Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre St.
Saturday, June 23, $10, noon - 4:00
The big Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival doesn’t take place until August 12-13 in Flushing Meadows Park, but you can get ready for the festivities with the Museum of Chinese in America’s Dragon Boat Family Festival, taking place at the downtown institution on June 23. The afternoon includes arts and crafts, workshops, live performances, storytelling, special food, Chinese board games, and more. Kids can make a good-luck fabric sachet known as a xiang bao, summer solstice sun catchers, team banners, and miniature floatable dragon boats and race them. There will also be a bug hunt, a yo-yo performance by eleven-year-old champion Alex Tai, ink brush painting with the NY Chinese Cultural Center, a double watercolor workshop with Jian Zhong, and a zongzi wrapping and tasting with Sophia Hsu.