The Rabbit in the Moon

rabbit in the moon

The Singing Winds presents “The Rabbit in the Moon and other Aztec legends,” written and directed by Cynthia Fortozo.

When people in ancient Mexico looked up at a full moon, they saw the outline of a rabbit in the gray patterns of its face. When they looked at the mountains surrounding their biggest city, they saw silhouettes of people forever frozen in time.

Come hear the stories of how these things came to be, in a giant puppet pageant featuring dancers from the Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl and the PS 230 puppeteers!

$ 2:00 suggested donation

Doors open at 6:15 for crafts activities and refreshments!

Where:  PS 230 auditorium, 1 Albemarle Road

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

De Caribbean Potporri

Singing Winds presents De Caribbean Potporri, with Euston James, storyteller

A little bit scary and a lot of fun! Come celebrate this Halloween season in the spirit of the Islands.  Hear the stories of La Diablesse and Les Douens, spirits who walk in the Caribbean night.  Enjoy the music and dance of Trinidad and Tobago.  Create a diya out of clay to light up your nights and keep darkness away.

Wear a costume if you like!  Face-painting before the show!

$2.00 admission

WHERE: PS 230 multimedia room, located at 425 McDonald Avenue.                       nearest subway – F train (Church Avenue exit)

WHEN:  October 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.

Peddlers

The Singing Winds: Storytelling from Around the World presents the international folk ensemble Holubka in “КОРОБЕЙНИКИ” (“Peddlers”), an evening of song, dance and folk customs from Russia and the Ukraine.  When the peddler visits their village, the girls dream of their wedding.  Share their joy as they celebrate Ivana Kupala with dance, music, traditional customs and the shared hope of a happy, bountiful future.

$ 2.00 admission

Doors open at 6:15 for pre-show crafts, games and refreshments.

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

WHEN: September 28, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

Thank you, State Farm YSA!

We are proud to announce that the Singing Winds at PS 230 – Storytelling and Literacy Project has received a State Farm Good Neighbor Student Achievement Grant.  5th grade teacher Robyn Waters will be conducting an oral history project with her students to investigate the expectations and experience of public education in a multilingual immigrant community.  Students will seek out stories about school in other places and other times, and create a video documentary reflecting their investigation.  Along with the video, students will create a presentation, “Preparing to Learn,” to promote storytelling and reading aloud with preschool children as an important practice to develop readiness for school.

Thank you, State Farm YSA!

Thank you!  Astoria Federal Savings for supporting the Citizens Committee for New York City’s New Yorkers for Better Neighborhoods Program and the Singing Winds at PS 230!

We are so fortunate to have neighbors like you!