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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Zupp, Brad FUNance For Kids Life Skills- Finance,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Performing Arts- Theater
In one assembly, students learn the importance of math, even if they hate fractions! Far from a boring lecture about what kids “should” do, “FUNance-Where Fun and Finance Collide” keeps kids laughing and amazed with comedy, juggling, magic, circus skills and mini game shows as they learn financial concepts such as: Financial Goal Setting; Living Within Your Means; The Importance of Saving; Needs Vs. Wants; Compound Interest; Where Money Comes From (and Goes); Inflation, Saving Vs. Investing, and much more. Perfect for family audiences (the adults might learn a thing or two as well) and kids grades K-6. Brad Zupp created “FUNance For Kids” from a deep understanding of both entertainment and finance. His years of experience as a financial planner and world-renowned performer make him uniquely qualified to teach kids financial literacy. View reviews, more details and a preview video at: www.FUNanceForKids.com
$501- $1000
TheatreworksUSA, - Patrick Garner's BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: AMERICA'S FIRST CITIZEN History,
Performing Arts- Theater
America's favorite founding father demonstrates how a life of self-discipline, public service and a genuine love of life led to international fame and the gratitude of a nation.
$501- $1000
Bromka, Sondra & John Erie Canal Tall Tale Writing Residency and Performance Event History,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Workshop participants will learn about the tradition of the 'Tall Tale,' and then work together to create their own original tale. This program draws upon the Erie Canal for theme and inspiration, and includes songs and dances that reflect our multicultural heritage. We conclude with a joint artist/student performance for the community, wherein participants perform their tale, songs, and dances as an integral part of the artists’ musical theatre performance piece '15 Years on the Erie Canal.' (see related program listings.) The finale performance will be geared towards family audiences, and includes participation for all who attend. It will feature music on the artists’ unusual collection of authentic historical instruments, including squeezeboxes, hurdy gurdy, hammered dulcimer, and more. All participating children will gain hands-on experience in a range of artistic disciplines, including writing, poetry, dance, music, and storytelling/theatre. Children will be exposed to actual Tall Tales of the Erie Canal Era; they will learn factual information about our county’s famous canal; about the era’s multicultural heritage.
$501- $1000
Boertzel, Brooke The Storyteller's Candle Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
In 1929, a warm and dynamic woman named Pura Belpré became the first Latina librarian in New York City. At a time when non-English speakers didn’t always feel welcome in the library, Pura helped many immigrants to feel at home there, and inspired a love of reading in generations of young people. In The Storyteller’s Candle, a skilled bilingual storyteller plays Pura, greeting audiences in their own school or public library, and showing them the wonders that can take place there. Through a blend of storytelling, music and puppetry, young audiences will learn about Puerto Rican folklore and the library’s important role in the community. Kids sing along and become puppeteers as Pura’s stories unfold. Based on the bilingual book, The Storyteller’s Candle By Lucia González with illustrations by Lulu Delacre.
$101- $200
Clive, Young, Homemade Hollywood: The Rise of Fan Films Media- Film,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Fan films are a new phenomenon in today's popular culture. Regular people are creating their own flicks based on their favorite movies, books, TV shows and more, using video cameras and computers to create complex, unique films. Many fan films are now high-quality efforts, sometimes costing as much as $30,000 to produce!

This program introduces audiences to some of the best fan films around, featuring Batman, Harry Potter, Superman, The Matrix, Snoopy, Darth Vader and more of the world's most famous characters.

I am the author of the first book about fan films, Homemade Hollywood (Continuum, 2008) and run the daily fan film blog, FanCinemaToday.com, so basically I'm the leading expert on this unusual form of underground filmmaking.

$201- $350
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
A Tribute to “Ella”- Music of the Ella Fitzgerald songbook. This Live performance concert featuring vocalist Perley Rousseau, pianist Sonny Daye, drummer Ted MacKensie, and bassist Pete Toigo is filled with warmth and humor and highlights the life and music of Ella Fitzgerald from age 16 to her retirement.
$501- $1000
O'Carroll, Magician Debbie Magician Debbie O'Carroll Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other
Magician Debbie O'Carroll is a one of a kind performer. she combines stage magic with lots of active audience participation. Her appealing props, delightful costumes, enchanting magic, and physical comedy both educate and entertain.
$201- $350
Connolly, Carol From Snowflakes to Sunshine: Winter into Spring Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tales 'n Tunes present stories and songs to celebrate Winter and the coming of Spring. From stories of the cold, cold North to songs about hibernation to discovering the first signs of the coming of warmer days to a Japaneses rain song, this program is perfect for February or April vacation breaks.
$201- $350
Cavanaugh, Deb Where in the World Are We? Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
An interactive program of songs and dances from around the world, often sung in those languages. Each country is marked on a world map with that country's flag as each song is introduced. Countries include Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, European countries,Russia, and more. Instruments may include fiddle, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, limberjack, banjo, guitar and vocals.
$351- $500
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE FIRE SAFETY SHOW Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic
The show is presented as a fun magic act, full of comedy and audience participation, in which every effect teaches an important lesson in fire safety. The slick and flashy production is designed to capture the audience’s attention, and help them remember the important life-saving messages. The show's creator, Steve Luker, has been involved in entertainment and fire safety for many years. This program has been endorsed by the National Education Association, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the U.S. Fire Administration Office, the International Society of Fire Service Instructors and the NYC Fire Department.
$351- $500
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