Silk Screen and the Children’s Museum Celebrate Chinese New Year
1/14/2012 Filed under Press Releases
For Immediate Release
Pittsburgh, PA – For its fourth year, The Silk Screen: Asian Arts and Cultural Organization joins with The Steel Dragon School and Mimi Jong on Sunday February 12 at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh to ring in the Chinese New Year. At 1:00 pm, Mimi Jong will play the erhu, a native Chinese stringed instrument. At 3:00 pm, The Steel Dragon Lion Dance Team will perform a traditional dance followed by a parade through the Museum for the attendees to join. The Silk Screen will invite visitors to its craft activity table to learn Chinese calligraphy and create traditional Chinese crafts related to the Year of the Dragon. Gather the whole family to welcome in a New Year of good fortune and happiness.
Chinese New Year Celebration - Sunday February 12, 12:00 – 4:00pm
at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
- Mimi Jong – 1:00 – 2:00 pm
- Steel Dragon Lion Dance Team – 3:00 pm performance, 3:15 pm parade
- Silk Screen Art Activities - 12:00-4:00 pm
$11 for children 2 - 18 and senior citizens, $12 for adults. Children under two are free
All program and events are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.
Parking: $3 for members, $5 for non-members. On-street metered parking is also available.
The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh provides a unique learning experience for all ages. Their interactive exhibits and inventive programs encourage exploration, creativity, and play. It is located at 10 Children's Way, Allegheny Square on Pittsburgh's historic North Side - just one block from the National Aviary and one mile from Carnegie Science Center and Heinz Field. For more information, please call (412) 322-5058 or visit http://www.pittsburghkids.org/
The Steel Dragon Lion Dance Team is based at the Gong Lung (Steel Dragon) School in Lawrenceville. Chris Young, instructor at Gong Lung, also offers training in Kung Fu, Tai Chi, drumming, tumbling, and conditioning in the promotion of health, self-defense, and the preservation of cultural traditions. Visit http://www.steel-dragon.org/ for more information.
Silk Screen is a 501C3 arts and culture organization, whose mission is to promote diversity and cross-cultural understanding of Asia through film, music, art and dance. Silk Screen was founded by Harish Saluja, an artist, engineer, and the host of WDUQ’s program “Music from India.”