Community Event

2023 Chinese New Year Festival - Immerse in Suzhou Culture

Sunday, January 8, 2023
1 – 4PM

Join China Institute in celebration of the 2023 Chinese New Year with an authentic experience of local Chinese culture! Our festival will feature various cultural performances brought to us from the beautiful city of Suzhou, by renowned artists and performers!

This year, the party will open with our most popular, the crowd-favorite lion dance, followed by New Year-themed workshops and activities tailored for all age groups! Guest artists who have traveled from Suzhou bring us an in-person experience of the internationally-renowned Kun Opera (昆曲), as well as the exquisite Suzhou-style embroidery (苏绣), dumpling making class, and Pingtan (评弹), the very form of ballad singing in Suzhou with Chinese instruments, all recognized as intangible cultural heritage in China and by UNESCO.

Come kick off 2023, the year of the rabbit with China Institute!

Ticket purchase includes admission to Chinese New Year’s Special: Kun Opera Comes to Life in New York City.

Due to the high volume of ticket reservations we anticipate based on past New Year’s events at CI, a waitlist has been put in place and we recommend our audience to reserve early!

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