Sunday, June 7, 2009

Take the Kids to the Philippines for a Day - at Navy Pier's Chicago Children's Museum

Take the Kids to the Philippines for a Day - at Navy Pier's Chicago Children's Museum

Thursday, June 11
Saturday, June 13
Sunday, June 14

Chicago Children's Museum
Navy Pier
Chicago, IL

Bring the family and experience the wonders of the Philippines, as the Chicago Children's Museum (CCM) features the Philippines during its "Passport to the World" series.

The Museum will host displays of Philippine crafts and exhibits, as well as interactive productions by native performers and artists, during the weekend of June 11-14, 2009.

Thursday, June 11, 2009 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Saturday, June 13, 2009 12:00pm - 4:30pm
Sunday, June 14, 2009 12:00pm - 4:30pm

The CCM's "Passport to the World" series showcases the arts and traditions of Chicago's many ethnic groups to provide opportunities for museum visitors to better understand Chicago's unique multicultural community. Previous "Passport to the World" exhibits showcased Chicago's Korean, Persian and American Indian communities.

This will be the second time that the series celebrates the Philippines. The weekend celebration begins on Thursday evening, June 11, 2009. The exhibits and performances will then continue Saturday and Sunday (June 13-14).

On Thursday evening, both the Children's Museum and the opening reception are free to the public. Although there is no extra charge for the Passport to the World: Philippines event on Saturday and Sunday, attendees must pay the regular CCM entrance fee.
The event will include a variety of fun "hand's on" programs for kids.

"We're very proud and excited to have this opportunity to share our culture with our greater Chicago community," said Ruben Salazar, chairman of the planning committee for the program. "Our local Filipino-American community is the second largest Asian American group in the metropolitan area. It's a great opportunity for uniting the many Filipino-American organizations and individual Pinoys throughout the Chicago area."

Volunteers and sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact the steering committee for more information on how you can help make this celebration a success.

This event is a collaborative program by FAN, Samahang Kapatid and other Filipino American organizations.

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