Celebrate Presidents’ Day Week at the JFK Library with family-friendly activities 

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum offers several family-oriented activities and programs throughout Presidents’ Day week, including its signature Presidents’ Day Festival on Feb. 19, featuring presidential storytelling, activities and performances, and a Celebrate! family performing arts program. The Celebrate! performance of Stories of Hope and Joy with Len Cabral features folktales, myths, and personal accounts brought to life with humor, wisdom, and compassion by international renowned storyteller Len Cabral. Audiences of all ages will be inspired by stories of the power of hopeful actions in honor of Black History Month.  

$2 Off Museum Admission with Special Buzzword 

In celebration of Presidents’ Day week, the JFK Library will reveal a special buzzword on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Visitors  who provide the buzzword during admission during the week of February 17-25, 2024 will receive $2 off adult admission prices and youth ages 17 and under will be free.

 Additional student, military, senior and EBT discounts are available. 

Presidents’ Day Festival 

Monday, February 19, 2024 

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

The13th Annual Presidents’ Day Festival’s main activities will kick off at 11:00 a.m. Actors portraying Presidents John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt, and First Lady Abigail Adams will share stories and engage visitors in conversation.

Festival-goers can enjoy Museum tours and activities that bring history to life for all ages. This year, the Festival will feature special election-themed activities – visitors of all ages can make their own Kennedy hats, design campaign buttons, and test their presidential trivia knowledge – to complement election day 2024. The Festival will close with a special free concert by the Harvard Din & Tonics, who will perform Kennedy campaign songs and popular music from the 1960s and today. 

Visit www.jfklibrary.org/PresidentsDay  for a detailed schedule of the Presidents’ Day Festival offerings. Registration is recommended.

Special Festival activities are free with paid adult admission. 

The Harvard Din & Tonics closing concert is free for all. The Festival is especially appropriate for ages 7 and up.  

Celebrate! with Len Cabral – Stories of Hope and Joy 

Thursday, February 22, 2024 

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

Internationally renowned storyteller Len Cabral shares stories of the power of hopeful actions and shared joy in honor of Black History Month. Folktales, myths, and personal accounts come to life with humor, wisdom, and compassion that will inspire listeners of all ages. 

The Celebrate! series, appropriate for family audiences and children ages 5 and up, highlights America’s rich cultural diversity through the arts. This program reflects President and Mrs. Kennedy’s concern for and support of the arts and culture as important components of a democratic society. In order to optimize your comfort and enjoyment, reservations are recommended for all visitors to this free program. Make reservations by visiting www.jfklibrary.org/celebrate or calling 617-514-1644 and leaving a message. Children are seated on the floor with their caretakers and space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited seats are available for people with disabilities, seniors, and others unable to sit on the floor. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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