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Children’s Programs


Annual Marionette Performance: Wasabi, A Dragon’s Tale

Saturday, December 10, 2016

In this modern-minded fairy tale, Princess Aja happily contemplates her upcoming marriage to Prince Olaf. Her outlook changes considerably when fire-breathing Wasabi swoops from the sky, reduces the palace to ashes and carries off her betrothed. Find out how the spunky princess, with a little help from her friends, outwits Wasabi to save the day.

Eleven exquisitely crafted marionettes perform amidst sumptuous storybook scenery. A transforming sprite, a fashionable knight and a seven-foot dragon are all featured in this newfangled fable, where both imagination and stage know no boundaries. After the 30-minute performance, No Strings’ puppeteers will host a Q&A session during which everyone can meet the performers and the puppets.

No Strings Marionette Company is a two-puppeteer touring marionette theater that creates performances for family audiences and designs and fashions their own puppet casts. They also teach their craft to a wide range of people through puppet-making workshops and residencies.

Shows at 1:00 and 3:00 pm

Vanderbilt Education Center

Advance purchase required. Reserve below or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.

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Bush-Holley House by Candlelight

Sunday, December 11, 2016

A serious exchange with Santa at last year’s Candlelight Event

Join us for a festive holiday evening when, once a year, interpreters lead “candlelight” tours through Bush-Holley House, Greenwich’s only Registered National Historic Landmark. In addition to the family-friendly walk through Bush-Holley House, there will be live music, hot chocolate, seasonal goodies, winter-themed crafts for kids and a special appearance by Santa Claus from 5:30–6:30 pm.

Candlelight tours take roughly 45 minutes and focus on Christmas traditions as celebrated by the Bush family in the early nation priod and later by the Holley family, residents in the early 1900s.

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Admission is free to all. No reservations required.

Tours begin at the Vanderbilt Education Center.

Custom Programs and One-Day Badge Workshops

Designed to help Girl and Boy Scout troops work toward specific badge requirements. For more information, call 203-869-6899, Ext. 31

Cancellation, Refund and Nonsufficient Funds Policy

A full refund for program and special events payments will be made up to 10 days before the program or event. Within 10 days of the program or event, no refund can be granted, but payments may be changed to tax-deductible contributions at payer's request. A fee of $25 will be charged for checks returned to us for nonsufficient funds.

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