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

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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

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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.

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.

Hajitek Majitek

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The Singing Winds presents “Hajitek Majitek” featuring Hafida Torres, Jill Reinier and Gnawa Maalem Said Damir.

Come hear the stories and music of Marrakesh!  Hear the tale of Haina and her brother, who transformed into animals and back again.  Find out what happened to the four little goats when the wolf learned to speak in their mother’s voice.  Revel in the sounds of Gnawa music filled with percussive energy and the sweet melodies of the hajhuj.

Recommended for all ages, this program features traditional costumes, music, folklore, and crafts.  Stories will be told in Arabic with English translation.

$ 2:00 suggested donation

Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for crafts and activities.

Where:  PS 230 multimedia room, 425 McDonald Avenue

When:  Saturday, January 12 at 11:00 a.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.