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1/24/07

Philadelphia Museum of Art Celebrate Norooz on Sunday, March 11, 2007

 

Norooz is the joyous festival of new life observed by Persians and the neighboring cultures of the Tajik, Afghan, Uzbek and Kurdish people. The Museum is proud to welcome the Silk Road Dance Company, whose dazzling performances feature elaborate costumes, beautiful stories and festive music. Families can make their own Norooz inspired crafts in the Make and Take Workshop and create drawings in the Persian Galleries. Members from the local Persian community will be at the Museum presenting a display of the traditional New Year table and other Norooz traditions.

 

 

10:30-3:30

Make and Take Workshop

Create crafts inspired by Norooz, including Persian carpet making and egg decorating!

 

10:30-4:00

Presentation of the Haft-Seen Sofreh

Witness the magnificent Haft-Seen Sofreh, the ceremonial table of the New Year

 

11:00, 1:30, & 3:45

Silk Road Dance Company

Experience the dazzling costumes, stories, and

music of the Silk Road Dance Company.

 

11:00-4:00

Babak &Friends- A First Norooz

Enjoy this fun children’s cartoon about the New Year. 

 

12:00-2:30

Drawing Together

Come by and try your drawing skills in the Museum’s Islamic Art Galleries. 

 

 

Admission Information:

All family programs and events are free.  Free Silk Road performance tickets are available at the Visitor Services Desks.  On Sundays, general admission to the Museum is pay what you wish.

 

Contact Information:

 

For more information about the Norooz Family Event or other Family Programs, you may contact the Education Department at 215 684 7605 or go to www.philamuseum.org.

 

This event was generously made possible by American Express.

 

 

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