Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Pfundstein, Valerie Veterans: Heroes in Our Neighborhood History,
Other
Author Valerie Pfundstein will introduce children to real- life “superheroes” - our military veterans, who walk among us every day. Children will discover the similarities between the veterans and the superheroes that are immortalized in cartoons and movies. The children will be introduced to some real life veterans through pictures, song, and stories, and through an author reading of “Veterans: Heroes in Our Neighborhood.”
$1001- $3000
Cain, Ron Magical Workshops Other,
Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Magic
Central New York magician Ron Cain offers workshops that help young people enjoy and explore the magical world around them. Each combines class instruction with hands-on activities. IT'S MAGIC! teaches kids to perform magic with ordinary objects like cards, coins and rope. Ron's SCIENTIFIC SECRETS OF MAGIC teaches scientific principles behind the tricks of his trade. Children learn simple tricks that involve chemistry, physics, biology, psychology and math. CLOWNING AROUND shows them how to have fun with juggling, yo-yos and balloon animals. THE WORLD OF HARRY POTTER gives Hogwarts fans a chance to take magical classes and play wizard games. ENCHANTED CREATURES focuses on the folklore and legends surrounding elves, fairies, leprechauns, trolls, dragons and unicorns. MONSTEROLOGY sheds light on the seven monster families and invites students to use their imagination to create creepy creatures. A GATHERING OF GHOSTS introduces students to classic ghost stories and beliefs. THE WILD, WILD WEST lets children pretend to be cowboys (and girls) and learn about Wild Bill Hickok, Annie Oakley and Sitting Bull. A native Texan, Ron graduated from Syracuse University and took graduate classes in social studies education. He has taught at Onondaga Community College and Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES.
$201- $350
McGrath, Cathy “THE HEART OF AMERICAN MUSIC” 19th century songs of our heritage History,
Music,
Other
Based on research done for music for the Genesee Country Village & Museum with Flint Hill Folk, Cathy McGrath presents a program of nineteenth century heritage music in authentic period dress and with instruments appropriate to the era. The audience is encouraged to participate by singing their hearts out! Songs are chosen from two books which were collections compiled from thousands of people who sent in their favorite songs of the previous century. From Heart Songs (1909): “Each song recalls to the individual reader some tender, sad, joyous or martial association.” From Songs That Never Grow Old (1903): “A collection of old-time songs that have long been tried and forever loved.” Songs of all sorts of categories are presented - love, home, Erie Canal, historic, patriotic, dancing, popular and folk songs - and represent a valuable gauge to the popular taste in music at that time. These melodies are part of our collective past, yet still resonate today. An experienced folk music performer, Cathy uses an 1870’s guitar, limberjack puppets, antique flute, and rolled tin whistle in this historical program and encourages audience participation.
$201- $350
Schuman, Sandy Stories at Work: How to Create, Tell, and Use Stories with Groups and Organizations Life Skills- Other,
Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
In this workshop for executives, consultants, and educators we explore storytelling and how it can be integrated into professional practices. Building on their own experiences participants enhance their abilities to create and tell their own stories and how to help a group tell its story.
$101- $200
School, Animal Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Nature- Animals,
Other,
Performing Arts- Other
Our friendly reindeer mascot, Rudolph, is always happy to visit your holiday festival, library, school, restaurant, Breakfast with Santa event, holiday parade, etc... Rudolph can be indoors or outdoors!
Up to $100
Field, Barb Kids Under Construction - Build a Better World Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Other
BJ and Company will custom design the right program for your needs. We have worked extensively with children and families and performed hundreds of shows. SUGGESTED PROGRAM: (other topics are available!!!) Barb will come as BJ the CONSTRUCTION WORKER. She will do a fun, hands-on program including music, magic, skits, and audience involvement. Children and families will learn about how to build a better world by being the kind of person this world needs. We will talk about important values we all should have ... joy, peace, patience, kindness, and gentleness. www.bjandcompany.com 607-432-0988
$201- $350
Science, Wondergy SkateScience Health & Fitness- Sports,
Other,
Science
Ever wonder how a pro skater does those awesome tricks? Explore the science behind skating with a little help from a pro skater and Wondergy. See how to stay on the board, turn, jump (ollie), and perform tricks like a kickflip or a manual. Get ready for the sickest Wondergy show ever! Explore the physics of skateboarding, with professional skaters and big-scale jumps and tricks. Great for large audiences of all ages! Focus on safety along with skating skills. TOPICS: Center of mass, inertia, gravity, distribution of force Skateboarding workshops also available.
$1001- $3000
Villa, Anna Maria ITALIAN JAZZ Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Other
ANNA MARIA VILLA IN CONCERT: ITALIAN JAZZ The Italian-born, singer and entertainer will be performing Italian Classics and Pop pieces performed in the style of jazz, sung in Italian and accompanied by extraordinary jazz musicians. Ms. Villa’s style of singing has been described as smooth, elegant, soothing and smoky. Her entertainment approach is sophisticated and fun. In addition to her music career, she is also an actress appearing on numerous TV shows and Film productions. Artist URL: www.AnnaMariaVillaOfficial.com
$1001- $3000
Shea, Joshua The Addiction Nobody Will Talk About Health & Fitness- Other,
Other,
Science
The Addiction Nobody Will Talk About is a look at the state of pornography addition in today's world of the Internet. As noted therapist Tony Overbay has said, 'It's not a matter of if your child will be exposed to pornography, it's when.' Today, according to some studies, nearly one-third of all men 18-to-30 report having an issue with pornography, while 98% of married men between 18-and-40 have admitted to looking at porn online in the last six months. These are just some of the jaw-dropping statistics that seem to fly under the radar, and indicate we could have a major health crisis on your hands in the next couple of decades. Led by Joshua Shea, a former pornography addict and the author of The Addiction Nobody Will Talk About: How My Pornography Addiction Hurt People and Destroyed Relationships, this program can be specifically tailored for length or to focus on either Shea's individual story, or the larger world of pornography addiction.
Up to $100
Gormont, Bill NEW FOR SUMMER 2018 - Creativity Rocks at the Library Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
CREATIVITY ROCKS AT THE LIBRARY will help your young readers discover the creativity and excitement waiting for them in books. This show delivers magic and surprise as Bill shows how using the library can help them at home, in school and even with their hobbies. During the show, they’ll meet Freddie the library helper, learn how to save money and even participate in an outer space adventure. They’ll watch an unusual cooking lesson with a borrowed shoe, learn to become a magical artist, play a wild game with very tricky rabbits and much, much more! The children will discover the many clever ideas for creative discovery with books. They’ll laugh with joy AND be amazed as they get a wonderful sense that this Library Magic just might be real.
$201- $350
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