• Picks Of The Week: March 27-30

    Prospect Park’s carousel opening, Kid Rockers, Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights, The Pop Ups, and Cypress String Quartet.

    By Emily Murphy, Jodi Silberstein
    Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights. Photo from SymphonySpace.org

    Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights. Photo from SymphonySpace.org

    Get ready for a musical weekend! Enjoy a handful of family-friendly concerts including the Kid Rockers, Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights, The Pop Ups, and Cypress String Quartet. For a little fun in the warmer weather, Prospect Park’s beloved carousel opens up for the season!

    Thursday, March 27 (through Sunday)

    Opening of the Carousel
    Prospect Park
    12pm-5pm
    Celebrate the start of spring with Prospect Park’s carousel opening weekend! The gorgeous 102-year-old attraction, which is located in the “Children’s Corner,” features carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots for little ones to ride the day away. Carved by prevalent designer Charles Carmel in 1912, the carousel was restored by Prospect Park in 1990 and is making its seasonal debut! $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets.

    Saturday, March 29

    Kid Rockers Featuring Adam Green and San Fermin
    NYU Skirball
    11:30am
    You and your little ones can groove to the music at this rock concert for families! The Kidrockers provide an awesome night of entertainment and will feature singer-songwriter Adam Green and a nine-person touring ensemble San Fermin. Don’t miss the performance’s pre-show, which occurs an hour prior to the concert in the lobby and provides an educational musical activity for kids. $28 each, $60 for a family four pack.

    Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights
    Symphony Space
    11am and 2pm
    Continue the jammin’ vibe at this special show highlighting Joanie Leeds, a rock ‘n roll soprano. Her performance is filled with catchy melodies, funny and thoughtful lyrics, and energetic instrumentals in songs about beach sunglasses, goodnight hugs, popping popcorn, and much more! Children $15, Adults $20

    Sunday, March 30

    The Pop Ups
    The Jewish Museum
    11:30 am
    For a concert that’s more of a musical adventure, take the family to see the Grammy-nominated Pop Ups! Their funky album features songs about crafts, puppets, and movement while the duo’s concert will highlight live drawing, fun dances, and high-energy music. Children $13, Adults $18.

    Cypress String Quartet
    92Y
    3pm
    San Francisco’s Cypress String Quartet appears at the 92Y for the first time this month. Expect a concert full of surprises thanks to the group’s habit of mixing classic quartet works with music by contemporary composers. From $18.