highlights America's rich cultural diversity through the arts
. All performances are free and begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Stephen E. Smith Center at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston. In order to optimize your comfort and enjoyment, reservations are now required
for all visitors to this free program. Small children are seated on a carpeted floor with their caretakers.
Upcoming Celebrate! Events are as follows:
November, 25 - HawkFeather Dancers - Modern Native American Dances and Customs: Join hoop dancer Pete FourWinds and other members of the intertribal HawkFeather Dancers as they share contemporary Native American dances, music, clothing, and customs as seen at powwows and other Native gatherings.
December 28 - Catskill Puppet Theater - The Willow Girl: When a young Chinese girl immigrates to the American frontier, she faces discrimination in a swirl of other immigrants and cultures. Find out what happens when they all discover the magic of the beautiful Willow Tree.
January 16, 2012 - Cambridge Youth Dance Program and Boston Tap Company - The History of Tap: Moments in Time - Join the Cambridge Youth Dance Program and the Boston Tap Company as they explore the history, rhythm, and multicultural expression of tap, a dance that trascends time and cultures.
February 22, 2012 - Djembe dell'Arte - African Dance and Drumming: Experience the energy and excitement of African Dance with Djembe dell'Arte, accompanied by drumming ensemble Troupe Komee Djosee from Mali, West Africa.
March 17, 2012 - Themselves: A young girl leaves home in Ireland to seek a new life in America. What forced her to leave behind family and friends? What did she find in America? Find out in this musical tale filled with traditional Irish songs, music, and dance.
April 17, 2012 - Crabgrass Puppet Theater - haiku, hiphop & hotdogs!: It's National Poetry Month, and the award-winning Crabgrass Puppet Theatre weaves favorite children's poems into a seamless tapestry of art and entertainment for all ages.
May 28, 2012 - Alastair Moock - American Roots Music: What do you get when you mix whimsical tunes for children with classic American folk songs? Alastair Moock knows. He will introduce you to his own blend of upbeat sing-along tunes that reflect American history and cultural traditions.
The Celebrate! series, appropriate for family audiences and children ages 5 and up,