Dragon Boat Family Festival!

Sat, Jun 15, 2019 @ 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Make a splash with MOCA! Celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival (端午节) with an afternoon of family fun--filled with miniature boat races, sticky rice zongzi, 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 for ticket purchase!


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。




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


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.


立桨冲浪 -文化活动中心水池

5 Color Bracelets
Continue a Dragon Boat tradition by weaving rubber bands to create a five color bracelet symbolic of a long, healthy life. Throw it into the water after the first summer rain!



Leaping Lizards
Lizards are one of the five poisonous pests that come out during the Dragon Boat Festival. Create your own colorful leaping lizard to protect you all year round.


Bamboo Leaf Art
Using dried bamboo leaves as your canvas, paint a vibrant Dragon Boat scene to add to our collaborative mural.



Martial Arts Workshop | 1pm & 2pm**
Join martial artists from the New York Chinese Cultural Center for an introductory workshop that demonstrates traditional martial art forms originating from Shaolin kung fu and Yang style Tai Chi.

武术教学 | 下午1点及下午2点**


Paddles Up! | 12:30pm & 2pm
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!- 大堂

MOCAKIDS Storytime | 1:30pm & 2:30pm

Time to row, and go, go, go! Learn about the legends, foods, and traditions that make up the Dragon Boat Festival during our Dragon Boat Storytime!


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



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


Balancing Act: Eggcellent Games | 3-4pm
Some say that on noon on the day of the Dragon Boat Festival it is possible to perfectly balance an egg. Try this and other challenges to usher in a lucky year. Will you crack under the pressure?


让鸡蛋站起来 | 3点至4点


**Tickets for the Martial Arts Workshop are free with Family Festival ticket purchase, but quantities are limited! Performance tickets are distributed upon entry to the Festival. First come, first served.


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.