The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts Brings FunikiJam Music World to Huntington

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

 A Live, Interactive Music Event Perfect for Kids of All Ages

GREENLAWN, NY — The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is hosting a musical event for children at the Huntington Moose Lodge on August 11 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. This event will feature the popular music group from New York City, Funikijam World Music. FunikiJam has evolved into a landmark early childhood education and entertainment organization that incorporates rhymes, chants, songs and stories with indigenous music from around the world. This event is meant to inspire children of all ages and teach them about musical cultures from around the world. The performance is a fundraiser for the Marcus Center, a non-profit organization. Tickets are $35 dollars each and donations can also be made.

 
FunikiJam World Music was founded by Brian Barrentine in 1999 to meet a growing demand for quality education and entertainment programs for young children and families. Almost two decades later, FunikiJam is training teachers, opening new locations, recording music and touring live shows to schools, music festivals and other venues around the country. FunikiJam’s mission is to empower global citizens to reach their potential through their “music exploration for the next generation” classes, live shows, musical recordings, film production and teacher trainings.
 
Established in 2012, the mission of The Marcus Center is to help children develop a sense of cultural awareness and appreciation for the performing arts. This event is a great way to show children how fun music can be while teaching them the value of different music cultures. During this show, children will be able to not only watch this exciting, live performance but will also be able to interact with the performers – even getting to test out some instruments themselves. 
 
Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased online at www.marcusarts.org via PayPal, donations can also be made here. Food and refreshments will be available, along with a full children’s menu. There are only 300 tickets available and they will be sold on a first come, first served basis. This event will take place on August 11 from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. at The Huntington Moose Lodge, located at 631 Pulaski Road in Greenlawn, New York.   
 
For more information, visit www.marcusarts.orgwww.funikijam.com, or call (631)704-0868.    
 

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July 19, 2017
 
The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts Announces Upcoming Events

 
The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is holding two events to teach children of all ages about different music, drama and theater cultures from around the world.
 
Children's Theater Arts Storytelling Event                                                                      
July 28

7:00 p.m.
Barnes & Noble, 4000 Jericho Turnpike, East Northport

This free event is open to all families, with children ranging from toddler to teens, who are interested in literary genres such as dance, music and drama. Children will hear stories about different cultures in the world of dance and theater and will be able to take part in arts and crafts.
 
 
FunikiJam World Music Performance                                                                        
August 11

7 - 10 p.m.
Huntington Moose Lodge, 631 Pulaski Road, Greenlawn
The Marcus Center will be hosting a musical event, featuring FunikiJam World Music, for children of all ages. FunikiJam has evolved into a landmark early childhood education and entertainment organization that incorporates rhymes, chants, songs and stories with indigenous music from around the world. This event is meant to inspire children of all ages and teach them about musical cultures from around the world. During this show, children will be able to not only watch this exciting, live performance but also interact with the performers – even getting to test out some of the instruments themselves. The performance is a fundraiser for the Marcus Center. Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased online at www.marcusarts.org via PayPal; donations can also be made online or using PayPal. Food and refreshments will be available.
 
For more information, visit www.marcusarts.org, or call (631) 704-0868.   
 

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ABOUT THE MARCUS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Marcus Center for The Performing Arts, located in Greenlawn, New York, is a multi-purpose facility designed to conduct productions and provide instruction in a warm and inviting environment. The center provides a spacious studio for learning improvisation and skits. It is comprised of a state-of-the-art drama studio and classrooms specifically designed to provide instruction in dance, music and drama for children ages three to seventeen. By learning self-expression, children develop effective oral communication skills so necessary to succeed in a competitive society, while also building their confidence and gaining a sense of cultural awareness and appreciation for the performing arts. In addition, the center provides a means to learn drama, dance and instrumental music that will develop the communication, social and problem-solving skills necessary in a global economy.