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Description
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Dorland, Trish Marian Anderson - the first African-American to perform at Carnegie Hall Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Using many recordings of Marian Anderson's performances, this presents the life story of a brave, resilient black woman who went forward in her life by putting her incredibly beautiful voice first.
$101- $200
Riley, Tom BECOME A STAMP COLLECTOR Literature- Authors,
Multicultural- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts
BECOME A STAMP COLLECTOR-Each child receives an album and hundreds of stamps. They soak stamps off paper and mount dry stamps. They see rare stamps and are given pen-pals. They learn the history of postal services from a book I wrote. Stamp Collecting is the world's most popular hobby. Adults love my program. They learn the history of postal services and the intricacies of stamp collecting.
$201- $350
Cloonan, Christopher Cuba, Past to Present: An American's View from Havana History,
Media- Photography,
Multicultural- Other
Chris Cloonan walks the audience through the fascinating history of Cuba- Fidel Castro, Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis, to the opening with President Obama and the changes under President Trump. He also discusses his time living in Havana as an American, something rarely seen. He answers your questions about travel, history, and contemporary Cuba. Chris holds an MA in Cuban Studies and recently founded his own Cuban travel company.
$101- $200
Van Egmond, Timothy Shivers N' Shudders for Halloween Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Spell-binding tales and songs of the supernatural ranging from the spine-tingling to the rib-tickling, from various cultures and countries around the world. These are accompanied with spirit flute, guitar, conga drum, and a skeleton limberjack (a wooden puppet that taps out a rhythm dancing on a paddleboard). Perfect for Halloween! Different versions can be tailored for different age groups. Tim is a triple treat! He can sing, play a variety of instruments,and tell whopping good tales! – Jane Yolen, renowned Author & Storyteller
$351- $500
Theater, Arm-of-the-Sea Criss-Crossing Borders/ Cruzando Fronteras Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Jaguars prowl, monkeys howl, and a sea turtle saves a fisherman in this delightful series of tales performed in Spanish and English by two talented performers. Inspired by Arm-of-the-Sea’s travels in Central America. CRISS-CROSSING BORDERS incorporates a handmade style of visual storytelling to portray kinship ties between animals and humans, and between people living on opposite sides of a border. This presentation connects with ONE WORLD-MANY STORIES theme of the 2011 Summer Reading Program
$351- $500
Singer, Lauren ZUMBA KIDS/ZUMBA KIDS JR. Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
Zumba Kids is a specially designed dance-fitness program developed for children aged 7-11 and 4-6 (Zumba Kids Jr.). Besides creating a fun, exciting, party-like way to exercise, goals include increasing focus, confidence, coordination, memory, teamwork, rhythm and self-expression. Music and moves are child friendly, easy to follow and draw from Latin, pop, and world music. Class is taught by licensed and experienced Zumba teacher, group fitness instructor, dancer and creative arts therapist-see my website:http://laurensinger.zumba.com Wear sneakers and bring a water bottle.
$101- $200
Henderson, Kristine Tea Tasting: Teas of Taiwan Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Other
Taiwan is primarily a producer of oolong teas, the most diverse category of teas. During this interactive seminar, we will explore a range of oolong teas from Taiwan. Learn what causes such diverse characteristics within this one category of tea, specific health benefits associated with oolong tea, and the history and lore surrounding the teas being tasted. Three Taiwanese teas will be tasted and discussed.
$101- $200
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
Sommerstad, Patricia New York, New York, The World in a City Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
You don't have to travel great distances to see the world. New York's five boroughs are a microcosm of the nationalities of the world. The program is a Powerpoint travelogue of New York City's ethnic neighborhoods, including cultural attractions, itineraries, restaurants, markets and accomodations. The focus is on the food of each culture. It is highly interactive, with questions and prizes throughout. The tone is light-hearted, and the audience is encouraged to comment and have fun!
$201- $350
Henderson, Kristine Tea Tasting: Pu-erh Teas Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Other
Pu-erh tea is the most unique tea produced in the world. During this interactive seminar, we will explore several Pu-erh teas from the Yunnan province of China. Learn about how Pu'erh differs from the teas in other categories, specific health benefits associated with Pu-erh, and the history and lore surrounding the teas being tasted. Three teas will be tasted and discussed including: Pu-erh loose leaf; Pu-erh Tuo Cha; and Chrysanthemum Pu-erh.
$101- $200
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