Events

Due to the ongoing public health threat of COVID-19, programs are subject to change and/or cancellation.  By participating, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.  A signed waiver form will be required to participate in classes and workshops.  View or print waiver form here.  In the event of a cancellation, a refund will be issued to registrants.

All programs are open for registration on August 1st of each year for the upcoming season. Each season runs from October through the summer of the next year.

Tea ceremony matcha
The Way Of Tea: Sado Demonstration
Japanese Traditional Ceremony
Observe Japanese sado, an ever-changing demonstration rich in seasonal subtleties. Your involvement in the true spirit of sado — harmony (wa), reverence (kei), purity (sei), tranquility (jaku) will help you bring a calm perspective into your busy life.
12:00PM, Saturday, May 15, 2021
Morikami Theater
Times: 12:00pm, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm

$5 with paid museum admission

For your health and safety, theater programs are limited to 33% capacity, socially distancing seating arrangements will be implemented, and attendees are required to wear a mask.

Tea ceremony
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginners Thursdays
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Thursday, June 3, 2021
Tea House
Hand using sumi-e brush
Ink Painting Floral & Landscape
Sumi-E Floral (Thursday Beginners)
Thursday Sessions
Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means “charcoal drawing” in Japanese. Students grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Beginners welcome!
10:30AM, Thursday, June 3, 2021
Oki Education Center
Hand using sumi-e brush
Ink Painting Floral
Sumi-E Floral
Friday Sessions
Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means “charcoal drawing” in Japanese. Students grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Beginners welcome!
10:30AM, Friday, June 4, 2021
Oki Education Center
Sumi-e mountain range
Ink Painting Landscape
Sumi-E Landscape
Friday Sessions
Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means “charcoal drawing” in Japanese. Students grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Beginners welcome!
1:30PM, Friday, June 4, 2021
Oki Education Center
Tea ceremony
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginners Sundays
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
10:15AM, Sunday, June 6, 2021
Tea House
Tea ceremony
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Sundays
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
1:00PM, Sunday, June 6, 2021
Tea House
Morikami Book Club
Open to all Morikami Members

Join Wisdom Ring member Christine Carton and fellow Morikami members as they start their new season of exciting book reading! The group meets in Classroom B and orders lunch from the Cornell Café. For more information please email Christine Carton at christinec@gate.net. September 9 The Miracle of the Namiya General Store by Keigo Higashino When three delinquents hole up in …

12:00PM, Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Cornell Cafe
Blade of the Immortal
Morikami Film Series
Blade of the Immortal
Sponsored by The Rubens Family Foundation

Please note: Patrons under 17 are required to have an accompanying parent or adult guardian with them.  ID is required if you are by yourself.

11:00AM, Saturday, June 12, 2021
Morikami Theater
140mins., 2017, Rated R, In Japanese, subtitled in English

For your health and safety, theater programs are limited to 33% capacity, socially distancing seating arrangements will be implemented, and attendees are required to wear a mask.

Tea ceremony
Omotesenke School
Sado: Tea Ceremony Workshop
This workshop teaches the basics of sadō – The Way of Tea – necessary to understand the aesthetics of sadō and to fully enjoy the tea ceremony itself. Participants become familiar with how to participate as a guest, how to make a bowl of tea, and serve it.
1:30PM, Saturday, June 12, 2021
Tea House
Blade of the Immortal
Morikami Film Series
Blade of the Immortal
Sponsored by The Rubens Family Foundation

Please note: Patrons under 17 are required to have an accompanying parent or adult guardian with them.  ID is required if you are by yourself.

2:00PM, Saturday, June 12, 2021
Morikami Theater
140mins., 2017, Rated R, In Japanese, subtitled in English

For your health and safety, theater programs are limited to 33% capacity, socially distancing seating arrangements will be implemented, and attendees are required to wear a mask.

Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Father’s Day Koma (Virtual)
Learn with Dad about komas, a Japanese wooden spinning top, and about Japan’s rich history of this game and how these toys could be rigged to battle each other.
12:00PM, Sunday, June 20, 2021
Virtual
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Children in Kimono playing Koto
Guest Artist Workshops
Youth Summer Music & Culture Camp
Sponsored by Batchelor Foundation and Residence Inn Boca Raton by Marriott
There will be two opportunities for adults to take the Japanese traditional music workshops at the Morikami Museum with our professional musicians from Japan. Instruments and sheet music will be provided for use in the workshops.
9:00AM, Monday, June 21, 2021
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Children in Kimono playing Koto
Guest Artist Workshops
Youth Summer Music & Culture Camp
Sponsored by Batchelor Foundation and Residence Inn Boca Raton by Marriott
There will be two opportunities for adults to take the Japanese traditional music workshops at the Morikami Museum with our professional musicians from Japan. Instruments and sheet music will be provided for use in the workshops.
9:00AM, Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Children in Kimono playing Koto
Guest Artist Workshops
Youth Summer Music & Culture Camp
Sponsored by Batchelor Foundation and Residence Inn Boca Raton by Marriott
There will be two opportunities for adults to take the Japanese traditional music workshops at the Morikami Museum with our professional musicians from Japan. Instruments and sheet music will be provided for use in the workshops.
9:00AM, Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Children in Kimono playing Koto
Guest Artist Workshops
Youth Summer Music & Culture Camp
Sponsored by Batchelor Foundation and Residence Inn Boca Raton by Marriott
There will be two opportunities for adults to take the Japanese traditional music workshops at the Morikami Museum with our professional musicians from Japan. Instruments and sheet music will be provided for use in the workshops.
9:00AM, Thursday, June 24, 2021
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Children in Kimono playing Koto
Guest Artist Workshops
Youth Summer Music & Culture Camp
Sponsored by Batchelor Foundation and Residence Inn Boca Raton by Marriott
There will be two opportunities for adults to take the Japanese traditional music workshops at the Morikami Museum with our professional musicians from Japan. Instruments and sheet music will be provided for use in the workshops.
9:00AM, Friday, June 25, 2021
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Tanabata
FREE with paid museum admission.
Make a wish for the Star Festival, Tanabata! Write your wish on a strip of colored paper, or tanzaku, and tie it to a branch of our Tanabata bamboo to celebrate. (Please note this event is subject to change)
10:00AM, Thursday, July 1, 2021
Lobby
(Please note this event is subject to change)
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Tanabata
FREE with paid museum admission.
Make a wish for the Star Festival, Tanabata! Write your wish on a strip of colored paper, or tanzaku, and tie it to a branch of our Tanabata bamboo to celebrate. (Please note this event is subject to change)
10:00AM, Friday, July 2, 2021
Lobby
(Please note this event is subject to change)
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Tanabata
FREE with paid museum admission.
Make a wish for the Star Festival, Tanabata! Write your wish on a strip of colored paper, or tanzaku, and tie it to a branch of our Tanabata bamboo to celebrate. (Please note this event is subject to change)
10:00AM, Saturday, July 3, 2021
Lobby
(Please note this event is subject to change)
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Tanabata
FREE with paid museum admission.
Make a wish for the Star Festival, Tanabata! Write your wish on a strip of colored paper, or tanzaku, and tie it to a branch of our Tanabata bamboo to celebrate. (Please note this event is subject to change)
10:00AM, Sunday, July 4, 2021
Lobby
(Please note this event is subject to change)
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Tanabata
FREE with paid museum admission.
Make a wish for the Star Festival, Tanabata! Write your wish on a strip of colored paper, or tanzaku, and tie it to a branch of our Tanabata bamboo to celebrate. (Please note this event is subject to change)
10:00AM, Monday, July 5, 2021
Lobby
(Please note this event is subject to change)
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Tanabata
FREE with paid museum admission.
Make a wish for the Star Festival, Tanabata! Write your wish on a strip of colored paper, or tanzaku, and tie it to a branch of our Tanabata bamboo to celebrate. (Please note this event is subject to change)
10:00AM, Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Lobby
(Please note this event is subject to change)
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Tanabata
FREE with paid museum admission.
Make a wish for the Star Festival, Tanabata! Write your wish on a strip of colored paper, or tanzaku, and tie it to a branch of our Tanabata bamboo to celebrate. (Please note this event is subject to change)
10:00AM, Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Lobby
(Please note this event is subject to change)
Speaker Series - Dr. Ata Sarajedini
Bridge to the Cosmos: Big Bang (the Painting and the Theory) Explained

The Morikami presents a live virtual lecture with Dr. Ata Sarajedini, Astrophysicist from Florida Atlantic University, in conjunction with our latest exhibition Painting Enlightenment: Experiencing Wisdom and Compassion through Art and Science. Dr. Sarajedini explains the scientific perspective of the solo Japanese painter Iwasaki Tsuneo (1917-2002) featured in the exhibition. Iwasaki was a biologist by …

1:00PM, Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Morikami Theater
VIRTUAL LECTURE - FREE with paid museum admission.

For your health and safety, theater programs are limited to 33% capacity, socially distancing seating arrangements will be implemented, and attendees are required to wear a mask.

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