The Metropolitan Museum of Art really nails it when it comes to celebrate the Lunar New Year with thousands of families in New York City. It is also an optimal opportunity to check out the unbeaten paths in this gigantic and sometimes disorienting structure. Yet the shows and their awesomeness are totally worth the trip, especially for something that happens just once a year. And the venue attracts pretty much most of the Lunar New Year-related cultural institutions in town. Here below are some of our favorites.
This is some really amazing drum beating from Korea:
Here below is a show opener with lions spitting out calligraphy New Year greetings:
And there was some pro Kung Fu going on too, with this guy whipping his sword with authentic metal-cracking sounds:
And he also did this awe-inspiring superpower-like trick of bending two red-tasseled spears with his throat, just like seen in a Jackie Chan movie:
Happy Year of the Monkey!