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Sunday, December 9, 2001
1:00 PM

2ND SUNDAY FOR FAMILIES

Flavors from Home: Multicultural Holiday Foods and Recipes
Enrich your holidays with culinary traditions that originated in other lands. Celebrate the rich diversity of the holidays through the foods that are passed from one generation to another here in the United States. Join us as we savor and learn about traditional holiday foods from around the world.

  • Toshi Koshi Soba - For hundred of years, the Japanese have enjoyed Toshi Koshi Soba as part of their New Year celebration. Experience how Japanese Americans make soba from scratch and cook them in many different ways today.
  • Kwanzaa - Join Limbiko Tembu from the African American Cultural Center on a spiritual and joyous celebration of the oneness and goodness of life. Children will be able to make an authentic Kwanzaa dish!
  • Hot Tamales and More - Join master Mexican bread maker Pepe Pena from La Morenita bakery in Cypress Park on a discovery of Mexican American holiday delicacies This program is co-sponsored by Self-Help Graphics and the California African American Museum.
Sunday, November 11, 2001
1:00 PM

2ND SUNDAY FOR FAMILIES

The Wonderful World of Children's Books
What makes a good children's book? How can parents, teachers and librarians introduce children to new and exciting worlds through reading? Join us for a fun and enlightening day that will help to inspire a life-long passion for reading!

* Can You Top That?: Illustrating Children's Books
With Hector Viveros Lee, author and illustrator of I Had a Hippopotamus and illustrator of Get Set! Swim! and Can You Top That? Following the discussion, Mr. Lee will teach his audience how to create their own drawings and illustrations!

  • Can You Top That?: Illustrating Children's Books - With Hector Viveros Lee, author and illustrator of I Had a Hippopotamus and illustrator of Get Set! Swim! and Can You Top That? Following the discussion, Mr. Lee will teach his audience how to create their own drawings and illustrations!
  • Flowers from Mariko Storytelling - Hear the story of Flowers from Mariko, a book about a girl who lifts her family's spirits as they make the tough transition back into society following their incarceration during World War II, co-authored by Rick Noguchi and his wife Deneen Jenks. Mr. Noguchi will talk about how he and his wife made their dream of writing a children's book a reality.
  • What Makes a Good Children's Book? - Publisher Philip Lee of Lee & Low Books, a publishing company that specializes in multicultural literature for children, will discuss ways to create a love and appreciation for diverse cultures and interesting traditions through multicultural literature.
  • Hands-on Craft Workshop
Sunday, October 14, 2001
1:00 PM

2ND SUNDAY FOR FAMILIES

Halloween SPOOKY Fun
Get ready for Halloween! Join us for a ghoulishly delightful afternoon of storytelling and art-making. Then, join us for a pre-Halloween trick-or-treat in Little Tokyo.

  • Boo! Storytelling - Enjoy a reading of goblin stories by actor Rodney Kageyama.
  • Make Your Own Mask - See masks from Japan, Korea, Africa and other countries and learn how to make a fun mask yourself.
  • Trick-or-Treat in Little Tokyo - Go on a trick-or-treat parade in Little Tokyo wearing your new Halloween mask!
  • Pumpkin Decorating - Make your own decorated pumpkin and bring it home with you.
Sunday, September 9, 2001
1:00 PM

2ND SUNDAY FOR FAMILIES

Celebrate "Grandparent's Day" at the National Museum! Invite your grandparents to join us in honoring them for the special role they play in our lives.

"Stories I Learned from my Grandparent(s)" Presentation & Dessert Reception
A fun & touching look at how grandparents enrich our lives. Includes an opportunity for children from the audience to share special stories about their grandparents. Special participation by artist Momo Nagano and her granddaughter, Hana van der Steur.

Grandparent & Grandchild Photo Session
An opportunity to capture this special relationship in a photograph! Museum staff photographer Norman Sugimoto will use the backdrop of the beautiful Hirasaki Garden. (Photo will be mailed to families following the event.)

Henry Sugimoto Exhibition Gallery Tour for Families
This special curator-led Gallery Tour introduces the art of Henry Sugimoto to children and their families.

Group Weaving Project
See the finished group weaving completed in conjunction with display, American Families: A Weaving by Momo Nagano. (This weaving was collectively woven by participants at prior 2nd Sundays and the Courtyard Kids Festival)

In conjunction with the exhibition Henry Sugimoto: Painting an American Experience
Sunday, August 5, 2001
11:00 AM

3rd Annual Courtyard Kids Festival

Join us for a special fun-filled day of family activities celebrating our Courtyard Kids. Everyone is invited to discover the legacy of our great American stories exploring the exciting exhibitions in the National Museum galleries. Family storytelling, vibrant performances, and art workshops will entertain all. Plus: special goodies for all Courtyard Kids in attendance!

Afterwards, find a comfortable spot and enjoy the 61st Annual Nisei Week Grand Parade beginning at 4:00 pm. For more information about honoring someone in the Children's Courtyard call 213.830.5658.

Sunday, July 8, 2001
1:00 PM

2ND SUNDAY FOR FAMILIES

Tea is a beverage tradition enjoyed around the world. Spend the afternoon learning more about the culture of tea! No reservations necessary.

Tea Presentation & Tasting
Learn more about the teas of Asia and the "New Asian" teas, such as boba, that have become so popular. Enjoy a sample sip of many kinds of hot & cold teas!

Sugimoto Exhibition Gallery Tour for Families
This special Curator-led Gallery Tour introduces the art of Henry Sugimoto to children and their families.

"Tea with Milk" Storytelling
Enjoy a reading of Allen Say's Tea with Milk. Followed by "tea with milk" and cookies.

Hands-on Craft Workshop
Add your weave to the group weaving project! In conjunction with the American Families: A Weaving by Momo Nagano display.

In conjunction with the exhibition Henry Sugimoto: Painting an American Experience
 

 

 

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