Chinese New Year Celebration

       The Year of Rabbit

At Hockessin Library

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011



Program includes a talk of festivities of the celebration, storytelling of the year of rabbit and the 12 Chinese zodiacs, arts and crafts of paper cutting and folding, taste sampling of Chinese delicacies. This program is geared toward the whole family. Seating is limited.  Registration required. Sign up in person at the Information Desk of Hockessin Library (1023 Valley Road, Hockessin, DE), or call  302-239-5160, beginning 12/15/2010.



Celebrate Chinese New Year: Lantern Festival

at the Delaware Art Museum

Saturday, Feb 12, 2011

10am – 3:00pm

Special performance of Guqing & storytelling by Dr. Mingmei Yip at 1:30pm

(Snow Date: Sunday, Feb 13, 10am – 3pm)


Hanlin Chinese Culture Association in conjunction with Delaware Art Museum is pleased to present the fifth-annual Chinese New Year Celebration: Lantern Festival on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Delaware Art Museum from 10 am to 3 pm. Free admission.  The program includes traditional Chinese art activities, dragon dance, folk dance and Chinese yo-yo demonstrations by the Chinese American Community Center Folk Dance Troupe and Yo-Yo Club, art works display created by the children from the Chinese School of Delaware, and Chinese calligraphy demonstration.  We are honored to have special guest, Dr. Mingmei Yip to perform music on the Guqing, an ancient Chinese string instrument, and storytelling on Lantern Festival. 

Dr. Yip is an accomplished calligrapher, painter, and writer with nine books published, including wrote and illustrated a children book, Chinese Children’s Favorite Stories (published by Tuttle).  She is an excellent performer on the most ancient Chinese musical instrument, Guqin.  Her performance will begin at 1:30pm in the auditorium of the museum.  For more information on Dr. Mingmei Yip, please click here... or visit her website

For information about Delaware Art Museum, please visit museum website 

Program of Dr. Yi’s performances:


1:30pm – 2:00pm   Quqing performance I

             A brief introduction to this unique, 2,500 year old instrument

             Flowing Water (virtuoso, instrumental piece)

Immortals of the Magpie Bridge (Qing playing with singing)

Evening Cry of the Raven (virtuoso, instrumental piece)


2:00pm - 2:30pm     Storytelling

             Lantern Festival

Fish Jumping Over the Dragon Gate


2:30pm - 3:00pm    Quqing performance II

             (same repertoire as the first performance)

Presentation on Chinese New Year celebration

Newark Senior Center

Thursday Feb 10th, 2011  at 10AM

Open to public


Juliet Hsiao from Hanlin Chinese Culture Association will give a presentation on the  Chinese customs of one month  New Year celebration, and samples of typical food served for the festivities.  If time permits,  there will be demonstration of Chinese paper cutting arts used for the New Year.

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