SummerStage Kids:Free Performing Arts Events in the Bronx

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SummerStage Kids

Free Performing Arts Events in the Bronx

June 29 – August 20

The Carpetbag Brigade will be part of this year’s SummerStage Kids. Photo: www.carpetbagbrigade.com

The Carpetbag Brigade will be part of this year’s SummerStage Kids.
Photo: www.carpetbagbrigade.com

City Parks Foundation has announced the 2013 launch of SummerStage Kids, New York City’s unique, interactive family festival presenting more than 100 free performing arts events at 34 locations citywide.

This free festival will run from June 29th to August 20th in the Bronx, exposing New York City youth to the international world of arts and culture through a vast and diverse collection of engaging entertainment.

With a special season-long focus on the magical world of contemporary circus, families will get the chance to see the best circus companies from around the globe make their mark in New York City as a part of the “International Contemporary Circus Festival.” With acrobats from Finland to stilt walkers from Columbia and aerialists from New York City, there is something for everyone.

SummerStage Kids, for ages 5 and up, also features family music for a wide range of tastes such as Soul, Folk, Jazz and even a special tribute to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson! In addition to music, families will enjoy storytellers, theatre performances, juggling, poetry, fitness activities, puppetry and a host of other fun filled activities throughout the summer. The series is made possible through the support of Disney.

“We are proud to support SummerStage Kids, where kids get a chance to use their imaginations and learn about art and culture in a way that sparks their creativity,” says Leslie Goodman, senior vice president, Disney Corporate Citizenship.

Schedule is subject to change. For the most up-to-date scheduling and line-up for all programming, visit http://www.CityParksFoundation.org.   

 

Saturday, June 29
Bronx
Family Day Featuring:
KR3TS Dance Company / The Gizmo Guys / LuckyBob: Variety Performer / Double Dutch Dreamz / DJ set by Idlemind “The Appropriate Agent”
** Part of The International Contemporary Circus Festival**
St. Mary’s Park
East 146th Street and St. Ann’s Avenue
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Bronx Family Day, a day dedicated to engaging children and their families through interactive performances! The event features DJ’ing, dancers, juggling, vaudeville variety shows and even includes an interactive double dutch jump rope performance! Families will also have the opportunity to participate in face painting, a Hip-Hop dance class and free sports lessons including golf workshops. With so many different acts, there will be something for everyone!

Disney VoluntEARS will greet attendees with fun “Magic of Healthy Living” games and giveaways.

 

Wednesday, July 10
The Carpetbag Brigade
** Part of The International Contemporary Circus Festival**
Mt. Hope Playground
East 177 Street and Walton Avenue
10:30AM

 

Nemcatacoa Teatro

Street and experimental theater group Nemcatacoa Teatro will perform at Pelham Bay Bark. Photo: www.nemcatacoateatro.org

Street and experimental theater group Nemcatacoa Teatro will perform at Pelham Bay Bark.
Photo: www.nemcatacoateatro.org

** Part of The International Contemporary Circus Festival**
Pelham Bay Park
Playground for All Children
In front of the Gazebo, Bruckner Blvd. & Middletown Road
10:30AM

 

Thursday, July 11
CityParks PuppetMobile
Little Red’s Hood
River Park (River Playground)
180 Street and Boston Road
10:30AM

 

Mr. Chris’ Musical Experience
Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
Classic Playground
Van Cortlandt Park South and Orloff Avenue
10:30AM

 

Friday, July 12
Mister G
Crotona Park
Crotona Park East and Charlotte Street
10:30AM

 

More online at www.CityParksFoundation.org.