Indonesian DanceYonkers, NY (February 5, 2024) —Hudson River Museum is celebrating the Year of the Dragon at its annual Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday, February 17, 11am–5pm. Join us for performances, traditional Asian arts and crafts, demonstrations, and much more! All performances and workshops are free with general admission; Planetarium shows and Glenview tours are ticketed. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance
Festivities begin with the colorful ceremonial lion dance. Then, enjoy performances throughout the day of Chinese folk dances, a demonstration of the ancient art of Tai Chi, Indonesian gamelan music and dance, and a samulnori percussion performance by New York Korean Performing Arts Center. Make dragon drums and dragon puppets in our Family Art Workshops, and learn the art of origami (paper folding). Experience The Sky Tonight: The Skylore of China planetarium show that features traditional Chinese constellations.
11:30am—Traditional Lion Dance
Join in the spirit of this colorful ceremonial dance to welcome the Year of the Dragon!
1pm—Chinese Folk Dances and Tai Chi Fan
Enjoy a variety of Chinese folk dances and a Tai Chi demonstration, brought to you by members of the Greenburgh Evergreen Club.
3pm—Indonesian Music and Dance
Members of Gamelan Dharma Swara present a program of traditional music for gamelan gendér wayang, one of the most ancient gamelan ensembles existing in Bali.
4pm—Korean Samulnori
The New York Korean Performing Arts Center (NYKPAC) presents a samulnori percussion performance. Followed by a Q&A with the performers from NYKPAC youth group.

Dragon Drums
Celebrate Lunar New Year with your very own dragon drum using cardboard, paint, string, and wooden beads! Recommended for ages 4+.
Dragon Puppets
Create your own dragon puppet using construction paper, markers, and popsicle sticks! Recommended for ages 4+.
Origami, Calligraphy, and Doll-Making Workshops
Learn how to make dragon origami in a hands-on workshop led by Esther Kho Uy, OCA Asian Pacific American Advocates. Plus, Greenburgh Evergreen Club members present a Chinese calligraphy workshop and a toy doll-making workshop using wool, cloth, and beads. 
100 Years of Galaxies
Make your own diorama of the Milky Way and its neighboring galaxies on a scale of 1:5 hundred thousand billion billion.
12:30pm—Four Tales of the Sky 
A mixture of live presentations and beautiful short films that tell stories of constellations from various cultures around the world. Recommended for ages 6+; 35-minute show plus Q&A. Advance reservations are encouraged.
2pm—The Sky Tonight: The Skylore of China 
Learn about the constellations in the Chinese Zodiac and more traditional Chinese skylore in this special edition of The Sky Tonight. Advance reservations are encouraged. 
3:30pm—Beyond the Sun 
Celeste is a little girl who thinks she knows all the planets, but she soon learns that the Sun isn’t the only star with planets. Recommended for ages 8+; 25-minute show plus Q&A. Advance reservations are encouraged.

1 & 3pm—Gilded Age Glenview: Historic Home Tour
Explore the six fully restored period rooms on a guided tour. Capacity is limited to 15 visitors per tour. Advance ticket purchase is encouraged. Recommended for ages 8+. Strollers are not permitted in Glenview. 

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Hudson River Museum is a preeminent cultural institution in Westchester County and the New York metropolitan area. Situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Yonkers, New York, the HRM’s mission is to engage, inspire, and connect diverse communities through the power of the arts, sciences, and history.
The Museum offers engaging experiences for every age and interest, with an ever-evolving  collection of American art; dynamic exhibitions that range from notable nineteenth-century paintings to contemporary art installations. The HRM’s new West Wing offers sweeping views of the Hudson River in dedicated exhibition galleries. The campus also includes Glenview, an 1877 house on the National Register of Historic Places; a state-of-the-art Planetarium; an environmental teaching gallery; and an outdoor Amphitheater. Accredited by the American Association of Museums (AAM), the Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting these multidisciplinary offerings, which are complemented by an array of public programs that encourage creative expression, collaboration, and artistic and scientific discovery. 
Hours and Admission: Hudson River Museum is open Wednesday–Friday, 12–5pm, Saturday & Sunday, 11am–5pm.  First Friday of each month, 5–8pm (FREE). Learn more at
General Admission: Adults $13; Youth (3–18) $8; Seniors (65+) $9; Students (with valid ID) $9; Veterans $9; Children (under 3) FREE; Members FREE; Museums for All* $2, *SNAP/EBT card with photo ID (up to 4 people). Planetarium tickets: Adults $7; Youth (3–18) $5; Seniors (65+) $6; Students (with valid ID) $6; Veterans $6; Children (under 3) Free. Glenview tours: Adults $7; Youth (3–18) $5; Seniors (65+) $6; Students (with valid ID) $6; Veterans $6; Children (under 3) Free.. The Museum is accessible by Metro-North (Hudson Line—Yonkers and Glenview stations), by Bee-Line Bus Route #1, by car, and by bike. Make your visit a One-Day Getaway, and buy a combined rail and admission discount ticket. Learn more about Metro-North Deals & Getaways.