“Pass it on for Pete!”
CMN Song Swap & Community Sing
Sat. November 18th
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Montclair Cooperative School
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.
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 email@example.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
From Past Events!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
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
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
Click on this link to see more photos of the event, including all the performers and a bunch of adorable singing, dancing kids.
PICS FROM 2014 EVENTS: Facebook