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September 2012

Free Skating on the Natrel Rink

Open Daily
Hours may vary

Skating

Set against the beautiful shoreline of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! Skate & helmet rentals available. Call the Rink Hotline at 416 954 9866 to confirm today’s hours.

Parade Crafts with Shadowland Theatre

Sunday, September 2, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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.

Guy Mendilow Ensemble - Sailors, Sirens & Kings: A Children's Adventure in Song

Sunday, September 2, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

An exhilarating interactive adventure for children through Ladino songs, stories and games. Led by the Guy Mendilow Ensemble.

The Great Dolgini

Sunday, September 2, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

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

Sharon and Bram

Sunday, September 2, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Legendary Canadian family entertainers mix Yiddishkeit with iconic favourites such as "One Elephant" and "Skinnamarink."

Jewish Jug Band Featuring Joshua Skye Engel

Sunday, September 2, 2012
4:00pm – 4:45pm

Families and kids of all ages join in with Joshua Skye Engel in the return of one of the festival's most popular family programmes.

Storytelling with Dan Yashinsky

Sunday, September 2, 2012
4:00pm – 4:45pm

In a tribute to the late children's writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak, Ashkenaz presents a two-part series with Toronto storyteller Dan Yashinsky.

Todie and the Miser

Sunday, September 2, 2012
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Join shrewd Todie in Lorie Wolf's new children's play as he teaches Lyzer the Miser a lesson about generosity that he'll never forget!

Parade Crafts with Shadowland Theatre

Monday, September 3, 2012
12:00pm – 4:00pm

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.

Lesley Simpson - Yuvi’s Candy Tree

Monday, September 3, 2012
1:00pm – 1:45pm

Lesley Simpson reads from her award-winning book and leads kids and families in a fun activity: make your own candy tree! Recommended for ages 6-10.

Marky Weinstock - Little Superstars: Music Circle for Babies & Toddlers

Monday, September 3, 2012
2:00pm – 2:45pm

Join this acclaimed entertainer for Little Superstars: Music Circle for Babies & Toddlers, a special event for very young children.

Meet the Abayudaya: Songs and Stories from Uganda’s Jewish Community

Monday, September 3, 2012
2:00pm – 2:45pm

The spiritual leaders of Uganda’s Jewish community share rich choral traditions of familiar Jewish songs in a special interactive session for the whole family.

Jewish Jug Band Featuring Joshua Skye Engel

Monday, September 3, 2012
3:00pm – 3:45pm

Families and kids of all ages join in with Joshua Skye Engel in the return of one of the festival's most popular family programmes.

Ashkenaz Parade

Monday, September 3, 2012
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Shadowland Theatre transforms Harbourfront Centre into a swirling cavalcade of music, dance, theatre and giant puppetry.

Storytelling with Dan Yashinsky

Monday, September 3, 2012
5:00pm – 5:45pm

In a tribute to the late children's writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak, Ashkenaz presents a two-part series with Toronto storyteller Dan Yashinsky.

Lantern Competition

Saturday, September 15, 2012
12:00pm – 7:00pm

Join us in creating a beautiful display of homemade lanterns to showcase at this year’s Vietnamese Lantern Festivals!

Get your keepsake photo!

Saturday, September 15, 2012
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Visit the CIBC area to strike a pose with friends and family, learn about the CIBC contest and enjoy fun lantern hat giveaways!

Paper Lantern-Making Booth

Saturday, September 15, 2012
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Bring the whole family out for some arts and crafts fun!

Children's Activities

Saturday, September 15, 2012
1:00pm – 7:00pm

Bring the family out to the children’s activities tents at this year’s Vietnamese Lantern Festival where children will play fun carnival and cultural games with a unique twist!

Paper Lanterns Giveaway

Saturday, September 15, 2012
1:00pm – 7:00pm

At specific times during the festival, free paper lanterns will be given out to all children ages 12 and under! There is a limit of one lantern per child.

Tho Pham - Redpath Stage Host

Saturday, September 15, 2012
2:00pm – 7:00pm

Locally celebrated entertainer Tho Pham returns as co-host of the Vietnamese Lantern Festival.

Marilyn Tran - Redpath Stage Host

Saturday, September 15, 2012
2:00pm – 7:00pm

Renowned Vietnamese community volunteer Marilyn Tran co-hosts the Vietnamese Lantern Festival.

Thien Le Ao Dai Competition

Saturday, September 15, 2012
4:20pm

Sponsored by Thien Le and his supporters, members of all ages are encouraged to enter the runway style competition to showcase their own store-bought or homemade "ao dai" (a traditional Vietnamese long dress).

Lantern Walk

Saturday, September 15, 2012
7:10pm

As a part of our festival finale, all event guests are invited to join in on our Lantern Walk Parade. Generously Supported by CIBC.

Arts and Crafts with Power Unit Youth Organization

Sunday, September 16, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Power Unit Youth Organization is bringing an artistic twist to Fortune Cooking! Make your very own paper dolls, paint a T-shirt, fold your own origami... there'll be many nifty arts and crafts activities that will draw out your creative side!

Get your keepsake photo!

Sunday, September 16, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Visit the CIBC area to strike a pose with friends and family, learn about the CIBC contest and enjoy face painting!

Kids’ Cooking Workshop with The Cookerydoo

Sunday, September 16, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

In this fantastic family food workshop lead by The Cookerydoo, kids will learn to make a yummy coconut, ginger sticky rice pudding recipe!

Asian Dog Breed Spotlight with PawsWay

Sunday, September 16, 2012
1:00pm – 1:30pm

Representatives from PawsWay will lead visitors on a journey through the many different breeds of dogs that have originated from Asia. Enjoy a meet and greet with the dogs at the end!

POWER KIDS / The Clock

Sunday, September 30, 2012
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Inspired by artist Christian Marclay’s The Clock (2010), kids will learn collage techniques using various artistic and found materials to make their own creative functioning clock in this FREE workshop. For children ages 8 – 12 and their younger siblings and adult companions.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

For details, inquire at the Info Desk or call 416 973 4000.

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