Spring into Norouz! Celebrate the Persian New Year Family Day

Spring into Norouz! Celebrate the Persian New Year Family Day

(Elsa Ruiz)

Norouz, the Persian New Year, marks the beginning of spring. Discover the spirit of Norouz with traditional music, dance and crafts from Central Asia and Iran.

Schedule of activities:

1-2:00: Persian Drumming with Amir Vahab

Master drummer Amir Vahab will perform a concert of Festive Persian Songs including one specially made for Nowruz, and will teach songs and hand drumming to the audience.

 

2:30-3:00: J-Hoon Music Ensemble

The members of J-Hoon Musical Ensemble will  celebrate the arrival of Spring and the festival of  Norouz by performing classical Kurdish songs and dance representing the vibrant and joyous culture of the Kurds of Western Iran.

 

3:15- 3:45: A First Norooz

A classic Norooz movie for the whole family. Little Babak feels caught between cultures. With the help of Amoo Norooz, he learns about the Persian New Year through a magical trip to Persepolis. With the talented voices of Oscar-nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo, Ali Pourtash, Catherine Bell and the legendary Parviz Sayyad as Amoo Norooz. Music by Andy.

 

Ongoing activities:

--Discover the Haft-Seen table, a Persian tradition for celebrating the New Year

--Create your own mosaic with mosaic artist Donna Maria de Creeft

 

Family programs at Asia Society are supported by The Coca-Cola Company.

Event Details

17 March 2012
1:00pm - 4:00pm

725 Park Avenue, New York, New York

$5 students, seniors, children, $7 members (Dual Family members FREE), $12 nonmembers