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.
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
Other questions? Call 360-642-4020 or email email@example.com
One Sky One World, International Kite Fly for Peace is held the second Sunday of October annually, around the globe.
ANNUAL WINDLESS KITE FESTIVAL
January 17-18 2015
Indoor Kite Flying Competition and Performances
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!
Long Beach School Gymnasium
Washington and 4th St South
Long Beach, WA 98631
Photos from 2014
Thanks, Matt Cyphert!
SPECIAL KITE MAKING EXHIBIT
February 15, 16, 17
Beamgard Kite Making Workshop
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.