The month of January is about to come to an end, and the first weekend of February could means a few things, one of them being the day of the Super Bowl. It also means that it is the Lunar New Year, and this year, and it the celebration of the snake. On Sunday February 3rd, San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum is hosting an event commemorating the occasion on Sunday, February 3rd.
The event is presided by the Chinese American International School (CAIS), and will have a range of activities for families, beginning with a start Tour, with Storytelling for Kids at 11 A.M. The Samsung Hall will be the site for a music and dance performance, presented by Students of CAIS, from noon until 12:45 pm. It will end with a playful lion dance, which according to Chinese tradition, is believed to scare away evil spirits, and bring forth a brighter beginning for the New Year. At 2 pm, Oliver Chin will give a presentation of animals of the Chinese zodiac and their characteristics in the Resource Room.
The Lunar New Year event will also have hands-on activities in the North Court, Yoga Flow in the Samsung Hall, and a special Cantonese Storytelling for families, by San Francisco Public Librarian Eric Auyeung. The event is part of First Free Sundays, presented by Target. Log on to www.asianart.org for more information.