Day for Children with Special Needs
This event is reserved for children with special needs and their families
- Date: October 20 at 11:00 AM
- Venue: La Maison Française
What it is about...
Day for Families with Special Needs Children
KEEN Day is a full day of activities for children with special needs and their families, featuring performances, movies, storytelling, and more! Countries represented include Bulgaria, Ireland, and the United States.
11:30AM – 12:10PM - A Mother's Tear: A Bulgarian tale of Mother’s boundless love in sand art and shadow puppetry. A one-person story-telling show of sand art and shadow puppets, designed and performed live in front of audiences with the artist-puppeteer Julia Tasheva
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM – Zumba Dance with KEEN
12:30 PM to 1:15 PM – Shannon Dunne School of Dance presents a fast-paced review highlighting several styles of Irish dancing, accompanied by traditional Irish music! As the dancers whirl to the lively sounds of Celtic jigs, you’ll have a hard time keeping your own feet still!
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Irish Crafts by Sandy Hoar (Ireland)
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM – Zumba Dance with KEEN
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM - Carpathia Folk Dance Company (Bulgaria & Romania)
2:30 PM – 3:10 PM - A Mother's Tear: A Bulgarian tale of Mother’s boundless love in sand art and shadow puppetry. A one-person story-telling show of sand art and shadow puppets, designed and performed live in front of audiences with the artist-puppeteer Julia Tasheva
Throughout the day we will be screening short films from Malta, Portugal and Slovenia.
There will also be crafts, a caricaturist, short films and face painting – and you’re invited to wear your Halloween costume!
KEEN Greater DC is a non-profit, volunteer-led organization providing one-to-one recreational opportunities for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities, thereby fostering the self-esteem, confidence, skills, and talents that allow young people facing even the most significant challenges to meet their individual goals.
This event is reserved for children with special needs, and their families.
Please be advised that for security reasons:
- ID's will be checked at the gate.
- Embassy staff and security services cannot allow large bags or backpacks to be brought onto Embassy grounds. Any large bags will be confiscated at the entrance gate before the owner can be granted entry.