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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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Ella Fitzgerald: Learn to Improvise!, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 2pm
Ella Fitzgerald was an American jazz vocalist, known during the Harlem Renaissance for her impressive vocal range and her unique style of sung improvisation known as ‘scat’. Learn how music is a form of self expression, from performance to post-production. Sing along with Lady Ella in your own style to experiment with improvisation. Record your unique rendition on an iPad, and use technology to alter the way your voice sounds. Save your finished product to our sound cloud and download it at home!
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.

Record Spin Art, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 2pm
Explore how records and influenced the spread of jazz and its culture through the Harlem Renaissance. Visitors will then create jazz inspired spin-art records.
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

Getting Creative with Art: Alphabet Mystery , 10:00am

4 & younger

Be inspired by Alphabet Mystery by Audrey Wood to create a work of art using letters in the alphabet!
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: developing sensory awareness and fine motor skills needed for writing, creative expression, early literacy skills and color recognition.


 

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: Understanding Sheet Music (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).

Getting Creative with Art: Alphabet Mystery , 1:00pm

4 & younger

Be inspired by Alphabet Mystery by Audrey Wood to create a work of art using letters in the alphabet!
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: developing sensory awareness and fine motor skills needed for writing, creative expression, early literacy skills and color recognition.


 

Experiment with Pitch (Demo), 1:30pm

All ages

Join our old fashioned “jug band” while experimenting with sound effects. Blow across the opening of the bottle to produce the lowest or highest sounds to learn about pitch. Does the shape of the bottle affect the sound you make?  What kind of sounds can you produce without water? Can you create notes by adding different amounts of water in each bottle?
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

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).

All Jazzed Up Performance Series: Bria Skonberg, 3:00pm

All ages

Award winning trumpeter, vocalist and composer, Bria Skonberg has performed as a bandleader and guest artist at over 50 jazz venues in North America, Europe, China and Japan. Her debut US album So Is the Day, peaked at #7 on the US National Jazz Charts.
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.

All Jazzed Up Performance Series: Bria Skonberg, 4:00pm

All ages

Award winning trumpeter, vocalist and composer, Bria Skonberg has performed as a bandleader and guest artist at over 50 jazz venues in North America, Europe, China and Japan. Her debut US album So Is the Day, peaked at #7 on the US National Jazz Charts.
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.

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