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

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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.

The Lions and Dragons Dance

year of the pig

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.

2019 is the Year of the Pig!  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 6:00 p.m. for food, crafts and activities.

Where:  PS 230 auditorium, 1 Albemarle Street

When:  Friday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m.

Juha and His Donkey

juha and his donkey

The Singing Winds presents “Juha and His Donkey – Stories, Music and Dance from Yemen” featuring storytelling in Arabic and English and special guest Mohamed Hael, playing oud and keyboards.

Join us this Saturday, and hear the lessons of Juha and the Wise Man.   Calligraphy and clay 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 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

The Lions and Dragons Dance

Year of the Rooster Papercut

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

2017 is the Year of the Rooster!  Come celebrate the Lunar New Year with Lion Dance, Fan Dance, Ribbon Dance, 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 6:00 p.m. for food, crafts and activities.

Where:  PS 230 auditorium, 1 Albemarle Street

When:  Friday, February 3 at 7:00 p.m.