Nowruz! A Persian New Year Celebration


Sunday, March 4, 11 am – 5 pm
Dance, play, and feast your way into the Persian New Year at the Freer and Sackler Galleries. The museums’ fourth annual Nowruz celebration features free attractions for all ages—including Haft Sin table displays, “fire” jumping, paper-flower arranging, Nowruz memory photo booths, chess and backgammon games, a text-messaging scavenger hunt, Persian stories by Xanthe Gresham, performances by vocalist Monika Jalili (free tickets required) .

Maps and Directions

The galleries are located on the National Mall, the grassy area between the Capitol and the Washington Monument, steps from the Smithsonian Metro stop. The Sackler Gallery is located at 1050 Independence Avenue, SW. The Freer Gallery of Art is located at Jefferson Drive at 12th Street, SW. The two museums are connected by an underground exhibition space. Handicap accessible entrance to the Freer Gallery is located on Independence Avenue at 12th Street, SW. Washington D.C.
The use of public transportation, including taxis, in Washington is recommended as on-street parking is extremely limited and traffic is often heavy.
Courtesy : Behram Pastakia
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