Sing along with Lloyd H. Miller of the Deedle Deedle Dees, a “teaching band” that combines rock with history and science, at the Hip Tot Music Fest. (The fun continues with different artists every month at the Shapeshifter Lab in Brooklyn.) Doors open at 11am and the music starts at 11:30am.
Celebrate a decade of energetic, kid-friendly performances with the FunkeyMonkeys at the Jewish Museum. This anniversary party is sure to rock the socks off your little ones! Put your dancing shoes on and be ready for a good laugh. The fun starts at 11:30am.
October 15, 22 & 29
Families that sing together stay together. Caribou Baby presents the Rocking Chair Music Series, a weekly 45-minute sing-along for families on Tuesdays. Catch the early show at 11:30am or the late show at 12:30pm.
Hungry for some Hot Peas ‘n Butter? Get a heaping helping of the group’s multicultural music at the Laguardia Performing Arts Center from 10am to 12:30pm.
Finish off the Mad. Sq. Kids season at the annual Fall Kids Fest. Channel your inner musician with The Little Rockers Band and Songs for Seeds during their interactive performances for all ages. Join the fun from 11am to 2pm.
Cast a line in the Hudson River at the Go Fish! Festival while being serenaded by the sweet sounds of kindie queen Suzi Shelton. All ages will enjoy the free show at 12:30pm.
Surprise your little ones with tickets to the LOLLI-POPS’ “Surprise Symphony,” all about getting young children to interact and get hands-on at concerts just for them. The fun-loving band and costume dcharacters will be performing at The Little Orchestra Society on Saturday at 10am and 11:30am and on Sunday at 11:30am and 1pm.
Come party at the club with your kids at the original family dance party known as Baby Loves Disco. This month, the event is hosted by Le Poisson Rouge. The DJ will be spinning classic tunes from the 70s and 80s and have you boogeying down upon arrival. Doors open at noon.
Rock out with Joannie Leeds and the Nightlights at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. The kindie rock band goes on at 2pm, but come early for a silly sing-along with Joannie at 10:30am.
Your little monsters won’t want to miss Princess Katie and Racer Steve’s creepy Halloween concerts. Catch the rock ‘n’ roll duo in Bleecker Park at 10:30am and in Washington Market Park at 2pm. Costumes are encouraged!
Expose your children to one of the most influential composers in the history of classical music, Ludwig van Beethoven, at 92Y’s Family Music Series. The hour-long concert starts at 3pm.
The energetic trio Dog on Fleas is bringing their positive messages and fun instruments, like the trombone, to Symphony Space at 11am.
The Deedle Deedle Dees is are back again with another educational, rockin’ performance at the Knitting Factory from 11am to 2:30pm.
November 9 & 10
Come hang out with Bang the Lion, Bow the Panda, Buzz the Bee, and Toot the Bird at the LOLLI-POPS’ “Carnival of Animals” show. The concert will be at The Little Orchestra Society on Saturday at 10am and 11:30am and on Sunday at 11:30am and 1pm.
Get down with the funky folk-rock fusion band Rolie Polie Guacamole at November’s Hip Tot Music Fest at the Shapeshifter Lab. Show time is at 11:30am.
With a band name inspired by a feeling every kid can relate to, the Grammy-nominated Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players will provide the perfect Saturday fun for you and your anti-nappers. The rock trio will be performing at 11am and 2pm at Symphony Space.
Bring your kids to see the Brooklyn Youth Chorus perform music by Benjamin Britten at Carnegie Hall at 1pm. There will be free activities for all ticket holders one hour prior to the performance.
Rock out with Tim and the Space Cadets at the Jewish Museum at 2pm. Songwriters Tim and Matt recall their own childhood memories to create songs about being a kid in songs that everyone can relate!
Follow Inspector Pulse on his quest to name that tune in “A Trilling Event,” which features music by Bach, Handel, and Telemann. The event will be held at The Chamber Music Society in Alice Tully Hall at 2pm.
Enjoy a morning of musical storytelling with Asheba, a calypso musician from Trinidad. This family-friendly show is part of the Just Kidding series hosted by Symphony Space. The performance starts at 11am.
Bring your little drummer boys and girls to the WeBop Family Jazz Party at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The bandleader, Tim Sullivan, takes an interactive approach to exploring jazz and the use of percussion within the genre. Fun with Drums starts at 2pm.
November 29 & 30
With kid-friendly lyrics and infectious melodies, the Bari Koral Family Rock Band will have the whole family grooving at the Long Island Children’s Museum. The folk band will be performing on Friday at 11am and 2pm and on Saturday at 1pm and 3pm.