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creativei_TEAGarden Creativi-TEA Art  Workshops

Wednesdays, July 12 - August 91:00-3:30 pm

Our family-friendly summer art workshops are back, complete with iced tea! Each week we'll feature a different project. 

July 12Growing Art (Plant Workshop): Horticulturist Urte Schaedle shares creative planting techniques to brighten any window.

July 19Creative Movement (Dance Workshop): Modern dancer Dina Denis leads easy-to-learn modern moves for all ages.

July 26Summer Banners: Educator Elaine Young introduces nature-based printing techniques to create fluttering, flower-dyed banners.

August 2: Paper Quilling: Local artist Phyllis Ger puts a modern spin on the centuries-old paper craft.

August 9Bird Mobiles and Birding Tours: Museum educator Emma Bonanomi leads bird crafts and a bird scavenger hunt.

All ages welcome!   No reservations required. On rainy and hot days, the program moves indoors.

Admission: $5 individual, or $8 family, per session.


ShakespeareHip to Hip Theatre - Shakespeare in the Garden

Friday Evenings, August 4 & 11, 2017, 7:30 pm

Kid's Pre-show at 7pm

The garden is the perfect setting for Hip to Hip Theatre's spirited, richly costumed, family-friendly & free productions. Hip to Hip's 11th season features madcap capers and epic battles, mistaken identity and unexpected marriages, and a vibrant cast of unforgettable characters, including the iconic Falstaff.

Come early! Starting at 7:00pm, Kids & the Classics is the companion piece to Hip to Hip's program of "Free Shakespeare in the Parks." This free interactive workshop is offered 30 minutes before every performance, and is designed for children ages 4 to 12. It introduces children to the characters and situations, creating links between the play and their own lives through theatre games and reading of text.

Measure for Measure

Friday, August 4 

Shakespeare's dark comedy examines the corrupting nature of power. The Duke of Vienna deputizes  Angelo to clean up a city out of control. What comes to light is that Angelo is not as virtuous as he seems.

Henry IV: Part 1 (The Rise of the Prince) 

Friday, August 11

Prince Hal is caught between two worlds:  In the tavern, he carouses with the scoundrel Falstaff, but at court, the King presses him to shoulder his responsibilities. Shakespeare's  action-packed coming-of-age story asks “What makes a good leader?”

Valerie GreenValerie Green/Dance Entropy:                               

Impermanent  Landscape

Sunday, August 20, 2pm 

Impermanent Landscape, choreographed by Valerie Green, is a contemporary dance performance in the round.  The dance features the geometry and architecture of overlapping bodies, inspired by the ideas of perception, impermanence, and the shifting landscapes of NYC.  Masterfully performed, with  a sonic landscape  composed Martyn Axe and with visuals by Keren Anavy.   It was a Time Out pic when it opened at Dance Space in June. The performance has been adapted it for the Museum’s  garden setting.    

Dance Entropy is a company based in Long  Island City, founded in 1998 by Valerie Green.

Suggested donation: $5

Bee Smart! Annual Honey Harvest Festival

Honey JarsWednesday,  August 23, 1:00-3:30pm

Our annual celebration of all things honeybees! Our bees are busy in the summer and honey harvest time arrives in August. Tasty, fun, and informative activities for all ages.  See how our beekeeper harvests honey, make bee-inspired art, taste honey from different hives and regions, and learn what makes a bee friendly garden. An  extra treat: Enjoy our house punch made with Voelker Orth garden grapes.

Admission $5. and $8 for a family. Children under 3 admitted free.

 

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