Explore the wonderful world of the Arts with your family on Sunday, March 22 from Noon – 4PM during this very special day filled with musical performances, hands-on crafts, activities, and more.
Roberson Museum and Science Center, Tri-Cities Opera, The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage and Binghamton Philharmonic have joined forces to create a day where kids can let their minds wonder. Each organization will present different activities from acting, juggling, crafts, music, and more.
Reservations are $12 per family for $10 per parent/child. Adults must have a child to enter. Online registration prior to event is mandatory.
Performances and activities:
Binghamton Philharmonic presents Music To Move To & Instrument Petting Zoo. The BPO brass quintet will lead attendees in a performance of riveting marches, dances, and rags. The children will then have a chance to interact with the instruments themselves in this tactile and interactive program. Enjoy this opportunity to dance and explore different musical styles!
Goodwill Theatre’s Schorr Family Firehouse Stage will offer two alternating shows with plenty of chances for interactive play. Children will part take in the funny and at time gravity-defying juggling and unicycling skills of Will Stafford, juggler extraordinaire, then enjoy a participatory tale of a Robin Hood performance by Dufflebag Theater, where they help write and act in the story.
Tri-Cities Opera’s Resident Artists (four singers and pianist) will perform 15 minute segments of John Davies’ adaptation of Pinocchio (set to the music of Mozart, Donizetti, Offenbach & Pergolesi), followed by a Q&A talk back after each chapter. Photo ops with the cast, set, and various props/costume pieces will also be offered. The full show is 45 minutes, but by offering it in smaller increments, more children will be able to experience opera and then move on to other performances and activities. Children that are particularly interested in this performance will be able to attend four consecutive parts to watch the opera in its entirety.
Roberson Museum and Science Center will provide educational hands-on activities designed around the themes of the musical performances taking place in their galleries. Children will be able to make origami Robin Hood hats that they can wear right into the Goodwill Theatre’s performance of the same name. Or they can make their own marionettes to act out their own version of Tri-Cities Opera’s Pinocchio. Other creative activities plus a very special musical planetarium show will allow children to have their own arts adventure.
Arts Adventure is made possible by generous support from the Klee Foundation and The Rotary Club of Binghamton and with volunteers from Visions Federal Credit Union.