Posts Tagged ‘music’

Interactive Kids Show 5/8


Jersey City: You need not miss this.

Con Vivo Music invites Jersey City families on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 8th) for an interactive kids show with The Toomai String Quintet at the Barrow Mansion (83 Wayne St.) at 2pm.

Toomai will lead an exploration of how improvisation manifests itself in music of different styles, featuring works by Duke Ellington, Cachao, Perapeskaro, and J.S. Bach.
Toomai has performed in many capacities throughout the United States, with appearances at Lincoln Center, the 92nd St. Y, Philadelphia Arts Alliance, and for the Miami Civic Music Association, among others.

The quintet was a pilot ensemble for Carnegie Hall’s “Musical Connections” program, and they continue to perform regularly in schools, hospitals, and alternative care facilities throughout New York City. In addition, the Toomai String Quintet has brought its array of educational programs to students in California, Florida, and across the Northeast, and has presented interactive concerts in collaboration with organizations such as California Institute of the Arts, The Juilliard School, and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.

Watch them here:

Best of all, the event is free, because some awesome organizations still believe in the arts.
See you on Sunday!

9/21/13 Hudson County: Fun in Washington Park

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The Washington Park Association of Hudson County is hosting an all day festival this Saturday, September 21st from 10am-6:30pm.

In their words, there will be:

?Four live bands

?The NJ Symphony, Hudson Shakespeare Group, West Hudson Opera, Golden Door Film Festival, Donovan Ensemble all providing different forms of entertainment

?Art workshops like: Swap-A-Rama-Rama, new start-up JC Heights Fab Lab doing 3D printing, Distillery Gallery hosts a hack the mask workshop

?CUDA break dancing competition

?Lots of face painting

?Interactive story telling for the kids

?Free educational outreach program

?Over 90 visual artist representing all mediums

?Food trucks and other vendors

Get your fitness on beforehand: O’Connell’s Cystic Fibrosis 5K Run is happening in Union City, or go to Washington Park early for Yoga in the Heights, Zumba-style dancing or extreme boot camp (10am).

More details here.

My only question is: Am I too old to get my face painted?