Kids can ring in Chinese New Year at Children's Museum
By Kellie B. Gormly
Published: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, 8:35 p.m.
We may have finished the New Year's holiday last month, but China is just beginning to celebrate its own.
From noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, you and your kids can celebrate Chinese New Year, and the Year of the Snake. The museum is partnering with the Silk Screen Asian Arts and Culture Organization to put on the event, which includes musical performances at noon with Chinese stringed instruments. The Steel Dragon Lion Dance Team will perform a traditional dance at 2 p.m., followed by a visitors parade through the museum. You can visit the Studio to learn how to paint Chinese calligraphy, and make red and hold paper or silkscreen crafts. Chinese New Year activities are included with general admission of $13, and $12 for ages 2 to 18.
Also at the North Side museum, on Tuesday and Wednesday, Tot Time: "Winter Wonderland" is scheduled. Children age 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers can enjoy themed hands-on activities, singing, dancing and reading. "Winter Wonderland" includes making a bird feeder for winter birds, painting a sparkly snow picture and creating a snowflake hat.
The Tot Time sessions, from 11 a.m. to noon, cost $6.25 and don't include museum admission. Advance registration is recommended.
Details: 412-322-5058 or www.pittsburghkids.org
Science Centerto host StormFest
What causes tornadoes, hurricanes, snowstorms or just simple rain? Find out Friday and Saturday at the Carnegie Science Center during the annual StormFest event, an educational project hosted with the California University of Pennsylvania's Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Meteorological Society.
StormFest offers hands-on activity stations with university students. At the stations, you can learn how to make rocks, lava lamps, and "glurch," an odd substance that has both solid and liquid properties.
Visitors to the North Side center also will see a tornado in a jar and a raindrop experiment, and learn about how to make their own weather maps, pinwheels and thermometers.
On Saturday only, Nick "The Weather Dude" Walker from the Weather Channel will be performing on the Baylor Science Stage and signing autographs. StormFest activities, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, are included with general admission of $17.95 and $11.95 for ages 3 to 12.
Details: 412-237-3400 or www.carnegiesciencecenter.org
‘Celebration of African American Arts' set for Sunday
Sunday, the Father Ryan Arts Center in McKees Rocks is hosting its third annual "A Celebration of African American Arts," featuring live performances, presentations, other entertainment and activities and more.
The family-friendly arts festival, which begins at noon, includes ethnic cuisine and African-American crafters and businesses. Admission is $5, and $3 for age 18 and younger. Details: 412-771-3052 or www.fatherryanartscenter.org
- Kellie B. Gormly
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Garden Q&A: Firecracker vine OK for trellis?
- Starkey: Penguins’ arrogance astounding
- Matt Calvert’s goal in double OT evens series for Blue Jackets
- Penguins’ Gibbons scores twice but leaves with apparent injury
- North Versailles, Murrysville families still waiting for report on 2011 chopper crash that killed couple
- Pair of Braun homers spells defeat for Pirates
- 1 dead, 1 wounded in shooting at Chartiers party
- Draftees’ longevity key for NFL success
- More women seize opportunities to start businesses
- Second-period short-handed goal gives Blue Jackets momentum
- NFL notebook: Pryor will be cut if he’s not traded