Monday, February 28, 2011


I’m involved in three different school residencies right now, so most of my work is for them at the moment. Below are some places the general public can come and see me!!

March 2011:
3/23: Fairfield Library, NJ 6:30PM
3/27: Franklin Township Library, NJ 1:45PM, 3PM

April 2011:
4/9: Elevate Yoga (stories for adults, then yoga class), Hazlet, NJ 2PM
4/13: Keansburg Library, NJ 3:30PM

May 2011:
5/1 Ridgewood Public Library, NJ 2PM

June 2011
6/7:Fair Haven Library, NJ 3:15PM

August 2011:
8/23: Oceanic Library, Rumson, NJ 3:30PM

So,,, where is Julie when she’s not storytelling?
She might be….Performing as Dr. Ima Confused, her character for the Big Apple Circus Clown Care hospital program at Harlem Hospital for the pediatric patients and their families.(More info on the circus below) Or, you could catch her stilt walking at any number of special events. She also might be…performing as any number of characters for the Big Apple Circus Vaudeville Caravan program at the Montrose and Castle Point Veterans Hospitals. And, of course, you might find her…teaching yoga at Devotion Yoga Studio in Hoboken, NJ (mostly Monday and Friday nights, but some other times as well). And, never forget that sometimes she’s cleaning chimneys – okay, not for real – but I just looking for an ending!!!

Big Apple Circus Clown Care hospital program: is a community outreach program of the Big Apple Circus, anaward winning presenter of live family entertainment and a leadingnot-for-profit performing arts institution.Using juggling, mime, magic, music, puppetry, storytelling and lots ofimprovisation, we are specially trained “doctors of delight” who bring thejoy and excitement of the one ring circus to the bedsides of hospitalizedchildren one to five days each week, year round, nationwide. As MeredithVieira, our national spokesperson and honorary clown doctor, phrased it:From ringside to bedside! Clown Care makes “clown rounds,” a parody ofmedical rounds where humor is the prescribed treatment. As “clown doctors”,we are professional performers who work one-on-one with the children, theirparents, and hospital staff to ease the stress of serious illness byreintroducing laughter and fun as natural parts of life.A national network of host hospitals, generous contributions and grants fromindividuals, foundations and corporations support Clown Care.

Storytelling Arts: Here’s the organization I do a lot of storytelling residencies in schools with: They are dedicated to bringing the art of storytelling to underserved populations. Storytelling Arts works with schools and community organizations to bring the benefits of storytelling to a varied audience. Storytelling Arts programs serve to boost literacy and build community through:
Classroom residencies in schools
Professional development opportunities for teachers
Programs in community organizations
Educational services in juvenile detention centers
Devotion Yoga: Devotion Yoga is a community dedicated to creating a safe, peaceful, and non-competitive environment which offers individuals the opportunity to learn the practice of yoga through classes, workshops and related events. We are committed to providing high quality, inspiring, unique, and balanced programming that support our members in living a healthy and fulfilling life.

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