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Little Amal Cincinnati
Little Amal, a 12-foot puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl who has traveled across 13 countries comes to Cincinnati.
Little Amal is a 12-foot puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl who has traveled across 13 countries meeting more than a million people, and watched by tens of millions more online. This fall, she will journey 6,000 miles across the United States in one of the largest free public festivals ever created. 35 towns and cities from Boston to San Diego and 1,000+ artists and arts organizations will create 100+ events to welcome her. Amal’s journeys of art and hope celebrate the rich stories of refugees, immigrants, and displaced people, and the communities that welcome them. Amal’s visit to Cincinnati is presented by the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra with producing partners Cincinnati Compass, Kroger Wellness Festival, and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
3:00pm Amal begins her walk across the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge in Covington, KY
3:35pm Amal arrives in Cincinnati, OH
3:40pm Presentation by Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval, Covington Mayor Joseph U. Meyer, and a Kroger Representative on an outdoor stage at the Banks
3:50pm Amal continues into the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202)
3:55-4:25pm Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra concert in the Freedom Center. Invitation only to members of Cincinnati’s Welcome Team- see below for registration form and requirements. Concert may be streamed outdoors.
Suad Bushnaq: The Borrowed Dress
Cecilia McDowall: Everyday Wonders: The Girl from Aleppo with Thomas More University Choral Activities, Little Miami Select Choirs, School for the Creative and Performing Arts Choirs, and Northern Kentucky University Choirs
4:30-6:00pm Freedom Center remains open for invitees
*Details are subject to change
Contact: (513) 723-1182
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