VH1 and "Parenting" magazine hosted the VH1 Save the Music Foundation's Family Day to encourage kids to explore various musical instruments, learn about different genres of music, and have fun with their families.
On March 9, VH1 and Parenting magazine presented the VH1 Save the Music Foundation’s Family Day—a free, family fun day that was open to the public—at The Anderson School on the Upper West Side. The daylong festival saw more than 1,400 guests and featured live performances from TBNB and Out of Ideas, both a part of the Come Join The Band! music school.
A protégé of DJ Cassidy, 9-year-old DJ Fulano deejays across the country and is recording a rap album, and modeling for major publications. Courtesy VH1
Kids of all ages tested their music-making skills in the festival’s instrument discovery zone.
A live deejay set was performed by 9-year-old NYC-native DJ Fulano. Congressman Jerrold Nadler was also in attendance, showing his support for the interactive music expo that gave children of all ages a stage to express their love of music, culture, and creativity.
Throughout the day, families had the opportunity to play, learn, share, and celebrate music. The festival offered a number of fun features, including interactive music stations, an instrument discovery zone, a “We Got The Beat” drum circle presented by NAMM, workshops hosted by Disney, and the “Hey Momma” market, which featured a variety of gear and products for moms. In the parking lot, the street vendor food showcase included La Bella Torte, Toum, Coolhaus, and Palenque Homemade Colombian, all of which donated 10 percent of each sale to benefit the VH1 Save the Music Foundation.
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America’s public schools and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education. To date, the foundation has provided more than $49.5 million in new musical instruments to 1,850 public schools in more than 192 school districts across the country. For more information, visit vh1savethemusic.com.