The Lion King Drumming Workshop at Balloon Museum: October 24

October 23, 2012 by  
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I’ve mentioned the free Stories in the Sky program at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum before, but this week it’s an extra-special event that’s bound to drum up interest…  

Reuven Weizberg is the solo percussionist for Disney’s The Lion King and he’s the guest presenter at Stories in the Sky on Wednesday October 24, leading a drumming workshop for kids in two morning sessions from 9:30 to 10:15 am and from 11 to 11:45 am.

During the Balloon Museum’s free Stories in the Sky presentation, kids can drum with Weizberg, make an instrument, dance to music, and (as usual with this weekly program) hear a story. Weizberg has been a solo percussionist on the hit musical Disney’s The Lion King North American tour since 2008, so presumably he knows his way around a drum.

If you miss this special guest event, the Stories in the Sky program takes place every Wednesday morning for kids aged 6 months to 6 years. There are two session times, from 9:30 to 10:15 am for the first session, and from 11 to 11:45 am for the second.

Admission to the Balloon Museum during Stories in the Sky is free for both children and accompanying adults, and the fun for kids includes stories, songs, art, movement, and whatever else they might creatively think up each week, led by Curator of Education and storyteller Laurie Magovern. You can hang out afterward to enjoy the whole museum — on the house!  That’s great for homeschoolers.

Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum is located at 9201 Balloon Museum NE.

–Tania


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Balloon Museum Free Stories in the Night Sky

May 7, 2012 by  
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The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum runs its free Stories in the Night Sky program this Thursday.

The next Balloon Museum Stories in the Night Sky session is on Thursday May 10 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm with stories and music. Kids, don’t tell anyone because this part is secret, so I’ll whisper it very quietly: you can also make something for your mom, grandma, or anyone else you’d like to send love to on Mother’s Day, May 13. 

It’s a free event for all ages, and families are welcome to take a picnic to enjoy on the lawn before or after the stories – they’ll keep the grassy area open till 7:15.  Kids can also wear their PJ’s – super-cute for a pajama party!

If you miss that, the free Balloon Museum Stories in the Sky program takes place every Wednesday morning for kids aged 6 months to 6 years. There are two session times, from 9:30 to 10:15 am for the first session, and from 11 to 11:45 am for the second.

Admission to the museum during Stories in the Sky is free for both children and accompanying adults, and the fun for kids includes stories, songs, art, movement, and whatever else they might creatively think up each week, led by Curator of Education and storyteller, Laurie Magovern. You can hang out afterward to enjoy the whole museum — on the house!  That’s great for homeschoolers.

Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum is located at 9201 Balloon Museum NE.

–Tania

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Balloon Museum Free Stories in the Sky & Stories in the Night Sky

April 11, 2012 by  
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The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum runs a weekly free Stories in the Sky program, and they’ve recently extended it, which is great to hear, as it’s a terrific freebie for parents and kids to enjoy the museum.

The Balloon Museum Stories in the Sky program takes place every Wednesday morning for kids aged 6 months to 6 years. After we mentioned this program in January, the museum said they had such a surge in attendance, they’re expanding the program by adding a new session. So the times are now from 9:30 to 10:15 am for the first session, and from 11 to 11:45 am for the second.

Admission to the museum is free for both children and accompanying adults, and the fun for kids includes stories, songs, art, movement, and whatever else they might creatively think up, led by Curator of Education and storyteller, Laurie Magovern. You can hang out afterward to enjoy the whole museum — on the house!  That’s great for homeschoolers.

On five dates this summer 2012, they’ll also hold an evening program of Stories in the Night Sky, with evening stories, entertainment, and a free concert by Albuquerque Concert Band.

The regular morning Stories in the Sky is free every Wednesday, except during Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta when the museum charges admission. In any case, it’s best to check what’s going on entertainment-wise during Balloon Fiesta, as we all know the fiesta brings its own special fun.

Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum is located at 9201 Balloon Museum NE.

–Tania

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Balloon Museum Free Stories in the Sky

January 31, 2012 by  
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The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum runs a weekly free Stories in the Sky program, and although it’s been going on for years, I’m surprised to realize we’ve only mentioned it at ABQ on the Cheap a couple of times. So let’s put that right, as it’s a great freebie for parents and kids to enjoy the museum.

The Balloon Museum Stories in the Sky program takes place every Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:15 am, for kids aged 6 months to 6 years.

Admission to the museum is free for both children and accompanying adults, and the fun for kids includes stories, songs, art, movement, and whatever else they might creatively think up, led by Curator of Education and storyteller, Laurie Magovern. You can hang out afterward to enjoy the whole museum — on the house!  That’s great for homeschoolers.

Stories in the Sky is free every Wednesday, except during Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta when the museum charges admission. In any case, it’s best to check what’s going on entertainment-wise during Balloon Fiesta, as we all know the fiesta brings its own special fun.

Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum is located at 9201 Balloon Museum NE.

–Tania

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Balloon Fiesta Free Breakfast Event for Teachers

September 22, 2011 by  
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Free Balloon Museum breakfast for teachers and home schoolers on October 7, 2011, and watch the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Special Shapes Rodeo balloon ascension! RSVP needed…. and you can bring family members at regular Balloon Museum admission prices.

The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum is hosting a free Teacher Appreciation Breakfast on the morning of Friday October 7, open to public, charter, private and home school teachers in the greater Albuquerque area.

The event for teachers is free at the Balloon Museum, and as it takes place during Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, you can sit in the museum and watch the Special Shapes Rodeo for free!  (My own fave event during the entire fiesta.) You get a free breakfast burrito, plus a free parking pass, free Balloon Museum admission, and a workshop. (Last year it was a workshop on making a paper balloon to fly. Not sure what it’ll be this year.)

Space is limited, so you need to reserve a place for the Balloon Museum Teacher Appreciation Breakfast. If you want to bring family, they can come if they pay the usual Balloon Museum admission on the day. (That’s $3 adults, $2 seniors 65+, and $1 children, free for kids aged 3 and under.) They have to buy their own food though! See the info at the link.

Don’t wait to reserve, this event could fill fast. Note that you don’t get actual admission to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, just to the Balloon Museum, overlooking the launch field.

  • When: Friday October 7, 2011
  • Time: 6 – 9 am
  • Where: Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
  • Price: Free for teachers but register for the free breakfast event!

What a great perk for Albuquerque teachers – an insider free seat at the 2011 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! And of course teachers deserve it… there’s a lot of teacher love around in this back-to-school month.

Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum is located at 9201 Balloon Museum NE.

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Balloon Fiesta Free Breakfast Event for Teachers

September 23, 2010 by  
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Free breakfast for teachers and home schoolers on October 8, 2010, and watch the Special Shapes balloon ascension! RSVP needed…. and you can bring friends at a reduced ticket rate!

A free Teacher Appreciation Breakfast at the Balloon Museum during Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is open to public, charter, private and home school teachers in the greater Albuquerque area.

The catered breakfast takes place on the morning of Friday October 8, so you can watch the Special Shapes ascension for free! Plus you get a free parking pass, free Balloon Museum admission, info about museum educational programs, and a workshop on making a paper balloon to fly.

Space is limited, so you need to reserve a place for the Balloon Museum Teacher Appreciation Breakfast. If you want to bring friends or family, they get reduced rate tickets for the same session! See the info at the link.

Tickets and parking passes will be mailed to teachers who reserve by September 28. For later reservations, you pick them at the Balloon Museum. But I wouldn’t wait to reserve, this event could fill fast.

  • When: Friday October 8, 2010
  • Time: 6 -10 am
  • Where: Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
  • Price: Free for teachers but register for the free breakfast event!

What a great perk for Albuquerque teachers – an insider free seat at the 2010 Balloon Fiesta! And of course teachers deserve it… there’s a lot of teacher love around in this back to school month.

Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum is located at 9201 Balloon Museum NE.

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Scholastic Book Warehouse 2010 Back to School Sale

August 23, 2010 by  
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Homeschoolers and school employees save 50-80% in this Albuquerque book sale from August 24 – 28, 2010.

The Scholastic Book Warehouse Sale is only for school employees, school district personnel, homeschoolers, and Book Fair volunteers. If you fit in one of those categories, you can save up to 80% off the cover price of hardcover and paperback books and school supplies in the sale this week. Plus, when you register for it online, you’ll get coupons for $10 off a $50 purchase or $25 off a $100 purchase.

I’m guessing that school teachers and librarians already know about this, but any readers who are homeschoolers may not. If you ARE a homeschooler, let us know in the comment box below, then we’ll know if these kind of deals are of interest.

Scholastic Book Warehouse Back to School Sale takes place in Albuquerque:  

  • When: Tuesday August 24 to Saturday August 28, 2010
  • Time: 9 am to 6 pm Tuesday to Friday / 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday
  • Where: Scholastic Book Fairs Warehouse, 4404 McLeod Road NE

This is part of a national series of Scholastic Book sales, thanks to Jenn at our big sister site Cities on the Cheap for tipping us off!

–Tania

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Freebies at the Balloon Museum

May 4, 2009 by  
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Thanks to reader Lisa for sharing these tips!

The Balloon Museum has some ongoing freebies of interest to parents and, well, just anyone who wants to enjoy the museum and its beautiful environs!

  • Story time: every Wednesday morning, starting at 9:30am. Admission for everyone is FREE, and story time is FREE for kids up to age 6. A new book and activity each week. Plus, once you’re in…you’re in. Enjoy the whole museum — on the house! Great for homeschoolers.
  • Free admission days: Sundays from 9:00am – 1:00pm and all day on Fridays the FIRST Friday of each month.
  • Free wi-fi: yes, the Balloon Museum is a wireless hotspot! You can’t beat it for an office-away-from-the-office. Take advantage of the free admission, get a cuppa and a snack from the cafe, and enjoy the fabulous views while you answer e-mail or update your Twitter status. Not that you ever do that on company time.

The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum is located at Balloon Fiesta park, north and west of downtown, 9201 Balloon Museum Dr NE, Albuquerque.

–Elizabeth Hanes

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FREE EVENT: CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH RADIO DISNEY

February 10, 2009 by  
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This event provides a great jumping-off point for parents to discuss Black History month with their kids. A member of the Radio Disney team will read the book Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra. Free to the public.

The reading will be offered twice:

Thursday February 12, 2:00pm; South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway Blvd SE, 764-1742

Friday February 13, 3:00pm; Lomas Tramway Library, 908 Eastridge NE, 291-6295

–Elizabeth Hanes

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