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Kids Euro Festival: Lilly and the Magic Pearl

Join Lilly on an adventure under the sea!

Little Lilly is standing inside a phone booth on the beach, listening to a fairy tale that takes her on an adventure into the blue sea. She meets Gillion the fish, and together they set off looking for the magic pearl. In the sea of kids’ dreams lies a small, shining pearl of goodness. But to become good, a price has to be paid… Careful Lilly, watch out for the jellyfish, the turbot, and the octopus!

This animated feature film from Bulgaria is seventy-five minutes long and is presented in English language.

Recommended for children ages three to twelve years old.

After the film screening, explore treasures from around the world in Hillwood’s mansion and enjoy the magnificent gardens, including the special exhibition, Four Seasons.

This event is part of the Kids Euro Festival taking place throughout the Washington, DC area from October 26 to November 6. The largest children's performing arts festival of its kind in the United States, Kids Euro Festival has annually offered more than 100 free events for children and their families since 2008. 
This Festival is presented by the 28 embassies of the European Union and more than 20 American cultural institutions, and is made possible by the European-American Cultural Foundation in cooperation with the EU Delegation to the United States, Washington Performing Arts, the DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative, and DC Public Libraries.

Family Fun Days

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 4:15pm

Discover the magic of Hillwood with your whole family as you explore the gardens and French and Russian treasures.  Arts and crafts, dance instruction, and food enhance the festive atmosphere and provide entertainment for the whole family. 

These annual events and festivals are specially geared toward families:

For more to explore with children at Hillwood, also check out our Student Visits Girl Scout Programs and Preschool Series.

Dina Merrill Film Program

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 4:15pm

Enjoy classic cinema, short films, and documentaries in the magnificent surroundings of Hillwood’s estate. 

Marjorie Post enjoyed entertaining guests with screenings of first-run films in her Pavilion. Her tradition of entertaining through film continues at Hillwood through the generous support of her youngest daughter, Hollywood actress Dina Merrill.

Annual screenings include: