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Program
Category
Description
Fee
edmond, howard iroquois tales and legends Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tales and legends of the Iroquois with a wraparound of discussion of life in the longhouse and when the stories were told. Session begins with playing of native american flute to set the mood. Done with reverence and respect for Haudenausaunee (people of the longhouse) tradition.
$351- $500
Torgan, Keith My Story, My Song: a workshop in creativity through songwriting Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Everybody loves songs but most people have never made one up themselves. Songwriting can be as natural as breathing … or humming – and since we all have plenty to say or should I say sing about this is a no-brainer! In this workshop we learn about the basics of song form and improvising melodies but more importantly we discover all kinds of exciting ways to access our creative impulses and turn them into song! Free-writing exercises, group collaborations, guided meditations and sensory exercises are all part of this inspiring and delightful workshop. Why is it called “My Story My Song?” – well – because it’s the stories – the ones that are central to our everyday existence that fuel the creative process and serve as the centerpiece to this inspiring experience in personal creativity.
$351- $500
Boyer, Jeff Har-Har Harry's Musical Magical Clown Show Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Dance
Not your average clown show. Not your average clown. Harry sings, dances, performs magic, and leads games. Harry does it all! Har-Har Harry leads children in interactive performance that teaches them not only how to work together, but also how to dance, sing and play together. Children participate in magic tricks which will astound as well as amuse. This show is designed to bolster self confidence and encourage kids to live joyously! A veteran clown, Har-Har Harry puts on a hilarious and spellbinding show that is full of gags, laughs and life lessons. With over twenty years of experience under his belt, Jeff Boyer is a versatile performer who has studied with the Boston Shakespeare Company and has performed extensively for adults as well as children.
$351- $500
Singer, Lauren ZUMBA GOLD--Zumba Fitness for Active Older Adult or Deconditioned Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
Zumba Gold has all the fun, fire and fitness objectives of a regular Zumba class but brings the intensity down a notch. All the steps are taught in an easy, progressive manner by a licensed and experienced Zumba Gold instructor. You'll have so much fun moving to the exciting rhythms of Latin, swing, pop, tango, bhangra and world music that you won't even feel you are exercising. You'll get a total body workout in this safe, stimulating class designed for those new to Zumba, the active older adult as well as for those who want to shimmy a little slower. Please bring a water bottle. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes to move in. Bring a water bottle and towel. Come join the Zumba Party!
$101- $200
Richter, Chip Imagination, Creativity and Inspriation Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Singer-Songwriter Chip Richter’s Family Concert at The Library has become a favorite among librarians and families because it's “more fun than a Kid (or Parent) should be allowed to have!” It’s the kind of high-energy fun and audience participation naturally found in a live performance all in the wonderful learning environment of the public library. This is live music, no accompaniment tracks, so anything can happen! With his guitar, banjo, harmonica, stories and original tunes Chip connects with the kids and adults, creating moments to remember. Also don't forget to check out the Librarians Resource Page where you can download some of Chip's music absolutely free of charge. Librarians are using these mp3s and the Teacher's Tips to compliment story-times with children.
$201- $350
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
merwin, chris Songs of the Caribbean Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Classic reggae and calypso sung with guitar and steel drum. Harry Belefonte, Bob Marley, Lord Kitchner, Jimmy Cliff, etc. This show is more on the entertaining side but cultural and historical information is give.
$351- $500
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
Whitcomb-May, Andrea Many Clowns Many Worlds/ How Did WE Get Here? Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Mime,
Performing Arts- Theater
Many Clowns Many Worlds & How Did You Get Here? Performance workshops using hands-on theatre techniques that may include:clowning, ballooning, mime, theatre games, magic, juggling, acting & storytelling. Also includes a fun introduction to the history of clowning & theatre arts with pictures & stories from around the world & here at home. This program best fits ages 8 & up.
$101- $200
Epstein Kravis, Anna Summer Reading Show 2014 Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Summer Reading 2014 show coordinates with the 2014 Summer Reading theme FIZZ, BOOM, READ!. We celebrate the joy and excitment of reading with interactive puppets, songs, colorful props and more. There are many chances for children to be in the show. As always, the beloved LuLu Llama (Anna's popular puppet friend), provides lots of fun and laughter for all. THIS SHOW CAN ALSO BE BILINGUAL, ENGLISH-SPANISH. Program is also offered for young family audiences, for school age and also Read To Me Clubs.
$351- $500
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