Shortcut Navigation:

Global Weekends

Festival Luna

January 25, 2013 - January 26, 2013

Festival Luna (New)

In anticipation of the upcoming Lunar New Year, this festival invites visitors to explore and experience traditions old and new that celebrate the Moon. Enjoy a meditative reflection on the dawa (moon) with a Lama from Tibet; learn a Grandmother Moon song from Bear Fox and Kontiwennenhawi of the Mohawk Nation; and create your own Dong Ho Vietnamese folk painting. Fly to the moon with Chinese Theatre Works, dance to the majestic sounds of the Korean Daegeum bamboo flute, music by Paul Yeon Lee and the New York Korean Traditional Marching Band, share favorite holiday stories at the Kitchen Conversations mobile recording booth, and look forward to the Year of the Snake by learning about Chinese culinary holiday traditions with master wok chef Grace Young.

On Saturday, January 26th, from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.,  Lunar New Year treats crafted by wok master Grace Young will be available for purchase in the MUSEUM FOOD COURT.

Click here to watch Grace Young demonstrate the right way to stir-fry on chow.com.

Click here to see the full New York Korean Traditional Marching Band ensemble in Atlantic City.

Click here to enjoy award-winning composer Paul Yeon Lee's "Scattered Wind" for daegeum (large Korean bamboo flute) and piano. 

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am - 5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
Maps and Directions