MFTW features in the UAE program at the 2022 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Preparations underway for the UAE exhibition

2022 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
June 22–27 and June 30–July 4, 2022
National Mall, Washington, D.C.

In 2022, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival returns to the National Mall in Washington D.C. after a two-year hiatus.

The two-week event includes two major themed programs:

United Arab Emirates: Living Landscape | Living Memory, exploring the cultural traditions of the UAE, and Earth Optimism × Folklife: Inspiring Conservation Communities, celebrating conservation successes.

As always, the Festival invites visitors to participate in hands-on activities, craft workshops, cooking and gardening demonstrations, conversations, and performances.
The Festival kicks off with an evening concert on June 22. Daytime programming begins June 23.

Hours are generally 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with evening concerts and special presentations starting at 6:30 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

For the first time, events in the Folklife Studio and all evening concerts will be livestreamed on YouTube
and Facebook. ASL interpretation and closed captioning will be provided for these programs.

The Mangroves from the Water team will share more details shortly of our participation in these events. We are very excited and honoured to have been selected to participate!

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