students discover their passion and potential in art. HAPPY LEARNING=TRIPLE TRAINING!

Zhou, Yi (周懿): Praised for her “breathtaking” meticulous technique and expressiveness by the Washington Post, pipa/qin soloist Zhou Yi performs widely both in the U.S. and internationally. Her selected appearances include Tan Dunʼs Concerto for Pipa and String Orchestra at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig Germany; Young Peopleʼs Concert with the New York Philharmonic, among many other performances.

An enthusiastic music educator and pipa instructor at Music at China Institute, Zhou Yi gives lectures and workshops to a wide range of students in universities, public schools and libraries. Her students gained the top scores in a number of musical arts programs and have been awarded in televised talent shows. Ms. Zhou graduated from Shanghai Conservatory of Music and is currently the artistic director of the Ba Ban Chinese Music Society of NY.

Dr. Woo, Yen Yen and Goh, Colin are award-winning filmmakers and the creators of Dim Sum Warriors 点心侠®, a humorous bilingual children’s book-and-app series that was adapted into a giant musical in China. Yen Yen obtained her doctorate from Columbia University‘s prestigious Teachers College, and has worked as a professor in both New York and Taiwan. Colin is a qualified attorney who is also the cartoonist behind two New York Times bestsellers.

Discover China Through Art (DCTA) is China Institute Gallery’s innovative art education program. Created in 1992, DCTA introduces schools and the general public to Chinese art and culture through interactive docent-led Gallery Tours accompanied by informative video presentations and hands-on art workshops. Our online services include Virtual Tours and Online Workshops (ArtFun).

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and Chinese International Education Foundation.

Jianqing Zhang, [email protected]


September 24
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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