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Visit - and play - Sing for Hope’s brightly colored pianos throughout NYC parks and public spaces including Lincoln Center and Central Park. Fifty pianos - each a unique art piece created by a different artist or designer - host impromptu concerts by professionals and amateurs alike. See ten at once in Chase Plaza in the Financial District and download the free SFH Pianos iphone app to find one near you. Later the instruments are donated to NYC public schools,…
Explore beloved musician/poet/cultural icon Leonard Cohen through the lens of contemporary art with large-scale installations, interactive artworks, and a multimedia sound gallery that pay tribute to Cohen’s vibrant creativity.
Award winning Cellist Christopher James and violinist Jon Block perform classical solos and duets rom the Baroque to romantic periods in a historic garden. Museum tour and complimentary beverages included.
Wednesday, June 19
Join Rebecca Schoffer and 92Y Parenting Center staff for a fun and interactive sing-a-long of old time favorites, folk songs and childhood classics.
This acoustic instrumental meet-up focuses on tunes in the Irish, English, New England Old Time, French Canadian, American Southern, and Scandinavian traditions. All acoustic instruments (e.g., fiddle, mandolin, guitar, cello, etc.) are welcome and the typical format is that we sit in a circle (or circle-ish, depending on the space) and take turns suggesting/leading a song. All ages welcome.
Thursday, June 20
Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories on a comfy turf lawn. Unshaded so wear sunscreen.
Children from 0 to 36 months start learning Spanish in an immersive class that mixes story time, sing-along, dancing, games and a puppet show.
Enjoy interactive programs and performances from some of the city's favorite family entertainers on scenic piers overlooking the Hudson River.Enjoy interactive programs and performances from some of the city's favorite family entertainers on scenic piers overlooking the Hudson River.
The Archway under the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO comes alive with music, dance and art from diverse local artist. Groove to a range of genres and create collaborative art pieces with DUMBO-based artists.
Celebrate Inti Raymi with a Native Sounds Downtown concert featuring Inkarayku. The band’s diverse line-up brings a musical and artistic experience resulting in Andean folk music that transcends cultural boundaries and seamlessly shares the stage with other folk traditions of the Americas.
Celebrate the longest day of the year Scandinavian-style. Fashion flower wreathes, learn traditional midsummer songs, and decorate the maypole. All ages welcome. Online advance registration for the craft activities required.
Catch a family-friendly concert in a pretty park. Bring a blanket and a picnic if you wish. The series ends with kid-friendly bluegrass band Astrograss.
The RCTA hosts free concerts along the banks of the Hudson river, Bring a blanker and picnic and dance on the grass in the dark surrounding by flashing fireflies. Different style of music each week, including jazz, classical, flamenco, salsa, Middle Eastern, bluegrass, pop and reggae.
Friday, June 21
Park Slope Parents host Summer Fridays in the Prospect Park field near the picnic house with giant bubbles, rainbow face-paints and rotating musical guests. Bring a blanket/chair and some snacks and kick back.
Adults and children are invited to picnic in the grass, decorate the midsummer pole, learn folk dances, make flower wreaths, play traditional games and listen to authentic fiddle music. Food stands will offer delicacies from some of New York's finest Swedish restaurants and food purveyors.
Celebrate Pride with a communal choral experience, vogueing workshops, sassy sash and rainbow fan making and more.
Explore the celestial-terrestrial connection and otherworldly origins of expression and arm high-energy daylight to reflective starlit nighttime surround by installation Chronos Cosmos: Deep Time, Open Space. Enjoy Agostino Arts face-painting, tarot readings by Liz Nieves, lantern-making with Noguchi Museum, spaceship sculpture building with Free Style Arts Association, light-up inflatables with artist Tamar Ettun, solar observing and telescope tours of the sky with LaGuardia Community College’s Natural Sciences Department, performance and percussion with Secret Society Dance Company, Imamou, and powerhouse Afro-Caribbean…
The Westchester Center for Jazz & Contemporary Music Big Band is part of a weekly series of great music featuring the Hudson River as a backdrop.
Enjoy free all-ages Friday concerts set against beautiful sunsets in Hudson River Park with an eclectic lineup of New York artists. Bring a blanket.
Saturday, June 22
Dance along with a rock band covering Led Zeppelin in an interactive and educational live music experience for families in the courtyard of happening, high-design Industry City.
Vital Theatre Company presents a cheery musical based on popular children's book Pinkalicious, about a pink-lover who eats so many pink cupcakes she changes colors.
Listen to Brazil’s unique mix of indigenous, European, and African rhythms, from jazz and Tropicália to chamber music in conjunction with garden-wide exhibition Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx. In the Children’s Adventure Garden), learn about the native plants of Brazil and become inspired plant lovers and designer-artists.
The richness of Andean folklore comes alive with New Inca Son. Acclaimed in the U.S. and abroad for over 20 years, it's an award-winning band with a mission: to preserve its indigenous heritage and to instill, particularly in children and young people, an understanding and appreciation of it.
Celebrate World Refugee Day with an afternoon of concerts, crafts, food, henna, and dance. Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and Spaceworks are partnering with a broad coalition of organizations that support immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers to host this 3rd annual event.
Sunday, June 23
Get out your big suits for an interactive and educational live music experience for families featuring the music of Talking Heads. At the Brooklyn Bowl featuring Ramblin' Dan.
Monday, June 24
Enjoy interactive programs and performances from some of the city's favorite family entertainers on scenic piers overlooking the Hudson River.
Tuesday, June 25
Museum favorites Frank Hendricks and Bob Conroy of STOUT perform an evening of tavern tunes, combining hearty vocal harmonies and acoustic instruments in a historic garden. Museum tour and complimentary beverages included.
Friday, June 28
Enjoy a free performance featuring Broadway cast members and musicians from 2019 Tony-nominated Be More Chill and The Prom. Rain or shine.
The Sangha Tierra-World Fusion Jazz & Latin Explosion is part of a weekly series of great music featuring the Hudson River as a backdrop.
Singer/songwriter Terre Roche leads this weekly singing program with the beautiful backdrop of the setting sun in NY Harbor. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned crooner, the singing circle singing circle is perfect for mellow melodies and healthy harmonizing.
Saturday, June 29
Experience classical music in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. All ages (even babies) can crawl, squeal, and dance while everyone enjoys outstanding works performed by exceptional musicians. Co-founders Sara Leila Sherman (piano) and Hilary Castle (violin) present a program featuring WILDERNESS! From Gershwin to Bach, cities to animals, with classics and sing-along favorites.
Celebrate children through music and community with Mozart for Munchkins, provider of quality classical music for all ages. Local businesses provide a free arts and crafts table, snacks, photo booth, a pediatric dentistry display (with puppets), and more before and after the 3 pm interactive family concert. Proceeds will be donated to RAICES.
Friday, July 5
Enjoy a free concert from local musicians, explore a 19th century mansion and frolic in the large, lovely garden. Light refreshments available or bring a picnic. Hop on a free old-fashioned trolley that makes an hourly loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to Bartow-Pell to scenic City Island.
Back to the Garden , a 1969-Woodstock tribute band, is part of a weekly series of great music featuring the Hudson River as a backdrop.