Big Tiny Love Festival is coming back to Burlington’s waterfront!
This Summer, July 28th 2019. More info coming soon!
Mister Chris & Friends
When the work on the farm is done, it’s time for Mister Chris to have some fun! Musician and early childhood educator Chris Dorman stars as Mister Chris in this PBS show, a delightful farmer and performer who makes wishes and leads children on adventures to learn more about how wishes might come true. Along the way, he meets up with friends and finds clues that help him to explore the topic at hand. Each episode is embued with music and movement, with a strong focus on social and emotional development. Mister Chris and Friends emphasizes children's experience, expression, and management of emotions and the ability to establish positive and rewarding relationships with others. Mister Chris and Friends invites young children to play, explore, and learn.
Linda began reading music shortly after learning to read words, playing the clarinet and baritone horn for many years in a competitive marching band in the Boston area. She finally picked up a guitar at the age of 19 and has never looked back.
She has played in the Rolling Rockers, Preventable Tragedy, the Bad Neighbors, Clever Gretel and the Dusty Jewels. Currently she is a member of the Burlington based 60's tribute band, Mellow Yellow, the seven piece, all female, rocksteady band Steady Betty. Every Friday at the Radio Bean Linda hosts a family friendly sing along for parents, caregivers and their children.
Joe Beaird of Ukulele Kids
Ukulele Kids is a festive sing-along for children and their caregivers led by Burlington dad Joe Beaird, who also performs at Fletcher Free library and local playgroups. The show invites kids of all ages to dance and play along with shaker eggs and rhythm instruments. Featured songs include childhood classics as well as upbeat and inspiring tunes from many eras.
Modern Times Theater
Modern Times Theater delights crowds with a fresh take on the entertainment styles of the past, including novelty music, handmade puppetry, and classic comedy. Husband and wife performers Justin Lander and Rose Friedman have been adapting and updating Punch and Judy shows, and performing original variety acts with Vermont Vaudeville for over a decade. They strive to present quality entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.
"The word sangha translates from the Sanskrit language as “community”. Sangha Studio serves as a place where we can all feel supported and encouraged within our community, in our yoga practice, and in our lives. We aim to offer classes and events with the intention of growing community both inside and outside the studio. Offering classes for practitioners of all levels, yoga teacher meetups, donation-based classes, and more. Sangha Studio opened in February 2014. From the beginning we had a goal of making yoga financially affordable and accessible to all. We wanted to offer a space for teachers and students to be creative in their ideas and supported in their efforts..."
Sangha will be leading family yoga classes for us!
Rare and original, The Hokum Bros sing and patter their way into inspired silliness and offer enough sly satire and social commentary to insure you’ll be wearing your happy face long after the show is over. Their songs are catchy and integrated with humor, while their style of play is multifarious. The lyrics speak of true-life experiences with a thread of the earliest cultural fabric we call “Americana.”
Wildflower Art Studio
IN OUR FAST MOVING WORLD, WE ALL NEED TO SET ASIDE TIME AND SPACE FOR CREATIVE EXPLORATION. AT WILDFLOWERS STUDIO CHILDREN OF ALL AGES DISCOVER, EXPERIMENT, PLAY AND CREATE IN THE AREAS OF OPEN ENDED ART, PAINT EXPLORATION, SENSORY PLAY, AND TINKERING.
AT WILDFLOWERS OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEARNING ARE PRESENTED AND CHILDREN ARE GIVEN CREATIVE LIBERTY TO HYPOTHESIZE AND INNOVATE ACCORDING TO THEIR OWN DEVELOPMENTAL LEVEL AND UNIQUE LEARNING STYLE. THIS EXPLORATION PROMOTES PERSONAL GROWTH AND ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT, EXPANDS SOCIAL SKILLS, PROBLEM SOLVING ABILITIES, AND MOTOR DEXTERITY.