In Person

China Institute Mid Autumn Family Festival 2023

September 23, 2023
2:00 - 5:00 PM EDT

This year, celebrate the fall harvest by participating in unique mid-autumn festivities, flavors, and activities for the entire family!

Mid-autumn is one of the most celebrated holidays in China – a time for families to get together under the full moon and light up lanterns to symbolically illuminate the path to success for the rest of the year.

Join other families from all over Manhattan at this signature event of ours on September 23 to discover shadow puppetry, mooncakes, traditional Han garments, sugar paintings, and much more!

Schedule of the Day

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Shadow Puppetry Performance
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Workshops (first-come, first-served at the registration desk)
Shadow Puppet Workshop: enjoy interactive stories and craft your own shadow puppets
Hanfu Workshop: experience traditional Han Chinese garment
Mooncake Making Workshop (I): make delicious snow skin mooncakes to take home
Discover China Through Art Workshop (I): gallery tour and brush painting of plums
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Workshops (first-come, first-served at the registration desk)
Mooncake Making Workshop (II): make delicious snow skin mooncakes to take home
Discover China Through Art Workshop (II): gallery tour and brush painting of plums
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Interactive stations including arts and crafts and sugar painting

This program is made possible through the support of the Chinese International Education Foundation, and generous supporters of China Institute.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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