Cultural Connections for Kids

Ballet Classes

Connect the Dots Dance offers Ballet Class on Wednesdays and Thursdays for young chilrden. See calendar for more details.

Slideshow of Lantern Event

Our St. Martin's Day Lantern Festival, led by volunteer Birgit Meade, is one of our most successful annual events. On the second Sunday in November, families come to make paper lanterns and then walk with them in the twilight while singing traditional songs of St. Martin's Day.

This year, Tami Le from newsline umd made a photodocumentary of the 2010 event, and has provided us this link, with beautiful photographs and informative text.

http://www.newsline.umd.edu/etcetera/lantern-festival-111410.htm

GYMKANA

May 11 2008 - 12:00pm
May 11 2008 - 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL TIME AND LOCATION:
May 11, Noon – 1 pm, Gymkana Gym, UM Campus.

Come learn cool tricks on real gymnastic equipment with the University of Maryland Gymkana troupe! Kids combine fun and fitness as they tumble, bounce, and roll. Remember to come dressed to move--wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. This free activity is ideal for kids 5-12.

The Gymkana Gym is located on the University of Maryland campus, in Building 255, the Health and Human Performance Building, on Valley Drive. From U.S. Route 1 in College Park, turn onto Campus Drive. At the circle bear right onto Regents Drive. Take the third left onto Farm Drive and then an immediate right onto Valley Drive.

THE BOG BOYS Celtic Fiddle Concert

Apr 13 2008 - 3:00pm
Apr 13 2008 - 4:30pm

Young and old alike with be thrilled with the infectious rhythms and cheerful tunes of this group of talented boy musicians.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO

Mar 9 2008 - 3:00pm
Mar 9 2008 - 5:00pm

Open up the world of musical instruments for your child with this hands-on experience! University of Maryland music education students will introduce different musical instruments and give each child a chance to make a sound on every instrument. Plus, work with Melissa Sites to build your own wind instrument.

Cultural Connections for Kids

Cultural Connections for Kids sponsors community events for children featuring science, singing, language, and culture. Programs have featured puppetry, circus skills, musical performances, musical instrument petting zoo, dance events, the celebration of traditional holidays including the St. Martin's Day Lantern Festival, Chinese New Year, and Dia de Los Muertos; book events such as Dr. Seuss's birthday or exploring science writing for children; and many more.

CELEBRATING WINTER WITH LIGHT with Joan Almon

Dec 9 2007 - 3:00pm

Former Waldorf kindergarten teacher and Director of the Alliance for Childhood, Joan Almon will lead this calm and joyful afternoon featuring greenery, a puppet show, and the star in the apple.

ST. MARTIN’S DAY LANTERN FESTIVAL with Birgit Meade

Nov 11 2007 - 3:00pm
Nov 11 2007 - 5:00pm

Local volunteer will lead a traditional German celebration culminating in an outdoor walk with festive paper lanterns which we'll make out of posterboard and colorful wax paper, plus whatever sparkly accoutrement you care to add on. Your family will love this annual tradition, and your lanterns will be an enduring keepsake! At St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4512 College Avenue, College Park.

ST. MARTIN’S DAY LANTERN FESTIVAL with Birgit Meade

Nov 11 2007 - 3:00pm
Nov 11 2007 - 5:00pm

Local volunteer will lead a traditional German celebration culminating in an outdoor walk with festive paper lanterns which we'll make out of posterboard and colorful wax paper, plus whatever sparkly accoutrement you care to add on. Your family will love this annual tradition, and your lanterns will be an enduring keepsake! This event will take place at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4512 College Avenue, College Park.

PICTURE BOOKS AND PUPPETS with Aurenna Komisar

Oct 14 2007 - 3:00pm

Local teacher will lead a fun, creative afternoon of making puppets featuring characters from beloved children’s books.

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