Experience an uplifting celebration of community and connection with a special family concert festival featuring award-winning musicians inspired by the Passover holiday. The line-up of innovative artists includes: 123Andres with Konshens the MC, ShirLaLa, Shine & the Moonbeams, SaulPaul, Tkiya Music, The Pop Ups, Pierce Freelon with Rissi Palmer, Saul Kaye with Elana Jagoda, and Vered of Baby in Tune. Their respective performances feature pop, Latin, soul, blues, hip-hop, and folk tunes that speak about freedom, hope, unity, empowerment, fighting injustice, and accepting differences, along with other holiday-related themes. In a year when bridging culture and identity is resoundingly important, these musicians share their uplifting ideas through song. This concert festival premieres on March 26, 2021, 4 pm.
Hear the catchy and empowering tunes of Grammy Nominee Joanie Leeds as she performs All The Ladies, her 2020 release focusing on gender equality, female empowerment, and breaking glass ceilings. These folk tunes aim to inspire people of all ages and gender identities. On the biographical anthem “RBG,” Leeds showers praise on the beloved Supreme Court Justice and, in the fiddle driven “Anything," reinforces that young girls can be what they want to be. Leeds' music reminds listeners to be bold and true and to stay united while lifting each other up. This performance premiered on YouTube on March 12, 2021.
Experience a mash-up of hilarious Zoom antics, classic video footage, and new clips in a virtual variety show with the balloon-wearing beloved monkey crew sharing their wacky wonderful fun from home. Created by Joshua Sitron, composer for Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer, the FunkeyMonkeys are a super-group of professional musicians, comedians, and teachers who deliver one-of-a kind performances. Enjoy this Purim-inspired performance, and don't miss the spiel at 30:22!
“It’s no exaggeration that Weinstone has changed the musical geography of New York,” says Time Out New York Kids. Groove to the original rockin’ sounds of David Weinstone, founder of Music for Aardvarks classes, as he shares his ever-popular tunes in a special video premiere. Hear “Big Old Tree” just in time for Tu B’Shevat (the birthday of the trees), and celebrate being a New York City kid with cool, catchy favorites like “Modern Art” and “Taxi!” This performance will premiere on YouTube on January 22, 2021.
Enjoy the toe-tapping sounds of Nefesh Mountain, led by singer Doni Zasloff and her multi-instrumentalist husband Eric Lindberg. Dance to a vibrant blend of bluegrass, Celtic, and Appalachian tunes with a Jewish soul, as the band performs original melodies from their notable family release Songs from the Mountain and heralded album Beneath the Open Sky along with holiday favorites such as Woody Guthrie’s “Hanukkah Dance.” This performance premiered on YouTube on December 25, 2020.
Featuring five new videos, this special holiday playlist offers an exciting mix of Hanukkah-related activities and performances for families to explore together. Grab your shakers and groove with musicians Daphna Mor, Saskia Lane, and Daniel Freedman in partnership with the Beineinu community during a festive concert. Discover and sketch unexpected Hanukkah objects on a virtual tour. Embark on a journey spanning the globe through an animated performance with illustrator Jeff Hopkins. Get creative at home inspired by art-making videos and activities such as sculptural Hanukkah menorahs, shadow puppetry, and more. Virtual Hanukkah Family Day premiered on YouTube on December 6, 2020.
Join Portland-based musician Aaron Nigel Smith on a high energy concert inviting families of all ages to move, shake, and groove together. Enjoy Smith’s award-winning reggae rhythms that spread positive messages and inspiration for everyday activism.This performance premiered on YouTube on November 8, 2020.
The Jewish Museum is interested in engaging with families across the city, both on- and off-site. The Museum has been involved with the Literacy Through Culture program through its partnership with Cool Culture; has engaged with Parent Associations at the Dalton School and the Hannah Senesh Community Day School; and has partnered with organizations such as Reboot and Baby Loves Disco. We look forward to working with other like-minded organizations interested in family outreach.