FAMILY FUN DAY featuring David Gonzalez

ffd_squareThe Center for the Arts presents
Saturday, February 4, 2017
10:00am –  4:00pm




Event Schedule:

10:00 Doors

11:00 – 11:20: EZ PZ Jugglers

11:25 – 12:25: David Gonzalez – Aesop Bops

12:30 – 1:00 Air Aligned and  Del Corazon  

1:05 – 1:45: Bernard Bradshaw magic

1:50 – 2:50: David Gonzalez – Cuentos: Tales from the Latino World

3pm – 3:15: Del Corazon

3:15 – 4:00: Bernard Bradshaw magic


David Gonzalez is a professional storyteller, poet, playwright, musician and public speaker. He is a cultural ambassador for the U.S. State Department, and is the proud recipient of the International Performing Arts for Youth “Lifetime Achievement Award for Sustained Excellence“. Mr. Gonzalez was named a Fellow of the Joseph Campbell Foundation and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for “Unique Theatrical Experience” for The Frog Bride. David has created numerous productions, including the critically acclaimed ¡Sofrito! with The Latin Legends Band, and MytholoJazz, both of which enjoyed sold-out runs at New Victory Theater. Sleeping Beauty was co-commissioned by the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Brooklyn College, and The McCallum Theater. David was a featured performer at the National Storytelling Festival, and appeared for three seasons at the Royal National Theatre in London. The Man of the House was commissioned by, and premiered at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2013.


Mr. Gonzalez’ work Double Crossed: The Saga of the St. Louis toured nationally, including a run at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. As If the Past Were Listening, was in Lincoln Center Institute’s repertory for three seasons.Finding North, commissioned by the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park ran at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. He co-wrote Mariel, an Afro-Cuban musical won the Macy’s “New Play Prize for Young Audiences.” David is also the librettist for Rise for Freedom!, produced at the Cincinnati Opera, and wrote and produced Jimi and Mr. B, a musical commissioned by the Empire State Plaza Performing Arts Center. His poems for The Carnival of the Animals with classical piano virtuoso Frederic Chui, premiered in 2008. David was the host of New York Kids on WNYC for eight seasons, earned his doctorate from New York University’s School of Education, and worked as a music therapist with handicapped children for many years. David’s poetry project (City of Dreams) has performed at colleges, festivals, and theaters throughout the country. He is also the Director of Crisalida Communications which consults to arts and civic organizations helping them create effective community outreach programs. Online at


AirAligned aerial dance group directed by Tresa Honaker will present “The Mirror”. The first of AirAligned’s 2017 professional season. This incredibly FUN duet will  include aerial dance with aerial silks and aerial hoops. “The Mirror” is a beautiful fantasy for the child in all of us! Marni Marshall and Sophie Wingerd are principal performers with AirAligned and they will be bringing to Family Fun Day this amazing performance … plus a special on stage participation for the audience that you won’t want to miss! AirAligned invites you to ask yourself  “What would it be like to step through your mirror into a magical place?

Del Corazon Dance Troupe


As a company, we lean heavily on expressing directly from the heart, opening our audience to a soul awakening experience and community building. With a heavy team focus, D.C. will continue to grow as a collective unit while also working on  individual perspectives of love and how it ripples out within their community.

Through out rehearsal there is open discussion on how we work with and treat others. The mantra of Del Corazón is to remain uplifting, in and outside of practice. Other discussion topics include social justice,
personal, physical and mental health and how to support other dancers.
D.C. travels and trains together outside of our base location whenever we can and shows up for local artists by attending shows around town.
Del Corazon trains 4-10 hours a week and There are at least two lead instructors in each rehearsal. We host master teachers, young teachers in training and guest choreographers as often as possible, as we want our dancers to receive quality in the variety of their instruction while building a safe and encouraging teacher training environment and leadership program.
Strength of heart, mind and body are the primary focus, as we aim to soften perspective, cultivate compassionate and raise awareness to the power of love and connection in our community.


Zed and Parker are the EZ PZ Jugglers


Parker Chow and Zed Friedman are the EZ PZ Jugglers. The pair of Grass Valley middle schoolers toss clubs, balls, rings, Chinese yo-yos, and jokes through the air. They also love to throw things at each other, preferably while moving through space on unicycles or hoverboards.
Their clean comedy pokes fun at each other, the juggling props, and ridiculousness of life in general.

presented with support from


    bill-graham-foundation    Waltons Grizzley Lodge       tri-counties-bank400

and anonymous private donors

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