Just Kidding in March: A Historical Musical Tour of NYC at Symphony Space
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, February 22, 2013, 03:17 PM EST
The Deedle Deedle Dees are an educational rock band based in Brooklyn, NY. Since 2003, they have been wowing families with rousing songs based on history and science. The results have made them New York City favorites, with a rabid and devoted following of kids (and their parents).
For their Symphony Space show, The Dees will take the audience on a musical tour of NYC, a town built from seemingly disparate but somehow wonderfully compatible element.
Just Kidding at Symphony Space Presents Old-School Songs from Brooklyn's The Deedle Deedle Dees and Blues for Kids with Randy Kaplan
Tickets are available now ($13 to $20) from www.symphonyspace.org
Literate music reflecting the diversity of New York City
The Deedle Deedle Dees
Saturday, March 2, 11 am
The performance will include a range of this city’s musical sounds: hip hop, klezmer, old jazz, punk rock, mariachi, salsa, old string band music, mixed together in new and surprising ways. The band will debut new songs, like “Throw It Away,” “Light Up the World” (written with kids at an orphanage in Haiti) , and a song about perseverance called “Working on a Bridge.” For more information, visit www.thedeedledeedledees.com.
“Are these guys history teachers or rock stars? Both! … the Deedle Deedle Dees combine humor, history and rock-and-roll like no other!” ~ Washington Post “Best CDs of the Year”
"Literate music for the littles." ~ NPR's All Things Considered
Blues for kids with Randy Kaplan
Saturday, March 16, 11 am and 2 pm
In his songs for children and their families, Randy Kaplan blends American Roots, Country Blues, and Comedic Storytelling. He finger-picks and strums his way through unpredictable live shows which, in addition to his original compositions, include Tin Pan Alley gems, Broadway numbers, and Delta Blues songs. His latest release is Mister Diddie Wah Diddie, an award-winning, kid-friendly tribute to blues music of the 1920s and 30s. Randy started his kids' music career in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and now resides in Los Angeles, California. Visit www.randykaplan.com for more information.
“Mother-approved." ~ USA Today
He doesn't dumb it down for the kids... He just expects them to come along for the ride. And they do”
~ Time Out New York Kids
"A fresh dose of brassy, folksy fun for moms, dads and kids alike." ~ New York Family magazine
Special Double Feature Movie Event: Muppet Madness
The Muppet Movie and
The Muppets Take Manhattan
Saturday, March 9, 11 am
Tickets: Adults $10, Kids 12 and younger $8
Muppet fans will adore this showing of two hit Muppet movies, featuring Kermit, Miss Piggy and many other favorite characters.
There's more Just Kidding musical fun coming up in April, for kids ages 3 to 9 and their grown-ups:
• April 6 - Elska
• April 13 - Hot Peas 'N Butter
• April 20 - Aaron Nigel Smith and the One World Chorus
• April 27 - Frances England
• April 28 - "Uptown" featuring Renee Robinson and the Alvin Ailey School
Plus, readers aged 9 to 12 won't want to miss this
Thalia Kids' Book Club special event:
• April 7: The Story Pirates Present Pseudonymous Bosch
Symphony Space is located at
2537 Broadway (at 95th), New York, NY 10025
Box office: 212-864-5400 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Just Kidding series is sponsored by Con Edison and
The New York State Council on the Arts.