Event Passport!

The passport is your guide to exploring the various performances, activities, and workshops this weekend has to offer.
Click on each one to collect your virtual stamp, or visit the channel to explore!

Live!

Gathering
Room

CID

Ballard

Rainier
Valley

Eastside

Did you Know?

Did you know that a land acknowledgment is a good first step in recognizing and honoring our Indigenous friends and neighbors? It’s important to understand the history of our home, and the tribes who took care of the land before they were forced to leave. Land acknowledgments aren’t the only way to celebrate Indigenous peoples and their culture, so we encourage you to support and learn more about the Tribes who live near you!

Learn more about the importance of Land Acknowledgments with Aunty Lena and Possum, from Look, Listen, and Learn TV.

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Did you Know?

Did you know that call and response is a style of singing that has roots in African music? It was introduced to the Americas by enslaved peoples who brought their music and traditions with them. Now you can find call and response in all types of music from pop, gospel, folk or even jazz. In this style, a singer will sing a phrase, and the audience will respond with a new phrase, or answer a question, creating a song together!

Join Sumayya for a journey through the African Diaspora with dance, movement, drum rhythms and song!

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Did you Know?

Did you know that the Chinatown-International District is home to smaller neighborhoods such as Japantown, Filipino Town, and Little Saigon as well as Chinatown? It’s a place rooted in Asian American history and culture that still thrives today.

The ABCs of the CID celebrates the unique stories of the neighborhoods from A to Z!

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Did you Know?

Did you know that the Ballard Locks has a special ladder to help salmon to pass through to get to their breeding grounds? Every year from July through October, you can see the salmon swim by!

Maxx at Push/Pull Gallery celebrates this special trip with an art project you can make using materials found at home and outside!

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Did you Know?

Did you know that there was an elementary school in the Rainier Valley called the African American Academy? The special after school arts group called the Nubian Posse was a group of scholars that participated in performing arts celebrating African American art and culture.

Hear Afua Kuyate tell a story about her time teaching at this special place.

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Did you Know?

Did you know that many spices used in Indian cuisine can be grown in your own backyard? Herbs like fennel, cloves, peppermint, and cardamom can all be grown in small gardens, like the one we see at Northwest Share in Redmond.

Watch Harry Terhanian of Northwest Share give a garden tour, and then learn how to mix your own spice blends!

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Sparking curiosity is serious fun! GIVE TODAY to support cultural youth and family programs. Suggested Donation: $10.


October 16-17, 2021

Streaming Oct. 16 11AM - 3PM | Live workshops Oct 17 11AM-3PM

Support the Future of Folklife Today | Suggested Donation: $10 per family

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Join us for virtual music, workshops, stories and more! This year we’ll be exploring what makes the greater Seattle area so special by visiting four unique neighborhoods in the surrounding area:

The Chinatown-International District | Ballard | Rainier Valley | Eastside

Plus interactive live workshops hosted by local artists and culture bearers.

The Seattle Children's Festival was filmed and produced on the traditional land of the Coast Salish Peoples. We honor with gratitude the land itself and the stewardship that has continued for generations. For more information about Land Acknowledgments, check out the conversation between Aunty Lena and Possum of Look Listen + Learn TV.

Look Listen and Learn TV

Land Acknowledgements

Look, Listen and Learn (LL+L) produces children’s television to bridge the achievement gap in Washington so that BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) kids enter school ready to learn and able to succeed. Featuring local children and teachers at learning venues across King County, LL+L applies brain development knowledge to foster learning and enhance caregiver relationships. Visit their website to learn more, and watch this short promo to see them in action! As part of our virtual programming, we encourage audience members to donate directly to artists, or organizations of the artist choosing. Please direct donations for Look Listen and Learn TV to their donation page.…
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Click on the Channels below to explore different and unique areas in Our Big Neighborhood!

Welcome to From Home to Home: Seattle Children’s Festival

We’re so glad you’re here! Here are some tips on how to make the most of your adventure:

  1. 1. Explore the full livestream schedule and gathering room workshops
  2. 2. Mark your progress in the online passport (and then be entered to win a prize!)
  3. 3. Download the activity sheets to complete at home.
  4. 4. Donate today to support the Future of Folklife! Suggested Donation: $10
  5. 5. Have fun!

Thank you for being a part of Our Big Neighborhood!