Event Passport!

The passport is your guide to exploring the various performances, activities, and workshops this weekend has to offer.
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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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Eastside

Eastside Neighborhood: is a large collection of neighborhoods and cities on the East side of Lake Washington. Some of these places include Redmond, Bellevue, and Kirkland. If you travel there from across the lake, you will go across a couple of big bridges that float on the water! Originally home to members of the Coast Salish Peoples, settlers cleared thousands of acres of forest, eventually leading to vast farmlands, including dairy and chicken farms. The icon is a reference to the early days of the Eastside, where places like Marymoor park was once a huge dairy farm. In fact, the cows were so special that they provided milk for people all over the country! Today, the Eastside is home to many different communities of people from all types of backgrounds. Marymoor Park, once a private farm, now hosts public celebrations of all kinds from the Indian celebration of Holi, to summer concerts and more. During the winter months, you can take a self guided tour of art and lights through Redmond as part of Redmond Lights!

All videos will be livestreamed 2-3pm on October 16, and available to rewatch here soon after!

Karoun Dance Ensemble

Persian Dance Performance by Karoun Dance Ensemble

Elham is a proud Iranian-American who enjoys sharing her love of Persian culture and dance and finds great joy in her work as a Persian dance instructor. She joined Delshodeh Dance Ensemble in 2008, and started choreographed dancing with Heather Rastovac and Sonja Hintz, then formed that group to Karoun Dance Ensemble (a choreographed, classical Persian dance group) in 2012. She has successfully carried the name Karoun and transformed it to "Little Karouns" where she teaches the younger generation, traditional dance style.

She has performed in different events such as, Seattle and Portland Iranian Festival, Folk Life Festival, Seattle Benaroya Hall and Town Hall, University of Washington, City of Bellingham, and Vancouver BC.

She also knows different styles of Salsa dancing.…

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Arabish Way reads The Little Red Hen

Reading Little Red Hen with Arabish Way

Laila Taji is an American of Palestinian heritage. She has an MPH in public health from the University of Washington and currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two girls. She loved watching her kids blossom into readers but struggled to make that happen in Arabic since most books were complex and written in formal Arabic. She wrote These Chicks to give her kids an early Arabic reading experience and to connect them with their Arabic heritage. And started ArabishWay and these circle times in the hopes of making the Arabic language more accessible to non-native speakers.

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Arabish Way crafts a Chicken

Crafting time with Arabish Way

Laila Taji is an American of Palestinian heritage. She has an MPH in public health from the University of Washington and currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two girls. She loved watching her kids blossom into readers but struggled to make that happen in Arabic since most books were complex and written in formal Arabic. She wrote These Chicks to give her kids an early Arabic reading experience and to connect them with their Arabic heritage. And started ArabishWay and these circle times in the hopes of making the Arabic language more accessible to non-native speakers.

Visit their website to learn more. 


Northwest Share

Flower Mandala Making with NW Share

Northwest Share's mission is to preserve and propagate arts and culture from diverse communities through festivals, education and interactive programming. In addition to producing cultural Festival such as Diwali: Lights of India, Flavors of India and others, NW Share has been feeding people in need since 2002 in the Seattle area through its free restaurant in the University-district called My Sweet Lord (closed in April 2015). Since 2018, NW Share distributes from its Free Vegetarian Food Truck (FVFT) healthy Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine. The FVFT is certified by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I), and the King County Health Department. It has a full kitchen with a steam table, a large propane stove and another four burner stove, an Indian flat bread cooker, pizza…

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Eastside Heritage Center

Easy Butter Recipe

The mission of the Eastside Heritage Center is to steward Eastside History by actively collecting, preserving, and interpreting documents and artifacts and by promoting public involvement in, and appreciation of, this heritage through educational programming and community outreach. They are committed to ensuring that the stories of all people within our community are heard. We recognize that one of the greatest challenges facing the local history field is ensuring that diverse voices and perspectives are heard and included in the story. We believe that change comes through education and as a community resource it is our duty to generate realistic and accurate historical education and historical interpretation that is inclusive. By fostering dialogue and inviting individuals to contribute…

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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!