Children’s Performance Series: Flor Bromley

Music, storytelling, and theater for young audiences up to age 7. Wear sunscreen. Stroller parking in designated area is mandatory.

July 18: Flor Bromley / bilingual songs and storytelling

Flor Bromley is a Latin GRAMMY® nominee singer/songwriter for families. Originally from Peru, she dedicates her life to creating music for kids that elevates our Latin culture making it her mission to share her bilingual experience with a new generation. She is a professionally trained musical theater actress who uses global rhythms, the power of storytelling, and puppetry to engage audiences of all backgrounds and ages. She has released 4 bilingual family albums and songs have been featured and played on the top 13 of Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live and PBS WNET Thirteen TV program “Let’s Learn.” Her album “Fiesta Global” was named an official selection of notable works for children by the American Library Association.

Summer on the Hudson events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be canceled. For weather updates, check nyc.gov/parks/soh 2 hours before the event.

 

 

 

 

Music, storytelling, and theater for young audiences up to age 7. Wear sunscreen. Stroller parking in designated area is mandatory.

July 11: Hopalong Andrew / high-spirited urban cowboy tunes

Hopalong Andrew is NYC-based singer-songwriter, Andrew Vladeck, a folk and western music artist who performs original and traditional cowboy-themed music. He’s collaborated with many renowned musicians and won various songwriting awards, including 1st Place in International Songwriting Competition, and nods from Billboard, IMAs, GASC, UKSC. He’s shared bills with The National, Andrew Bird, Norah Jones, Soulive, Beth Orton, Moe, Jeff Buckley, Ani DiFranco and many more.

His award-winning debut album “Howdy Do!” (2018) celebrates city life and the “can do spirit.” His upcoming release (2024) honors the incredible-but-true diverse and multicultural heritage of the American West.

Summer on the Hudson events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be canceled. For weather updates, check nyc.gov/parks/soh 2 hours before the event.

 

 

 

 

Music, storytelling, and theater for young audiences up to age 7. Wear sunscreen. Stroller parking in the designated area is mandatory.

July 25: Miss Tutti & the Fruity Band / celebrating confidence and inclusivity

Miss Tutti And The Fruity Band is a musical children’s project celebrating themes of body confidence, inclusivity, and LGBTQ+ representation! They are creating a musical safe space for all kids and families.

Their debut album “Confidence Juice” is composed of 8 upbeat retro-pop tunes co-produced by music educator Gracie Nash and 2-time Grammy/Tony award winner Charlie Rosen. Every song celebrates the things that make them unique.

Summer on the Hudson events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be canceled. For weather updates, check nyc.gov/parks/soh 2 hours before the event.

 

 

 

 

Music, storytelling, and theater for young audiences up to age 7. Wear sunscreen. Stroller parking in designated area is mandatory.

August 1: Elena Moon Park & Friends / children’s folk music from around the globe

Elena Moon Park and Friends performs music for all-ages audiences across NYC and beyond. The band plays folk and children’s music from around the globe, with an emphasis on East Asia, and original songs.

Their album, Rabbit Days and Dumplings, features reimagined folk and children’s songs from East Asia, including Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan and Tibet. Released in fall 2012 by Festival Five Records, the album has received lovely feedback, including a Parent’s Choice Award and a feature on NPR’s All Things Considered.

Summer on the Hudson events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be canceled. For weather updates, check nyc.gov/parks/soh 2 hours before the event.

 

 

 

 

Enjoy fun for family and friends at this outdoor party featuring a children’s entertainer, arts and crafts, and neighborhood fun! All performances at 2pm.

June 8: Zing! / kid-focused fitness, games, and challenges.

Summer on the Hudson events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be canceled. For weather updates, check nyc.gov/parks/soh 2 hours before the event.

Enjoy fun for family and friends at this outdoor party featuring a children’s entertainer, arts and crafts, and neighborhood fun! All performances at 2pm.

August 10:  Rachael Harrington / bringing folk and fairy tales to life.

Summer on the Hudson events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be canceled. For weather updates, check nyc.gov/parks/soh 2 hours before the event.

Enjoy fun for family and friends at this outdoor party featuring a children’s entertainer, arts and crafts, and neighborhood fun! All performances at 2pm.

May 11:  WonderSpark Puppets / present “The Little Red Hen”

Summer on the Hudson events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be canceled. For weather updates, check nyc.gov/parks/soh 2 hours before the event.

Enjoy fun for family and friends at this outdoor party featuring a children’s entertainer, arts and crafts, and neighborhood fun! All performances at 2pm.

July 13:  Bubbledad / the super-cool science of bubbles

Summer on the Hudson events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be canceled. For weather updates, check nyc.gov/parks/soh 2 hours before the event.

Bring your Christmas tree to Riverside Park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings in the Park all year long!
These wood chips are used to nuture trees and plants on streets and gardens parkwide. here’s the best part – you can take a bag of Christmas tree mulch home with you!

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

1. Volunteer (on January 6)
Volunteers are needed to “de-Christmas” the trees left for recycling. We will be removing ornaments, lights, and getting the trees ready to chip. Then, we’ll spread Christmas tree mulch around street trees along Riverside Drive. Please register on Eventbrite to volunteer and review our health and safety protocol below.

(PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION)

2. Treecycle (from December 26 – January 31)
Recycle your Christmas tree in Riverside Park. Drop your tree at any park entrance and we will bring it to our chipping site to be Treecycled. The chips from your tree will be used as mulch throughout the park. You can even take home a bag of mulch to provide warm winter protection for the street tree in front of your apartment. No need to register – just come on by!
More than 25,000 trees were recycled last year city-wide. Help us top this number!

**Note: Please remember to remove all lights and ornaments before bringing the tree to a MulchFest site. For more info on citywide tree drop-off and chipping sites, please visit https://www.nycgovparks.org/highlights/festivals/mulchfest.

Health & Safety Procedures
The health and safety of our staff and volunteers is of our utmost concern. With COVID-19, RSV, and Flu season at the top of everyone’s mind, we have put in a number of additional practices that we require our volunteers to follow. Below, please read carefully through all our health & safety procedures.

Each individual volunteer must:

· Bring your own water in your reusable water bottle

· Wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing that can get dirty.

· Keep all personal items with you at all times, as we will not have an area for bags.

· Masks and social distancing are recommended, but not required.

On the day of the project, if you are sick or not feeling well, STAY HOME! It is not worth the risk to you or to others. If any volunteer refuses to follow our health & safety procedures, they will be dismissed from the project. We take everyone’s safety very seriously, and greatly appreciate your compliance as we work to move our park forward.

Grab your friends and join us on the Pier for bingo, quiz shows, and more, with prizes for winners.

Summer on the Hudson events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be canceled. For weather updates, check nyc.gov/parks/soh 2 hours before the event.

The West Side County Fair has been POSTPONED to September 17th. Enjoy a full day of county fair magic in Manhattan with live bands, sideshow performers, carnival rides and games, local food and merchandise vendors, cotton candy, and more!

This year’s live music includes French Cookin’ Blues Band15th Street, and square dancing with City StompersBindlestiff Family Cirkus returns with jaw-dropping sideshow performers, Paris the Hip-Hop Juggler and ALLEZ-OOPS. The fair will also feature an exciting pop-up by the New York Handmade Collective!

 

Summer on the Hudson events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be canceled. For weather updates, check nyc.gov/parks/soh 2 hours before the event.

The Hippo Playground Project Presents: Hippo Playground Summer Concert Series!

August 9th – MIL’S TRILLS

Amelia Robinson is a Brooklyn-based children’s music project dedicated to creating positive inclusive experiences that strive to empower and embrace young audiences and families through music. www.milstrills.com

For up-to-date information about the performances follow:

Instagram: hippoplaygrounduws | Facebook: Hippo Playground – UWS

The Summer Concert Series is fully funded by proceeds from the Hippo Spring Fair.