“Tribute” at Town Hall, NYC

AMOEBA HOP is part of a Tribute to Teachers!









    On September 6, 2007, Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary hosted a musical tribute to the American Federation of Teachers. The performance took place at New York’s Town Hall Theater in front of an appreciative audience of educators.
    Christine Lavin and Betsy Franco Feeney, creators of the book AMOEBA HOP, were invited to perform along with musical legend Judy Collins, Sesame Street’s Elmo and many other special guests. Rosie O’Donnell and Cynthia Nixon were just two individuals who shared their memories of favorite teachers who inspired them. 
    Stay tuned for information on the release of a DVD of this special event!


Butterfly Art Hospice Fundraiser

Betsy Franco Feeney
donates art to Hospice

The “Butterfly Fairy” was sold at auction
for $900. The entire amount was donated 
to Rockland Hospice by Betsy.


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 “Amoeba Hop” was sung by Christine Lavin (visit Christine’s website) while           Betsy Franco Feeney turned the pages of the Giant Book (book also held by David Ippolito - “That Guitar Man” from Central Park - visit David’s website) http://www.christinelavin.com/http://www.thatguitarman.com/shapeimage_2_link_0shapeimage_2_link_1
BOOK SIGNING at NATIONAL ARTS CLUB , Gramercy Park, NYC
Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Award Winner in the

“Art: Instructional/How To” category

of the “Best Books 2010” Awards

sponsored by USA Book News

Read ReviewUSA_BK_NWs_Press_Release.html
 

Betsy Franco Feeney Visits

Maywood Public Library

with her GIANT BOOK and SONG Program

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

3:30 pm

459 Maywood Avenue

Maywood, NJ  07607

201-845-2915

June 12, 2011

BOOKS NJ 2011

on the grounds of Paramus Library

116 East Century Rd

Paramus, NJ

meet Puddle Jump Press authors/illustrators

Cindy Mauro Reisenauer and Betsy Franco Feeney

along with dozens of other book creators

Read all about it: 


EVENTS

      Recent EVENTS

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Murals painted by Betsy Franco Feeney at Elementary Schools


Greenacres Elementary School

Betsy Franco Feeney created the mural “All roads lead to Greenacres” with the help of all K-5 students. The mural was commissioned to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the school (click here to view mural)


Viola Elementary School, Suffern, NY

Betsy Franco Feeney created the mural “Going Green Over the Rainbow” with the help of all K-5 students (click here and scroll down to view mural)


MS 223, Bronx, NY

Betsy Franco Feeney created the mural “Wall of Music” designed by a student and painted with the help of 6th graders ((click here and scroll down to view mural)


MS 223, Bronx, NY

Betsy Franco Feeney created the mural  created the mural “Nature vs Technology” designed by a student and painted with the help of 6th graders (click here and scroll down to view mural)


School and Library Programs


Wednesday, Aug. 6 • Party in a Puddle! • Piermont Library, Piermont, NY
with Betsy Franco Feeney

Award-winning Piermont artist Betsy Franco Feeney will read from her GIANT book about very TINY creatures. Using puppets, all will join in the fun! And what’s a party without music? Based on a song by award-winning singer/songwriter Christine Lavin, AMOEBA HOP will have you dancing and hopping about! A special camera will help you see what really goes on in a single drop of water. Prepare to be AMAZED! This program is for school-age children.

Sunday, June 1st  •   Environmental Day

Presented by the Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority

Betsy Franco Feeney will do activities based on AMOEBA HOP

and HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA. Also at the site:

        Balloon Artist • Face Painting • Solar Powered Merry-Go-Round

        Radio Control Airplanes & Simulators • Music • Puppets • Crafts Games and more!


March 21-28,  2014   Viola Elementary School

(Environmental program for 3rd grade with AMOEBA HOP and HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA)

557 U.S. 202 • Suffern, NY 10901 • Phone:(845) 357-8315


April 4,  2014   Our Lady of Czestochowa Elementary School

(Environmental programs for 3rd & 4th grade - AMOEBA HOP and HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA)

248 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302  • (201) 434-2405


April 2014   Town of Clarkstown PreSchool

(Environmental program for preschoolers with AMOEBA HOP and HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA)

Street School Community Ctr, 30 Zukor Rd, New City, NY 10956 • 914-639-6200


Tuesday April 15, 2014   3:30 pm  Secaucus Public Library

(Environmental program with AMOEBA HOP and HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA)

1379 Paterson Plank Road,  Secaucus, NJ  07094


Tuesday March 4, 2014   The Goddard School

(Environmental program for preschoolers with AMOEBA HOP and HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA)

334 Spook Rock Road  • Suffern, NY 10901 •  Phone: 845-368-3773


March 21-28,  2014   Viola Elementary School

(Environmental program for 3rd grade with AMOEBA HOP and HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA)

557 U.S. 202 • Suffern, NY 10901 • Phone:(845) 357-8315


April 4,  2014   Our Lady of Czestochowa Elementary School

(Environmental programs for 3rd & 4th grade - AMOEBA HOP and HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA)

248 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302  • (201) 434-2405


March or April 2014 (date TBD) Town of Clarkstown PreSchool

(Environmental program for preschoolers with AMOEBA HOP and HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA)

Street School Community Ctr, 30 Zukor Rd, New City, NY 10956 • 914-639-6200


Tuesday April 15, 2014   3:30 pm  Secaucus Public Library

(Environmental program with AMOEBA HOP and HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA)

1379 Paterson Plank Road,  Secaucus, NJ  07094


Friday January 31, 2014   Franklin Ave. School

(Environmental program with AMOEBA HOP and HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA)

48 Franklin Ave • Pearl River, NY 10965 • (845) 620-3965


Febrary 28th & 30th, 2013

Betsy Franco Feeney Conducted a 6th grade mural painting program

at MS 223, Bronx, NY


March 6, 2013   The Goddard School

(Environmental program with AMOEBA HOP and HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA)

334 Spook Rock Road  • Suffern, NY 10901 •  Phone: 845-368-3773


Sunday, April 7, 2013  •  2nd Annual Parent Conference at JCC

Knowledge is Power: Enriching Family Life  •  8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Presented by Rockland Jewish Family Service, 450 West Nyack Rd, West Nyack, NY 10994, 845-354-2121

Betsy Franco Feeney will be signing books AMOEBA HOP and HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA


Saturday, May 5, 2013 • Hudson Children's Book Festival • 10 AM - 4 PM

215 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson, NY 12534

hcbf@hudsoncityschooldistrict.com     www.hudsonchildrensbookfestival.com

Dozens of Children’s book authors and illustrators

Betsy Franco Feeney and Cindy Mauro Reisenauer will be attending


Sunday May 19, 2013 • 2012  Environmental Day • 11 am - 4 pm

Presented by the Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority

Betsy Franco Feeney’s environmental program based on

AMOEBA HOP and HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA.

        Balloon Artist • Face Painting • Solar Powered Merry-Go-Round

        Radio Control Airplanes & Simulators • Music • Puppets • Crafts

        Games and more!


Sunday, June 9, 2013  •  BOOKS NJ 2013 Festival  •  1pm - 5 pm

on the grounds of Paramus Library, 116 East Century Rd., Paramus, NJ

Over 100 authors,  illustrators and poets - Readings, Children Activities,

Book Signings and more! - Betsy Franco Feeney attending

CLICK HERE: http://www.booksnj.org/


Thursday, May 24th 2012 NYC PS Elementary School Braodway and 219th St. 

Amoeba Book/Song workshop for first grade students


Friday, June 1st, 2012 • 7pm • Artist Day • The Village School in Waldwick, NJ

(a private Montessori school that goes from Toddler through 8th grade)

(Betsy Franco Feeney will be there with AMOEBA HOP and HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA)

For more information, call 201-321-6024


Thursday, May 17th, 2012 • NYC Middle School in Park Slope Brooklyn.

Betsy Franco Feeney - Classroom workshop with 6th, 7th and 8th grade students interested in a career in writing and/or illustrating books


Thursday, May 24th, 2012 • NYC Public School at Broadway and 219th  St.

Betsy Franco Feeney First Grade Classroom - AMOEBA HOP Book/song & microscope workshop


Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 • Post Road's Author/Illustrator Evening 2012 • 4p

Betsy Franco Feeney will be among several authors and illustrators meeting the students and their families

Post Road Elementary School, 175 West Post Road, White Plains, NY 10606


Saturday, May 5th, 2012 • 11:00 AM Barnes and Noble 4416 Palisades Center
West Nyack, NY 10994 telephone: (845) 348-4713
StoryTime and Performance • Betsy Franco Feeney's two books, "Amoeba Hop" and "Hole in the Bottom of the Sea", both based on songs, will be played and performed with youngsters from Stage Left Children’s Theater


Saturday May 5, 2012, 10AM-4PM at Hudson Jr/Sr High School, Hudson, NY

Cindy Mauro Reisenauer will be participating in the 4th Annual Hudson Children’s Book Festival,   There will be over 85 children’s and young adult authors and illustrators, hundreds of books to browse, authors and illustrators presentations, arts and crafts, workshops, live music performances by John Farrell, Johnette Downing and Aaron Nigel Smith. Plus there will be food and other treats available.


Sunday, May 6th, 2012 • 2012 Environmental Day

Presented by the Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority

Betsy Franco Feeney will do activities based on AMOEBA HOP

and HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA. Also at the site:

        Balloon Artist • Face Painting • Solar Powered Merry-Go-Round

        Radio Control Airplanes & Simulators • Music • Puppets • Crafts

        Games and more!


Sunday, April 15, 2012  •  2nd Annual Rockland Book Fair • 1pm

the Historical Society of Rockland County's History Center will once again be full of some of Rockland's most talented authors and illustrators for the 2nd Annual Rockland Authors & Illustrators Book Fair! Puddle Jump Press authors/illustrators participating: Gail Gompper, Cindy Mauro Reisenauer and Betsy Franco Feeney

http://www.rocklandhistory.org/event.cfm?page=219


Sunday, March 25. 2012 • Palisades, NY • 2:00 - 3:00 pm • (Betsy Franco Feeney)        The Esplanade at Palisades  • BOOK LAUNCH Inter-generational Program

       (with youngsters from Stage Left Children’s Theater)

        640 Oak Tree Road, Palisades NY 10964  • 845-359-7870


Tuesday, March 20, 2012 • Goshen, NY • School and Girl Scout visits

by Betsy Franco Feeney

     • Goshen Intermediate School, 13 McNally Street, Goshen, NY 10924                                                      Third Grade Classroom - AMOEBA HOP Book/song & microscope workshop

     • Goshen Presbyterian Church, 33 Park Place, Goshen, NY 10924    Brownies - AMOEBA HOP Book/song & microscope workshop




May 11, 2016  Viola Elementary School

(Giant Book and Song with AMOEBA HOP for K-2)

557 U.S. 202 • Suffern, NY 10901 • Phone:(845) 357-8315