Mark your Calendars!
New York City has a great group of musical bands of children ages 9-17, that we at A Child Grows in Brooklyn would love to introduce you to. There’s no better time than now, in conjunction with Broadway’s School of Rock
which is opening on December 6th.
Some of the coolest local young bands will be performing in New York City that week for free!
Here’s the information:
Winter Rock Bands Concert
Anna-Maria Kellen Auditorium, Third Street Music School Settlement
235 East 11th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues).
Admission, as stated above, is free and open to the public.
Musical education at the East Village institution promotes the transformative power of music, and the priceless life skills like collaboration and team work.
At the December 10th concert, seven bands will rock out to classics by artists like Mark Ronson, the Beatles, Pharrell, as well as to their own compositions.
Third Street also brings its Rock Band program directly into several schools throughout New York City, including Tompkins Square Middle School and East Village Community School, where it uses rock music to teach music making, music literacy, and music history to students.
Third Street was founded in 1894 as part of the settlement house movement, offering music instruction and social services to the Lower East Side’s immigrant population. Today its main location (plus 25 city school partnerships) provides music and dance instruction to nearly 5,000 students ranging in age from toddlers to senior citizens, with more than 75 percent benefiting from financial aid and free and low-cost instruction. What a wonderful place!
Rebecca Conroy is an artist, stylist, and Editor of A Child Grows in Brooklyn. She is from New York City, and has an MFA from Columbia University in screenwriting. Rebecca often finds herself on film and photography sets making things run or look better, and is the mom of two outrageously wonderful kids.