KIDS: Green Street Arts Center

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Green Street Arts Center - Regular Programs 
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        About Green Street Arts Center
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Green Street Arts Center of Wesleyan University offers a huge diversity of classes for kids of all ages  - and parents, too! 
Summer events and classes at Green Street include some phenomenal choices, such as African Drum and Dance, Yoga, and Family Tuesdays.  Green Street also offers a 5-week Art and Science Summer Academy for students entering grades 1-5.  Students participating in the program can expect to perform some very cool experiments; see some great sights in Middletown from a scientist’s perspective; learn the connections between dance and science, math and music; and create artwork based on their newfound knowledge! 
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After School Program
The After School Arts and Science Program offers classes in Videography, Sound Recording and a Peer Education Performance Project for students in Grades 6-12, and classes in African Drumming, Breakdance, Songwriting, Visual Arts, Hip Hop, Comic Book Creation, and much more for all grades.  A special Academic Enrichment hour offers students the opportunity to receive homework help and to work on additional academic exercises to strengthen their skills.  Green Street is also the site for Wesleyan University’s participation in the Help Yourself Academy – a unique program for at-risk students in grades 3 and 4 to explore science in twice weekly experimentation sessions.
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Early Childhood
Green Street offers a variety of early childhood classes for parents and kids to explore their creativity together. Families are invited to take classes in movement, music, and visual arts which provide new activities and skills that you can take home and share.
Just For Parents
Also available are programs just for parents, such as “How to Talk so Kids Will Listen”, a collaboration between Green Street and the Family Wellness Center of Middletown.  Additionally, parents can unwind and explore their own creative and artistic passions at Green Street’s great events and evening classes (
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Home School Program
Home school families will find great classes offered at Green Street Arts Center this Fall, as well as a great community to share the home school experience with.  Classes and co-operatives are currently being formed.  Parents interested in participating should contact Sarah-Jane Ripa at (860) 685-7860
Green Street Arts Center of Wesleyan University enables the community to embrace diversity and foster creativity through the collaboration of individuals.
The greatest asset and most unique quality of the Green Street Arts Center of Wesleyan University is that it has grown from a collaborative spirit of the University, the City of Middletown, the North End Action Team and other stakeholders who recognized that their community could rise up and become a beacon of change.
Located in Middletown’s historic North End, Green Street is a gathering place for people from all walks and stages of life to come together and share in the common theme of the arts.
Utilizing the arts, Green Street enable community, youth, students, faculty and staff to converge in one special place, a place that encourages us all to learn more about the world we share and to appreciate people’s differences and similarities, respecting who we are as individuals.
Green Street Arts Center is located at 51 Green Street, Middletown, CT 06457
From Route 66 West - Portland, East Hampton, Hebron
Follow Rt. 66 across the Portland Bridge
At the light at the end of the Bridge, go straight.
Continue straight on Main Street in Middletown through the next light.
Take next Left onto Green Street.
From Route 66 East
Follow Rt. 66 into Middletown, past Wesleyan University on your right-hand side.
At the light at the major intersection of Rt. 66 and Main Street, turn Left onto Main Street.
Take the second Right onto Green Street.
From Route 84
Take Rt. 84 (either W or E) to either Rt. 91 South or Rt. 9 South.
Follow directions below.
From Route 91 South
Take Rt. 91 S to Exit 22 for Rt. 9 South (left exit).
Follow directions below.
From Route 91 North
Take Rt. 91 N to exit for Rt. 9 South.
Follow directions below.
From Route 9
Once on Rt. 9, take exit 16 for Portland/Willimantic Rt. 66.
Go under railroad bridge.
At light take a Left onto Main Street.
Go through the first light on Main Street.
Take the next Left onto Green Street.
Green Street Arts Center is located on the right-hand side (large brick building).  Parking is either on the left-hand side of the street in a lot, in front of the building, or through the parking lot to the next lot.  Parking is also available on the street.
For information about special events or regular programs, contact the Green Street Arts Center at or (860)685-7871 for more information. Also visit their website at 
Images and descriptions on this page are used by permission of the Green Street Arts Center, and are protected under United States Copyright Laws. For information, contact the Green Street Arts Center.

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