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Series: Family Festivals

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

Reservations are recommended for most programs; you may use the links below. You may also RSVP by emailing rsvp@janm.org or calling 213.625.0414 at least 48 hours in advance. Please indicate the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the number of people in your party. (RSVPs are not accepted for Family Festivals). For all ticketed events (classes, workshops, food tours, etc.), pre-payment is required to hold your space. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.

 

Saturday, May 14, 2016
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

JANM Free Family Days: Fantastic Photography

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FREE ALL DAY

Strike a pose, take a selfie, or snap a shot! This day is all about photography.

 

ALL DAY ACTIVITIES:

  • In a special activity inspired by the photographers of Making Waves, make a photogram using light-sensitive paper.

  • Visit Nerdbot’s retro photo booth and pose for a short series of impromptu shots with your family and friends.

  • Complete your collection of travel photography by snapping your selfies at our stations designed to represent locales around the world.

  • Get a novelty balloon that’s shaped like a camera! One per child, while supplies last. Line ends at 3:30 p.m. or when supplies run out.

  • Fold your own origami camera at Ruthie’s Origami Corner.

  • Decorate a picture frame and take it home to hold a favorite photo.
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    SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES:

    11 a.m.–3 p.m.: Making Waves Photo Contest
    With the images in Making Waves as inspiration, create your own abstract photos using materials that we will have available at the end of the exhibition. Visit our printing station to take home a copy of your best composition and enter it in our contest to win a special prize at the end of the day. Prize courtesy of Bandai.

    12 p.m. and 2 p.m.: Photography 101
    Bring your favorite picture-taking device (camera, phone, tablet) and learn the basics of photo composition from JANM’s knowledgeable volunteer photographers. Children only, maximum 10 kids per session, must be accompanied by an adult.

     

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    Saturday, June 11, 2016
    11:00 AM—4:00 PM

    JANM Free Family Days: Celebrating Family

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    FREE ALL DAY

    In conjunction with the Mixed Remixed Festival, JANM presents a day of activities that explore the meaning of family.

    Please check back for schedule.

     

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    Saturday, July 9, 2016
    11:00 AM—4:00 PM

    JANM Free Family Days: Handy Crafts

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    FREE ALL DAY

    Inspired by Above the Fold, this Family Day will explore origami and other fun handmade crafts.

    Please check back for schedule.

     

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    In conjunction with the exhibition Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami
    Saturday, August 13, 2016
    11:00 AM—5:00 PM

    Natsumatsuri Family Festival

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    FREE ALL DAY!

    Join us for our annual summer celebration featuring Japanese and Japanese American performances, crafts, and activities.

    Supported by Los Angeles County Arts Commission and The Bandai Foundation.

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