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Giouvalakis, Kathy Knot a Fleece Blanket Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Other
This is a program for teens, adults and/or families. Make a fleece tied blanket. No sewing required. The blankets will then be donated to a shelter.
$201- $350
Paul, LoriAnn Zinnia Presents Puppeteering Workshops! Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Zinnia (LoriAnn Paul) is a children’s entertainer, puppeteer and clown, as well as a certified yoga teacher. She enjoys creating custom workshops, which are as fun as they are educational! Zinnia is offering unique puppeteering workshops for students of all ages, which will teach students about the ancient art of puppeteering by allowing them to experience it firsthand! Furthermore, these workshops will help to improve students’ motor skills, increase their language and social skills, and help to develop self-confidence among other things. Students will have the rare opportunity to play with some of Zinnia’s beautiful professional puppets. They will also learn a variety of different puppeteering techniques such as gesturing with arm rods, puppet and voice manipulation, script writing, character development, creative role playing to help foster improvisation and collaboration skills, prop/costume design and construction, as well as set design and construction, and more! During these workshops, students will have the unique opportunity to write and perform original puppet plays of their own! Each student will develop a puppet character from the depths of her/his own imagination, and bring it to life. Depending on time allotted, students may create puppets of their own upon completion of the workshop(s).
$351- $500
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning YOUR SENSES Life Skills- Other,
Students will touch, taste, listen, see and smell their way to discovering how all 5 senses are used to interpret the world around them. They learn how the senses are part of an interrelated system, taste salt, sugar, and lemon water, also make perfume/cologne (to take home) using mint, orange and vanilla extracts. Pre-K - 3rd grade.
$201- $350
Knight, Leonora Be a Friend, Not a Bully Interactive Concert Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
In this interactive concert students will sing together and take on roles of characters showing empathy, compassion, caring, perseverance, friendship and bullying. Exercises will be used to demonstrate welcoming and unwelcoming body language. The music and performing will add some excitement and levity to a very real and current issue. Children will love being on stage. Singing together is a very powerful uniting force! All music is original and fully orchestrated. Cue cards are used to help students sing along.
$351- $500
Nager, Stuart What A Character: Character Development through Improvisation Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
(Intermediate to Advance) You've been told to embody the character in performance or in an improvised scene. What a Character will help that as you explore the emotional and physical range of levels to create a true character on stage. This is a fully hands on and interactive workshop that is safe, non-judgmental and, overall, FUN. Approach character development with a more clinical eye and justify your choices.
$351- $500
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose Presents: Parent and Child Life Skills- Parenting,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
This presentation uses guitar and puppets to foster and nurture the bond between parent and child.
$201- $350
Bivona, Paula Crafting an Herbal Dream Sachet or Herbal Therapy Pillow Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Gardening
Crafting an Herbal Dream Sachet or Herbal Therapy Pillow may be used for a variety of conditions. It may be to induce sleep or enhance visionary dreams or it may be to soothe achy muscles and joints. Whatever the condition, there's an Herb waiting to assist you! Participants will choose a proper Herbal Ally and special fabric to create an herbal sleep sachet or therapy pillow to take home and use.
$201- $350
Giouvalakis, Kathy Magic Bars Life Skills- Food,
Life Skills- Other,
Multicultural- Other
This cookie bar is an old fashioned favorite. Chocolate chips set ina caramelized layer on top of graham cracker.
$201- $350
Haynes, Jeff Exploring Careers in the Music Industry Life Skills- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Percussionist Jeff Haynes alone or Jeff and a selection of his professional musician friends (from various walks within the music business)speak candidly about their career paths, career strategies, behind the scenes realities and offer words of inspiration to those who aspire to have a career in the music industry. Open opportunity for question and answer... The talk will weave performance in with the discussions offering amoving presentation for music lovers of all ages as well.
$501- $1000
Banilivy, Mansour SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other
SafeTALK is a two and a half to three hour training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources
Up to $100
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