Click here to see pictures of the awesome event! Nearly 4000 people came through and enjoyed the combination of soccer, music, food and community. There was something for everyone. It was great to see all the kids smiling ear to ear whether their team won or lost. They were so happy to be a part of the event it didn’t matter. When families were not on the field they could enjoy terrific music with live bands and a DJ. Diverse food trucks lined the street offering edibles to please every palate. And numerous community businesses had vendor stations with activities for the crowd. A few businesses that couldn’t make the actual event donated things like hula hoops and sidewalk chalk keeping the feel of community alive throughout the day. I am excited to see how the Cup expands next year and only wish we could host one in every neighborhood!
Brooklyn Bridge Cup + Block Party
SATURDAY, JUNE 15TH 9AM-5PM [SOCCER + PARTY]
SUNDAY, JUNE 16TH 10AM-1PM [SOCCER]
BROOKLYN TECH FIELD | 510 CLERMONT AVE | FORT GREENE | BROOKLYN
- 11am – Rolie Polie Guacamole
- 12pm – Audra Rox
- 1pm – Love Funk
- 3pm – City Billies
- DJ Catnip all day
- MC Leon T Goodman
- Kimchi Taco
- Hibachi Heaven
- Taco Bite
- Shorty’s Philly Cheesesteaks
- Andy’s Italian Ices (and they have cappuccino!)
- NY Cosmos players
- NY Red Bulls players
- St. Francis Terriers
- Textile recycling with SpinGreen
- OgoSport giveaway
- HappyFamily Snack giveaway
- Carpingo giveaway
- UrbanSitter giveaway
- Hip Tot story time with Melanie Hope Greenberg
- Bija Kids
- Cumbe Dance
The Trummytones was hands down my favorite band to see yet at a Hip Tot. Ok, I will admit, I’ve been a Vinny Nobile fan for way longer than I’ve known the word Kindie. I must have seen Bim Skala Bim perform dozens of times. So when Vinny approached me to tell me that he was in on the Kindie bandwagon I couldn’t wait to book them!
Lets just start with the instruments. What kid wouldn’t want to see a tuba, trombone, accordion, sax, ukelele and drums right before their eyes… ALL AT ONE TIME! Not only that but the accordion is ORANGE and the guy who plays it you might have just seen him the other day on the L train platform playing that squeeze box with all his might. They also invited one of Hip Tot’s faves, Amelia Robinson, creator of Mil’s Trills and electric ukelele player extraordinaire!
Not only did we have a stellar performance by The Trummytones, we had Betsy Bird, one if the most awesome story tellers in NY, read her new book Giant Dance Party. And not only did she read it, she danced and wore the most awesome aqua blue leg warmers ever!
We just got word that Active Labor Gown is donating 30 buckets to Sunday’s Hip Tot Music Fest, each with chalk or bubbles in them, for their Pass the Bucket campaign. But that is just the beginning of this beautiful concept! The buckets will be displayed around Littlefield you can put things in or take stuff out and at the end of the show the buckets can go home with anyone who wants them and they can then pass it on to someone else! It’s a random act of kindness that will bring everyone a little joy! Don’t you love it???
Here are some suggestions for things to bring to share:
- music CD
- a toy your child doesn’t play with anymore
- something you bought at the store like bubbles
- a book
This Sunday, Mother’s Day, ska legend Vinny Nobile and his crew of kindie rockers will bring new sound to the Hip Tot stage. A combination of ska, reggae, zydeco and funk will be sure to get everyone moving. Wait till the kids see the trombone, tuba, ukelele, sax. drums and accordion!
This just in:
Our favorite electric ukelele player will be performing on mother’s day with the trummytones!!!
Amelia Robinson, of Mil’s Trills, will be joining the ska, zydeco, reggae, Trummytones on stage with her supersonic electric ukulele. If we are lucky we might even get a song or two from the quirky Brooklynite whose incredible voice takes you to eras of the past.