Kid-Friendly Concerts in New York City in December

Kid-Friendly Concerts in New York City in December

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We've gathered the best kid-friendly concerts to take your family to in December. Perfect for mini-musicians and music enthusiasts alike!

Community Cowpokes with Hopalong Andrew FREE
WHEN: Sep. 15 - Dec. 29, 10am
WHERE: Whole Foods Tribeca, 270 Greenwich St., Tribeca, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Catch a free drop-in music class where Hopalong Andrew brings his guitar, banjo, harmonica, and suitcase drum kit to get babies and tots rocking.
WANT TO GO? 212-349-7680. hopalongandrew.com.

Jazz for Kids
WHEN: Oct. 15 - May. 27, Sundays, 2-3pm
WHERE: Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St., Kips Bay, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Talented musicians ages 11-18 dish out jazz classics as family audiences devour the goods off Blue Smoke’s southern barbecue lunch menu.
WANT TO GO? $5 suggestion donation. 212-576-2232. jazzstandard.com.

LC Kids Artists at the Atrium: Duke Otherwise FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 2, 11am and 2pm
WHERE: Lincoln Center, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Kids and grownups will delight together in the hilarious and imaginative songs of this charismatic guitar-playing, tap-dancing performer.
WANT TO GO? 212-875-5456. kids.lincolncenter.org.

The Little Orchestra Society (LOS) Presents 'J.S. Bach! Back to Bach'
WHEN: Dec. 16 - 17, 10am, 11:30am, 1pm
WHERE: The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 695 Park Ave., Upper East Side, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: This concert will focus on notable works and the life of Johann Sebastian Bach in a whimsical performance the whole family will enjoy.
WANT TO GO? $15-$50. 212-971-9500. littleorchestra.org.

Mister G Celebrates Hanukkah
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 17, 11:30am
WHERE: The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave., Scheuer Auditorium, Upper East Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Mister G will present new twists on traditional holiday favorites, with songs from his Parents' Choice® Gold award-winning album, The Mitzvah Bus. Missus G will lead the crowd in dancing to “Challahlalala,” “Hola Shalom,” and “Tokhes” (a Yiddish take on Simon Says).
WANT TO GO? $16. 212-423-3200. thejewishmuseum.org.

Unsilent Night FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 17, 6pm
WHERE: Washington Square Park, , Fifth Avenue, Greenwich Village, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Be part of a mobile sound sculpture as composer Phil Kline leads a massive chorus of boomboxes from the West Village to the East Village in this 26th annual holiday presentation.
WANT TO GO? unsilentnight.com.

44th Annual Merry Tuba Christmas FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 17, 3:30-4:15pm
WHERE: The Rink at Rockefeller Center, Between 49th and 50th streets and Fifth and Sixth avenues, Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Hundreds of tenor and bass tuba players will gather at The Rink at Rockefeller Center to play Christmas carols and other crowd favorites.
WANT TO GO? 212-843-9379. rockefellercenter.com.

Make Music Winter FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 21, Times vary
WHERE: Throughout NYC, , , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: An all-day musical celebration on the shortest day of the year brings together New Yorkers of all ages, musical abilities, and genres to sing, play, march, and dance their way across streets, parks, plazas, and other public spaces.
WANT TO GO? 917-779-9709. makemusicny.org/winter.

Oran Etkin in Concert
WHEN: Monday, Dec. 25, 11:30am
WHERE: The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Renowned jazz clarinetist Oran Etkin and founder of the Timbalooloo music group performs a harmonious mix of klezmer, jazz, and African music.
WANT TO GO? $16. 212-423-3200. thejewishmuseum.org.

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