Summer Family Fun! Series

Summer Family Fun! Series

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

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This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.

Looking for something fun to do with your family this summer? We have three live events to keep your family entertained! Here’s what we have scheduled for this summer:



Vanaver-JunePhotoLoisGreenfield2-xJune 14 at 11:00 am
The Vanaver Caravan
Earthbeat; Abbreviated Family Version
Dance and live music from around the world in one thrilling hour, with a very special appearance by the Vanaver Youth Company! Earthbeat premiered in 2012 at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.  Featuring music and dance from around the globe, it’s a mini-festival unto itself.  Live musicians, led by Bill Vanaver, accompany dancers of The Vanaver Caravan, directed by the irrepressible Livia Vanaver. (Photo credits: Lois Greenfield)



AesopBopsGonzalez.jpgJuly 12 at 11:00 am
David Gonzalez  Aesop Bops
Fast-paced, funny, and packed with audience participation, Aesop Bops! This fun hour long live presentation features a potpourri of Aesop’s classic stories including The Lion and the Mouse, The Fisherman and His Wife, and The Turtle’s Shell as told by the award winning multi-talented David Gonzalez!



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Dog On Fleas LIVE at 11:00 am
Jam to the music of everyone’s favorite gutsy and fun music for kids and their families in an hour long live performance with Dog On Fleas!!! How can we describe their sound? Well, it is equal parts Cab Calloway and Woody Guthrie with a pinch of Spike Jones and Ray Charles topped-off with calypso, cajun, highlife, soul, and reggae all stirred with Ringo’s drumstick! Your family will be having so much fun!


We have created a fun way to save even more on these great events by offering the option of purchasing a subscription to all 3 programs that you can buy right here online! Just click the link below!

Subscription pricing:
Children under 12: $25.00
General Admission: $30.00
Buy online:

Ticket Prices for each event:
Children under 12: $10
General Admission: $12

To purchase individual tickets online:
June 14, Vanaver Caravan, Earthbeat:

July 12, David Gonzalez Aesop Bops:

August 9, Dog On Fleas LIVE:

More great things about this program:

  • It’s Rosendale Theatre’s first-ever live performing art series!
  • It showcases the talents of nationally acclaimed, award-winning artists who live in the Hudson Valley!
  • It’s meant for family audiences of all ages! Kids, Parents & Grandparents will be delighted, uplifted and entertained!
  • Managing Director of the Rosendale Theatre Ann Citron says, “We’ve been wanting to add quality children’s live programming… And we are honored that such distinguished local performing artists will be with us for our inaugural season.”
  • Packed with audience participation, every show offers a memorable good time.
  • The Fun! Summer Family Series is made possible by a grant from Arts Mid-Hudson, the good will of the performing artists, and the time, talent, and effort by the many Rosendale Theatre volunteers.

Yippee! We’ll See You and Your Family for A Whole Lotta Fun This Summer!