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Kids Music Listings this Weekend: September 22,23

September 20, 2012

Completion of the BAM Fisher June 14, 2012. Image courtesy of BAM.

BAM is making a doing it up this weekend to celebrate its new facility: they have lined up some great Brooklyn bands throughout Saturday, starting with one of our favorites- Shine and the Moonbeams. Kids will also be able to try out new percussive instruments and do artistic workshops all day long.  See locals Rolie Polie Guacamole and Mil’s Trills together for the first time at Union Hall where kids can rock out to quirky songs. Willifest will take over South Williamsburg on Saturday- adults can enjoy films while kids can sway to music.

Have a fabulous musical weekend!

Saturday September 22nd

12:00 pm: BAM Fisher Block Party
BAM celebrates the opening of its new facility—the BAM Fisher located at 321 Ashland Place—-with a neighborhood block party and live music concert  from 12—6pm on Ashland Place between Lafayette Avenue and
Hanson Place. The celebration will kick-off with a free outdoor community performance by the soulful family music band Shine and the Moonbeams (12pm) and continue with the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls All-Stars Band (1pm) a multi-generational group of performers under the musical direction of LaFrae Sci. Comedian W. Kamau Bell, star of Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, will serve as emcee for the
remainder of the festivities which include a performance by the deconstructionist funk band Aabaraki (2:15pm), sets by DJ Idlemind “The Appropriate Agent,” and feature a performance by the incomparable soulful vocalist Alice Smith (4pm). Outdoor events will also include ongoing artist-led workshops by FOKUS—a communitycentered arts organization increasing access to the arts—and The
Laundromat Project, a non-profit bringing public arts programming to NYC laundromats.Live Music on Ashland Place
12:00—12:45pm Shine and the Moonbeams
1:00pm—1:45pm Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls All-Stars Band
4:00pm—Alice Smith

BAM Fisher Hillman Studio Workshops
Workshops are for all ages and can accommodate up to 30 people; free tickets will be distributed on the day of the event
1-1:45pm—A World of Rhythms Percussion Workshop with Hector Morales and Jean Rohe
2:15-3:15pm—Human Alphabet Movement Workshop with Pilobolus
3:45-4:45pm—Human Alphabet Movement Workshop with Pilobolus
BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Pl (between Hanson Pl and Lafayette Ave)
BAM Fisher Building Tours:
12, 12:30, 5, 5:30pm

Ongoing Games and Activities
Street Level
Speed chess with New York Chess & Games
Arts & crafts (including button making, coloring and face painting)
Jumbo street games
FOKUS glass jar and postcard-making workshop
The Laundromat Project silk screening workshop
Indie video games presented by Babycastles

BAM Fisher Rooftop Terrace and Stutz Gardens
Table tennis

BAM Fisher Lower lobby
Indie video games presented by Babycastles

1:00 pm: MetLife Early Learner Performance Series: Suzi Shelton
Kid favorite singer-songwriter Suzi Shelton stops by the Brooklyn Children’s Museum for two rockin’, family-friendly performances.  Also at 2:00 pm.
Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave (at St. Marks Ave)
For more info, go here.

2:00 pm: WILLiFEST: Rockin’ Kids Concert
As part of the Williamsburg International Film Festival, kids can rock out to everything from “The Wheels on the Bus” to “Sweet Home Alabama” with Brooklyn trio the Z Brothers. Expect plenty of shaking, clapping, singing and dancing—even parents may not be able to restrain themselves from belting out classic rock tunes.
El Puente, 211 South 4th St (between Havemeyer and Roebling Sts)
For more info, go here.

2:30 pm: City Stomp Live
See City Stomp Live with a line-up of songs about familiar New York City sights such as taxis and Coney Island, ramped up with rock versions of classic children’s songs.
Littlefield’s 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn
For more info, go here.

3:00 pm: Carnival Panorama: Celebrations from Across the Caribbean
After learning about Carnival traditions on different islands, kids will get up and groove to performances by Colombian-style group La Cumbiamba, Haiti’s Raram and Brooklyn’s own Request Band, which fuses calypso and reggae beats.
Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, 111th St to Van Wyck Expwy (between Flushing Bay and Grand Central Pkwy)
For more info, go here.

3:00 pm: Perception and Imagination
NYC-based singer-songwriter Eleanor Dubinsky hosts a family-friendly musical workshop in conjunction with the interactive “Orbis Pictus: Play Well” exhibition at the Czech Center. Dubinsky, who sings heartfelt songs in English, French and Spanish, will explore the relationship between music and visual art with attendees.
The Czech Center, 321 E 73rd St (between First and Second Aves)
For more info, go here.

Sunday September 23rd

11:00 am: Tunes with Tina
Families can start off their Sundays at Tunes with Tina, an interactive musical prix-fixe brunch in midtown. Chanteuse Tina deVaron, a jazz pianist who spent six years entertaining kids at the Carlyle Hotel’s Tea with Madeline, hosts different themed shows each month: Back to Broadway (September), Let’s See Your Costume (October), Move with the Movies (November) and Here Come the Holidays (December). Sweet treats from uptown’s London Candy Company are also included in the price. Reservations are recommended.
Bar on 5th, 400 Fifth Ave (at 36th St)
For more info, go here.

11:00 am: Bring Your Own Kid Concert Series: Lunch Money
This indie rock group from South Carolina will kick off 92Y’s BYOK concert series with high energy tunes and cool themes like giant cookies and roller coaster rides. Guitar riffs anchor the upbeat song “Original Friend” (about quirky buddies), while cymbals and tuba make “Getaway Car” a merry ride. 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St (at Vestry St)
For more info, go here.

12:00 pm: Baby Loves Disco
Boogie alongside diaper-clad munchkins at the popular dance party for tykes. A DJ spins family-friendly tracks from the ’70s and ’80s, while you teach your little ones moves from the era. Face painting, soccer demos, crafting, snacks and more round out the afternoon.
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St (at Thompson St)
For more info, go here.

2:00 pm: Rolie Polie Guacamole and Mil’s Trills
Head to Park Slope for a show packed with music and dancing from this kiddie jam band, whose songs pay homage to everything from hummus to acai berries. Plus, special guest Mil’s Trills offers an interactive performance with composer Amelia Robinson.
Union Hall, 702 Union St (between Fifth and Sixth Aves)
For more info, go here.

2:30 pm: Days of Awe-some with Jacob Stein and the Bakery Band Puppets
Celebrate the Jewish New Year with a performance of songs, stories and puppetry. After the show, kids can make holiday-inspired crafts. Tickets are available online.
Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Sun 2:30pm. 36 Battery Pl (at 1st Pl)
For more info, go here.

4:00 pm: Israeliness
This biweekly cultural program for families with Israeli heritage immerses young kids in the country’s culture and its ancient Hebrew language. Children will hear music and stories, and create arts and crafts. Ages 1 to 8.
92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave (between 91st and 92nd Sts)
For more info, go here.

4:00 pm: Musician Rick Recht rocks Brooklyn
PJ Library® partners, Marks JCH, Kings Bay Y, Shorefront Y and COJECO are excited to work together to throw an awesome PJ party complete with Raffles and kids rock musician Rick Recht!
Tanger Hillel at Brooklyn College, 2901 Campus Road
For more info, go here.

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