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Super Stamps and the Season of Giving at the National Postal Museum this Saturday!

 

At this time of year, there are so many family activities featuring twinkling lights, holiday treats, and more ways to indulge in the season.  This weekend, the National Postal Museum is hosting a holiday event that’s a little different, one that focuses on giving back.  On Saturday, December 3, join them for Super Stamps and the Season of Giving, a day of performances and hands-on activities that explore the themes of community action and caring for others.

From 11am – 4pm, there will be a variety of activities for all ages throughout the museum, plus live musical performances by Milkshake Duo!

  • Design Your Own Semipostal Stamp: Use stamp templates and drawing materials to design a semipostal stamp supporting a cause of their choosing.
  • Museum Challenge: Find examples of  kindness and caring in the museum
  • Semipostal Mosaics: Help complete large mosaics of the four featured semipostal designs.
  • See Me at the Smithsonian Art Activity from the National Portrait Gallery.
  • Kindness Counts activity from the National Museum of American History.
  • Creature Conservation Connections: Creative activities from the National Zoo.
  • Focus on STEM: Smithsonian Science Education Center will lead activities that highlight changing the world through STEM.
  • Marine Animal Conservation activity from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.
  • Greetings of Gratitude: Card-making to send messages of support and gratitude to deployed military service members.
  • National Guard : Explore the history of major National Guard units and how they have served communities.

Check out the full day’s schedule here.  And plan to  join the National Postal Museum for this all-ages event and learn more about how you can help support positive social change during the season of giving! Read more about the wonderful museum in this KFDC post and this one.

Super Stamps and the Season of Giving
Where: National Postal Museum | 2 Massachusetts Ave., NE
When: Saturday, December 3, 11am – 4pm
Admission: Free

 

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Music & Stamps Family Day at the National Postal Museum this Saturday!

 

Save the date for this coming Saturday, August 6!  The National Postal Museum is hosting its first in-person Family Day in over two years — and if it’s anything like its pre-pandemic events, it’s sure to be a festive, well organized, and super fun time.

The United States Postal Service recently issued a series of five postage stamps depicting mariachi musicians. Designed by the Postal Museum’s Guest Artist, Rafael Lopez, the stamps joyfully celebrate the vibrant colors and sounds of mariachi music and Mexican culture.

This weekend, you can join Rafael for Music & Stamps Family Day, a celebration of Latinx music and the new mariachi stamps.  He’ll be at the museum leading visitors through stories, musical performances, crafts, and games.

Keeping visitor comfort in mind, a Take-A-Break space will be available throughout the program for anyone who needs to step away from the festivities. And, of course, the rest of the museum is fantastic to explore — I’ve always recommended it as an especially great one with young children.

Music & Stamps Family Day
Where: National Postal Museum | 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE, DC
When: Saturday, August 6, 11am – 4pm
Admission: Free

 

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A Virtual Program for Kids on Diversity Awareness with Guest Artist Rafael Lopez & Guest Author Sonia Sotomayor

 

What does disability mean? Do you or does someone you know have a specific disability? Guest Artist Rafael Lopez will lead elementary school students in a virtual program that discusses the history of disability representation on US postage stamps. From Albert Einstein to Lou Gehrig, children will learn more about the many individuals with disabilities that have been honored on a commemorative stamp, as well as the ways—both positive and negative—disabilities have been portrayed by the United States Postal Service. Participants will get to discuss with Rafael and the author of Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You, Sonia Sotomayor, what their personal experiences with disabilities have been.

Learn more and register.

 

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Tomorrow at the National Museum of Natural History: Pollinator Celebration & Free Family Concert with MISTER G !

 

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Explore Afro-Atlantic Histories at this National Gallery of Art Community Festival on Saturday!

 

This Saturday, April 30, the National Gallery of Art welcomes you to join the Afro-Atlantic Histories Festival, a special day-long event highlighting the arts and culture of the African Diaspora.

This John Wilmerding Community Celebration will be offered in conjunction with the new Afro-Atlantic Histories exhibition, an enlightening and in-depth look at the historical experiences and cultural formations of Black and African people since the 17th century.  If you haven’t yet experienced it, this weekend is a perfect time to go, when there will be activities for all ages to enjoy along with the collection of art!

 

Highlights of the festival include:

 

The Festival will take place in various locations of the museum’s West Building.  Catch musical performances at the National Mall entrance and the West Garden Court.  Food Demos will be held in the Cascade Café, and you can find creator pop-ups and other festivities in the East Garden Court.  View more details and the full schedule of the day’s activities here.

 

Afro-Atlantic Histories Festival
Where: National Gallery of Art | National Mall, DC
When: Saturday, April 30, 10am – 5pm
Admission: Free

 

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