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Just Kidding: The Gustafer Yellowgold Show

Saturday, January 20, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street)
$17

See live music, hand drawn onscreen animations, and vivid storytelling in a quirky multimedia musical adventure featuring Gustafer Yellowgold — a friendly creature who came to Earth from the sun, and is living an explorer’s life in a slightly psychedelic version of the Minnesota woods.


Muppet Music Moments

Saturday, January 20, 11:00 am–12:30 pm
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street) )
Free with museum admission ($15/adults, $9/students & seniors, $7/ages 3-12, free/2 and under)

See a collection of classic musical numbers interpreted as only the Muppets can. This compilation features a wide range of musical genres including performances by guest stars Harry Belafonte, Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, and many more. Also check out the fun exhibition Jim Henson’s World.


Vered and the Babes

Saturday, January 20, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Central Library of the Brooklyn Public Library (10 Grand Army Plaza)

Enjoy a family-friendly concert with Vered and the Babes, a local group reminiscent of a Doo-Wop band, using playful vocal harmonies, lively horns, pots and pans, and beatboxing to get everyone jumping and singing along.


Meet Me In Malawi

Sunday, January 21, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Centre for Social Innovation (601 W 26th St, #325)
$60, $225/family, Proceeds benefit Yamba Malawi

Supports the Yamba Malawi’s mission to build brighter futures for Malawi’s children and lasting change for their communities at a benefit party featuring African drumming, crafts, cultural activities, a magic show, face painting, and more.


Picture This! With David Weinstone & The Music for Aardvarks Band

Sunday, January 21, 10:00 am–12:30 pm
The Jewish Museum (1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street)
$25

Enjoy a PJ Library collection book reading, create art together, and then experience a first look at the new installation Scenes from the Collection. Discover art related to nature and inventive use of materials in conjunction with the upcoming holiday of Tu B’Shevat (The Birthday of the Trees). Finish up the program with an 11:30 am concert featuring David Weinstone & The Music for Aardvarks Band. A snack is included.


Mil's Trills Winter Bash & Album Release Party

Sunday, January 21, 11:00 am–12:30 pm
ShapeShifter Lab (18 Whitwell Place)
$10/in advance, $15/at door

Join the Mil’s Trills community as they celebrate their eighth birthday with the official release of their third family album, Ridiculous Nonsense, emphasizing the value of PLAY in the creative process. Move your body, open your mind, and activate your imagination with Amelia Robinson and her all ages band as they perform playful bursts of combustible joy to honor the magic of the moment.


Muppet Music Moments

Sunday, January 21, 11:00 am–12:30 pm
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street) )
Free with museum admission ($15/adults, $9/students & seniors, $7/ages 3-12, free/2 and under)

See a collection of classic musical numbers interpreted as only the Muppets can. This compilation features a wide range of musical genres including performances by guest stars Harry Belafonte, Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, and many more. Also check out the fun exhibition Jim Henson’s World.


Rock And Roll Playhouse: The Music of The Grateful Dead with Stella Blue's Band

Sunday, January 21, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave)
$12, free/ages 1 & under

Enjoy an interactive and educational live music experience for families set in the remarkable Brooklyn Bowl venue featuring the Music of The Grateful Dead with Stella Blue’s Band.


O Baby Mine: Sing a Song of Shakespeare

Sunday, January 21, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Joe’s Pub at The Public (425 Lafayette Street at Astor Place)
$25

New York City Children’s Theater presents a concert featuring songs from and inspired by Shakespeare’s plays from the album O BABY MINE: SING A SONG OF SHAKESPEARE. Performers include Ty Freedman (creator and star of the award-winning comedy hit series “Ty the Pie Guy”), Joshua Camp (Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof), Jeremiah Fox (Luck & Senses), Christopher Higgins (“Glee,” “The Goldbergs”), Rob Kendt (I’m Not Sentimental, I Hope It’s Me), country music sensation Kailey Nicole, and Melissa Wrolstad (Adventures of a Cheese Princess), with musical direction by Rob Kendt.


Very Young People's Concerts: Games and Toys

Monday, January 22, 10:30 am–12:00 pm
Merkin Concert Hall (129 West 67th Street)
$25-$30

Explore basic musical ideas through movement, singing, and humor in interactive concerts designed by New York Philharmonic musicians together with faculty of Columbia University’s Teacher’s College. Find out how instruments can play games, too: musical chairs, follow-the-leader and tag. Includes musical games with musicians beginning a half hour before concert time throughout the hall.


Gotham Jazzmen

Tuesday, January 23, 12:00 pm–1:30 pm
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (40 Lincoln Center Plaza)

There are often a handful of babies and kids among the mostly seniors at this free weekly concert featuring the swinging sextet The Gotham Jazzmen. There is room in the back of the auditorium to stand (and dance), with easy access to exits if your kid starts making his or her own music.


Jazz+Wednesdays

Wednesday, January 24, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
American Folk Art Museum (2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue at 66th Street))

The Bill Wurtzel Trio play standards from the American Songbook in an intimate, American-art filled setting.


Community Cowpokes with Hopalong Andrew: Tribeca

Friday, January 26, 10:00 am–11:00 am
Whole Foods Tribeca (270 Greenwich Street)

Sing along with Hopalong Andrew, an award-winning musician and former NYC Urban Park Ranger who adapts classic cowboy songs to reflect life as an urban cowpoke. His 1-man band (guitar, banjo, harmonica, and suitcase drum kit) performances encourages participation and interaction, creating a fun and positive space for play, music and rhythm training, and vibrant social interaction.


Winter Jam

Saturday, January 27, 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Central Park, Naumburg Bandshell (Central Park, West 72nd Street)

Enjoy fresh (fake) snow and try out (or watch) cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, kicksledding and other winter activities while enjoying live music at a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages.


Questlove Presents: Breaks For Kids Special Edition

Saturday, January 27, 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
Gramercy Theater (127 East 23rd Street)
$5-25 donation encouraged

All ages are invited to a benefit for the VH1 Save the Music Foundation featuring a DJ Performance by Amira and Kayla, live musical performance, dance performance by The Street Justice Crew, face painting, arts, crafts, and more.


The Rock and Roll Playhouse Presents: The Music of Michael Jackson

Sunday, January 28, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave)
$12, free/ages 1 & under

Enjoy an interactive and educational live music experience for families set in the remarkable Brooklyn Bowl venue featuring the danceable music of king of pop Michael Jackson.


Gotham Jazzmen

Tuesday, January 30, 12:00 pm–1:30 pm
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (40 Lincoln Center Plaza)

There are often a handful of babies and kids among the mostly seniors at this free weekly concert featuring the swinging sextet The Gotham Jazzmen. There is room in the back of the auditorium to stand (and dance), with easy access to exits if your kid starts making his or her own music.


Jazz+Wednesdays

Wednesday, January 31, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
American Folk Art Museum (2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue at 66th Street))

The Bill Wurtzel Trio play standards from the American Songbook in an intimate, American-art filled setting.


Community Cowpokes with Hopalong Andrew: Tribeca

Friday, February 2, 10:00 am–11:00 am
Whole Foods Tribeca (270 Greenwich Street)

Sing along with Hopalong Andrew, an award-winning musician and former NYC Urban Park Ranger who adapts classic cowboy songs to reflect life as an urban cowpoke. His 1-man band (guitar, banjo, harmonica, and suitcase drum kit) performances encourages participation and interaction, creating a fun and positive space for play, music and rhythm training, and vibrant social interaction.


LOS Kids - Prokofiev

Saturday, February 3, 10:00 am–11:00 am
The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (695 Park Avenue at 68th Street)
$15-$50

Dedicated to introducing children to the world of classical music, The Little Orchestra Society has been putting on fantastic family-friendly events for 65 years. This edition of LOS Kids, its interactive concert series geared for ages 3-10, features Peter, The Wolf, and more by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev.

Also at 11:30 am & Sunday 10 am, 11:30 am & 1 pm.

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