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Description
Fee
Riedel, Cris Make the World a Better Place Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
All the stories in this program are old folktales, from six countries around the world. This program takes its theme from the 2017 summer reading theme. Stories in the program: 999 Steps, from Japan; the First House, from India; Lazy Jack, from England; The First Strawberries, from the Cherokee; the Butterfly Coat, from China; and Hummingbird's Advice, from India. If you'd like a longer/shorter program, that can be arranged!
$201- $350
Kass, Barry The Ancient Egyptians: People of the Nile History,
Media- Photography,
Multicultural- Other
Anthropologist and Photographer Barry Kass will take the audience on a fascinating journey back through time to the land of the ancient Egyptians. Kass' beautiful photographs and vivid descriptions will include such famous places as the pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza, the old kingdom city of Memphis, the Temples of Luxor and Karnak along the Nile, the burial grounds of the Valley of the Kings, where King Tut's tomb was found along with many others of the great Pharoahs, the Temple of Isis at Aswan, The Temple of Kom Ombo, devoted to the crocodile god Sobek, and the spectacular temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel.
$201- $350
Kass, Barry A Photographic Journey to the time of the ancient Romans, including Sicily, Rome, and the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum History,
Media- Photography,
Multicultural- Other
Anthropologist and Photographer Barry Kass will take the audience back in time to the civilization of ancient Rome. Through his beautiful photos and descriptions, we will travel to Sicily to witness the intriguing Roman sites on this island in the Mediterranean, and then on to the Italian mainland to Rome itself, where such famous places as the Colusseum, the Parthenon, and the Roman Forum will be viewed. A highlight of the program will be a visit to the amazingly well preserved Roman ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, buried under volcanic ash after the explosion of Vesuvius in A.D. 79 and still undergoing archaeological exploration today.
$201- $350
Kass, Barry Ancient Civilizations of Mesoamerica: the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Mayans and Aztecs of Mexico and Central America History,
Media- Photography,
Multicultural- Native American
Long before the arrival of the Europeans, the native peoples of the Americas created impressive urban civilizations characterized by such advancements as the invention of writing and mathematics, a calendar system very different from the western Gregorian calendar, the construction of huge cities replete with massive temples and pyramids, complex political states, and a pantheon of gods often thirsty for human blood and sacrifice. Anthropologist-Photographer Barry Kass' excellent photographs and descriptions will take the audience on a journey of exploration to the ancient Mesoamerican civilizations of the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Mayans and the Aztecs. We will visit such famous sites as Chichen Itza, Palenque, and Teotihucan in Mexico, Copan in Honduras, Altun Ha in Belize, and Tikal in Guatemala.
$201- $350
Kass, Barry Travels in Turkey History,
Media- Photography,
Multicultural- Other
A traveler who explores the beautiful Aegean coastline of Turkey, known in antiquity as Asia Minor, will find some of the most spectacular ruined cities of the ancient Greeks. Anthropologist and Photographer Barry Kass' photos and descriptions will take the audience to such places as Miletus, Pergamon, and Ephesus, as well as the mystical Temple of Apollo at Didyma. We will also explore the site of ancient Troy, including a replica of the Trojan Horse, described in Homer's Iliad. The international city of Istanbul, known during Byzantine times as Constantinople, will provide us will an incredible variety of photogenic scenes, including views of the city from the Golden Horn of the Bosporus straits, the Haghia Sophia Church, Topkapi Palace, and the Blue Mosque of Sultan Ahmet I.
$201- $350
Kass, Barry Ancient Civilizations of the Mediterranean: the Minoans, Mycenaeans, and classical Greeks History,
Media- Photography,
Multicultural- Other
Through his beautiful photographs, Anthropologist-Photographer Barry Kass will take the audience on a journey back in time to the Aegean and the land of the ancient Minoans, Mycenaeans, and the classical Greeks, the founders of Western Civilization. We will explore the fortress of Mycenae, the Minoan palace of Knossos on the Island of Crete, and the magnificent sites of classical Greece, including Athens and the Parthenon, Olympia, Delphi, Corinth, the theater of Epidaurus, as well as the great Grecian cities of Asia Minor, including Miletus, Pergamon, Ephesus, Priene, Didyma, and Troy of Homeric legend, will be illustrated and described.
$201- $350
Fiske, David Race and the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1821: Debating Civil Rights History,
Multicultural- Other
In 1821, meetings took place in Albany, New York to revise the state's constitution. In the course of the meetings, numerous surprisingly frank and open discussions were carried on that related to feelings about race, at a time when some blacks in the state were still enslaved. The question was: should blacks be allowed to vote on the same footing as whites? The discussions were tinged with both fear and a spirit of egalitarianism. Some were afraid of the political power blacks might be able to exercise, while others felt that allowing all blacks to vote would make up for what the race had suffered under slavery. In the end, the egalitarians lost, and the new constitution allowed white males to vote who did not own property (removing an existing restriction), but added language that effectively disenfranchised most blacks. Blacks who did not own property were not able to vote in New York until after the Civil War.
Up to $100
Duda, Jonathan Let's Drum History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Let's Drum is a fun, hands-on educational program that uses music to foster communication, listening skills, leadership, coordination, and cultural awareness. Using musical games, structured traditional rhythms, and improvisation, participants from all levels of musical ability can play in a comfortable and welcoming setting.
$201- $350
Kass, Barry Journey to the Holy Land History,
Media- Photography,
Multicultural- Other
Through his beautiful pictures, Anthropologist-Photographer Barry Kass will take the audience on a journey to the Holy Land of Israel. We will visit such unforgettable places as Jerusalem, including the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock, and the via Dolorosa, the road followed by Jesus on his way to crucifixion, the ancient fortress of Masada, the Dead Sea, the Roman cities of Caesarea and Bet Shean, and the Bahai Gardens in Haifa. A highlight of the trip will be a visit to the ruins of ancient Petra, deep in the desert in the neighboring country of Jordan.
$201- $350
Kass, Barry Travels in northern Italy: Art, Architecture, and History History,
Media- Photography,
Multicultural- Other
Through his beautiful photographs, Photographer-Anthropologist Barry Kass will take the audience on a journey to northern Italy, including Milan, the Lake District, old Medieval towns such as Vicenza, Verona and Padua, Venice, Florence and the wonderful Tuscan countryside. This region of northern Italy is renowned for its scenic beauty and unforgettable art, architecture, and history. A highpoint of the talk will be a visit to Bolzano in the incredible Dolomite Alps, where the famous discovery of Otzi, the frozen iceman of the Alps, can be seen in the city museum.
$201- $350
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