Children and families are invited to learn through storytelling about Sadako Sasaki, a legendary girl who inspired generations of children by folding paper cranes while battling illness caused by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. One of her original paper cranes from 1955 was donated to Tribute WTC Visitor Center by the Sasaki family in 2007 and is now on display. Participants will make their own chain of paper cranes (orizuru) to take home.
Recommended ages: Pre-K and elementary school children, their accompanying adults, K–6 educators and librarians.
Presented jointly by Japan Society and Tribute WTC Visitor Center.
Tribute WTC Visitor Center admission is waived during the program, but reservations are recommended. Please email [email protected] to confirm attendance.
For more information, call (212) 715-1275 or Tribute WTC Visitor Center at (212) 393-9160.
- August 7, 2010
- 12:00 pm