Kid-Friendly Concerts and Musical Activities in Queens in October

Kid-Friendly Concerts and Musical Activities in Queens in October

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Music lovers, have fun with local kid-friendly concerts and musical activities for kids in Queens this October. Enjoy the music of Lake Street Drive, a jazz jam, and more!

New York Classical Players FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 1, 3pm
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The New York Classical Players collaborate with world-renowned pianist HaeSun Paik performing as soloist in Beethoven’s lyrical Piano concerto No. 4. Reservations required.
WANT TO GO? 718-463-7700. flushingtownhall.org.

Shades of Bublé
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 1, 3pm
WHERE: Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: This three-man tribute to Grammy award-winning singer Michael Bublé gives audiences seamless variety by combining big-band standards from the jazz era, classic hits from the '50s/'60s/'70s, as well as Billboard chart toppers from today in a high-energy, singing and swinging concert.
WANT TO GO? $35 and up. 718-631-6311. visitqpac.org.

Sunday Concerts At Central: Legacy Women FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 1, 3pm
WHERE: Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Afro-Caribbean music will be front and center when this all female troupe of singers, dancers, and drummers take the stage.
WANT TO GO? 718-990-0700. queenslibrary.org.

The Garifuna Collective Featuring Umalali
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 6, 8pm
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: In tribute to the rich heritage carried forward by Garifuna women, the evocative melodies and powerful call-and-response songs are backed by traditional Garifuna drums, maracas, turtle shells, acoustic and electric guitars, and bass. Join in for a pre-show drum workshop at 7pm.
WANT TO GO? $16; $10 students. 718-463-7700. flushingtownhall.org.

Musica Reginae Presents: Lost Dog New Music Ensemble
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 14, 7:30pm
WHERE: The Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills Gardens, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The longest-running new music ensemble in Queens presents an evening of works by UK composers, performed by violinist Esther Noh and pianist Jacob Rhodebeck.
WANT TO GO? $20; $10 students; free for children 12 and younger. 718-894-2178. musicareginae.org.

Louis Armstrong Eternity Band
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 14, 6:30pm
WHERE: LeFrak Concert Hall, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, and their colleagues, this band breathes life and passion into America’s own great art from.
WANT TO GO? $15. 718-997-3800. kupferbergcenter.org.

Baroque Concert: Queens Consort
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 20, 6:30pm
WHERE: King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: An evening of baroque music performed in the beautiful period room by this Queens-based baroque ensemble.
WANT TO GO? $15. 718-206-0545. kingmanor.org.

Music in the Garden: Ustad Shafaat Khan
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 21, 3:30-5pm
WHERE: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy Maestro Khan’s blend of Indian classical and folk music as he is joined by his fusion group “East Meets West” and presents music that reflects heritage that can be traced back to the 16th century.
WANT TO GO? $6; $4 seniors and students with ID; $2 children ages 4-12; free for children younger than 4. 718-886-3800. queensbotanical.org.

Kol Esperanza
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 22, 3pm
WHERE: Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: This classically trained, operatic pop ensemble will perform selections of Israeli favorites, Jewish classics, Broadway showstoppers, opera crossovers, American standards, and more.
WANT TO GO? $40 and up. 718-631-6311. visitqpac.org.

Kupferberg presents Inti-Illimani
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 29, 3pm
WHERE: LeFrak Concert Hall, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: This group transcends the idea of the musical ensemble and has become a cultural location, a liturgy expressing the essence of the Latin-American ethno-musical experience.
WANT TO GO? $25 and up. 718-997-3800. kupferbergcenter.org.

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