Kids Music Listings this Weekend: January 27th, 28th, 29th

January 26, 2012

You might have noticed that the Friday singalongs and music performances have been sparse, as of late. We have too- and are sad about the lack of Friday music events. Anyone out there care to start one up?! Nonetheless, the rest of the weekend looks great! Show your kids American Indian traditional dance and music when the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers come to town. They have 5 performances this weekend, so you plenty of opportunities to catch one. If you love the author and illustrator, Peter H. Reynolds, like we do, you can’t miss the Lolli-Pops concert where he will create original artwork during an orchestral performance.  And, let’s celebrate winter!  Mil’s Trills Winter Bash at Littlefield will feature not only their music but face painters, mimes and puppets!

All Weekend

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers’ 37th Powwow
The oldest Native American dance company in New York, the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, puts on a show of dances, stories and traditional music to benefit college funds of Native American students. Popular segments include the Hoop Dance, the Caribou Dance and the Jingle Dress Dance. Friday at 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 3 pm and 8 pm.
For more info, go here.

Saturday January 28th

10:00 am: Lolli-Pops Concerts: Carnival of the Animals
French composer Camille Saint-Saens’s Carnival of the Animals gets a storybook touch thanks to Peter H. Reynolds, author of the Judy Moody series. Reynolds makes original artwork during the performance, conducted by Daniel Meyer. Little audience members leave with a complimentary coloring book. Also 11:30am and Sunday 1pm, 2:30pm
For more info, go here.

1:00 pm: Chinese New Year at the Sky View Center
Ring in the Year of the Dragon at the Sky View Center! Among the many festivities will be traditional lion dance, singing, martial arts, music and a Chinese fashion show.
For more info, go here.

1:00 pm: Saturday Family Programs: CarnegieKids presents The Wiyos
The Wiyos transport us back to the 1920s and ’30s by inviting kids and adults alike to holler, stomp and sing along to old-time American folk music. This Brooklyn-based trio captures the vintage spirit of the era by drawing on blues, ragtime, spirituals, and Appalachian jug-band music.
For more info, go here.

2:00 pm: Lunar New Year Dance Sampler
Take your ballerinas on a footloose trip through Asia’s vibrant traditions as the Flushing Town Hall presents a variety of dances from Korea, China, Taiwan, Thailand, India and the Pacific Islands. All ages.
For more info, go here.

3:00 pm: Mil’s Trills Winter Bash
Attention parents, toddlers and infants: Bring your blankets, shakers and rattles to the second annual Mil’s Trills Winter Bash at Littlefield! This interactive affair not only features a full orchestra concert but also lots of kid fare, including a ukulele lullaby performance, face painters, mimes and puppets.
For more info, go here.

Sunday January 29th

11:00 am: PJ Library Pajama Party Kick-off Event
To celebrate the kicking off of a Jewish family engagement program that sends free Jewish children’s literature and music to families across America, PJ Library will be hosting a special pajama party day of live music with the Mama Doni Band, crafts, story time, lunch and even sundaes.
For more info, go here.

11:00 am: Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band
This trio of New York City musicians addresses the challenges of childhood through a mix of drums, bass, electric violin and laugh-out-loud lyrics. Children will be out of their seats and dancing in no time—it’s the perfect way to wear out before naptime!
For more info, go here.

1:00 pm: Tu B’Shvat Winter Garden Festival
Celebrate Jewish Arbor Day by learning about your cultural roots. Festivities include genealogy workshops, family-tree making, flower planting, food demos, music and “green” tours of the synagogue.
For more info, go here.

1:00 pm: Suzuki Winter Festival Concert at Roulette
Biannual Suzuki Festival Concert featuring student snsembles of guitar, violin, viola, piano, cello, and bass.
For more info, go here.

2:00 pm: Japan’s New Year’s Celebration
Ring in 2011 with some cultural revelry. Festivities include live taiko drumming and lion dancing, as well as kite-making activities, traditional games and storytelling.
For more info, go here.

2:00 pm: Hot Peas ‘N Butter
Local favorite Hot Peas ’N Butter takes the stage for a fun, multicultural performance. Expect plenty of interaction during tunes that bring together jazz, R&B, folk, rock and Afro-Caribbbean sounds.
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.

2:00 pm: Brooklyn Philharmonic presents: Deborah Buck
Brooklyn Philharmonic concertmaster and violinist Deborah Buck is joined by pianist Molly Morkoski in a recital featuring music by Brahms, Szymanowski, and Grieg.
For more info, go here.

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


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