Crow Museum of Asian Art presents Chinese New Year Festival
Celebrate the Year of the Pig as the Crow Museum of Asian Art presents its 20th annual free Chinese New Year Festival, taking place for the second straight year at NorthPark Center. The signature event offers a wealth of family-friendly activities, including dragon and lion dances, musical and martial-arts demos, art making and calligraphy, specialty booths, wellness activities, must-see entertainment and cultural performances, plus giveaways throughout the mall.
Activities will center upon the Earth Pig, a symbol of wealth, whose chubby faces and big ears are signs of good fortune. On the main stage, performances will include dragon and lion dances by Rising Phoenix Lion Dance Association and Lee’s White Leopard Kung Fu School, a Bian lian face changer performance by Julia Zhu, Beijing Opera singer Lucy Xu, and a special Dallas Symphony Orchestra Ensemble performance.
Art-making activities will include decorating red envelopes, making dragon puppets and pig nose prints, plus paper-cutting demonstrations, story time, a lucky food play station, and family kung fu and tai chi. The Wishing Tree, a collaboration between the Crow Museum, Make Art with Purpose and artist Jin-Ya Huang, will be back for its third year.
In addition, NorthPark Center will offer Chinese New Year retailer specials and giveaways, and inspired landscaping at the SouthCourt and NorthCourt areas.