Knight and Day

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    Alex Tripp in full knight regalia.


Knight and Day


October 16, 2011 11:00am-05:00pm


Honolulu Academy of Arts

Event Information:

Every October the Society for Creative Anachronism turns Family Sunday into a Medieval fair, with kids putting on helmets and battling knights. And the LEGO Enthusiasts Association of Hawaii (L.E.A.H.I.) wows the crowd with outrageous creations.

Back by popular demand: the Society for Creative Anachronism takes over the museum for our annual medieval theme. Kids can watch knights battle it out then draw swords to take on a knight of their own! Amidst chain mail, illumination manuscript and yarn spinning demonstrations, visitors will find medieval attire to try on. After being awed by the outrageous LEGO castle creations by L.E.A.H.I., kids can play with LEGO. And what would a medieval theme be without weapons? Make your own mini catapult to launch tape balls as well as a shield to protect you from flying projectiles!

Medieval fun, 11am-3pm
• Jousting knights + Whack-a-Knight (alternate every 30 minutes)
• Illumination manuscript, chain mail, yarn spinning demonstrations
• Medieval dress up
• L.E.A.H.I. castles display and brick-building activity

Art activities, 11am-3pm
• Make a shield project
• Make a mini catapult

Drawing contest:

Congratulations to last month's contest winner, 6-year-old Emma Nelson of Honolulu. 

Kids (ages 1-17) can enter the monthly drawing contest. The Academy gives contestants a theme and drawing supplies. The winner receives a Family Level membership to the Honolulu Academy of Arts (worth $95), and his or her artwork is used to create the following month’s event brochure and is posted on the Academy website.