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dragon boat family festival

Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre St.
Saturday, August 13, $10 (advance RSVP required), 12 noon - 4:00

If you missed last weekend’s Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, you still have a chance to capture much of the flavor of the traditional event on Saturday when the Museum of Chinese in America hosts the Dragon Boat Family Festival. The afternoon includes paper cutting with Shu-Shia Sanborn; a zongzi workshop with Sophia Hsu about the delicious traditional food, after which participants can create their own zongzi noisemaker; a workshop led by Shana Fung about how dragon boats function and what each crew members is responsible for; arts and crafts consisting of making dragon-inspired crowns, good-luck fabric sachets, and threaded symbolic bracelets; and storytelling about Qu Yuan and the history of the Dragon Boat Festival. In addition, you can check out the exhibitions “With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America” and “Stage Design by Ming Cho Lee.”

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