SING A RAINBOW
CMN Workshop, Song Swap & Concert
Saturday, March 17, 2018
St. Patrick's Day
11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Workshop
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lunch & Networking
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Song Swap
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm - Break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Children Concert
Mark your calendars for Saturday. March 17th for a fun day of fun in Wynmoor, PA, just outside of Philadelphia. We are grateful to the Free Library of Springfield Township for generously providing us with the use of multiple rooms in their newly renovated and expanded building.
We’ll kick things of with a workshop presentation, The Magic of Mindfulness in Education: Supporting the benefits of present moment awareness for our kids and ourselves. Says presenter Peter Moses, "The children that we teach are already masters of living in the present moment. They are so full of wonder and curiosity. As educators, we can support and deepen this wonderful, natural attribute while rediscovering this great potential in ourselves."
After an hour of lunch and socializing, we’ll get to share our music in an informal Song Swap. We’d love to hear some of your favorite songs, especially those that you feel might inspire, comfort or delight us in these trying times.
After another brief interlude, we’ll pool our talents to stage a performance that is open to the public. I’m calling this the “Sing a Rainbow” Kids Concert, as a nod to St. Patrick’s Day, diversity, and Philly children’s TV legend, Captain Noah.
Look for more event details in the weeks to come, but in the meantime, please save the date and help spread the word within our CMN community and beyond, especially to any educators you know.
CMN Mid-Atlantic Co-Coordinator
CMN Mid-Atlantic Co-Coordinator
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 email@example.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!
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