Celebrate the Arts in April at The Strong Museum

The Strong News Release
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 585-263-2700 museumofplay.org

March 15, 2016

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365, srhinewald@museumofplay.org

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325, nmcelrath@museumofplay.org

Celebrate the Arts in April
at The Strong Museum

Throughout April at The Strong museum, celebrate the arts through short films, musical performances, and ballet:

April 1 through April 30: Best of the Fest

Enjoy special screenings of award-winning short films at The Strong museum throughout April as part of Best of the Fest, a collection of 39 creative and educational short films selected from the Rochester International Children's Film Festival archives. The screenings are made possible through a collaboration between The Strong and the Rochester Association for the Education of Young Children in support of the Month of the Young Child.

Best of the Fest is included with general museum admission fees.

April 15 & 29: Eastman Evening Concert

Join Eastman School of Music students for Eastman Evenings at The Strong museum on Fridays, April 15 and April 29 at 6 p.m. Enjoy a brief concert followed by a question and answer session in the museum’s Caterpillar Atrium.

All Eastman Evenings events and performances are included with general museum admission fees.

April 16: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Ballet Preview

Delight in selected scenes from New York State Ballet’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream performed at The Strong museum on Saturday, April 16 at noon and 2 p.m. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is presented by the New York State Ballet in honor of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s passing.

A Midsummer Night's Dream Ballet Preview

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a dance adaptation of Shakespeare’s famous play, takes place in an enchanted forest filled with fairies. A mischievous elf named Puck mistakenly casts a spell on the wrong people wandering through the woods. After transforming one of the locals into a donkey and accidentally bewitching the Queen, Puck and the King of the Fairies work to reverse the magic. The story incorporates humor and dance to tell the classic tale.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream preview is included with general museum admission fees, and is in conjunction with upcoming performances of the ballet on April 23 and 24 at the Kodak Center for Performing Arts.


Museum public programs underwritten in part by Delta Air Lines, the official airline of The Strong.



Museum Hours: Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

General Admission Fees (does not include admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden®): age 2 and older $14, under age 2 free, members free.

Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden: General admission fee plus $3 for members, $4 for nonmembers, under age 2 free. Entry is by timed ticket only.

Parking: Free parking is available at the museum for all guests on a first-come, first-served basis during regular museum hours. Please note that, on high visitation days, the museum lot may reach capacity early in the day. If space is not available on site at the time of your visit, additional parking is available at neighboring municipal garages for a fee. The Strong is not responsible for fees incurred at off-site locations.