Winterfest Lunar New Year Celebration a Hit!

More than 800 vistors of all ages came dressed and ready to usher in The Year of the Rabbit during The Heckscher Museum’s Winterfest event celebrating the Lunar New Year. Performances, engaging activities, and great art combined created lots of fun and excitement!

Kids participated in the Lion Dance and Ribbon Dance throughout the day with performers Wendi Weng and Patricia Shih. Shih also presented a display of artifacts about Chinese culutre from the Asian American Task Force.  Hansen Lee helped kids create origami, and artist Han Qin demonstrated painting.  Kids created their own Chinese paper lanterns, and colored Year of the Rabbit themed pages.

Striking outfits worn by children and adults alike set the wonderful celebratory tone.

News12 Long Island captured all the fun in a video report.