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Losar Family Day 2024: Celebrate the Year of the Wood Dragon

February 11, noon4 pm.
Free
Manhattan Losar Family Day

Swoop into the Year of the Wood Dragon with your family and friends! Celebrate Losar, the Tibetan New Year, with an afternoon of art. Learn about traditional Losar celebrations and this year’s zodiac animal, the powerful and determined Wood Dragon. Then explore the galleries, watch a traditional torma butter sculpture demonstration, and let your creativity go wild!

Create a colorful design inspired by Himalayan butter sculptures
Mark the Year of the Wood Dragon by crafting this year’s zodiac animal
Shed the obstacles and regrets from the past year in an activity to inspire cleansing and renewal
Design prayer flags with your personal intentions and prayers for the New Year
Join

Join in the songs of Losar with celebrated Tibetan musicians Namgyal Dolma and Tenzin Kalsang.
Watch

Watch an expert torma maker create beautiful butter sculptures. Made from flour and butter, these intricate, colorful ritual offerings are displayed in Tibetan Buddhist shrines 15 days after Losar during Chunga Choepa, the Butter Lamp Festival.
Learn

Children from YindaYin Coaching in Jackson Heights, Queens, will share the significance of the Losar holiday with a performance in the Rubin’s theater, including traditional songs and a poetry recitation.