First Night Austin is Austin’s premier family-oriented New Years celebration and TAP will be there to help students celebrate both the arrival of 2010 and “The Neighborhood Project”.
“The Neighborhood Project” is a year- long initiative where young people and their families will explore and answer the questions: “Where do you find beauty in your neighborhood?” and “How can you improve your neighborhood?” as means to both celebrate and improve Austin. TAP is also reaching out to young people and their families through our after school programming and Family Fun Nights.
TAP is hosting Family Fun Nights at Brown, Wooten, Wooldridge, and Barrington Elementary where families will be translating what they have learned over the course of the project into a parade, complete with puppets, music, and banners, as part of First Night’s Grand Procession. They have focused on the food, art, architecture, and the natural landscape of our community.
Come march with us in the First Night Grand Procession on December 31st from 6pm to 7pm downtown! We have tons of great puppets…we just need some more hands and feet!! 🙂 Please email megan@theatreactionproject if you’re interested in participating!
We are also creating a mural out of re-claimed wood to reflect where Austinites all over the community find beauty in their neighborhood. Come make a tile for our mural this weekend! We’ll be at your local H-E-B from 12pm to 3pm, Saturday December 12th:
- E. 7th & Pleasant Valley
- William Cannon & I-35
- Hancock Center
- S. Congress & Oltorf
- Lamar & Rundberg
- North Central Market
- South Central Market
- 620 and 2222
- Bee Caves Rd.
- Slaughter and Escarpment