Kids & Families

KidZ Days At the Center KidZ Days In the City at Journey House - Making Ugly Dolls with Artists Working in Education Family Nights At the Center: Mary Poppins Kids with presenter at KidZ Stage Family Nights At the Center: Wicked KidZ Days In the City at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - Magic and Storytime with Ronald McDonald Kids hula hooping at KidZ Stage Family Nights At the Center: Young Frankenstein Kids presenters at KidZ Stage
KidZ Days At the Center with Lucky Diop

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Kidz Days At the Center

KidZ Days At the Center

KidZ Days At the Center is our free programming for children, held outdoors on KidZ Stage throughout the summer months on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.  This community service provides live performing arts that incorporate an educational component and encourage interactive participation.

 

In addition to our regular presenters, such as First Stage, Milwaukee Ballet and Milwaukee Public Library, we include a number of culturally diverse performing groups.  Some of these groups include the Trinity Irish Dancers, Lucky Diop Kassumi –African Drumming & Dancing and Andando Solo.

 

View full performance schedule in the event calendar.

 

How to Participate in the Program

There are no tickets or reservations required to attend any of the KidZ Days At the Center programs.  Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.  We hope that you will join us as we continue to provide a program that has a tradition and reputation of providing quality performing arts, early childhood education and cultural enrichment to our young people.

 

Sponsors

Forest County Potawatomi Foundation, Brewers Community Foundation, and Johnson Controls will generously sponsor the Summer 2014 KidZ Days At the Center Program.

 

More Information / Funding Opportunities

For more information about The Marcus Center’s KidZ Days programming, or for funding opportunities, please contact Bridgett Gonzalez, Director of Diversity & Audience Development at 414.273.7121 ext. 211 or bgonzalez@marcuscenter.org.

Kidz Days In the City

KidZ Days In the City

KidZ Days In The City is a component of KidZ Days At the Center and was launched in the summer of 2011. Through this program, we are able to provide educational and interactive arts programming at various community-based organizations and schools throughout the city of Milwaukee.  Programming takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer months from 11:00 am – 12 pm.

 

Overall, KidZ Days In the City will allow us to reach more children that do not have the means to attend our on-site programming.  Some of our KidZ Days In the City sites have included, Boys & Girls Clubs of Milwaukee, Journey House, Silver Spring Neighborhood Center, United Community Center, Neighborhood House of Milwaukee, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Hmong American Peace Academy.

 

How to Participate in the Program

This community outreach program is free, however it is not open to the general public.  KidZ Days In the City programs are coordinated by Marcus Center staff, as well as representatives of the various community based organizations and schools.

 

Sponsors

The Summer 2014 KidZ Days In the City Program will be sponsored by Forest County Potawatomi Foundation, Brewers Community Foundation and April Calvert and Cathy Seasholes.

 

More Information/Funding Opportunities

For more information about The Marcus Center’s KidZ Days programming, or for funding opportunities, please contact Bridgett Gonzalez, Director of Diversity & Audience Development at 414.273.7121 ext. 211 or bgonzalez@marcuscenter.org

 

2014 KidZ Days In the City Locations

KidZ Days In the City Locations

Family Nights At the Center

Family Nights At the Center

As part of our continued commitment to engage our communities and diversify our audiences, the Center offers a program called Family Nights At the Center. This outreach program engages at-risk families in targeted neighborhoods to attend theatre together at least twice throughout the Broadway Season. These experiences include orchestra level seating for the show, a post-performance reception and an opportunity to meet the cast & crew of the show.

 

How to Participate in the Program

Through this program, we select a community-based organization that assists us in inviting families from their specific neighborhoods to participate. This year’s selected community based organization is the Dominican Center for Women and the Broadway Shows will include War Horse and Phantom of the Opera. Some of the past participants of the Family Nights At the Center program include Journey House, United Community Center, Latino Community Center and Coalition for Children, Youth & Families.

 

Sponsors

Our program sponsors include Northwestern Mutual Foundation and Forest County Potawatomi Foundation.

 

More Information / Funding Opportunities

For more information about The Marcus Center’s Family Nights At the Center program, or for funding opportunities, please contact Bridgett Gonzalez, Director of Diversity & Audience Development at 414.273.7121 ext. 211 or bgonzalez@marcuscenter.org.

Peck Flicks At the Marcus Center

Peck Flicks at the Marcus Center is a free series offering family friendly movies shown outdoors in the Marcus Center’s Peck Pavilion. The series will show only G or PG movies for a wide audience in the downtown space. The seating in the bowl opens at 6pm. Movies start at approximately 7:45 pm or at dusk. Seating is all general admission and no carry in food or drink will be allowed. The new River’s Edge Patio will be open with food and beverages available for purchase from Sazama’s Fine Catering.

 

View the 2014 movie schedule.

 

How to Participate in the Program

There are no tickets or reservations required to attend any of the Peck Flicks at the Marcus Center events. Open for seating and food/drink service at 6:00 pm, movies will typically start around 7:45 pm, depending on darkness. No carry in food or drink. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

 

Sponsors

Peck Flicks at the Marcus Center is presented by PNC. Sponsored by Clearwing Productions and Media Sponsor OnMilwaukee.com.

 

More Information / Funding Opportunities

For more information about the Peck Flicks at the Marcus Center program, or for funding opportunities, please contact Bridgett Gonzalez, Director of Diversity & Audience Development at 414.273.7121 ext. 211 or bgonzalez@marcuscenter.org.

Thank You Sponsors