Best-selling, award-winning children’s musician Laurie Berkner has been a longtime fixture on TV’s Nick Jr. and Sprout channels. Listeners to SiriusXM Radio’s Kids Place Live channel know Laurie as the popular host of Laurie Berkner’s Instant Party! and Laurie Berkner’s Garden: Eat, Play, Grow. Her original songs, albums (nine so far), DVDs, music videos, and books leave no doubt: Laurie Berkner is the uncrowned queen of children’s music and the power behind the progressive “kindie rock” movement. What sets Laurie apart? Her music speaks to kids without talking down to them, charming youngsters without boring grown-ups. Laurie’s “You and Me Solo Tour” show features popular hits like “Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz),” “Victor Vito,” “We Are The Dinosaurs,” and “Rocketship Run,” plus – as a special treat for fans – a few well-loved Laurie Berkner songs that are not often heard at Laurie’s full-band concerts!
Something Positive Inc. is the premier Afro-Caribbean performing arts and education ensemble in the United States dedicated to the art and culture of the African Diaspora and its cross-cultural influences. Utilizing a unique blend of spoken word, storytelling, music and dance, Something Positive specializes in multi-media performing arts presentations.
The Brooklyn United Marching Band is a community-based organization that serves New York City youth. As an art form, marching band combines the elements of musicianship and pageantry and allows each student to participate in an all-encompassing and life changing activity. Brooklyn United is focused on the development of youth through Academic Support, Character Development, Skills Building and Performance Opportunities. It is through these pillars that they strive to build strong, well rounded, healthy, confident and capable young people.
This concert is presented in conjunction with Make Music New York. Held annually on June 21st, Make Music New York is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in 700 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. This year, more than 20 U.S. cities are organizing Make Music celebrations, encompassing thousands of concerts nationwide. For more information, please visit www.makemusicny.org.