Category: Family Friendly

Spencertown Academy Virtual African American Dance Class For Families, Aug 22

Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents Elena Mosley teaching live, interactive African American dance via Zoom on Saturday, August 22 at 10am. Participants will experience traditional dance and improvisational movement, while connecting to African rhythmic music. This free event is the third in the Family Arts Kaleidoscope series, which is designed to engage children and their families from home. Participants should come to the class with a scarf or ribbon to hold in their hand. Registration is open to children ages 8 and up. Older family members are also welcome to participate. Registration is limited; please register at spencertownacademy.org.

“This class is going to be so much fun,” says Kelly Kynion, chair of the Family Arts Kaleidoscope Committee. “Elena Mosley is well known for her energy, her talent, and her community activism. We’re honored to have her joining us for this series.”

Elena MosleyElena Mosley, director and founder of Kuumba Dance and Drum, began her dance career in various community centers in New York City. She performed with the Lady Helena Walquer Dance Company of Harlem, NY, Brothers and Sisters United of Staten Island, and Haitian Dance Theater, under the direction of Louines Louinis. She participates in many cultural programs for Columbia, Greene, and the Capital Region schools and community arts programs. She is currently the executive director of the Operation Unite Education and Cultural Arts Center located in Hudson, NY.

The Family Arts Kaleidoscope virtual series continues on Saturday, September 19 at 10:00am, with a special pre-recorded program titled “It’s All About Reading!” featuring composer/ventriloquist Steve Charney and his puppet pal, Harry.

Family Arts Kaleidoscope is made possible with support from Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation and Stewart’s Shops.

Founded in 1972, Spencertown Academy Arts Center is a cultural center and community resource serving Columbia County, the Berkshires, and the Capital region. Housed in a landmark 1847 Greek Revival schoolhouse, the Academy is located at 790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, New York. For more information, please contact info@spencertownacademy.org.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, August 22, 2020 /  10am – 11am

ADMISSION: Free.
Donations are welcome to help support this series and other Academy programming.
To register, visit www.spencertownacademy.org.

LOCATION: Online

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Phone: (518) 392-3693

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New Olana Outdoor Tours

Olana’s landscape and carriage roads have been open to the public and are always free to visit from 8AM to sunset. Recently Olana added new Guided Tours to their outdoor offerings.

Guided tours (walking and driving) of the historic landscape will be offered on Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Tours are limited to 14 guests.

There are four different tours including the Family Explorer Tour (a 1/4 mile-long walk with family-friendly discussion and activities), the Landscape and Architecture Tour (a 1/4 mile-long tour focusing on the integration of landscape and architecture), the Art and Environment Tour (a mile-long tour that provides a comprehensive introduction to Frederic Church’s work as an artist and landscape designer), and the Electric Carriage Tour (a five mile-long driving tour providing the most comprehensive exploration of Olana’s landscape).

Screen Shot 2020-07-30 at 7.26.08 PMAll tour participants are required to:

  • Wear a mask covering the mouth and nose during the tour.
  • Maintain social distance (six feet) at all times.

 

ADMISSION: Prices range from $15 to $50 / Registration Required.
For pricing & registration, visit olana.org/tour-category/individual

LOCATION: Olana
5720 New York 9G
Hudson, NY 12534

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Spencertown Academy Launches Family Arts Kaleidoscope, Virtual Events

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Spencertown Academy Arts Center kicks off its new Family Arts Kaleidoscope virtual events series with “Jason Talks About Dinosaurs,” a live, interactive Zoom meeting for children ages 6 to 12 and their families, on Saturday, July 25 at 10:00am. Participants should come to the meeting with paper for drawing and favorite tools for color: paint, pencils, or crayons.

“With kids spending so much time at home, we want to offer the community a variety of free or low-cost options for engagement with the arts,” says Kelly Kynion, chair of the Family Arts Kaleidoscope Committee. “This virtual series for kids and their families will include three weekend events before school begins, and two in the fall.”

JasonSheldonJason Sheldon is a lifelong dinosaur lover, birdwatcher, and environmentalist. Currently studying for a master’s degree in adolescent science education, he loves nothing more than to share his passion for nature (both past and present). In this virtual workshop, he will delve into the origins of dinosaurs and how they evolved over time, as well as the beginnings of flight and feathers in the ancestors of modern day birds. Participants will learn how birds and dinosaurs are closely related, and be able to apply the fun things they learn into designing their own dinosaurs.

The Family Arts Kaleidoscope virtual series continues with storyteller Tom Lee, who focuses on tales inspired by art and art history, on Saturday, August 8 at 10:00am; Elena Mosley, who will teach movement based on African American and traditional Afro-Haitian dance, on Saturday, August 22 at 10:00am; and Steve Charney, who is a ventriloquist, composer, and comedian, in September (date TBA), plus other events to be announced.

Family Arts Kaleidoscope is made possible with support from Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation and Stewart’s Shops.

Founded in 1972, Spencertown Academy Arts Center is a cultural center and community resource serving Columbia County, the Berkshires, and the Capital region. Housed in a landmark 1847 Greek Revival schoolhouse, the Academy is located at 790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, New York. For more information, please contact info@spencertownacademy.org.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 25, 2020 /  10am

ADMISSION: Free.
Donations are welcome to help support this series and other Academy programming.
To register, visit www.spencertownacademy.org.

LOCATION: Online

MORE:
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facebook.com/SpencertownAcademy
instagram.com/thespencertownacademy
Phone: (518) 392-3693

 

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