The Qingming Celebration (清明節), also known as Ancestor’s Day, is a traditional Chinese celebration when families gather together to remember loved ones and celebrate the arrival of spring. In honor of the exhibition Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion, the New-York Historical Society invites families to create and decorate their very own Qingming Celebration kite and hear the story of a master kite maker in Chinatown.
Macy’s Sunday Story Time
11:30 am & 2:00 pm
Henry and the Kite Dragon written by Bruce Edward Hall and illustrated by William Low
Pesky pigeons are getting in the way of ornate Chinese kites in the skies over Chinatown. Will a master kite maker save the day by fashioning a giant Dragon kite to chase the pigeons away?
One of the most popular traditions of the Qingming Festival is for families to fly kites together. Come decorate and build a personalized kite to take home and fly!
Image Credit: “Flying Kites” by Wang Ani