Sunday, Sep 16, 2018 10:00a -
Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970
< 21, Art, Festivals & Fairs, Kid Friendly, Meetup, Music, Party, Performing Arts, Social Good
Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 10 am-7 pm
Included with admission -- Free for all after 5 pm
From entrepreneurs to activists, kids around the world are proving that you don’t have to be big to have a big impact. Get inspired by young changemakers through art, story, music and invention. The day culminates in a concert by hip-hop artists Alphabet Rockers, performing music from their Grammy-nominated social justice album Rise Shine #Woke!
Georgia’s Scavenger Hunt
10am - 5pm | Various Galleries
Seven-year-old Salem local Georgia has grown up at PEM, so she’s designed a special tour of some of her favorite objects. Pick up a scavenger hunt tour map next to the Information Desk, then explore the museum through Georgia’s eyes. Bring a completed map back to receive a prize (while supplies last). Georgia is also a budding artist and entrepreneur — visit her market booth outside from 10am-2pm or follow @georgiamadethis on Instagram!
Dream Like a Kid Design Challenge
10am - 4pm | Studio 1, Create Space
“For me, dreaming like a kid means that you won’t let other things get in the way of what you want to achieve in the future...so go get it.” - Mikaila Ulmer, 13-year-old CEO
Grown-ups and kids alike are invited to dream up creative solutions to problems big and small, then illustrate or build a prototype using recycled materials with guidance from Art & Nature Center educators. How can you bravely make an impact on the world through art or entrepreneurship?
Wear & Share Your Message Button Making
10am - 4pm | Atrium
Design and assemble your own pin-back button to let the world know who you are and what you care about most, whether it’s protecting the environment, being a good friend, or dancing like nobody's watching.
Leaders are Readers Pop-up Library and Storytelling
10am - 4pm (with readings at 11:30am, 12:30pm, and 1:30pm) | Atrium
We’re inspired by kid activist Marley Dias, founder of the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign, and the We Need Diverse Books movement. With help from the Salem Public Library, we’ve gathered a selection of our favorite books that celebrate kid power and diversity. Explore the books on your own or join us for a read-aloud at the following times:
11:30am - What If... by Samantha Berger and Mike Curato
12:30pm - Emmanuel’s Dream by Laurie Ann Thompson and Sean Qualls
1:30pm - Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle (bilingual in Spanish and English)
#KidsTakeAStand Junior Creatives Marketplace
10am - 2pm | Essex Street Pedestrian Mall
Visit market stands created by budding local social entrepreneurs, including 7-year-old designer Georgia of Georgia’s Monsters and the creators of Bennett Brothers Balm, 11-year-old Henry and 9-year-old Heath. Learn more about the social causes they support with their handmade goods, from elementary school programs to cancer research. Organized by the Creative Collective (creativecollectivema.com).
Improv for Good
2pm - 3pm | Studio 2, Create Space
Recommended for ages 7 and up
Get creative about solving real-life challenges through improvisational theatre. Join professional actor/educators for an interactive workshop and improv performance. Rehearsal For Life has been empowering Boston’s youth to make positive decisions for over 25 years. Learn more at rehearsalforlife.org.
Teenage Beats by DJ HEATHBARZ
4:30pm - 5:00pm | Atrium
Thirteen-year-old DJ HEATHBARZ spins an opening set. Heath has been developing his skills at Mmmmaven, a Cambridge-based music education organization and event producer. Learn more about Mmmmaven’s DJ courses for all ages at mmmmaven.com.
5pm - 5:30pm | Atrium
Alphabet Rockers, DJ dolltr!ck, and choreographer Samara Atkins will teach you some hip-hop moves to get you ready for their concert performance.
Alphabet Rockers Concert
5:30pm - 7pm | Atrium
Alphabet Rockers perform songs from their Grammy-nominated hip-hop album Rise Shine #Woke. Featuring guest young artists Tommy “T3PO” Shepherd III and Lily Ellis. alphabetrockers.com