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!

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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 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 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 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 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 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.


About

ABOUT THE SEATTLE CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL

Presented by Northwest Folklife From Home to Home: Seattle Children’s Festival brings the family fun to you virtually from October 16-17! Over the weekend from 11 AM to 3 PM, kids and families can experience the arts and culture of our greater Seattle area —all from the comfort of your home. With so much to see, do, and discover, this is the place to celebrate Our Big Neighborhood

Your donation powers discovery, exploration, and family fun online and from home to home, through this year’s From Home to Home: Seattle Children’s Festival as well as Northwest Folklife’s year-round programs. From Home to Home: Seattle Children’s Festival is made possible thanks to generous contributions from participants like YOU. Thank you!

Committed to Access for All | Suggested Donation: $10 per family

Special Gift Basket Giveaways!

In honor of this special event, we are giving away 2 special gift baskets to 2 lucky families featuring fun toys, games, art supplies, and other goodies! Here are the 2 ways you can win:

Passport: Collect all stamps for your virtual passport and fill out your "About Me" section!

Donate: Donate $10 or more to Northwest Folklife! Your support ensures youth and family programs like From Home to Home: Seattle Children's Festival will continue to make a lasting impact on Northwest Folklife's legacy!

 

ABOUT OUR BIG NEIGHBORHOOD

Northwest Folklife is proud to present Our Big Neighborhood, a youth and family program that provides opportunities to share and sustain the vitality of folk, ethnic and traditional arts for present and future generations. With events scheduled all year round, there’s always an opportunity to have fun and learn something new with family, friends, and all of us who make up Our Big Neighborhood.

Year-round events include:  Seattle Children’s Festival, and Movin' Around the World: Virtual. Stay tuned for more events to come!

 

ABOUT NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE

Since 1972, Northwest Folklife has been deeply committed to celebrating the diversity of our Northwest communities and demystifying our differences together, under one roof. Our work centers on preserving cultural arts, bridging connections to heritage and identity, and cultivating the ever-evolving traditions of the Pacific Northwest. From daily creativity and imagination to family and community customs, Folklife is a part of each of our lives – past, present, and future.

Our Mission & Vision

 

WAYS TO SUPPORT

During this time of uncertainty, we ask you to come together to help us sustain, uplift, and unite our folklife. Please consider making your best gift possible, one that ensures a bright and sustainable future for Northwest Folklife and speaks to the importance of upholding the arts, culture, and music that make up our daily lives.


You can also show your support for Northwest Folklife by joining our team of volunteers! Help us make the magic of Northwest Folklife happen—volunteer with us!