Northern Lion Dance, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from chooyutshing’s photostream

2012 is the Year of the Dragon. The dragon is the only animal in Chinese astrology which is not real and it is considered to be the luckiest year in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac. You can celebrate Chinese New Year this Sunday at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. The Silk Screen Asian Arts and Cultural Organization will join with the Gong Lung Steel Dragon School and Mimi Jong to ring in the Year of the Dragon on February 12th.

The festivities include something for everyone. There will be live erhu music performed by Mimi Jong, crafts activities, a Chinese calligraphy lesson, and a traditional dance by The Steel Dragon Lion Dance Team followed by a parade through the Museum for all to join.

Chinese New Year Celebration
Where: Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, 10 Children’s Way, Allegheny Square , Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (map)
When: Sunday, February 12, 12:00 – 4:00 PM
– Mimi Jong: 1:00 – 2:00 PM
– Steel Dragon Lion Dance Team: 3:00 PM performance
– Parade: 3:15 PM
– Silk Screen Art Activities: 12:00 – 4:00 PM
Cost: Admission Prices: $11 for children 2 – 18 and senior citizens, $12 for adults. Children under two are free.
Parking: $3 for members, $5 for non-members. On-street metered parking is also available.

Chinese lion, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Martin de Witte’s photostream