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Music-Themed Classes & Events in the Children’s Department

Staller Center Instrument Petting Zoo
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The 2018 Summer Reading Club theme is “Libraries Rock!” and we have some awesome music-themed classes and events for kids!

Recycled Music with Jack Licitra from South Bay Arts
Wednesday, June 27 (6:30 – 7:30 p.m.)
Earth Day is every day on this musical adventure! Join us outside on the library’s front lawn for this interactive program. Kids will be inspired to take care of the earth and others. Drums and pitch pipes made from repurposed PVC pipes and of spackle buckets teach kids about the importance of recycling. With music as an outlet for energy and creativity, this program can guide kids towards building a better world through music. On the Library Lawn. Register here.

Rockin’ at the Library
Thursday, June 28 (10:00 – 11:15 a.m.). For ages 3.5 – 6 years old
Join Susan Blake from Dynamic Kids of NY and get movin’ and groovin’. With some instruction and lots of encouragement, the children will “Rock Out” using instruments, music, hoops, props and a lot of creativity and energy. Register here starting 6/21.

The Music, Bubbles, & Comedy Show: Born to Read
Thursday, June 28 (2:00 – 3:00 p.m.). For families with children ages 2 years & older.
This is a high energy performance about why Libraries Rock! Join us outside on the front lawn for a show that will engage children of all ages with songs, comedy, bubbles and music technology. Each song is accompanied by hands-on, visual and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time. Kids will dance, sing and understand why libraries are so important for our future. On the Library Lawn.  Register here starting 6/21.

Stony Brook University Staller Center for the Arts’ Instrument “Petting Zoo”
Friday, July 6 (11:00 a.m. – 12noon). For ages 3 – 5 with parent/caregiver.
Professional musicians from Stony Brook University’s Staller Center are back and will demonstrate various instruments and discuss how each sound is made. Children will have a chance to touch and play with the instruments, and everyone leaves with a musical gift! Register here starting 6/22.

Make Your Own Musical Instruments
Monday, July 9
Grades 1 – 3 (5:00 – 6:00 p.m.)
Grades 4 – 6 (6:15 – 7:15 p.m.)
Leslie Sattler will be here to show you how to create musical instruments with some repurposed materials.
Grades 1 – 3 register here starting 7/2. 
Grades 4 – 6 register here starting 7/2.

Musical Canvas Painting
Monday, July 16
Grades K – 2 (1:15 – 2:15 p.m.)
Grades 3 & 4 (2:30 – 3:30 p.m.)
Grades 5 & 6 (3:45 – 4:45 p.m.)
Melissa Digiose will be here to help you to create a beautiful canvas painting with a musical theme.
Grades K – 2 register here starting 7/9. 
Grades 3 & 4 register here starting 7/9.
Grades 5 & 6 register here starting 7/9.

Petra Puppets Musical Zoo
Tuesday, July 17 (10:00 a.m. – 12noon). For families with kids ages 2 years old and older.
Who invented the chicken trombone? Can a fish gargle classical music? Do you have to be a monkey to sing monkey opera? Kids find out the answers, and add your own voices to the upbeat mayhem in Steve Petra’s Musical Zoo. Featuring comedy illusions, music and audience participation.
Register by calling 631.941.4080 ext. 123 starting 7/10.

Emma’s Got Talent
Tuesday, July 17 (2:00 – 4:00 p.m.) – All are welcome to come see the show!
Click here for more info.

Where the Wild Things Rock
Wednesday, July 18 (10:00  – 11:15 a.m.). For ages 3.5 – 6 years old.
Join Susan Blake from Dynamic Kids of NY, as you sail away with Max and join him on his journey to “Where the Wild Things Are”! Using parachutes, giant physio-balls, hoops, musical instruments, ribbon sticks and more. We will ROAR our terrible roars while frolicking with Max and the lovable beasts of his and OUR imagination. The book comes to life in this fun-filled class! Register here starting 7/11

Ballerina Time
Wednesday, July 18 (2:00 – 3:00 p.m.) For ages 3.5 years – Kindergarten.
We are so pleased to have Jenna Lee, Principal dancer at Seiskaya Ballet, visit our library. She will read a story to the children and demonstrate simple ballet steps. Come in costume and have your picture taken with Jenna! Register here starting 7/11.

Let’s Dance
Friday, July 20 (10:00 – 11:00 a.m.) For ages 4 – 6 years.
Get ready for a fun and exciting dance class with Great South Bay Dance. You will use props, play creative games and learn basic movement principles and some new vocabulary too! Register here starting 7/13.

The Drumming Celebration
Tuesday, July 24
Grades K – 3 (2:00 – 2: 45 p.m.)
Grades 4 – 6 (3:00 – 4:00 p.m.)
You’ll be able to use hand drums and rhythm instruments to learn valuable lessons in leadership, empowerment and team building from Robert Friedman.
Grades K – 3 register here starting 7/17. 
Grades 4 – 6 register here starting 7/17.

Rock-N-Roll Show with Beth & Scott and Friends
Saturday, July 28 (11:00 – 11;45 a.m.). For the whole family!
Beth and Scott are award winning singer-songwriters, and they return to share another rendition of their silly songs with a Rock & Roll twist!
Register by calling 631.941.4080 ext. 123 starting 7/21.

Sounds Like Science with Mad Science!
Tuesday, August 7 (11:00 a.m. – 12noon). For Grades K – 6
Come experience this Mad Science show that explores how sound is made and how we hear it. Everyone will be shocked as we create a dinosaur roar with simple materials. Children will learn about changes of pitch while we use technology to distort our voices. They’ll really “rock out” with this supersonic audio experience!
Register by calling 631.941.4080 ext. 123 starting 7/31.

 

Questions about classes & events in our Children’s Department? Email kids@emmaclark.org