Dragon Boat Family Day

This Saturday, July 16, we’ll be celebrating NYSCI’s first Dragon Boat Family Day.

Learn about dragon boats, test your 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. This dragon boat will be participating in the boat races of the annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Dragon Boat competitors from all over the North East coast will be manning these ”ergometer” machines that have been modified to have paddles, and are hooked up to large display screens so visitors can race against each other.

For the full schedule click here.

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.