By: John Buchinger, Associate Director of Education
Do your kids like games of chance and skill? Do grown ups like free snacks and low cost entertainment? Do we all like FIRE JUGGLING?! HECK YEAH!
On February 27th the amazing fire juggler Keith Leaf will provide two shows at the Heat Up the Night event at the Main Barn at The Farmers’ Museum. According to Keith’s web site, his juggling odyssey began 10 years ago with a trip around the world and has never stopped. “THE FLAMING SLINKY OF DEATH, blazing meteor balls, fire dog leashes, flaming tennis rackets and fire staffs are some of the exotic props in his dynamic fire show.” Keith does a family show and has been selected for the excitement and spectacle of his juggling, but also for the wonderful spirit embodied in his comical show. Keith has performed at museums, colleges, festivals and on television.
So where will he juggle, you may ask? We will have all fire-related activities in the courtyard of the Main Barn at museum. A bonfire will be on hand to keep us warm and hot coffee and hot chocolate will be available from Cooperstown’s own Stagecoach Coffee.
Another local favorite is Cheese and The Misty Ceremony. This local band has a real following and even its own web presence. I personally will be requesting their rocking version of the Donna Summer’s “I will Survive.” (fast forward to 1:00 to avoid the warm-up)
There is much more to do at the event. We will have games, a raffle and time to mingle and chat with your friends. There will be free popcorn and cotton candy from Haggerty Ace Hardware, and BreweryOmmegang will be on hand for a tasting. All proceeds will go directly to schools for transportation or programming costs for both of our museums. Tickets are on sale now for $10 by calling 607-547-1410. NYSHA members, Facebook fans and readers of this blog get $1 off if you buy your tickets in advance. Kids under 12 are free.