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Lunar New Year Celebrated at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum

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Teen volunteers try on the Lion costume at the Lunar New Year celebration Credits: Regina Truitt
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Guests at the Arboretum's Lunar New Year Celebration interact with one of the resident corn snakes, held by Environmental Educator, Eric Jackson Credits: Regina Truitt
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Guests at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum's Lunar New Year celebration interact with one of the resident corn snakes, held by Environmental Educator, Eric Jackson. Credits: Regina Truitt
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Guests make traditional crafts to celebrate Lunar New Year, assisted by the Arboretum's teen volunteers. Credits: Regina Truitt
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Getting ready for the Lion Dance Credits: Regina Truitt
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The Lion Dance Credits: Regina Truitt
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The Lion Dance Credits: Regina Truitt
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Children watching as the traditional calligrapher creates an artistic rendering of their names Credits: Regina Truitt
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Guests display the handiwork of the calligrapher Credits: Regina Truitt
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Members of the Millburn-Short Hills Chinese Association stand with the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum's Executive Director, Tedor Whitman, and Environmental Educators Nicole Esposito and Eric Jackson. Credits: Regina Truitt
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Teen volunteers help serve traditional treats at the Lunar New Year celebration at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum. Credits: Regina Truitt
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One of the Arboretum's corn snakes amuses guests by deciding to "hold" onto a lantern craft with his tail! Credits: Regina Truitt
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Guests listen intently to the storytelling of Senyen Goh at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum's Lunar New Year celebration Credits: Regina Truitt
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Guests listen intently to the storyteller of Senyen Goh at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum's Lunar New Year celebration on February 10, 2018 Credits: Regina Truitt
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A teen volunteer guides guests through a craft at the Lunar New Year celebration held at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum on February 10, 2018 Credits: Regina Truitt
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MILLBURN, NJ - Drizzly skies did not dampen the festive celebration of the Year of the Dog at the Lunar New Year Celebration held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary in Short Hills.

Guests were treated to the traditional Lion Dance, snacks and teas, crafts, storytelling and calligraphy. Additionally, celebrants of all ages were able to interact with many of the Arboretum's resident animals and enjoy the interactive learning stations in the Arboretum's Stone House Nature Center exhibit. The event was co-sponsored by the Millburn-Short Hills Chinese Association and Girl Talk

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