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Egan, Lesniak, Bobbi, Kinga An Introduction into Stage Design Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Visual Arts- Other
A scene from a popular story is selected in advance, such as “A Christmas Carol.” Individual 3D characters are constructed by participants using supplied materials, then the group tempera paints a backdrop together completing the project.
$201- $350
Edgecomb, Diane Fairy Legends of Ireland Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
There is plenty of laughter and delight in this animated retelling of Ireland’s best-loved gems including Irish favorites like Gilly Blackfoot where a young lad’s aversion to washing his feet causes him to fall in with a fairy band. Cloaks of invisibility and magic spells abound as hapless Gilly sets out to help free the Princess of France. Known for her vivid comedic style, Diane brings delight to her interpretations of these classic Irish favorites. This performance is accompanied by Margot Chamberlain on Celtic harp.
$501- $1000
Sommerstad, Patricia In the Footsteps of Ruth Life Skills- Food,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Come with me on a unique adventure that's part of New York City's culinary history! Ruth Reichl was the NY Times food critic from 1993-1999, famous for her “populist” reviews of restaurants that everyone could enjoy and afford. Previous Times reviewers had focused on the stuffy, expensive high-end restaurants, but Ruth changed all that! Of the almost 400 restaurants that she reviewed, over 75 are still in business almost twenty years later! In this workshop, with foreknowledge of her (often very funny) reviews, we will walk in Ruth's footsteps to “visit” seven of them. We'll examine what has changed and what remains the same. Then we'll explore the neighborhoods of each, visiting familiar landmarks and discovering off-the-beaten-path attractions, such as rooftop bars and unusual museums, special interest tours and more. You will leave with seven all-day itineraries, seven Ruth Reichl restaurant reviews, and most likely, several prizes! 1 ½ hours. 21 prizes. Handouts
$201- $350
Reynolds, Jackie Clown Make-Up Demo and Magic Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Visual Arts- Painting
What goes into making a clown? Jackie Reynolds won first place for makeup and costume at 2015 Clowns of America International and has over twenty-five years of sharing the laughter with audiences of all ages. See her transformation from the grease paint to lacing up clown shoes! Attendees can ask questions, and maybe dab on washable clown make-up too. Then, get ready to laugh as she treats you to Bee Bee's Best and Brightest Comedy Magic-Puppet Show!
$201- $350
Carpenter, Regi Where There's Smoke, There's Dinner Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
This is a wonderful program featuring stories from the upcoming book of the same title. Family, recipe for disaster or comfort food? It includes stories of the Carpenter clan of the 1000 Islands region in NYS. Colorful, poignant and always saucy. A GREAT adult and teen program.
$201- $350
Feingold, Rick Alexander Hamilton - The Musical and the Duel History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Today, Hamilton, a ground-breaking musical featuring Black and Latino actors playing the founding fathers is the hottest ticket on Broadway. Hamilton, who as an immigrant became the first Secretary of the Treasury and founded the U.S. financial system died at the hands of Vice President Aaron Burr upon the dueling grounds in Weehawken, NJ. This program features the Hamilton mix-tape performance at the White House, an introduction to the characters of the musical, and music from the Broadway production including Ten Duel Commandments.
$201- $350
Schembri, Pamela Multicultural Tales Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
With her keen sense of dialog, Pamela inhabits characters from many parts of the world. Students travel from one country to another, discovering how traditional folk tales connect us all. Favorites include The Magic Orange Tree and other Haitian tales, Anansi stories (including African, Jamaican and North American versions), native American tales, and extraordinary selections from Europe and Asia.
$351- $500
Maher, Nora Storytime Stage Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
STORYTIME STAGE is a fun-filled, fast-paced combination of audience participation, performance and lots of pretend. Classic tales and original stories are brought to life by two storytellers and the children in the audience. Featuring award-winning original songs and a big healthy dose of imagination, Storytime Stage will delight both children and adults alike. Typical shows are 45 minutes long and feature three or four stories and several songs and rhymes. Our stories and songs include positive social and educational messages while maintaining a high level of energy, creativity and fun! Storytime Stage is geared to families, with something for big kids, little kids, and their grownups. We also offer special programs such as Madcap Mother Goose and Not-So Spooky Halloween for children under 4.
$351- $500
Schotter, Roni You Too Can Be A Writer Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
I speak to children as fellow writers emphasizing the writing tips found in my book, NOTHING EVER HAPPENS ON 90TH STREET, but including others, i.e. THE BOY WHO LOVED WORDS, MAMA, I'LL GIVE YOU THE WORLD, ALL ABOUT GRANDMAS, and F IS FOR FREEDOM. I emphasize the pleasure I have in writing AND in re-writing. I show the entire process from my very rough drafts to galleys to the actual press sheet from the printing press. My aim is to communicate and make contagious the pleasure & power I get as a writer/detective, using my 5 senses to record the world.
$1001- $3000
Kronzek, Allan Exploring the Magical World of Harry Potter Literature- Other,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Magic
Based on Allan's NY Times bestseller, The Sorcerer's Companion - A guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter, this visiting-author program combines magical performance, audience participation, and a lively exchange with students to explore the roots of Harry's magical universe in legend, literature and real-life events. Discover the ancient origins of wands and wizards, boggarts and broomsticks, hippogriffs and herbology. It is not necessary to have read the Harry Potter books to enjuoy and benefit from this program.
$501- $1000
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