Regional Events

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Join us! To find an event in your area, click on your region or on the map to the right.

For more information, or to receive notices of upcoming events, contact your local CMN coordinator.

The CMN regional was AWESOME!! My friend and I were so happy to learn so much from Eve Kodiak and Ellen Allard. What new ideas and skills to explore!!! The preschool setting in Canton was great and the company even better. I connected with LOTS of old music friends!
— Sandy S, May 2013

Canada

 

If you are interested in hosting a song swap to gather some friends to sing over the holidays, please contact Jane Arsham at office@cmnonline.org

 

 

Looking forward to seeing you at the 2016 International Conference in Los Gatos, CA  Oct 14-16

Great Lakes

The Great Lakes Region is very excited to be hosting the CMN 2018 International Conference at the Lodge at Sawmill Creek Resort on the banks of Lake Erie.  The dates are Oct 12-14, 2018.  Make your plans now and perhaps extend a day or two on either end to really enjoy this beautiful setting!

 

Lisa Heintz( lisaheintz10@gmail.com)

 

 

 

 

 

Mid-Atlantic
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YOU'RE INVITED!

What:
“Pass it on for Pete!”
CMN Song Swap & Community Sing

When:
Sat. November 18th
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Where:
Montclair Cooperative School

Contact:
Barbara Girt

We'd love to see you on Sat. November 18th for our Third Annual "Pass it on for Pete!" event, a day of community music making in the spirit of the late, great Pete Seeger. This year, we're kicking things off at 11:30 am with an informal CMN Song Swap, until about 12:45 pm when we'll break for networking and lunch (brown bag or Ruthie's Bar-B-Que & Pizza). Then we'll open the doors to the public for the Community Sing from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. This is an inclusive event for children of all ages and those who sing with them. We invite you to bring acoustic and rhythm instruments (including homemade ones) and encourage you join in playing, singing or listening with us.

Everyone had a wonderful time the last couple of years and now, more than ever, we are all eager to continue the tradition of sharing music as a force for social justice and community building. You can get a taste of the 2015 event from this "Open the Circle" video and these Facebook Photos.
    This multigenerational event is a joint effort of three organizations: The Children's Music Network (NY-Metro Region), The Essex-Hudson AEYC (Association for the Education of Young Children) and Montclair Cooperative School, which is the event site.

To help spread the word, about our "Community Sing" (the public portion of the program) you can download a flyer here.

We look forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Barbara Girt (CMN NY-Metro) at bcgirt@mac.com or 973-239-9464


 

You can see a Facebook Photo Album of the event here:
 
Your CMN Mid-Atlantic Region Co-Coordinators,

David C. Perry

Devin Walker

From Past Events!

 

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Pool Party, Song Swap & Potluck

On Saturday, July 30th, 2016 CMN Mid-Atlantic members and their families gathered at the lovely home Janet Sclaroff in Cherry Hill, NJ, for a Pool Party / Song Swap / Potluck Dinner. The weather gods smiled upon us and provided plenty of time for swimming, splashing, diving and water frisbee before rain clouds moved in late afternoon.

Then it was time to eat, drink and and be merry, chowing down on scrumptious burgers and chicken plus an array of salads and other miscellaneous munchies. The day was rounded out with a song circle featuring a wide variety of wonderful songs, original and old favorites, from silly to sublime, that had everyone singing and playing along.

Special thanks to Janet for being the perennial hostess-with-the mostest – and a big wet hug to Marsha Goodman-Wood for journeying all the way from Washington, DC, with her hubby and three kids to be part of the fun.



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Looking forward to seeing you at the 2016 International Conference in Los Gatos, CA  Oct 14-16

For more information, feel free to e-mail Janet at catpjx2@me.com. You can also contact Mid-Atlantic Co-ordinator David C. Perry at 610-457-1239 or DCPerry@aol.com, if you have any questions about this event or suggestions for additional regional activities.

We hope to see you there!

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CMN "Here Comes Summer!" Kids Art & Music Festival (+ Pool Party)

On Saturday, June 20, 2015, a dozen or so members of The Children's Music Network Mid-Atlantic Region provided more than four hours of music for the “Here Comes Summer!” Kids Art & Music Festival at The Garden State Discovery Museum in Cherry Hill, NJ. In celebration of the first weekend of summer – and the museum’s 21st birthday – we performed two sets on an outdoor stage and then moved into their indoor theater for the final set of the day. The museum was thrilled to have us as part of the festivities and expressed their gratitude with a nice financial contribution to CMN.

Afterwards, joined by other CMNers who weren’t at the Festival, we gathered at the nearby home of Janet Sclaroff for a Pool Party / Potluck / Sing-Along. As you can imagine, a warm and wonderful time was had by all. What a glorious way to kick off the summer!


For additinal pictures check out Facebook album of Mid-AtlanticPool Party /Gathering at the home of Janet Sclaroff

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CMN Children's Concert for Peace

On April 11, 2015, an amazing array of performers from the Mid-Atlantic Region of The Children's Music Network joined forces at the Newtown Meeting House to perform a benefit concert for the Peace Center of Bucks County. Fantastic fun for a great cause!


Group singing closing song


Left: Pauline Houston McCall   Right: Dave Fry


Peter Moses

Click on this link to see more photos of the event, including all the performers and a bunch of adorable singing, dancing kids.

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PICS FROM 2014 EVENTS: Facebook

Midwest
 

 

 
 
Hello everyone!
     This time of year it’s back-to-school for some, a welcome addition of Fall songs to your repertoire and a nip in the night air for just about everyone in our region! Many of us will be heading to Hyannis for the national conference on October 13 – now that’s exciting!
      I’m also cooking up events we can enjoy right here in the Midwest. Introducing “SongShop!” Huh? Yes – each event will be a combination of mini-workshop AND song swap – as well as networking. 
 
SAVE THE DATES and  RSVP for any to: carole@macaronisoup.com
 
Sunday, October 22       3:30-5:30 pm  location TBA
               Workshop: National Conference Take-aways! Those who attended will share exciting moments from Hyannis’ workshops, keynote, round robin, Magic Penny award ceremony – and a songswap, too!
 
Sunday, December 3      4-6:30 pm    Chicago area
                Workshop: Shine A Light” Song Project with Wendy Morgan (of Wendy & DB) plus a SongSwap and Soup Supper! Warm your heart and tummy!  
 
PLEASE COME! Do you have ideas for future SongShop workshops? Is there a topic you’d like to hear about or someone you’d like to hear from? TELL ME!  
 
BRING A FRIEND TO CMN!
Yours for a Song!
Carole Stephens, Midwest Coordinator

Looking forward to seeing you at the 2016 International Conference in Los Gatos, CA  Oct 14-16

 

Check out some pix from recent fun times!!

June 2015: Six People Singing Six People Singing SongSwap Social in Chicago turned into NINE people singing, networking, laughing and sharing!  Host Carole Stephens welcomed Nina Marder, Karen Banks-Lubicz, Alina Celeste, Kristen Lems, Jeanie B, Brigid Finucane, Sue Nierman and Susan Salidor for a productive afternoon.  Watch for an announcement about our upcoming Regional Gathering in August!

 

Feb 2015: A great time was had at the Blue Isle Public Library with hosts Anna Stange and Candy Heitner-- Several scarf and color songs were shared.  A story from Abe Lincoln interpreter, Dave Becker.  Dave Orleans shared Stuart Stott's new midwinter song.  Brigid Finucane shared an interesting play party song (somewhat similar to London Bridge).  Anna Stange shared falling down and getting back up play party songs.  


Candy Heitner (left) and Debbie Parks.

Energy is building in the region leading up to this year's Annual Conference in Zion, IL Oct 16-18, 2015. Hope to see you there f not before!  If you have any questions, concerns (or would like to host a SongSwap in the future) please feel free to contact me!

Yours for a Song(Swap!)
Carole Stephens, Midwest Rep/CMN
847-384-1404
carole@macaronisoup.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mountain

If you are interested in hosting a song swap to gather some friends to sing over the holidays, please contact Jane Arsham at office@cmnonline.org or contact Katherine Dines, CMN Contact in Colorado.

 

 

Looking forward to seeing you at the 2016 International Conference in Los Gatos, CA  Oct 14-16

New England

The NE Regional plans for connecting this coming year continue.  Check the schedule of events planned and possible across the NE Region.

January  13, 2018, 2pm   

                Songswap in Concord, MA

                Hosted by Tim Seston

                Place:  Concord Academy, 220A Main Street, Concord, MA

                Lots of parking in West Gate Parking Lot next to Tim's apartment.

                Please RSVP: 978-505-2268.  tim@frompagetoplay.com

February  24, 2018, 2pm    

               Songswap Hosted by Sally Rogers

               Place: 113 B Paine Road,   Pomfret, CT 06259

               

               TBD:  Songswap hosted by Buddy Dubay  (Huntington, VT) TBD

               

March 2018:            Fran Friedman (Wayland, MA) TBD

April 2018:               Liz Benjamin (Adamant, VT)  TBD

May 2018:               MAY 5, New England Gathering, 8:30-5, Arlington, MA           

June 9,  2018:             

                Songswap hosted by  John and Jo-Anne Keenan

                1855 Route 6A,   East Dennis, MA(on the Cape)

 

                                  Janet Beatrice (Stow, MA) TBD

July 2018:                 Sue Ribaudo (Rochester, VT) TBD

August 2018:            Stacey Peasley ( Natick, MA) TBD

September 2018:           Jackson Gillman (Onset, MA)  TBD

October 12-14, 2018   ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, Sawmill Creek Resort, Hudson, OH

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Want more information about the NE Region or want to host a song swap, contract the New England Regional Coordinator, Dorothy Cresswell (dcresswell@charter.net)

 

Enjoy some photos from our NE Regional Conference held in Arlington, MA

Lenka & Morgan sharing a song at the Round Robin                      Kathy Reid-Naiman delivering Keynote


              Connecting over Lunch                                             Post Conference Jam on a beautiful Spring evening
 
It was a day full of songs and smiles and dances too, a space to laugh with old  friends and welcome the new.  A lovely keynote, engaging workshops, a lively lunch hour jam and an excellent round robin were capped off by a beautiful closing.  
 
Thank you to members old and new and to all our guests for bringing such great energy. We hope to see you all at the CMN National in Zion this fall.  :-)

 

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Picturies from earlier song swaps!



New York Metro
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YOU'RE INVITED!

What:
“Pass it on for Pete!”
CMN Song Swap & Community Sing

When:
Sat. November 18th
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Where:
Montclair Cooperative School

Contact:
Barbara Girt

We'd love to see you on Sat. November 18th for our Third Annual "Pass it on for Pete!" event, a day of community music making in the spirit of the late, great Pete Seeger. This year, we're kicking things off at 11:30 am with an informal CMN Song Swap, until about 12:45 pm when we'll break for networking and lunch (brown bag or Ruthie's Bar-B-Que & Pizza). Then we'll open the doors to the public for the Community Sing from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. This is an inclusive event for children of all ages and those who sing with them. We invite you to bring acoustic and rhythm instruments (including homemade ones) and encourage you join in playing, singing or listening with us.

Everyone had a wonderful time the last couple of years and now, more than ever, we are all eager to continue the tradition of sharing music as a force for social justice and community building. You can get a taste of the 2015 event from this "Open the Circle" video and these Facebook Photos.
    This multigenerational event is a joint effort of three organizations: The Children's Music Network (NY-Metro Region), The Essex-Hudson AEYC (Association for the Education of Young Children) and Montclair Cooperative School, which is the event site.

To help spread the word, about our "Community Sing" (the public portion of the program) you can download a flyer here.

We look forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Barbara Girt (CMN NY-Metro) at bcgirt@mac.com or 973-239-9464


Nancy Hershatter: J123sing@aol.com

Northern California

 

April 23, 2017  SONG SWAP In Los Gatos

 

Carol Passovoy and Kathleen Rushing are your No. Cal Coordinators for CMN!  They would like to organize some gatherings this next year in at least 3 different locations, making it convenient for our members to attend.  If you would like to suggest an idea for a gathering, or volunteer your home or appropriate venue, we would love to hear from you.  In the past we have had song swaps, workshops, concerts, and always a potluck including lots of Kale dishes from Nancy Schneidinger.

You can email or call either one of us with any ideas or suggestions.  It was so great meeting a few new members and lots of "old" members at the October Conference in Los Gatos where We Could Not Keep From Singing, what a great weekend that was!  

Hope to hear from you soon, and go put that date on the calendar, right now!  
Kathleen and Carol.

Kathleen 925 216 5395
Carol (530) 412-1930

 

 


February 26, 2017 Songswap

 

 

Want to host a song swap-- any other great ideas for the region,
contact Carol Passovoy cdpass@att.net / 530-412-1930

 

Northern Califormian CMNers gather to sing and enjoy each other's company!


L-R Dale Allen Boland, Kathleen Virmani, Freesia Raine, Carol Passovoy, Lisa Sniderman (Aoede), Nancy Schimmel, Bonnie Lockhart, Michael Quadro, Peter Apel. Photo taken by member Rozalina Gutman. Also present Dennis and Linda Ronberg

 

Northern California CMN'ers enjoying themselves a song swap

Long time CMN Board Member, Wiley Rankin, and his wife Debbie

Pacific Northwest

If you are interested in hosting a songswap or get together please contact

Your Friendly Regional Co-Reps,

Greta Pedersen, greta@greta.net

Southeast

If you are interested in hosting a song swap to gather some friends to sing over the holidays, please contact:

Marci Bernstein
Asheville, NC

Judy Caplan Ginsburg
Alexandria, LA

Elise Witt
Pine Lake, GA

 
Southern California

Nothing in the works at this time!  If you are interested in hosting a song swap or get together, please contact Jane Arsham, janea@cmnonline.org

 

 

 

Southwest

If you are interested in hosting a song swap to gather some friends to sing over the holidays, please contact:

Purly Gates
Driftwood, TX

Frank M. Hernandez
Tucson, AZ