Celebrate Lunar New Year and performance by Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist Shawn Colvin.
WHO: Boston Children’s Museum Visitors and Staff
WHAT: Visit Boston Children’s Museum February 19th through February 23rd and join in welcoming the Year of the Dog as part of Lunar New Year Celebration. Throughout the week, the Museum will share stories of how communities in Boston celebrate the New Year through dance performances, games, and artist workshops with a focus on Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese traditions.
Programs and activities include a variety of performances, such as Gund Kwok Asian Women’s Lion and Dragon Dance Troupe, the Wang YMCA, Boston Korean Traditional Dance, and the Worcester Youth Nian Dancers. Visitors can also participate in artist workshops including Korean paper art with Mija Yun, a collaborative art project with artist Ngoc-Tran Vu, and an interactive reading and art activity with author Long Zhen Han.
Saturday, February 17
Colossal Colors from 11:30am – 3:30pm
Explore the world of colors! Create a collage with any color of the rainbow, explore colors and create your own patterns with color pencils and special paper, or play our color wheel game.
Sunday, February 18
Celebrating Year of the Dog with Colorful Dog Drawings from 11:30am – 3:30pm
In celebration of the Lunar New Year create colorful dog drawings! Color, trace, or draw a dog and add to our collaborative dog mural.
Monday, February 19
Boston Traditional Korean Dance Group at 3:00pm
Tuesday, February 20
Gusto & Gecko Travel to China read-aloud with author Longy Han at 1:00pm and 2:00pm
Wednesday, February 21
Vietnamese Lion Dance at 1:00pm
Thursday, February 22
Lion Dance with Gund Kwok at 1:30pm
Friday, February 23
Paper Art with Mija Yun from 12:30 – 3:00pm
Saturday, February 24
Japanese House Tours from 11:10am – 1:40pm
Take off your shoes, and step into an authentic silk merchant’s home from Kyoto, Japan. Experience Japanese family life, customs, ceremonies, art, architecture and seasonal events in this 100-year-old house.
Sunday, February 25
Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist Shawn Colvin Performs
Two 20-minute Performances at 1:00pm and 2:30pm
– Seating is limited and on a first-come first-served basis
– Performance included in paid Museum admission
Shawn Colvin’s new Amazon Original album called The Starlighter will be released on February 23rd. It’s an album of lullabies inspired by a book that Colvin was given when she was 8 years-old called “Lullabies and Night Songs” by famed 20th century composer Alec Wilder, illustrated by Maurice Sendak (Where The Wild Things Are). The book is now out of print and hard to come by but has left a lasting impression on Colvin to this day. The Starlighter is also a semi-follow up to her 1998 album Holiday Songs and Lullabies which contained a couple of songs that were also inspired by the book.
“The Starlighter” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBnsWhPvrHY
WHEN: SATURDAY, February 17 – Sunday, February 25
10:00am – 5:00pm (Fridays 10:00am – 9:00pm)
WHERE: Boston Children’s Museum