Jun
4
to Jun 5

It's My Park Day


It’s My Park Day

Saturday June 8th 11am to 1pm

Ramone Aponte Playground

47th street bet 8th and 9th Ave

Join on our monthly romp in the park

  • Bring your picnics, play clothes and green thumbs

  • Be an important part of taking care of the playground we all love.

  • Plants and tools provided

  • Take home a seedling of your very own


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Jun
2
3:00 PM15:00

Mystery of the Missing Page

The Mystery of the Missing Page- an original musical mystery-adventure spanning three generations. based on Sir Arthur Conan - Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes Short Story A Scandal in Bohemia. Meet Dr. John Watson, Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys and their descendants and help us answer the question who killed John Watson?

For ticket information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-mystery-of-the-missing-page-tickets-62115537244

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Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

Mystery of the Missing Page

The Mystery of the Missing Page- an original musical mystery-adventure spanning three generations. based on Sir Arthur Conan - Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes Short Story A Scandal in Bohemia. Meet Dr. John Watson, Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys and their descendants and help us answer the question who killed John Watson?

For ticket information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-mystery-of-the-missing-page-tickets-62115537244

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May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Mystery of the Missing Page

The Mystery of the Missing Page- an original musical mystery-adventure spanning three generations. based on Sir Arthur Conan - Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes Short Story A Scandal in Bohemia. Meet Dr. John Watson, Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys and their descendants and help us answer the question who killed John Watson?

For ticket information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-mystery-of-the-missing-page-tickets-62115537244

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May
30
7:00 PM19:00

The Mystery of the Missing Page

The Mystery of the Missing Page- an original musical mystery-adventure spanning three generations. based on Sir Arthur Conan - Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes Short Story A Scandal in Bohemia. Meet Dr. John Watson, Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys and their descendants and help us answer the question who killed John Watson?

For ticket information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-mystery-of-the-missing-page-tickets-62115537244

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May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Hamlet/Performance

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The Playing with Shakespeare Company

and

Laurie Heineman

present

Hamlet

by William Shakespeare

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with

Sophie S. Balaban

Daniel Bracichowicz

Nikola Dickersin

Julia Epstein

David Grager

Shiloh Janowick-Cockrell

Aaron Nichols

Gabriel Nichols

Nola M. Watson

Thursday May 23, 2019, 7:00 PM

Friday May 24, 2019, 7:00 PM

at The Medicine Show Theatre

549 West 52nd St., 3rd Floor

Between 11th and 10th Ave

New York NY 10019

Reserve Tickets

http://shakespeare-hamlet.ticketleap.com/hamlet/

$20.00/$10 under age 12

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May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Hamlet/Performance

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The Playing with Shakespeare Company

and

Laurie Heineman

present

Hamlet

by William Shakespeare

Hamlet flyer face2.jpg

with

Sophie S. Balaban

Daniel Bracichowicz

Nikola Dickersin

Julia Epstein

David Grager

Shiloh Janowick-Cockrell

Aaron Nichols

Gabriel Nichols

Nola M. Watson

Thursday May 23, 2019, 7:00 PM

Friday May 24, 2019, 7:00 PM

at The Medicine Show Theatre

549 West 52nd St., 3rd Floor

Between 11th and 10th Ave

New York NY 10019

Reserve Tickets

http://shakespeare-hamlet.ticketleap.com/hamlet/

$20.00/$10 under age 12

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May
19
12:00 PM12:00

Fearless Homeschooling: Filing Fundamentals

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Join Joanna’s Fearless Homeschooling parent support group! This month’s meeting will be a nuts-and-bolts workshop to demystify the New York State Homeschooling Regulations, show paperwork samples, and offer tips on maintaining compliance for first-time filers.

Send your questions and concerns along with your RSVP to jalodin@verizon.net.

Fearless Homeschooling events are FREE! Space is limited. Donations are welcome!

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May
11
11:00 AM11:00

It's My Park Day!

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Ramon Aponte Playground

(47th street bet 8th and 9th Ave)

Come and celebrate the beautiful weather and our wonderful park with a morning of planting, learning and playing at our playground, Ramon Aponte Park.  Bring your picnics, play clothes and green thumbs and come dig in the dirt and help us plant our springtime flowers and indigenous plants. Plants and tools provided.

The NYC Parks Education Department will be on hand to talk with, and teach us, about why local planting is so important not only to beautify the park, but to build a stronger ecosystem for bees, birds and bugs!  We will also talk, learn and explore ways to be more sustainable not only in our small park, but as members of the planet.

RSVP by sending an email to:

sam.e.knox@gmail.com with the number of adults and kids attending.


Happy Spring!

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Apr
14
12:00 PM12:00

Fearless Homeschooling: Crafting the High School Transcript

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Join Joanna’s Fearless Homeschooling parent support group! This month’s meeting will be a step-by-step discussion on creating a high school transcript, including documenting activities, gathering materials, and choosing a format to present your teen’s accomplishments most effectively.

Send your questions and concerns along with your RSVP to jalodin@verizon.net.

Fearless Homeschooling events are FREE! Space is limited. Donations are welcome!

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Jan
13
12:00 PM12:00

Fearless Homeschooling Meeting: The College Conversation

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Join Joanna’s Fearless Homeschooling parent support group! Teens and their parents are welcome to join this forum to discuss:

  • Why pursue college at all?

  • Should I take a gap year?

  • How do I find the best-fit college for me?

  • What should I include in my application?

Send your questions and concerns along with your RSVP to jalodin@verizon.net.

Fearless Homeschooling events are FREE! Space is limited. Donations are welcome!

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Dec
16
10:00 AM10:00

It's My Park Day

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Please join the families and friends of our DD community to keep our Ramon Aponte Park* beautiful. This is where our kids have recess, folks!! So — as the official stewards of the park — it is up to us to maintain this lovely little haven! Together we will clean up, rake leaves, plant bulbs, and of course mingle and play! All ages are welcome.

*The Ramon Aponte Playground is located on 47th Street just west of Different Directions, between 8th & 9th Avenues.

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Dec
8
3:00 PM15:00

DD Holiday Party

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Please join us for our holiday party!

Hanukkah, Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa

Bring the whole family to share a cup of cheer with friends, new and old. There will be:

  • Music

  • Munchies

  • Merry Making

  • Board games

  • Rousing games of Dreidel

  • Art making

…and The kids From EPC will be sharing interpretive readings of their favorite holiday books.

Please RSVP:

https://goo.gl/forms/k6A0sbCpzDXfHd1J2

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Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

DD Fall Festival!

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This month, we are expanding our It’s My Park Day to include our Different Directions Fall Festival!

Please join the families and friends of our DD community to keep our Ramon Aponte Park* beautiful. Together we will clean up, rake leaves, plant daffodil bulbs, and of course mingle and play! All ages are welcome; there will be games, crafts, and snacks.

Please RSVP here and let us know whether you can help out with the activities or refreshments. And be sure to bring your pocket change to support the Young Entrepreneur’s Club! They will have a rummage table set up.

*The Ramon Aponte Playground is located on 47th Street just west of Different Directions, between 8th & 9th Avenues.

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Nov
4
12:00 PM12:00

Fearless Homeschooling: Crafting the High School Transcript

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Join Joanna’s Fearless Homeschooling parent support group for a session on the nuts and bolts of creating a high school transcript, including documenting activities, choosing a format, and gathering materials to present your teen's accomplishments most effectively.

This is a FREE workshop, though donations are welcome!

Questions & RSVP to: jalodin@verizon.net.

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Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

Littles Halloween Potluck (ages 4-9)

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DD students aged 4-9 are invited to bring their families to our Littles Halloween Potluck! This will be a low-key event (nothing scary) where parents can munch and mingle while kids play, snack, and show off their costumes (if they want). Weather permitting, this event will be at the Ramon Aponte Playground (where we usually hold recess --  located just west of DD on 47th Street).

Cost: adults are free, but we request a $5 donation per child ($3 for additional siblings after 1st child) to help with party costs.

Please RSVP to organizer Meredith [DifferentDirectionsOnline@gmail.com] if you are coming and let her know if you plan to bring any food or crafts, games, etc. to share.

Note: this event is family-centered and not a drop-off event. Parents will remain responsible for their own children. :)

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Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

Fearless Homeschooling: Thinking Ahead: A Discussion for Homeschooling Parents Planning for High School and Beyond

Join Joanna’s Fearless Homeschooling parent support group for a wide-ranging conversation about how homeschooling changes from the elementary and middle-school ages through the teen years.

Send your questions and concerns along with your RSVP to jalodin@verizon.net.

Fearless Homeschooling events are FREE! Space is limited. Donations are welcome!

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Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

It's My Park Day

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This Sunday, families and friends of the Different Directions community will be meeting at Ramone Aponte Park* to help care for the playground our children love so much. The main event will be planting bulbs that will bloom this spring. (The Parks Department is giving us 400 bulbs: crocuses, tulips, daffodils and alliums.)


DD will provide Cider and Doughnuts to help fuel our efforts. :)

If you know you will be joining us please RSVP [https://goo.gl/forms/lThXpJVuiqrTpQju1]. If you wake up Sunday morning with nothing to do feel free to drop by!

And after spending a glorious morning in the park, you can join Joanna Lodin upstairs at Different Directions for this month’s Fearless Homeschooling workshop! (click here for details)


*The Ramone Aponte Playground is located on 47th Street just west of Different Directions, between 8th & 9th Avenues.

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Oct
7
2:00 PM14:00

Marvel movie matinee: Iron Man

The Event Planning Committee at Different Directions presents…

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Kids ages 10-14 are invited to come to DD to watch Iron Man, the first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The fee is $5 per person and there will be popcorn, punch, and iced tea provided.

Please RSVP here:

https://goo.gl/forms/vZItRFujoewLaYng2

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Sep
16
12:00 PM12:00

Fearless Homeschooling: Q&A

  • Different Directions: Actor's Temple (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A forum for ALL homeschooling families:

Experienced homeschoolers will be on hand to answer your most pressing homeschooling questions. Fearless Homeschooling events are FREE!

Space is limited. Donations are welcome! PLEASE RSVP to: jalodin@verizon.net

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Jun
3
3:00 PM15:00

Into Oz/Performance

Come and see an original musical based on L. Frank Baum's 14 books of the land of Oz. It has been 117 years since Queen Ozma banned magic in the Land of Oz. Now there is trouble and she needs to bring magic back. Dorothy, Glinda, Tinman, Scarecrow, and 24 more of L. Frank Baum's charcters will lead you through a magical adventure filled with friendship and fun.

Book by Tinamarie Panyard and the 2017/18 Acting Out Class

Music by Jeffrey Lodin and the 2017/18 Acting out Class

 

Location:

Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble

549 West 52nd Street 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10019

 

To purchase Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/into-oz-tickets-45721805150

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Jun
2
7:00 PM19:00

Into Oz/Performance

Come and see an original musical based on L. Frank Baum's 14 books of the land of Oz. It has been 117 years since Queen Ozma banned magic in the Land of Oz. Now there is trouble and she needs to bring magic back. Dorothy, Glinda, Tinman, Scarecrow, and 24 more of L. Frank Baum's charcters will lead you through a magical adventure filled with friendship and fun.

Book by Tinamarie Panyard and the 2017/18 Acting Out Class

Music by Jeffrey Lodin and the 2017/18 Acting out Class

LOCATION: Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble, 549 West 52nd Street 3rd fl. NYC 10019                                                                                                           

To purchase Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/into-oz-tickets-45721805150

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