Open to the general public –
served at conclusion of every program.
Build a Better World Magic Show ***
Friday, June 23, 11:00 a.m.
Magic, juggling, comedy, puppets, story-telling, construction fun, and audience participation because Building a Better World begins with YOU! Magician Brian Richards says “Hard hats not required!”
Owl Stories & Winged Wonders
Friday, June 30, 11:00 a.m.
Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge will present two amazing programs with live animals…Owl Stories and Winged Wonders.
Friday, July 7, 11:00 a.m.
Get ready for a fun-filled “magical” laboratory experience Harry Potter style. Enjoy designing and making Flubber, Silly Putty, Super Hi- Bounce balls, and so much more.
Amazing Mr. Malcolm
Monday, July 10, 11:00 a.m.
Mr. Malcolm’s the one for having lots of fun…
Be a part of the show and he’ll keep you on the go.
The Ribbles Build a Residence:
The ABC’s Architecture, Building and Construction ***
Friday, July 14, 11:00 a.m.
The Ribble family needs a new home…a dream home that is environmentally and neighborhood friendly.
With interactive games and discovering building techniques, the audience will assist Thia Tweet the architect and Gerry the Ant
Contractor building a new home for a better world!
Creative Up-cycling ***
Friday, July 21, 11:00 a.m.
Curtis Blues performs on a variety of instruments made out of “up-cycled,” repurposed materials and shows how responsible green practices can go far beyond traditional recycling methods. This environmentally green musical program will inspire the audience to “up-cycle” their own found objects.
Puppet Theatre Inside and Out ***
Friday, July 28, 11:00 a.m.
Steve Abrams will spark imaginations and encourage creative risks with this wonderful introduction to the puppet world, including an expert presentation of Aesop’s Fables. The audience will learn to use their voices, invent characters, and manipulate puppets in a scene.
Babar the Elephant ***
Friday, August 4, 11:00 a.m.
The Phoenix Woodwind Quintet performs this classic story by Jean de Brunhoff with music by Francis Poulenc. In Babar the Elephant, the audience will discover the instruments of the woodwind quintet while an actor-storyteller narrates the tale of Babar.
Preschool Summer Finale
Kids’ Rock Music with a New, Cool Twist!
Monday, August 7, 11:00 a.m.
Ready for the newest, coolest way to enjoy kids’ rock music? Meet Little Rockers Band with their awesome show designed to get kids – and adults – of all ages shakin’ & movin’ to the beat!
Hip Hop Fundamentals ***
Tuesday, August 8, 11:00 a.m.
Practitioners of the Hip Hop Culture, Hip Hop Fundamentals, believe Hip Hop is based on four concepts: peace, love, unity, and having fun. Through their dynamic show, they will share their love for Hip Hop culture with the audience, stressing character development, strong work ethic, personal health and fitness, and the unification of youth.
Babies, Toddlers & 2s Summer Finale
Alex and the Kaleidoscope
Thursday, August 10, 11:00 a.m.
Lots of songs, fun, music and movement for the wee ones with singer, songwriter, guitarist Alex Mitnick of Alex & the Kaleidoscope.
Design, Create, Build with Bricks 4 Kidz ***
Friday, August 11
11:00 – 11:50 a.m. – preschool ages 3-5
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – grades K-4
Bricks 4 Kidz® takes learning into an imaginative, 3-dimensional, hands-on learning experience! Bricks 4 Kidz® is a fun-filled, engaging experience that everyone will be talking about long after the fun and learning has ended!
Grades K-4 Summer Finale
A Better World Workshop: Experiences in Compassion, Peace & Renewal ***
Tuesday, August 15, 11:00 a.m.
Lady Hawke Storyteller Laura Kaighn presents a program of tales, memory book craft, puzzles, games and ‘tower of truth’ stations to promote cooperation and success in building a better world for all.
Kids Fun DJ
Friday, August 18, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Dance Party with DJ Dave…get up and move to the music…dancing & games…fun for all!
Design a Better Community…thus Build a Better World
…a Special Arts Project through which the audience will gain an appreciation of the performing arts, enable WDFPL to continue to be a hub for people to experience the arts, bolster diverse participation in the arts, and enable the WDFPL to bring free quality arts programming to a diversified and intergenerational audience in a friendly and safe environment. Funding [for the performances noted ***] has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts /Department of State, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Gloucester County Cultural & Heritage Commission, an agency under the auspices of Rowan College at Gloucester County.