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EC-CHAP Presents: Your Drum Circle with Bob Bloom (3rd Tuesday of the month - January - May)
May
15
7:30 PM19:30

EC-CHAP Presents: Your Drum Circle with Bob Bloom (3rd Tuesday of the month - January - May)

EC-CHAP Presents: Your Drum Circle with Bob Bloom (3rd Tuesday of the month - January - May)

$10.00 AT THE DOOR 

At this hoot, first-time drummers and those with seasoning drumrollick together.  From 2007 to 2010, Bob Bloom was chair of the Interactive Drumming Committee of The Percussive Arts Society, the largest percussion organization in the world.

For nearly two decades, he served as a faculty assistant to Dr. Babatunde Olatunji for his “Language of the Drums” courses at The Omega Institute, Rowe Conference Center, and Kripalu Institute for Yoga and Health.

BB drummed and sang as a performance member of Olatunji’s internationally-renowned African music and dance company,  “Drums of Passion” in concerts at venues including Lincoln Center, The Washington Monument, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Jorgenson Hall.

Through Olatunji’s music philosophy, “Unity of Purpose”, you'll float wherever your thoughts take you rhythmic-ally, melodic-ally, harmonic-ally, beat-ally, lyric-ally, and movement-ally.

Photo of Campers Drumming.jpg

Bring your favorite hand drums. You’re drumless? No problem. Your heart and hands can enjoy the djembes, doumbeks, tubanos, and bongos from the colorful cargo that BB is trucking to the shindigs. 

Join us for this unique monthly drum circle experience. This program is hosted by the "Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance" (EC-CHAP). Doors 7:00pm / Show 7:30pm. "BYOB&F" - Bring Your Own Beverage & Food (Wine & Beer Only - I.D. Required). 

For information and table reservations, please call 518-791-9474.

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EC-CHAP Social Dance Series with Kelly Madenjian (2nd Thursday of the month)
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

EC-CHAP Social Dance Series with Kelly Madenjian (2nd Thursday of the month)

EC-CHAP Social Dance Series with Kelly Madenjian (2nd Thursday of the month)

TICKETS  $10.00 AT THE DOOR

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Special Note: EC-CHAP is excited to debut our new Social Dance Series with Kelly Madenjian! It is an honor and privilege to have such a talented and award-winning dancer lead this monthly dance experience with us. The Social Dance Series will be offered on the 2nd Thursday of the month. Bring your dancing shoes!

Enjoy a lovely evening out social ballroom dancing. Each month will feature a beginner ballroom dance lesson. Have you ever wanted to learn Cha Cha, Swing, Waltz or Fox Trot? Learn the basics or practice some new moves, or lend your skills to expand our dance community. All levels welcome.  Partner not required.

After the lesson stay or join us for a fun social dance to all your favorite ballroom hits. Viennese Waltz to West Coast Swing and everything in between. Social dancing is a beautiful evening out socializing and dancing with friends to great music. Save me a dance!

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ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Kelly Madenjian is a  Social Ballroom Dance, Fitness and Yoga instructor.  She is 7 time USA Dance National Ballroom Rhythm and American Nine Dance Champion. Kelly enjoys being an adjunct professor at Eastern Ct State Univ in the Athletics Depart. She has designed and teaches Salsa Fit, a cardio dance workout class and Dance Your Yoga Flow, a vinyasa power flow to music infused with classical dance training techniques. Kelly also does community adult and children’s theater as an actress, choreographer and director. She most recently has added film and commercial appearances to her credits. 

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Join us for this monthly Social Dance Experience! This program is hosted by the "Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance" (EC-CHAP). Doors 7:00pm / Dance 7:30pm. Soft drinks and snacks available. "BYOB&F" - Bring Your Own Beverage & Food (Wine & Beer Only - I.D. Required). You can also bring your paid ticket to Willington Pizza House (or WP Too) for eat-in or take-out the night of the show and receive 15% off your meal purchase. Ask for "The Packing House" pizza! Click here for secret recipe. 

For information and table reservations, please call 518-791-9474.

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EC-CHAP Presents: Your Drum Circle with Bob Bloom (3rd Tuesday of the month - January - May)
Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

EC-CHAP Presents: Your Drum Circle with Bob Bloom (3rd Tuesday of the month - January - May)

EC-CHAP Presents: Your Drum Circle with Bob Bloom (3rd Tuesday of the month - January - May)

$10.00 AT THE DOOR 

At this hoot, first-time drummers and those with seasoning drumrollick together.  From 2007 to 2010, Bob Bloom was chair of the Interactive Drumming Committee of The Percussive Arts Society, the largest percussion organization in the world.

For nearly two decades, he served as a faculty assistant to Dr. Babatunde Olatunji for his “Language of the Drums” courses at The Omega Institute, Rowe Conference Center, and Kripalu Institute for Yoga and Health.

BB drummed and sang as a performance member of Olatunji’s internationally-renowned African music and dance company,  “Drums of Passion” in concerts at venues including Lincoln Center, The Washington Monument, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Jorgenson Hall.

Through Olatunji’s music philosophy, “Unity of Purpose”, you'll float wherever your thoughts take you rhythmic-ally, melodic-ally, harmonic-ally, beat-ally, lyric-ally, and movement-ally.

Photo of Campers Drumming.jpg

Bring your favorite hand drums. You’re drumless? No problem. Your heart and hands can enjoy the djembes, doumbeks, tubanos, and bongos from the colorful cargo that BB is trucking to the shindigs. 

Join us for this unique monthly drum circle experience. This program is hosted by the "Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance" (EC-CHAP). Doors 7:00pm / Show 7:30pm. "BYOB&F" - Bring Your Own Beverage & Food (Wine & Beer Only - I.D. Required). You can also bring your paid ticket to Willington Pizza House (or WP Too) for eat-in or take-out the night of the show and receive 15% off your meal purchase. Ask for "The Packing House" pizza! Click here for secret recipe. 

For information and table reservations, please call 518-791-9474.

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EC-CHAP Social Dance Series with Kelly Madenjian (2nd Thursday of the month)
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

EC-CHAP Social Dance Series with Kelly Madenjian (2nd Thursday of the month)

EC-CHAP Social Dance Series with Kelly Madenjian (2nd Thursday of the month)

TICKETS  $10.00 AT THE DOOR

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Special Note: EC-CHAP is excited to debut our new Social Dance Series with Kelly Madenjian! It is an honor and privilege to have such a talented and award-winning dancer lead this monthly dance experience with us. The Social Dance Series will be offered on the 2nd Thursday of the month. Bring your dancing shoes!

Enjoy a lovely evening out social ballroom dancing. Each month will feature a beginner ballroom dance lesson. Have you ever wanted to learn Cha Cha, Swing, Waltz or Fox Trot? Learn the basics or practice some new moves, or lend your skills to expand our dance community. All levels welcome.  Partner not required.

After the lesson stay or join us for a fun social dance to all your favorite ballroom hits. Viennese Waltz to West Coast Swing and everything in between. Social dancing is a beautiful evening out socializing and dancing with friends to great music. Save me a dance!

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ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Kelly Madenjian is a  Social Ballroom Dance, Fitness and Yoga instructor.  She is 7 time USA Dance National Ballroom Rhythm and American Nine Dance Champion. Kelly enjoys being an adjunct professor at Eastern Ct State Univ in the Athletics Depart. She has designed and teaches Salsa Fit, a cardio dance workout class and Dance Your Yoga Flow, a vinyasa power flow to music infused with classical dance training techniques. Kelly also does community adult and children’s theater as an actress, choreographer and director. She most recently has added film and commercial appearances to her credits. 

Join us for this monthly Social Dance Experience! This program is hosted by the "Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance" (EC-CHAP). Doors 7:00pm / Dance 7:30pm. Soft drinks and snacks available. "BYOB&F" - Bring Your Own Beverage & Food (Wine & Beer Only - I.D. Required). You can also bring your paid ticket to Willington Pizza House (or WP Too) for eat-in or take-out the night of the show and receive 15% off your meal purchase. Ask for "The Packing House" pizza! Click here for secret recipe. 

For information and table reservations, please call 518-791-9474.

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EC-CHAP Presents: Your Drum Circle with Bob Bloom (3rd Tuesday of the month - January - May)
Mar
20
7:30 PM19:30

EC-CHAP Presents: Your Drum Circle with Bob Bloom (3rd Tuesday of the month - January - May)

EC-CHAP Presents: Your Drum Circle with Bob Bloom (3rd Tuesday of the month - January - May)

$10.00 AT THE DOOR 

At this hoot, first-time drummers and those with seasoning drumrollick together.  From 2007 to 2010, Bob Bloom was chair of the Interactive Drumming Committee of The Percussive Arts Society, the largest percussion organization in the world.

For nearly two decades, he served as a faculty assistant to Dr. Babatunde Olatunji for his “Language of the Drums” courses at The Omega Institute, Rowe Conference Center, and Kripalu Institute for Yoga and Health.

BB drummed and sang as a performance member of Olatunji’s internationally-renowned African music and dance company,  “Drums of Passion” in concerts at venues including Lincoln Center, The Washington Monument, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Jorgenson Hall.

Through Olatunji’s music philosophy, “Unity of Purpose”, you'll float wherever your thoughts take you rhythmic-ally, melodic-ally, harmonic-ally, beat-ally, lyric-ally, and movement-ally.

Photo of Campers Drumming.jpg

Bring your favorite hand drums. You’re drumless? No problem. Your heart and hands can enjoy the djembes, doumbeks, tubanos, and bongos from the colorful cargo that BB is trucking to the shindigs. 

Join us for this unique monthly drum circle experience. This program is hosted by the "Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance" (EC-CHAP). Doors 7:00pm / Show 7:30pm. Soft drinks and snacks available. "BYOB&F" - Bring Your Own Beverage & Food (Wine & Beer Only - I.D. Required). You can also bring your paid ticket to Willington Pizza House (or WP Too) for eat-in or take-out the night of the show and receive 15% off your meal purchase. Ask for "The Packing House" pizza! Click here for secret recipe. 

For information and table reservations, please call 518-791-9474.

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EC-CHAP Social Dance Series with Kelly Madenjian (2nd Thursday of the month)
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

EC-CHAP Social Dance Series with Kelly Madenjian (2nd Thursday of the month)

EC-CHAP Social Dance Series with Kelly Madenjian (2nd Thursday of the month)

TICKETS  $10.00 AT THE DOOR

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Special Note: EC-CHAP is excited to debut our new Social Dance Series with Kelly Madenjian! It is an honor and privilege to have such a talented and award-winning dancer lead this monthly dance experience with us. The Social Dance Series will be offered on the 2nd Thursday of the month. Bring your dancing shoes!

Enjoy a lovely evening out social ballroom dancing. Each month will feature a beginner ballroom dance lesson. Have you ever wanted to learn Cha Cha, Swing, Waltz or Fox Trot? Learn the basics or practice some new moves, or lend your skills to expand our dance community. All levels welcome.  Partner not required.

After the lesson stay or join us for a fun social dance to all your favorite ballroom hits. Viennese Waltz to West Coast Swing and everything in between. Social dancing is a beautiful evening out socializing and dancing with friends to great music. Save me a dance!

IMG_5609.JPG

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Kelly Madenjian is a  Social Ballroom Dance, Fitness and Yoga instructor.  She is 7 time USA Dance National Ballroom Rhythm and American Nine Dance Champion. Kelly enjoys being an adjunct professor at Eastern Ct State Univ in the Athletics Depart. She has designed and teaches Salsa Fit, a cardio dance workout class and Dance Your Yoga Flow, a vinyasa power flow to music infused with classical dance training techniques. Kelly also does community adult and children’s theater as an actress, choreographer and director. She most recently has added film and commercial appearances to her credits. 

Join us for this monthly Social Dance Experience! This program is hosted by the "Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance" (EC-CHAP). Doors 7:00pm / Dance 7:30pm. Soft drinks and snacks available. "BYOB&F" - Bring Your Own Beverage & Food (Wine & Beer Only - I.D. Required). You can also bring your paid ticket to Willington Pizza House (or WP Too) for eat-in or take-out the night of the show and receive 15% off your meal purchase. Ask for "The Packing House" pizza! Click here for secret recipe. 

For information and table reservations, please call 518-791-9474.

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EC-CHAP Presents: Your Drum Circle with Bob Bloom (3rd Tuesday of the month - January - May)
Feb
20
7:30 PM19:30

EC-CHAP Presents: Your Drum Circle with Bob Bloom (3rd Tuesday of the month - January - May)

EC-CHAP Presents: Your Drum Circle with Bob Bloom (3rd Tuesday of the month - January - May)

TICKETS  $10.00 AT THE DOOR 

At this hoot, first-time drummers and those with seasoning drumrollick together.  From 2007 to 2010, Bob Bloom was chair of the Interactive Drumming Committee of The Percussive Arts Society, the largest percussion organization in the world.

For nearly two decades, he served as a faculty assistant to Dr. Babatunde Olatunji for his “Language of the Drums” courses at The Omega Institute, Rowe Conference Center, and Kripalu Institute for Yoga and Health.

BB drummed and sang as a performance member of Olatunji’s internationally-renowned African music and dance company,  “Drums of Passion” in concerts at venues including Lincoln Center, The Washington Monument, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Jorgenson Hall.

Through Olatunji’s music philosophy, “Unity of Purpose”, you'll float wherever your thoughts take you rhythmic-ally, melodic-ally, harmonic-ally, beat-ally, lyric-ally, and movement-ally.

Photo of Campers Drumming.jpg

Bring your favorite hand drums. You’re drumless? No problem. Your heart and hands can enjoy the djembes, doumbeks, tubanos, and bongos from the colorful cargo that BB is trucking to the shindigs. 

Join us for this unique monthly drum circle experience. This program is hosted by the "Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance" (EC-CHAP). Doors 7:00pm / Show 7:30pm. Soft drinks and snacks available. "BYOB&F" - Bring Your Own Beverage & Food (Wine & Beer Only - I.D. Required). You can also bring your paid ticket to Willington Pizza House (or WP Too) for eat-in or take-out the night of the show and receive 15% off your meal purchase. Ask for "The Packing House" pizza! Click here for secret recipe. 

For information and table reservations, please call 518-791-9474.

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CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW - EC-CHAP Presents: Your Drum Circle with Bob Bloom (3rd Tuesday of the month - January - May) - CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW
Jan
16
7:30 PM19:30

CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW - EC-CHAP Presents: Your Drum Circle with Bob Bloom (3rd Tuesday of the month - January - May) - CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW

CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW - EC-CHAP Presents: Your Drum Circle with Bob Bloom (3rd Tuesday of the month - January - May) - CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW

 

YOUR DRUM CIRCLE WITH BOB BLOOM SCHEDULED FOR THIS EVENING HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE EXPECTED STORM. THIS PROGRAM WILL RESUME ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH, AND WILL CONTINUE AS PLANNED ON THE 3RD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH.

WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

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"DRUM RIDE" - AN EVENING WITH BOB BLOOM
Sep
10
8:00 PM20:00

"DRUM RIDE" - AN EVENING WITH BOB BLOOM

ACOUSTIC ARTIST SERIES: INTERACTIVE DRUM SESSION

TICKETS $8.00 IN ADVANCE (ONLINE) / $10.00 AT THE DOOR

Take A Drum Ride!

Bring your favorite hand drum (djembe, bongos, bodhran, timbau, conga, ...) to play at this funk, folk, and boogie shindig. You'll take a drum ride with Bob Bloom as he drives melodic rhythms to legendary songs by The Beatles, Olatunji, James Brown, Chuck Berry, The Grateful Dead, Buddy Holly, and more.

Don't have a hand drum? No problem. You'll get your hands around one from the colorful cargo that BB is trucking to The Packing House. Newbie and seasoned drummers rollick together!

Join us for an evening of rhythm and fun! This interactive concert is a part of The Packing House Acoustic Artist Series hosted by the Friends of The Mill Works. Snacks and soft drinks available. "BYOB" - Beer and Wine ONLY (I.D. Required).

Call 518-791-9474 for information and table reservations.


About the Artist...

Bob Bloom's audience-participation drumming hoots have sparkled at The New England Folk Festival; Gathering of the Vibes; Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts; First Night Celebrations of Boston, Hartford, Westport and Worcester; Mark Twain Museum; New Haven International Festival of Arts and Ideas; and OpSail New London.

For seventeen years, Bob served as a faculty assistant to Dr. Babatunde Olatunji for his "Language of the Drums" courses at the Omega Institute. He performed on the djun-djun drum as a member of Olatunji's internationally renowned troupe "Drums of Passion" at venues including Lincoln Center, The Washington Monument, Jorgenson Hall, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

From 2007 to 2010, Bob was the chair of the Interactive Drumming Committee of The Percussive Arts Society, the largest percussion organization in the world. In 1997, he received certification as a "Master Teaching Artist" by The Connecticut Office of the Arts.

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