FREE NYC with Kids: Dragon Boat Family Day

New York Hall of ScienceLearn about dragon boats in this one-day event this Saturday, July 16th at the NY Hall of Science. Your kids can test their strength and race on rowing machines, experience traditional Chinese dances including a Lion Dance, watch kung fu masters perform Chinese martial arts, and decorate a lion mask to take home. A 40-foot-long dragon boat will be on display.  Activities will be held from noon – 5 pm, unless otherwise noted.

Activities are free with NYSCI admission and include:

Dragon Boat
Marvel at a 40-ft long teak boat and meet athletes who compete in dragon boat races around the world.

Paddle Machines
Try your hand at paddling, get some tips from the racing experts, and race your family members!

Lion Dance Performance – 1 pm
A local youth group will perform a Lion Dance, a traditional Chinese dance.Dragonboat

Kung Fu Performance – 2 pm
Watch kung fu masters perform Chinese martial arts.

Chinese Dance Performance – 3 pm
Dancers perform traditional and folk dances.

Lion Masks
Decorate a lion mask and practice your own lion dance!

Boat Float
Build a boat and test its buoyancy.

Presented by NYSCI and the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York. This program is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Sciences.

Address: New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th Street
Astoria, NY 11368
Phone: (718)699-0005

Price: Under $20 (Adults 18 and older $11, Children 2-17 $8, Students with college ID $8, Senior Citizens 62 and older $8)

Disclosure: I was not compensated to promote this event.

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