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Education & Outreach

Explore Music and More

Each year, Stern Grove Festival’s admission-free education and outreach programs provide enriching opportunities for thousands of Bay Area children and adults.

Designed to inform, engage, and inspire, these programs create a meaningful, personal connection to the arts.

 

Kids Days

Stern Grove Festival's Kids Days are FREE interactive arts education programs for children ages 4-11.

Kids Days are open to the public and admission-free, but advance registration is required.

Children must be accompanied by an adult guardian (no drop-offs).

The following Kids Days are now open for registration:

Kids Days with Dholrhythms

Experience high-energy Bhangra dance from Punjab, India with Dholrhythms dance company.

Where:

Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco

When:

July 10, 2018
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

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July 11, 2018
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 


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July 12, 2018
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 
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Kids Days with Aguacero

Explore Bomba music and dance from Puerto Rico with Aguacero.

Where:

Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco

When:

July 17, 2018
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  Registration is closed. 
July 18, 2018
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  Registration is closed.
July 19, 2018
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Kids Days with San Francisco Ballet

Learn about dance and movement from around the world with San Francisco Ballet dance educators.

Where:

Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco

When:

July 24, 2018
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  Registration is closed.
July 25, 2018
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  Registration is closed.
July 26, 2018
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Kids Camp

In 2018, Stern Grove Festival will present three Kids Camps in Residence:

Kids Camps are provided free to children participating in the summer programs at these locations.

Local teaching artists will provide hands-on, interactive workshops exploring hip-hop music, dance and spoken word, and Puerto Rican Bomba music.

 

 

KidStage

From 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. before every Sunday concert, kids of all ages can experience hands-on art projects, a musical instrument exploration station, and dance workshops with local teaching artists at KidStage in the West Meadow.

The 81st Season line-up of KidStage events is below:

  • June 24:  Reggae/Dancehall with Shemica Johnson
  • July 1:  Country/Western Dance with Michael Metzger
  • July 8:  Cumbia with Jessica Recinos
  • July 15:  Bhangra with Dholrhythms
  • July 22:  Percussion Demo with Youth Art Exchange
  • July 29:  Ballet with San Francisco Ballet
  • August 5:  Afrobeat with Philip Amo Agyapong
  • August 12:  Funk/Hip Hop Dance with Paula Plessas
  • August 19:  Funk/Hip Hop Dance with Paula Plessas

 

 

Artist Talks

Informative pre-concert Artist Talks take place with featured Festival artists at the Grove’s Trocadero Clubhouse on select concert Sundays.

The 81st Season Artist Talks include:

July 22, 2018:  San Francisco Symphony

July 29, 2018:  San Francisco Ballet