Event Passport!

Every world traveler needs a passport! The passport is your guide to exploring the various performances, activities, and workshops this weekend has to offer!

Live!

Music
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Song

Dance
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Movement

Stories
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More

My Healthy
Kids

Learning
Together

Discovery Zone

Did you Know?

Music at an early age is not only fun but is an important part of learning and growing. Singing and clapping together can help us build verbal skills, promote cooperation, and give us confidence as we grow!

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Did you Know?

An orchestra is a big group of musicians who play music together. Each type of instrument is grouped together into different families. The instrument families are strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. Played together they can make beautiful music called symphonies!

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Did you Know?

Stories and places come alive through Ori Tahiti. Drummers represent sounds of the sea, wind, and trees and provide a beat for dancers. Before there was a written language, dancers told stories of legends, heroes, and lessons learned through their movement.

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Did you Know?

In Native stories, we find legends, history, maps, poems, food and traveling. These tales are often told by elders to youth and share family history and culture. Some are owned by particular families, like owning a book—handed down generation to generation.

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Did you Know?

A tortilla, "small cake", is a flat bread used in Mexican cuisine that is normally made out of maize (corn). Tortillas date back thousands of years, and were made of native maize. It was the main food of the Aztecs who lived in Mesoamerica.

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Did you Know?

It’s never too early to talk about race with your children. Experts recommend naming and taking action against racism with kids as early and as often as possible, as kids can demonstrate racial bias as early as 3 years old.

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You don’t need expensive supplies to be an artist, you can use almost anything! Upcycling is the process of taking waste and transforming it into something new. Lint from your dryer, paper from the recycle, or even a potato can be used to create a masterpiece!

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Sparking curiosity is serious fun! GIVE TODAY to support cultural youth and family programs. Suggested Donation: $20 per family. DONATE

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About

ABOUT THE SEATTLE CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL

Presented by Northwest Folklife and Seattle Center, From Home to Home: Seattle Children’s Festival brings the family fun to you virtually from October 24 - 25, 2020! All weekend long from 11 AM to 1 PM, kids and families can experience the arts and culture of our greater Pacific Northwest communities with special guests Caspar Babypants, Northwest Tap Connection, Aleksa Manila, and more—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: $20 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 special items from CLIF Kid and Town Hall Seattle! Here are the 2 ways you can win:

Passport: Collect all 7 stamps for your virtual passport and fill out your "About Me" section!

Donate: Donate $20 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 and Seattle Center are 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: Movin’ Around the World: WinterMovin’ Around the World: SpringGlobal PlaygroundSeattle Children’s Festival, and Our Big Neighborhood at Winterfest.

 

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!

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 anytime videos
  2. 2. Mark your progress in the online passport (and then be entered to win a prize!)
  3. 3. Donate today to support the Future of Folklife! Suggested Donation: $20
  4. 4. Have fun!

Thank you for being a part of Our Big Neighborhood!