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Open Studio at Pier 57: Set Design Workshop with NYC Children's Theater [August 28]

Free Community Artmaking

Monday, August 28, 2023

3 PM to 5 PM

Pier 57, 11th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

Help design the set for the upcoming production of ¡Corre, Abuelita, Run! and see your work come to life on the big stage!

Kids will use felt and paint markers to decorate cardboard blocks that comprise individual set pieces. They'll take inspiration from each borough's distinct personality to create designs representing the urban landscape of New York City.

All participants will receive free tickets for an upcoming performance and see their contributions officially recognized in the playbill.

About ¡Corre, Abuelita, Run!

It's the first Sunday in November, and Emily’s Abuelita is running in the NYC marathon! Emily made a sign that reads “¡Corre, Abuelita, Run!” that she wants to hold up as Abuelita runs through the finish line but she needs your help to travel through the five boroughs and get to Central Park in time to celebrate!

Conceived, written, and directed by Sammy Lopez, ¡Corre, Abuelita, Run! is an interactive bilingual (Spanish and English) performance that uses language, music, puppetry, and movement to take your youngest audience members on a journey through the vibrant and diverse neighborhoods of New York City. ¡Corre, Abuelita, Run! celebrates and explores the power of community, the joy of intergenerational family relationships, New York City, and the importance of language and traditions

¡Corre, Abuelita, Run! will be visiting neighborhoods across the city in September and October 2023. This production is best suited for ages 2-5. Run time is approximately 30 minutes.

About New York City Children's Theater

New York City Children’s Theater is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote children’s literacy and social development through sustainable, accessible professional theater productions and arts in education programs. Their programs cultivate children’s growth in the areas of emotional intelligence, community building, and responsible decision-making. The result is empathetic, creative, and independent thinkers who make a positive impact on their world. For 27 years, New York City Children's Theater's arts in education programs and professional theater productions have served over 400,000 children and adults across all five boroughs and surrounding communities in the tri-state area.

New York City Children's Theater
Pier 57

Children's Museum of the Arts' Open Studio at Pier 57 is generously supported by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, Ruth Foundation for the Arts, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, First Republic Bank, The LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Google Community Grants Fund, Amazon, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Harriet Ames Charitable Trust, The Cowles Charitable Trust, Hammitt, and the Viniar Family Foundation.
Additional support is provided, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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