Creative Play: Hinamatsuri (Doll Festival)
[Creative Play] March 1, 1 PM
Hinamatsuri is the early-spring tradition of families wishing for the health and happiness of young girls in Japan. Each year, grand collections of beautiful hina dolls are put out on display in honor of this festival. At this program, families will have the opportunity to view an authentic collection of these traditional dolls and join in on other Hinamatsuri crafts. All children are welcome!
Next event3/1/2020 1:00 PM
Family Workshop: Japanese Folk Dancing
[Family Workshop] March 1, 2:30 PM
Traditional Japanese dance has a long history and many variations, often borrowing movement from nature, animals, and life. At this workshop, families will have the unique opportunity to embrace a joyful Japanese tradition! Learn, create, and dance with the Hanagasa Kai group from the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York. All abilities welcomed!
Next event3/1/2020 2:30 PM
Creative Play: Sakura Hanami (Cherry Blossom Viewing)
[Creative Play] April 5, 1 PM
Each year in Japan, as cherry blossoms bloom, thousands gather to admire the pinks and whites of this national symbol. Hanami, or flower viewing, is a time for family and friends to gather for picnics and parties under these stunning trees. At this program, experience the beauty of cherry blossoms with a playtime picnic and creative sakura crafts!
Next event4/5/2020 1:00 PM
Family Workshop: Shibori: Japanese Tie Dye
[Family Workshop] April 5, 2:30 PM
Shibori is the art of creating patterns on dyed fabric by tying, twisting, rolling, and folding. A beautiful pattern emerges once the fabric dries and can be used for all kinds of things, from fashion accessories to household decorations. Join us to create your own one-of-a-kind Shibori piece!
Next event4/5/2020 2:30 PM