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Category
Description
Fee
Henderson, Kristine Tea Tasting: Teas of Japan Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Other
Tea has been an integral part of Japanese culture for almost 2,000 years. During this interactive seminar, we will explore several different styles of green tea from Japan. Learn what distinguishes the different styles of Japanese green tea from green teas in other countries, specific health benefits associated with green tea, and the history and lore surrounding the teas being tasted. Three Japanese teas will be tasted and discussed.
$101- $200
Ruch, Dave One World, Many Stories Multicultural- Native American,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
With guitar, Indian tabla drum, European octave mandolin, traditional Native American cowhorn rattles and more, Dave leads the audience on a fun-filled musical journey across the world. Children become active participants as they sing along (in English, Nigerian, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Iroquois!), answer questions and act out songs. Some audience members will even be invited to play the Iroquois rattles, and (for groups of 100 or less) all will have a chance to touch and play one of the instruments after the concert. Topics covered include the unique ways in which people around the world live (past and present), and perhaps most importantly, the many similarities that we all share. Dave also talks about his own eye-opening trips to India and the Middle East. -Happiness is being in an audience watching a performance by Dave Ruch! It is a delightful, educational, whimsical and totally fun way to spend a span of time. Rich entertainment of the highest quality and professionalism - Margaret Crocker, Executive Director, The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier, Binghamton NY
$351- $500
Singer, Lauren CREATE A CIRCLE OF LIFE MANDALA Multicultural- Other,
Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Painting
In this creative and educational workshop, participants will design and create a personal mandala drawing or painting. Images of Native American as well as Tibetan sand mandalas will be on view and participants will learn about their role in promoting world peace. Fine colored markers or watercolor, pen and design tools will be used/ Meditative music will create a relaxing, focused experience. Class is taught by Lauren Singer, MPS, ATR award-winning artist, art teacher and creative arts therapist.
$101- $200
Singer, Lauren ZUMBA FOR FAMILIES Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Multicultural- Other
Zumba is an exciting easy to follow, Latin-inspired dance/fitness program that draws on music and rhythms from all around the world. Rhythm play and dance games add zest and variety. Zumba for families brings the whole gang together, increasing bonding and quality time. Plus, children get fit while they build personal, learning and social skills--all in a party-like atmosphere. Wear sneakers or shoes to move in and bring a water bottle. Come experience Zumba--together!
$101- $200
Edgecomb, Diane Fairy Legends of Ireland Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
There is plenty of laughter and delight in this animated retelling of Ireland’s best-loved gems including Irish favorites like Gilly Blackfoot where a young lad’s aversion to washing his feet causes him to fall in with a fairy band. Cloaks of invisibility and magic spells abound as hapless Gilly sets out to help free the Princess of France. Known for her vivid comedic style, Diane brings delight to her interpretations of these classic Irish favorites. This performance is accompanied by Margot Chamberlain on Celtic harp.
$501- $1000
Theater, Open Hand Masks of Life Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Artistic director Geoffrey Navias follows the events that mark the important moments in ones’ life, no matter where or when you live. These events are celebrated in many cultures through traditions and rituals using masks, movement and stories. Throughout this lively performance, Mr Navias demonstrates how the mask evokes body movement, emotion and character
$351- $500
Kamran, Annelies Places in the News History,
Multicultural- Other,
Other
Short courses in the background of places in the headlines: learn about the history, politics, economics, and culture of countries in crisis and rising powers. Each one and a half hour class session will cover a different country. In keeping with public libraries’ educational mission, the objective of the series is to equip citizens with the information needed to understand news coverage (or lack thereof) as well as to evaluate U.S. policy and policymakers. Guest speakers for question-and-answer sessions will be introduced as available/appropriate. Countries in the series will include North Korea, El Salvador, Saudi Arabia, India, and China. (Sessions on other countries can be developed on request.) Special attention will be paid to explaining the aims and impact of U.S. policies vis-à-vis other countries: executive agency actions, federal legislation, and local impact here on Long Island. Perfect for current events discussion groups!
$201- $350
Edgecomb, Diane A Thousand Doorways: Journey Among the Kurds of Turkey Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A chance meeting with a young Kurdish refugee sets an American storyteller on a quest of danger and discovery to bring to the world the ancient legends of this oppressed culture. This is the deeply moving, richly humorous story of one woman’s journey through the remote mountains of Turkey and of the extraordinary people who shared their lives and stories with her.
$501- $1000
Didgeridoo, Down Under Aussie Funk Jam: Learn to Play the Didgeridoo! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Aussie Funk Jam is a totally interactive and hands-on musical experience. The didgeridoo has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1500 years, and is known for its mesmerizing sound. Participants will learn how to play the “didge,” including animal sounds and simple rhythms, with our beginner instruments. The Aussie Funk Jam is cool, funk and unique – perfect for tweens & teens!
$351- $500
Cossio, Miguel Rare Folk Art Traditions from Around the World Multicultural- Other,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts,
Visual Arts- Other
Folk art traditions are expressions that have been with humans since the time of the first Civilizations. Such crafts have been passed along from generation to generation and today they form part of an ever evolving cultural heritage. As the people of the World come into ever closer and closer relationship, it is most important that Americans have full sympathy with, and understanding for all Nations. One of the most important ways of understanding any Nation is to know its folklore. For in its folklore, every people have embodied much of their culture and wisdom... Program include hands-on workshop, slide shows, folk art display with audience participation. Day of the Dead mask and puppets(Mexico)- Eye of God (Mexico)- Carnival masks (Latin America and the Caribbean)- Spirit masks (Africa)- Kites (India)- Shadow puppets (Indonesia)- Paper lanterns (China)- Accordion Books (Japan)are some of the hands-on art projects participants can create while learning about these incredible traditions!
$351- $500
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