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Join Northwest Folklife and Seattle Center for Our Big Neighborhood, a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, inter-generational series that offers people of all ages opportunities to learn about Northwest communities through a variety of educational, presentational and hands-on programs.

Programs are designed for ages 4-12 | Activities are fun for the whole family!

Here are the Our Big Neighborhood events you can look forward to at Seattle Center in 2019:

February 16 – 22, 11am – 2:30pm & April 6 – 12, 11am – 2:30pm inside Seattle Center Armory Movin’ Around the World is a week-long program that takes place in February and April, featuring a different cultural community from the Pacific Northwest each day. These programs are scheduled over Seattle Public School’s breaks to better involve Northwest families. Youth, parents, and families are invited to participate through dancing, music-making and hands-on activities in the Seattle Center Armory, learning directly from and being inspired by master tradition bearers and youth ensembles. Kids can learn a dance, make crafts, sing a song, and get better acquainted with some of the cultural communities that make up Our Big Neighborhood.
Movin' Around the World Website
August 3, 10 & 17, 2pm – 5pm at the Artists at Play playground The perfect urban summertime activity, Global Playground mixes cultural connectivity with outdoor play. Set in Seattle’s most unique playground, this series celebrates outdoor fun through coordinated playground games and interactive dance, and movement workshops rooted in cultural traditions. Local bands provide a musical backdrop to keep you moving, playing, and learning!
Global Playground Website
September 21-22, 10am – 4pm at Fisher Pavilion and inside Seattle Center Armory The Seattle Children's Festival is a multi-cultural, intergenerational festival featuring live performances, hands-on activities, and interactive workshops to get your kids learning and playing.
Seattle Children's Festival Website
November 29, 11am – 4pm inside Seattle Center Armory Joining the tradition of Seattle Center Winterfest, Northwest Folklife will support the opening weekend celebration with student and cultural performances and activities that bring families together.
Our Big Neighorhood at Winterfest Website

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