Chrysalis Kids: Columbia Concert Band's Musical Journey, A Musical Instrument Presentation for Children
Sep
16
3:00 PM15:00

Chrysalis Kids: Columbia Concert Band's Musical Journey, A Musical Instrument Presentation for Children

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
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Join members of the Columbia Concert Band for their children's concert Columbia Concert Band's Musical Journey: A Musical Instrument Presentation for Children on Sunday, September 16 at 3:00 p.m. The event features an instrument petting zoo and instrument family small ensembles: woodwinds, brass, and percussion. The program includes Along the Santa Fe TrailYankee DoodleFantasy on a Japanese Folk Song, Blue Ridge Reel, and Africa.

Open to all ages, recommended ages 5-13.

GATES OPEN AT 2:00 PM, so please come play with Imagination Playground in the Park before the concert!

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 5-13, but all ages welcome.

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Chrysalis Kids: Dance Party on the Chrysalis
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Chrysalis Kids: Dance Party on the Chrysalis

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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End of Summer Reading Bash: Bash the Trash!
Aug
29
5:00 PM17:00

End of Summer Reading Bash: Bash the Trash!

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
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Celebrate the last days of summer with music and a movie! Kick off the evening at the Chrysalis with a performance and activities by Bash the Trash, a group that builds and performs with musical instruments made from recycled materials. Then parade over to Merriweather Movie Nights to sing along with a screening of The Greatest Showman at 7:00 p.m.

Chrysalis gates open at 4 p.m. Merriweather Movie Nights ticketing is separate.

This is a free event, however, all attendees must have a free ticket.  Tickets are available via Eventbrite.

This event is presented in partnership with the Howard County Library System and is sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS.

 

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Chrysalis Kids: Dance Party on the Chrysalis
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Chrysalis Kids: Dance Party on the Chrysalis

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Chrysalis Kids: Barry Polisar
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Chrysalis Kids: Barry Polisar

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A five time Parents’ Choice Award winner, Barry is a pioneer in the world of music for children. He has recorded and shared his songs, poems, stories, and books with audiences throughout the world and has performed at The White House, The Smithsonian, and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He gives concerts and author visits in schools and performing art centers from Washington DC to Fairbanks, Alaska and was given a Special Library Recognition Award for his “ability to communicate with and excite children to read.” Barry’s songs are featured in television shows, feature films, and dozens of TV ads throughout the world. His books and poems have been translated into other languages and his songs have been recorded and performed by singers and musicians internationally. He has written songs for Sesame Street and The Weekly Reader and starred in a television show for children that won two Emmy awards.

Gates open at 9 a.m. so join us to play in the Park with Imagination Playground before enjoying the music.  This is a free event, however all attendees must have a ticket.  Tickets available via Eventbrite.

This event is presented in partnership with Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks. The Chrysalis Kids series is made possible by community and business partners through the region.

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Chrysalis Cabaret: One More Time - The Music of Count Basie
Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

Chrysalis Cabaret: One More Time - The Music of Count Basie

ONE MORE TIME: THE MUSIC OF COUNT BASIE

Following the success of their April In Paris Concert, the Columbia Jazz Band is excited to team with Inner Arbor Trust to once again present the music of Count Basie. From the early hits like One O'Clock Jump, April in Paris and Lil Darlin to the blockbuster hits with Frank Sinatra that included Come Fly With Me and My Kind of Town. Join us for a swinging evening of music from one of the Big Band Era's greatest bands, Count Basie. 

Concessions, including beer and wine, are available for purchase at this event.   This is a seated event, seats are first-come, first-served and may run out.

Gates open at 6 p.m. Discounted drink specials and games on the lawn from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Tickets are $12 in advance, $17 week of, and $20 at the door.  Tickets available via Eventbrite.

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Chrysalis Kids: Meet the Instruments with the Columbia Orchestra
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Chrysalis Kids: Meet the Instruments with the Columbia Orchestra

  • Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
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Join members of the Columbia Orchestra for an Educational Outreach program on Saturday, July 21 at 10:00 a.m. Music Director Jason Love leads Meet the Instruments, an interactive program to introduce young children to orchestral instruments. Children can sing along as they learn about the different families of instruments and hear music from around the world and their favorite movies. 

Open to all ages, recommended ages 2-6.

This is a free event, however all attendees must have a ticket.  Tickets available via Eventbrite.

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Chrysalis Kids: grandsons, Jr.
Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Chrysalis Kids: grandsons, Jr.

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
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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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Chrysalis Kids: Jedi Academy!
Jun
24
3:00 PM15:00

Chrysalis Kids: Jedi Academy!

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
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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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Chrysalis Kids: Bugged!
Jun
24
10:00 AM10:00

Chrysalis Kids: Bugged!

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
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oin 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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Chrysalis Kids: Dance Party on the Chrysalis
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Chrysalis Kids: Dance Party on the Chrysalis

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Chrysalis Cabaret: Saturday Night Swing
Jun
9
6:00 PM18:00

Chrysalis Cabaret: Saturday Night Swing

  • Chrysalis - Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
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Join Columbia Big Band and the Inner Arbor Trust as we premier the Chrysalis Cabaret Series - intimate arts events where the audience joins the artists on the Chrysalis stage! Free 30-minute swing dance lessons at 6:00 p.m., followed by a night of music and dance starting at 6:30 p.m. Come for "date night" or come as a family - we will have food trucks as well as a bar featuring local craft beer. You may also bring a picnic (no glass or alcohol).

Gates open at 5:00 p.m.

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Chrysalis Kids: What is Opera?  A Team!
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Chrysalis Kids: What is Opera? A Team!

  • Chrysalis - Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
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Join us for Baltimore Concert Opera's: "What is Opera? A Team!"   This high-energy, 40-minute interactive program is led by a real-life opera singers! Through visuals, music, and play, kids aged 5-10 learn about the teamwork that creates an opera and discover that opera is the ultimate mash up: music + words + pretending + dance + visual art! This program focuses on opera, but its message is clear: Whatever you love to do, find your team -- and do it together!

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Chrysalis Kids: Dance Party on the Chrysalis
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Chrysalis Kids: Dance Party on the Chrysalis

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Chrysalis Kids: Milkshake!
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Chrysalis Kids: Milkshake!

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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