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Lunar New Year at Town Hall Theater

Lunar New Year 2024

February 11 @ 12:30 pm 6:30 pm

On Sunday, February 11, Addison County BIPOC+, in partnership with Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater, present their first annual Lunar New Year celebration for the whole community.

This free event showcases dance, art, and crafts from different Asian traditions, and culminates with a talk with E. Tammy Kim, contributing writer for The New Yorker and founding co-host of the podcast “Time to Say Goodbye.” Moderators are Serena Kim of Swift House Inn and Rachael Joo, American studies professor at Middlebury College. Food and beverage will be available for purchase from vendors such as Stone Leaf Tea House and Sabai Sabai.

To mark the Year of the Dragon, Town Hall Theater will glow with paper lanterns and feature a variety of Lunar New Year presentations on its main stage, as well as crafting in the Byers Studio. The outline of activities includes:

12:30–1:30 pm: Tae Kwon Do demonstration with Master Kellie Thomas

1:30–3:30 pm: Family-friendly storytime and dragon-themed crafts and activities

3:30–4:15 pm: Performances and Demonstrations on the THT main stage: Chinese fan dance, Korean pungmul drumming, Chinese wushu

4:30 pm: Chinese calligraphy/painting demo with Yinglei Zhang

5:30–6:30 pm: A conversation with The New Yorker’s E. Tammy Kim

Free
68 South Pleasant St
Middlebury, Vermont 05753
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