FREE fun-filled activities for the whole family
Sunday, October 11th is Festival Family Day
Explore Narcissus Now: The Myth Reimagined
at the Onassis Cultural Center NY, 5th Avenue at 51st Street
Columbus Day weekend is full of arts, cultural, hands-on activities and entertaining free events for the whole family. Adults and children can explore the myth of Narcissus through many creative experiences, from the specially commissioned short animated film Moon Mirrors, to building their own Reflective City with Materials for the Arts and discover the Greek origins of common English words in The Greek Wordsmith. Create your own Narcissus flower, a Narcissus comic, and Narcissus soundtrack, and hear the myth in an interactive storytelling session. Festival Family Day will also feature experienced arts and science educators as well as astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman.
Schedule of Family Day events and activities
SUN, OCT 11
FESTIVAL FAMILY DAY—FOR ALL AGES
NARCISSUS & SPACE:
A SHORT FILM: MOON MIRRORS
10—11AM; 12NOON—1PM; 2—3PM
CREATED BY SHARON SHATTUCK AND IAN CHENEY
MODERATED BY MATTHEW STANLEY,
AND ASTRONAUT JEFFREY HOFFMAN
A SHORT ANIMATED FILM FOR AGES 5 AND UP
Featuring an experiment in which Apollo astronauts left mirror arrays on the moon to study its relation to the earth; this animated short science film offers a cosmic look at the myth. Following each screening, filmmakers and astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman answer questions from the audience, and will engage in an interactive demonstration on how the moon mirrors (retroreflectors) work.
Come take a class with our expert educators.
TWO TIMES: 9:15—10AM; 10:15—11AM
WITH MARIA HANLEY
Dance to your reflection in this creative movement workshop geared to young children and their families.
TELL IT AGAIN
TWO TIMES: 11:15AM—12PM; 1:15—2PM
WITH EFI LATIFI
Engage with an interactive and family-friendly retelling of the myth of Narcissus.
AGES 5 AND UP
NARCISSUS AND ECHO
TWO TIMES: 12:15—1PM; 2:15—3PM
WITH BENJAMIN WEINER
Create your own soundscape inspired by the Narcissus myth.
AGES 5 AND UP
IN THE AGORA
The Olympic Tower Atrium will turn into a marketplace of drop-in activities for the whole family. Take a class, hear a story, and join in a craft-making session. Children who visit all of the activities will receive a special Narcissus gift! Activities include:
* No registration required
NARCISSUS FLOWER CRAFT
WITH JEN KELLY
Learn how to make a craft paper daffodil and take it home.
THE TRUE MIRROR
WITH DANELLE MARQUI BROWN
See yourself the way others do, and learn about the science of perception and the history of Mirrors.
CREATED PAPERKINGDOM AND DKD STUDIO
WITH EFI LATIFI
Create your own myth comic inspired by Meet the Greek’s special edition paper cutouts.
THE GREEK WORDSMITH
WITH ANGELIKI AGKA
Do you know there is a plethora of English words that have their origin in the Greek language? Come play with “idea,” “drama,” “phobia,” “autograph,” “geography,” “dynamite,” and many others.
WITH ATHENA DANALAKIS
Stop, sit, and read in our pop-up library, curated to relate to our theme. Librarian Athena Danalakis will be sharing her favorites in read-alouds for the whole family.
WITH MATERIALS FOR THE ARTS
What would Narcissus’ world look like today? Help us find out by building your own reflective city. These workshops will use all recycled materials.