Safe and Fun Stuff to do with the Family
It’s Super Bowl Weekend! So we know Sunday will most likely be filled with friends, food, and football. But, if you’re looking for something other than football check out some of the many Chinese New Year events going on in the city and teach your kids about culture!
Chinese New Year Parade
The biggest of all the new year celebrations is the one that closes blocks of Chinatown. Lion and dragon dancers, clowns, drummers and musicians announce the arrival of the Year of the Tiger. The festival includes traditional dances, music, a parade at 2 p.m. and the lighting of a five-story firecracker at 3:45 p.m. The festival takes place along H and I streets NW, between Sixth and Eighth streets.
Washington Auto Show
Take a glimpse at the vehicles of the future at the Washington Auto Show, where you’ll see concept cars such as BMWs ActiveE electric vehicle and a sea of 2012 model year production models from the world’s largest automakers. Walter E. Washington Convention Center | 801 Mount Vernon Place Washington, DC | PRICE: $12 adults, $5 ages 6 to 12; free for age 5 and younger
Chinese New Year Festival
The Asian Community Service Center presents dancing, food, Chinese cooking and language workshops, children’s activities and a live performances. Luther Jackson Middle School | 3020 Gallows Road; Falls Church, VA | 10 a.m.-7 p.m |Saturday, Feb. 12
Chinese New Year at the Walters Art Museum
The Johns Hopkins University Lion Dance Troupe and the Baltimore Chinese School perform, and visitors can take part in art activities. Noon-3 p.m. | Sunday, Feb. 6 | Walters Art Museum | 600 North Charles St.Baltimore, MD.
Rockville Lunar New Year Celebration
Demonstrations, performances and activities such as Chinese character-writing mark this festival. Visitors can sample Asian food from restaurants including Seven Seas and Bamboo Buffet. Rockville Civic Center Park| 603 Edmonston Dr.| Rockville, MD |11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12