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Oct
30
Fri
2020 Virtual Japantown Halloween Carnival
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

2020 Virtual Japantown Halloween Carnival

Friday, October 30, 2020
6:00pm – 7:30pm on Facebook Live
at: www.facebook.com/LikeJCCCNC

 

CLICK HERE to enter the online costume contest and/or jack-o’-lantern carving contest by midnight on Tuesday, October 27th!

 

We’re staying safe from COVID-19 this year for Halloween by bringing our annual Japantown Halloween Carnival with JCYC online on Facebook Live! Join us from home for a frightfully fun evening and enjoy:

  • Halloween Crafts activities
  • Spooky Storytelling
  • Cultural Performances
  • Virtual Costume Parade and Contest*
  • Virtual Jack-O’-Lantern Carving Contest*

*Costume and Jack-O’-Lantern Carving Contest participants must submit entries online by midnight on Tuesday, October 27th. Completion of the Center’s photo/video release form by a parent/guardian on the online contest entry form is required.

Our costume contest and jack-o’-lantern carving contest will both be judged by members of the community this year! Enter into either contest to win Halloween treats and prizes from the Center and JCYC!

 

Important dates:

  • Tuesday, October 27, midnight – Last day to submit your entries for the costume and jack-o’-lantern carving contests
  • Wednesday, October 28 – Community voting for costume contest and jack-o’-lantern carving contest on the Center’s Facebook page begins
  • Friday, October 30, noon – Community voting for costume contest and jack-o’-lantern carving contest on Facebook ends
  • Friday, October 30, 6:00pm – Tune in to watch the Japantown Virtual Halloween Carnival on Facebook Live at the Center’s Facebook page!

Center Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LikeJCCCNC


2020 Costume Contest Rules

 

CLICK HERE to enter the online costume contest by midnight on Tuesday, October 27th!

 

Enter to win a prize in our costume contest for having the cutest, scariest, most creative, or most spirited family/group costume! Go to the Center’s Facebook page to vote on your favorite costume with the rest of the community! The Japantown Community Choice Award will be given to the costume with the most total likes/votes!

  • Contestants are encouraged to submit a photo in costume, short video clips with greetings of “Happy Halloween!” or “Trick or treat!” are welcome!
  • Contestants for the costume contest must be under 12 years old unless part of a family/group costume
  • One submission per contestant or family/group
  • Submissions must be received by midnight on Tuesday, October 27
  • All valid entries will be posted as part of the Costume Contest photo album on the Center’s Facebook page at noon on Wednesday, October 28; community voting on Costume Contest entries to begin upon the photo album post going live
  • Submitted entries will list the contestant’s first name, last initial, age, town/city, and title of costume
  • Community voting on the costume contest to end at noon on Friday, October 30
  • Costume Contest slideshow “parade” to be shown and winners to be announced during the Facebook Live broadcast of the Japantown Virtual Halloween Carnival program at 6:00pm on Friday, October 30
  • Contest winners to be contacted following the event to receive prizes.

2020 Jack-O’-Lantern Carving Contest Rules

 

CLICK HERE to enter the online jack-o’-lantern carving contest by midnight on Tuesday, October 27th!

 

Enter to win a prize in our jack-o’-lantern carving contest for having the cutest, scariest, most creative, or most spirited family/group jack-o’lantern! Japantown Community Choice Award given to the jack-o’-lantern with the most total likes/votes!

  • Contestants are encouraged to submit a photo in costume, short video clips with greetings of “Happy Halloween!” or “Trick or treat!” are welcome!
  • Contestants must appear in the photo with their jack-o’-lantern
  • Contestants can be any age
  • One submission per contestant or family/group
  • Submissions must be received by midnight on Tuesday, October 27
  • All valid entries will be posted as part of the Jack-O’-Lantern Carving Contest photo album on the Center’s Facebook page at noon on Wednesday, October 28; community voting on Jack-O’-Lantern Carving Contest entries to begin upon the photo album post going live
  • Submitted entries will list the contestant’s first name, last initial, age, town/city, and title of jack-o’-lantern
  • Community voting on the Jack-O’-Lantern Carving Contest to end at noon on Friday, October 30
  • Jack-O’-Lantern Carving Contest slideshow to be shown and winners to be announced during the Facebook Live broadcast of the Japantown Virtual Halloween Carnival program at 6:00pm on Friday, October 30
  • Contest winners to be contacted following the event to receive prizes

Questions? Contact us at programsevents@jcccnc.org.

 

Happy Halloween!

Nov
7
Sat
Shibori Tie-Dyeing VIrtual Workshop
Nov 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Shibori Indigo Tie-Dying Virtual Workshop
Instructor: Catherine Ruhl

Saturday, November 7, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
$30 Center Members, $35 General Public
Connect via Zoom; Meeting ID and password to be issued upon registration
  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Learn Shibori and tie dye folding techniques, and about mixing up a vat of pre reduced indigo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn the ancient Japanese art of Shibori or indigo tie-dye.  In this virtual workshop, students will follow along on Zoom from home as we learn techniques for tying, folding, and dipping your fabric.  Then students will learn how to prepare a vat of indigo dye.

Due to social distancing this workshop will be a virtual workshop.  We recommend setting it up in a place where you can get a little messy (due to the nature of indigo dye).  If you can’t go outdoors you can put paper or plastic down to protect the floor.  If you can’t set up and just want to watch the demo, that is ok.  Each student will get a downloadable pdf with instructions after the class.

Supplies List

Please gather and prepare the following supplies in advance of the workshop:

– a couple of 100% cotton pieces to dye.  (ie t-shirt, pillowcase, tea towels, apron, quilting fabric)

– Bucket that can get stained

– Something to stir with

– Scissors

– Gloves

– Plastic or paper to put on the ground

– Iron

– Rubber Bands and String

– Zoom account

 

Indigo Kit (please allow for delivery time if you want to participate):

We recommend you order your indigo dye kit for the workshop by November 1 to ensure you’ll receive it in time to participate on the day of the virtual workshop. You can order either of these dye kits recommended by the instructor:

(if you have a different brand of indigo kit that’s fine)

All skill levels are welcome. Multiple pieces can be dyed in the vat and you may consider sharing supplies with friends. Please contact us at programsevents@jcccnc.org for questions! This workshop should be very fun!

 

About Instructor Catherine Ruhl

Catherine Ruhl fell in love with the art of Shibori while studying textiles in art school.  She was inspired to begin her practice after her first trip to Japan and she dove in. She has a studio in Brooklyn for sewing and dyeing. She sells her items at West Elm, Pottery Barn, and the Brooklyn Flea.

Catherine’s website, OnyxMatter.com

Catherine’s Instagram for lots of shibori inspiration: @onyxmatter

Facebook page: @onyxmatterbrooklyn

 
 
 

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