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Chinese New Year Celebration at Plainsboro Library

January 23, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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One event on February 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm


Celebrate the Year of the Rat at the library on Saturday, February 8th!

Under a stream of hanging lanterns made by the children of Plainsboro, enjoy the reception for Texas artist Peter Chung’s collection of beautiful artwork and calligraphy.

Local artists will demonstrate Chinese calligraphy, brush painting and knotting, followed by a festive dragon dance performed by the Dragon Dance Team of Huaxia Chinese School at Plainsboro to usher in the new year!

The event is topped off by performances of song, dance and orchestral music by the Happy Dancers, Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra and Purple Swans.

(Note: Certain activities previously included in the celebration, such as riddles, games and crafts, have been moved to their own event on Thursday, January 23rd, 5:30-7:30 PM.)

12:00-2:00 PM – Reception for artist Peter Chung

2:00-4:00 PM – Chinese calligraphy and brush painting demonstrations

2:45-3:00 PM – Dragon dance

3:00-4:15 PM – Performances (requires online registration due to limited seating; registration opens Feb 1st)


January 23, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Plainsboro Library
9 Van Doren Street
Plainsboro, NJ United States
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Plainsboro Library


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