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Music of Central NY w/ Dave Ruch - Youth Program

  • Sat, November 14, 2020
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tompkins Center for History & Culture - 110 North Tioga St, Ithaca NY 14850
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  • Please include child's first name and age for registration.

    Youth Programs are intended for children ages 3-12. Space in each program is limited and preference will be given to youth participants. Due to event capacity guidelines please have no more than one adult attend per child, and if possible one adult may register and supervise multiple children.

    All registrants will be contacted two days before the program, if you are unable to attend please contact so your space may be offered to those on the waitlist.

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Music of Central New York w/ Dave Ruch

WHEN: Saturday November 14th - 2-3pm

WHERE: CAP ArtSpace in the Tompkins Center for History & Culture on the Ithaca Commons

PRESENTERS: Dave Ruch - Music Historian & Performer

Kids (ages 6-14) & families are invited to take a musical trip around Tompkins County and Central New York with songs and stories from the Erie Canal, the Haudenosaunee people, the underground railroad, rural farms, traveling circuses and more. Dave Ruch is a full-time musician and performer widely noted for his ability to engage audiences of all kinds. With banjo, mandolins, jaw harp, washboard, bones, spoons and more, his music has been featured on American Public Media, NPR, PBS, CBS Sunday Morning, and on stages across the United States, Canada and the UK.

We are inviting 15 children to attend the live-streamed program at The History Center on the Ithaca Commons on November 14th. These children will be given the opportunity to talk with Dave in a live Q&A session following the presentation, and time to explore the History Center Exhibit Hall. 


The program will also be live-streamed through The History Center's Facebook page ( where it can be viewed by anyone from home. 

Donations to this program will support future youth programs at The History Center in Tompkins County. 

This event is brought to you by The History Center in Tompkins County and Dave Ruch Music through grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New York State Council of the Arts. 

This FREE program is intended for kids ages 6-14 of all abilities. Participants must pre-register, preference for registrants will go to youth although we will accept a waitlist. NO DROP-INS. Registration is limited to 15 children for the live event. This event will include loud sounds, any participants with sensory sensitivities are encouraged to participate from home so they can adjust volume levels as needed. 

If you have registered but become unable to attend, please contact so we can offer your space to others on the waitlist. 

Physical Address

Located inside the Tompkins Center for History & Culture

110 North Tioga Street

(On the Ithaca Commons) 

Ithaca NY, 14850 USA

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