When: Saturday April 30th, 11am-4pm
Where: 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD 20812
Cost: FREE (select activities have a cost – see Schedule)
Family Day is a FREE fun-filled annual event celebrating the opening of Glen Echo Park’s historic Dentzel Carousel for the 96th season!!
We are honored to take part in performing a number of times during the day. We, Arianna Ross and Bomani Armah, will be telling stories from 11am-3pm in the Bumper Car Pavilion. Even more then the few hours that we are taking part in there are SO MANY ACTIVITIES for your family to enjoy.
You can join in the fun watching magic shows, family swing dancing, face painting, open studios, crafts, hula hooping, puppets, balloon animals, demonstrations and – of course – CAROUSEL RIDES. There are so many activities we can’t list them all but see the full schedule HERE.
Some of the free performances are:
- Magic Shows with Barry Wood and Abracadabra Alex
- Taptricity (Youth Tap Group led by LeeAnet Noble)
- Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance
- Sassafras Barbershop Quartet
- Storytelling and Poetry
- Gloria de la Danza (Folk Dances of Latin America)
- La Fille mal gardee by Ballet Petite
For more information please visit glenechopark.org
We are so excited to be part of this event this year and are hoping to see many of our readers and followers there. Come say hi at the Bumper Car Pavillion.
A bit about Arianna Ross:
She creates dynamic, educational programs that weave together dance, theatre, creative writing, music and spoken word. For more then 12 years Arianna has performed and taught workshops for all ages both nationally and internationally in many diverse venues. Each program is tailored to the specific age group(s) in attendance.
Arianna will be telling the story of Waves of Adventure: Experience the magic of stories above and below the water.
When you swim in the ocean or dance on the beach, you can hear waters’ special symphony singing in your ears. Drink in your fill of stories with animals, creatures and people who live above and below the water. Travel around the world with only your imagination, voice, and body. Leave the program moving like a giant, dancing like a manta ray, and swimming like a shark.
A bit about Bomani Armah:
He is a poet, songwriter, producer, performer and educator. Bomani uses his life experiences, mixed with his musical and poetic skills, to paint lyrical pictures of life, as he sees it, and the future as he envisions it. Bomani has had videos featured BET and MTV2, as well as hosted and performed everywhere from the Washington National Cathedral to the Fillmore in New York City. His performances featuring Bomani’s music videos Bomani Armah is “not a rapper, he’s a poet with a hip-hop style”. Bomani has been performing his brand of thought provoking-head-nodding music on stages big and small for over 15 years for thousands of people of all ages, from schools, to churches, to nightclubs and prisons! Bomani’s assembly is a multi-media presentation, explaining the fun process of hip-hop song writing while comparing it to the practical skill of essay writing. Through the use of positive music videos and song lyrics Bomani encourages students to find and create art that reflect their life and aspirations.
Bomani’s program is a solo interactive performance, featuring music videos, multi-media presentations, call and response, as well as rhythmic movement with the audience. Students will rap along to original, professionally released music by Bomani, as well as songs highlighting his tips on how to be a better creative writer. Students will also learn historical facts about the birth and development of hip-hop culture and it’s elements.