Family-Friendly Classical/Jazz Music

Thanks to NYC’s family-friendly music series, all ages can enjoy fabulous concerts with world-class musicians at iconic venues from Lincoln Center to Carnegie Hall. The programs are engaging, interactive and a steal at $10-$40 for tickets (which sometimes sell out, so plan ahead).

Mozart for Munchkins

Various locations
Saturdays & Sundays
$25, free/ages 12 & under

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 – Bach to Bernstein, Beethoven to Gershwin. Includes interaction with musicians throughout the concert and trying instruments after.

Carnegie Hall Family Days & Concerts

Carnegie Hall ~ 57th Street & Seventh Avenue
Saturdays in September & April 12–4 pm
Family Days are free and unticketed. $10 concert tickets on sale in August.

In September and April, Carnegie Hall hosts a variety of fantastic, interactive musical activities and performance sat family days with themes like Latin American sounds and music that changes the world. My City, My Song concerts throughout the year invite children to sing and move along to music from different parts of the world that can be found right in NYC.

New York Philharmonic Young People’s Concerts

Lincoln Center ~ 65th Street & Broadway
Saturdays 2 pm November–May
$14-$41
Single tickets on sale in August. Subscribers receive a CD of music from the series.

Learn about composers and music in an interactive concert designed for ages 6+. This year's theme is crossing borders -music's ability to transport across time and space, across the boundaries of fantasy and reality. Come early to meet Philharmonic musicians, try out instruments, and enjoy a performance featuring some Very Young Composers.

Mozart For Munchkins

The Church of the Epiphany ~ 1393 York Avenue at 74th Street
Saturdays & Sundays
$25, free/ages 12 & under

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 – Bach to Bernstein, Beethoven to Gershwin. Includes interaction with musicians throughout the concert and trying instruments after.


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A delightfully colorful introduction to classical music, My First Classical Music Book explores major composers and musical instrument families with vivid illustrations and engaging text. Comes with an accompanying audio CD with examples for each page. A favorite of our kids for many years.