Thank you Partnership for Parks!

Check it out!  Singing Winds is featured in this Partnership for Parks video!

We want to express our gratitude to Partnership for Parks, for supporting Singing Winds’ activities and festivals in Albemarle Playground since 2013.

The resources you offer are invaluable for community groups with a vision for their local park.

On behalf of all the children and families who love Albemarle Playground, thank you! We pledge to care for this public space with dedication and joy!

 

The Lions and Dragons Dance

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The Singing Winds presents “The Lions and Dragons Dance” featuring the PS 230 Lion Dancers and Puppeteers.

2013 is the Year of the Snake!  Come celebrate the Lunar New Year with shadow puppets, Lion Dancing, and stories from China.  Narrated by fourth grade students at      PS 230, this special evening of folktales and martial arts will introduce you to legends and traditional customs associated with this ancient celebration.

Recommended for all ages!

$ 2.00 suggested donation

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

Where:  PS 230 auditorium, 1 Albemarle Street

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

The Rabbit in the Moon

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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.

Buddhu Bhutum: a Bengali Fairy Tale

Buddhu Bhutum: a Bengali Fairy Tale 

Performed by the young dancers of the Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts (BIPA), Bhuddhu Bhutum transports us to the enchanted land of Bengali fairy tales with colorful costumes, and traditional music and dance.

Come watch the adventures of Buddhu and Bhutum, the owl and monkey princes, as they rescue the beautiful princess Shukh Pakhi, trapped in an underwater palace.

In celebration of the Bengali New Year 1419, the performance will also include a Dance of Joy and Festivity, by students from the Bengali Dance Class at PS 230.

$ 2.00 suggested donation

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

WHEN: April 20, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

Native American Song and Dance

Native American Song and Dance with the Redhawk Dance Troupe

Come experience an evening of Native American Stories told through traditional song and dance. See the creation story of Grass Dance, Fancy Dance and the exciting and acrobatic Hoop Dance by Brooklyn own’s world- traveled Redhawk Dancers.

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

$ 2.00 admission

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

WHEN: March 23, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

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.