Kid-Friendly Concerts in New York City in May

Kid-Friendly Concerts in New York City in May

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

Jazz for Kids
WHEN: Oct. 15 - May. 27, Sundays, 2-3pm
WHERE: Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St., Kips Bay, NY
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.

Artist Series Concert: The Joao Martins Trio FREE
WHEN: Friday, May. 4, 7-8pm
WHERE: Turtle Bay Music School, 244 E. 52nd St., Midtown, NY
WHAT: This ensemble of accomplished performers from NYC’s jazz and world music scene, lead by faculty member Martins on piano, presents a program of original compositions.
WANT TO GO? 212-753-8811.

Rug Concert
WHEN: Saturday, May. 5, 10am-2pm
WHERE: The Diller-Quaile School of Music, 24 E. 95th St., Upper East Side, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Experience musicianship in an atmosphere of interactive music making. All monthly series are different and include singing, movement, and opportunities to play rhythm instruments at each 45-minute concert.
WANT TO GO? $25. 212-369-1484.

WQXR Family Concert: Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf
WHEN: Saturday, May. 12, 2pm
WHERE: The Greene Space, 44 Charlton St., Greenwich Village, NY
WHAT: Experience the magic of Peter and the Wolf in a unique and humorous interpretation performed by musicians from the Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra.
WANT TO GO? $20; $15 children. 646-829-4000.

Carnegie Hall Family Concert: My City, My Song
WHEN: Saturday, May. 12, 12pm and 3pm
WHERE: Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, 881 Seventh Ave., Midtown , NY
WHAT: A colorful, participatory experience that provides children with the opportunity to discover music from different parts of the world that can be found right in their own city. Free pre-concert activities take place in Zankel Hall one hour prior.
WANT TO GO? $10. 212-247-7800.

New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts, Inspirations and Tributes: 'The Riddle of Shostakovich'
WHEN: Saturday, May. 19, 2pm
WHERE: David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, 10 Lincoln Center, Upper West Side, NY
WHAT: Attendees are invited to arrive early to take part in YPC Overtures, at which children meet Philharmonic musicians and try out orchestral instruments.
WANT TO GO? $15 and up. 212-875-5030.

Open Set 2018: A Night of Original Musical Performance
WHEN: Thursday, May. 24, 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: National Museum of Mathematics, 11 E. 26th St., Gramercy, NY
WHAT: Mathemusicians around the world sent in their best original mathematical lyrics or compositions. Hear the winners at a special night of live musical performance, and a few spaces may be available for members of the audience to perform on the spot.
WANT TO GO? $8. 212-542-0566.

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