Celebrate the Year of the Snake with students from the Chinese American International School presenting classical music and dance from Chinese ethnic minorities to kick off the Lunar New Year. The program ends, as tradition states, with a playful student-arranged version of the lion dance which is believed to scare away evil spirits and ensure a bright beginning to the year. After the performance, enjoy Oliver Chin's presentation about Chinese zodiac animals and their characteristics, and discover something new about yourself. Chin has written more than a dozen books including the series, Tales from the Chinese Zodiac. Also, make an art project to take home with SCRAP, the non-profit creative reuse center.
11:00 am–11:45 am stART Tour: Storytelling for Kids Aged 3-6 Meet at the Information Desk
12:00 noon–12:45 pm Music and Dance Performance Samsung Hall
Students of the Chinese American International School (CAIS) and China Dance School present Chinese music and dance, ending with a playful lion dance arranged by the students.
1:00 pm–1:45 pm Lunar New Year Stories Meet at the Information Desk
2:00 pm–2:45 pm Animals of Chinese Zodiac with Oliver Chin Resource Room
Enjoy Oliver Chin's presentation about Chinese zodiac animals and their characteristics, and discover something new about yourself.
12:00 noon–4:00 pm Hands-on Activities North Court
Make snake-inspired art, a Year of the Snake button to wear, or rub on a temporary tattoo featuring animals from the museum's collection.
2:00 pm–3:00 pm Yoga Flow Samsung Hall
Move with yogi Lorna Reed as she leads us in meditation and a Hatha flow practice.
3:00 pm–3:45 pm Special Cantonese Storytelling for Families Meet at the Information Desk
San Francisco Public Library Children's Librarian, Eric Auyeung, presents traditional Chinese stories in Cantonese (no English translation).
Target First Free Sundays-free admission on the first Sunday of every month and the family programs offered on that day-are made possible by Target. Due to capacity restrictions, admission is not guaranteed.