Homemade Play-dough!

In this video, Ivana will show you how to make your cookies and doughnuts from home made non-toxic playdough!

See if you can make some cookies and doughnuts.

What else can you create using your home made play-dough ? Can you create a butterfly or a flower? An animal? Or, even a house?

Send us a photo of your creation and we will share your artwork in our #SingingWindsSummerFun online gallery!

Share it with us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/SingingWinds

Direct Message us on Instagram:@singing_winds

Cómo crear un globo aerostático de papel 3D

El patio virtual de Singing Winds #SingingWindsSummerFun

¿Puedes hacer un globo aerostático con papel?

En este video, Karen te mostrará cómo.

Muéstranos lo que creas publicando una foto en #SingingWindsSummerFun en Facebook o Instagram

The Singing Winds virtual playground #SingingWindsSummerFun

Can you make a hot air balloon out of paper?

In this video, Karen will show you how.

Show us what you create by posting a photo to #SingingWindsSummerFun on Facebook or Instagram

Fireworks in a Glass!

How do you use the properties of oil and water to create “fireworks” in a glass?

In this video, Faizah will show you how to do a simple science experiment with colorful results.

Share a picture of your “fireworks” with us on Facebook or Instagram.

Summer Fun: Clothes Art

Have you ever made a picture without pencils, pens, or paint?

Introducing: CLOTHES ART
In this video, Ivana will show you how to make art with your everyday clothes!

See if you can make a picture of our planet Earth. What else can you create using just your clothes?  Can you create a butterfly or a flower? An animal? Or, even a person?

Send us a photo of your creation and we will share your artwork in our #SingingWindsSummerFun online gallery!

Share it with us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/SingingWinds
Direct Message us on Instagram:@singing_winds

We look forward to seeing what you create!

The Singing Winds Virtual Playground

Click on “The Singing Winds Virtual Playground” in the menu above!

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     Each summer, The Singing Winds brings free arts & crafts, games, science projects, and storytelling programs to Albemarle Playground in Kensington, Brooklyn.
 
     This year, The Singing Winds Virtual Playground will be online!
 
On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from July 21 – August 20, the Singing Winds Summer Team will post new activities for children and families via email, facebook, instagram, and YouTube.
 
 
If you enjoy the activity, and create the project at home, you are invited to post your creation to the #SingingWindsSummerFun online gallery.

The Lions and Dragons Dance

Year of the Rat

The Singing Winds presents “The Lions and Dragons Dance – a children’s celebration of the Lunar New Year” featuring special guests from the Wan Chi Ming Hung Gar Institute.

2020 is the Year of the Rat!  Come celebrate the Lunar New Year with Lion Dance, Fan Dance, Kung Fu, music, and stories from China.  With a special presentation by the Wan Chi Ming Hung Gar Institute, “The Lions and Dragons Dance” will introduce you to some of the legends and traditional customs associated with this ancient celebration.

Recommended for all ages!  Wear Red!

Free Admission

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for food, crafts and activities.

Where:  PS 230 auditorium, 1 Albemarle Street

When:  Friday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Juha and His Donkey

14 Goha Story Hossam Hashem

Goha and His Donkey, illustrated by the Al-Fattoh family of tentmakers

The Singing Winds presents “Juha and His Donkey – Stories, Music and Dance from the Middle East” featuring storytelling in Arabic and English.

Join us this Saturday, and hear traditional tales from the Middle East and an original Arabic translation of a contemporary story – “How Leo Learned to be King,” by Marcus Pfister.   Calligraphy and mosaic projects.   Enjoy traditional and contemporary Arabic music, and join the dance!

Please note that we will be dancing in separate groups for boys and girls.

Free Admission

Doors open at 2:00 p.m. for food, crafts and activities.

WHERE: PS 230 multimedia room, 425 McDonald Avenue, nearest subway – F train (Church Avenue)
WHEN: Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Thank you, NYSCA!

We are proud to announce that the New York State Council on the Arts has awarded us a 2020 Project Support grant through the Special Arts Services program.  Thank you!  We are so grateful for the support that has been offered to the Singing Winds: Storytelling from Around the World program.

Music in the Plaza

 

click here to see original Facebook post with music by Paul Mueller of Mecca Bodega

“this sacred space is Kensington Plaza, and it’s been a challenging space for many who live near it. it’s where homeless community members read books, sleep, have lunch, and cultivate their own sense of community, despite some neighbors’ calls to evict them from the streets.

for some of the homeless community members, Kensington will always be where they return to following stays at city shelters or other neighborhoods.

public plazas across our city, especially those hugging local businesses and nearby train stations, are safe spaces for homeless people.

i have been working closely with neighbors and arts organizations to activate the space with regular, positive programming. and while we have city agencies/311 to respond to occasional fights and trash complaints, neighbors have a responsibility in creating a more welcoming, safe, and greener Kensington for all. and ya, it’s an art not a science…so it’ll take commitment and time.

this past Saturday the melodious Mecca Bodega played during the afternoon. the musical performance is not meant to be a concert, it’s meant to just be a part of Kensington Plaza neighbors’ day—unexpected and beautiful.

BIG LOVE to Jill Reinier of The Singing Winds for curating.”

Shahana Hanif, Director of Organizing and Community Engagement
Office of NYC Council Member Brad Lander