3 Weeks of Workshops!

We’re coming to ACD Playspace this November for three weeks of puppetry workshops!

Each Saturday, we’ll see a Shakespeare-inspired puppet show and learn about puppetry with a craft!


ACD Play Space
31-24 38th St., Astoria, NY

Saturdays @ 12pm
Nov. 9, 16, & 30

Show + Craft


Schedule

Week 1, Nov. 9: Storytelling and Crafting
The first puppet show is called “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” It involves magic that the children will need to help with! The children will craft their very own magic fairy puppets and use them throughout the show to help cast magic spells.

Week 2, Nov. 16: Puppets in Performance
This week the ShakesBEARS puppets will perform “Much Ado About Nothing,” and the children will craft their own paper hand puppets. We will explore how to use a puppet stage to create puppet theater. The children can create their own shows with their new puppets!

Week 3, Nov. 30: Up-cycled Object puppets
In the last week we’ll explore object puppetry. After a puppet version of “Love’s Labors Lost,” we’ll play with some everyday objects to see how they can express feeling and character. To finish, everyone will build their own fish puppet out of paper rolls for a “school of fish” puppet parade!

Need a Costume?

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Annual Halloween Costume Swap!

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Join us for the Annual Halloween Costume Swap at ACD Playspace!
We’ll be creating and performing Shadow Puppets.

Plus, Halloween finger puppets for sale!


ACD Play Space

Date: Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: ACD Play Space
Address: 31-24 38th St, Astoria, NY

Cost: FREE!

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About the venue:

ACD is a Family Owned business which opened in November 2017, after the owner, who has provided in-home child care in Astoria for over 10 years, noticed a lack of activities, classes, and play for parents and children to enjoy on a daily basis.  ACD is proud to support moms and dads who themselves are entrepreneurs in the children arts/activity fields. Our goal is to provide a safe and educational space for children to learn and grow through exploring, music, dance and, most of all, PLAY!

Upcoming Show! Sept. 17, 2019

Join us for “Love’s Labors Lost” at ACD Playspace in Astoria!


Love’s Labors Lost

Ferdinand (king of Navarre) and his bestie Berowne have just sworn off women in order to devote all their time and energy to the pursuit of knowledge. No sooner have they signed the terms of their three-year academic agreement than a boat full of women arrives! Will they stick to their studies? Or fall in love?

After the show we will make our very own shadow puppets to take home!


Date: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019
Time: 10:00–10:45am
Venue: ACD Playspace
Address: 31-24 38th St., Astoria, NY 11103
Description: Show + workshop

Cost: $20

Register here!


About the venue:

ACD is a Family Owned business which opened in November 2017, after the owner, who has provided in-home child care in Astoria for over 10 years, noticed a lack of activities, classes, and play for parents and children to enjoy on a daily basis.  ACD is proud to support moms and dads who themselves are entrepreneurs in the children arts/activity fields. Our goal is to provide a safe and educational space for children to learn and grow through exploring, music, dance and, most of all, PLAY!

Upcoming Show, Sun. June 23, 2019

See you at Raising Astoria!


Love’s Labors Lost

Ferdinand (king of Navarre) and his bestie Berowne have just sworn off women in order to devote all their time and energy to the pursuit of knowledge. No sooner have they signed the terms of their three-year academic agreement than a boat full of women arrives! Will they stick to their studies? Or fall in love?

After the show we will make our own puppets to take home!


Date: June 23, 2019
Time: 10:00am
Venue: Raising Astoria
Address: 26-11 23rd Ave., Queens, NY 11105
Description: Puppet Show + Craft

Cost: $20

Register here: https://www.raisingastoria.com/


About the Venue:

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Raising Astoria is a children’s educational center, play, and multi-use space in the heart of Astoria. We offer classes for babies starting at 2 months from breastfeeding support to preschool classes and everything in between! Our educators have years of experience and we are proud to offer quality educational activities that stimulate, engage and educate our children. Raising Astoria is a place where children can play, learn and establish a true sense of community.

Our space is large, open and impeccably maintained and we are the perfect venue for your upcoming birthday, baby shower, or private event. As mothers, we hold ourselves to the highest standards since we also want the best for our children.

Our doors are always open—please come in and say hello.