Sunday, May 12, 2013

Listings Request - Spoke The Hub Presents: The 20th Annual LOCAL PRODUCE FESTIVAL A Fun Filled Day For Families of Creative Arts, Performance & Wellness

Spoke The Hub Presents:
The 20th Annual
A Fun Filled Day For Families of Creative Arts, Performance & Wellness
Evening Tango Dance Party 7pm- 10pm!
@ Old Stone House, Washington Park, Park Slope
June 1, 10am - 10pm

What: Local Produce Festival
When: June 1, 10AM - 10PM
Where: Old Stone House & Washington Park, 4th Street & 5th Avenue, Park Slope

Brooklyn, NY: Spoke The Hub presents the Local Produce Festival 2013 at Old Stone House & Washington Square Park on Saturday, June 1 and in the gardens on Sunday, June 2!   This homegrown, grassroots event is a virtual "Green Market" of dance, music, theater, games and holistic healing which concludes with a nighttime Tango Dance Party, there is something for everyone and for all ages, so come and join us for this celebration of creativity and community!

Highlights for the event include performances by Spoke The Hub, Freestyle Repertory Theater, Grace Drums, Brooklyn Music Factory, City Stomp Family Concert, Art Lillard' s Big Band, Kaina Quenga Polynesian Dance, Charles Moore Dance Theater and so much more! In addition to these fabulous performances, there will be information available on Physical Therapy, Massage and Pilates, all essential tools to keep the creative soul ticking.

Please note - Tango Dance Party starts with a Tabgo Lesson at 6pm, then drinks and dancing 7pm - 10pm!

Family Activities 10 am - 6pm.

Action Heroe's Creative Movement Class
Open to boys and girls, ages 3-5 with Sarah Dahnke

"As Long As It Rolls" Parade
Re-invent your own wheels, doll yourself up, and help rock and roll Spoke's first
"wheel-mobile" parade.  Win great prizes for best decorated stroller,
scooter, trike or bike, and anything in between!  Led by Scott Kettner's
Maracatu NY Brazilian Percussion Ensemble with Jim Kent's giant puppets
and YOU!

Performance Par Course
Take a tour of the playground's native and alien "flora and fauna" with your
excellent guide,  Benjamin Franklin.  Meet the ghosts of several dead
presidents, enjoy serendipitous dance works sprouting up hither and
dither, and maybe even do a few jumping jacks while you take in the
sights. Stay alert as you might just spot Blair De Jong, David Haan,
Senior Nelson, Parents Who Dance, if your safari is lucky...

Family Fun & Games
What would LOCAL PRODUCE be without our annual Water Balloon Toss, the Limbo
Rock, and silly relay races?  Join Gamemaster Lori Jorgensen and
friends for some free-for-all, goofy, family fun in the sun (with

Gowanus Wildcats Drill Team  
Demonstration and Workshop with Renee Flowers

African Dance Workshop
Open to kids and adults of all ages
with Carol Lonnie

Drumming Workshop
Open to kids and adults of all ages
with Gabriella Dennery and Grace Drums

Young Artists Performance Showcase
Brooklyn Music Factory Students
Isadora Duncan Dance Group
Mei Yin's Laurel Project / Chinese Dance
PS 321 Musical Theater Students
Spoke the Hub Dance and Drama Students
Charles Moore Youth Dance Troupe
Freestyle Repertory Theater Workshop
Open to kids and adults of all ages

Little Kids' Corner
2:00pm  Puppet Show with Jim Kent
2:30pm Stephanie Fribourg's  "Join My Large Family!"
3:00pm "Everybody Nose" Clown Troupe

Community Art Projects
"Art on the Fence" with Cecilia Schmidt and Gail Flanery
"Clay Animation Figures" with Jorge

Wellness Arts
Please visit our new "Wellness Arts" area and learn more about what the finest
practitioners in our neighborhood have to offer you and your body to
achieve optimal health and wellness.  Participating artists include:

Annie Reibel-Coyne / Acupuncture & Qui Gung
Dolores Natividad / Private Training, Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
Gena Jefferson /
Karen Munson / Private Training
Lisa Primich / Physical Therapy
Long Island University Physical Therapy
Lynne Tollett / Private Training
Misa Kuba / Aryuvedic Spa Services
Susan Parker / Pilates, Private Training, Nutritional Counseling
Stuart Garber/ Massage

About Spoke The Hub
Based in Brooklyn since 1979, Elise Long and Spoke the Hub Dancing have been hailed by the local press and public as "neighborhood treasures" and "cultural pioneers", creating the Living Room Performance Space on 9th Street (1980 – 84); the Gowanus Arts Exchange on Douglass Street (founded in 1985, relocated and renamed the Brooklyn Arts Exchange/BAX, now active as a separate organization); and the Spoke the Hub Re:Creation Center on Union Street (1995- present).

About Old Stone House
The Old Stone House is a museum and cultural center that explores the American Revolution and colonial life, located in the center of Washington Park and JJ Byrne Playground.  Part of the Historic House Trust of New York City, our building has a great story -- a Robert Moses-WPA reconstruction of the dutch farmhouse originally built in 1699, the site of the largest battle of the Revolutionary War, and the original home of the Brooklyn Dodgers.  We present arts and education programming year-round indoors, and outdoors in our beautiful gardens.


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