family-friendly music series

Hopalong Andrew Sing-a-Longs

Friday, September 21, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Cobble Hill Park ~ Brooklyn
Weekly Weekday Drop-In Music & Movement Roundups for Young Urban Cowpokes! This is a mini-woodstock! Best for the really young children. Bring...

Brooklyn Americana Music Festival

Friday, September 21, 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge ~ Brooklyn
A three day festival featuring original and traditional country, folk, roots, blues, old time and bluegrass artists in scenic settings kicks up...

Bryant Park Square Dance

Friday, September 21, 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Bryant Park ~ Midtown West
Do-si-do and promenade at a country dance party in the city with live music, a professional caller, dancing, countrified lawn activities including...

Free Music Fridays

Friday, September 21, 5:30 pm–7:30 pm
American Folk Art Museum ~ Upper West Side
Enjoy live music every from local artists in a range of musical styles in a small, intimate setting (plus a donation-based cash...

Summer on the Hudson: BINGO

Friday, September 21, 5:30 pm–7:30 pm
West Harlem Piers Park ~ Upper West Side
Bring your own food and soft beverages to this free, all-ages bingo party. A mix of music plays as the numbers roll...

Mid-Autumn Festival

Friday, September 21, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
JCC Manhattan ~ Upper West Side
Celebrate traditional and popular Chinese culture and music with live performances by the Guqin, Face Changing, Hulusi, Erhu, plate-spinning and more. The...

Brookfield Place Saturday Morning Show: Carl Banks & Sammie and Tudie

Saturday, September 22, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Brookfield Place ~ Lower Manhattan
Brookfield Place hosts weekly interactive concerts and shows. At 10 am, enjoy music with melodic nomad Carl Banks, At 11 am, see...

Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance

Saturday, September 22, 10:00 am–11:00 am
Bryant Park ~ Midtown West
All levels and ages are invited to experience the joy of movement and dance in weekly free classes led by former and...

Go Fish! Featuring The Suzi Shelton Band

Saturday, September 22, 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Robert F Wagner Jr Park ~ Lower Manhattan
Join experienced anglers for catch-and-release fishing and learn about life in the Hudson River. Enjoy an art project, nature walk and and...

Latinx Arts Festival

Saturday, September 22, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) ~ Upper West Side
$11, $7/seniors, free/ages 11 months old & younger
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month and recognize Latinx Americans’ contributions to art and culture. Create stamps and prints, inspired by the work...

The Brownstone School’s Annual Fall Fun Fair

Saturday, September 22, 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Outside The Brownstone School ~ Upper West Side
Free admission; fees for some activities
Festive activities at this non-profit preschool's annual fundraiser include a bouncy castle, bouncy slide, cupcake decorating, sand art, rides & games, live...

Shababa Saturday Mornings

Saturday, September 22, 10:30 am–12:00 pm
92Y ~ Upper East Side
Sing, dance and celebrate Shabbat as a community. Families with babies, toddlers and older children enjoy traditional and non-traditional music, creative prayer,...

Queens County Fair

Saturday, September 22, 11:00 am–6:00 pm
Queens County Farm Museum ~ Queens
$10, $5/ages 12 & under
A traditional county fair boasts blue ribbon competitions in produce, livestock, arts & crafts, and more. Enjoy pie eating and corn husking...

Yellow Submarine Sing-Along

Saturday, September 22, 11:00 am–12:30 pm
Museum of the Moving Image ~ Queens
$15, $9/students & seniors, $7/ages 3-12, free/2 and under
See the landmark animated Beatles film on the big screen in a new digital restoration with stereo surround sound. All are encouraged...

Hopalong Andrew Album Release

Saturday, September 22, 11:30 am–1:00 pm
Opry City Stage ~ Midtown West
$15 + $20 food & drink minimum
Celebrate the release of Hopalong Andrew's debut album Howdy Do! Songs of the Urban Cowpoke, a family western folk album that celebrates...

Autumn Moon Festival & Parade

Saturday, September 22, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Mott Street ~ Lo
This annual colorful Chinatown spectacle features traditional lion and dragon dances, riddle (poetry) contest, autumn moon cake tasting, a traditional lantern exhibit,...

Bear Mountain Oktoberfest

Saturday, September 22, 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
Harriman State Park ~ Westchester
Celebrate all things German at an Oktoberfest among pretty fall foliage with German food and beer, traditional entertainment, live muisc, local artisan...

Hawaiian Performances & Demonstrations

Saturday, September 22, 12:00 pm–5:30 pm
New York Botanical Garden ~ Bronx
$28, $25/students & seniors, $12/ages 2-12, free/under 2
Enjoy performances and demonstrations that celebrate the diverse cultural traditions of Hawai‘i featured in the gorgeous Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii exhibition....

White Plains Jazz & Food Festival

Saturday, September 22, 12:00 pm–5:30 pm
Mamaroneck Avenue ~ Westchester
Sample local vendors while enjoying outdoor jazz from Pete Malinverni & the SUNY Purchase Jazz All-Stars, the Jay Hoggard Quartet, Samba New...

Astor Alive! Festival

Saturday, September 22, 1:00 pm–6:00 pm
Astor Place ~ West Village & East Village
This annual outdoor performing arts festival features free dance, music, poetry and cabaret including an all-ages dance class with Mark Morris Dance...

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