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Children's Day Events
May 28, 2008   
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Many events for children will be held in Warsaw Sunday, June 1, to mark Children's Day. Among the highlights, Stołeczna Estrada agency is holding a campaign called Warsaw for Children. There will also be special events at the National Philharmonic and the Wielki Theater.

Warsaw For Children
Children's Day will see a lot of attractions in Warsaw's Pole Mokotowskie Park. On the main stage, children will see Wars & Sawa, a show directed by Małgorzata Szyszka as part of the Legends of Warsaw series developed by Stołeczna Estrada. The show is interactive, and the performers will blend with the audience. They will play and sing Slavic songs, giving children the chance to learn more about Polish culture.

A concert by Gosia Andrzejewicz will be the main attraction of the day. Children will also meet knights in a medieval town, see Polish cartoons on a big screen, and play soccer on an inflatable field.

Pole Mokotowskie Park, 11 a.m.-6p.m.

Selected events:
- Kwartet Jorgi-Slavic folk music
- Performance by dancers from the Polish version of the television show So You Think You Can Dance
- Discover the Child in You-games for children and adults
- Tapori-an exhibition dedicated to children worldwide
- Polish cartoons
- Sports activities, inflatable climbing wall, bungee jumping/trampoline, table tennis, foosball/table football, rowing machines
- Activity School-promotion of Gymstick and Nordic walking

Wielki Theater/National Opera, 1 Teatralny Sq.
12 (noon)
International Children's Day concert of music from children's films by Krzesimir Dębski with Anna Jurksztowicz (vocals), National Opera Orchestra, Alla Polacca Choir
Music from Stara baśń, W pustyni i w puszczy, The Rink, Piglet's Big Movie
3 p.m.
Magical Doremik by Marta Ptaszyńska, Młynarskiego Hall, opera for children in two acts
A story of a boy with a powerful voice who he has to speak in a whisper in order not to destroy things around him.
6 p.m.
Sleeping Beauty, Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Ballet in three acts, libretto by Ivan Vsevolozhsky and Maryus Petipa, based on a tale by Charles Perrault

Tickets: www.eventim.pl,

National Philharmonic, 10 Sienkiewicza St.
11 a.m.
National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra,
Krzysztof Urbański-conductor, Krzysztof Tyniec-recital. The concert will be hosted by Jadwiga Mackiewicz, aka Auntie Jadzia; Sergei Prokofiev-Peter and the Wolf
Tickets zl.15-20, www.ticketonline.pl

Poland has been celebrating International Children's Day on June 1 since 1952. The day falls on different dates in different countries. Turkey, for example, celebrates the day on April 23, and Japan has girls' day on March 3 and boys' day on May 5.
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