Celebrate the Year of the Dog as the Crow Collection of Asian Art presents its 19thannual free Chinese New Year Festival on Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 2– 8:00 p.m. at Klyde Warren Park. This year the festival will also include programming at NorthPark Center from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
In celebration of the Lunar New Year, the Crow Collection of Asian Art’s signature event will be larger than ever, expanding into Klyde Warren Park and NorthPark Center and featuring an array of specialty booths, wellness activities, must-see entertainment and cultural performances.
“Our Chinese New Year Festival has grown into such a large event, this year our goal was to expand its footprint and make it even more accessible to North Texans?,” says Crow Collection of Asian Art’s Executive Director Amy Lewis Hofland. “By partnering with NorthPark Center and activating Klyde Warren Park in the Arts District, our hope is that this year’s celebration will allow us to entertain and engage new and diverse audiences.”
On the main stage at Klyde Warren Park, performances will include multiple dragon and lion dances by Lee’s White Leopard Kung Fu School, Bian lian face changer performance by Julia Zhu, Jasmine’s Chinese Dance Troupe, as well as an unforgettable grand finale fireworks show at 8 p.m. There will also be Chinese street food from Monkey King Noodle Co. and food trucks present, including Bobaddiction, Nammi and more. Plus, for the fifth year in a row, there will be an exclusive VIP lounge available for members of the Friends of the Crow Collection, located next to the main stage. Become a member today at crowcollection.org for an exclusive Chinese New Year experience!
Highlights will also include Chinese New Year art-making activities such as decorating red envelopes, making puppy dog ears and toy firecrackers, plus paper-cutting demonstrations, story time, a lucky food play station, and family kung fu and tai chi. The Wishing Tree, a collaboration between the Crow Collection, Make Art with Purpose and artist Jin-Ya Huang, will be back for its second year.
Don’t forget to bring along “man’s best friend” to Klyde Warren Park for puppy portraits, photo opportunities and pampering. In need of a furry companion? The Crow Collection is partnering with local DFW animal rescues who will be out all day in the new Zodiac Zoo. Participating organizations include the SPCA of Texas, DogRRR, PAWS for Irving Animals, Recycled Pomeranians and many more!
To register for the event or for membership information, please go to crowcollection.org or call 214-979-6430