Kids Music Listings this Weekend: June 8,9,10

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The Sweet Sounds - Brooklyn's Young Dulcimer Players open for Suzi Shelton this weekend. photo by Benton Brown

Lots of fun musical events to look forward to this weekend: do a jig to the live Irish music at the the 14th Annual Staten Island Irish Festival and check out the Young Dulcimer Players as they open for Suzi Shelton at the 92nd Y Tribeca. Family favorite Dan Zanes and Friends will appear with Brooklyn opening band the Bari Koral Band. City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage Kids Annual Brooklyn Family Day should be a blast: families will have the opportunity to participate in face painting, arts & crafts and instrument making workshops and free sports lessons, including golf workshops- all while hearing live performances.

Friday June 8th

5:30 pm: Music Where It Matters Most
Music Where It Matters Most Brooklyn launch event & community outreach includes a “Sing-a-Long”, a musical performance, delicious dinner, dessert and dialog & demonstration with Erica Kalick, Executive Director, Music Where It Matters Most
Lafayette Presbyterian Church 85 South Oxford St, Brooklyn NY
For more info, go here.

7:00 pm: Manhattan Youth Ballet’s June Show
Budding ballerinas and young cultural mavens are invited to the June recital of the Manhattan Youth Ballet. The evening will feature a selection from Divertimento #15, composed by Mozart and choreographed by Balanchine, as well as two original pieces choreographed by members of the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and the Manhattan Youth Ballet staff. A special gala performance on Sunday, June 10 will see the students of MYB performing with professional dancers from the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. Ages 8 and up.
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center,  248 W 60th St (between Amsterdam and West End Aves)
For more info, go here.

7:00 pm: Sunset Singing Circle
Don’t be shy! Raise your voice and join singer/guitarist Terre Roche as the sun sets over the Hudson River for enchanting evenings of folk songs, rounds and chants. Novice and experienced singers of all ages are welcome.
Robert F. Wagner, Jr Park Battery Park City, Lower Manhattan (access: Battery Place)
For more info, go here.

Saturday June 9th

12:00 pm: 14th Annual Staten Island Irish Festival
There is something for everyone at the festival including live local & international Irish music, a huge array of refreshments, a 40 vendor “tinker” shopping village which provides a huge array of Irish imports and gifts and a play center for the children.  Also some of the best vendor food on the East Coast.
777 Seaview Ave and Fr. Capodanno Blvd
For more info, go here.

2:00 pm: Fama Jama Sing Song: Feldiken and Friends
Party with the Famma Jamma Sing Song family band called Feldiken for some “fun music for everyone”.  Backed up by his friends the Boynes (a Mom/Dad/two young daughters powerful harmony group), the show gently pulls children into the light as they too act, sing, and dance through songs about family.
YMCA Grosvenor House 176 West 105th Street, New York NY, New York NY
For more info, go here.

3:30 pm: Spring Concerts by Young People’s Chorus of New York City
This family concert will feature music of all genres, including a few pieces that YPC will be singing at the world Choral Summit in Beijing, where YPC will represent North America.  Also 7:30 pm
92nd Street Y,  1395 Lexington Ave (between 91st and 92nd Sts)
For more info, go here.

Sunday June 10th

10:00 am: Salsa Baby Brunch with Jose Conde
Kids can brunch with Latin flair while listening to music from Baby Loves Salsa (led by Jose Conde) and indulging in the special kid’s menu at Ideya.
Ideya, 349 West Broadway (between Broome and Grand Sts)
For more info, go here.

11:00 am: The Sounds of Hoboken
Enjoy this citywide festival celebrating the musical talent and diversity of Hoboken. Venture to one or even more of the event’s outdoor locations for performances by local artists like Hoboken Sinatra Idol Greg Myers, Drums of Thunder, Hoboken Children’s Theater and many more.Check hobokennj.org for a full list of performance locations.
Various locations around Hoboken
For more info, go here.

11:00 am: B.Y.O.K Concert: Suzi Shelton

92YTribeca will end its “Bring Your Own Kid” concert series on a high note with a performance by Suzi Shelton, an award winning and critically acclaimed family-oriented artist, masters in quality pop-rock music from which both parents and children can enjoy. The show will include some of her most loved songs such as “Goin’ on a Roadtrip” and “No Ordinary Day!”
92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St (at Vestry St)
For more info, go here.

1:00 pm: Fifth Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival
Take your little ones to enjoy the great outdoors combined with some jazz from a collection of up-and-coming Brooklyn musicians. Located in Red Hook’s Urban Meadow and taking place over two consecutive Sundays, this annual festival features local ensembles like the Max Johnson Trio, Hot Cup Chili Pepper 7 and the Rick Parker Collective.
The Urban Meadow, President St (at Van Brunt St)
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. Doors open at 1pm.
Jazz Standard  116 E 27th St (between Park Ave South and Lexington Ave)
For more info, go here.

3:00 pm: Summer on the Oval: Dan Zanes and Friends with the Bari Koral Band
Parents may remember Dan Zanes from his days as a member of The Del Fuegos, but kids love the Grammy-winning rocker for his nine albums of family-friendly tunes that sample musical styles as diverse as punk, reggae and soul. Backed up by his band of eclectic musicians on accordian, mandolin, violin, bass and drums, Zanes will croon to songs from the group’s latest album Little Nut Tree, as well as older fan favorites. The Bari Koral family rock band will open, kicking things off with their mellow, folsky sound.
Stuyvesant Town Oval, Enter at First Ave (and 16th St)
For more info, go here.

3:00 pm: Michael Feinstein’s Jazz and Popular Song Presents Sweet and Low Down: How Popular Standards Became Jazz Classics
Jazz aficionado Michael Feinstein is on a mission to combine American popular song with jazz. Join him, along with handpicked guest singers, as they present their repertoire of classical songs with a jazzy twist. All ages.
Jazz at Lincoln Center, 33 West 60 Street, Floor 11 (Between Columbus Ave and Broadway)
For more info, go here.

4:00 pm: SummerStage Kids 2012
Sponsored by Disney, SummerStage’s children’s series hits all five boroughs. The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, FELA Queens and DJ Stormin’ Norman perform at Von King Park.
Herbert Von King Park Lafayette Ave & Marcy Ave , New York NY
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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