Golden Triangle Farragut Fridays: Origami Workshop Special Event

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan and the Golden Triangle BID

Enjoy your lunch outdoors and learn the art of Japanese paper folding!

Join the JICC on Friday, June 5th as we participate in Golden Triangle BID's Farragut Fridays with a special pop-up origami workshop!

The word origami literally means "paper-folding"; it is a combination of ori-, meaning "folded," and kami-, meaning "paper." Through careful folding and sculpting in a variety of ways, a flat sheet of paper is transformed into an intricate sculpture. The art of origami dates has been practiced in Japan since the Edo period (1603-1867) and now we're bringing it to you.

Participants will learn how to fold:

  • Flapping bird (it moves!)
  • Dog
  • Fish

You will also get a chance to check out some of the amazing origami from the JICC. Materials and instruction will be provided, so escape the indoors and unleash your creativity as we fold some art!

— About Golden Triangle BID and Farragut Fridays —

The Golden Triangle BID is an award-winning non-profit 501(c)(6) corporation that works to enhance the Golden Triangle — the 43 block neighborhood that stretches from the front yard of the White House to Dupont Circle. The primary focus of the BID is to provide a clean, safe, and vibrant environment within this remarkable neighborhood, and to retain and attract businesses to the Golden Triangle.

Farragut Fridays is a Golden Triangle initiative that runs from May 1 to September 25 involving a variety of activities in Farragut Square Park from dawn to dusk every Friday. It allows Washingtonians to enjoy technology in an outdoor space, with free Wi-Fi, tables, chairs and games, as well as participate in pop-up events such as Golden Cinema, Pilates in the Park, and more!

For more information about Golden Triangle and Farragut Fridays, please visit their website

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