Free Family Day at Strathmore on Monday President’s Day


Perplexed about how to spend Monday when the kids are home from school?Don’t be! Just head to Discover Strathmore!

This free annual family festival is always incredible, and this year kid rock experts Justin Robert and Aaron Nigel Smith are headlining, as well as a slew of kid-centric activities.

Discover Strathmore takes place on Monday, February 18, 2013 from 11 a.m.–4  p.m. No fees, no tickets necessary. My family and I attend nearly every year and we are always blown away with excitement and gratitude that this gem of an arts center throws such a huge bash for the youngest members of our community.

Just check out this full schedule!

Music Center and Music Center Concert Hall: All about experiencing music through movement.
All day          Instrument petting zoo; face painting with Masquerade Face and Body Art; art activities with Mary Jane Campbell
11a.m.             Take a Bow on the Marriott Concert Stage
12:15p.m.        Justin Roberts & The Not Yet Ready for Naptime Players Trio
1:15p.m.          Aaron Nigel Smith Band
2:15p.m.          Justin Roberts & The Not Yet Ready for Naptime Players Trio|
3:15p.m.          Mambo Sauce, GO GO for the Kids

Mansion :  Takes art to the streets with acoustic performances and a showcase of vaudeville and busker art forms
11 a.m.            Little Music with LEA
12 p.m.            Pinot & Augustine
1 p.m.              Katie Balloons, balloon animals and creations
2 p.m.              Michael Rosman, dynamic juggling
3 p.m.              Aaron Nigel Smith, solo acoustic show

Education Center Room 402 (located in the Music Center): Professional musicians present interactive concerts for kids
11:15 a.m.       Discover Jazz with Brad Linde
12:15 p.m.       Discover Bluegrass with Alexander Mitchell
1:15 p.m.         Discover Hip hop with Christylez Bacon
2:15 p.m.         Discover Latin music with Didier Prossaird
3:15 p.m.         Discover Classical with Jennifer Steiger

Education Center Room 304 (located in the Music Center): CityDance Center at Strathmore Gives Mini Classes
11-11:20 a.m.; 12:10-12:30 p.m.;           Discover Ballet, Modern and Jazz (Ages 12 and under)
1:20-1:40 p.m.; 2:30-2:50 p.m.;
3:40-4 p.m

11:35-11:55 a.m.; 12:45-1:05 p.m.;        Discover Hip Hop (All Ages)
1:55-2:15 p.m.; 3:05-3:25 p.m.

Class sizes limited. Tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to start of each CityDance class. Guests asked to form lines outside back door of Music Center Education Wing to receive a ticket.

Room 405
11:30 a.m.-noon; 12:30–1 p.m.;              Discover Dance Concert with CityDance
1:30-2 p.m.; 2:30-3 p.m.

Free parking is available in the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro garage. To provide ease of movement for families and guests, Strathmore asks that visitors do not bring strollers into the Music Center or Mansion during Discover Strathmore—strolling parking areas will be available.


  1. We are thinking of going. Hope to see you there!

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