Symphony Space Presents Fox and Branch, Stories by Eric Carle, Other Family Programming in November
Symphony Space will present Fox and Branch on November 3 at 11AM.
From the heart of Wisconsin, Dave Fox and Will Branch play a timeless kind of music for families featuring an assortment of old blues, jug band songs, fiddle tunes, New Orleans-flavored numbers and Cajun classics. With music that is heard on folk radio across the United States and Canada, it's impossible to see a Fox and Branch show without stomping, clapping and singing along. For more information, visit www.foxandbranch.com.
Tickets are $13 and $20.
The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia will present a glow-in-the-dark production of Treasured Stories by Eric Carle on November 10 at 11AM and 2PM.
Eric Carle's gorgeous images and stories come to life with puppets and props. Featuring evocative music, stunning visual effects and innovative puppetry, the triple-bill celebrates three of Eric Carle's most beloved tales: The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?; and Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me.
Tickets range from $15 to $25.
A Gustafer Yellowgold Holiday Show will come to Symphony Space on November 17 at 11AM.
Morgan Taylor & The Yellowgold Band celebrate Earthly holidays with Gustafer Yellowgold, from the Sun. The multimedia magic of this indie rock show for families shares the fun of Halloween with the alt-rock “Werewolves Rock,” the sentiment of Thanksgiving with the beautiful ballad “Pumpkin Pied” and the joy of Christmas with “Fa and a La."
The Gustafer Yellowgold experience is not just for kids. The show offers equal parts pop rock concert and animated storybook, in which the music is coordinated with full-color, large screen, animated images of Gustafer and his friends. Morgan and The Yellowgold Band have performed as the supporting act with WILCO and The Polyphonic Spree, as well as headlining kids’ venues all across the United States, in London, and as far away as Seoul, Korea.
Tickets range from $15 to $25.
The Thalia Kids' Book Club will present Rebecca Stead, talking about "Liar & Spy" on Sunday, November 4 at 1PM.
The Newbery Medal-winning author of When You Reach Me discusses her achingly real and laugh-out-loud funny new novel about the challenges of 7th grade, featuring a mysterious neighbor; a new friend named Safer, a 12-year-old coffee-drinking loner and self-appointed spy; and his SweeTart-loving sister, Candy. The event is recommended for ages 9 to 12.
The always popular series includes lively discussions between top children’s book authors and their fans, co-presented with the Bank Street Bookstore.
Tickets are $15 or $12 for members.
Kids who love making videos as much as they love books will also want to check out the 90-Second Newberry Film Festival at Symphony Space on December 2. The event will be hosted by the festival’s co-creator James Kennedy (The Order of Odd-Fish) and the hilarious Jon Scieszka (The Stinky Cheese Man) with special guest appearances by Kate DiCamillo, author of the Newbery award-winner The Tale of Despereaux and Rita Williams-Garcia, author of the Newbery honor book One Crazy Summer. Young filmmakers may enter their home-made films by November 10; details are available at www.90secondnewbery.com.