Audra Rox certainly rocked this morning, with a rousing set that included a cover of “Don’t Worry About a Thing” by Bob Marley! Fan favorite Audra knows well the subjects that speak to a child’s heart; thus, a set list of songs about mommies, subways, and just walking down the sidewalk in NYC. Unfortunately, due… Read more
Looking for proof that the Flatiron/NoMad area is a culinary hotspot? Look no further than Celebrate Flatiron Chefs, where you’ll find a host of award-winning names, including James Beard Award-winner and Time Out New York’s “2011 Chef of the Year” Dan Kluger, from ABC Kitchen; Food & Wine’s 2010 “Best New Chef” Missy Robbins, from… Read more
The “Happy Club” gained plenty of new members this morning as Billy Kelly and The Blah Blah Blahs played to a bubbly and energetic crowd. In addition to their kindie hit single ” Happy Club,” the band sang about New York’s own Coney Island, animals and, to the delight of the crowd, a Cardboard Box.
Ahhh…the Southern Magnolia! What better symbol to conjure the sights and sounds of a sultry evening below the Mason- Dixon line? I can think of none save for a pitcher of sweet sun tea waiting for some ice and a parched throat down which to disappear. Yes, the great Southern Magnolias are a jewel of… Read more
Hot Peas ‘N Butter braved a few ominous clouds to move a crowd of kiddos with Latin rhythms. The band sang in French, Spanish and even Korean, entertaining both parents and kids. Songs like “Jack-a-lacka” encouraged the kids to be creative and learn at the same time.
Sensational singer-songwriter Tift Merritt opened the 2011 Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn series here at Madison Square Park last night. Despite a lack of cooperation by Mother Nature, the show went on to an appreciative, if slighlty damp, audience. Singing songs from her latest release, See You On The Moon, as well as some never-before-heard… Read more
David Weinstone and The Music for Aardvarks Band took the stage on June 21, playing an eclectic set of instruments ranging from the banjo to the accordion, and singing songs about family, animals, and even girl power! The joint was definitely jumping, as their catchy songs and playful lyrics got the tots off of their… Read more
The second performer of our Mad. Sq. Kids season, Robbi K & Friends, successfully implored the tots in attendance to “wave your hands in the air, moving around like you just don’t care! The band distributed musical shakers for the kids, so that everyone could feel like they were part of the act, dancing and… Read more
The Dirty Sock Funtime Band took the stage on June 14 as the opening act of the 2011 Mad. Sq. Kids concert series. Parents and kids alike were bopping to the high-energy beat as the band jammed about pets, toys, family…and pirates. Take a look at our slideshow for a peek at the raucous good… Read more
The 9th Annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party at Madison Square Park was two delicious days of meaty goodness. Madison Avenue, 26th Street, and the entire Park were filled with barbecue lovers of all sizes savoring food prepared (with love) by celebrated pitmasters from all over the nation. Live music and aromatic smoke filled the… Read more