Sunday, September 15, 12-5, Silver Spring Civic Building and Veterans Plaza
Robots, Cultural Activities, VR, Hands-On Building and Making, and Free Fun for the Whole Family!
Check out KID City and all of the fabulous Cultural Arts activities!
RIBBON PAVILION - Dive into this playful and immersive sensory experience.
LIGHT-UP LANE - Grow a spinning, mirrored, black light garden that really dazzles!
FABRICATION STATION - Build a prototype city using 3D-printed parts.
TEXTILE TREES - Weave a magical forest of patterned trees.
WOODLEY WAY - Use real tools to construct a house made of wood.
SENSOR STREET - Stomp, wave, or touch to light up this high-tech street.
MAKER HIGHWAY - Experiment with designing cars, then use our track to watch them go!
PEPCO PLACE - Smart streetlight, smart traffic cones, electric vehicles and more.
CARDBOARD COURT - Engineer a kid-designed cardboard structure using geometric shapes.
ORIGAMI ALLEY- Experiment with an innovative engineering technique that uses a centuries- old art form. Brought to you by the Engineering Lab at Georgia Tech.
CHINA – Dress yourself in the elaborately embroidered fabrics of a Chinese wedding celebration and take your photo, decorate a traditional denglong or tiāndēng (sky lantern) with your written wishes to send to the deity, write your name in calligraphy on a Chinese fan, make a traditional toy jian zi out of ‘chicken feathers’, and get close-up to a Chinese dragon and panda.
EL SALVADOR –Try your hand at weaving traditional El Salvadoran hammocks, get creative with the art of Fernando Llort creating a community mosaic based on his designs, make your own grain mosaic to take home, and explore the cultural artifacts and traditional dress of El Salvador.
ETHIOPIA – Play Ethiopian children’s games of Gebeta (mancala) and segno-macsegno (hop scotch). Paint in the style of traditional Ethiopian art based on Orthodox church designs. Pull raw cotton into thread, experience a traditional coffee ceremony, weave on a loom, or write your name in Amharic. See beautiful jewelry, artifacts, and clothes from Ethiopia.
INDIA – From cricket to coding, experience the most popular sport of India and play a popular game based on computer coding. Have your hand painted in the traditional art of henna, dress in a dupatta (scarf) or turban, and try on a bindi. The India tent features beautiful textiles and hands-on seed crafts & activities.
SOUTH KOREA – Create a bangpae yeon kite, fold jeong-I jjeobgi origami art, play jegi chagi (Korean hackysack) or toho throw (arrow toss), immerse yourself in Korean culture and try your hand at Korean flower arranging.