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Best of the Arts Spring Festival

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April 2011

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Best of the Arts Spring Festival
All ages
Sheer and Shiny Collage
4 & younger
10:00am
Clean-Up Together
4 & younger
11:15am
PlayWorks™ Circle Time
4 & younger
11:30am
Mural Wall Painting
4 & younger
12:00pm
Sheer and Shiny Collage
4 & younger
1:00pm
Best of the Arts Spring Festival Play’s the Thing: Circus Saloon Workshop
5 & older
1:30pm
Mural Wall Painting
4 & younger
2:30pm
Best of the Arts Spring Festival Play’s the Thing: Circus Saloon Workshop
5 & older
2:30pm
Best of the Arts Spring Festival Play’s the Thing: Circus Saloon Workshop
5 & older
3:30pm
Clean-Up Together
4 & younger
3:45pm
PlayWorks™ Circle Time
4 & younger
4:00pm
Best of the Arts Spring Festival
All ages
Magic Noodle Munchkin Land
4 & younger
10:00am
The Wizard of Oz: Munchkin Land Diorama
5 & older
11:00am
Clean-Up Together
4 & younger
11:15am
PlayWorks™ Circle Time
4 & younger
11:30am
Mural Wall Painting
4 & younger
12:00pm
The Wizard of Oz: Munchkin Land Diorama
5 & older
12:00pm
Magic Noodle Munchkin Land
4 & younger
1:30pm
The Wizard of Oz: Munchkin Land Diorama
5 & older
2:00pm
The Wizard of Oz: Munchkin Land Diorama
5 & older
2:00pm
The Wizard of Oz: Munchkin Land Diorama
5 & older
3:00pm
Crayon Creations
4 & younger
3:00pm
PlayWorks™ Circle Time
4 & younger
4:00pm
The Wizard of Oz: Munchkin Land Diorama
5 & older
4:00pm
Best of the Arts Spring Festival
All ages
Magic Noodle Munchkin Land
4 & younger
10:00am
The Wizard of Oz: Munchkin Land Diorama
5 & older
11:00am
Clean-Up Together
4 & younger
11:15am
PlayWorks™ Circle Time
4 & younger
11:30am
Mural Wall Painting
4 & younger
12:00pm
The Wizard of Oz: Munchkin Land Diorama
5 & older
12:00pm
Magic Noodle Munchkin Land
4 & younger
1:30pm
Performance: Joanie Leeds and The Nightlights
All ages
2:00pm
The Wizard of Oz: Munchkin Land Diorama
5 & older
3:00pm
Performance: Joanie Leeds and The Nightlights
All ages
3:00pm
Crayon Creations
4 & younger
3:00pm
The Wizard of Oz: Munchkin Land Diorama
5 & older
4:00pm
PlayWorks™ Story Time
4 & younger
4:00pm
Best of the Arts Spring Festival
All ages
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Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn descriptive vocabulary; develop color recognition, sensory awareness and creative expression.

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Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn descriptive vocabulary; develop color recognition, sensory awareness and creative expression.

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Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn descriptive vocabulary; develop color recognition, sensory awareness and creative expression.

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10:00am
Cup of Elijah
5 & older
11:00am
Clean-Up Together
4 & younger
11:15am
Mural Wall Painting
4 & younger
12:00pm
Cup of Elijah
5 & older
12:00pm
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Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn descriptive vocabulary; develop color recognition, sensory awareness and creative expression.

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Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn descriptive vocabulary; develop color recognition, sensory awareness and creative expression.

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Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn descriptive vocabulary; develop color recognition, sensory awareness and creative expression.

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1:30pm
Cup of Elijah
5 & older
2:00pm
Cup of Elijah
5 & older
3:00pm
Crayon Creations
4 & younger
3:00pm
PlayWorks™ Circle Time
4 & younger
4:00pm
Cup of Elijah
5 & older
4:00pm
Best of the Arts Spring Festival
All ages
Magic Noodle Munchkin Land
4 & younger
10:00am
The Wizard of Oz: Munchkin Land Diorama
5 & older
11:00am
Clean-Up Together
4 & younger
11:15am
PlayWorks™ Circle Time
4 & younger
11:30am
Mural Wall Painting
4 & younger
12:00pm
The Wizard of Oz: Munchkin Land Diorama
5 & older
12:00pm
Magic Noodle Munchkin Land
4 & younger
1:30pm
The Wizard of Oz: Munchkin Land Diorama
5 & older
2:00pm
Best of the Arts Spring Festival Performance: Garth Fagan Dance
All ages
2:00pm
The Wizard of Oz: Munchkin Land Diorama
5 & older
3:00pm
Best of the Arts Spring Festival Performance: Garth Fagan Dance
All ages
3:00pm
Crayon Creations
4 & younger
3:00pm
The Wizard of Oz: Munchkin Land Diorama
5 & older
4:00pm
PlayWorks™ Story Time
4 & younger
4:00pm
Best of the Arts Spring Festival
All ages
April Showers Water Color
4 & younger
10:00am
Recycled Papermaking Installation
5 & older
11:00am
Clean-Up Together
4 & younger
11:15am
PlayWorks™ Circle Time
4 & younger
11:30am
Crayon Creations
4 & younger
12:00pm
Recycled Papermaking Installation
5 & older
12:00pm
April Showers Water Color
4 & younger
1:30pm
Recycled Papermaking Installation
5 & older
2:00pm
Recycled Papermaking Installation
5 & older
3:00pm
Crayon Creations
4 & younger
3:00pm
PlayWorks™ Circle Time
4 & younger
4:00pm
Recycled Papermaking Installation
5 & older
4:00pm
Best of the Arts Spring Festival
All ages
Seascape Collage
4 & younger
10:00am
Seascape Collage
4 & younger
10:00am
The Wizard of Oz: Munchkin Land Diorama
5 & older
11:00am
Clean-Up Together
4 & younger
11:15am
PlayWorks™ Circle Time
4 & younger
11:30am
Mural Wall Painting
4 & younger
12:00pm
The Wizard of Oz: Munchkin Land Diorama
5 & older
12:00pm
Best of the Arts Spring Festival Performance: Monster Literature
5 & older
2:00pm
The Wizard of Oz: Munchkin Land Diorama
5 & older
2:00pm
Mural Wall Painting
4 & younger
2:30pm
Best of the Arts Spring Festival Performance: Monster Literature
5 & older
3:00pm
The Wizard of Oz: Munchkin Land Diorama
5 & older
3:00pm
Clean-Up Together
4 & younger
3:45pm
PlayWorks™ Circle Time
4 & younger
4:00pm
The Wizard of Oz: Munchkin Land Diorama
5 & older
4:00pm

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Labor Day: West Indian Carnival Headdress and Masking Making, 10:00am

All ages

Design your own headdress or mask to join in our CMOM parade with drums to celebrate The Labor Day Parade!


 

Jazz Lyric Scramble: Communication through Jazz Songs, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 4:45pm
Jazz is bigger than the music that started a movement.  Artists and leaders in many areas shaped the path of jazz and the Harlem Renaissance.  Writers like Langston Hughes played with sound and rhythm in their stories and poetry, incorporating syncopation and repetitive phrases.  Discover the ways that writers integrated sound into their writing and create your own unique story using artist biographies and songs from jazz standards and modern hits.
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

In The Mood: Painting Musical Emotions, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 4:45pm
Families will be inspired to create artwork by the emotions felt when listening to Jazz. Discover what creates the melancholy mood in Billie Holiday’s voice, or the cheerful sound of Duke Ellington’s Big Band. Explore how your mood is affected by musical elements such as key, melody, harmony and tempo, using a piece of historic sheet music as your canvas.
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

Swept Away: When Water Meets Sand, 10:30am

All ages

10:30am - 4pm
Explore how water changes ecosystems with our new Erosion Table! Discover water’s power on Earth’s surface by creating rivers and lakes through sand.

Thinking Like a Composer (Demo) , 11:00am

All ages

Music is made up of notes of different pitches, from low to high. An important characteristic of jazz music is that these notes are arranged in unusual rhythms. Examine a historic score sheet by composers such as Duke Ellington and Mary Lou Williams. Then match the sounds that you hear with notes on the paper and create your own score.
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn new vocabulary, build listening skills and learn to be part of a group.

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Science Skills (color mixing and cause and effect).
 

Labor Day: West Indian Carnival Headdress and Masking Making, 1:00pm

All ages

Design your own headdress or mask to join in our CMOM parade with drums to celebrate The Labor Day Parade!


 

Dance the Lindy Hop (Demo), 1:30pm

All ages

Learn to do the Lindy Hop by moving your feet to the arrangement of basic tap steps. Try to tap your feet fast or slow to a variety of rhythms or tempo. Can you create your own step combinations?
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

Labor Day: West Indian Carnival Parade, 2:00pm

All ages

Play the drums in our CMOM Labor Day Parade!

Mural Wall Painting, 2:30pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Science Skills (color mixing and cause and effect).
 

Skit Scat Stories & Songs!, 3:00pm

All ages

Listen to iconic performances of jazz music and then read books about the ‘Jazz Legends’ who performed them.
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn new vocabulary, build listening skills and learn to be part of a group.

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