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“Inside out” at United Palace of Cultural Arts

UPCA celebrates the United Palace’s new surround sound system by screening one of cinema’s greatest achievements in sound. Pre-show entertainment will include a demonstration of the Palace’s new surround sound system and a short presentation about the history of sound in movies.

“Movies at the Palace” take place at the stunning United Palace, formerly the Loew’s 175th Street Theatre that first opened as a deluxe movie theatre and vaudeville house in 1930. We honor that past while reinventing the movie-going experience by pairing classic titles with pre-show entertainment and expert Q&A’s. The year-long series of “Movies that Reawaken Wonder” celebrates both the Palace’s past as a Wonder Theatre and recent cinematic rebirth, including Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2016 donation of a DCP projector.

Jazz Power Initiative Jazz Youth Master Classes at United Palace

Dates:  Tuesday, January 9th, 4:30-7pm;  Tuesday, February 13th, 4:30-7pm; Tuesday, March 13th, 4:30pm-7pm. Jazz Power Initiative will offer a series of free jazz youth master classes where performers are encouraged to explore the rhythms of jazz by dancing and singing songs.  The master class is free, but guardians must register their youth here: http://conta.cc/2BQUurU. Open to youth 11-17 years old. Students who successfully complete at least one Jazz Power Master Class will be invited to participate in our 12-week youth training program, which runs April through June.

STORY TIME Presents “Peter and the Wolf” at Sugar Hill Museum

Meet the characters in Prokofiev’s well-known classic “Peter and the Wolf” as a dynamic storyteller recounts this marvelous tale with the help of Sylvan Winds, a woodwind quintet. Together they bring Peter, his grandfather and all the delightful animals in the story to life.  The program explores the magic of music by using the children’s imagination to compose a drama, picking the musical themes to match the characters. Musical storytelling performance will be followed by an art-making workshop.

Sylvan Winds was hailed by the New York Times for “…its venturesome programming and stylishness of performance,” the Sylvan Winds has appeared under the auspices of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival and the Caramoor International Music Festival. Chosen to perform at the NY Governor’s Arts Awards, the ensemble has presented imaginative and scintillating programs of chamber works for winds in such places as Town Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, the Cape Cod and Skaneateles Festivals, Rutgers University’s Summerfest, Amherst College, the Chicago Chamber Music Society and the Sejong Cultural Center in Seoul, Korea. They have recorded for the Koch Classics and CRI/New World labels and have enjoyed collaborations with such distinguished artists as Gerard Schwarz, Ransom Wilson, the Guarneri String Quartet and pianist Claude Frank. The Sylvan Winds celebrated their 30th Anniversary during the 2007-08 seasons.

Jiggy Tots at Inwood NYPL

Jiggy Tots® is an Irish pre-dance and movement class developed for ages 2-5 with a participating adult. Each uniquely themed class works on building strength, developing gross motor skills, coordination, body awareness, and movement creativity through dance and educational games, utilizing counting and colors. (Sometimes including a few words in Irish language!) Upbeat traditional Irish music and songs, combined with popular toddler songs, clapping, stamping, and shakers are used to explore rhythm and a variety of time signatures.

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