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Newborn, Ph.D., Jud LIONS OF JUDAH: THE COMPLETE, UNSUNG STORY OF JEWISH ANTI-NAZI RESISTANCE (Holocaust, Jewish, Christian, History) History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Dr. Newborn sets the dramatic and still barely known story of Jewish anti-Nazi resistance in an eye-opening framework, providing accounts of Jewish heroism that will surprise and inspire--while fundamentally changing our assumptions about how Jews responded to Nazi terror. LIONS OF JUDAH teaches audiences of all backgrounds, Christian, Jewish and other, the true meaning of courage, as we face the danger of fanaticism, bigotry and anti-democratic forces today.
$1001- $3000
Agostino, Christopher The Ned Show Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Performing Arts- Other
Comedy - Juggling - Circus Arts Ned Gelfars is an extremely funny guy. Audiences laugh out loud at his show full of juggling, magic, unicycling, and an incredible amount of hilarious, good-natured audience participation. Ned’s verbal comedy is as sharp as his circus skills, so adults laugh as hard as the kids, making it a great choice for evening programs and family shows. Everybody laughs. It’s also a great way to add fun to festivals, field days and any special event. Not just for little kids: Ned’s stand-up comic style wit, along with his amazing physical skills, make him a hit with the hard to entertain teenagers as well. Any age, any size audience.
$501- $1000
Drums of Japan, Ryu Shu Taiko Taiko Drums of Japan Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
Drawn from the rich folk heritage of Japan, the Ryu Shu Kan presents: Taiko Drums of Japan. This hour long program introduces the audience to the exciting sounds and sights of a Taiko performance. The Drummers play powerful rhythms as they move around the drums with martial arts choreography. Karate & Samurai Sword Forms/Kata enhance the feeling of the ancient Samurai spirit of the Japanese people and traditional Japanese Folk dance weaves its way throughout the show. The elegant sound of the Japanese harp -Koto- is played as well as the haunting sounds of the Shakuhachi bamboo flute as an interlude between the thunder of the Taiko pieces. The Ryu Shu Kan is sponsored by the Japan Center at Stony Brook University and this program is part of their community outreach program: Introduction to Japanese Culture.
$351- $500
Friedman, Jeffrey Monster Hunt - Library Skills Building Adventure! Life Skills- Other,
Media- Other,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Looking for a fun way to TEACH kids LIBRARY SKILLS? In the Monster Hunt kids develop library research skills as they learn to use the library catalog and Dewey Decimal System to track down coded clues that will help them find and capture a lurking monster! Every child has his or her own clues to find - so every child succeeds - and every child takes part capturing the monster! Upon completion of the program, the children are all commissioned as deputy detectives in the Monster Detective Agency and rewarded with their own Monster Detective Badge.
$201- $350
Gaulin, Sasha Hula Hoop Dancing with Fire Gypsy Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Visual Arts- Other
Sasha is a hula hoop dance instructor and a professional hula hoop dancer. The program starts with a 5 minute hoop dance performance and then I teach the kids or the group how to hoop dance. The size of the group is only limited by the space. I will have hula hoops already made for the class. But I can also do a hoop making workshop.
$201- $350
MacGregor, Grian The Ivy Vine Players Puppet Theater Nature- Gardening,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Visual Arts- Other
The Ivy Vine Players Puppet Theater is a one-woman show with a cast of over 75 handmade puppets. Each one has been individually crafted from recycled materials, so that Uncle Walter's bathrobe appears suitably well-worn, and Nana's muddy garden boots have a familiar feel. The show is a blend of song and story,; you'll leave humming the tunes, and remembering tales of being kind to the earth and each other. Puppet-making workshops are available to follow the show ($175). We provide most materials and teach puppetry skills. NEW! Autobiographical shadow puppet workshop for kids 8 years and up.
$351- $500
Whitcomb-May, Andrea Dream On Puppet Show with Greta Garbage Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Puppets Jasmine & Tessy present an amusing tale about their neighborhood. Jasmine dreams about a community garden, but the vacant lot is filled with garbage. Soon the two puppets put their dreams to work. Despite their efforts litter keeps piling up. Will the rest of the neighborhood join them in their dream? Come be a part of the fun & see what happens next! Also starring Reduce, Reuse & Recycle. puppet making workshop available.
$101- $200
Forsyth, Sondra The Nutcracker Performing Arts- Dance
"The Nutcracker" is one of our "Ballet-in-a-Day" events for elementary schools. Teaching Artists conduct morning workshops with up to 200 children, any combination of grades K-5. After lunch, the students share the stage with the Teaching Artists in a costumed production of the well-loved holiday classic. See the sample schedule below. We can tailor it to suit your needs. We have a valid NYC DOE requirements contract and we are eligible for Suffolk County BOCES funding. Private schools and some public schools use PTA funds.
$1001- $3000
TheatreworksUSA, - ALEXANDER WHO'S NOT, NOT, NOT...GOING TO MOVE Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Alexander has just received some really bad news. His dad has taken a job in a city a thousand miles away, which means that he and his family are going to have to move to a whole new city. And even though his mom says, 'Wait, you'll like it,' Alexander already knows that he'll hate it. He can't bear to leave the people and places he loves, so he decides that he won't move. First he tries to live with three different neighbors. Then he tries to build a tent so he can live by himself. Then he decides he'll hide so that his parents'll never find him, but that doesn't work out either. With a little help from his mom and dad and even his bossy older brothers they help him to understand that home is where your family is, where you're with the people who love you best of all.
$1001- $3000
Oliveira, Nelson Heroes Magic Show Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Clowning
For the summer of 2015, I am presenting an all NEW program titled, HEROS Magic Show which will tie into the New York summer reading club theme. Just imagine one lucky patron being able to FLOAT 3 FEET IN THE AIR when they read a book about one of my favorite super hero's SUPERMAN! Once children see this happen at your library, I'll have books flying off of your shelves in record numbers. You'll see an instant increase in circulation! You'll see so many books checked out, you'll actually think you're the super hero for having me kick off your summer reading with my Heroes magic show! My goal with my summer program is to get the children in your community excited about the learning process and to help reinforce the fun of reading. You'll see an instant increase in circulation as I use popular children's books my the program. You can visit my library page on my website for more information regarding my brand new Summer Reading Show called: Heroes Magic Show: Ask about our Block Booking Discount if you team up with 1 or more libraries near you for the same day!
$351- $500
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