Staten Island Children’s Museum Announces Boogie Woogie Wednesdays 2017
Staten Island’s favorite family dance party will present nine interactive cultural performances under the summer evening sky.
Summer nights are heating up! Beginning Wednesday, July 5 and continuing every week through August 30, spend your Wednesday evenings learning about and dancing along to traditional music from a different culture each week, at the Staten Island Children’s Museum’s Boogie Woogie Wednesdays!Sponsored in part by the Staten Island Delegation to the NYC Council and Dunkin Donuts, Boogie Woogie Wednesday, a free outdoor (weather permitting!) Wednesday evening music and dance program is a great way to sneak some family time into a busy week. Why not pack a picnic dinner, dine under the tent on the Meadow and then dance the night away?5:00 p.m. Free admission begins and exhibits open for play6:30 p.m. Snacks (while supplies last) and exhibits begin staggered closings7:00 p.m. All exhibits close and dancing begins!8:00 p.m. Museum closesThe season opens on July 5th with crowd favorite Mikhail Smirnov and his Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya and it closes August 30th with another popular veteran performer in the series: Walter Rutledge and the Nanette Bearden Contemporary Dance Theater performing Broadway Style Dance. Also returning this year are Anna Pipoyan, belly dancer, Dawn Daniel’s Irish Step Dance Team, The Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, The New York Chinese Cultural Center, The Harambee Dance Company performing African dance, and Johnea Dupont of the Skin Dance Company showcasing American Hip Hop.The summer line up is as follows:July 5 Russian Traditional August 2 Chinese TraditionalJuly 12 Belly Dancing August 9 African DanceJuly 19 Irish Stepping August 16 American Hip HopJuly 26 Mexican Folk Dance August 23 Sri Lankan DanceAugust 30 Broadway-Style Jazz DanceFor more information about Boogie Woogie Wednesday, please visit www.sichildrensmuseum.org or phone 718-273-2060.About the Staten Island Children’s Museum:The mission of the Staten Island Children’s Museum is to nurture the creativity and curiosity natural to all children, to recognize and celebrate different learning styles, and to demonstrate vividly that learning can be exciting and fun. The Children’s Museum is committed to achieving these goals through programming that emphasizes direct and authentic hands-on experiences conducted in an environment that is welcoming as well as aesthetically pleasing. The Children’s Museum encourages participation by visitors of all abilities and endeavors to reach beyond its walls to serve as an educational resource for the members of our diverse community, especially families and schools.