New York City is full of entertaining characters, and not just in the subways or on the streets. Lucky for you, many of these talented individuals and aspiring musicians use their gift to perform at kiddie birthday parties. We found 10 local sing-along party people that will come to you and provide an awesome time for little ones and parents alike.

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1. Live jukebox partyRockin’ with Andy sing-alongs are an awesome time for all. While your little ones will never tire of hearing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star or Itsy Bitsy Spider, you might so Andy’s gotcha covered with a variety of songs. When he’s finished rocking out with the little kids, he stays and jams with the big kids turning the party into a live jukebox. Ages 0-3; pricing starts at $350; Contact: info@rockinwithandy.com, 917-647-3611.

2. Celebrate with a MooseMarcia the Musical Moose is sure to bring a smile to your little one’s face and provide an awesome time for all your guests. In addition to a sing-along with favorite kid tunes such as Old MacDonald and Apples and Bananas, Marcia performs silly magic and animal puppet shows. If you like her Facebook page you’ll receive a discount. Ages 0-7; pricing starts at $295; Contact: marciathemoose@gmail.com, 212-567-0682 or 845-641-3068.

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3. A musical extravaganza – If you have a pretty princess, rock ‘n roll star or jolly pirate and are looking for a high-energy, interactive, spectacular musical birthday party, Moey’s Music Party is the perfect choice. With a huge repertoire of classic kid tunes and original songs to sing-along, Moey and team will charm your birthday star and all your guests. Ages 0-5; pricing starts at $375; Contact: moey@moeymusicparty.com, 917-680-6789.

4. Have a Jam SessionRock out with a group of talented musicians and entertainers. Jam with Jamie and her team of talent provide an interactive jam session with all the classic kid favorites and oldies, rock, and top 40 tunes. Want to keep the party going? Add on face painting or clown services and an adult jam session to give the parents a real treat. Ages 0-6; pricing starts at $275; Contact: jamie@jamwithjamie.com, 917-822-0186.

5. Monkey around with musicEver watched one of the contagious videos that appear in between showings of Sesame Street and Curious George on PBS and thought how awesome it would be to have that girl perform at your little one’s birthday party? You’re in luck. Meredith LeVande of Monkey Monkey Music and her band are available to play at your next gig and engage you and your kids the same way she does on TV. Options are available for solo, duo and entire band performances. Ages 0-12; pricing starts at $350; Contact: meredith@monkeymonkeymusic.com, 212-673-6472.

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6. A wild and crazy sing-along dance partyFavorite entertainer to the stars (and their kids), Bobby Doowah performs at more than 350 parties and events a year. You may recognize some of his original songs and dance moves because he creates programs for Kidville NY, Jodi’s Gym and other popular kid places. Come ready to groove to Bobby’s vast repertoire of well-known favorites as well as his original, upbeat tunes guaranteed to keep everyone singing and dancing. Ages 0-6; pricing starts at $295; Contact: 917-838-4527.

7. A Sing-along with RyanOne of the most sought-after performers on the kiddie party circuit, Ryan performs everything from the classics – Wheels on the Bus and B-I-N-G-O – to current chart toppers, and even favorite kid’s television theme songs. For an additional fee, Ryan will write a custom song for the birthday star based on information you provide him ahead of time. Ages 0-4; pricing starts at $250; Contact: asingalongwithryan@gmail.com, 646-373-5550.

8. Rock and Roll fantasy party – Give your little ones their first taste of rock and roll with a Little Rockers birthday party. You provide the kids and they provide the band to sing along to classic rock, indie, acoustic and electric guitar sessions giving everyone the ultimate rock star experience. No concert would be complete without t-shirts, mini guitars and stickers and all are available for an additional fee. Ages 0-7; pricing starts at $200; Contact: rockout@littlerockersmusic.com, 732-872-4354.

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9. High-energy toddler concert  – If you love the musical performances at New York City’s top play spaces such as Apple Seeds, NY Kids Club and the J.C.C. you will love BrettBand, and chances are you’ve already seen him perform. Now on his own, Brett brings everything you love about him and more to sing-along parties for little ones with a mix of classic kids songs, some famous rock and roll tunes, and original songs. And if you behave he’ll bring bubbles too. Ages 0-4; pricing starts at $350; Contact: brett@brettband.com   

Images courtesy of Sarah Miles, Moey’s Music Party, Bobby Doowah and BrettBand’s Facebook

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–Judy Cohen