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DIRTY SOCKS MUSIC ROMPS SET FOR JEWISH MUSEUM

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The Jewish Museum will present Dirty Socks Music Romps, a weekly music class for toddlers on ten Tuesdays from September 20 through November 22, 2011. This hip and original class is being taught by Mike Messer, lead singer of The Dirty Sock Funtime Band. Two sessions are offered, the first from 10:00 to 10:45 am, and the second from to 11:00 to 11:45 am. Toddlers ages 6 months to 4 years will play on a series of kid-sized instruments, learn to keep beats, and have a chance to dance, jump, clap, sing, and laugh. The songs used in the class are an upbeat mix of Dirty Sock hits, kid friendly rock songs, children's classics, and tunes from Sock-A-Delic, the new Dirty Sock Funtime Band album. Each song is an invitation to participate through call-back lyrics, interactive dances, and hands-on jamming. All families will receive a Dirty Sock Funtime Band CD..

Free trial classes will be offered on Monday and Tuesday, August 22 and 23 at 10 am and 11 am. Registration in advance is required for these trial classes. To reserve a space, parents may call 212.423.3225. Drop-ins will not be admitted.

The registration fee for each ten-class course is $375.00 per child; and $345.00 for Jewish Museum family members. Parents registering siblings receive a 20% discount for the second child. Class size is limited and early registration is recommended. Adults are asked to accompany their children. For additional information, those interesTed May call 212.423.3225 or visit www.thejewishmuseum.org/families.

Mike Messer, a singer-songwriter, guitarist, bassist, and composer, has guest starred on Sesame Street and performed with Big Bird. He has composed music for film, theater and TV, and sung on Nick Jr.'s Wonderpets. The Dirty Sock Funtime Band celebrates music, dancing, and humor with playful lyrics, intelligent rhymes and silly subject matter. They have been voted Best Kids Band in New York City by Time Out New York Kids. Sock-A-Delic was called "Best Music for the Car" by Nickelodeon's Parentsconnect.com. Since summer 2010, The Dirty Socks' videos have been showing in Chuck E. Cheese's nationwide, and are regularly featured on Nick Jr.

The Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Education's school and family programs are supported by endowed funds established by the Bronfman Family, the Muriel and William Rand Fund, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, Rosalie Klein Adolf, the Kekst Family, and Mrs. Ida C. Schwartz in memory of Mr. Bernard S. Schwartz. We thank the following for their generosity: The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the Kekst Family, Capital One, MetLife Foundation, J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., Alpern Family Foundation, The Pumpkin Foundation at the request of Joseph H. and Carol F. Reich, Epstein Teicher Philanthropies, Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Jewish Museum Volunteer Organization, and other donors. We gratefully acknowledge public support from: New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Council Member Daniel R. Garodnick, Council Member Brad Lander, Council Member Mark Weprin, and other City Council Members.

About The Jewish Museum
Widely admired for its exhibitions and educational programs that inspire people of all backgrounds, The Jewish Museum is the preeminent institution exploring the intersection of 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture. The Jewish Museum was established on January 20, 1904 when Judge Mayer Sulzberger donated 26 ceremonial art objects to The Jewish Theological Seminary of America as the core of a museum collection. Today, The Jewish Museum maintains an important collection of 26,000 objects - paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, archaeological artifacts, ceremonial objects, and broadcast media.

General Information
Museum hours are Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 11am to 5:45pm; Thursday, 11am to 8pm; and Friday, 11am to 4pm. Museum admission is $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students, free for children under 12 and Jewish Museum members. Admission is free on Saturdays. For general information on The Jewish Museum, the public may visit the Museum's website at http://www.thejewishmuseum.org or call 212.423.3200. The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.


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