April 20, 2013

Casting Call For the Wayne YMCA’s Youth Summer Show

Date & Time: Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 11:03pm
Filed Under: Ages 5 - 12, Wayne

Who: Ages 5-12
What: The Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series is now the basis for one of the most fun and energetic musicals ever to hit the stage! Perfect for young performers and all experience levels, SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. will be a hit for young actors and audiences alike!
There is a place in the show for EVERYONE who auditions, no cuts!
Where: Wayne YMCA, 1 Pike Drive, Wayne NJ.
When: Group Audition: Saturday, May 18 2:00pm-4:00pm (no preparation needed).
Cost: Members $240 Non-Members: $270.

Approaching Motherhood with Consciousness and Confidence with Felice St. John

Date & Time: Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 3:00pm
Filed Under: Montclair, Parents

Who: Parents.
What: You have a lot of the “what” covered as you approach motherhood, but what about the “who”? As you near this incredible identity shift, take some time to consider how this outer change will impact inner change and growth. This workshop will create the time and space for you to begin exploring some of these coming changes and choices ahead and will give you tactics and take-aways for adding awareness and confidence to your amazing journey.
In this workshop we will:
Assess and define our values and explore how they will fit into our new role as mom.
Understand and practice the power of choice
Exercise our ability to tap into our intuition
Discover how to shift our energy now and when we are faced with especially challenging moments and days as a new mom
Create plans for staying connected and conscious as we prepare for and begin to navigate the transition into motherhood
Meet and connect with other expectant moms
Where: Montclair B.A.B.Y., 113 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Saturday, April 20 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Cost: Free.

Musical Theatre Workshop: “Legally Blonde”

Date & Time: Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 1:00pm
Filed Under: Ages 7-16, Teens, Tweens, Wayne

Who: Ages 7-16
What: Work with a Broadway star and a top New York talent manager on a song and dance combination from the hit show “Legally Blonde”. Learn scene work and proper audition technique. Bring in your own 16 bar cut of a song and get constructive feedback and coaching from A Class Act NY team and a top NYC talent manager! All skill levels are welcome!
Where: Wayne YMCA, 1 Pike Drive, Wayne NJ
When: Saturday, April 20, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Cost: Members: $150 Non-Members: $175

Earth Day: A Party for the Planet

Date & Time: Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 1:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Families, Point Pleasant Beach

Who: All ages.
What: What simple steps can you take every day that make a difference? What does Jenkinson’s Aquarium do to reduce, reuse, recycle? Learn what a vital role we all play in preserving our Earth’s ecosystems.
Where: Jenkinson’s Aquarium, 300 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ.
When: Saturday, April 20 from 1 pm – 4 pm
Cost: Free with admission. For more information call 732-899-1659 or click here.

Science Meets Music with Diane Moser

Date & Time: Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 1:00pm
Filed Under: Families, Lyndhurst

Who: All ages.
What: Bring your instruments and voices! Jazz pianist and composer, Diane Moser, will conduct a workshop about Pythagoras and his discovery of musical ratios, and astronomer Johannes Kepler’s use of those ratios to discover the orbits of planet. Workshop participants will convert measurements to musical intervals, upload their sounds on the computer using the Sound Cloud, and then arrange the recorded sounds into an original group composition.
When: Saturday, April 20 from 1 pm – 3 pm
Where: Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, NJ
Cost: $5/person; $4/MEC members

WBGO Kid’s Jazz Concert Series: Lenny White Quartet presents Jazz For Kids, Performed with Kids

Date & Time: Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 12:30pm
Filed Under: All ages, Newark

Who: All ages.
What: Discover America’s original musical art form at the WBGO Kid’s Jazz Concert Series! The Lenny White Quartet will perform jazz for all audiences, featuring internationally recognized 16-year-old Georgian pianist Beka Gochiashvili, with Tom Guarna (guitar), Daryl Johns (bass), and Lenny White (drums). Q&A sessions with the artists, small gifts, and a chance to win a door prize are all reasons to come out and join us!
Where: Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ.
When: Saturday, April 20 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.
Cost: Free. Adults must be accompanied by a child. For more information email kids@wbgo.org, or call (973) 624-8880 x 0.

Babies R Us Expo

Date & Time: Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 12:00pm
Filed Under: All ages with an adult, children, Parents

Who: Parents accompanied by young children.
What: Enjoy a fun, hands-on experience as you browse the latest products and create or update your registry.  Enjoy prduct demos, giveaways, games and prixes and special offers.
Where: Babies R Us Locations.
When: Saturday, April 20 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Cost: Free.

Enchanted Musical Tales

Date & Time: Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 12:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Pompton Lakes

Who: All ages
What: Spend some time with all of your favorite fairy tale characters at Smiling Rhino Theatre. This musical performance sweeps audiences away in a whimsical world of princess, princes, magic, and music. After the show, you can even meet the cast!
Where: Smiling Rhino Theatre, 247 Wanaque Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ
When: Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21 at 12 pm and 4 pm
Cost: Tickets are $22 adults / $18 children (plus tax) ad can be purchased online here.

Aaron Nigel Smith

Date & Time: Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 11:00am
Filed Under: All ages, NYC

Who: All ages.
What: Aaron Nigel Smith, well-known from the PBS KIDS Emmy Award-winning show Between the Lions infuses a fresh sound into children’s music with high-energy shows that get kids to jump, play, sing, and dance through a collection of hip, exuberant songs with roots in reggae, world music and rock and roll.
Where: Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY.
When: Saturday, April 20 at 11:00 am.
Cost: $20 for adults, $17 for adult members, $13 for kids, $11 for kid members. For more information click here.

Earth Day

Date & Time: Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 11:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Roseland

Who: All ages.
What: Spend the day outdoors, celebrating nature with crafts, games, and recreational opportunities, such as canoeing and hiking. Up your eco-knowledge with demonstrations by environmental center staff and partner groups who will be on hand to guide you throughout the day.
Where: Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ.
When: Saturday, April 20 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Cost: Free. For more information call 973-228-8776.

Healthy Kids Day @ the South Mountain YMCA

Date & Time: Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 11:00am
Filed Under: All ages, children, Livingston

Who: Children of all ages accompanied by caregivers.
What: Come join us for a day of FUN!! Healthy snacks, craft activities, CATCH games, story time and so much more!! Learn more about all our day camp at our camp table. Everyone in the family is welcome, so don’t miss out!!
Where: Livingston Mall, Center Court on the first floor, 112 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston, NJ.
When: Saturday, April 20 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Cost: Free.

Essex County’s 2013 Fishing Derby

Date & Time: Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 10:30am
Filed Under: Ages 15 and under, Newark

Who: Kids ages 15 and under.
What: Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs invites the public to participate in Essex County’s 2011 Fishing Derby. All children must be accompanied by an adult and bring their own fishing pole, bait, bucket and chair. Prizes in various age categories for catching the first and most fish will be awarded at the conclusion of each derby.
Where: Essex County Branch Brook Park Lake (near the Prudential Lions), Park Avenue and Lake Street, Newark.
When: Saturday, April 20.  On-site registration begins at 10:30 a.m., the derby begins at 12 Noon and awards will be presented at 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Free.

Casting Call for the Wayne YMCA’s Teen Summer Show: “Rent”

Date & Time: Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 10:00am
Filed Under: Ages 13-18, Teens, Wayne

Who: Ages 13-18
What: Join our cast of area teens ages 13-18 for the musical masterpiece RENT (school edition). Set in the East Village of New York CIty, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. With the permission of the Jonathan Larson Estate, this version of RENT has been adapted for use in schools and other producing organizations. There is a place in the show for EVERYONE who auditions, no cuts!
Where: Wayne YMCA, 1 Pike Drive Wayne NJ
When: Auditions: Saturday, May 18 10:00am-2:00pm (call to schedule a time); prepare 16 bars in the style of the show and a 1 minute monologue
Cost: Members $260 Non-Members: $290

Celebrate Junior Ranger Day

Date & Time: Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 10:00am
Filed Under: All ages, West Orange

Who: All ages.
What: The National Park Service will celebrate Junior Ranger Day at Thomas Edison National Historical Park. Special Junior Ranger tours of the laboratory complex will be offered at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.  A wax cylinder phonograph recording demonstration will take place at 1:00 pm.
Where: Thomas Edison National Historical Park, 211 Main Street, West Orange, NJ.
When: Saturday, April 20 at 10:00 am.
Cost: $7 for ages 16 and over. Free for 16 and under.

Earth Day 2013 at Liberty State Park

Date & Time: Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 10:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Jersey City

Who: All ages.
What: Celebrate Earth Day and spring at Liberty State Park. A 5K family run and walk and Earth Day Fair with a  “Kid’s Kingdom” complete with free rides, arts & crafts and live entertainment
Where: South Field and inside the Historic CRRNJ Terminal at Liberty State Park, 1 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, NJ.
When: Saturday, April 20 at 10 am.
 For more information click here.

NYC Green Festival

Date & Time: Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 12:00am
Filed Under: All ages, NY, NYC

Who: All ages.
What: Celebrate sustainable living with lots of Earth-friendly—and family-friendly—activities, like DIY workshops, a Green Kids Zone, music, cooking demos, and more.
Where: 655 West 34th Street, New York, NY.
When: Saturday, April 20.
Cost: Free. For more information call 1-800-58-GREEN or click here.

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