Full STEAMM AHEAD and the Living Room present:
A Festival of Colors in Port Washington: Holi Spring Equinox Celebration

Location:

The Science Museum of Long Island

1526 North Plandome Road

Plandome, New York 11030

Date & Time

Saturday March 18, 2017

1:00-4:00 p.m.

Cost:

$21 per person (children 2 & under are free)

Registration:
Reservations and payment are required in advance. You may register on the website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-holi-spring-equinox-comes-to-port-washington-a-festival-of-colors-full-steamm-ahead-tickets-31957172764#tickets

Info:
Welcome Port Washington's latest magical adventure. Holi, also known as the Indian Festival of Colors, celebrates the coming of spring, the joy of friendship, and equality for all. This Indian festival, is celebrated every year, not just in India, but throughout the world. The colored powders used in Holi, represent happiness, love, and the freedom to live vibrantly. Join us on March 18th for our first annual Holi Color Party.
Make sure to wear white, but be willing to offer your clothing as wearable white canvas = this party gets colorful (have kids wear big white t-shirt covering their clothing). The program begins with learning how to produce a colorful chemical reaction using the process of sublimation. This will be followed by a mindful meditative walk through our Forest of Fabrics Installation, inspired by the Artists Christo & Jeanne-Claude (The Gates of Central Park).  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christo_and_Jeanne-Claude. This guided meditative walk is intended for all ages and will deliver you to an open campfire where you will learn how to produce an array of colorful flames through the use of chemistry. While gathering around the campfire, participate and listen to the powerful sounds of a drum circle. 
Join us after the campfire, amoungst the trees that have been interwoven with panels of flowing wild silk and sheets, to help design a magical communal masterpiece of art using natural dyes, which will then be transformed into a one of a kind wearable art.  Finally, delight the senses in a beautiful ceremony as you are gently sprinkled in a cascade of colorful powders- welcoming the Holi Spring Equinox. Celebrate the growth and warmth of spring while enjoying an assortment of delicious food and delight in the view of our very own beautiful Manhasset Bay.
Attire:
Children (and adults) are encouraged to wear white. Please note that the science project will take place inside but the remainder of the event will be held adjacent to the beautifully wooded area overlooking Manhasset Bay (weather permitting). Dress accordingly. The event will be held Rain or Shine.

It may be snowing outside but the weather forecast for this weekend is sunny. Today is the perfect day to purchase tickets to Full STEAMM Ahead's latest adventure:The Second Annual Festival of Colors: Holi Spring Equinox Celebration. Reservations and payment are required in advance. You may register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-second-annual-festival-of-colors-holi-spring-equinox-celebration-tickets-43870154814 
This STEAMM event will be held at the The Science Museum of Long Island
on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 1:00-4:00 pm. The price is $20 per person and includes all materials, activities, live music, food, and a STEAMM gift for each child. Children 2 and under are free.
Activities include:
-Firefly Forest: A whimsical guided mindful walk through Firefly Forest, where trails are aglow with portals to new worlds filled with gnomes, fairies and inspiration. 
-The Psychedelic Smoking Dragon: Learn how to produce your own multicolored smoking dragon, while exploring valuable scientific concepts such solubility, sublimation and the difference between solids, liquids and gases. 
-Wild Silk Affirmation Painting: Panels of flowing wild silk supported by the trees serve as a canvas for a magical communal masterpiece of art using natural dyes.
-Symphony of Colors Mindfullness Tent: An exploration into the colors and feelings of spring using mindful movement and aromatherapy 
-The Enchanted World of Qi Gong: Meet Ariel, the Wind Fairy, who will teach us how to open up the portal to our imagination. 
-Chalkboard Stones Workshop: Port Washington Rocks:New York will teach us how to produce our very own “Chalkboard Stones".
-The "Rainbow of Colors" campfire. Gather around the campfire to roast marshmallows while learning how to produce an array of colorful flames through the use of chemistry. 
-Spring Equinox Drum Circle around the Campfire
-Festival of Colors Ceremony: Enjoy the beautiful view overlooking Manhasset Bay as you are gently sprinkled in a cascade of colorful powders. 
-ReWild Port Washington Monarch Butterfly Alliance: Join David Jakim, President of the Port Washington Monarch Alliance, whose mission is to turn Port Washington into a Butterfly Garden.
-Live music provided by the incredibly talented acoustic rock guitarist, Ben Myers https://www.bennymyers.com
-Port Washington Welcomes 
Syrian Refugee Art Show-For Refugees in Need
Sponsored by Love Without Borders 
Please join us in welcoming the International grass roots organization, Love Without Borders – For Refugees In Need. The charity will exhibit pieces of artwork created by children and adult refugees who are currently living in refugee camps and housing communities in northern and central Greece. The art exhibit will display the refugees’ artwork which highlights their hopes, dreams and individual experiences.The refugees have been displaced by war and have fled their home countries in search of a peaceful place to live and raise their families. Many in Greece are awaiting reunification with family members in other European countries.
All works of art onsite at the Refugee Art Show will be available for purchase. All proceeds from each sale are donated directly to the artist, so that they can buy basic necessities while living in the camps 
For more information regarding this organization please visit this link:
https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/europes-border-crisis/art-program-helps-syrian-iraqi-refugee-children-recover-war-n722466
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