What’s Shakin’ at the SHACK?!
With only five more weeks of school left and dance, gymnastics and sports wrapping up for the season, parents are surely thinking of what they are going to do to keep their kids, tweens and teens busy. We have a summer jam-packed with fun for your toddler, preschooler, tween or teen. There’s always something fun going on at the SHACK, Sandy Hook Arts Center for Kids!
UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE SHACK:
~Sun 5/19 Free drum circle at 3pm. Bring your own drum or play one of Lydia’s Djembes, hand drums or maracas. Fun for the whole family!
~Sat 5/25 Quack at the SHACK for the Lion’s Club Duck Race! 10-4pm. We will have SHACK artists doing face painting by the river and crafts. Up at the studio we will be giving away free snow cones & drawing on comfort quilts. THEN, as if that were not enough, at 4pm we will have a puppet show in the studio with a special guest author Will Jay who is doing a book signing for his new book, How Should I Ask?
~Weds 5/29 SHACK Girls’ Night Out Vendor Fair fundraiser at the Newtown United Methodist Church, food, wine, vendors, raffles & fun! 6-9pm
~Sat 6/1 The SHACK Theatre Troupe is proud to present “GRIMM’s FAIRY TALES!” at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 85 Mt Pleasant Rd Newtown (Rt 25/6). The show begins at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm. We will have a Chinese auction raffle & refreshments available for a small donation. Tickets are $12 each for adults & $6 each for kids. Tickets can be purchased by mail or in our studio.
~Fri 6/7 THE CRANES ARE COMING!!! ALL THE WAY FROM KOBE JAPAN!!!! 1,000 hand folded paper cranes, along with the artists who created them for Sandy Hook, are coming to the SHACK to do a paper folding Origami workshop from 4-6pm. All ages are welcome. Newtown Strong Therapy Dogs will be on hand for love and hugs.
FOR ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOLERS – TUESDAYS: Beginning on Tuesday, June 4th, elementary, intermediate & middle school students are invited to come by the SHACK after school for a drop-in art session from 4-6pm. The cost is $12 for the 2-hour session which includes a supply fee. Explore clay, water colors, painting on canvases, paper sculpture, sewing & more! Try something new each week!
FOR TEENS (9th-12th): Beginning in July – THURSDAYS! Teen Open Mic Night every Thursday from 6-9pm. $5 suggested donation. Bring your guitar, hand drums, ukulele and showcase your talent with fellow local musicians. Coffeehouse setting, light munchies, board games & more!
FOR TWEENS (5th-8th): Beginning in July – TUESDAYS! Tween Karaoke Night every Tuesday from 6-9pm. $5 suggested donation. Bring your friends and your voice and showcase your talent with fellow pop/rock star wannabes! Coffeehouse setting, light munchies, board games & more!
*ONGOING: We are currently enrolling for our June/July Irish Dance session (click here for more info on Irish Dance Class), as well as our Summer Sessions in art, children’s musical theatre & more (click here for more info on summer session)! Classes for toddler-teen.
For more information about our classes, workshops, events and art/music & pet therapy sessions, please email or call us at the studio: 203-304-9555 email@example.com