Education Blog

Spring 2017 Minds in Motion Premieres

By Paige Grand Pré, Education Communications Associate 05.10.17

The JBFC is pleased to host world premieres for our Minds in Motion program participants this May and June! This spring, over 400 fourth grade students from PEARLS Hawthorne, School 5 Kahlil Gibran, and Casimir Pulaski in Yonkers; Church Street in White Plains; and Claremont Elementary in Ossining participated in Minds in Motion. Each participating class works collaboratively with volunteers and a teaching artist over the course of 12 weeks to write, storyboard, direct, and produce an original stop-motion animated film in small groups.

Now that production on their films has wrapped, these young animators will walk the red carpet, receive popcorn and juice, and see their stop-motion animation films premiere on the big screen! These events at the JBFC Theater are free and open to the public, so we invite you to join us:

  • Friday, May 12 at 9:30 am: PEARLS Hawthorne School
  • Monday, June 12 at 10:00 am: Kahlil Gibran School & School 5 Elementary
  • Tuesday, June 13 at 12:00 pm: Claremont Elementary School
  • Wednesday, June 14 at 5:30 pm: Church Street Elementary & Casimir Pulaski School

To learn more about our Minds in Motion program, visit the School Programs website. To contribute to this program and help “keep the buses rolling,” visit our Membership & Giving page.

If you are interested in supporting the Education Department via volunteerism, visit our Volunteer page to learn about available opportunities. We will host a training session for those interested in volunteering with Minds in Motion this summer on Thursday, June 15 from 10:00 am—12:30 pm at the JBFC Media Arts Lab. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Imani Humphries, at to learn more and RSVP.