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Saturday, September 21, 2013

HarbourKIDS: Thanksgiving

Let’s Create and Appreciate
TORONTO, ON - September 20, 2013 --  As Summer fades into the cool and colour of the Fall, Harbourfront Centre takes a day to say thanks for all of the things that make us unique in the world of family programming. 

On Thanksgiving Day, Monday, October 14, 2013, HarbourKIDS:  Thanksgiving will express our gratitude to the throngs of people who have included us in their busy summer plans, and for the art and artists who continue to distinguish us from the myriad of other options for which Toronto is well known. 

HarbourKIDS:  Thanksgiving is an entrée into our world of invigorating Fall and Winter family programming which will showcase upcoming indoor and outdoor offerings to audiences who have come to expect and appreciate our artistic consistency year-round.

We are grateful to be part of Toronto’s vibrant arts community, and for the incredible natural beauty of our surroundings here, at the heart of Toronto’s waterfront.  We have created a day of family activities which recognize our leading role in the arts community, including:  designing your own City of Craft street sign, tweeting your love of Toronto in 140 characters at Dear Toronto, building your own LEGO city, seeing the It’s Your City Toronto touchable art exhibit, watching the three winning bands perform on the Redpath Stage and exploring the Wonderful World of Wool at the Wise Daughters Craft Market.
For more fun, inspiration and creativity than you could ever find on a hay wagon, HarbourKIDS: Thanksgiving serves up a full day of hands-on artistic expression, imagination and accomplishment…and it’s all FREE!   You can audition at Zack Werner’s Idol School competition, rock out with host Terra Hazelton on the Redpath Stage, and take in an interactive storytelling experience with Singer/Songwriter Orit Shimoni.
Don’t miss the Music with Bite concert, “Head in the Clouds’ performed in English and French  by harpist Annabelle Renzo, and co-produced with Jeunesse Musicales Ontario; sit back and enjoy some of the National Film Board’s best animated short films, and do some shopping at the Lakeview Market by City of Craft.  Then get yourself pumped up again for a workout at the Natrel® Harvest Challenge. 
As you’re catching your breath between shows and workshops, visit The Tale of Harbourfront Centre, a Fresh Ground new works commission, co-produced by Fixt Point. We’re collecting stories to help celebrate our upcoming 40th Anniversary.  You were here.  Tell us your story.  Be among the first to share in this exciting participatory art project.
Kids know, as do their parents in tow, that HarbourKIDS programming is designed for them and is more fun and satisfying than anything else they’ll ever do. They’ve told us so, and how to make it grow, and so it gets bigger and better with each installment.  HarbourKIDS: Thanksgiving is for kids of all ages – a banquet of contemporary arts and culture, served up with large dollops of can-do’ism.  Grab the family. Take transit, bike or drive. Just get here for the time of your life.

Festival lineup events listings attached.

For additional information and complete event listings, the public may visit harbourfrontcentre.com or call the Information Hotline at 416-973-4000. Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay West in the heart of downtown Toronto’s waterfront.

Harbourfront Centre is a Canadian charity operating the 10 prime acres of Toronto's central waterfront as a free and open public site. We celebrate the multiplicities of cultures that comprise Canada and enliven the city through the creative imaginations of artists from across the country and around the globe. Harbourfront Centre attracts more than 17 million visits to its site each year to experience 4,000 diverse public events and activities. Harbourfront Centre receives operational support from the Government of Canada and the City of Toronto and program funding from all levels of government, the private sector and individual donors.


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HARBOURKIDS:   Thanksgiving
Monday, October 14, 2013   11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Festival Line-Up
Zack Werner Idol School – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Watch graduates of Zack Werner’s Idol School take the stage.  Including 14-year-old country singer Augusta Campbell and 16-year-old pop artist Joey Corsino.
Lake View Market by City of Craft – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Roam the Lake View Market and find crafty treasures brought to you by City of Craft.
The Wonderful World of Wool – Wise Daughters Craft Market – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Explore the wonderful world of wool with spinning demos, displays and make & take crafts.
City of Craft Street Signs – 11:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Design your own Toronto street sign with facilitators from City of Craft.
Dear Toronto – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Why do you love Toronto? Visit our booth in York Quay Centre and write your one one-sentence love letter to our great city.  It may wind up on the TV screens in the TTC stations!
It’s Your City Toronto Exhibit – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The touchable art exhibit has been painted by kids like you! Come see, and feel, what Toronto is all about.
LEGO – Build your City – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
What would Toronto look like if you were the architect?  Design the city of your dreams out of LEGO.
Terra Hazelton – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Join our Redpath Stage host Terra Hazelton as she takes you on a musical journey, celebrating the talent of some of Toronto’s youngest artists.
World Café – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Great cuisine from around the world, offering unique and fun dining experiences for the whole family.
Natrel® Harvest Challenge – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Can you complete all the activities in our circuit? Test your endurance with a skipping rope. Practice your aim with the bean bag toss. Show your strength in the tug-o-war! You can try all these old-fashioned games and more at the Natrel® Harvest Challenge. Don't forget to stop and get your refreshing sample of Natrel® milk after you complete the course!
Zack Werner Idol School Auditions – 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Ever wonder what it’s like to audition for Canadian Idol?  Now you can find out. Visit the Lakeside Terrace and try out your “A” material.
National Film Board of Canada Animated Shorts – 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Join us in the Studio Theatre for a collection of classic favourites, alongside some newer features that you may not have seen before.
Music with Bite:  Head in the Clouds (Tete dans les nuages) – 1:00 p.m.
Even though everyone said that Annabelle has her head in the clouds, she never believed it.  That is, until one day, she literally found herself standing on a cloud.  Performances in English at 1:00 p.m.; and French at 3:00 p.m.
Orit Shimoni:  When Somebody Gives You a Cookie – 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
Listen to an original Thanksgiving story written and told by singer/songwriter/teacher Orit Shimoni, then make your own thank you card to give to whomever you want.

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