Activities at the Italian Festival
emphasis that Italian-Americans, and
Italian immigrants in general, place
upon "family" means that any festival
based on a love of "All Things Italian"
is going to be very kid-friendly in just
about every aspect.
Everywhere you look
there's food, music and colorful dancing.
(We only ask that they don't go in the
Wine and Beer Gardens!) Nevertheless,
there are some activities at the Italian
Festival that have been specifically
designed for the younger set. Here they are below.
In memory of our good friend and avid
supporter, Tino Lazzaretti, the Kids
Courtyard at the Italian Festival has been
renamed "Tino's Cortile." In this small
way, Festa seeks to honor his legacy of
promoting education for children,
especially children of immigrants, as a
means to fulfillment of "the American
Dream." Sponsored in perpetuity by the
Costantino Lazzaretti Endowment.
|The Festa Pizza Toss (What
a Show! Don't Miss it!)
12 Noon, 2 & 4 PM, Saturday, and 12 Noon, 2
& 4 PM, Sunday - Tino's Cortile
. Sponsored by the Washington
State Grand Lodge of the Sons of Italy in America.
|Soccer Classes! The OSA FC, formerly the Tacoma FC, has announced they will provide an inflatable soccer court in Tino's Cortile, the kids courtyard at the Italian Festival at Seattle Center, and conduct soccer clinics for children of all ages! On hand to teach will be the almost all-Italian coaches and team members from both the men's squad and the women's squad, and, while supplies last, they will give out prizes and premiums to the young players.
Times: 11 AM - 3 PM, both Saturday & Sunday
For more information about OSA, click here: OSA Soccer Group.
your own tile - free - and bake it in the
oven to take home, 11 AM to 4 PM, both days at the
big orange booth sponsored by HOME
DEPOT, Tino's Cortile, Seattle Center
On Saturday, the children of Cinquegranelli
Montessori School will sing and dance to
Italian songs on the Moretti Mainstage in the
Fisher Pavilion, 10:30 AM. www.cinquegranelli.com
From 11 AM on, both days, Giggles Entertainment
will be doing Face
Painting in Tino's Cortile for a modest
- The Carter Family
Marionettes from the NW Puppet Center will reprise their new production of "Columbina's Birthday," starring Arlechino and the whole Commedia dell' Arte gang, at 1 PM and 3 PM, Saturday and Sunday in Tino's Cortile indoors in the Seattle Center Pavilion. www.nwpuppet.org
- (Photo by Gregg