Saturday, August 20, 2011
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Adams Street and Water Street (Under the Archway), kids’ entertainers will jam on as local vendors sell their wares in a community marketplace. The Summer Family Music Festival is sponsored by the The Dumbo Business Improvement District and The Gallery Cafe and free to attend.
Here’s the day’s line-up:
- 10 a.m. Bonga! Afro-Haitian Drum and Songs
- 11 a.m. The Itty Biddies
- 12:05 p.m. P for Puppets presents: “One, Two, Tres”
- 1 p.m. Rolie Polie Guacamole
- 2:05 p.m. Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band
- 3:10 p.m. Still Saffire
- 4:15 p.m. The Mini Max Players
The festival will also feature a performance by P for Puppet and family yoga led by Bija Yoga.
Jam On DUMBO was founded in late 2010 by a group of local parents looking to bring more children’s music programming to the cobblestone-lined neighborhood known as DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass). After hosting a series of successful winter music concerts, Jam On DUMBO began to think bigger: Along with planning its Summer Family Music Festival, the organization has brought a weekly drop-in music classes to a local café and is planning a Music Week at P.S. 307, a local elementary school that primarily serves the Farragut public housing complex.