Losar Family Day 2023: Celebrate the Year of the Water Hare at Rubin Museum of Art




The Rubin Museum of Art invites visitors to celebrate Losar, the Tibetan New Year, with an afternoon of art with your family and friends. Learn about traditional Losar celebrations and this year’s zodiac animal, the kind and sensitive Water Hare. Free admission to all of the galleries during visitor hours.

The festivities will include:

  • Traditional Torma demonstration
    Watch as an expert torma maker creates 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.
  • YindaYin School Performance
    Children from the YindaYin Coaching Center in Jackson Heights, Queens will share the significance of the holiday of Losar through a performance in the Rubin Theater, including traditional dance, song, instrumental music, recitation, and a student art showcase.
  • Art activities for the whole family to enjoy
    Design prayer flags with your personal intentions and prayers for the New Year, make a watercolor of this year’s zodiac animal, and create a colorful design inspired by Himalayan butter sculptures.

Losar Family Day will be held on Sunday, February 26 from Noon to 4:00pm. Admission will be Free all day.

In addition at The Rubin, Mindfulness Meditation will be held every Thursday during February from 1:00 to 1:45pm as an in-person event.

Family Sundays will resume in February every Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00pm.

Rubin Museum of Art is located at 150 West 17th Street, NYC.