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! How to use your passport:

Step 1. Visit each of the 7 stamp pages. Once you visit each page, click the icon and press “Mark As Visited!”

Step 2. Once you collect all of your 7 stamps, fill out a quick form for a chance to win a special goodie bag!

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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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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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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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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


Meet the Artists

Northwest Tap Connection

Northwest Tap Connection is a distinctive urban dance studio specializing in Rhythm Tap. The studio's philosophy is that dance enriches the lives of the students, while developing self-discipline, instilling self-confidence, and encouraging achievement and goal setting. As part of our virtual programming, we encourage audience members to… LEARN MORE

Saturday, October 24 - 12:30pm | Dance & Movement

Orquesta Northwest

Paula Madrigal was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, where she studied and worked until coming to Seattle in 2014. She is passionate about classical music. As a cellist, teaching artist, professional musician, and orchestra conductor, she has created and participated in numerous projects, providing classical music experiences, mostly free of charge, to… LEARN MORE

Saturday, October 24 - 11:45am | Music & Song

Pacific Science Center

Pacific Science Center ignites curiosity in every child and fuels a passion for discovery, experimentation, and critical thinking in all of us. As part of our virtual programming, we encourage audience members to donate directly to artists, or organizations of the artist choosing. Please direct donations for… LEARN MORE

| S.T.E.A.M Lab

ParentMap

ParentMap provides trusted, innovative and award-winning editorial content through a variety of media (print, digital and events) to support parents in their most essential role: that of their child’s first and most important teacher. ParentMap’s unique social-venture business model drives its vision and day-to-day operation. Its support of local… LEARN MORE

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Seattle ReCreative

Seattle ReCreative is a 501c3 non-profit that promotes creativity, community, and environmental stewardship through creative reuse and arts education. We collect donations of used materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill from local businesses and individuals to redistribute to our community. We believe that art has the power to change… LEARN MORE

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Simba Youth Marimba Ensemble

Simba Youth Marimba Ensemble performs music from Zimbabwe. The group members range in age of 12-18. The Seattle based ensemble has been performing for 5 years.   LEARN MORE

| Music & Song

Stories from Our Community

In honor of Northwest Folklife's 2020 Cultural Focus, Living Legacies, we are celebrating our community's culture bearers and the stories, traditions, and legacies that they have passed down to us.We are asking YOU, our community, to share your stories. What are the legacies—custom, food, language, music, stories, art, and dance—that… LEARN MORE

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Sunshine Music Together

Sunshine Music Together is the eight-time ParentMap Golden Teddy Award Winner for Best Music Program in Seattle!Not only does Music Learning Support All Learning®—it creates a community where everybody is welcome. Parents, caregivers, teachers, children—everyone benefits from Music Together classes. It's about shared experiences that touch… LEARN MORE

Saturday, October 24 - 11:00am | Music & Song

Te Fare O Tamatoa

Nanave has been studying Ori Tahiti for over 15 years. She is the Director of Dance for Te Fare O Tamatoa which offers lessons in dance and drumming in the Seattle area. Tea'rama, Te Fare O Tamatoa's performance group, is also under dance and creative direction of Nanave. Tea'rama has been performing throughout the pacific northwest for 10+ years… LEARN MORE

Saturday, October 24 - 12:00pm | Dance & Movement

Temple of Music Instrumental Ensemble

Temple of music derives its Mission from the aspect of Swara Yoga , an interactive Musical meditation. This session brings together musical minds to chant , sing and play music so as to feel a collective sense of profound joy and happiness. The non profit derives great honor in promoting this level of Indian Music amongst all people irrespective… LEARN MORE

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The Beecher's Foundation

Every year The Beecher's Foundation offers our free, learning standards aligned workshop to over 20,000 4th and 5th graders in Puget Sound and New York City. Students who participate become food detectives equipped with tools to read labels, understand ingredient lists, and see through marketing messages. As part of our virtual programming,… LEARN MORE

| My Healthy Kids

The Big Brained Superhero's Club

The Big-Brained Superheroes Club is building a kinder, nerdier, more imaginative world. As part of our virtual programming, we encourage audience members to donate directly to artists, or organizations of the artist choosing. Please direct donations for Big Brianed Superheoes Club to LEARN MORE

| S.T.E.A.M Lab

The Crankie Factory

After seeing the crankies of Anna and Elizabeth and Katherine Fahey in 2011, I had found something I had been looking for - a way to combine the folkart images I love with the fiddle tunes I play. When I saw the crankies I knew THIS WAS IT! I jumped in with both feet and it has been my passion ever since. I have performed and presented in the US,… LEARN MORE

| Stories & More

The Legacy of Filipino Adobo with Aleska Manila

In honor of Northwest Folklife's 2020 Cultural Focus, Living Legacies, Aleska Manila shares a family recipe for Filipino adobo with us!We are asking YOU, our community, to share your stories. What are the legacies—custom, food, language, music, stories, art, and dance—that you hold with you today? What meaning do they hold?  LEARN MORE

| Living Legacies

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!