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Kids Music Listings this Weekend: May 6,7,8

May 5, 2011

Celebrate Mother's Day outside with Central Park's " A Clearing in the Forest"

There’s plenty of great music this weekend- including fun Mother’s Day concerts from klezmer to storytimes. Enjoy!

Friday May 6th

10:30 am & 11:30 am: Baby Bugs with Lloyd Miller of the Deedle Deedle Dees
As part of NYC Wildflower Week, Lloyd Miller of the Deedle Deedle Dees leads a sing-along in Union Square for little ones. Kids will hear songs about the great outdoors and go on a nature walk through the greenspace. Plus, they’ll dig in the wildflower garden and tend plants they can take home after the workshop.
For more info, go here.

1:30 pm & 4:30 pm: Imagination Movers Live!: In a Big Warehouse Tour
Playhouse Disney’s Imagination Movers, a high-energy musical group that’s something of a cross between the Beastie Boys and Mr. Rogers, perform with special guests Nina and Warehouse Mouse and Choo Choo Soul.  Also Saturday and Sunday.
For more info, go here.

5:30pm: Dance Mania at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Take a spin on the dance floor with an awesome DJ and dance facilitators. Do the “freeze,” the “limbo,” and the “cha cha slide.” Do your favorite disco moves as a family. Spandex and disco costumery is encouraged.
For more info, go here.

7:00 pm: The Alex Levin Trio’s Friday Night Jazz Shows
At this weekly jazz jam, children under 16 can bring their own instruments and let loose alongside the band for a few tunes.
For more info, go here.

7:00 pm: Sunset Singing Circle
Singer and guitarist Terre Roche leads singers of all skill levels in folk songs, rounds and chants as the sun sets over the Hudson River.
For more info, go here.

Saturday May 7th

11:00 am: Los Munequitos de Matanzas Family Show
A special family show introduces kids to Cuba’s legendary Los Munequitos de Matanzas, who return to NY for the first time since 1999, following a nearly decade-long ban of Cuban artists coming to the US.
For more info, go here.

11:00 am: The Deedle Deedle Dees: How Do You Grow? Show
Brooklyn’s Deedle Deedle Dees sing songs about birds, bugs, trees, naturalists, and scientists, and, of course, flowers, in conjunction with NYC Wildflower Week.
For more info, go here.

11:00 am: A Playdate with Ivan
Ivan Ulz – children’s singer/songwriter and author of the Fire Truck! song – and his friend Leah Wells deliver Ivan’s blend of original and classic songs and stories in a series of shows for tiny tots and their families. Every seat is front and center, and there’s plenty of room for dancing and moving.
For more info, go here.

11:00 am Opera for Kids: Gianni Schicchi
The Dicapo Opera Theatre presents an hour-long kid-friendly production of Puccini’s comic opera Gianni Schicchi The production, sung in Italian, is directed by Dicapo Opera Theatre’s General Manager Michael Capasso.  Also Sunday 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.
For more info, go here.

11:00 am & 1:00 pm: Peter and the Wolf
The Little Orchestra Society celebrates the 75th anniversary of Sergei Prokofiev’s Russian masterpiece with this unique production directed by Annette Jolles. The performance also features music by other great Russian composers, including Stravinsky, Shostakovich, and Kabalevsky.
For more info, go here.

1:30 pm: Treehouse Shakers Presents ‘Coyote’s Dance’
An original performance told through modern dance, music, and theater that leads audiences into the remarkable world of Coyote, the infamous mischief-maker from Native American cultures. Follow Coyote as he humorously tries to turn himself blue with the help of a songbird, outwit a sly and handsome Fox for his eagle feathered-robe, and dance with the mesmerizing stars in the universe.
For more info, go here.

3:00 pm: Cinco de Mayo Celebration with Moona Luna!
Get your maracas shaking! Celebrate Cinco de Mayo (a little late…) with a toe-tapping, bilingual, family-friendly concert by Latin band Moona Luna in the Scholastic Auditorium.
For more info, go here.

3:00 pm Dan Zanes & Friends
The Grammy Award-winner is joined by his “beautifully scruffy, harmonically precise, spirited, and better-than-ever band,” in a concert of English and Spanish songs.
For more info, go here.

6:30 pm: Bluegrass Family Dance with the Ebony Hillbillies
Join NYC’s only all-black string band for a night of homegrown music and traditional dancing led by square-dance veterans Dan and Dot Coy. No experience or partners necessary!
For more info, go here.

Sunday May 8th

11:00 am: Mother’s Day Brunch with Metropolitan Klezmer
Treat mama to a feast of bagels, lox and wine cocktails with a side of klezmer. Throughout the day, local octet Metropolitan Klezmer plays an eclectic repertoire, from early-twentieth century ballads to Yiddish swing and tango, that the kiddos are sure to enjoy.
For more info, go here.

11:00 am: Max’s Family Band
Musician couple Gary and Yvette Negbaur take inspiration from their 4-year-old son Max to create upbeat songs songs for kids. “It’s Time For A Bano” is a mariachi-inspired ode to bathtime;“Hello Mr. Diaper Hello” sounds like it came straight from a cabaret revue.
For more info, go here.

11:00 am: Uncle Rock Mother’s Day Extravaganza!
Uncle Rock, aka Robert Burke Warren, brings his catchy songs for families, which draw inspiration from the Beatles, James Brown, Maurice Sendak, Roald Dahl, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, and Shel Silverstein, to the 92YTribeca stage as part of the BYOK series.
For more info, go here.

11:00 am: Baby Story Time: Miss Nina
Brooklyn-based musician Miss Nina, recipient of a 2010 Parents’ Choice Award for her debut CD, Singing & Dancing Together, brings her pink guitar and other instruments to Greenlight for a book-themed singalong perfect for the littlest booklovers.
For more info, go here.

1:00 pm: A Clearing in the Forest: Music
The Central Park Conservancy’s A Clearing in the Forest series celebrates Mother’s Day with a live family concert featuring Presley, Melody, and the Baby Dolls.
For more info, go here.

1:00 pm and 3:00 pm: Bronx Arts Ensemble Concert: The Ugly Duckling
The Bronx Arts Ensemble performs a family concert based on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved tale of a homely bird who endures teasing and loneliness until he grows up into a beautiful, graceful swan. Written by Dante Albertie with musical arrangement by William Scribner.
For more info, go here.

2:00 pm & 3:00 pm: Bari Koral Family Rock Band
The award-winning Bari Koral Family Rock Band gets children and adults up on their feet with two interactive performances of pop rock tunes at CMOM on Mother’s Day.
For more info, go here.

2:00 pm: Jazz for Kids
Introduce your kids to the joys of jazz at the Jazz Standard’s weekly Sunday brunch program. The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra, made up of talented youngsters between the ages of 11 and 18, provides the music, while your family chows down on a barbecue brunch from Blue Smoke.
For more info, go here.

3:00 pm: School of Rock Show: “New Wave”
Much like the Jack Black movie of the same name (though with professional musicians, not fake substitute teachers), this program preps kids to perform in live rock shows by practicing with their bands and penning their own music and lyrics. At this end-of-semester concert, older students (ages 12 to 17) play the sounds of the ’80s, from The Cure and New Order to Blondie and Duran Duran.
For more info, go here.

5:00 pm: Online Sing along with Suzi Shelton on StageIt
Enjoy an interactive Mother’s Day Show by Suzi Shelton from your own home using Stage It.  Suzi will be taking questions and song requests during the show!
For more info, go here.

(Many thanks to Go City Kids.comTONY KidsNY Metro Parents, and Mommy Poppins for listing info!)