Free or Under $20 Kid-Friendly February Concerts

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Music is an important art form, we all want to have our children experience but sometimes can be expensive to go see.  Brooklyn Mamas has culled together concerts happening in February that won’t  break the bank and most are FREE. You can’t beat FREE. Live Performance: Oran Etkin’s Timbalooloo: Wake Up, Clarinet! Part of BAMfamily and BAMkids Film Festival

Wake Up, Clarinet!—the latest project from family music guru Oran Etkin—is a lively jazz and world music show created just for kids and parents, featuring Clara the Clarinet, Big Mama Tuba, and all their musical friends on a journey to Harlem, Cuba, France, New Orleans, and beyond. For more information, visit

When: Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 12noon and 2:30pm
Where: BAM Cafe, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Ages: All ages

Live Performance: PASTA! A Pop Ups Puppet Musical – Part of BAMfamily and BAMkids Film Festival
Equal parts rock show, puppet show, and multimedia extravaganza, PASTA! A Pop Ups Puppet Musical is an educational musical escapade through the magical land of Brooklyn! Help the Pop Ups find ingredients to make the best (locally sourced) pasta sauce ever in an adventure that includes live drawing, subway trains, mermaids, vegetables, and rocking interactive dance numbers that bring kids and adults alike to their feet. For more information, visit

When: February 5, 2012 at 12noon and 2:30pm
Where: BAM Cafe, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Ages: All ages

Sing Along with Lloyd Miller of the Deedle Deedle Dees
Stop in and enjoy this intimate sing along with one of the city’s most popular singers.

When: February 10, 17 and 24  at 11am
Where: The Moxie Spot, 81 Atlantic Avenue at Hicks
Ages: All ages

Mil’s Trills Concert
Mil’s Trills is a series of interactive live shows that engages families with young children  in original music &
stories with the help of the ukulele & musical guests. Led by composer & musician, Amelia Robinson who charms audiences with her quirky and whimsical songs.

When: February 10, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Where: 61 Local – 61 Bergen Street, Cobble Hill  (Tentative – call to confirm)
Ages: 0 -4
Admission: $15 (suggested)


Saturday Family Programs: Jazz 4 Kids

Your kids will be exposed to jazz legends such as Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Sonny Rollins while participating in “Jazz Etiquette” and “Trading Fours”. Vocalist/educator Lauren Hooker leads kids through the origins of jazz beginning the journey with a participatory African “Call and Response” song, Slave songs and Spirituals, and translating it into singing a “Swing” tune, and moving to a calypso song demonstrating that jazz continues to influence music around the world.

When: February 11,  1:00pm
Where: Brooklyn Central Library, Dweck Center


Jam on Dumbo – Still Safire

Still Saffire is made up of a two sets of 13- 16-y-o sisters(Sonya and Charlotte/Soreya and Annika) who have a knack for writing songs that are engaging and relevant, coupled with a sophistication and maturity that belies their youth. Along with the concert, Superfine will be providing a special kids’ menu before and after the concert, as well as  free face-painting and balloons.

When: February 12, 4:30 pm (doors open at 4:00pm)
Where: Superfine restaurant, 126 Front Street, Brooklyn, New York
Tickets: Tickets are $20 per family, available at the door (cash only)
Information: Jam on Dumbo


Saturday Family Programs: Feraba African Rhythm Tap Duet – Black History Month Event

Ibrahima Kolipe Camara, a native from Guinea, West Africa and Irene Koloseus, dancer and choreographer as the two perform dances, rhythms and songs from Guinea as well as honoring tap dance – an art form – created in America. Kids will learn how American tap dance has its roots in African music and dance. Kids will enjoy  this highly interactive performance as African shakers and small drums will be provided for toddlers, youngsters, and their families. as they celebrate Black History month.

When: February 25, 1:00 pm
Where: Brooklyn Central Library, Dweck Center


Classical Interludes: Brooklyn Rider String Quartet

Johnny Gandelsman and Colin Jacobsen, violins Nicholas Cords, viola Eric Jacobsen, cello, play in venues as varied as Joe’s Pub and Alice Tully Hall in New York City, Todai-ji Temple in Japan, Library of Congress, San Francisco Jazz and the South By Southwest Festival. Their wildly eclectic repertoire draws critical acclaim from classical, world and rock critics.

When: February 26, 4:00 pm
Where: Brooklyn Central Library, Dweck Center
Ages: Ages 6 and up. Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.




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