Kid-Friendly Concerts and Musical Activities in Queens in June

Kid-Friendly Concerts and Musical Activities in Queens in June

Music lovers, have fun with local kid-friendly concerts and musical activities for kids in Queens this June.

Global Mashup #4: Balkans meets El Barrio
WHEN: Friday, Jun. 1, 7pm
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY
WHAT: Raya Brass Band thrills audience with intense, soul-shaking Balkan wedding music and Spanglish Fly returns with irresistible grooves that play '60s soul inspired by Latin boogaloo. Each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam.
WANT TO GO? $16; $10 students. 7184637700.

Concert for the Environment Featuring The Band Gathering Time
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 2, 7:30pm
WHERE: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Finish off World Environment Day with a folk-rock celebration with the band Gathering Time. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $15. 718-229-4000.

Women Composers of Popular Music FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 9, 7pm
WHERE: Sunnyside Reformed Church, 48-03 Skillman Ave., Sunnyside, Queens, NY
WHAT: Carol Sudhalter's 17-piece Astoria Big Band plays compositions from Besame Mucho to Lullaby of the Leaves, all composed by women. Show includes vocalist Marti Mabin.
WANT TO GO? 718-426-5997.

'What A Wonderful World': Akoko Nante Ensemble FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 9, 3pm
WHERE: Jackson Heights Library, 35-51 81st St., Jackson Heights, NY
WHAT: A Pan-African percussion/vocal group based in Queens, presenting music that has been harvested from the continent of Africa and through its diaspora. They will offer their rendition of "What a Wonderful World," as well as songs from locales as diverse as the court of the royal palaces of Ghana, the groves of old Haiti, and the seaside shanties of Cuba.
WANT TO GO? 718-899-2500.

Jazz At Socrates: Clifton Anderson Second Thursdays FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Jun. 14, 6:30pm
WHERE: Socrates Sculpture Park, 35-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, NY
WHAT: Trombonist Clifton Anderson brings his stellar quintet to Socrates for a night of swinging originals, calypso, funk, and American songbook standards.
WANT TO GO? 718-956-1819.

Global Mashup #5: Texas Meets Peru
WHEN: Friday, Jun. 15, 7pm
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY
WHAT: It's a mashup of two cultures on one stage with an open dance floor. Featuring Brian Clayton and The Green River Band, comprised of six country musicians, and Corina Bartra Afro Peruvian Band playing Afro-Peruvian music.
WANT TO GO? $16; 10 students. 718-463-7700.

Only In Queens Summer Stage Concert: Kool and The Gang FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 16, 5pm
WHERE: Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing, NY
WHAT: Kool & The Gang performs bulletproof funk and tough jazz arrangements with songs like "Celebration," "Cherish," "Jungle Boogie," "Summer Madness," and "Open Sesame."
WANT TO GO? 718-352-1769.

Queens Symphony Orchestra Family Concert: 'A Thousand and One Nights' FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Jun. 17, 3pm
WHERE: LeFrak Concert Hall, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing, NY
WHAT: Listen to the music of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, based on the folktales of the One Thousand and One Nights.
WANT TO GO? 718-997-3800.

Those Whose Backs (Are Against The Wall) FREE
WHEN: Friday, Jun. 22, 7pm
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY
WHAT: Saxophonist and composer Tyrone Birkett presents a musical work giving voice to the dispossessed, acknowledging circumstances caused by dehumanization and “otherness” by using jazz improvisation and language, minimalism, soul and funk, 21st century hymn-lining, and spoken word.
WANT TO GO? 718-463-7700.

Two Women, One Passion
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 30, 7pm
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY
WHAT: In partnership with Festival de las Flores, pianist Teresita Gómez and soprano Delcy Yanet Estrada—two performers of the symphonic music of the Antioquia Region in Colombia—present a special repertoire for the intercultural community of New York as part of the Flower Festival.
WANT TO GO? $16; $10 students. 718-463-7700.

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