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
and
Song

Dance
and
Movement

Stories
and
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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Did you Know?

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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Drag Queen Story Time with Aleksa Manila

Aleksa Manila

Aleksa Manila is Seattle's sweetheart of social activism. As a genderqueer FilipinX immigrant, her passion lies in honoring and uplifting marginalized communities especially BIPOC and gender diverse people. Finding her platform as a performance drag artist, she focuses on the power of voice and visibility for human rights centered on LGBTQ history and legacy. She's a sought after keynote speaker, expert panelist, fundraiser, auctioneer, moderator and emcee at various events extending the boundaries of the traditional queer venues - like Seattle City Hall, King County Superior Court, Filipino Community Center, University of Washington, Seattle University, Department of Health, Asian Counseling Referral Service, and the White House to name a few.

From Miss Gay Filipino, Miss Gay Seattle and Empress of Seattle - she continues to champion communities and collectives that honor the diverse LGBTQ narrative. She has gained recognition through her selfless act of creating safe space for others - from Seattle Mayor's Award for Outstanding Leader, Filpino Community of Seattle Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Leadership, Seattle Women's Pride Champion Award, Greater Seattle Business Association's Humanitarian Award for Community Leadership, Grand Marshal at the 40th Seattle Pride, and Jose (Sarria) Honors to name a few including being sainted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. In 2012, she founded Pride ASIA, a Queer and Asian collective whose mission is to celebrate, empower and nurture the multi-cultural diversity of the LGBTQ2+ communities through the Asian Pacific Islander lens. With her Master of Social Work from the University of Washington, she centers her professional expertise on harm reduction, equity and social justice.

She is currently an Ambassador for the "Drag Out To Vote" national campaign to educate LGBTQ representation in the polls this fall. For two decades, Aleksa continues to amplify the disenfrachised, unseen and unheard so that no one is left behind and as a whole, we rise, step out, and come forward to celebrate each other.

Scheduled performance time: Saturday, October 24 - 12:45pm | Category: Stories & More

http://www.ALEKSAMANILA.com

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!