From Cherry Trees to The Night Sky: Your MacKID Event Picks This Week

Family fun March 22-29

By Macaroni KID March 21, 2023

1. Celebrate Women Artists

Join the National Portrait Gallery in a virtual workshop celebrating Women's History Month! Children ages 3-6 are invited to explore portraiture, history, and culture and learn about changemakers, ranging from astronauts to activists, presidents to painters! March 22

2. Explore The Night Sky

Join South Carolina State Museum Planetarium manager Liz Klimek for a virtual exploration of the stars, planets, and constellations you can observe in the night sky. March 23

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3. Create A DIY Journal & Learn About Invisible Disabilities

Inform Your Community, a nonprofit organization, is hosting a DIY journal class for children to learn about invisible disabilities. Supplies are necessary for this crafting class! Click here for the supply list.

4. Learn About Fatima al-Fihri & The Oldest Mosque In Morocco

The New York Historical Society Museum and Library is celebrating Women’s History Month by learning all about amazing women through the ages! This week they are reading all about Fatima in One Wish: Fatima al-Fihri and the World's Oldest University, by M. O. Yuksel, and illustrated by Mariam Quraishi. March 28

5. Cheer On The Cherry Blossoms

During this live, interactive webinar with the Smithsonian's Asian Art Museum, students will explore hanami, the traditional Japanese custom of “flower viewing.” Through paintings, woodblock prints, and other art forms, students will discover Japanese symbols, values, and traditions associated with blooming cherry trees. This class is intended for children in grades 4 to 6. March 28