Philadelphia Science Festival at The Franklin Institute (Photo: PhillyBite)

The Franklin Institute - The Philadelphia Science Festival returns this spring to spotlight the very vital role science and technology play in today’s world, April 21-29 2017. Organized by The Franklin Institute, in collaboration with Philadelphia’s premier science, cultural, and educational institutions, and presented by The Dow Chemical Company for the seventh consecutive year, the 2017 Philadelphia Science Festival offers more than 80 events over nine days in communities all across the region.The Franklin Institute - The Philadelphia Science Festival returns this spring to spotlight the very vital role science and technology play in today’s world, April 21-29 2017. Organized by The Franklin Institute, in collaboration with Philadelphia’s premier science, cultural, and educational institutions, and presented by The Dow Chemical Company for the seventh consecutive year, the 2017 Philadelphia Science Festival offers more than 80 events over nine days in communities all across the region.

Philadelphia's Japanese Culture Week

Philadelphia, PA – The Shops at Liberty Place is pleased to host Japanese Culture Week in conjunction with the 20th Annual Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, kicking off Monday, April 3rd, until Friday, April 7th with a bevy of events in The Rotunda offering attendees a glimpse into traditional Japanese customs and celebrations.Philadelphia, PA – The Shops at Liberty Place is pleased to host Japanese Culture Week in conjunction with the 20th Annual Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia, kicking off Monday, April 3rd, until Friday, April 7th with a bevy of events in The Rotunda offering attendees a glimpse into traditional Japanese customs and celebrations.

From Monday through Friday between the hours of 12:00pm and 1:00pm, guests can participate in interactive activities, such as origami making, traditional Japanese dance demonstrations, strategy board games, & more!

Additionally, Hai Street, in The Shops at Liberty Place Food Court, will offer free Iced Sweet Green Tea during the festival week at lunch with the purchase of a signature item.                                                                                     

Free Festival events include:

  • Monday, April 3, Origami & Ikebana: Take in the beautiful ikebana (Japanese flower arrangements) by Philadelphia’s chapter of Ikebana International while learning the techniques for beautiful origami. Practice your paper-folding skills through a demonstration and learn to create intricate cranes, flowers, and more delicate works of art.  
  • Tuesday, April 4, Nihon Buyo Dance Demonstration: Nihon buyo is Japanese classical dance, and began as part of Kabuki theater performances. Fujima Nishiki-no, who teaches nihon buyo at Shofuso, will share classical dances in the Sōke Fujima style.
  • Wednesday, April 5, Kimono Dressing: The kimono, a traditional Japanese garment, is worn for important festivals or formal occasions. While most popular as a women’s garment, kimono styles are also worn by men and children. Local cultural ambassador Fumiyo Batta presents ornately crafted kimonos, and will gladly help you try one on.
  • Thursday, April 6, Kamishibai Storytelling: Listen to the spine-tingling tales of Japanese monsters and the heroic feats of Peach Boy with his unique form of Japanese storytelling that uses illustrated cards and dramatic dialogue to tell time-honored folk tales.
  • Friday, April 7, Shogi & Go: Learn to play the traditional strategy board games of shogi and go, presented by the Penn Go Society and the Swarthmore Shogi club. Shogi is known as Japanese chess or the Generals' Game and Go is similar to  Othello.

For more information about Japanese Culure Week, Visit The Shops at Liberty website at www.shopsatliberty.com, or follow them on Instagram: @shopsatliberty | Twitter: @shopsatliberty | Facebook/ShopsatLiberty

 

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Philadelphia, PA -  Philadelphia School for Circus Arts announces a brand new, full-day Spring Break Circus Camp for students looking to run off to the big top. Children (ages seven to fourteen) are invited to walk the wire, take to the air and juggle their creativity from 9:00am to 3:00pm, between April 10-14, 2017, at PSCA's studio (5900A Greene Street). Campers can enroll for one day or the whole week. Registration is $80 per day or $375 for all five. For registration and additional camp information, call 215-849-1991 or visit phillycircus.com.Philadelphia, PA -  Philadelphia School for Circus Arts announces a brand new, full-day Spring Break Circus Camp for students looking to run off to the big top. Children (ages seven to fourteen) are invited to walk the wire, take to the air and juggle their creativity from 9:00am to 3:00pm, between April 10-14, 2017, at PSCA's studio (5900A Greene Street). Campers can enroll for one day or the whole week. Registration is $80 per day or $375 for all five. For registration and additional camp information, call 215-849-1991 or visit www.phillycircus.com.

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