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Saturday, October 15, 2022
10:00am–3:00pm
FREE

Join us for our Free Fall Community Day featuring family hip-hop workshops led by dancers from Los Angeles-based street dance troupe, Versa-Style. The day will also include a theatrical performance of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Syracuse Stage and “Mystery on the Docks” by Syracuse Opera.

Syracuse Stage Presents: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
10:30–11:30am

Join us for a show that the whole family will love!

Based on the novel by Kate DiCamillo | Adapted for the stage by Dwayne Hartford | Directed by Katherine McGerr | with guest lecturer Garth Johnson

Show Description

Edward Tulane is a very vain yet dapper china rabbit. A birthday present for a 10-year-old girl Abilene, he cares more about what he wears than the little girl who loves him. Lost at sea during an ocean voyage, Edward spends decades on a journey being passed from person to person and learns what it is to love, what it is to lose that love, and how to find the courage to love again. Based on Kate DiCamillo’s beautiful novel of the same name, it is a classic tale using music and fantastical storytelling to engage young audiences. Following the performances, guests will hear about ceramic animals in the Everson Museum’s collection and will be able to participate in a themed art-making session!

Ask Away! Rebecca Hutchinson: Re-Generation
11:00am–3:00pm

Stop by Malzman and Robineau Galleries to ask the Everson’s knowledge docents about the exhibition Re-Generation by Rebecca Hutchinson which takes the form of large unfired paperclay vessels with drawings on the surface of a rare orchid that has evolved out of the polluted soils in and around the Syracuse region.

HumaneCNY Animal Adoption Booth
11:00am–2:00pm

Founded in 1966, HumaneCNY is Central New York’s largest no-kill, animal shelter, located in Liverpool, New York. Our vision is to create a better community through kindness to animals. HumaneCNY serves Central New York’s Onondaga County and we make it our number one priority to always help local animals and local people first. For the animals that come to us for help, there are no time limits, and we provide them with the best medical care we can afford until we find them new, loving forever homes. HumaneCNY typically houses over 1,000 animals a year. In the last twelve months alone, our adopters have given loving homes to over 600 animals.

Plant & Animal Themed Storytime with Onondaga County Library
11:30am–12:30pm & 1:00–2:00pm

Inspired by the dapper rabbit in Syracuse Stage’s production of Edward Tulane, the mysterious rat in Syracuse Opera’s production of Mystery on the Docks, and the rare orchids in Rebecca Hutchinson’s exhibition Re-Generation, the Onondaga County Library will be doing a plant & animal themed story time sessions throughout the Free Fall Community Day in the sculpture court!

VersaStyle Family Hip-Hop Workshop
12:30–1:00pm

Come join the fun! Versa-Style, a Los Angeles-based dance troupe that promotes, empowers, and celebrates the artistry of hip-hop will lead a workshop that will have the whole family shaking things up and learning some new moves!

Sponsored by Downtown Committee of Syracuse and the Syracuse Festival Fund.

Mystery on the Docks by Syracuse Opera
2:00–3:00pm

It’s never too early to introduce young people to the opera! This fun and exciting performance will engage and inspire you and your kiddos. Recommended for ages K–5th grade.

Words and Music by Edward Barnes. Based on a story by Thacher Hurd. Presented in partnership with Tri-Cities Opera Company, Inc.

Show Description:
In the spirit of film noir and detective stories of the 40s and 50s, Edward Barnes’ Mystery on the Docks combines singing and comfort food with a dash of intrigue. When international opera star, Edwina Bombastina, goes missing, it’s up to short-order cook and opera superfan, Ralph, to whip up a plan to save her. But when Ralph runs out of ideas, will Edwina’s suggestion get them out of their jam? Syracuse Opera invites you to Pier 46 in Ratville for a story of blue-plate special friendship and reliance on your inner voice in times of trouble until things are shipshape again.

Live Pet Portraits!
11:30am–12:30pm & 1:00–2:00pm

Designer and artist Carolynn Lemke will be drawing custom pet portraits live outside of the museum entrance. Bring your furry friend themselves or a photo of them for best results. First come first serve! Participants will receive a digital portrait of their pet sent right to their phone after the drawing is done!