Free Family Night - Philippine Folk Dance Tuesday, January 8, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Discover the beauty of Philippine folk art and dance. The Kayamanan Ng Lahi Philippine Folk Arts Group will demonstrate and lead a workshop on the traditional steps of Philippine folk dance and the history of the Philippine Islands. Free Family Night is made possible by gifts from the Pasadena Arts & Cultural Commission, and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, January 21, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Join Kidspace for a celebration of service, community, and friendship in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Plant trees in the Kidspace gardens, make a card and bracelet to send to our troops and veterans, and join in making a community friendship mural. Participate in special activities all day, and continue the celebration by making music during a special performance with Rhythm Child!
Career Day - Saturday, February 2 Bring your child to Kidspace and meet professionals from different career paths. Chat with firefighters, policemen, doctors, engineers, or even rocket scientists! Children will also have the opportunity to engage in hands-on art and science projects that will spark their imagination and open their eyes to the possibilities for the future.
Free Family Night - Merry Baptista African Dance Tuesday, February 5, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Join Kidspace as we explore the Sub-Saharan tradition of storytelling through dance. Join Merry Baptista as she teaches the art of storytelling through movement and music, she will also share the geography and culture of that region of Africa crafting a rich experience for all. Free Family Night is made possible by gifts from the Pasadena Arts & Cultural Commission, and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division.
Chinese New Year - Year of the Snake Celebration Sunday, February 10 Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a special musical performance on classic Chinese instruments at 3:00 p.m. with Zhiming Han and Cynthia Xiang. Join illustrator Jennifer Wood in the Busy Bee Learning Store at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. for a reading of the Year of the Snake followed by an art activity to illustrate your own snake. Be on the lookout Kidspace's resident snake and other special activities in celebration.
See the Journal's Community Calendar for reminders of these great activities!