Kid-Friendly Concerts in New York City in October

Kid-Friendly Concerts in New York City in October

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We've gathered the best kid-friendly concerts to take your family to in October, including Frolic! on the Upper West Side, SummerStage performances in Central Park, and early childhood trial classes at Diller-Quaile School of Music.

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 with Hopalong Andrew every Friday this fall and early winter. He'll bring his guitar, banjo, harmonica, and suitcase drum kit to get babies and tots rocking to his modern adaptations of classic cowboy tunes.
WANT TO GO? 212-349-7680. hopalongandrew.com.

Tango Concert in Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of 'La Cumparsita,' The World's Most Famous Tango FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 5, 6pm
WHERE: Trinity Church, 75 Broadway, Financial District, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This tango concert for all ages is written by Uruguayan composer Gerardo Matos Rodríguez and features bandoneon master, composer and Latin Grammy Winner Raúl Jaurena, young musicians from InterSchool Orchestras of New York (ISO), and guest conductor Martín García of National Symphony Orchestra of Uruguay.
WANT TO GO? 212-410-0370. isorch.org.

Story Pirates Musical Sketch Comedy Powered by Kids
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 7, 11am and 2pm
WHERE: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, Upper West Side, New York
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Using stories submitted by children, the Story Pirates create outlandishly funny sketches and mini-musicals. Whether it's following the adventures of a superhero baby, or reminiscing about disposable rain ponchos at a baseball game, the songs and stories explode with the creative energy that only a child could possess. 
WANT TO GO? $17; $14 members. 503-293-9498. symphonyspace.org.

'Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure'
WHEN: Oct. 13 - 31, Tuesday-Sunday, 10:30am, 12pm, and 1pm
WHERE: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater, Central Park, 79th Street and West Drive, Central Park, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: This Halloween adventure is more sweet than spooky as Hansel and Gretel encounter lovable characters such as amazing mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires, and a fabulous witch.
WANT TO GO? $8-$12. 212-360-1399. cityparksfoundation.org.

Family Concert: 'Peter and the Wolf and Other Stories'
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2pm
WHERE: Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium, 154 W. 57th St., Midtown, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: The Orchestra of St. Luke's will perform Prokofiev's classic Peter and the Wolf, along with two new compositions.
WANT TO GO? $10-$22. 212-247-7800. carnegiehall.org.

The Moonlights (Rachel Loshak and Dean Jones) in Concert
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 14, 11am
WHERE: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Moonlights are collaboration between two songwriters and family music luminaries Rachel Loshak and Grammy-winning producer and Dog on Fleas performer, Dean Jones. Their musical arrangements shine, with whimsical, evocative lyrics that convey the wonder and appreciation of our natural world, while using guitars, marimba, English horn, recorders, organ pipes, strings, mbira, trombone, French horn, and bass.
WANT TO GO? $17; $14 members. 503-293-9498. symphonyspace.org.

Jazz for Kids
WHEN: Oct. 15 - May. 27, Sundays, 2-3pm
WHERE: Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St., Kips Bay, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra will get families grooving every Sunday throughout the school year at Jazz Standard's popularJazz for Kids brunch. 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.

Shababa Fridays
WHEN: Oct. 20 - Dec. 15, 9:30-10:15am and 10:45-11:30am
WHERE: 92Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., Upper East Side, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Children, parents, grandparents, and nannies can get playful at Shababa Fridays. Join in with singing, dancing, jumping, and celebrating as a community.
WANT TO GO? $10; free for children. 212-415-5500. 92y.org.

Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights’ Harmony Filled Halloween Hootenanny
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 28, 11am
WHERE: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Joanie and her harmony-driven trio plan to come in costume, singing “Confusing Costume” and other hits, plus new songs from the latest album Brooklyn Baby. Fans are invited to come in costume for a chance to win a copy of her latest CD. 
WANT TO GO? $17; $14 members. 503-293-9498. symphonyspace.org.

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