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Fall Family Day: Storytelling through Music

Sunday, September 23, 2018 12 PM Resnick Education Wing
Experience the ways that music and storytelling ignite your imagination. Carnegie Hall invites families to make music together by offering a wide range of activities in its Resnick Education Wing that are free, interactive, and fun! Families can enjoy live performances, build their own instruments, sing and dance with professional musicians, and more. This event runs from 12 PM to 4 PM. Join us for an enriching afternoon of musical fun for the whole family.

Admission is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Learn more about Family Events.

For ages 3–10
Check out the day's activities:

Welcome Center
Enter the Resnick Education Wing through the Welcome Center, where you will receive the information you need to guide you through the day’s activities. You are also welcome to buy food from our concessions area or enjoy food brought from home. Before you start to explore the other activities, listen to a story or two told by master storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. Visit charlotteblakealston.com for more information about the artist.

Improvised Tales
Become a storyteller as you use your imagination to help Riza Printup make up madcap tales on the spot. Listen to the jazz band improvise alongside you, adding a score of music and sounds. Visit rizaprintup.com for more information about the artist.

Spontaneous Sketches
Watch pictures come to life! Working on wall-sized sheets of paper, illustrator, storyteller, and educator Jeff Hopkins will draw, narrate, and act out a story on the spot while you contribute sounds and movement. Then, add your own colorful ideas to the illustrations. Visit picturescometolife.com for more information about the artist.

Photo Station
Don’t forget to capture memories from your visit to Carnegie Hall by snapping a family photo taken in front of a backdrop of the legendary Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Dress up your photo with musical props!

Center Stage
Soul Science Lab duo Chen Lo and Asante Amin are dreamers: They believe that you can make whatever you imagine become real. Join these Afrofuturist, modern-day griots as they take you on an adventure with the power of imagination, weaving stories through music and words. Then, explore how to use movement to tell a story with Creative Stage’s Dancing Storytellers. Experience the ways that your movement—and your story—can be shaped by live music. Visit soulsciencelab.com and creativestage.org for more information about the artists.

Instrument Creation
Work with the artists to build an instrument out of recycled materials and join in an interactive performance with Bash the Trash in Room 11M-A. Take your instruments with you to create musical memories at home. Visit bashthetrash.com for more information about the artists.

Soundtrack Studio
Become a film composer and discover how music can change the way you see a movie. Artists Gabriel Lugo and Frankie LeRoux will show you how in an activity designed by Rob Pollock.

Support provided by Wetherby-Pembridge School.

Thanks to the Department of Homeless Services for supporting families during Family Days.

Family Days are generously supported, in part, by an endowment gift from Linda and Earle S. Altman.

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