We don’t want to toot our own horn, but on Sunday, September 13th Hip Tot Family Day is ending its season on a high note with a FREE concert by Ska legend and dad, Vinny Nobile and his band The Trummytones. Author Caron Levis will be reading her book Stuck with the Blooz and there will be special performances by The Magik Theater and Fort Greene’s Cumbe Center for African and Diaspora Dance! Plus look out for our friends from MetroPlus and Basis Independent Schools who have some super cool giveaways for everyone.
Led by world-renowned trombonist Vinny Nobile, The Trummytones fuse tuba, drums, accordion, ukelele and Vinny’s high-energy performance into an organic acoustic pop ska, zydeco and reggae fun for all ages. Vinny has an incredible following from his days playing with Bim Skala Bim and The Pilfers and has performed with ska’s finest including The Mighty Mighty Bosstones as Vito Incognito, Less Than Jake, Violent Femmes, The Specials, Bad Manners and The English Beat. This is a show you definitely don’t want to miss!
Author Caron Levis understands the importance of talking about emotions with our children. Her book Stuck with the Blooz, is a touching story about a child discovering how to shake the Blooz, something we can all relate to. Caron will have crafts as well as copies of her book to purchase.
The Magik Theater comes to us from their new Windsor Terrace location with a hilarious rendition of Jack and the Beanstalk. Get a chance to meet the actors and find out how your child can be a part of the program!
Fort Greene’s Cumbe Center for African and Diaspora Dance is bringing us the joy and vitality of music and dance from Africa, the Americas and Caribbean. Through dance and music, Cumbe creates a community that celebrates exuberance, sensuality, power, and laughter! We are very excited to have them as part of our final Hip Tot Family Day.
Lakeside 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!