Listening to music and experiencing is the most important part of learning to play. Take advantage of what NYC has to offer this fall with these family friendly events.
1. Little Orchestra Society Concert Series - Kayes Playhouse, UES. 10/19-20 & 11/16/17
The Little Orchestra Society presents live music in ways that inspire and educate audiences of all ages. Catch Mozart’s Magic Flute on 10/19-20 and Stravinsky’s Firebird on 11/16-17 . Kaye Playhouse, UES
2. Jewish Museum Family Concert Series - Recurring Monthly, UES.
The Jewish Museum hosts a regular family concert series, providing an eclectic range of kids’ music performed by well-known musicians. Check out the Zanes family concert on Oct. 20th. 10:00 am Ages 2 & up
3. The Rock and Roll Playhouse - Sunday at noon. Brooklyn Bowl, Williamsburg ($12) Saturday at 11am. Industry City (free)
The Rock and Roll Playhouse is a weekly family concert series performing songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history.
4. Day of the Dead at the East Village - October 26-27. East Yard of St. Mark's in-the-Bowery.
This street festival includes Mexican cultural art, live music, and a food and folk art market. All ages welcomed.
5. BAMkids Music Series - Recurring. Brooklyn Academy of Music, Fort Greene
The Brooklyn Academy of Music family-friendly concert series celebrates musical styles from around the world to down the block. Kids sing along to Jazz, learn South Indian rhythms and raga music, and celebrate the power of hip-hop.
6. Lincoln Center Kids - Recurring. All ages
Lincoln Center hosts regular family and kids programs for all ages. The Relaxed Performance is adapted for a neurodiverse audience, including children with autism. Check out Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis performing the Sesame Street song book on October 26th.
7. The Kinghts' Family Show - Sat, Nov 23, 2pm. Bric Ballroom, 647 Fulton St. Brooklyn
New Yorker Magazine call the the Knights “one of Brooklyn’s sterling cultural products… known far beyond the borough for their relaxed virtuosity and expansive repertory.” This one hour family show introduces little ones to classical music in a fun, relaxed and interactive setting.
8. Peter and the Wolf - Guggenhiem Museum 12/7-8, 13-15
Do not miss Prokofiev’s charming children’s classic. This is among the most popular pieces of classical music in the world. Recorded more than 400 times in 12 different languages, this symphonic fairytale uses a cast of vibrant characters and a charming story to introduce children to some of the different instruments of the orchestra.