Family

Events listing

Play Zone

August 24-September 28, 2014

Our Play Zone is an imagination playground that encourages learning, social development, movement and fun.

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Canoe & Paddleboat Rides on the Natrel Pond

August 29-October 13, 2014

Take a break from the action and enjoy a fun float on the Natrel Pond, located beside the picturesque Harbourfront Centre boardwalk.

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Havdallah

August 30, 2014

The celebration of Havdallah at the Ashkenaz Festival is Canada’s largest outdoor Havdallah ceremony.

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Parade Crafts with Shadowland Theatre

August 31-September 1, 2014

Help create the festival’s largest work of art! Assisted by Shadowland Theatre, kids can create their own costumes and props for the Ashkenaz Parade on Labour Day Monday.

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Ashkenaz Community Village

August 31-September 1, 2014

New to Ashkenaz this year is an entire village devoted to family-friendly activities, including storytelling, sing-a-longs, face-painting, arts and crafts, dress-up, and more.

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Jewish Junk Band

August 31-September 1, 2014

Anyone and anything can make music! Drop by the Ashkenaz craft table in the community village to make your own Jewish Junk instrument, using discarded packaging from tin cans, cardboard packages, bottle caps, beans and more.

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Mendel's Accordion: Featuring Klezmer Company Orchestra

August 31, 2014

Heidi Smyth Hyde’s touching children’s story about klezmer music and the Jewish immigrant experience, comes to life with live music accompaniment by Florida’s Klezmer Company Orchestra.

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The Great Dolgini

August 31, 2014

Mystery, illusion and laughs abound as The Great Dolgini (a.k.a. Socalled) demonstrates his sleight of hand with a daring display of magic, mischief and misdirection.

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Yiddish Children's Songs By Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman

August 31, 2014

This participatory performance of Yiddish children’s songs will be led by Esther Gottesman and a band led by Michael Winograd (piano).

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Jewish Jug Band Featuring Joshua Skye Engel

August 31, 2014

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert music-maker, whether you play the clarinet or the kazoo, Ashkenaz’s Jewish Jug Band welcomes all. Washboards, spoons, jugs, bones, kazoos and melodicas will mix with traditional instruments of all kinds in an inter-generational cacophony of epic proportions.

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Ashkenaz Parade Band Tune-Up

September 1, 2014

Calling all musicians! The Ashkenaz Parade band welcomes instrumentalists of every ability to be part of the Festival’s signature event. Working with the house band for the Parade, Lemon Bucket Orkestra, participants will learn the tunes and the musical choreography to accompany the Ashkenaz Parade around the Harbourfront Centre site at 4pm on September 1.

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Something From Nothing

September 1, 2014 14&17

Something from Nothing is a heartwarming tale of a boy's special relationship with his Grandfather.

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