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Kite Day At The PMA And PRCUA

ILLINOIS – The Polish Museum of American and the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America have joined the initiative of the Museum of Literature and Printing in Grębocin and the Świątynia Sztuki (Temple of Art) Foundation, organizers of the international family event – “Kite Day.” This year’s edition, which for the first time will be taking place on the grounds of the PRCUA and PMA, will take place on September 6, 2014 from 12 pm – 4 pm, 984 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL. 60642 and is free to all participants. This will be a wonderful way to spend an afternoon after the official beginning of the school year in Polish Language schools. It will also be a great opportunity to familiarize families with the type of workshops offered by the PMA.

If you would like to participate in this event, please send an email to promotions@polishmuseumofamerica.org by September 4th. We also invite all those who love the art of kite-making to help promote and attract participants to this event. For more information, call 1-773-384-3352 ext. 2111.

This family friendly event attracts participants of all ages. During this afternoon of fun, we will offer kite-making workshops and kite flying as well as hold a contest and raffle with prizes.

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polish_museum_of_america_engNote from the organizers:

We refer to the old tradition of kite-making, which has its origins in China. The kite has been claimed as the invention of 5th-century BC philosophers and is still popular amongst people all over the world. Huge kites festivals are held in every country. The purpose of our event is to popularize kites as simple fun for anyone, an art which teaches cooperation and integrates the environment. We believe that even the kite’s construction process allows families to unite by working together. This is one of the most spectacular and affordable forms of play. By flying kites together, we would like to commemorate the children who never had the opportunity to play in this way – those who died in armed conflicts and other tragedies. It is important for us to connect with the local environment. Every year, Grębocin and residents of the surrounding villages anticipate the next annual festival. In fact, this is one of the most interesting attractions, now part of the community’s life. We believe that our event is a great escape from the daily routine, especially for children from lower-income families – the event is completely free and available for all.

Our festival is always creative fun for everyone, also teaching cooperation while cultivating relationships between people.

We would like to see people from other cities and countries unite with us during our event, simultaneously raising their kites into the sky. We encourage you to join our project!

Currently, the following institutions have joined: the Polish language school in Korwia, (Lithuania), The Polish Mission of The Orchard Lake Schools (USA), Imaginosity Dublin Children’s Museum (Ireland), and the Witold Bełza Municipality Public Library in Bydgoszcz (Poland), Dobrzynskie Regional Museum in Rypin (Poland), The Polish National Museum in Szczecin (Poland) and Book Art Museum in Łodz (Poland), withHonorary Patronage from Poland’s Ombudsman for Children – Mr. Marek Michalak.  

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