Flying Shoes is 16!

Getting ready to celebrate BFS with a tasty treat, party duds, & birthday crown!

Join us in celebrating the 16th year of our dance & music nonprofit!

Listen to the Flying Shoes Radio Hour!

The Flying Shoes Radio Hour airs every Friday at 6:00pm on WBFY~Belfast Community Radio. For the December 3 show, Chrissy Fowler highlights the joys of a Belfast Flying Shoes Community Dance, with tunes from the All Comers Band repertoire plus some suggestions for dancing along! (Tune in at 100.9FM, listen online, or stream on demand all week long!)

Send BFS a Photo!

As we plan public programs for 2022, we’d love to see your smiling faces. Send BFS your picture and we’ll assemble a BFS collage for a future blog post. Wear silly party hats ~ Dance ~ Play tunes ~ Share tasty treats ~ Or just beam at the camera! [email protected]

Help BFS Get a Matching Donation!

We’re about 60% of the way toward our 2021 annual appeal dollar and donor goals…  AND… we have been given an AMAZING CHALLENGE GIFT by generous BFS supporters who are celebrating our anniversary!  If we can raise at least $2,400 this week (before December 10), they will contribute an additional $2,400!

How can you help?

Review Our 16th Year!

For our 15th Birthday in 2020, we premiered the video of the  Virtual All Comers Band , shared tasty treat recipes, hosted an online party, and launched the Flying Shoes Radio Hour on WBFY.  We’ve done a LOT since last December!

  • Evolved BFS programs (outdoor music and dance programs, online Social Breaks, monthly Radio Hour programs with archived transcripts, participatory arts residencies for schools, outdoor concerts for isolated older adults, music lessons & instruments for incarcerated men)
  • Forged new partnerships (The Makers Guild, Searsmont Town Library)
  • Supported artists (musicians, performers, teachers, leaders)
  • Secured grants (Maine Community Foundation, Onion Foundation)
  • Paid a part-time administrator (Chrissy Fowler has managed BFS programs, secured funding, and helped our nonprofit support our community)

Thanks EVERYONE for being part of our music and dance community ~ We’re happy to be here!

~Belfast Flying Shoes Board & Part Time Director (Cedar Callahan, Bruce Snider, Alex Mann, Margo Burnham & Chrissy Fowler)