PARTICIPATE! With Miami Book Fair

Solo exploration is great, but sometimes you need to commune with other adventurers to get the party started – so clap your hands and stomp your feet at our Participate! stage. Whether it’s sitting down for an interactive folktale with a storyteller, humming along to a song, or marveling in magic, the stage is where you’ll want to be for your daily dose of entertainment. You can rest while watching short theater performances, stand up and dance to some songs, or clap to rhythmic drumbeats, all while hanging out with family and new friends! Scroll down to see all the performances we’re bringing to the Alley.

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Upcoming Events

November 2021

Saturday, November 20 @ 10:30 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Participate! Piggie & Gerald – Theatrical Performance

Your favorite Mo Willems duo, Piggie and Gerald, are brought to life in this theatrical medley of stories, including favorites like Watch Me Throw A Ball, Listen to My Trumpet, We Are In A Play, and more!   Presented in partnership with …

Saturday, November 20 @ 11:30 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Participate! Musical Storytelling With Inez Barlatier

Miami native Inez Barlatier is a multifaceted performer of Ayisyen (Haitian) descent. She celebrates Hatian art and culture through energetic drumming and singing, sharing songs and phrases in Haitian Creole that explore themes of community and gratitude.…

Saturday, November 20 @ 12:30 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Participate! A Clown Adventure – Theatrical Performance

Sassy and Orly, the Red Nose Spies, meet as usual to fulfill a top-secret mission. This incredible adventure has twists and turns, false doors, mysterious suitcases, and a series of clues that will lead them to a great discovery – a treasure!   Recommended for ages 3-8…

Saturday, November 20 @ 1:15 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Saturday, November 20 @ 2:15 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Participate! Simama Nami (Stand with Me) – Theatrical Performance

A salute to African storytelling, Simama Nami follows the journey of a rhino, chimp, and dung beetle seeking refuge in a cave. Something outside is upsetting the three creatures, and they must band together with their unique attributes to face their fears and solve their problems. At its heart, Simama Nami is a call to action, and we ask our audiences to stand with us and look after each other, each living creature, and the world we all live in.…

Saturday, November 20 @ 3:15 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Participate! Musical Storytelling With Rita Rosa

Multi-award-winning children’s artist Rita Rosa Ruesga shares Hispanic songs everyone can enjoy. Be aware: Some puppet friends may appear during this performance … if you’re lucky!…

Saturday, November 20 @ 4:15 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Participate! The Dangerfun Show

Starring the Incredible Ian, The Dangerfun Show features magic, comedy, juggling, and more!  Learn the story of a young computer technician who quit his “boring” day job to pursue a full-time career in showbiz – because “if you truly believe in magic, anything is possible!” With big dreams and small means, this highly interactive, vaudeville-style performance explores the lost art of magic and variety entertainment. Fun for all ages, the show will leave you questioning your senses!…

Saturday, November 20 @ 5:15 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Participate! Conga Time!

Join Michael Gil and the Luyano band for a taste of their unique fusion sound as they start a conga line celebration that will close out Children’s Alley!…

Sunday, November 21 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Participate! Musical Storytelling With Rita Rosa

Multi-award-winning children’s artist Rita Rosa Ruesga shares Hispanic songs everyone can enjoy. Be aware: Some puppet friends may appear during this performance … if you’re lucky!…

Sunday, November 21 @ 12:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Participate! Origami Tales With Kuniko Yamamoto

Welcome to the infinite world of origami! In Japanese, “ori” means to fold and “gami” means paper. Using origami, music, and audience participation, Kuniko Yamamoto provides a magical introduction to Japanese culture and the art of simplicity. In Origami Tales, mythological character masks and puppets, amazing flowers, and a dragon – all made from origami – set the stage, while Kuniko shares heartfelt stories from ancient Japan.    Recommended for ages 4-12.…

Sunday, November 21 @ 1:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Participate! Simama Nami (Stand with Me) – Theatrical Performance

A salute to African storytelling, Simama Nami follows the journey of a rhino, chimp, and dung beetle seeking refuge in a cave. Something outside is upsetting the three creatures, and they must band together with their unique attributes to face their fears and solve their problems. At its heart, Simama Nami is a call to action, and we ask our audiences to stand with us and look after each other, each living creature, and the world we all live in.…

Sunday, November 21 @ 1:45 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Participate! Drumming & Storytelling From Ayiti With Lucrece

Join professional storyteller, librarian, and dancer Lucrece Louisdhon-Louinis for a luminous performance of her traditional stories from Haiti.…

Sunday, November 21 @ 2:45 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Participate! Blue Circus – Theatrical Performance

Two mimes are left alone in charge of a circus, and the show must go on! To make it work they will perform various big-top numbers: the tamer and the lion, the jugglers, the magician, and the bearded woman. Two mimes in charge of wild animals – what could possibly go wrong? …

Sunday, November 21 @ 3:30 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Participate! The Dangerfun Show

Starring the Incredible Ian, The Dangerfun Show features magic, comedy, juggling, and more!  Learn the story of a young computer technician who quit his “boring” day job to pursue a full-time career in showbiz – because “if you truly believe in magic, anything is possible!” With big dreams and small means, this highly interactive, vaudeville-style performance explores the lost art of magic and variety entertainment. Fun for all ages, the show will leave you questioning your senses!…

Sunday, November 21 @ 4:30 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Participate! Pete the Cat – Theatrical Performance

Pete the Cat, the coolest and calmest cat in town, is ready to teach your little ones not to worry. Eric Litwin’s groovy stories Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, I love My White Shoes, and My Four Groovy Buttons leap off the page through song and dance!…

Sunday, November 21 @ 5:15 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Participate! Conga Time!

Join Michael Gil and the Luyano band for a taste of their unique fusion sound as they start a conga line celebration that will close out Children’s Alley!…

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