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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Van Egmond, Timothy Seasonal/Holiday Samplers History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Whether it’s a Harvest Festival, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Halloween, First Night, Old Home Day, St. Patrick’s Day or another special day, here’s the entertainment to help celebrate it in style! Yankee Notions is Jim Douglas and Tim Van Egmond. Both are accomplished singers, storytellers, and musicians (guitar, hammered dulcimer, English concertina, pennywhistle, Appalachian dulcimer). Performing throughout New England for close to 20 years, Yankee Notions has been featured in hundreds of community concerts and festivals, schools, libraries senior centers, and heritage museums including Old Sturbridge Village (MA), Historic Deerfield (MA), Mystic Seaport (CT), and Old Bethpage Village Restoration (NY). 'Yankee Notions likes to promise that they will ‘please the ear, enrich the mind, and enchant the heart.’ They’ve been making good on that promise for the last 20 years, all around New England and beyond it as well.' Nicholas Thaw, Director, 1794 Meetinghouse, New Salem, MA
$501- $1000
Wind, Dee and Frank Tell It to the Judge Performing Arts- Storytelling
Dee and Frank share stories of situations where villains are outwitted and truth wins out. Some are funny. Some are poignant. All are entertaining.
$201- $350
jacobs, beth Getb up and move Performing Arts- Dance
dance inter-discipline get moving !
$101- $200
Pelham, Ruth PeaceSongs! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** The voices of children from around the world can be heard singing out for peace and justice through the poignant songs and stories that are part of the PeaceSongs! program. Inviting audiences to sing along, Ruth Pelham will perform 'No Uranium Mining' composed by eighth graders from the Havasupai Tribe who live at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Other songs among many will be 'People Are People' that fifth grade students from Lansingburgh, NY composed to send messages of hope and sustenance to tsunami refugee children in Sri Lanka. PeaceSongs! is the newest of Music Mobile's programs and is grounded in the belief that participatory singing can change the world for the greater good.
$351- $500
Edgecomb, Diane Rainforest Legends Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
From the banks of the Amazon River to the heart of the West African jungle, Rainforest Legends brings to life favorite folktales and songs about the animals and plants of these lands. Legends tell how the Amazon Birds grew feathers as brilliant as the colors of the rainbow, why three Invisible Hunters came to haunt the Nicaraguan rainforest, and how Jabuti the tortoise tricked the Amazon monster Kibungo into sparing the lives of three-toed frog, jaguar and monkey. For schools different Rainforest Legends performances are available for K-2 and 3-6th grade. Each performancevcomes with an extensive curriculum package, which includes both science-based and language-based activities. "Our storytelling assembly for the 5th and 6th graders was one of the best hours we have enjoyed in many years. Even our most reluctant listeners were involved. Thank you for exposing all of us to the pleasure and excitement of listening to stories." Rosemary Carr, 6th grade teacher, Warwick Elementary School, Warwick PA
$351- $500
Golden, Gail World of Wonders! Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Wondermakers perform 3 interactive folktales from around the world! Libraries can select their 3 folktales by requesting The Wondermakers Top 10. The stories to select from are from Puerto Rico, Kenya, Mexico, the USA, England, Japan, Central Africa, Ireland, Russia, and Italy. Whole audience participation as well as audience volunteers who become characters in the stories are both part of the show! The stories are all from library books. The show encourages reading, creativity, and an interest in many cultures. Mime, humor, and colorful props and costumes are all included!
$201- $350
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
Mischief, Merry Tales & Tunes along the Towpath History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Climb aboard a packet boat and back in time with Merry Mischief's Tales & Tunes along the Towpath! Merry Mischief is an costumed acoustic duo(Merlyn & Harry) who come dressed as Canal Travelers and entertain your audience with music and historical facts from the Erie Canal. Music from the time of the Erie Canal and American folk music with it's wild and wooly history, along with poetry (and of course, a few fun jokes :) makes this a great community and/or reading program! A fun way to make History come ALIVE! Program suitable for the young to the seasoned adult.
$201- $350
Engel, David PIRATE SCHOOL: Follow Your Compass! Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Other
Pirate School! The premier family-style comedy pirate act in America. Pirate School! is a madcap, swashbuckling one-man family vaudeville show created and performed by veteran New York physical comedian and actor David Engel. Featured in New York Magazine’s BEST OF NY: KIDS! Pirate School! has enthralled, emboldened and delighted thousands of families for over 15 years with it’s mischievous blend of clown theater, adept magic, zany music and special effects score and it's signature brand of boisterous full-audience participation.  During Pirate School! the bumbling professor Billy Bones teaches youngsters how to be good pirates with zany lessons on how to stand, talk, sing and laugh like Buccaneers; skulls talk, cutlasses drop and pets run amok. Ultimately Pirate School! aims to satisfy children’s universal curiosity about the briny Buccaneers of yore while subtly boosting their self-esteem and pro-social skills by prompting them to be more empathetic, responsible, courageous Corsairs. David Engel is a full-time family entertainer with twenty years experience, and a clown doctor with the Big Apple Circus' renowned in-hospital Clown Care Program since 1999.
$351- $500
Knight, Leonora PreSchool Interactive Concert Music,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Preschoolers will engage in singing along to popular songs with movements, expression and sense memory exercises. Children will also participate when some of their favorite books come alive through songs in a variety of musical styles. List of books can be sent ahead of time so children are familiar with stories. Children will be asked to follow directions, recall time sequences, feel temperature changes, count in Spanish and much much more!
$201- $350
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