Children’s Museum of Oswego to host ‘Bash the Trash Recycling Remix’

OSWEGO, NY – The Children’s Museum of Oswego will host the highly unique musical group, Bash the Trash Environmental Arts, on April 12 starting at 2 p.m.

Bash the Trash builds, performs and educates with musical instruments made from reused and repurposed materials.

Bash the Trash entertains audiences with their orchestra of oddball instruments made out of recycled and repurposed materials.
Bash the Trash entertains audiences with their orchestra of oddball instruments made out of recycled and repurposed materials.

The event will be held on the SUNY Oswego campus in the Hewitt Union Ballroom, with free, easily accessible parking.

Tickets are available the day of the event for $5 per person and will include a children’s instrument building workshop, admission to the acclaimed Bash the Trash musical performance, and a fun-filled harmonious parade where kids can show off the melodies of their instruments!

The Children’s Museum of Oswego is a growing, non-profit organization within Oswego County that has a mission to provide access to hands-on learning environments for our youth and our community.

One of CMOO’s objectives is to help teach children about their environment and how they can help to be good stewards.

This “Recycling Remix” event is a fast and funny introduction to the science of sound and the environmental concepts of the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Bash The Trash’s co-director, John Bertles said.

“Kids come to our show, see what we do and get inspired. They go home and get their parents to reuse things, to recycle,” he said.

Bash the Trash Environmental Arts, based out of the New York City region, has been experimenting, performing and educating using musical instruments made from reused and repurposed materials for more than 20 years.

Their scientists/musicians have invented whimsical and distinctive instruments that teach lessons in sound, science and sustainability.

Over the years, the creativity of Bash the Trash has drawn in performances with Yo-Yo Ma, Max Roach, and Mr. Rogers.

In the process of bringing Bash the Trash to perform in Oswego, CMOO has created strong partnerships within the county.

Planning the event on the SUNY Oswego campus has driven CMOO to pair up with initiatives from SUNY Oswego’s Office of Sustainability.

“This program is such an amazing opportunity to get the community and college involved in a learning experience that is as influential as it is fun,” said Sustainability Program Coordinator Jamie Adams.

CMOO’s Bash the Trash project has been awarded a Decentralization Grant from CNY Arts through a re-grant program of the New York State Council of the Arts.
The event is also being sponsored in part by the Oswego Lions Club, Dynamic Automotive and Home Accessories and A&J Music.

In addition, CMOO has coordinated with the Oswego County Environmental Management Council to help promote this year’s theme of Keep Oswego Clean and Green.

As a way to increase awareness of re-purposing recyclables in our everyday lives as well as to encourage community engagement, schools and community, members are being asked to collect used water bottles to use in the instrument building workshop during the weeks leading up to the performance.

The Children’s Museum of Oswego would like to encourage all families to come out April 12 to the Hewitt Union Ballroom and experience the enthusiastic energy and theatrical styling of Bash the Trash for themselves.

Explore how science, music, art and trash can work together.

For more information and easy to follow directions, please visit cmoo.org and click on events.

You can also contact CMOO at 315-326-1110 or [email protected] to see how you can help make this event a success.

1 Comment

  1. I was at the Bash the Trash day. It was a great program for children.
    Whilen we were there we signed a waiver for my grandson be in a picture or video. Where can I go to access it. Thank you again for such a positive experience.
    Connie Gosek

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