Windless Kite Festival
What: Organizers claim the event is the longest-running indoor kite festival in North America. Without the help of nature’s own wind, or fans, flyers use their own power to send their kites swooping and gliding through a school gym. The festival, in its 16th year, is produced by the World Kite Museum.
When: Doors open 8:30 a.m. Jan. 21-22.
Where: Long Beach Elementary School, 500 Washington Ave. S., Long Beach.
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What to do: The event includes demonstrations, free flying, lessons, competitions and workshops. There will be a kite-making workshop led by Alexa King at 9 a.m. Jan. 21.
Featured flyer: Scott Weider of Warwick, R.I., will be the featured flyer for this year’s festival. Weider, having flown kites for more than 20 years, has multiple regional and natonal championships. He has performed at the 2003 U.S. Open Tennis championships, the 2008 PGA Ryder Cup, the Tribeca Film Festival and at the National Air and Space Museum.
Admission: Free, but there is a charge for some workshops.
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