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Series: Family Festivals

All programs are free for Museum members and free with admission for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change.

Advanced reservations are recommended for most programs as seating/space may be limited. Some programs may have separate reservation contacts. Please check program description. When making a reservation, email rsvp@janm.org or call 213.625.0414 at least 48 hours prior to the event. Include the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the total in your party.

NEW: For all classes, workshops, and food tours, pre-payment is now required to hold your space. Please call 213.625.0414 or download the pre-payment form. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.

 

Saturday, May 10, 2014
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Target Free Family Saturdays: Take Me Out to the Ball Game

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Bring out the whole family for baseball-themed fun that will sure to be a home run! In celebration for the new Dodgers: Brotherhood of the Game exhibition.

Schedule:
11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.: Join Dodgers: Brotherhood of the Game curators, Mark Langill (Dodgers Publications Editor & Team Historian) and Koji Steven Sakai (JANM Programs Manager) on a family-friendly gallery tour. Sign up early! 30 participants max.

•11:30 a.m./1 p.m./2:30 p.m.: We’re screening the The Jackie Robinson Story (1950) where Jackie Robinson plays himself in this biographical film of his journey to becoming the first African American Major League Baseball player.

2 p.m.: Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month and Mother’s Day weekend with a poetry reading about mothers, family, community, and history. In partnership with Kundiman and Kaya Press. Program will take place in the Tateuchi Democracy Forum.

All Day Activities:
•Try your arm at baseball carnival games like Milk Can Toss and other fun games.
•Dust off your old (and new) baseball cards and bring them in to be appraised by Valley Sports Cards, Memorabilia & Picture Framing to find out what they’re worth! Baseball items will also be available for sale.
•Decorate a baseball cap to wear to your next game!
•Make a baseball paper puppet to cheer for your favorite team.
•Ruthie's Origami Corner: Learn how to make a Mother's Day card with Ruthie!


Special Event:
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center + Flickr invite all professional and amateur photojournalists and filmmakers to participate in the nationwide event, A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America on May 10th by taking photographs and shooting videos about Asian Pacific American life. Check here for details.

Check back for updates to come!

Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

Check out our other fun and free Family Festivals!

In conjunction with the exhibition Dodgers: Brotherhood of the Game
Saturday, June 14, 2014
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Target Free Family Saturdays: Imagination Storytime

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Teleport yourself into mystical and magical worlds through stories and fun crafts.

Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

Check out our other fun and free Family Festivals!

Saturday, July 12, 2014
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Target Free Family Saturdays: Print-tastic

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We’re celebrating the Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World exhibition with print art workshops and other fun activities! Check back at janm.org for updates.

Saturday, August 9, 2014
11:00 AM—5:00 PM

Natsumatsuri Family Festival

FREE ALL DAY!

Be a part of our annual summer celebration featuring traditional Japanese and Japanese American cultural crafts, performances, and activities. Check back at janm.org for more details.

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