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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 2018 season of Kids Days has ended. Sign up for our email list and look for next summer's schedule in 2019.

 

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.

 

Registration is closed.


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

 


Registration is closed.


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

 

Registration is closed.

 

 

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.

 
Registration is closed.

 

 

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.

 
Registration is closed.

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: James Utz, SFS’s Artistic Administrator interviews conductor Jayce Ogren and pianist Adam Golka.

July 29, 2018:  Jennie Scholick, PhD, San Francisco Ballet Associate Director of Audience Engagement will interview Justin Peck, Choreographer of Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes.

 

 

 

 

 

Yoga in the Grove

Stern Grove Festival presents free on-site yoga classes, provided by instructors from Office Yoga.

When are the classes?

Yoga classes will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. before each Sunday concert, June 17 – August 19, 2018.

Where are the classes?

The West Meadow at Stern Grove Festival.

Who teaches the classes?

Classes will be taught by certified Office Yoga Instructors.

June 17: Brandi Zorzy

June 24: Michelle McManus

July 1: Raquel Seeley

July 8: Cindy Raspillar

July 15: Neil Wadhawan

July 22: Chelseah Healey & Ege Sanli

July 29: Martin Scott & Ege Sanli

August 5: Betsy Peterson

August 12: Charlotte Birkett

August 19: Maryam Sharifzadeh

Who can participate?

  • Anyone! No prior experience is necessary and all levels and ages are welcome.

What do I need to bring?

  • Please bring your own yoga mat if you can. A limited number of yoga mats will be provided.
  • Comfortable clothes and water.