Hard to believe that Symphony Space is 40 years old. That’s an amazing milestone and makes the facility a legitimate city landmark.
Tickets are now on sale for all events for its 2018-2019 season, including the Just Kidding Kids family series. In addition to concerts, there are also theater and literary events, such as Thalia Kids’ Book Club Camp with author Katherine Marsh (Nowhere Boy) on Saturday, September 22 and the National Dance Institute Team Celebration on Saturday, October 27.
But the heart of the children’s program has been the breadth of the musicians. We’ve been attending going back 15 years to seeing Dan Zanes, Tom Chapin, and Ralph’s World. It’s been a musical education not only for my children, but for myself. It opened doors to appreciation of different cultures and lifestyles. For me, it also turned into an entire vocation (which you happen to be reading).
Performers for the upcoming season include Michael and the Rockness Monsters (Sat., October 6), Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players (Sat., Nov. 3), Lucy Kalantari and the Jazz Cats (Sat., Dec. 1). Mindy Thomas from Kids Place Live and the Pop-Ups also present a live installment of “Wow In the World” on Saturday, October 13. Heading into 2019 are the Okee Dokee Brothers (Sat., Jan. 5) to promote their upcoming CD and Gustafer Yellowgold (Sat., Feb. 2).
Tickets range from $17 for non-members to $14 for members (Wow in the World will be $20 for non-members. $17 for members). For information on the entire season, visit Symphony Space’s website.