Newsletter Announcements

On this page, you will find upcoming events, wedding announcements, and more! Also please remember to check our WebsiteInstagram, and Facebook accounts throughout the year to stay in the loop!

Upcoming Events

Honoring Maddy and Lester Simon

Kinderland will honor Maddy Simon and the late Lester Simon on Saturday April 6, 2019. Mitch Silver will MC the event, and we hope to get a few laughs from Maddy herself. The event will be held in the Auditorium of PS 3, 490 Hudson St, New York, on Saturday, April 6th, 2019 from 3-6pm.

Alex Tatarsky Presents… Americana Psychobabble

Alex Tatarsky’s early experiments in making wacky political performances happened during summers at camp and excerpts of her piece Americana Psychobabble (or, my favorite way to die right now in this room) were first shown on the grass for the Arts & Activism Festival. The evening-length show is now coming back to NYC as part of the Exponential Festival, January 23-24 at The Glove. It’s been described as “Phyllis Diller meets Artaud” and “If you took all the run-off and sludge from the screaming industrial complex where they assemble the American dream and then molded it into a golem!” She would love to share the madness with you. Tix available here.


Wedding Annoucements

Joelle Rosenbuell and Taylor Mascia

Joelle Rosenbuell and Taylor Mascia got married on July 7, 2018 at the Rosenbuell’s house in Wilmington, VT surrounded by friends and family. They now are happily living in New Haven, CT.

Isaac and Beth Honsantner

Isaac Santner and Beth Honsacker, now the Honsantners, were married on October 27, 2018 in the Clearwater Boat Barn in Kingston New York, surrounded by friends and family. The Honsantners are living in Worcester, MA with their cat Shadow.

Anna Rosofsky and Jonathan Rosen

Anna Rosofsky and Jonathan Rosen were married in Montague, MA on June 9, 2018, surrounded by their community. They now live in Cambridge, MA.


 Making History Making Blintzes

Kinderland alumni Mickey Flacks and Dick Flacks, two of the founders of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), announce the publication of their memoir, Making History Making Blintzes, a chronicle of their political and personal lives. As active members of the Civil Rights movement and the anti-Vietnam War movement in the 1960s, and leaders in today’s social movements, their stories are a first-hand account of progressive American activism from the 1960s to the present.

The Russian Girl

Kinderland alum Bette Lamb announces her latest novel, The Russian Girl. The Russian Girl is based on the true story of a woman who escapes from a high security nursing home during the hottest day of the year. The thermometer reads 115⸰ and she is dehydrated, lost, slogging  through the burning sands of a New Mexico desert, constantly craving an ice cold Coke. Her delirium reveals a harrowing story of a young immigrant Russian girl forced to come to America in the early 1900s. Her turbulent life is filled with upheaval, lost love, and activism in a crushing, brutal 20th century journey.

“Dancing Through Gardens” 

We heard from Dr. Layla Zami, who was at Camp Kinderland in 1997 and 1998 under the name Lola Zuckerman; she and her brother had come all the way from Berlin, Germany and later from France to go to camp. She is currently a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Humanities and Media Studies at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.  She is also multitalented: an interdisciplinary performer who toured across the globe, a musician, and a spoken words and physical theater artist. Together with her spouse Oxana Chi, Layla Zami produced the award-winning documentary Dancing Through Gardens (Durch Gärten Tanzen), and currently serves as a Board Member and Assistant Producer at the International Human Rights Art Festival,  a week-long series of advocacy art and performances at the intersection of art, spirit and society held recently in NY City’s East Village.

Layla wanted the Kinderland community to know about her DVD “Dancing Through Gardens” dedicated to the Jewish-Russian-Chinese dancer Tatjana Barbakoff. Anyone interested in more information or purchasing can contact Dr. Zami at



From Kinderland’s own Rachel Birch, a job opportunity at Educational Alliance.