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Many of the famous pieces of jazz we know today were written by Edward “Duke” Ellington for his Big Band, and for the specific talents of his musicians. Build your own musical instruments just like the ones you hear in Duke Ellington’s music.
10am - 4:45pm
Writers like Langston Hughes shaped the path of jazz and the Harlem Renaissance. He played with patterns in stories and poetry, incorporating rhythm and repetition. Explore ways to think about sound and music as you create your own unique story using Jazz artist biographies and songs.
Match the sounds that you hear with notes on paper as you design your own musical score. Use historic sheet music by composers such as Duke Ellington and Mary Lou Williams.
Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.
12pm - 2pm
Design your own chanukkiyah banner to celebrate the Chanukkah season.
12pm - 2pm
Design ornaments inspired by Christmas traditions from around the world! Display your finished ornament on the evolving CMOM Christmas tree located in our main entrance.
Learn to do the Lindy Hop by moving your feet to fun and easy tap steps.
Meet Richard Codor, author of Too Many Latkes, a hilarious tale of a magic potato, which is said to reveal the true meaning of Chanukah.
Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.
Blue and green, yellow and red. What colors can you find over head?
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