Virtual Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Tiger
Virtual Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Tiger
Choose your own adventure with this daylong festival celebrating the Lunar New Year. With dance and music performances, art talks, DIY crafts, storytelling, and more, there's something for everyone.
Met Museum online
January 29, 2022 | 10:00 am
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Performance details

See below for a full schedule of events.

How to watch

Watch on the Met Museum's YouTube channel. No registration required.

Presented by

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY

Schedule of Events


Activities without times are available throughout the day. Programs are subject to change.


Vietnamese Áo Dài and Dance
10:30–11:50 am
Celebrate Têt with a dance performance by members of the Vietnam Heritage Center showcasing traditional Vietnamese áo dài garments.

Slay-sian Tiger Lunar New Year Calligraphy
12:30–12:50 pm
Ring in the year of the water tiger as Vincent Chong, a queer, mixed-race Chinese American artist, writes gold calligraphy in sky-high heels.


Luminous Lanterns
11–11:15 am
Light up the sky with a paper lantern and LED candle with teaching artist Chemin Hsiao. Add phrases of good fortune to your creation.

Suggested materials: paper lantern, small LED light, twist tie or wire, tassel or thread, charms or beads, patterned paper, glue stick, scissors, brush, and/or water-based paint

Drop-in Drawing
Use objects from around your home to create a mandala, a graphic pattern traditionally used for meditation, with teaching artist Padma Rajendran. Grab a pencil and paper and get started whenever you’re ready.

Suggested materials: paper, pencil, eraser, straightedge or ruler, colored pencils, crayons, pastels, and/or markers


Insider Insights—Celebrating the Year of the Tiger (English and Mandarin)
10–10:10 am (English)
10:30–10:40 am (Mandarin)
Explore the exhibition Celebrating the Year of the Tiger with Jason Sun, Brooke Russell Astor Curator of Chinese Art, discover depictions of tigers in The Met collection, and learn about their significance.

The Artist Project: Lee Mingwei
Explore Chinese ceremonial robes with Lee Mingwei as part of an online series in which artists respond to works of art in The Met collection.

Met Stories: Sharing My Mongolian Heritage through Works of Art
Ariun Sanjaajamts, founder of the New York Mongolian Cultural Council, unexpectedly discovers her Mongolian heritage and a new place to share it.


Bilingual Storytime with Drag Queen Story Hour
12–12:15 pm
Look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books in English and Cantonese with special guest Yuhua Hamasaki from Drag Queen Story Hour NYC. Recommended for families with children ages 18 months to 6 years.

Storytime with The Met: Bee-Bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park
Look, listen, sing, and have fun with a picture book with Met educator Christina. Recommended for families with children ages 18 months to 6 years.

Image: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art