100 Year Birthday Celebration – A weekend of music, making and movement

October 4-6, 2013 Boston Children’s Museum will celebrate its birthday with a festival of indoor and outdoor music, performing arts, science, fitness, live animals, a floating birthday cake, and more. This weekend caps-off a spring and summer of joyful programs and events that touched thousands of families and children and saw the generosity of numerous sponsors and partners of the Museum. We want to express our thanks to the Greater Boston community and welcome everyone to this fantastic weekend of fun.


Friday October 4, 2013, 5:00 – 9:00pm

It all starts on Friday with music and a dance party for all ages to enjoy. Powered by the ICA DJ Collective, Urbanity Dance, Lil’ Phunk, and Boston Children’s Chorus, activities will include a DJ battle, generation themed dance lessons and dance battles, and the 500 member Boston Children’s Chorus singing “I Am” written and composed specifically for the 100th Birthday of the Museum.

Saturday October 5, 2013, 10:30am – 1:00am

Saturday is filled with programs for kids and adults including live animal presentations, KidStage plays, visiting artists, an outdoor National Grid Tinker Tent filled with science and hands-on making and fixing activities, and performers including Revels, Urbanity Dance, an Afro-Brazilian Ensemble, La Pinata, and Iskwelahang Pilipino Rondalla. There will be a black tie Gala at the InterContinental, and the day will culminate with “Up Too Late” a party for adults with music, dancing, improv, food and drink.

Sunday October 6, 2013, 10:30am – 5:00pm

Fun events continue on Sunday with visiting artists, Japanese tea ceremony workshops, live animals, Taiko drumming with Genki Spark, New Balance Games, Beantown Jumpers Double Dutch, martial arts with Wah Lum Kung-fu, ballet classes with Boston Ballet senior students and performances by Karen Montanaro, and Boston Bhangra.

 

Check our calendar for times and locations.