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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:
INDOORS
*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

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