Asia Society Texas

Family Day: Lunar New Year

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016

01:00 PM – 04:00 PM


Lunar New Year is a holiday which many Americans associate with China, however it is celebrated across Asia and the Houston community. Asia Society's event will explore customs from the diverse cultures of China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Guests are invited to visit the Museum as they begin the Year of the Monkey with art projects, demonstrations, performances, and special food options.

About the Programs & Activities

Korean fusion food by Coreanos |  1 – 4 pm
Taste flavors of the Korean peninsula fused with selections from Mexican and Texan cuisines. Recommended for all ages.

Korean kite creation and Tuho station by Korean American Society of Houston | 1 – 4 pm
Create a flying craft to celebrate the Korean New Year and play a traditional game of tuho, a contest of skill and accuracy. Recommended for all ages.

Mobile monkey creations | 1 – 4 pm
In celebration of the year of the monkey, create a small primate which will be able to swing and move its limbs. Recommended for ages 5 and older.

Nengajo creative writing activity |  1 – 4 pm
Design a Japanese new year card and write a poetic message to friends or family. Recommended for ages 7 and older.

Tet Incense Containers |  1 – 4 pm
Create a holder for incense sticks, which are commonly burned during Vietnamese Tet celebrations at ancestral altars. Recommended for ages 7 and older.

Korean farmers' dance by Korean American Society of Houston |  1:30 pm
Enjoy a traditional performance by the Houston Korean community in celebration of the new yeara. Recommended for all ages.

FREE Tour of Drawn from Nature and Yeesookyung: Contemporary Korean Sculpture |  3:00 pm
Receive a free tour of our current exhibitions. Those unable to attend can still enjoy complimentary admission all day from 10 am - 6 pm. Recommended for all ages.

Chinese dance performance by Dance of Asian America |  2 pm
Enjoy a festive performance celebrating China’s contributions to Lunar New Year traditions. Recommended for all ages.

Martial arts demonstration by Henderson Smith |  2:30 pm
Witness the graceful movements and energy of t’ai chi and qigong, Chinese martial arts used for both self-defense and meditative practices. Recommended for all ages.

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  • Wednesday, Friday - Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday (free admission all day), 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Closed Monday and Tuesday and major holidays.
  • Free in honor of Y. Ping Sun and Lunar New Year

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking in Asia Society Texas Center's lot is $7 for 1-24 hours. Entrances on Caroline and Austin. Limited free and paid street parking is also available.

Special Offers / Dining

Java Lava Cafe
Serving 100 percent premium Kona coffee from KarmaSu Coffee Farm in Hawaii, plus breakfast, lunch, and sweet treats, Java Lava Cafe is open for extended breakfast hours Tuesday–Saturday.

Tuesday – Saturday, 8:30 am – 3 pm


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