Sunday, July 12th at 11am
Join in on the fun at Hip Tot Family Day @ Lakeside. Families will enjoy the original, interactive songs of Brooklyn’s own Mil’s Trills, a children’s music project led by Amelia Robinson, that invites families to celebrate the community through original interactive tunes and a rotating cast of musical guests.
Mil’s Trills debut album, Everyone Together Now! guides listeners through the string, wind, bass, percussion, and keyboard families with the use of over 42 instruments, including a sousaphone, cuica, mellotron, and even a blade of grass. Amelia’s music is featured on the children’s album, Songs for a Healthier America, released by Michelle Obama’s Partnership for a Healthier America and Hip Hop Public Health to promote healthy and nutritious kids.
Hip Tot is excited to have Melanie Hope Greenberg return, author and illustrator of Mermaids on Parade, joining us for July. She has illustrated 16 children’s books and is the proud author of six of them. Melanie was recently an artist in residence at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art after receiving a National Endowment for the Arts grant. Melanie will be signing and selling copies of her books and will have fun crafts for everyone to enjoy!
The Magik Theatre will be performing their highly acclaimed version of Jack in the Beanstalk at 11:00AM to start the show. The group just celebrated the opening of a second location. The new 5,000 square foot theater is located on the Northwest side of San Antonio. As if that weren’t enough, they are now opening a location in Brooklyn and the Hip Tot Lakeside show will be their premiere!
Now in their 20th season, the children’s theatre brings classic and contemporary children’s books to the live stage. They also offer acting, singing and dancing classes as well as summer and mini-camps.
The LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park is the in spot for thousands of local families with a state-of-the-art skating pavilion and the incredible Splash Pad play area. Combine that with Hip Tot, nominated “Best Place to see a Family Concert” in 2014 by Time Out NY Kids, you have a destination with something for everyone in the family!
Keep in mind that this is NOT the bandshell at Prospect Park. This is the skating rink on the other side of Prospect Park. Although the concert is free, roller skate rentals and food does indeed cost some money. Still, if you are not interested in skating or eating, you can get your feet wet in the Splash Pad! Check the video below for an overview of the venue. It really is quite extraordinary: