If you had fun at this past Sunday’s American Girl: Meet Rebecca Rubin (or just wish you had) be sure to keep your calendars marked for upcoming family programming in the next couple months.
On November 22, get a jump start on the Festival of Lights with Chanukah Fever with The Mama Doni Band. This high-energy rock concert for kids and families is the debut of the band’s new album of the same title. The show is perfect for all ages—from babies to bubbies—and will feature new songs with such pun-tastic titles (“Mac A. Bee”) that would make Betsy, our own world play champion, proud. Mama Doni was most adorably and evocatively described by Kiwi magazine as “...part "Weird Al" Yankovic (for the hilarious and surprisingly insightful lyrics), part Sarah Silverman (but much cleaner and only the parts of Sarah’s show where she innocently sings her little heart out) and that adorable mom down the street who manages to wear bright red lipstick and a cute track suit to put out the recycling at 6 a.m. Mama Doni — you had me at mazel tov.”
On December 25… he’s back! Museum favorite Joshua Nelson returns for another spectacular set of shows including a new one-hour sing-along for children! This show will be held at 11 a.m. and will be different from his second set at 1 P.M. which, though family friendly, will be less geared toward kids. Nelson’s acclaimed fusion of Hebrew tunes and gospel style will delight audiences of all ages. These shows (which we call Challah-lujah, we’re pun fans if you can’t tell) regularly sell out, so be sure to reserve your spot well in advance.
Tickets for these fabulous shows aren’t on sale yet, but they will be at the end of the month. We’ll keep you posted. As usual, you can get tickets on our website or by calling the Museum box office at 646.437.4202.