Kid-Friendly Concerts and Musical Activities in Queens in February

Kid-Friendly Concerts and Musical Activities in Queens in February

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

Studio PSK: Polyphonic Playground
WHEN: Aug. 22 - Feb. 11, Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Sunday, 10am-6pm; Thursday, 10am-9pm
WHERE: The Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, Columbus Circle, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Part of the Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound exhibit, this climbing frame aspect has swings, a slide, monkey bars, and pads that emit electronic sounds to act as a giant 3D synthesizer for anyone who interacts with it.
WANT TO GO? $16; $14 seniors; $12 students; free for children younger than 18. 212-299-7777. madmuseum.org.

Romantic Rococo & Beatles Baroque FREE
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 2, 7:30pm
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: A delightful evening of music featuring beloved classics including Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 9, Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, and music by the Beatles in the Baroque styles of Handel, Bach, Vivaldi, and more by Peter Breiner. Presented by The Queens Symphony Orchestra.
WANT TO GO? flushingtownhall.org.

Inspirations and Tributes: An African American Lineage
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 3, 2pm
WHERE: The New York Philharmonic, Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: A musical program exploring how composers influence and pay tribute to each other. Attendees are invited to arrive at 12:45pm to take part in YPC Overtures, when children meet Philharmonic musicians and try out orchestral instruments.
WANT TO GO? $15 and up. 212-875-5656. nyphil.org.

Frances England
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 4, 11:30am and 2pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Frances England frames her music in ways both children and parents can appreciate and her sparkly, acoustic pop sound is both catchy and heartfelt.
WANT TO GO? $4 with museum admission: $13; free for children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Campbell Brothers
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 9, 8pm
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Featuring pedal steel guitarist Chuck Campbell with his brothers Darick Campbell on the lap steel guitar and Phil Campbell on electric guitar, along with Phil's son Carlton on the drums and Katie Jackson's gospel vocals to introduce audiences to Sacred Steel: African American gospel music.
WANT TO GO? $16; $10 students. flushingtownhall.org.

Eric Alexander Quartet
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 23, 8pm
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Tenor saxman Eric Alexander performs with his mentor and veteran pianist Harold Mabern, who is joined by John Webber on bass and Joe Farnworth on drums.
WANT TO GO? $16; $10 students.

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