Spring Community Day 2022

Celebrate Spring! Community Day – Sunday, April 3 – 10am-4pm

Spring Community Day
Sunday, April 3, 2022
FREE admission


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.

“Kamishibai Man” – Shunsuke Yamaguchi

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!”

Pianist Matt Jaskot performing with Holy Cross students

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.

The head of a Chinese Lion costume during a performance at WAM

Scheduled Activities

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).

Three members of the 'Legion III Cyrenaica' reenactor group, dressed in Roman armor

Face Painting

11:30am to 2:30pm, Lancaster Lobby

Two children showing example face painting designs

Spring Storytime

11:30am and 2:30pm, Family Nook in Higgins Education Wing

A WAM educator kneels, holding an open book to a group of children

Ongoing Activities

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
    Studio 101
    Bring spring home by creating a flowering branch of a cherry, crabapple tree or magnolia tree.

  • Create a Chenille Stem Flower
    Studio 102

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

Lancaster Lobby
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.

Worcester Bravehearts

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!

Worcester bravehearts mascot “Jake the Lion” poses with a fan


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.