Qing Ming Festival Family Day

Sun, Apr 3, 2011 @ 10:00am - 5:00pm

The Qing Ming Festival is a celebration of those who came before you. Graves are swept and cold delicacies are served. Once the celebration is over, the food is then shared with family and friends and the rest of the day is spent flying kites, dancing and playing games that are perfect for spring! Come join MOCA for a fun filled day to usher in the Spring during our QING MING FESTIVAL FAMILY DAY. There will be kite making workshops, a family tree workshop, arts and crafts drop in stations as well as teaching artists demonstrations.





11:15 am-12:00 pm Shadow Puppet Performance with Cui Yongping and Wang Shuqin

Come view renowned shadow puppeteers, Cui Yongping & Wang Shuqin as they make their U.S. debut with a performance celebrating spring! Cui Yongping and Wang Shuqin are from Bejing, China and have been practicing the art of shadow puppetry for over 40 years. www.cuiyongping.com
All ages


*12:30 pm-1:30 pm /1:45 pm -2:45 pm
Kite Making Workshop with Charles Stewart

Celebrate the Qingming Festival and usher in the beautiful springtime season with a hand-on kite-making workshop. Master kite maker, Charles A. Stewart, will lead our workshop where you will learn about the history of kites, how to fly one, and come home with your very own hand-made kite. This workshop is appropriate for children ages six and up. Limited to 25.


*3:00 pm -4:30 pm
Family Tree Workshop with Jennifer Cecere
Create your own Family Tree! Use collage paper, fabric, and other materials to depict your family heritage.
Precut leaves, trees and templates supplied or make your own. Jennifer Cecere is a NYC based artist who has exhibited widely in galleries and works with schools programs throughout the city .To learn more visit her web site at www.jennifercecere.com
Limited to 25.



*12:00 pm; 1:00 pm; 2:00 pm; 3:00 pm Family Friendly Gallery Tours focused on Festivals and Celebrations

Join us on a family friendly tour and learn about some common customs and traditions of popular Chinese Festivals and Celebrations  


*12:30 pm; 1:30 pm; 2:30 pm; 3:30 pm Puzzles Exhibit Tours

Come on this family friendly tour of our rotating exhibit, Chinese Puzzles: Games for the Hands and Mind and try your hand with modern reproductions of classic puzzles.




10:00 am-4:30 pm Drop in Arts and Crafts

Celebrate Spring by making your own decorations at one of our arts and crafts activity stations: Chinese Brush Painting, Pin Wheel Making, and Shadow Puppet Making.

10:30 am -1:30 pm Teaching Artists Demonstrations

Artists from the Chinese Cultural Art Association will be conducting demonstrations throughout the day. 


Admission: $10 per person; Free for MOCA members and children under 1 year of age.

* Gallery Tours and some workshops will be limited on a first come, first serve basis. MOCA Members can sign up in advance by emailing education@mocanyc.org. The general public can sign up in-person starting at 10 am on the day of the event.



Major support for MOCA's Festival Family Day Series is provided by:





MOCA’s Festival Family Days series is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties; and the National Endowment for the Arts.