Hippo Playground Summer Concert Series: Mil’s Trills

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

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

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

July 26th (rain date July 27th) – Esther Crow

Esther Crow is a NYC award-winning singer, songwriter, kids’ entertainer, puppeteer and member of the Recording Academy. She has been writing and performing music for many years (including with her rock band, The Electric Mess), but after her son’s birth, she became inspired to write music for children.

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

August 2nd (rain date August 3rd) – JOANIE LEEDS

Joanie Leeds is a Grammy-award winning musician best known for her work as children’s musical artist. Over the past decade, Joanie has won 1st place in the USA Songwriting Competition, an Independent Music Award, a GOLD Parent’s Choice Award, NAPPA GOLD Award, Family Choice Award and is a John Lennon Songwriting Competition Finalist and International Songwriting Competition Finalist.

The Jazz Foundation of America presents an evening of Jazz on the waterfront, featuring musician David Lee jones.

David Lee Jones

Soulful alto saxophonist and flautist David Lee Jones was born and raised in Houston, TX, a city that is deeply rooted in Blues, R&B and Soul music. He attended Texas Southern University, then Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he obtained a B. A. in Jazz Composition and Arranging. In 1984 David moved to New York City and began working with jazz organist Jack McDuff. In 1992 he began working with Phyllis Hyman, playing auxiliary keyboards as well as saxophones for three years, until her death in 1995. After joining the Grammy award winning jazz / rap group Digable Planets, he played on, wrote and arranged all the horn arrangements for their sophomore record “Blowout Comb.” He toured with Sade on her last U.S .tour entitled “Love Deluxe.” In recent years, David has worked with the Mingus Big Band and the Sun Ra Arkestra, and he leads his own Organ Groove Trio in Harlem at the American Legion Post 398 every Sunday.

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 Harlem Art Fund and choreographer Hilary Brown-Istrefi present a reimagining of the almost-forgotten 1932 ballet-symphony H.P (Horse Power), exploring the hybridity of Pan-American culture through a magical realist lens.

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.

Shakespeare Workout: Covering the elements of voice production, acting, and stage combat. Open to all ages 13 and up.

Registration required: hudsonclassicaltheatercompany.org

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! Rain Date September 17.

This year’s live music includes David French & French Cookin’ Blues Band, Samoa Wilson, 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.

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, a play:groundNYC pop-up, and more!

Opera on Tap brings a family-friendly, immersive opera experience to Pier I with performances, games, and other Coney Island-inspired amusements.

Opera on Tap brings a family-friendly, immersive opera experience to Pier I with performances, games, and other Coney Island-inspired amusements.