Sunday, November 5
A free, inspiring, and educational puppetry performance and workshop lead by Jim Henson’s daughter Heather Henson and her company IBEX Puppetry, Harmonious Migrations playfully explores the co-existence of people and the endangered whooping crane in North America.
Developed to teach children ages 5–12 about the interconnectivity of the environment and all species, this program focuses specifically on cranes through puppetry, storytelling, and crafts.
Participants are introduced to the Native American concepts of the Four Directions, four elements, four medicinal herbs, and four stages of life.
Students will leave this workshop with a new understanding of interconnectivity and respect for indigenous cultures. Harmonious Migrations is science with a conscience and a whole lot of fun!
This program is being offered in collaboration with Greenwich Reads Together. Participants will enjoy an hour performance followed by an interactive workshop with an opportunity to complete a hands-on activity relevant to the show.
IBEX Puppetry is an entertainment company dedicated to promoting the fine art of puppetry. Founded in 2000 and receiving multiple UNIMA awards, IBEX Puppetry supports puppet art in film, stage, gallery exhibits, workshops, and artist presentations.
Sunday, Novemer 5
2:00 to 4:00 pm
Vanderbilt Education Center
Free. Reservations required. Click here to make reservations through EventBrite, send an email or call 203.869.6899 ext.10 and let us know how many adults and children (with ages) in your reservation. All ages are welcome!
No Strings Holiday Marionette Company Performance: Nick of Time
A fun-filled adventure that is truly out of this world!
Astronaut Nick Eastman and his hoverbot Glitch are on a special mission to explore a mysterious dark object approaching Planet Earth when they are attacked by an “alien,” sucked into a time warp and suddenly find themselves in Earth’s Dinosaur Age. Nick is snatched as a pterodactyl snack and escapes only to be warped into a bizarre future where creatures have mutated to endure on a barely recognizable Earth. Can our hero survive to return and save his home planet? Find out during this heart-pounding puppetry tour de force. After the performance, children will have the opportunity to see the puppets up close, interact with the performers and craft their own marionettes in a special workshop.
No Strings Marionette Company is a two-puppeteer touring marionette theater that creates performances for family audiences, designs and fashions its own puppets and teaches the art of puppetry. Purchase tickets soon. These performances always sell out!
Saturday, December 9
Shows at 1:00 and 3:00 pm
Vanderbilt Education Center
$10 for members; $15 for nonmembers
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Advance purchase required. Reserve below or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.
Consulting with Santa
Candlelight Tour 2017
Join us for a festive holiday evening when—only once a year—costumed interpreters lead “candlelight” tours through Bush-Holley House, Greenwich’s only Registered National Historic Landmark. In addition to your family-friendly walk through Bush-Holley House, there will be live music, hot chocolate, seasonal treats from Sweet Lisa’s, winter-themed crafts for kids and a special appearance by Santa Claus from 5:30–6:30 pm.
The Healy Sisters enjoy holiday
crafts at 2016 Candlelight Tour.
Tours are about 45 minutes long and focus on Christmas traditions as celebrated by the Bush family in the early nation period and later by the Holley family, who were residents in the early 1900s during the Cos Cob art colony era.
Sunday, December 17, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Tours begin at the Vanderbilt Education Center and take place every 15 minutes.
Admission is free to all. No reservations required.
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.