Archive for March 9, 2011

National Cherry Blossom Festival® Family Day presented with the National Building Museum

Time: 10 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: National Building Museum – 401 F Street, NW (map)
Cost: FREE

Join in the annual opening of Washington’s cherry blossom season at this sixth annual family festival for “kids of all ages” featuring hands-on activities, interactive art demonstrations, and exciting indoor and outdoor performances that celebrate spring and explore Japanese arts and design. (Family Day is immediately followed by the official Opening Ceremony.)

* Watch as local architecture students use food cans to build an amazing 3-D creation presented by Safeway
* Take a tour through the Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States Corner Store where children “shop” and learn about healthy food choices. Families will also have the opportunity to have their photo taken with Doc Broc.
* Decorate a miniature kite and prepare for the Blossom Kite Festival, sponsored by Eastern National’s “The Passport to Your National Parks” program: celebrating 25 years of making memories
* Fold a pressman’s hat with paper artist Matthew Sporzynski, and peruse a mini-exhibit of his works, presented by The Washington Examiner
* Cut and assemble kirigami flowers
* Participate in more activities presented by the National Building Museum, National Children’s Museum, and Workhouse Arts Center

Be entertained by the following youth-friendly performance groups:
*Adventure Theatre
* Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington Teen Arts Performers (TAP)
* Duke Ellington School of the Arts “Sophisticated Ladies” female vocal group
* Fillmore Arts Center
* “Healthy Choices” by the Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States Educational Theatre Program
* Shizumi Kodomo Dance Troupe
* The Washington Ballet

* Levine School of Music
* Nen Daiko Taiko Drum Ensemble
* Positive Vibrations Youth Steel Orchestra
* Washington Showstoppers Community Marching Band
* Wilson High School Drumline

National Black Writers Conference’s

Biannual Symposium presents

“Honoring the Life and Work of AUGUST WILSON

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Brooklyn, NY 11225

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The National Black Writers Conference Biannual Symposium (NBWC) invites you to attend a literary tribute to celebrate Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson. Wilson was a major contributor to the canon of American literature. His literary legacy consists of    ten powerful plays that depict the African-American experience in the twentieth century, including Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Fences and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.
Panels and presentations will feature dramatic readings by actors Jeffrey Wright and Tanya Wright, speakers including Woodie King, Jr. (founder of New Federal Theatre), playwrights Thomas Bradshaw and Ed Bullins, Professor Dale Byam (director of the film August in April); and scholars Kimberly C. Ellis, Donald Gagnon, Paul Carter Harrison, and Esmeralda Simmons

Address and Directions
Founders Auditorium
at Medgar Evers College, CUNY

1650 Bedford Avenue • Brooklyn, NY 11225

For directions, visit
$10 General
$5 for seniors, students, and faculty with valid ID; donation applies to all schools and colleges
Register via the National Black Writers Conference website at or click HERE

Major Funding Provided by New York Council for the Humanities
Additional support provided by Barnes & Noble College Book Sellers
Media Partner for NBWC Symposium AKILA WORKSONGS, Inc.

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Charlotte, NC
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Greensboro, NC
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