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Kids Music Listings this Weekend: August 10,11,12

August 10, 2012

Friday August 10th

10:00 am: Free Concert for Kids
Head outside to take in the soothing sounds of musician VERED, whose performances and songs encourage bonding and connection between parents and babies, at this free morning concert courtesy of the FAB Alliance. Come back later (from 3pm to 6pm) for free activities and games for the little ones.
Putnam Triangle Plaza, Fulton St (between Cambridge Pl and Grand Ave)
For more info, go here.

11:00 am: Sandbox Music
Accompany live brass instrument music with your own percussion rhythms under the guidance of professional musicians from one of New York City’s premier brass quintets, Central Park Brass.
Robert Bendheim Playground (East 100th Street)
For more info, go here.

6:30 pm: Sunset Jam on the Hudson
Little ones can join in on a riverside drumming circle led by masters of the art. Kids will learn traditional drumming patterns and African, Latin and Caribbean rhythms. Instruments provided.
Robert F. Wagner Park, Battery Pl (between West St and 1st Pl)
For more info, go here.

Saturday August 11th

12:00 pm: Word for Word Kids: Rock with Astrograss
Astrograss For Kids gets kids and their adults up dancing and singing to super cool bluegrass and folk music – with topics that cover everything from bedtime to whether Pluto is a planet or not.
42nd St (between Fifth and Sixth Aves)
For more info, go here.

1:00 pm: Monkey Monkey Music with Meredith Levande
Popular kids entertainer Meredith Levande (the name behind Monkey Monkey Music) plays a live concert staged in West Harlem Piers Park. Levande plays cheerful, melodic tunes and her talent of engaging the audience—large or small, young or old—in interactive sing-a-longs, dances and activities. Free.
West Harlem Piers Park, 125th St (at the Hudson River)
For more info, go here.

1:00 pm: History Day at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park
The Coney Island of yore was just as zany as it is today, but turn back the clock anyway by dressing yourself and the kids in 1920s attire to each receive one free ride on the Wonder Wheel. Families can also enjoy performances by Lady Circus and live music from the Hungry March Band, the Banjo Rascals, and Benjamin Ickies and the Coney Island Screamers. A trivia contest about Coney Island history rounds out the day’s activities.
Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amuseument Park, 1025 Boardwalk (at W 12th St)
For more info, go here.

3:00 pm: Bargemusic Presents: “Music in Motion”
Since 1977, Bargemusic has presented chamber music in an unlikely and startlingly beautiful venue—a floating barge at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge. Both established and emerging musicians perform at Bargemusic on a small stage with the dramatic backdrop of the East River and lower Manhattan skyline.  Neighborhood Family Concerts are a one hour performance, including a Q & A session with the musicians.
Barge Music Fulton Ferry Landing
For more info, go here.

Sunday August 12th

2:00 pm: Harlem Meer Performance Festival
Enjoy live lakeside music in the Park’s beautiful northern end at the Central Park Conservancy’s weekly Harlem Meer Performance Festival concert.  This week it’s the Sonido Costeño (Latin World).
Charles A. Dana Discovery Center Inside the Park at 110th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues
For more info, go here.

2:00 pm: Hip Tot Music Fest – Suzi Shelton
Every second Sunday of the month, Littlefield will host a variety children’s bands for little ones to rock out to. This week it’s the incomparable Suzi Shelton! Be sure to also look out for a preview of the CGI animated movie The Cool Beans: We Need a Hit!
Littlefield, 622 DeGraw St (between Third and Fourth Aves)
For more info, go here.

3:00 pm: The Itty Biddies
Combining storytelling, rockin’ music and soaring vocals, this female trio will lift your kids out of their seats and take them on an imaginary trip with a magical suitcase. The Biddies’ pop-cabaret style, often accompanied by drums, bass, ukulele and/or piano, will guide you through the city’s subway, the safari in Africa or a star-lit boat ride.
LIC Bar, 45-58 Vernon Blvd (between 45th Rd and 46th Ave)
For more info, go here.

4:00 pm: SummerStage Kids’ Marcus Garvey Park Family Day
This Family Day features music from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz for Young People on Tour and soul and world tunes from DJ Bobbito Garcia. The real highlight however, is the double-dutch show from Double Dutch Dreamz, and a jump rope workshop where children can learn some of the performers’ tricks to impress their friends with later.
Marcus Garvey Park, Madison Ave (between 120th and 124th Sts)
For more info, go here.

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