Jay Mankita in Concert

by  Playful Engineers

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Before starting Playful Engineers in 2015, Artist Engineer Jay Mankita had been busy performing for kids and families throughout the Northeast for over 25 years.

Now he puts on his other hat as a masterful guitarist, humorist, and songwriter - his maker space workshop is also his recording/live-streaming studio. Jay's songs travel the world - he's a seasoned veteran of the children's circuit, having presented concerts for over 2000 schools, libraries, theaters, and museums.

A musical activist in ecology, nutrition, peace, and justice, Jay is a Parents’ Choice award winning songwriter, a Putumayo recording artist, and an engaging performer.

His musical concerts are refreshingly positive and spontaneous, often funny, and always fun.

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View Only: 200.00
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Point to Point: $200.00
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By Request: $200.00
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45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Character Education, Health/Physical Education, Language Arts/English, Performing Arts

Program Delivery Mode

Google Hang Out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lggiaYW8QRs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZGu_e9N_RY

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

24 hours prior for cancellation

About This Provider

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Playful Engineers

Amherst, MA
United States

As a teaching artist/engineer, maker/tinkerer, musician, recording artist, and educator, Jay Mankita has worked with kids and families for over 30 years. His workshops and presentations are experiential and inspiring. Jay is a life-long learner, with a passion for engineering, especially using repurposed toys and household objects. 

Jay has presented thousands of STEM related, hands-on programs since 2015. Jay is also a touring musician, a Parents' Choice Award winning recording artist, and a songwriter with songs that have traveled the world.

Jay Mankita

Program Details


The concert begins with introductions.
Jay sings interactive songs, kids sing along with some of them.
Q & A


The participant will develop an appreciation for songwriting as an art form.
The participant will engage in listening and singing along.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.6.SL.5 -- Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.

State Standards