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Family Art Project: Winter Solstice Lanterns

  • Virtual
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Photo: Joshua Bright

In the northern hemisphere Winter Solstice is celebrated on December 21, marking the longest night and the most hours of darkness in the year. Learn how Celtic, Chinese and Iranian traditions have celebrated this passage of time through storytelling and creative celebrations of night and day, light and dark. Just as seasons change based on Earth’s orientation to the sun, we’ll orient ourselves and our lanterns to the longitude and latitude lines that mark the winter solstice. Create your own papier-mâché recipe with flour and salt. Then embellish it with findings from nature to craft a narrative. Place a candle inside to illuminate your Winter Solstice.

  • Registration is required in advance.
  • Registration opens on the Monday before the program and closes immediately before the program begins.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult during the entirety of the program.
  • A link to access the program on Zoom will be emailed to you upon confirming your registration.
  • Materials needed for each project will be sent to you via email upon confirming your registration. All materials will be items that are likely to be found in any home, and suggested alternatives will be included in case the primary materials are not available.

Questions? Please email us at or call 718.549.3200 x251.

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