Kids Music Listings this Weekend: September 29,30

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Lots of fun music events this weekend: the Chile Pepper Fiesta will have music all day to complement those high energy moves you get from the chocolate peppers. The Hoboken Arts and Music Festival is popular and a worth a trip over the water to the other side. Don’t forget Carroll Park’s Kids Concert- the Deedle Deedle Dees will be holding court.

Saturday September 29th

11:00 am: Chile Pepper Fiesta
Even kids who aren’t fans of spicy food will get a kick out of the lively music and dance inspired by tangy chili flavors. Set the mood with a morning performance of Vlada Tomova’s Balkan Tales, with the Gorana Dance Collective, or the 1pm performance of West African dance troupe Kulu Mele African Dance & Drums. Then, travel between booths to taste some tasty and semi-spicy foods, from hot sauce and salsa to fiery honey and chile-infused chocolate. If kids don’t like the food, they’ll enjoy fire breathing, chile pepper juggling and other performances from Masters of Ceremony Robbins & Ringold.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 900 Washington Ave (at Crown St)
For more info, go here.

12:00 pm: ¡Fiesta!
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a day full of craft projects, museum tours, music and dance performances and other activities related to Latin American art. The fiesta begins with a salsa and merengue performance by Ballet Hispanico’s BHdos and continues with bilingual storytelling and a cityscape workshop inspired by Argentine artist Tomas Saraceno’s Cloud City (which is currently installed on the Met’s rooftop). In other workshops held throughout the day, kids will illustrate books with Mayan art, decorate ceramic tiles, listen to mariachi music and learn about the cuatro, a stringed instrument, as they get a first-hand experience of Latin American culture.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave (at 82nd St)
For more info, go here.

4:00 pm: Deedle Deedle Dees at Carroll Park Kids Concert Series
Everyone from Astrograss (July 18) and Key Wilde and Mr. Clarke (Aug 25) to the Deedle Deedle Dees (Sept 30) perform at this popular Brooklyn park. Free. All ages.
Carroll Park, President St (between Court and Smith Sts)
For more info, go here.

Sunday September 23rd

11:00 am: Hoboken Arts and Music Festival
Three stages of live music and over 300 artists, crafters, photographers, food vendors and local businesses make up this annual celebration. Head over to 3rd Street for a special kid’s area filled with rides, games, face painting, sand art, and performances by Polka Dot, the Fuzzy Lemons and more.
Washington St (between Observer Hwy and 7th St) Hoboken, NJ
For more info, go here.

11:00 am: Bring Your Own Kid Concert Series: Elska
Engaging kids with quirky tales of winter bears, a friendly Goobler and a colony of lost socks, otherworldly Icelandic singer Elska boasts a combination of theater, story-telling and musical performance in her shows. All ages.
92YTribeca, Sun 11am. 200 Hudson St (at Vestry St)
For more info, go here.

11:00 am: Tunes with Tina
Families can start off their Sundays at Tunes with Tina, an interactive musical prix-fixe brunch in midtown. Chanteuse Tina deVaron, a jazz pianist who spent six years entertaining kids at the Carlyle Hotel’s Tea with Madeline, hosts different themed shows each month: Back to Broadway (September), Let’s See Your Costume (October), Move with the Movies (November) and Here Come the Holidays (December). Sweet treats from uptown’s London Candy Company are also included in the price. Reservations are recommended. All ages.
Bar on 5th, 400 Fifth Ave (at 36th St)
For more info, go here.

12:00 pm: Atlantic Antic
Head to the designated children’s area on Brooklyn’s historic Atlantic Avenue (between Boerum Place and Smith Street) for pony rides, games, and inflatable rides—plus a slew of vintage MTA buses. Neighborhood staples like the Moxie Spot and Gumbo offer family-friendly fare like concerts, magic acts, puppet shows and a reading by Melanie Hope Greenberg. You’ll also want to check out the fest’s tasty eats—there’s funnel cake, ice cream, hot dogs and plenty more to fill your plate. And don’t forget to stop by the Broadway Booth for free givewaways from popular shows including Bring It On pom poms and Peter and the Starcatcher bookmarks.
Atlantic Ave (between Fourth Ave and Hicks St) Brooklyn, NY
For more info, go here.

12:00 pm: Children’s Day at the South Street Seaport
A variety of acts take center stage for the afternoon at the South Street Seaport. Tots can meet their favorite storybook characters and listen to readings of Maisy and Curious George (at Front and John Streets) or head to the main stage (at Front and Fulton Streets) to rock out with Gordon from Sesame Street, Tim and the Space Cadets, Mil’s Trills and Hot Peas ‘N Butter. Hands-on activities led by the South Street Seaport Museum are on tap as well.
South Street Seaport,19 Fulton St (at Front St)
For more info, go here.

5:00 pm: Columbia Sounds for Families: The Daedalus Quartet
The Daedalus Quartet performs pieces that reflect the history of the string quartet, from such composers as Mendelssohn, Dvorak and Haydn. Through interactive games, little ones will learn about rhythm and the role each instrument plays in the foursome; after the concert, they’ll get to meet the musicians. Ages 6 and up.
Italian Academy (at Columbia University), 1151 Amsterdam Ave (between 116th and 118th Sts)
For more info, go here.

5:00 pm: Columbia Sounds for Families: The Daedalus Quartet

The Daedalus Quartet performs pieces that reflect the history of the string quartet, from such composers as Mendelssohn, Dvorak and Haydn. Through interactive games, little ones will learn about rhythm and the role each instrument plays in the foursome; after the concert, they’ll get to meet the musicians. Ages 6 and up.
Italian Academy (at Columbia University), 1151 Amsterdam Ave (between 116th and 118th Sts)
For more info, go here.

(Many thanks to TONY Kids, Prospect Heights Patch, NY Metro Parents, and Mommy Poppins for listing info!)

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