Spotlight Asia: Year Of The Rooster
February 4, 2017
The Museum’s Lunar New Year festival focuses on the Rooster, a character who greets the rising sun, banishes darkness, and is known for his punctuality and reliability. Celebrate Asian art and culture through hands-on activities led by local artisans and Museum scientists. Learn about the long-standing relationship between domesticated birds and people and surprising connections about the powerful Rooster, including his link to dinosaurs!
Day of Events
The New York Times
New York Today: The Year of the Rooster
Where New York
The Ultimate NYC Go-To Guide For Lunar New Year
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