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Our Big Neighborhood: Presented by Northwest Folklife and Seattle Center
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Events throughout 2018

Through inter-generational, multi-cultural exchange, we aim to promote greater social understanding.
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. 

Here are the Our Big Neighborhood events you can look forward to at Seattle Center in 2018:

Movin’ Around the World: Celebrating the Cultures of the World Through Movement and Song
April 7 - 13, 11am - 3pm inside Seattle Center Armory

Movin’ Around the World is a week-long Our Big Neighborhood program that will feature a new cultural community from the Pacific Northwest each day. These programs are scheduled over Seattle Public School’s Spring Break 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.

Global Playground
August 4, 11 & 18, 4pm – 7pm at the Artists at Play playground

Scheduled for the first three Saturdays in August at the Artists at Play playground, this outdoor program mixes cultural connectivity with outdoor play.

Seattle Children’s Festival
September 22, 10am – 5pm at Fisher Pavilion and inside Seattle Center Armory

This intergenerational, multi-cultural exchange aims to develop minds and bodies through movement, rhythm, song and hands-on activities. 

Seattle Center Winterfest Launch Party
November 23 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.
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