Upcoming Appearances

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Saturday October 14, 2017 @ 11:00amscandinavia-house
Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(212) 779-3587

STORYTELLING at SCANDINAVIA HOUSE
Do you know why the sea is salty? Find out when Miss Navida tells stories from Norway! Joined by Julia Morris.


 

Friday October 20, 2017 @ 3:00pm
FREE! Storytelling & Art Making!new-york-public-library
New York Public Library : Port Richmond
75 Bennett Street
Staten Island, NY 10302
(718) 442-0158

Seasons Changing, Falling Leaves
Children will create a fall collage using pastels/crayons, stencils, glue, a little bit of glitter & a real leaf.  Using group storytelling techniques, we will create a forest.  Then we will “open the gallery” and talk about our art.  We will work with the stories Leaf Jumpers, We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt and/or Leaves. Best for ages 4 and older. Limited to 20 participants only. FREE!


Thursday November 9, 2017@ 4:00pm
FREE! Storytelling & Art Making!new-york-public-library
New York Public Library : Morningside Heights
2900 Broadway
New York, NY 10025
(212) 864-2530

Pumpkins to Jack O’Lanterns
Children will use crayons, tissue paper, construction paper & glue to design both a pumpkin & a jack o’ lantern. We will learn the song Miss Navida song My Little Orange Pumpkin and use the two sides of our art project in the singing of the song. We will end with everyone helping to tell the story The Littlest Pumpkin. Best for ages 5 and older. FREE!


Thursday December 4, 2017
FREE! Storytelling & Music!new-york-public-library
New York Public Library : Tremont
1866 Washington Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457
(718) 299-5177

It’s Snowing!
Stories about Winter – The Snow Child, The Polar Bear’s Mother & Snow!
Children will learn the Miss Navida songs, I’m a Little Snowflake & If You Should Meet a Polar Bear, shake jingle bells & freeze into snow statues as Miss Navida plays the piano.  Using group storytelling techniques & music everyone will help tell the Russian folktale The Snow Child, The Polar Bear’s Mother, an Inuit folktale and Uri Shulevitz’s Snow. Best for children ages 4 and older. FREE!


Thursday December 4, 2017
FREE! Storytelling & Music!new-york-public-library
New York Public Library : Woodlawn Heights
4355 Katonah Avenue
Bronx, NY 1047
(718) 519-9627

It’s Snowing!
Stories about Winter – The Snow Child, The Polar Bear’s Mother & Snow!
Children will learn the Miss Navida songs, I’m a Little Snowflake & If You Should Meet a Polar Bear, shake jingle bells & freeze into snow statues as Miss Navida plays the piano.  Using group storytelling techniques & music everyone will help tell the Russian folktale The Snow Child, The Polar Bear’s Mother, an Inuit folktale and Uri Shulevitz’s Snow. Best for children ages 4 and older. FREE!



PAST APPEARANCES

Thursday July 27, 2017 @ 3:30pm
FREE! Making Mandala Mobilesnew-york-public-library
New York Public Library : New Dorp
309 New Dorp Lane
Staten Island, NY 10306
(718) 351-2977

Planting the Seeds of Peace
A NYPL Summer Reading Program!  This workshop combines art making and collected words to create a mandala mobile. Mandalas are ancient symbols of unity and peace. Mandalas are found all around us in art, architecture and nature. The act of creating or coloring a mandala quiets the mind and strengthens concentration. Materials used include paper, yarn, glue and colored pencils. Each child will create their own single mandala to take home. Best for ages 8 to 14 year olds. FREE!


 

Friday July 14, 2017 @ 3:00pm
FREE! Storytelling & Art Making!new-york-public-library
New York Public Library : Pelham Bay
3060 Middletown Road
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 792-6744

The Boy Who Cried Wolf!
A NYPL Summer Reading Program! A shepherd boy is SO BORED taking care of the sheep, until he gets an idea that “isn’t right, isn’t true, but I’m going to do it, anyway”. Using music, movement, and group storytelling techniques, children will sing songs, shake rhythm instruments, jump, hop, leap and creep as Miss Navida plays the piano. Then together we’ll tell the Aesop’s fable The Boy Who Cried Wolf, using gesture, dialogue, song and character work as participants play the shepherd, the sheep, the townspeople and of course the wolf. The children will make a Wolf Stick Puppet from a paper plate, tissue paper and wiggly eyes. Best for children ages 4 and older. FREE!


 

Thursday July 13, 2017 @ 3:30pm
FREE! Storytelling & Art Making!new-york-public-library
New York Public Library : Morrisania
610 East 169th Street
Bronx, NY 10456
(718) 589-9268

Creating Crocodille Puppets
A NYPL Summer Reading Program! Children will create their own Crocodile Arm Puppets using pastels, glue and a paper folding technique. We will learn the Miss Navida song When I Take a Walk with my Crocodile and take our newly made crocodiles for a walk. We will end with everyone helping to tell the story Crocodile Beat. Limited to 20 participants only. Best for ages 4 and older. FREE!


 

Tuesday July 11, 2017 @ 3:30pm
FREE! Storytelling & Art Making!new-york-public-library
New York Public Library : Van Corlandt
3874 Sedgwick Avenue
Bronx, NY 10463
(718) 543-5150

Fish Stories, Songs & Fish Mobiles
A NYPL Summer Reading Program! Children will create their own Fish Mobiles using pastels, heavy paper, tissue paper, glue, string and googly eyes. We will sing the song 5 Little Fishies and take our fish for a swim. For inspiration, we will read the book Fish Eyes, Swimmy and The 3 Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark. Limited to 20 participants only. Best for ages 4 and older. FREE!


 

Saturday July 1, 2017 @ 11:00amNavida at Statue 2015
FREE! Storytelling
Hans Christian Anderson Statue “The Ugly Duckling”
Conservatory Pond (near East 72nd Street & Fifth Avenue)
Central Park
New York, NY

The Old Woman and the Pumpkin
I’m telling The Old Woman & the Pumpkin, a story from India. Great for young kids. Fun for Adults as well. Rain or shine. FREE!


Friday June 30, 2017 @ 3:00pm
FREE! Storytellingnew-york-public-library
New York Public Library : Allerton
2740 Barnes Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 881-4240

We’re all in this Together!
Soup from a Stone? Impossible! Using music and group storytelling techniques, everyone participates in creating the meaningful story of Stone Soup, playing a greedy bear in the Hungarian folktale, The 2 Greedy Bears and creating a rainstorm for Leo Lionni’s It’s Mine. Each of these stories illustrates the transformation that happens when we let go of our fears and share our resources. Best for ages 4 and older. FREE!


Thursday April 27, 2017 @ 4:00pmnew-york-public-library
New York Public Library : Belmont
610 E 186th Street
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 933-6410

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring! It’s Spring! Making Umbrellas
Children will create their own mini-umbrellas using a paper plate, glue, tissue paper, pipe cleaners and popsicle sticks. We will sing some of Miss Navida rain songs and take a walk in the rain with our umbrellas. We will end with everyone helping to tell the story of Mushrooms in the Rain. Best for ages 4 and older.


Wednesday April 19, 2017 @ 3:00pmnew-york-public-library
New York Public Library : Throgs Neck
3025 Cross Bronx Expressway Extension
Bronx, NY 10465
(718) 792-2612

Designing Your Own Big New Shoe
Children will design a big shoe using construction paper, stick-on shapes, crayons and yarn. We will speak about patterns and repetition in the creating of their designs. Miss Navida will lead an interactive telling of the book Shoeshine Shirley by Leah Komaiko as well as few songs and chants. Best for ages 4 and older.


Tuesday April 11, 2017 @ 10:00amnew-york-public-library
New York Public Library : Macomb’s Bridge
2650 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
Manhattan, NY 10039
(212) 281-4900

1 Fish 2 Fish Jumping Shaking Musical Storymaking
Children will learn the Miss Navida counting song, 1 Fish, 2 Fish, shake rhythm instruments and jingle bells and jump, hop, leap and freeze as Miss Navida plays the piano. Using group storytelling techniques and music everyone will use their imaginations to become a little fish. We will end with a group storytelling experience of “The 3 Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark”. Best for children ages 2 to 5 years old with parent/caregiver.


new-york-public-libraryThursday November 17, 2016 @ 3:30pm
New York Public Library : Tremont
1866 Washington Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457
(718) 299-5177

Seasons Changing Falling Leaves
Children will create a fall collage using pastels/crayons, stencils, glue, a little bit of glitter & a real leaf. Using group storytelling techniques, we will create a forest. Then we will “open the gallery” and talk about our art. We will work with the stories Leaf Jumpers, We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt and/or Leaves. Best for ages 5 and older. Limit to 20 participants.


scandinavia-houseSaturday November 12, 2016 @ 11:00am
Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(212) 779-3587

Brave and Clever! STORYTELLING at SCANDINAVIA HOUSE
Storytellers Navida Stein and Julia Morris weave music, song, and chant into stories from Sweden and Finland including how Brave Pippi Longstocking thwarts some burglars, how Mikko the Fox got a white tip on his tail and how The Clever Copper Pot saves the day.


Saturday October 29, 2016 @1:00pmqueens-librarylogo
Queens Public Library : Corona
38-23 104 Street
Corona, NY 11368
(718) 426-2844

Pumpkins to Jack O’Lanterns
Children will use markers or crayons, construction paper & glue to design both a pumpkin and a jack o’ lantern. We will learn the Miss Navida song My Little Orange Pumpkin and use the two sides of our art project in the singing of the song. We will end with everyone helping to tell the stories of Old Woman & the Pumpkin and The Littlest Pumpkin. Best for ages 5 and older. Limit to 35 participants.


new-york-public-libraryWednesday October 26, 2016 @ 3:30pm
New York Public Library : Pelham Parkway-Van Nest
2147 Barnes Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462
(718) 829-5864

Jumping Shaking Musical Story Making
Halloween songs & stories! Children will learn the Miss Navida song, My Little Orange Pumpkin, as well as sing familiar songs, shake rhythm instruments and jump & freeze into scary statues as Miss Navida plays the piano. We end with everyone helping to tell the story of The Littlest Pumpkin and creating a Haunted House soundscape. Best for ages 5 and older. Limit to 20 participants.


new-york-public-libraryMonday October 24, 2016 @ 4:00pm
New York Public Library : Edenwald
1255 East 233rd Street
Bronx, NY 10466
(718) 798-3355

Jumping Shaking Musical Story Making
Halloween songs & stories! Children will learn the Miss Navida song, My Little Orange Pumpkin, as well as sing familiar songs, shake rhythm instruments and jump & freeze into scary statues as Miss Navida plays the piano. We end with everyone helping to tell the story of The Littlest Pumpkin and creating a Haunted House soundscape. Best for ages 5 and older. Limit to 20 participants.


new-york-public-libraryThursday October 20, 2016 @ 4:00pm
New York Public Library : Kingsbridge
291 West 231st Street
Bronx, NY 10463
(718) 548-5656

Pumpkins to Jack O’Lanterns
Children will use crayons, tissue paper, construction paper & glue to design both a pumpkin & a jack o’ lantern. We will learn the song Miss Navida song My Little Orange Pumpkin and use the two sides of our art project in the singing of the song. We will end with everyone helping to tell the story The Littlest Pumpkin. Best for ages 5 and older. Limit to 20 participants.


Wednesday October 19, 2016 @ 3:00pmnew-york-public-library
New York Public Library : Throgs Neck
3025 Cross Bronx Expressway Extension
Bronx, NY 10465
(718) 792-2612

Pumpkins to Jack O’Lanterns
Children will use crayons, tissue paper, construction paper & glue to design both a pumpkin & a jack o’ lantern.  We will learn the song Miss Navida song My Little Orange Pumpkin and use the two sides of our art project in the singing of the song.  We will end with everyone helping to tell the story The Littlest Pumpkin.  Best for ages 5 and older.  Limit to 20 participants.


Miss Navida tells stories and sings songs with kids all over New York City.  One day she might be at a sMiss_Navida_N_on_leftSmchool in Queens, the next day at an arts center in Harlem or a family night in the Bronx.  She also tells stories and sings songs in libraries, churches, synagogues, parks, playgrounds, storytelling festivals and in theaters.  Her favorite place to tell stories is on a stage.  The first original story Miss Navida ever told was called The Witch and the Motorboat.  She told that story many times to her younger brothers while floating on a pontoon boat in the middle of Lake Argyle.

 

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On Thursdays at the Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Arts Center in Harlem, Miss Navida sings songs, dances & jumps, rolls balls and makes art with children 2-4 years old and their parents or caregivers. Come join us for a joyful hour!

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Contact Miss Navida

For special appearances, if you’d like Miss Navida to tell stories and sing songs at your school, or for a family night, an after-school program or a special community function please use the contact form or email her at missnavida@missnavida.com.

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