VH1 Save the Music Foundation’s 2011 Family Day in New York

Share the power of music with your children. Performances and appearances by Mat Kearney, Hanson, Safetysuit, Hot Peas ‘n Butter, The American Secrets (freedcreditscore.com band) and Brianna Kahane.

October 22, 2011
10AM to 4PM
New York City, NY

Throughout the day, friends and families will have the opportunity to play, learn, share and celebrate music in ways that will delight both your children and your inner child. As you enter the school parking lot you will be met by a street vendor food showcase, presented by the NY Food Truck Association, where you can grab a bite.


Continuing through the musical expo, you will find colorful Arts & Crafts stations by Bash the Trash and Chalkboard Tees and live performances from some of today’s most recognizable artists. The event will also feature a number of interactive activities including: a “Welcome to the Jungle” instrument discovery zone where kids get to try out band, keyboard, guitar and string instruments, Story Time presented by Simon + Schuster Children’s Publishing, a “Getting To Know…Broadway experience dedicated to introducing the next generation of fans to the classic, beloved musicals of Rodgers & Hammerstein, a “The Whole World is Singing My Song” workshop, presented by the Mizzy Jonas Family Foundation, designed to provide kids with an engaging way to express themselves through songwriting and to teach them the fundamentals of a good musical performance, a “We Got the Beat” drum circle, presented by NAMM, where families can learn the history of drumming along with simple techniques to participate in a drum circle, a “Pleased to Meet You” meet-and-greet with most famous animated character, SpongeBob SquarePants, presented by Nickelodeon’s The Big Help, a “Music-Themed Puppet Show,” presented by Plum Organics, a “Don’t Forget the Lyrics” karaoke station where you can select a song, step into the spotlight and sing along as the lyrics are projected on a screen, a student performance celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the West Side Story, a “Tattoo You” airbrush and glitter tattoo station, provided by We Adorn You, a “Rolling on the River” stroller valet where you can check your stroller and opportunities for kids to scratch, beat box, rhyme and much more!

“We are very excited for the 2011 Family Day musical expo,” said Paul Cothran, Executive Director of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. “It is an honor to have such amazing performers and sponsors supporting the Foundation. Their generosity will help us continue to raise awareness about the importance of music education in our nation’s schools.”

The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in America‘s public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education. Since its inception in 1997, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation has provided $48 million in new musical instruments to 1,800 public schools in more than 100 cities around the country, impacting the lives of over 1.8 million children.

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100 W. 77th St.
New York City, NY


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