October: One Sky, One World Kite Fly For Peace

Saturday & Sunday October 11 & 12, 2014
…and always the second Sunday in October…
One Sky, One World – Long Beach, WA

One Sky, One World – Miriam Schaffler, a regular at One Sky, One World, shows off a ‘Lady Kite Flyer’ kite.

One Sky, One World – Miriam Schaffler,
a regular at One Sky, One World,
shows off a ‘Lady Kite Flyer’ kite.

In 1986 during the cold war, Jane Parker-Ambrose traveled to Russia in hopes of presenting a three-foot diamond kite featuring the American and Soviet flags on each side of the globe. In Moscow Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space and the president of the Soviet Women’s Peace Committee received this kite as a symbol of efforts worldwide for peace and understanding.

This was the beginning of this annual kite-flying event celebrated not only in Long Beach but all over the globe.

This is the 27th year of One Sky, One World, this year because the AKA Convention in Seaside, OR is at the same time. You can fly your kite anywhere and can post your image on our Facebook page with a comment. 

Here is an interview with Jane Parker-Ambrose, discussing the origins of the annual One Sky One World Kite Fly for Peace

YouTube Preview Image

Other questions? Call 360-642-4020 or email info@worldkitemuseum.com

 

One Sky One World, International Kite Fly for Peace is held the second Sunday of October annually, around the globe.

January: Windless Kite Festival

ANNUAL WINDLESS KITE FESTIVAL

January 17-18  2015

    Indoor Kite Flying Competition and Performances

YouTube Preview Image

 The astounding performances will happen both Saturday and Sunday from about 10:30 AM to 4:00PM. Even watching the practices and teaching events is exciting. Admission is by donation as you enter and entrance to the gym is after each group or individual finishes their event. The whole thing is a full day of FUN!

Location

Long Beach School Gymnasium
Washington and 4th St South
Long Beach, WA 98631

Photos from 2014

Windless Kite Photos by Matt Cyphert

Thanks, Matt Cyphert!
http://adoberevel.com/shares/df3ea36ee52a44199d9a79a303477702

 

 

January: President’s Day Weekend

SPECIAL KITE MAKING EXHIBIT
February 15, 16, 17

Beamgard Kite Making Workshop

Quilted-Sq-D

 

 

What: Kite making workshop for 

Beamgard Kite Making Workshop.

When: February 15, 16, 17 (Saturday Through Monday) 2014

Where: The World Kite Museum and Hall of Fame, Long Beach, WA

Rod Beamgard, a favorite kite making teacher, will teach a new quilting pattern to decorate a 6ft. (8ft 6in diagonal) diamond style kite. The kite has three fringe cut tails about 25-30 ft. long. The kite has a large wind range and flies well. It will make a “statement” in the sky! For questions and registration call 360-574-8050 or email kytfevr@yahoo.com

 

January February: Asian New Year

Asian New Year Celebration

January 31– February 12

This Saturday and Sunday, February 1st and 2nd, is the opening celebration for the 2014 Year of the Horse.  Special events during these days include block printing, Japanese Koto music plus antique women’s kimonos, making a traditional kite and children’s stories.

The exhibit enhancement will continue through the month of February.  Part of it will show the giant kite culture of approximately nine different communities.  To give you a sense of the size of these kites, some need over 100 men to launch them and often 2 ½ gallons of glue are used to hold them together.

Folding origami cranes for good luck, making kites, symbols of kite decoration and a special section on the last Edo kite maker in Tokyo will continue after the opening weekend.

  Zahorsky06b

 

 

March: Spring Break Family Fun

March 22 – April 20

This yearly event during school spring vacation in the Oregon and Washington region has special games to play in the museum and coupons to collect for bargains in Long Beach businesses.
kite making

spring fling dual line kite lessons