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Summer Solstice Celebration

Summer Solstice Celebration June 21st starting at noon

Activities

12-dusk Sidewalk Chalk Art 

12-4p Facepainting with Nina Stanley

12-1:30p Native American Leather Crafts, Storytelling and Drumming with Fidel Moreno

1:30-2:00p Water Blessing with Fidel Morena

Performances


2:30-3:30p Renaissance Recorder with Laura Hagan

5-6p Irish Step Dance

Tap and Clap lively to Irish music and dance performed by local Irish stepdancers from the Broesler School of Irish Dance and the An Clar School of Irish Dance, and members of the Capital District Youth Pipe Band and Scotia Glenville Pipe Band.

5-7p, Roben Kosek Jazz & Blues 

Selections of jazz, blues, a few French numbers and Latin samba, mostly from the 1920’s - 1960’s, as well as a few more contemporary songs. MaryAnn Kosek is on jazz guitar, Brenda Fisher on upright or electric bass, Terri Roben vocals, player of small percussion and occasional ukulele. RK Jazz& Blues have played around the Capitlal District region for 2-3 years.
website - terriroben.com and a page at reverbnation/robenkosekjazzblues.com

7-8p, Drum Circle with Chrys Ballerano

Chrys Ballerano has facilitated rhythm circles in the region for over 25 years to share the benefits of a drumming practice that is meditative and spiritually uplifting. This Summer Solstice Drum Circle will be an opportunity to connect with our innate sense of play and the healing and gentle power of rhythm. Participants are welcome to bring their own drum or percussive instrument and Chrys will provide instruments (enough for 35 people). An atmosphere of respectful listening and sharing will be modeled & maintained. Not a workshop about "beating" drums, Chrys’ circles are about connecting with our heartbeats, connecting with our abilities to play in community, and responding to the rhythms of the natural world. We may practice some basic drumming technique to warm up and then enjoy a circle of rhythm that is fun for people of all levels of drumming experience, even folks who’ve never touched a drum or percussive shaker in their lives!