The Selfish Giant

Jill Reinier and Annie Ferdous in The Selfish Giant and other winter tales

Why doesn’t spring come to the garden of the Selfish Giant?  Discover, with the children, why winter keeps all things from growing and blooming. And warm your heart with this enchanting fable from Bangladesh, told in both English and Bengali with painted scrolls.

Doors open at 1:30 for crafts activities.

WHEN:  2:00 p.m., Saturday December 10

WHERE:  multimedia room in PS 230’s Lower School, 425 McDonald Avenue                                  nearest subway:  F train (Church Avenue exit)

NIGHT LIGHTS: a Festival of Light and Shadows

Theresa Linnihan, Jill Reinier, Beverly Persad, Sharon Seitz and friends

At this time of year, as the days grow short and the nights grow long, people have gathered for thousands of years to share stories that celebrate the light and dispel the darkness within us. Featuring stories of the birth of the sun, the return of a lost hero, and the great gifts we might receive (if we know how to use them), this play marks the winter solstice and celebrates our common faith that the cold, dark winter will pass and a new spring will come again.

Come light the lights with us and watch the shadows dance away.

Doors open at 6:30 for crafts and refreshments.

WHERE: PS 230 auditorium, 1 Albemarle Road, nearest subway – F train (Church Avenue)
WHEN: Friday, December 2, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Buddhu Bhutum

Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts’ Buddhu Bhutum: a musical dance drama

Annie Ferdous and the young Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts will transport you to the enchanted land of Bengali fairy tales.  Share the adventure of Buddhu and Bhutum, the monkey and owl princes, as they try to save the beautiful princess from her captivity in an underwater palace.

$2.00 admission

WHERE: PS 230 auditorium, located at 1 Albemarle Street at McDonald Avenue.  Brooklyn.
nearest subway – F train (Church Avenue exit)

WHEN: November 19, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

La Llorona

La Familia in LA LLORONA, a Day of the Dead Celebration

Experience the traditions of El Dia de Los Muertos! Build an ofrenda, with gifts for your loved ones. Hear the legend of La Llorona in a puppet show for all ages. Rejoice in the music! Dance in a procession of giant puppets.

Doors open at 6:15 for crafts and refreshments.

All tickets: $2.00

WHERE: PS 230 auditorium, located at 1 Albemarle Street at McDonald Avenue. Brooklyn. nearest subway – F train (Church Avenue exit)

WHEN: Friday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Baba Yaga and the Kind Little Girl

Baba Yaga and the Kind Little Girl: a cautionary tale of cruelty and kindness

The Russian tale of Vassilissa, a humble girl and Baba Yaga, the old witch comes alive in this storytelling performance by Jill Reinier.  Accompanied by live balalaika music, Vassilissa and her friends – a wise mouse, a courageous cat, and the children in the audience, outsmart the witch and discover the power of friendship.  Doors open at 1:30 for games, crafts and refreshments.

 $ 5.00 admission
WHERE:  PS 230 annex, located at 425 McDonald Avenue just north of Church Avenue.  nearest subway – F train (Church Avenue exit)

WHEN: Saturday, October 22 at 2:00 p.m. 


Little Red Riding Hood

Chinese Theatre Works’ Little Red Riding Hood: The Chinese Opera

The timeless fable of a young girl’s journey to grandma’s house transforms into a cross-cultural journey for audiences of all ages.  Experience the full range of traditional Chinese Theater with breathtaking stage acrobatics and martial arts, music, dance, pantomime, stylized face painting and elaborate hand-sewn silk costumes.  Doors open at 3:30 for pre-show crafts, riddles and refreshments.

$10/adults and $5/children

WHERE: PS 230 auditorium, located at 1 Albemarle Street at McDonald Avenue.  Brooklyn.
nearest subway – F train (Church Avenue exit)

WHEN: September 24, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.