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QAIC Community Day

July 23, 2022

In honor of our anniversary, we’re opening our doors for a family-friendly day of fun! Join QAIC for our summer open house as we celebrate the Alif Ba exhibition with a building full of fun activities! There will be an alphabet-themed sensory experience, ‘Shorts by Shorties’ student film screenings, musical demonstrations, local vendors, and more!


Alif Ba Exhibition

Co-produced by Qatar Foundation and the National Children’s Museum in honor of the 2021 Year of Culture between the United States and Qatar, the Alif Ba Exhibition is an interactive experience aimed at introducing young audiences to the Arabic alphabet and language through touch and sound. The Qatar America Institute for Culture (QAIC) has the honor to further the legacy of these pieces by coordinating the travel of the exhibition across the nation. After previously being hosted by the Mahurin Honors College at Western Kentucky University and Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Alif Ba Exhibition will conclude its tour at QAIC headquarters in DuPont Circle, Washington, D.C.


COVID-19 Policy

Masks are required to be worn at all times inside unless eating or drinking.



12:00 pm“Shorts by Shorties”
12:15 – 12:50 pmSitar demo
1 pmWelcome remarks | “Shorts by Shorties”
1:15 pmStorytelling
1:30 – 2:10 pmSitar demo
2 pm“Shorts by Shorties”
2:15 pmStorytelling
2:45 pmOud demo
3 pm“Shorts by Shorties”
3:15 pmStorytelling


Untimed/ongoing activities:

Alif Ba exhibition
Alif Ba sensory experience
Scavenger hunt
Vendor & partner tables
Puzzle table
Museum of the Palestinian People
Middle East books
Youth activities
Food vendors
Spin art


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July 23, 2022
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