AROUND OUR COMMUNITY:
Make it a weekend with these great Somerset County Events!
1. Discover the Dinosaurs, Garden State Exhibit Center
2. Astronomy Tonight, RVCC Planetarium
3. Sunday Farm to Table Market, Duke Farms
4. Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, State Theatre New Jersey
5. Science-sational Day, Ted Blum 4-H Center
6. August: Osage County (opening weekend), Villagers Theatre
7. Woodland Walks, Leonard J. Buck Garden
8. Woodcock Watch, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary
9. Photos with the Easter Bunny, Bridgewater Commons Mall
10. Tyler Babey Art Show & 10th Anniversary Celebration, Be Fit Anywhere
SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES AT RVCC & NYC THIS WEEKEND
Kevin Spencer offers a genuinely unique way to reach students, and particularly students at risk. DR. LEAH WASBURN-MOSES, ASSOC. PROF. OF SPECIAL ED., MIAMI OF OH
Saturday, Apr. 1 at 3PM*
Tickets: $10 General Admission
*60 min. Sensory-Friendly Performance.
Our friend and colleague, magician Kevin Spencer, was the artist who originally guided us toward presenting sensory-friendly events for kids with ASD and related conditions and their families. This season Kevin returns with his new, smaller magic show geared directly to that same audience. This performance will wrap up a week that Kevin will spend with us, spreading his arts-in-education approach, Hocus Focus, to kids, therapists, teachers and families. Keep an eye on this page and our Facebook page for further information on this week of activities. http://www.rvccarts.org/17/17Events/Youth&Family/170401KevinSpencer.html
This unique cirque spectacular showcases traditional Chinese acrobats who dazzle with amazing feats of athleticism, daring heart-stopping stunts and the grace of their centuries-old art form.
Golden Dragon Acrobats
Sunday, Apr. 2 at 3PM
Tickets: $25 & $35
Adults and children alike will thrill to the breathtaking artistry and dazzling athletic feats of the Golden Dragon Acrobats. From tumblers to jugglers to contortionists and more, you’ll be treated to the best of a time-honored Chinese tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. Recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premier Chinese acrobatic touring company today, the Golden Dragons combine thrilling acrobatics, traditional dance, gorgeous costumes, and both ancient and contemporary music in an unforgettable performance of spectacular skill and spellbinding beauty.
Bring the Whole Family to Witness Feats of Extraordinary Skill!
"The experience for my boys was amazing. They were completely relaxed in such a very friendly atmosphere and with such a nice staff. I give the whole experience an A+!" – Marisa E.
At The New Victory Theater, we believe the performing arts should be for everyone. In partnership with Autism Friendly Spaces, we're thrilled to present a performance of Something that is accessible to individuals with ASD or sensory sensitivity. In Something, watch a troupe of seven skilled acrobats fuse circus, dance, physical theater and clowning into a singular, captivating performance that appears comically effortless. The special Autism-Friendly performance of Something is on Sunday, April 2 at 5pm.
To help prepare audiences for their visit to The New Victory, we've created support materials! A Social Story helps by providing a printable narrative that maps out what a trip to the New Vic is like and 360 degree tours are available to orient newcomers to our spaces. We'll even arrange a practice trip to Meet Your Seat in advance if requested! Act Guides (like this one for Something) and other illustrated visual supports will also be available. Learn more at NewVictory.org/Autism.
Do you have friends who would enjoy these special inclusive performances? Make sure to share this email!
@ the Bridgewater Library:
Storytimes resume this coming week:
Did you know art students are 55% more likely to attend post-secondary schools than students who don't take art classes?
Summer Art Camps
Summer Art CampsJune 26 - September 1
We offer summer art camps for kids of all ages from 5 through teens. You have the flexibility to register your child for weekly half-day, or if you prefer, full-day, art camps with a supervised lunch period.Visit our website for more information and to register online today.