It’s Labor Day weekend- which means you are either somewhere fabulous or stuck in NY like most of us! If you are stuck here like us, there are some music events to go to. First off, Miss Nina has decided to stick around this weekend too- (hooray)- she will be singing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! It is the last weekend for PS 1’s Warm Up- don’t miss it!
Friday September 3rd
10:00 am: Miss Nina Sing-along
Join Miss Nina to sing children’s favorites.
Details: Birch 7 East 27th Street (btw Madison & 5th) inside the Gershwin Hotel, upstairs in the library. Cost: $5 per child
1:00 PM: Stay in School Concert
Get into the spirit of the West Indian day parade with this concert with hip-hop, dance, steel pan, and karate performers plus a fashion show, spoken word presentations and more.
Details: Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Cost: Free
Saturday September 4th
8:00 am: Junior Carnival 43rd Annual West Indian Carnival Festival
Here’s a chance to get your kids directly involved in the West Indian Carinal! You can join in or watch as the junior set dons fab Carnival garb to parade through the streets of Brooklyn.
Details: Kingston Avenue and St. Johns Street Cost: Free The parade assembles at 8:00 am, starts at 9:00 am and ends at 3:00 pm.
10:30 am: Sing-a-Long Story Time by Miss Nina
Local musician Nina Stone will host a sing-along and sing songs about some of the most beloved children’s titles like Llama Llama Red Pajama, Where The Wild Things Are, and Goodnight Moon.
Details: Greenlight Bookstore 686 Fulton Street Cost: Free
12:00 pm: Happy Birthday, Dorsel!
I’ve discovered that Dorsel is a character in John Tartaglia’s musical ImaginOcean and Books of Wonder is hosting a party for her. There will be songs, games and CAKE.
Details: Books of Wonder 18 W 18th St (between Fifth and Sixth Aves) Cost: Free
12:00 pm: Wiseacre Farm
In this long-running children’s musical, tots in the audience get to climb onstage to help save Cliffie the Pig’s birthday cake from a fox.
Details: 13th Street Repertory Company 50 W 13th St (between Fifth and Sixth Aves) Cost: $10 Also on Sunday
2:00 pm: Warm Up
P.S. 1 has a very special vibe to it whenever I’ve gone. Everyone just seems to go to have a good time and although it’s not a kid specific event, everyone seems to love seeing kids playing in the fountains or jumping on the dance floor.
Details: MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave (at 46th Ave) Long Island City, Queens Cost: $15 (includes admission to the museum), cash only; members free
Sunday September 5th
2:00 pm: Harlem Meer Performance Festival – Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
This outdoor concert series features emerging and established local Latin, jazz, world, and gospel artists. This Sunday it’s gospel music with the Sounds of Deliverance.
Details: Central Park at 110th Street Cost: Free
Our music reviewer and listings editor, Charles Mister is part of the dynamic duo Fati & Charles, called Abbasubi. They perform songs for children in Spanish from their original CD, El Baile del Sombrero. Fati, originally from Argentina & Charles, a native of Brooklyn, live in Midwood, Brooklyn with their two children who they are raising bilingually and who were the inspiration for the CD.