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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Guerrero, Richie Latin Soul/R&B/Jazz Band Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Other
Latinology is a dynamic music ensemble that fuses salsa, merengue, cha-cha, bachata, rumba and bolero with the sounds of jazz, soul and pop. Our Latin arrangements in both English and Spanish have an irresistible blend of sophistication and fire. From the jazzy ballads of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, to the salsa beats of Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri, to the funky soulfulness of Earth, Wind and Fire and Stevie Wonder, we play the sounds that span generations!
$501- $1000
Carpenter, Margot Thomas Comma; or, the Comma that Didn't Below Anywhere Life Skills- Other,
Media- Film,
Multicultural- Other
Thomas Comma (24 minutes), an animated film based on a story by poet Martha Baird, is the charming, humorous, and also sophisticated adventure of a lonely comma looking for the right sentence--that which truly represents him in this world. This 2D film will not only delight and inspire children and adults alike, but also encourage and educate them. "We're all of us like commas," wrote Ms. Baird, "looking for the right sentence." Following the film, Ken Kimmelman, Emmy Award winning filmmaker (Imageryfilm.com), gives an exciting talk on the making of the film and its meaning.
$101- $200
Carranza-Lemke, Melissa Double Duty Language Multicultural- Other
Double Duty Language is a dual-language program in which school-age children learn Spanish and English through a bilingual story. Children then engage in related activities to reinforce vocabulary and conversation skills in both languages.
$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
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
Schuman, Sandy Jewish Stories Every Person Should Know History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Stories, old and new, that reveal Jewish humor, tradition, and values.
$101- $200
Edgecomb, Diane Foltkate Superheroes Around the World Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
What do China, Africa and South America all have in common? Superheroes!!! Long before the Superheroes of today, people all over the world used their SUPER IMAGINATIONS to create folktales about creatures and people with extraordinary powers. Anansi the entertaining Spider God from Africa has web-spinning adventures just like Spiderman. He captures a leopard, hornets and the 'snake that swallows people' so that all the stories in the world can be set free. Ninja Turtles have nothing on Jabuti the flute-playing tortoise from the Amazon rainforest, he saves the other rainforest animals from a giant monster while teaching the audience how to dance and sing and Tian, the Lord of the Cranes from China, gives to the poor just like Robin Hood. Celebrate our common love of story with these exciting and engaging multi-cultural tales. Celebrate our common love of story with these exciting and engaging multi-cultural tales sure to delight elementary school children or a varied family audience.
$351- $500
Bromka, Sondra & John COLONIAL CONVIVIALITY: Music for George Washington and His Revolutionary Friends History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
What was musical entertainment like in George Washington’s day? Ballroom jigs, minuets and cotillions, popular songs, meeting-house anthems, and harvest ballads and choruses meet together here in a lively and intruiguing program combining music and history. Introducing the pieces will be anecdotes about the roles of music and dance, and concerning Friends of the Revolution Lafayette, Jefferson, Franklin, and Washington. Sondra and John Bromka’s instrumentation for this program includes historic harp, hurdy gurdy, hammer dulcimer, French & English bagpipes, recorders, Baroque oboe, Spanish guitar, and cittern. The cittern, with 8 wire strings, was also known in Colonial America as the 'English guitar.'
$351- $500
Collins, Dawn Musical Eras and Styles (History through Music) History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Highlights of major periods of music history, noteworthy composers and their contributions, instrumentation, stylistic technique of the composer (all preceded by an introduction to basic music theory to facilitate understanding the terms) as well as brief viewing and commentary on major art of period and how each influenced the other. Major periods: Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern (1890-)to 20th Century as time permits. Handouts of timelines are provided, along with instructor's notes. A projector is needed for viewing. Instructor brings lap top. The content is targeted to high school age and adults.
$201- $350
Singer, Lauren CREATE A PATTERNED MINI WEAVING FOR THE WALL Multicultural- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Did you know that you can weave beautiful and intricate patterns on a simple, portable loom using a needle and yarn? In this class you will create a charming, colorful miniature weaving--perfect for framing-- as you learn how to understand and weave several different easy patterns. Inspiring examples will be displayed. No experience necessary, however this class is perfect for those who knit, crochet, sew or do fine work with their hands.
$201- $350
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