CENTRAL PARK OUTDOOR CLASSES
E 69th St and 5th Ave Entrance to the Park
w/indoor option for Rainy Days near by @ Temple Emanu-el
1 East 65th Street
Fall Semester Begins Sept 15th!
Thursday Early Classes w/Ramblin Dan
Sept 15th - Dec 15th
9:30 & 10:30 (0-4 years)
11:30 (0-24 months)
12:30 (0-12 months)
No class Nov 24th For Thanksgiving
Thursdays Afternoons w/Ramblin Dan
Sept 15th - Nov 3rd
3:30 and 4:30
Semester Spots Available Only till August 13th.
Drop in's will be made available August 13th, but till then we save all spots for people who want to register.
THIS CLASS WILL BE OUTDOORS WHENEVER POSSIBLE, BUT WHEN THE WEATHER REQUIRES IT WE WILL HOLD CLASS INDOORS.
-No masks are needed for anybody when outdoors.
-We ask everyone to bring their own outdoor blankets and set them up in a circle around your bandleader in a social distanced fashion.
-Dress appropriately for the weather.
-No children need to wear a mask.
-We will ask all adults EXCEPT the teacher to wear a mask. The teacher may wear a mask if so inclined, but for the most part our teachers will not wear a mask as it is very important for the kids to see their mouths when they sing and talk to aid in learning language and also to get facial cues.
FYI - looking forward to winter -our "indoors only" winter semester in 2023, we may be mask optional for all, but as we hope to do most classes outdoors in this fall semester, this is a good compromise to help everyone feel comfortable to sign up, even those who are nervous about doing classes inside occasionally. If you have any questions, please do reach out.
Semester schedules - Different lengths for the mornings and afternoon classes...
The Thursday early set of classes will run 13 classes all the way to the winter Holidays (a good old fashioned Fall semester as it should be!)
Those classes will be inside Nov - December.
The Thursday Afternoon classes are slated to end Nov 3rd.
We will likely reboot the afternoon classes for the remainder of 2022. But we need to wait and see something at the Temple before we can commit to doing Thursday afternoons there in Nov and Dec. Sorry to make it complicated, lol!
DEFAULT OUTDOOR LOCATION - E 69th St In Central Park
Closest entrance to the park is at E69th St and 5th Avenue
If you enter the park at E69th st, take your first left, and then enter the first green on your right as soon as you get a chance.
We will be on the top of that green on a flat spot at the top of the hill under the trees.
Again, the spot for class is in line with E69th st inside the park.
On bad weather days we will move nearby to:
Temple Emanu-el Streicker Center
1 East 65th Street
In the Library (5th Floor)
New York, NY 10065
Call your Bandleader if you need help finding class.
Dan's Number is 860-933-0197
Try to arrive 5-10 minutes early to find Dan and set up your blanket, especially your first day of class.
If you can't find or reach your teacher by phone you can also try out office numbers, but please try Dan first at 412-657-2992
Office Phone 1: 646-906-1917
Office Phone 2: 860-933-0197
What to Bring!
We supply instruments at class if you wish to use ours.
Otherwise you should bring your own instruments for your kids to jam on such as Shakers, drums, bells, tambourines etc.
-A comfy waterproof outdoor blanket to sit on (Outdoor Classes only)
-Sunscreen, sunglasses & a sunhat for your little one just in case (though we always try to be in the shade unless it's cold)
-Masks (indoor classes only and only for for Adults)
DON'T COME TO CLASS IF YOU'RE SICK PLEASE!
There are now more symptoms than ever for covid due to the many variants that exist. This includes a runny nose. If any sign of sickness by adult or child, they MUST stay home. Whether it's a fever, cough or a runny nose, if you have any sign of sickness you MUST stay home. The teacher will do the same.
By signing up for and attending these classes, you Release Ramblin Dan LLC from any liability for any reason whatsoever for any Health related issue that may arise as a result of you attending the class and specifically as it relates to Covid-19 and weather conditions.
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