Saturday, June 17th, 2023
Worcester, MA


Hi my name is Sam and I am a Stegosaurus!  I may be big and strong but my brain is the size of a walnut!

What do children learn from the Performing Arts? 

The incorporation of the Arts in early childhood has many benefits, and children’s involvement in Arts-infused programs and activities will develop their cognitive, creative, social and emotional skills, playing a large part in their optimal development.

Celebration! Playing For Change | Song Around The World

In “celebration" of Universal Children's Day, we are proud to release this Song Around The World featuring children from all across the globe. Children are our hope for the future and it is up to us to pave the way so that their future is bright. Come one, come all and join together to make this world great around the...

McInerney School of Irish Dance

Join the McInerney School of Irish Dance, who has performed at several Day of Play Festivals, as they celebrate a Virtual St. Patrick's Day 2021!

Bi-Lingual International Storyteller Leeny Delseamonds

Leeny Del Seamonds, a former performer at our Day of Play Festival, is an award-winning entertainer of stories and songs, shares her story of "La Hormiguita" to preschoolers and their families. Ay Ay Ay!

The Smiley Face Song

In the last 40 years, Chuck & Mud have been winning over audiences of all ages by performing at their share of coffeehouses, church basements, kid’s fairs, community fundraisers, First Night Worcester events and concerts in the park all over Central Mass including our own Day of Play Family Festival. The couple’s lively performances and infectious music have also brought...

Playing for Change

We are proud and honored to reshare this video, produced by Playing For Change in partnership with Turnaround Arts. Turnaround Arts infuses struggling schools with arts as a strategy for reform. The program was founded by President Obama’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities and is now run by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Turnaround Arts...

Crocodile River Music

Crocodile River Music has played at most of our Festivals. We LIVE recorded this video at the WICN Studio 50 for our 10th Anniversary. Immerse yourself in this exciting African Music!

Magic with Steve Kidding

Another of our favorite performers that were recorded LIVE at WICN Studio 50 is family Magician Stevie Kidding. Stevie has participated in most of our live festivals and is a family favorite! He will be the featured performer on Day 3 of the Festival Monday, September 20th.

Skins and Scales Exotic Reptiles and Amphibian Presentations

We are excited to highlight Skins and Scales Exotic Reptiles and Amphibian Presentations who has performed at all 10 years of the Festival. We LIVE filmed him at the WICN Studio 50. Every year Leo Skinner's exhibit is swamped and the children and adults get to get hands on with Snakes, Turtles, Lizards, and even a Tarantula! Now you will...

"Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug"

Tiny T. Rex has a HUGE problem. His friend Pointy needs cheering up and only a hug will do. But with his short stature and teeny T. Rex arms, is a hug impossible? Not if Tiny has anything to say about it! Join this plucky little dinosaur in his very first adventure, Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug—a warm...

"The Goldfish (Let's Go Swimming)" by The Laurie Berkner Band

Lyrics: Intro: Lots of little fish were sleeping on a rock in the bottom of the ocean. They lifted up their heads and they shook ot their tails and they said let’s go swimming. Chorus Let’s go swimming. Let’s go swimming Yeah let’s go swimming. Let’s go swimming Let’s go swimming in the bottom of the ocean. Bridge: Then the...

I Am Enough by Grace Byers presented by Students from the College of the Holy Cross

This gorgeous, lyrical ode to loving who you are, respecting others, and being kind to one another comes from Empire actor and activist Grace Byers and talented newcomer artist Keturah A. Bobo. We are all here for a purpose. We are more than enough. We just need to believe it. Students from The College of the Holy Cross, participating in...

Walk Like a Dinosaur with Matt

In this fun new song Matt is walking, stomping and chomping like a dinosaur. Can you join Matt and sing-along? Watch out for dinosaurs! You might see a Triceratops, a Stegosaurus, and a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Full lyrics below: Original Song By Matt. Lyrics: I’m walking like a dinosaur big, big, big (x3) Take a look at me A dinosaur says,...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Written in 1969, the classic book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" was written by Eric Carle and is still loved several generations later! Join Eric as he reads the book to you! A prolific author of beloved children books you can experience them yourself at the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst MA.

Raffi - Baby Beluga

Raffi's joyful music, concert videos and Songs to Read books have been staples of children's lives for decades. Is it time for you and the children in your life to rediscover Raffi?

Paw Patrol Live

Paw Patrol Mighty Pups live show at United Square Mall in Singapore December 2019. Enjoy the show with Ryder, Marshall, Skye, Chase and Rubble!

Chuck & Mud

In the last 40 years, Chuck & Mud have been winning over audiences of all ages by performing at their share of coffeehouses, church basements, kid’s fairs, community fundraisers, First Night Worcester events and concerts in the park all over Central Mass. The couple’s lively performances and infectious music have also brought smiles and goodwill to many in Central Mass...

Laurie Berkner Band "We Are The Dinosaurs"

These days critics widely acknowledge Laurie’s major contribution toward launching what is now dubbed the progressive “kindie rock” movement – i.e. less saccharine, more rocking music that is not dumbed down for children. But it wasn’t simply an enormous amount of talent that helped create an entire genre and skyrocketed Laurie to her current position as “the queen of kids’...

In Da Zone Dancers

The In Da Zone dance troupe from the Worcester Boys & Girls Club have performed at several of our festivals. We want to show their talent by presenting their 1st Place winning performance from the PRELUDE NEW ENGLAND 2019 JUNIOR DIVISION'S dance contest!!

Jo Jo Siwa - Nonstop BOP! Hold the Drama (6-10 yrs)

Do you have a Jo Jo Bow? Through the lens of JoJo’s personal experience and playful voice, she digs into themes such as finding your passion, keeping strong in the face of adversity, appreciating your individualism, the importance of being loyal, and never giving up. Most of all, JoJo’s story is meant to inspire young girls to find the courage...

Baby Sing a Story with Ms. Cara and Rory

In this video, listen as Ms. Cara and Rory sing the book Down By the Bay . Later listen as they sing Seals on the Bus, Mary had a Little Lamb and Zoom, Zoom, Zoom. Have fun and sing along! Video was provided by the Worcester Public Library.

Concert for kids with 123 Andres

Learn about the music and instruments of Latin America as you enjoy this fun bilingual concert for kids.

Crocodile River Music

Crocodile River Music has performed at almost all of our Day of Play Family Festivals and this year we are pleased to share a few performance videos with you. Welcome to Crocodile River Music’s African Arts in Education Virtual Experience! “ Mother and Water: Keys of Life ” Balafon With Balla Get ready to….Explore The Balafon! "Bani Performance ” With...
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