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Sunday, May 13, 2001
1:00 PM

2ND SUNDAY FOR FAMILIES

May is the month to remember your mom. Join us for a fun-filled day of arts, crafts, and workshops. No reservations necessary

Photo Decoration Workshop
Create a special photo project in honor of your mother.

Sunday, April 8, 2001
1:00 PM

2ND SUNDAY FOR FAMILIES

Celebrate an experience for the whole family! Join us for a fun-filled day of arts, crafts, and workshops. No reservations necessary.

Celebration of Spring
Learn a special printing technique to decorate your T-shirts, aprons, and pillowcases with natural spring flowers.

Egg Decoration Workshop
Get ready to celebrate spring. Join artist Flora Ito in creating a beautiful symbol of spring.

Sunday, February 11, 2001
1:00 PM

2ND SUNDAY FOR FAMILIES

Art on the Courtyard: Explore, Imagine, Create

Join the National Museum for a Sunday of Art on our Children's Courtyard to celebrate the upcoming exhibition Henry Sugimoto: Painting an American Experience. Learn about different techniques such as pastels, print making, water colors, and mixed medium collage used by this important American artist. Try your hand at one or all of these techniques at a variety of art stations on our Children's Courtyard—you'll even have the chance to paint your own experiences on a large wall mural. Music and taiko performances will accompany you. Invite your friends—admission is free!

In conjunction with the exhibition Henry Sugimoto: Painting an American Experience
Sunday, January 7, 2001
1:00 PM

Oshogatsu: New Year Family Celebration

Celebrate the New Year at the National Museum with family and friends by enjoying a fun-filled, festive afternoon learning about Japanese American New Year "good luck" traditions. Discover unique foods such as ozoni, a special New Year soup filled with mochi (pounded rice cakes) that ensures good luck throughout the year. You'll also have the opportunity to begin a new tradition inspired by Allen Say's book Tree of Cranes which takes place in Japan and tells of a mother's yearning for her native home, California. The mother shares American holiday traditions with her son by decorating a matsu (Japanese pine tree) with origami cranes. While you're there, enjoy the tales of renowned storyteller Nanci Nishimura and Argyle Bunny. Don't miss out on other New Year activities planned throughout Little Tokyo. Bring your friends - admission is free!

Saturday, June 10, 2000
12:00 PM—4:00 PM

2nd Saturday at the National Museum

Celebrate an experience for the whole family! Join us for a fun-filled day of arts, crafts, gallery scavenger hunts, performances, and workshops. No reservations necessary.

Just in Time for Summer: Celebrate Bon Odori
The summer Bon Odori season is about to begin! Join us as we celebrate this important community tradition which honors the spirit of our ancestors. Discover the meaning behind this community festival and learn a traditional Bon Odori dance.

Baseball Saved Us
Leslie Perry, acclaimed storyteller, will do a special interpretation of Ken Mochizuki’s well-known children’s story Baseball Saved Us.

Hands on Taiko
Try your hand at Taiko drumming with the Los Angeles Taiko Center. Families will experience traditional and contemporary styles, with western and global influences.

Saturday, May 13, 2000
12:00 PM—4:00 PM

2nd Saturday at the National Museum

Celebrate an experience for the whole family! Join us for a fun-filled day of arts, crafts, gallery scavenger hunts, performances, and workshops. No reservations necessary.

Tokens of Affection
Explore the many ways you can create a very personal art project in honor of your mother or grandmother. Bring family photos, letters, and postcards that tell your family stories, cherish family memories, and celebrate the matriarchs in your family.

Go Undercover: Investigate Your Family Tree
Learn how to create a family tree! Join us for this special workshop! Wear a detective hat, learn how to trace your roots, and discover your long-lost relatives!

1 p.m–3 p.m.: So, Now You’re the Coach: Basketball Tips for Parent Coaches
Featuring: Coaches Yosh Arima and Marcia Murota
Whether you’re the team’s new coach or working with your kids in the backyard, you’ll learn some valuable and fun coaching techniques from two experienced and inspirational basketball coaches. Yosh Arima, the first Japanese American to hold a coaching position in Los Angeles in the early 1950s, and who coached basketball at Belmont High School for over four decades, and Marcia Murota, head women’s basketball coach at California State University, Los Angeles, will share their experiences in how to motivate, encourage, and teach young children the great game of basketball. Session is geared to new or beginner coaches. Special public program for More Than a Game exhibition.

 

 

 

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