Dragon Boat Family Festival!

Sat, Jun 23, 2018 @ 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Paddle away with us! Celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival (端午节) with an afternoon of family fun--filled with pests, potpourri, and plenty more!




Tickets: $10 per person. $8 for all MOCA Dual and Individual Level Members. Free for MOCA Family Level Members and above, children under 2, and Cool Culture families. Click here to purchase tickets!


票价:每人 $10。 个人与双人会员$8。对所有的家庭会员以及更高级别的博物馆会员,两岁以下的儿童,以及参加了酷文化项目的家庭,免费。点击此链接买票


Drop-In Arts & Crafts, 12-4pm


Potpourri, please!
Stuff your own good luck charm! Fill a festive fabric sachet (xiang bao) with fragrant dried flowers and aromatic herbs.



Summer Solstice Sun Catchers
Let the sun shine through by designing a vibrant sun catcher to protect your home from the five poisonous pests.



Double Fifth Watercolors with Artist Jian Zhong
Paint a watercolor inspired by the scented herbs and festive flowers hung in homes during the Dragon Boat Festival, also known as the Double Fifth Festival.


跟艺术家Jian Zhong绘双五节水彩


Let’s Go, Team!
Show your spirit by creating a colorful team banner and a fun cheer to go along with it! Use your banner to root for your friends during the dragon boat races.




Whatever Floats Your Boat Design Challenge
Design a floatable mini dragon boat from bamboo, foam, or cork. Then test it out in a race! Will your boat float? Races held at the mini-pool every half hour.



Workshops, Gallery Activities, and More!


Sweet & Savory Snacks: Zongzi Wrapping & Tasting with Sophia Hsu – 1-3:30pm
Learn why zongzi—delicious, pyramid-shaped rice balls wrapped in bamboo leaves—are eaten during the Dragon Boat Festival. Then tickle your taste buds with a piece of mouthwatering zongzi!


风味甜品小吃:跟Sophia Hsu一起包粽子并品尝 -下午1点到 3:30

Paddles Up! - 12:30pm & 2:30pm
Get energized! Explore the roles of dragon boat team members through an interactive activity that will keep you on your feet! Bring your cameras for a special photo opportunity.


划啊,划啊,划龙舟! 下午12:30和2:30


Chinese Yo Yo Performance – 1pm
Observe how practicing the Chinese Yo Yo is both a sport and an art. Watch 11 year old Alex Tai, 3 year ANJCS Champion, perform a short Chinese Yo Yo routine with tricks that are sure to make your head turn! Then practice your coordination by trying to balance a Yo Yo on a string.


中国悠悠球表演 - 下午1点
观看中国悠悠球表演,它既是一项运动又是一项艺术。表演者Alex Tai,11岁,3年ANJCS(新泽西中文学校协会)冠军,他表演的悠悠球技术保证你目不暇接!表演之后你有机会亲自体验在绳子上平衡悠悠球。


Creepy Crawly Bug Hunt – 1:30pm & 3:30pm
Join MOCA on a gallery hunt to drive away the five poisonous pests and protect the museum. Bring your xiang bao for good luck!


消灭虫虫行动 - 下午1:30和3点

Ink Brush Painting w/ the NY Chinese Cultural Center – 2pm**
Join teaching artists from the New York Chinese Cultural Center and learn how to paint beautiful landscapes—featuring mountains, forests, and more—using an ink brush and various colors of ink.


跟纽约新苗文艺中心学习水墨画 - 下午2点**

Legends Story Time - 2pm
Travel back in time over 2,000 years as you follow Qu Yuan, a fabled poet, through his journeys, and learn how the Dragon Boat Festival came to be.


故事会 - 下午2点

Classic Chinese Games – 3pm
Indie board games are all the rage, but did you know that many classic Chinese games have been around for centuries? Learn the basics of Chinese chess and test your moves during real game play.


经典中国游戏 -下午3点



** Ticketed event. Free with admission. Please pick up tickets at the Visitor Services Front Desk.


MOCA’s Family Festival Series is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, along with the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts.