Jewish Museum to Host CHAGALL FAMILY DAY, 10/6
The Jewish Museum is presenting Chagall Family Day, a fun-filled multi-generational event celebrating the exhibition Chagall: Love, War, and Exile on Sunday, October 6 from 12 noon to 4 pm. Activities include two performances by imaginative kids' rock band The Pop Ups, a huge drop-in art workshop, original puppets and costumes with the Puppeteers' Cooperative, painting sessions, and family tours. This event is free with Museum admission.
The October 6 program is for children ages 3 and up. Adults are asked to accompany their children. For further information regarding family programs, the public may call 212.423.3200, or visit the Museum's website at www.TheJewishMuseum.org/specialfamilydays. The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City.
CHAGALL FAMILY DAY EVENTS - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6
12:30 pm and 2:30 pm
PERFORMANCES: THE POP UPS
Kids will dance and sing with The Pop Ups in an imaginative stage show mixing music, puppets, and more. This unique duo fuses musical genres such as pop, klezmer and world music, and will showcase playful tunes inspired by the vibrant world of Marc Chagall.
The Pop Ups (Jason Rabinowitz and Jacob Stein) are a Brooklyn-based musical duo who The Wall Street Journal says "reflect the creativity percolating on the independent children's music scene." Zooglobble says, "nobody makes better modern pop for preschoolers than The Pop Ups." Not your typical band, The Pop Ups perform using cardboard props, hand-painted sets, and a colorful cast of original puppets, crafting a world of magic that engages, educates and delights all ages. The Pop Ups perform regularly at NYC venues, tour regionally, and are about to do their second national tour with Yo Gabba Gabba Live. The Pop Ups received a Grammy nomination for their second family music CD, Radio Jungle. This self-produced, self-released collection of wildly imaginative and catchy tunes debuted last spring, and has since won accolades from Parents' Choice, the Fids and Kamily Awards, as well as heavy rotation on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live and other national acclaim.
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Kids can become creatures in original larger-than-life pieces created by the Puppeteers Cooperative. These beautifully designed puppet costumes, drawn from figures in Marc Chagall's paintings, include a bride and groom, fish flags, ponies, birds, cats, and a cow.
The Puppeteers' Cooperative is a group of artists and puppeteers working in cities around the nation to create giant puppet parades, pageants, and ceremonies of celebration, using simple materials and movements to build cardboard extravaganzas. They have worked with groups around the United States and Canada, and with festivals including the Atlanta Arts Festival and the Bumbershoot Festival of Seattle. Puppeteers from the Cooperative have appeared at First Night of Boston, First Night International and First Night celebrations around the country since their inception, creating both experimental commissioned parade works and sections, and spirited, colorful community group parade pieces.