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Kids Music Listings this Weekend: May 11,12,13

May 10, 2012

Our top two picks for music event this weekend are Mil’s Trills Collective MOMs! Celebration (her show at Littlefield was really good) and the 92nd Y Kids concert on Beethoven’s cello sonatas (no- it’s not a snore but totally fun!). Have a fabulous weekend!

Friday May 11th

11:00 am: Hatched
Little ones follow a newborn chick’s journey as she meets other members of the farm including a rooster, calf and lamb. The show is performed using movement, music and puppets; there’s very little dialogue.
Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 W 55th St (at Ninth Ave)
For more info, go here.

Saturday May 12th


10:00 am: The Rockdoves
Family kindie duo the Rockdoves is set to rock the eighth annual Fort Greene Artisan Market! The group’s folky blend of family-friendly tunes teaches kids to explore their inner creativity while respecting one another and having some fun, too. Both members are certified yoga instructors, so expect a healthy dose of exercise through dancing and animal “transformations.” Also 1:00 pm.
Fort Greene Park, Washington Park (between DeKalb and Myrtle Aves)
For more info, go here.

11:00 am: Fair at the Square
The Boogie-Down celebrates its cultural richness with art walks, storytelling, craft workshops, and exhibits in Owen Dolan Park Plaza and the Huntington Free Library. Families also enjoy music by local indie acts, participate in a scavenger hunt and take a free ride on the Bronx Culture Trolley.
Westchester Sq (Lane and E Tremont Aves) Bronx, NY
For more info, go here.

11:00 am: Opera for Kids: An Introduction to Italian Opera
Dicapo General Director Michael Capasso will be on hand along with an ensemble of sopranos and tenors to show little ones the ins and outs of opera from Mozart to Puccini.  Also on Sunday.
Dicapo Opera Theatre, 184 E 76th St (between Lexington and Third Aves)
For more info, go here.

12:00 pm: Michael Hearst CD Release Show
Join singer-songwriter Michael Hearst in celebration of his new record, Songs for Unusual Creatures, which celebrates some rather bizarre animals (like the beloved aye-aye and the elephant shrew).
Prospect Park Zoo, Sat noon–4pm. 450 Flatbush Ave (at Empire Blvd)
For more info, go here.

1:00 pm: The Hudson River Pageant
Be part of  Earth Celebrations’ 4th Annual Hudson River Pageant to restore the native species and habitats of the Hudson River and address climate change.  The parade of spectacular costumes, giant puppets, mobile sculptures, and live musical bands, features 13 site-specific performances at the piers and significant sites along the route.
Hudson River Park World Financial Center (in front of the marina) to Gansevoort St
For more info, go here.

Sunday May 13th


11:00 am: BYOK: Mil’s Trills Collective MOMs! Celebration
Celebrate Mother’s Day with Amelia Robinson and her quirky cast of musical guests. Expect to dance and sing along to special songs all about moms as well as the premier of some original ukelele lullabies from the Mil’s Trills workshops.
92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St (at Vestry St)
For more info, go here.

11:00am – 1:30 pm
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party & FREE Princess Katie & Racer Steve Concert
It’s a “friendraiser” for the Old Stone House with a Mad Hatter Tea Party (brunch, magic, prizes for most imaginative dress and more).
Then, at 12:30pm, Princess Katie & Racer Steve perform a free concert in the brand-new playground – open to all.
Details: Old Stone House – Park Slope, Brooklyn. $45 adults/$25 kids to benefit the Old Stone House & Washington Park. Imaginative dress, prizes for the best hats! Get yer tickets here.

12 pm (family show) Bayou n’ Brooklyn Music Festival
This annual three-day festivity showcases the musical prowess of Louisiana with the aim of preserving its traditional music form. That means you will hear great dance hall band favorites, you can try out fiddle workshops or just dance, dance, dance! This year’s Brooklyn Music Festival features the dance hall band favorites, Cajun French Music Association Awards winner and Cajun Hall of Fame Jesse Lege and his Bayou Brew, and Forest Huval, one of the world’s rising star heads to Brooklyn for his debut performance accompanied by multi instrumentalist and Grammy Award nominee Al Berard.  The Happy Mother’s Day celebration family dance combines both Cajun music and kids on a Sunday afternoon.
Details: Jalopy Theatre and School of Music: Between Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, New York 11231  USA  (718) 395-3214. Jalopy’s located close to the BQE, on the border between areas of Carroll Gardens and Red Hook http://www.jalopy.biz/

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. Doors open at 1pm.
Jazz Standard, 116 E 27th St (between Park Ave South and Lexington Ave)
For more info, go here.

3 pm: Family Music 6  + : The Cello Was His Forte: Introducing Beethoven’s Cello Sonatas
This Family Music Series at the 92nd Y is popular with families who are interested introducing classical composers to their kids in an engaging way.  Beethoven’s works for cello and piano span most of his creative life and include some of his greatest music. It will be played on a Stradivarius cello from 1726 and on the kind of piano Beethoven played—the fortepiano. Steven Isserlis, artistic director & cello Robert Levin, fortepiano Judy Kuhn, narrator
Details: Kaufmann Concert Hall  Lexington Avenue at 92nd St  Event Code: TW12T68003.  Subscribe and Save! This event can also be purchased as part of the following subscription(s): Family Music Ages 6+: Isserlis & Friends—Series Subscription. Learn about the benefits of subscribing. Tickets are $18 each.

(Many thanks to TONY KidsProspect Heights Patch, NY Metro Parents, and Mommy Poppins for listing info!)