Esther is available for Library Shows, School Events, Corporate Events, Museum Events, Outdoor Shows, Indoor Shows, You name it! Solo, Duo (with her son) and Trio (Family Band!) options available. Contact Esther for rates and scheduling.
PROGRAMS FOR 0-5 YR OLDS:
PROGRAM TITLE: MOVE N' GROOVE WITH PUPPETS!
Program Description: Esther and her handmade puppets encourage babies and toddlers to move their bodies to a diverse mix of classic kids songs, original acoustic guitar songs and backing tracks of Thunder & Sunshine songs (a rock band she founded in 2017). Perfect for ages 0-5, this program also incorporates interactive rhythmic games, finger play, body movement and counting songs -some of which she sings in Spanish- and a favorite children's book. Each of Esther's puppets have big hearts and personalities of their own, like Bernie the Bee, who loves dancing to the kazoo and teaching lessons about how bees pollinate fruits and vegetables; and Moonice the Cow, who teaches about emotions. Esther and her puppets empower, entertain and educate young children while weaving comedy, kindness and the importance of community into each show.
PROGRAM TITLE: WHERE IN THE WORLD?
Program Description: Esther and her handmade puppets encourage kids to explore and imagine different environments through movement and music. Esther will introduce the program with her “Where in the World” theme song, and locations (to be determined prior to performance date) include a city park, a farm, a forest and even an apartment building. This fun and educational program prepares young children for real-life scenarios and incorporates mindfulness, sustainability and the importance of community.
PROGRAMS FOR 5-10 YR OLDS:
PROGRAM TITLE: CLIMATE-ROCK PUPPET PARTY!
Program Description: Esther and her handmade puppets encourage kids to explore and imagine different environments through movement and music. Esther will introduce the program with her “Where in the World?” theme song, and locations (to be determined prior to performance date) include a city park, a farm, a forest and even an apartment building. This fun and educational program prepares young children for real-life scenarios and incorporates mindfulness, sustainability and the importance of community. Perfect for a weekly series to incorporate rotating settings each week.
PROGRAM TITLE: PUPPET PARTY FOR PEACE!
Program Description: Through puppetry and song, award-winning NYC Kindie rocker Esther Crow encourages kids to speak out for causes that are important to them. This fun, interactive and educational show will get kids moving their bodies and shaking their instruments to meaningful music and chants for peace, climate action and social change. By weaving comedy and kindness into each show, Esther empowers kids with the knowledge and confidence to be leaders of social justice actions, and to understand the importance of community and acceptance of others. Each of her puppets has unique personalities and lessons to share, like Sustainable Sammy, a sock puppet who is a champion for climate justice, and Proud Perry, a paper-bag puppet who represents the values of Pride: self-love, equality, and diversity.
Puppet Parties with Esther!
Book Esther for your Child's Birthday (or any other) Party!
Book Esther & her puppets for a party! Esther is excited to perform at your outdoor or indoor party (for our collective health: please make sure all party-goers are Covid-symptom free and that there is proper ventilation for indoor events!). For park parties: As long as the weather is clear, and it's above 45 degrees*, Esther loves entertaining in both Riverside and Central Parks! She and her puppets will also travel to all 5 boroughs. Each party is packed with interactive songs, her signature puppets, rhythm games and/or finger play (for baby parties!), and a DISCO scarf dance (for ages 2 and up)! Each party-goer will also receive a Thunder & Sunshine CD and stickers.
Price: $350 for 30-35 minutes (*for distances over 45 mins one way by subway, please apply $50 extra).; $50 deposit one week in advance of party date, payable by Venmo or Zelle; Balance due on date of event, payable by Venmo, Zelle or Cash. Please email Esther for availability and more info: firstname.lastname@example.org