Classics For Kids at Nassau Community College Presents "African Folk Tales"


Immediate: November 13, 2008 Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 e-mail:

Garden City, NY - The popular series Classics for Kids returns for its 30th season at Nassau Community College with African Folk Tales, which will be performed on Sunday, December 14 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the College Center Building.Inspired by "Anansi the Spider" and other legends, the folk traditions of Africa are introduced in this delectable program of stories, mime, music and audience participation. Stories include: "Why do Monkey's Live in Trees?"; "How Did the Zebra Get its Stripes?"; "What Did the Snake Do to the Possum?"; and "What Tricks Will Anansi the Spider Play on the Other Animals?"

Classics for Kids is sponsored by the Nassau Community College Cultural Program. Tickets cost $1.50 per person. Performances are held in the College Center Building on the NCC campus. Since seating is limited, parents are urged to purchase tickets in advance. For more information, call 516.572.7153.

About Nassau Community College

Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where over 22,000 full- and part-time students and 14,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 60 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence.