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Sunday, January 7, 2007
11:00 AM

Oshogatsu: New Year Family Festival

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FREE ADMISSION

Ring in the New Year with fun arts and crafts, whimsical tales, and exciting performances at the National Museum.

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Arts and crafts for children of all ages

Bird Pins: Allowed to bring only what they could carry, Japanese American World War II inmates created beauty under daunting circumstances by making bird pins. Learn the fascinating story behind the pins and design your own out of various materials.

Daruma Puppets: The daruma is a good luck charm many people in Japan buy for birthdays, celebrations, or New Years day to bring fortune and prosperity. Create a puppet and make a wish for happiness in 2007.

Origami: Ori is to fold. Kami is paper. Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding that has become a beloved art form for people around the globe. Learn to make things that fly, swim, and run at this fun workshop.

Family Photos: Take a Polaroid with your family and friends then add a special wish for 2007. We'll put it on our community mural to form one huge card to ring in the New Year.

Noon, 2:00 PM
Eth-Noh-Tec

Based in San Francisco, Eth-Noh-Tec is an interdisciplinary theater company that combines precision choreography with lyrical word-weaving. By layering ancient Asian mythologies, folktales, and urban legends, they have created a new blend of storytelling and kinetic theater. Suitable for kids of all ages.


3:00 PM
Concert

Our New Year's family concert includes a performance by Samba at Saticoy, an after school volunteer children's ensemble directed by Lee Cobin. Based at Saticoy Elementary School in North Hollywood, the group highlights the spirited rhythms found throughout Brazil. No New Year's celebration would be complete without the powerful sounds of taiko and we'll be presenting some of the city's finest. Bring your dancing shoes, as this is one Oshogatsu you won't want to miss.

Sponsored, in part, by The James Irvine Foundation and the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.

Learn about Oshogatsu at the Museum Store Online: Oshogatsu! Japanese New Year Traditions

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Target Free Family Saturdays - A World of Percussion: Shake, Rattle & Bang!

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This summer the National Museum debuts four wonderful days created especially for families. Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

A World of Percussion: Shake, Rattle & Bang!
Rhythm is universal and so is the joy found in a day filled with a shake, rattle, and a bang. Kids of all ages can make their own instrument and then join us in a very special drum circle. Free Museum admission all day.

Reservations are not needed.

Join us for our other Target Free Family Saturdays

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Target Free Family Saturdays - Family Folktales: Rabbits, Roosters, Monkeys, Oh My!

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This summer the National Museum debuts four wonderful days created especially for families. Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

Family Folktales: Rabbits, Roosters, Monkeys, Oh My!
Throughout the ages, folktales have shined a light on magical worlds and mythical characters. Storytellers will share folktales from around the world that grab your attention, tickle your funny bone, and spark your imagination. Learn new stories and hear old favorites on this wonder-filled day of tales, legends, and myths. Free Museum admission all day.

Reservations are not needed.

Join us for our other Target Free Family Saturdays

July 8 - I am ... I can be ...
September 9 - More than Crayons
November 11 - A World of Percussion: Shake, Rattle & Bang!

In conjunction with the exhibition kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa
Saturday, September 9, 2006
11:00 AM

Target Free Family Saturdays: More Than Crayons

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This summer the National Museum debuts four wonderful days created especially for families. Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

More than Crayons
Watercolor--Photography--Pencil--Sculpture--Collage--Paint, and more...

Utilize all types of art mediums to create your own masterpiece and tell a story. Items from the National Museum collection will serve as inspiration for your own work of art. Drop-in anytime for special art workshops led by local artists and stay for the music, storytelling, and a display by the participants of the photography workshop led by artist Kip Fulbeck.

Reservations are not needed.

Join us for our other Target Free Family Saturdays

July 8 - I am ... I can be ...
October 14 - Family Folktales: Rabbits, Roosters, Monkeys, Oh My!
November 11 - A World of Percussion: Shake, Rattle & Bang!

In conjunction with the exhibition kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa
Saturday, August 12, 2006
1:00 PM

8th Annual Courtyard Kids Festival: Every Day is Children's Day

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Join Courtyard Kaeru in celebrating the spirit of youth. Holidays honoring children are held around the globe throughout the year. In Japan, Children's Day is May 5th, but the National Museum is celebrating it in the summer along with other communities.

Dance, sing, create, and play with us as we, together, experience festive cultural customs of our neighbors around the world. Lively music, arts and crafts, and storytelling and games plan to make our annual summer festival the fun place to start Nisei Week in Little Tokyo.

Saturday, July 8, 2006
11:00 AM

Target Free Family Saturdays: I am ... I can be ...

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This summer the National Museum debuts four wonderful days created especially for families. Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

I am ... I can be...
How do you perceive yourself in your imagination? How do you communicate those perceptions to others?

Drop-in and discover fun ways of drawing self-portraits in a special workshop designed to show the world what makes you, you. Bring along your creativity and spirit for a day of storytelling and art.

Join us for our other Target Free Family Saturdays

September 9 - More than Crayons
October 14 - Family Folktales: Rabbits, Roosters, Monkeys, Oh My!
November 11 - A World of Percussion: Shake, Rattle & Bang!

In conjunction with the exhibition kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa
 

 

 

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