Peridance Contemporary Dance Company presents Season 41 May 3-5, 2024
New York Jewish Parenting Guide
by Meyer
6d ago
Season 41 exemplifies the company’s virtuosic versatility, spotlighting the next generation of choreographic voices alongside Igal Perry’s timeless artistic vision. The performance program expands and converges the contemporary dance field with world premieres, repertory revivals, and live music. In addition, public masterclasses, open rehearsals, and more will offer special opportunities to engage with the company and collaborating artists.  We can’t wait to dance with you. PROGRAM New work by Chanel DaSilva New work by Dolly Sfeir Repertory by Igal Perry – “Intimate Voices” (1995) Reper ..read more
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KID-FRIENDLY PASSOVER RECIPES THAT ARE TOO GOOD TO PASS-OVER!
New York Jewish Parenting Guide
by Meyer
1w ago
PJ Library Offers Free Downloadable Passover Recipes for Kids on Its Jam-Packed Passover Hub PJ Library, long trusted as a resource for Jewish families (now in 40 countries) who receive free books each month, offers these fun and fresh Passover recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that kids can whip up easily for the 8-day holiday. This year Passover is celebrated April 22–30. Families often have their favorite “tried and true” recipes that they absolutely must make for Passover. Tradition, tradition! But preparing family meals during Passover often becomes a challenge, especially when pre ..read more
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Why is This Matzah Box Different Than All Others?
New York Jewish Parenting Guide
by Meyer
1M ago
PJ Library to be featured on the iconic Streit’s Matzos boxes for Passover 2024  PJ Library, the free, global Jewish storybook program created by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, is teaming up with Streit’s Matzos to bring kid-friendly resources and activities to more Jewish families in the U.S. and Canada this Passover. For many kids and their grownups, enjoying PJ Library books together is as baked into family tradition as eating Streit’s Matzos on Passover. For others who’ve gone without the free stories and activities PJ Library sends every month for zero dough (leavened or otherwise ..read more
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PJ Library Launches Sephardic Stories Initiative to Increase Representation Among Sephardic and Mizrahi Communities
New York Jewish Parenting Guide
by Meyer
3M ago
As part of their ongoing mission to represent the diversity of North American Jewish communities through the books they send to families, PJ Library, one of the largest free book programs in the world, has just launched a multi-year Sephardic Stories Initiative in conjunction with a generous grant and guidance from the Seattle-based Samis Foundation.  The objective is to elevate the types of Jewish stories told to include the Sephardic and Mizrahi communities, cultures, and traditions. PJ Library’s Author Stewardship Team, headed by Catriella Freedman, invited seven experienced and p ..read more
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New App Is Digital Ally for Parents and Children with ADHD
New York Jewish Parenting Guide
by Meyer
3M ago
In today’s world, more people than ever are aware of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a neurological condition that makes it difficult to maintain focus on a task or control impulsive behavior and sometimes even causes hyperactivity. Having experienced the disorder firsthand, the creator and CEO of Pery, Ziv Elul, realized that many parents of children with ADHD do not have the correct tools to deal with the diagnosis, and in many cases, they too had undiagnosed ADHD. Elul, a veteran businessman, was himself diagnosed with the condition as an adult, at around the same time as a ..read more
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Introducing The Laney Luxury Studio to Four Bedroom Rentals
New York Jewish Parenting Guide
by Meyer
3M ago
Nestled in the heart of the Upper West Side, The Laney is a remarkable embodiment of pre-war glamour, reawakened with contemporary elegance and luxury. This grand boutique collection of rental apartments, poised in a 17-story edifice, offers an enriching lifestyle in one of Manhattan’s most sought-after neighborhoods. Originally constructed in 1929 by the esteemed architect Emery Roth, The Laney has been reimagined by the acclaimed Peter Pennoyer Architects, exemplifying the most refined interpretation of high-end rental living on the Upper West Side. The Laney captures New York’s timeless ch ..read more
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PJ LIBRARY PARTNERS WITH KINZOO ON AN APP THAT CONNECTS YOUNG CHILDREN WITH LONG-DISTANCE FAMILY MEMBERS TO READ STORIES AND MORE!
New York Jewish Parenting Guide
by Meyer
4M ago
There’s no bond like the one between children and their grandparents.  And thanks to a new partnership between PJ Library and Kinzoo, that connection can become even stronger through the Kinzoo Together app, which allows long-distance family members to read stories, play games, and explore activities together during video calls. The Together app connects the youngest users of technology with the loved ones in their lives using content that is engaging, educational, and fun.  Initial PJ Library books that are currently available on the app include “Yitzi the Trusty Tractor” (written b ..read more
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“Call Me Dancer”: A Tale of Resilience, Fusion, and Dance Magic
New York Jewish Parenting Guide
by Meyer
4M ago
“Call Me Dancer” transcends the ordinary, emerging as a holiday gem that delves into universal themes of resilience and the pursuit of dreams. Liberating itself from genre constraints, the film speaks directly to the hearts of its audience through a rich fusion of cultures, weaving a tapestry of diversity and beauty. This captivating narrative seamlessly merges the worlds of hip-hop and ballet, breathing life into the compelling stories of Manish, a determined hip-hop dancer from Mumbai, and Yehuda Ma’or, a seasoned Israeli ballet master. Their lives, dreams, and the transformative journey tha ..read more
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A Dazzling Tapestry of Tradition and Innovation: Igal Perry’s Nutcracker Delights at KNJ Theatre
New York Jewish Parenting Guide
by Meyer
4M ago
In a groundbreaking display of creativity and innovation, Igal Perry’s Nutcracker, as presented by the Peridance Contemporary Dance Company at the KNJ Theatre, proved to be a breathtaking celebration of dance, seamlessly weaving together tradition and contemporary flair. Perry’s choreography, which skillfully incorporated scenes of masquerade in front of the Russian Tea Room, Canal Street Duet La Danza Española, Into the Night, Spring Flowers, and more, transformed the classic Nutcracker into a vibrant and dynamic spectacle. From the moment the curtain rose, the audience was transported into a ..read more
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Peridance presents “The Nutcracker” December 8-10, 2023
New York Jewish Parenting Guide
by Meyer
4M ago
Igal Perry’s “The Nutcracker” returns to the Peridance stage this winter with vibrant characters, captivating dance, and family fun for all! A twist on this classic story, Peridance’s “The Nutcracker, “features the Peridance Contemporary Dance Company with Peridance’s Certificate Program and the School at Peridance’s Core Program. Experience this seasonal spectacular with your loved ones and join in on the Peridance cheer! Please RSVP to Jordan Ryder: media@peridance.com ABOUT PERIDANCE Peridance Center offers adult dance classes in many styles, including ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, t ..read more
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