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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Lewis, Alan I Grew Up On A Farm Literature- Authors,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
I am the author of the children's book, I Grew Up On A Farm. I come dressed as a farmer in overalls, straw hat and red handkerchief. I bring with me farm paraphanalia such as; a wooden chicken crate, chicken hook, egg baskets (with wooden display eggs, different colored eggs, large feed sack, realistic toy chickens, and other farm implements. I tell stories of my experiences growing up on a farm using the various farm implements. I then read my book to the group. It is on Power Point format, so large audiences are not a problem. The book and presentaion are non-fiction and are aligned to the NYS Standards for Social Studies, 2nd- 4th grade. Free 4 page teachers guide. Check out www.IGREWUPONAFARM.COM
$351- $500
Cain, Candice Books: A Treasure Performing Arts- Theater
Prince Nathaniel is held captive by his mother, Queen Octavia. He is kept locked in a room that she turned into a library so that he doesn't get bored. While reading a book, Harley Quinn appears. Together, they solve riddles using books to open a treasure chest which provides them with the answer of how to free Nathaniel of his captivity. Prince Nathaniel escapes, capturing Queen Octavia and leaving her in the library until she learns that she and her son can rule the kingdom together. Face painting afterwards!
$101- $200
Carter, Tom The Lost German Slave Girl History,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This is a story of slavery in New Orleans before the Civil War and how a mistaken identity freed a slave girl. As well it is is about climate change and how that event changed the course of history
$101- $200
Cain, Candice The Woodsmen & The Fairy Performing Arts- Theater
A man tells a lie and is turned into a tree by a fairy until he can learn the value of honesty. This interactive play, based on one of Aesop's fables, will teach elementary-aged students the importance of telling the truth. Face painting afterwards!
$101- $200
O'Keefe, Kevin Circus Minimus - The One-Man Circus in-a-Suitcase Performing Arts- Mime,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Former Big Apple Circus instructor Kevin O'Keefe delights and inspires audiences to practice compassion and follow their dreams. An entire cast of circus characters emerges from one small suitcase - a band, head usher, ringmaster, magician, and an Italian circus family. However, the most important performers come from the audience. Each show is a dialogue between the audience and the characters - a lighthearted collaboration.
$501- $1000
Epstein Kravis, Anna Pre K INTERACTIVE Song and Puppetry Concerts Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Lively concerts feature electric keyboard, huggable hand puppets, basic sign language, children's favorite songs, Anna's acclaimed originals, the hilarious poetry of LuLu the Singing Llama, Huggy Bear, and lots of participation fo ages 2 and up! Over 400 library concerts performed, 1000 Pre School Programs, and 3500 concerts performed total internationally. Children's Librarians say: The best, most entertaining concert event of the year!...Even the shyest children opened up to sing, dance and give bear hugs! and Just the kind of artist we love! Sensitive to the needs of children and parents alike!
$501- $1000
Nobisso, Josephine Behind the Scenes with a Celebrated Author Life Skills- Other,
Other,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Through age-appropriate, visual slide presentations, beloved author of 58+ books takes audiences behind the scenes into her 37 years in writing. Using humor and inspirational anecdotes, she shows influences that shaped her career from her bi-lingual school days. Shares her professional and home life, illuminates successful work habits, and shows the stages a book requires. Reads her books. Q&A. Author donates books, discounts books through easy ordering kit, and offers writing program, Show; Don't Tell! Secrets of Writing.
$501- $1000
Cain, Candice The Lion & The Mouse Performing Arts- Theater
A little mouse befriends a large lion and helps him out of a trap, even though he thinks she isn’t strong enough. This fun play, based on one of Aesop's fables, will teach elementary-aged students the importance of not judging a person’s abilities based on their appearance. Face painting afterwards!
$101- $200
O'Keefe, Kevin Circus Yoga for Kids and Families Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Parenting,
Performing Arts- Theater
Workshops & Retreats CircusYoga is an imaginative, fun-filled experience for the whole family designed to strengthen self-confidence, focus, trust, and teamwork. CircusYoga combines the consciousness of yoga with the communal ceremony of circus. Together we create a tribe that embraces balance, joy, courage, agelessness, appropriate risk, and transformation. Parents and kids learn, grow, and experience together as life-long learners, opening new realms of vocabulary for play and communication through: Hatha Yoga Partner Acrobatics Juggling, Diablo, Devil Sticks, Spinning Plate Parent-Kid Clowning & Physical Comedy Flying Partner Yoga Tightwire Group Story-Creation Parent-Kid Thai Massage Creative Movement & Dance Perfect for Family FUN Nights! CircusYoga changed my life! It renewed my desire to be creative and play with my kid. —Bert Bland, parent, Ithaca, NY
$501- $1000
Spagnuoli, Jason Teen Actor's Workshop Performing Arts- Theater
Teen Actor's Workshop promotes creativity, self-confidence, public-speaking skills, fun and more! Our class gives students a crash course in performance techniques for the theatre (body, voice, face, and speech), and then delves right into the making of a scene! Students choose a theme (family, friends, bullies, or anything they want-it’s their choice) and create an improvised scene with a small group. The final class is a culminating event that we invite friends, family and library patrons to; students will perform their favorite scenes from class. We welcome novices, as well as seasoned pros- the more, the merrier!
$501- $1000
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