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Carnival in Athens 2022 for Kids: Fun family events!

Carnival in Athens 2022 for Kids: Fun family events!

Apokries Carnival Athens 2022 Kids

Last Updated on August 3, 2022 by Celeste.

Carnival is a children’s holiday and the Municipality of Athens invites children from 4 years old with their families to live for 15 days their own carnival story, to create, play and have fun, observing all the necessary protection measures for COVID19.

Apokries Carnival in Athens 2022 for kids

Apokries Carnival in Athens 2022 for Kids

The Organization of Culture, Sports and Youth of the Municipality of Athens (OPANDA), opens from February 16 to March 5 , all its cultural spaces, Museums, Art Gallery, Creative Learning Centers, Libraries, the Arts Center and the “Melina” Cultural Center, offering a variety of carnival creative programs and activities . Workshops of visual arts, music kinetics, storytelling, theatrical play, museum-educational programs, guided tours, children’s theater performances and karagiozi, promise to scatter countless children’s smiles!

At the same time, the exhibition ” Carnival icons of Old Athens”,  at the Museum of Folk Art and Tradition “Angeliki Chatzimichali” sets the tone of old Athens.

Athens, that of the belle époque with the secular galas and the carnival dance parties in its mansions, but also the Athens of tradition with its own festivities, are revived through two different documentary images in the Museum of Folk Art and Tradition “Angeliki Hatzimichali”, transferring the color and aroma of the old beautiful capital.

Two different approaches to the carnival in Athens, circa 1900. The first image of a lady invited to a carnival dance is prepared, trying on toilets, furs, hats, feathers and of course masks, in order for her appearance to fit the luxury of the Athenian carnival “evening” δεύτερη The second representational approach is inspired by the work of Nikolaos Gyzis “The Carnival in Athens”. Somewhere, in an everyday house, a group of people celebrates Carnival with music and a happy mood. A family moment with a warm atmosphere, around a table and the space disturbed by the party. Men, women and children are entertained by the customs of Carnival, while the masquerades invade and frighten the little ones.

Exhibition curator, Stavroula Pisimisi, folklorist of the Museum of Folk Art and Tradition “Ag. Hatzimichali »

Admission for the public is free.

Exhibition duration : February 17 – March 6, 2022

Opening hours : Tuesday-Friday: 11: 00-19: 00, Saturday-Sunday 10: 00-15: 00, Monday closed

Museum of Folk Art and Tradition “Angeliki Chatzimichali” Municipality of Athens: Angeliki Chatzimichali 6, Plaka, Information: 210 3243987, 210 3243972 

Information: www opanda gr

* At all events, all the necessary measures for the observance of the health rules against the spread of covid-19, as provided by the current JMC, are strictly observed.

The program of Apokries Carnival in Athens 2022 for Kids

Wednesday 16 February 2022

> Children and Adolescents Library (Lampsa and Trifylias, Ampelokipi, Park for the child and Culture, former KAPAI)

17.00 | “Carnival in the Library”
Workshop for making masks and hats from recyclable materials for children up to 10 years old.

We collect recyclable materials from our house, mainly paper and cardboard, and bring them to the Library to shape and make our carnival masks.
* Registrations: 210 8829735, 210 6983905 7232604 (Monday – Friday, 12.00 – 15.00)
Maximum number of participants: 8

Thursday, February 17, 2022

> Museum of Folk Art and Tradition “Angeliki Chatzimichali”
(Ag. Chatzimichali 6, Plaka)

Exhibition “Carnival images of Old Athens”

The old Athens, that of the belle époque with the secular events and the carnival dance parties in its mansions, but also the Athens of tradition with its own festivities are revived through two different documents, leaving the aroma of a beautiful capital.

Exhibition duration: until March 6

Saturday 19 February 2022

> Cultural Center “Melina” ( 66 Iraklidon & Thessalonikis – Thiseio)
10.30 | The funny mascara

Carnival museum-pedagogical program for the whole family with children aged 6-12, which combines tradition, folk carnival events and the Greek shadow theater.
Duration: 60 ‘
* Registrations: 210 3452150 (Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 14.00)
Maximum number of participants: 20

> Vafeiochori Creative Learning Center
(Vafeiochoriou & Karolidou 2, Gyzi)
18.00- 19.00 & 19.30 – 20.30 | The carnival of the imagination
Workshop for making a carnival mask for children aged 6 to 12 years.
* Registrations: 210 6427770 (Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 17.00)
Maximum number of participants: 10 / section
> Nordau Creative Learning Center (Nordau 7, Gyzi)
12.00-13.00 & 13.00-14.00 | The wedding of Kavouras
Carnival action for children aged 6 to 12 with theatrical events, revival of customs and traditional dances.
* Registrations: 210 6433128 (Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 17.00)
Maximum number of participants: 10 / section

Sunday 20 February 2022

> Museum of Folk Art and Tradition “Angeliki Chatzimichali”
 (Ag. Chatzimichali 6, Plaka)

12.00 | Guided tour of the exhibition “Carnival images of Old Athens”
* Registrations: 210 3243972, 210 3243987 (Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 14.00)
Maximum number of participants: 20

Tuesday 22 February 2022

Central Library (Domokou 2, St. Larissa)
17.30 | “Halloween in old Athens”
Educational action for adults and families with children over 12 years. 
Through the material of the Athenian collection of the Central Library, newspapers and postcards, the participants discover the ways in which Halloween was celebrated in old Athens. How much do they have in common with this year’s celebrations?
* Registrations: 210 8846021 (Monday – Friday, 11.00 – 15.00)
Maximum number of participants: 15

Wednesday 23 February 2022

> Infant – Toddler Library (Lampsa and Trifylias, Ampelokipoi, Park for the child and Culture, former KAPAPS)
17.00 | ” Halloween in the Library 
Workshop for making masks and hats from recyclable materials for children up to 5 years old.

We collect recyclable materials from our house, mainly paper and cardboard, and bring them to the Library to shape and make our carnival masks.

* Registrations: 210 8829735, 210 6983905 (Monday – Friday, 12.00 – 15.00)
Maximum number of participants: 10

Friday 25 February 2022

> Vafeiochori Creative Learning Center
(Vafeiochoriou & Karolidou 2, Gyzi)
19.00-21.00 | Carnival party
Performance of carnival traditional Halloween dances with the Adult Dance Groups of the Vafeiochori Creative Learning Center

* Reservations: 210 6427770 (Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 17.00)

> Evelpidon Creative Learning Center (18 Evelpidon, Kypseli)
18.00 | “Fairy tales to have fun” by Gianni Rondari
Theatrical performance for children of all ages by the theatrical group TOPI.

* Reservations: 210 8840520 (Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 17.00)

Saturday 26 February 2022

> Cultural Center “Melina” ( 66 Iraklidon & Thessalonikis – Thiseio)
10.30 | The funny mascara

Carnival museum-pedagogical program for the whole family with children aged 6-12, which combines tradition, folk carnival events and the Greek shadow theater.
* Registrations: 210 3452150 (Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 14.00)
Maximum number of participants: 20

> Sepolia Creative Learning Center (4 Lampovou, Sepolia)

11: 00-12: 00 & 12.00-13.00 | The Harlequin
Dramatization of the fairy tale of Georges Sarri and construction of the figure of the Harlequin for children aged 6 to 12 years.
* Registrations: 210 5130854 (Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 17.00)
Maximum number of participants: 10 / section

> Central Library (Domokou 2, St. Larissa)

12.00 | Karagiozis’ carnival prank
Shadow theater performance for the whole family
* Reservations: 210 8846021 (Monday – Friday, 11.00 – 15.00)

> Nordau Creative Learning Center (Nordau 7, Gyzi)
18.00-19.00 & 19.00-20.30 | The carnival of fantasy
Carnival mask making workshop for children aged 6 to 12 years
* Registration forms: 210 6433128 (Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 17.00)
Maximum number of participants: 10 / section

> Creative Learning Center of Kato Petralona
(61 Athinodorou, Petralona)

18.00-21.00 | Crazy carnival
Musical-theatrical performance for young and old with carnival events by the Children’s Groups of Theater and Theatrical play of the Creative Learning Center of Kato Petralona
* Reservations: 210 3422642 (Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 17.00)

> Kypseli Creative Learning Center (18 Evelpidon, Kypseli)
18.00 | “Fairy tales to have fun” by Gianni Rondari
Theatrical performance for children of all ages by the theatrical group TOPI

* Reservations: 210 8821428 (Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 17.00)
> Creative Learning Center L. Alexandra (L. Alexandra 152)
18.00 | The Halloween Gang
Colorful carousels, toys, song and dance, are set up in a wonderful masked setting, where children will learn the meaning of friendship, teamwork and the joy of offering and creating.

* Registrations: 210 6448844 (Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 17.00)

> Arts Center (Vas. Sofias – Eleftherias Park)

10.30-11.30 | Little masked men
Carnival action for young and old.
Art workshop with emphasis on the customs and traditions of Carnival in Greece. Participants will have the opportunity to decorate their own masks with colors, buttons, feathers, colorful ribbons and other materials. A necessary condition is a happy mood.

* Registrations for the events of the Apokries Carnival in Athens 2022 for kids: 210 7248150, 210 7232604 (Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 14.00)
Maximum number of participants: 15

> Digital Museum of Plato Academy (Alkmeonos 1, Athens)  
11.00 | Dali masks

Carnival action for children aged 8 to 13 years.
Become Dali or a figure from his famous paintings! We paint, color and create our own surreal masks!
* Registrations: 210 5142138 (Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 16.00)
Maximum number of participants: 8

Municipal Gallery (Leonidou & Millerou, Pl. Avdi, Metaxourgio)

11.30 | Artistic Kites and painted bags for Lent shopping!

Carnival action for the whole family with children from 6 to 12 years old

We make artistic kites and paint canvas bags for Lent shopping! If you wish and the weather allows, you can do a kite flying rehearsal against the backdrop of the Gallery!
* Registrations: 210 5202420- 421 (Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 13.00)
Maximum number of participants: 15

Sunday, February 27, 2022

> Arts Center (Vas. Sofias – Eleftherias Park)

10.30-11.30 | Little masked men
Carnival action for young and old.
Art workshop with emphasis on the customs and traditions of Carnival in Greece. Participants will have the opportunity to decorate their own masks with colors, buttons, feathers, colorful ribbons, and other materials. A necessary condition is a happy mood.

* Registrations: 210 7248150, 210 7232604 (Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 14.00)
Maximum number of participants: 15

> Museum of Folk Art and Tradition “Angeliki Chatzimichali”
(Ag. Chatzimichali 6, Plaka)

11.30 | “Masks everywhere”
Educational program for children aged 6 to 10 years.
Health masks, protection masks! Masks of beauty and anonymity!

On the occasion of the story of the book “Between the Channels …” by Stathis Vlachakos, come and create our own masks.

* Registrations: 210 3243972, 210 3243987 (Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 14.00)
Maximum number of participants: 15 children

> Central Library (Domokou 2, St. Larissa)

11.00 | Ghost Festival  
Educational program for children over 12 years old.
Participants discover the most famous literary ghosts, their famous supernatural friends and rewrite their history.
Duration: 60 ‘
* Registrations: 210 8846021 (Monday – Friday, 11.00 – 15.00)
Maximum number of participants: 12

> Vafeiochori Creative Learning Center
(Vafeiochoriou & Karolidou 2, Gyzi)
11.00-13.00 | Masked Dragons
Experiential workshop of music-kinetic and theatrical education from the Children’s Environmental Program for children aged 6 to 12 years.
Our masked dragons travel to the Carnival of the world.

* Registrations: 210 6427770 (Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 17.00)
Maximum number of participants: 20

> Grava Creative Learning Center (60 Taygetou, Grava)
12: 00-14: 00 The magic carnival of Carnival

Musical-theatrical event with carnival traditional dances and theatrical games (carousel, pepper, etc.) by the Children and Adult Theater Groups
* Reservations: 210 2011151 (Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 17.00)

> Nordau Creative Learning Center (Nordau 7, Gyzi)
18.00 | Carnival toy puzzles
Carnival interactive comedy for children aged 2 to 9 years.
Reservations : 210 6433128 (Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 17.00)

Tuesday 1 March 2022

Melina Cultural Center ( 66 Iraklidon & Thessaloniki – Thiseio)

16.00 | Carnival toy puzzles
Carnival interactive comedy for children aged 2 to 9 years 

Reservations : 210 3452150 (Monday – Friday, 10.00-14.00)

Wednesday 2 March 2022

> Children – Adolescent Library (Lampsa and Trifylias, Ampelokipi, Park for the child and Culture, former KAPAPS)

17.00 | The crazy carnival of Karagiozis
Shadow theater performance for the whole family
Reservations : 210 8829735, 210 6983905 (Monday to Friday, 12.00-15.00)

Friday 4 March 2022

> Creative Learning Center of Kato Petralona (61 Athinodorou, Petralona)

18.00 | Music pedagogical program with carnival customs from all over Greece by the theatrical group “FALTSO”

Reservations : 2103422642 (Monday to Friday, 10.00-17.00)

Saturday 5 March 2022

> Museum of Folk Art and Tradition “Angeliki Chatzimichali”  (Ag. Chatzimichali 6, Plaka)

12.00 | The Carnival Gang
Colorful carousels, toys, song and dance, are set up in a wonderful masked setting, where children will learn the meaning of friendship, teamwork and the joy of offering and creating.

Reservations : 210 3243987 (Tuesday – Friday, 11.00-16.00)
Maximum number of participants: 15

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