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The Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Chinese New Year 2020

February 01

Throughout NorthPark Center

Join the Crow Museum of Asian Art of the University of Texas at Dallas on Saturday, February 1 for a day-long celebration of the Year of the Rat at NorthPark. Enjoy free, art-inspired activities, amazing performances, giveaways and special store offers, festive landscape displays, a Chinese New Year exhibition, and more.


11AM — Rising Phoenix Lion Dance Association's Acrobatic Lion Dance
11:40AM — Ceremonial Welcome

12PM — Richardson Symphony Orchestra Quartet
1PM — Martial Arts Demonstration
1:45PM — Bian Lian Performance
2PM — Lion Dance and Show
2:45PM — Beijing Opera Performance
3PM — Dallas Chinese Community Center Yo-Yo Act
3:15PM — Intermission; $500 NorthPark Gold Giveaway
3:30PM — Lee's White Leopard Kung Fu School's Lion Dance, Dragon Dance, and Kung Fu Show


Roaming Lion Dance
Keep an eye out for lions as they roam throughout NorthPark to help bring luck and happiness to the new year. Lions provided by Lee's White Leopard Kung Fu School.

Special Offers from NorthPark Retailers
Look for red and gold balloons signifying participating retailers. 

Auspicious Face Painting
Have lucky symbols, such as lanterns, dragons, and flowers, painted on your cheek.

Chinese Lion Photo Booth
Snap a photo with lion dance costume heads from Lee's White Leopard Kung Fu School and post to social media using #CrowCNY.

The Great Race Story
The order of the 12 zodiac animals is said to be based off of a great race held long ago. Draw your own animal race, dreaming up your own version of the finish.

A Firework of Art
During the 7th Century Tang Dynasty, a Chinese alchemist created the world's first firework. Since then, fireworks have become a major symbol of Chinese New Year. Get fired up and make your own work of art.

The Wishing Tree
In Hong Kong, people write wishes for the New Year and hang them on trees with oranges. Experience an art installtion inspired by this tradition, and add your wish to it. Don't forget to snap a picture and use #CrowCNY!

LEGO Building Station
Help create a Chinese New Year masterpiece with official LEGO building kits to celebrate the Year of the Rat.

Chinese Brush Painting
The tradition of brush and ink painting in China goes back thousands of years. Today, many artists keep this tradition alive using both old and new techniques. Watch painter Carle Shi create these works. 

Chinese New Year and Vietnamese Tet Flower Arranging
Many cultures celebrate Chinese New Year with the arrangement and placement of significant flowers and plants in their homes. Make your own beautiful arrangment to take home. 

Chinese Paper Cutting
One popular way to decorate for Chinese New Year is cutting characters and imagery from red paper to hang in windows. At this booth, you'll be able to create your own!

Chinese Calligraphy
Calligraphy, the Greek word for beautiful writing, has been considered the supreme art form in China as far back as the Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 AD).

Chinese Yo-Yo (Diabolo)
Yo-yos are believed to have originally come from China, and since then many different versions and surges in popularity have followed. Learn how to "juggle" a Chinese yo-yo, also known as a diabolo, with the Dallas Chinese Community Center.

Noodle Pulling
Oodles of noodles are an important ingredient in a Chinese New Year spread, especially longevity noodles that are said to bring good luck and a long life.

Chinese New Year Lion Mask
See artists from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts design and draw lion head masks. 

Photobooth with Traditional Chinese Dynasty Outfits
Take a special memento home with a picture of you dressed in traditional Chinese dynasty regalia.

Instrument and Music Station
Try your hand with traditional Asian cultural instruments from several different countries that are used to help usher in the new year. Volunteers will be available to discuss and instruct how to play these unique and culturally significant pieces. 

Year of the Rat Mask Making
Regardless of your zodiac animal, we can all celebrate the Year of the Rat with your own whiskered mask.

Self Portraits
Are you a rat, tiger, or dragon? Celebrate the Chinese zodiac and make your own self portrait styled with your zodiac animal.

Lotus Shop Pop Up
Come browse the satellite Lotus Shop for a unique selection of souvenirs and gifts. Don’t forget to pick up some limited edition Year of the Rat apparel because it is lucky to wear new clothes for the New Year.

Lucky Red Envelopes
Lucky Red Envelopes are a must for celebrating Chinese New Year. Adorn your own and feed it to the lions dancing around the Center and on the main stage.


Receive 20% off one item. Mention Chinese New Year and enter to win a $50 gift card.

Receive $15 off your purchase of $75 or more. 

Shop the Lunar New Year and monogram-inspired collection.

Club Monaco
Enjoy a special capsule collection in celebration of Chinese New Year.

Receive 10% off your entire purchase on February 1.

David Yurman
Enjoy four new special pieces created in celebration of Lunar New Year, plus receive a lucky red envelope and notecard set with purchase.

Enjoy special Chinese New Year packaging for candles and gifts.

Eiseman Jewels
Enjoy enhanced Chinese New Year floral, special pricing, and a gift with purchase.

Receive 25% off your entire purchase on February 1 in celebration of Chinese New Year. Excludes smartwatches, sale and gift cards.

Enjoy a special #DisneyXGucci capsule collection featuring Mickey Mouse in celebration of Lunar New Year.

Receive 25% off any $100 purchase (limited to first 100 customers on February 1 only). Plus, don’t miss their Lunar New Year-inspired red flower photo wall for a celebratory pic.

La Duni Latin Kitchen & Coffee Studio
Enjoy a traditional good luck almond cookie in celebration of Chinese New Year.

Receive a special Year of the Rat LEGO gift with purchase of $80.

Enjoy a special Year of the Rat capsule collection in celebration of Lunar New Year, view a special window display, and a free Lunar New Year tote bag with any $350 purchase.

Michael Kors
Stop by Michael Kors to celebrate Lunar New Year with their edit of festive essentials, featuring the ultra-luxe Cece bag with a special jeweled clasp. Plus, receive a special gift with purchases of $250 or more while supplies last.

From January 31 – February 2, enjoy 15% off Morphe core products. Excludes collaborations and third-party brands.

Neiman Marcus
Celebrate Lunar New Year with Neiman Marcus! Shop the DisneyxGucci collection and discover limited-edition beauty collections from Atelier Cologne, Dr. Barbara Sturm, Estee Lauder, Guerlain, Sunday Riley and more. Plus, enjoy a special Neiman Marcus Lunar New Year window presentation.

Enjoy $40 off an apparel or accessories purchase of $175 or more.

Officine Panerai
Receive a lucky red envelope set with any purchase.

Receive a Dr. Weil Mega Mushroom Treatment Lotion and a Plantscription Powerful Lifting Cream ($25 value) as your gifts with any $45 purchase. Plus, enjoy limited-edition packaging for in celebration of Chinese New Year.

Rebecca Taylor
Enjoy champagne and pick-your-fortune discounts, where you can receive anywhere from 10-20% off a full-price purchase.

Receive a gift with any of purchase of $300, while supplies last.

See’s Candies
Receive $5 off your $30 purchase (request coupon in store).

In celebration of Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rat, receive a Swarovski Rat Ornament with your Crystal Living purchase of $200 or more. Plus, receive a packet of sparkling red lucky envelopes with your purchase while supplies last.

Enjoy a special Year of the Rat watch in celebration of Chinese New Year.

TAG Heuer
Enjoy wine from exclusive Chinese winery Ao Yun and small bites from P.F. Chang's China Bistro while you shop. Plus enjoy a gift with purchase while supplies list.

Tory Burch
Inspired by the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rat, discover the special Tory Burch collection of leather goods starring Rita the Rat.

Warby Parker
In celebration of Chinese New Year, enjoy festive 2020 new year celebration glasses plus enjoy special treats in store.