Giving Thanks: Expressing Gratitude through Poetry & Dance on November 15

This annual Thanksgiving-time event features a book-signing and poetry readings from Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary by author Maya Gottfried, as well as a presentation of original works by CKDS poets and live music by singer/songwriter Michael Harren. 

Pay tribute to our animal friends and enjoy a sneak peek of new choreography from studio director Cynthia King, as we celebrate the power of compassionate choices. King will also lead an animal-themed dance-along, in which children and adults alike are encouraged to participate. Families are invited to sponsor a rescued turkey through local animal sanctuaries and see their donation matched by CKDS. 

General donations in any amount are also welcome. CKDS will distribute funds to local animal sanctuaries to support the important work that they do.

Can't make it to the event? Consider donating to a nearby farm animal sanctuary. Click to support these wonderful rescue and advocacy organizations:

Farm Sanctuary
Woodstock Farm Sanctuary
Skylands Animal Sanctuary & Rescue
Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary
Vine Sanctuary

Refreshments will be served! 
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Cynthia King

A professional dancer since 1978, Cynthia King has been teaching and choreographing since 1986. Training extensively at the Boston Conservatory and The Ailey School, King honed her skills under the tutelage of legendary dancers including Emiko and Yasuko Tokunaga, Carmen DeLavallade, Diane McIntyre, and Rod Rodgers (of whose dance company she became a member). She has taught dance in Brooklyn at P.S. 315, Poly Prep, and I.S. 62 in addition to Cynthia King Dance Studio (CKDS).