The Inner Arbor Trust presents Chrysalis Kids, a series of free family arts events running from April to September 2018.  The Chrysalis Kids Series is presented by the Trust in partnership with Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks and the Columbia Association, and is sponsored by ReThink Water.  Chrysalis Kids is made possible through the support of Downtown Columbia PartnershipKinetics Dance Theater, Columbia Orchestra, Columbia Concert Band, Columbia Art Center, Village Green/ Town Squared blog, Columbia Festival of the Arts, and Drama Learning Center.

 
 
 
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Milkshake  

April 21, 2018, gates open 9 a.m., show 10 a.m.

Join Grammy-nominated local children's band Milkshake as they kick off Chrysalis Kids, a new series of free children's events in Chrysalis at Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods from April through September.  

Gates open at 9 a.m. so join us to play in the Park with Imagination Playground before Milkshake takes the stage at 10 a.m. This event is free, however, all attendees need a ticket to attend.  Parking will be assigned via email 48 hours before the event.  Food and beverage available for purchase.  Picnics also welcome (no glass or alcohol).  Suggested for all ages.

 
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Dance party on the chrysalis

May 12, 2018, gates open at 9 a.m., show 10 a.m.

Join Julia McCready, preschool music educator extraordinaire, for a dance party on the Chrysalis stage!  Gates open at 9:00 a.m. for playtime with Imagination Playground, and the tot-sized dance party gets started at 10:00 a.m.  This event is free, however, all attendees need a ticket to attend.  Parking will be assigned via email 48 hours before the event.  Food and beverage available for purchase.  Picnics also welcome (no glass or alcohol).  Suggested age 2-5, additional activities for older children.

Thanks to Village Green / Town2 blog for sponsoring this event.

 
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Dance Party on the Chrysalis 

June 16, 2018, gates open at 9 a.m., show 10 a.m.

Join Julia McCready, preschool music educator extraordinaire, for a dance party on the Chrysalis stage!  Gates open at 9:00 a.m. for playtime with Imagination Playground, and the tot-sized dance party gets started at 10:00 a.m.  This event is free, however, all attendees need a ticket to attend.  Parking will be assigned via email 48 hours before the event.  Food and beverage available for purchase.  Picnics also welcome (no glass or alcohol).  Suggested age 2-5, additional activities for older children.

Thanks to Village Green / Town2 blog for sponsoring this event.

 
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Bugged!

June 24, 2018 gates open at 9 a.m., show 10 a.m.

Join an ensemble of professional dancers as they creep, crawl, weave, fly, spin, sting, and hatch a captivating cast of creatures to life! BUGGED! will transport viewers into the hungry bullfrog’s fly-filled bog, a busy, buzzing beehive, the chrysalis of the contemplative caterpillar, and the web of the bella Tarantella, just to name a few. Gates open at 9 a.m. for playtime in the Park and the performance starts at 10 a.m.

This event is free, however, all attendees need a ticket to attend.  Parking will be assigned via email 48 hours before the event.  Food and beverage available for purchase.  Picnics also welcome (no glass or alcohol).  Suggested age 4+

Thanks to Kinetics Dance Theater and ManneqArt! for collaborating on this event.  

 
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JEDI ACADEMY!

June 24, 2018 gates open at 2 p.m., show at 3 p.m.

A long time ago and not so very far away....Learn the ways of the Jedi with Panniken Moonjumper, a true Master of Intergalactic fun and adventure. During this engaging program by veteran family entertainer David Engel your little Jedi Warriors, Princesses and Darth Vaders will be delighted by comic antics, exciting physical challenges, magical mayhem, light saber lessons and a visit from his furry alien sidekick.  Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite Star Wars character.   Gates open at 2 p.m. for playtime in the Park and the performance starts at 3 p.m.  This event is free, however, all attendees need a ticket to attend.  Parking will be assigned via email 48 hours before the event.  Food and beverage available for purchase.  Picnics also welcome (no glass or alcohol).  Suggested age 4+  This event co-presented with the Columbia Association, Inc. and Columbia Festival of the Arts.

 
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GRANDSONS, JR.

July 7, 2018 gates open at 9 a.m., show at 10 a.m.

The grandsons, Jr., is the kids band version of DC-area roots rock superstars, The Grandsons. Kids and their parents will dig the upbeat mix of rock, swing, New Orleans R&B, country, and Latin music we call Americana. Over the past 25 years performing as The Grandsons, the band has noticed that many of their songs resonate with the younger crowd. As the grandsons, Jr., they combine new material learned especially for the younger set, with Grandsons tunes that have always been popular with the kids.  Gates open at 9 a.m. for playtime in the Park and the performance starts at 10 a.m.

This event is free, however, all attendees need a ticket to attend.  Parking will be assigned via email 48 hours before the event.  Food and beverage available for purchase.  Picnics also welcome (no glass or alcohol).  

This event is co-presented with Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks.

 
 

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