Spring Community Day
Sunday, April 3, 2022
Japanese street theater (Kamishibai) with Shunsuke Yamaguchi
12:30pm, Renaissance Court
Kamishibai was a form of Japanese street theater, popular from the 1930s through the post-war period. Stories were told by a kamishibaiya (“kamishibai narrator”), who travelled to street corners with illustrated boards that were placed in a stage-like creation. Pictures accompanied the stories, as with manga and anime. In this program, “Kamishibai Man”, Shunsuke Yamaguchi, tells two spring stories and then answers your questions.
Holy Cross Spring Concert
2pm, Renaissance Court
Holy Cross students and faculty bring a spring concert to WAM, developed as part of a community performance seminar taught by Professor Shirish Korde.
Developed and performed by students and guest faculty member, pianist Matt Jaskot, the program will present a concert of diverse musical pieces to “Celebrate Spring!”
Southeast Asia Coalition’s Worcester Youth Nian Dancers
3.15pm, Renaissance Court
The Lion Dance is a traditional performance that dates back over 1,000 years. It is a Chinese-Vietnamese custom that is believed to bring good luck, prosperity and peace into the Lunar New Year, birthdays, weddings, and other celebratory events.
Spring in Ancient Rome
11am-3pm, Salisbury Hall
How did they celebrate spring in Roman times? Meet Roman Legion reenactors and learn with their hands-on objects of the ancient world.
Legion III Cyrenaica is a Roman living history group that strives to accurately portray the famous Legion based in Alexandria, Egypt during the Flavian period (60-100 AD/CE).
11:30am to 2:30pm, Lancaster Lobby
11:30am and 2:30pm, Family Nook in Higgins Education Wing
Spring Scavenger Hunt
Find works of art from the collection that have spring connections! Pick yours up at Lancaster Lobby or Salisbury Entrance.
Hands-on Art Activities for All Ages
Spring Tree Buds
Bring spring home by creating a flowering branch of a cherry, crabapple tree or magnolia tree.
Create a Chenille Stem Flower
Love Stories from Worcester
Hoche-Schofield Room in Higgins Education Wing
Love is in the air in Worcester! Hear stories of love from around our community, recorded by visitors to WAM.
Good Deeds Tree Creation
Did you know that April 3 is Good Deeds Day? Every year, the Good Deeds Day organization “supports global change makers who desire living in a better world, to take impactful action by providing tools, inspiration, and a connected global network — because we believe that every person has the power to create positive change in their community and our world.”
Join WAM in recognizing this day by adding a Good Deed you would like to do. Add the deed as a leaf on our Good Deeds Tree in Lancaster Lobby.
The Bravehearts will be here to share how you can participate in their Community Mural Project! Look for their mascot Jake the Lion!
Grub Guru Food Truck
11:30am-3pm, Lancaster Street
Museum parking is free, but limited. For directions and information about parking around the Museum, click here.
*The Museum Café is currently closed.