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Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the National Postal Museum this Saturday!

 

The National Postal Museum is ringing in the Year of the Dragon with a Lunar New Year Family Festival this weekend!  On Saturday, February 10, 11am – 4pm, join the museum for a day full of FREE fun and enriching activities for all ages, including crafts, live dance performances, games, and more!

Folks from the Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Center (APAC) will be leading a trivia game about the Chinese zodiac, and friends from the DC Public Library are bringing their book bike stocked full of reading materials about the Lunar New Year and dragons. An interactive Lion Dance — a traditional dance often staged at Lunar New Year celebrations — will be performed throughout the day. Free giveaways will also be available for the first 200 people that complete various craft and educational activities.

Of course, plan to tour the museum, too — it’s a KFDC favorite for all ages — read more about it here and here!

Lunar New Year Family Festival
Where: National Postal Museum |
When: Saturday, February 10, 11am – 4pm
Admission: FREE!

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This post is sponsored by the National Postal Museum, however, I only promote events, programs, and places that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.

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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

 

This post is sponsored by the National Postal Museum, however, I only promote programs, events, and places that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.

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