The city’s kindie rock concert scene exhaled last month after a jam-packed summer. This month, the fun is back in a major way as the leaves begin to fall on those green open spaces where you rocked out al fresco. Check out these six great kids’ music shows happening all over the city — on land and on water — this October!


The Boogers

When: Sat., Oct. 11a.m.

Where: Symphony Space, Upper West Side

Cost: $21/adults; $14 /children (cheaper for subscribers)

The kindie music scene’s finest purveyors of classic punk rock will shake the floor of the Leonard Nemoy Thalia at Symphony Space this month with their brand of original CBGB-style American punk. It’s time to dig deep in your drawer and dust off that tattered Ramones T-shirt, because this is the family rock show you’ve been waiting for all your life, dad.

Get Boogers concert details here.

astrograss barn bluegrass kindie music


When: Sun., Oct. 12, 11:30 a.m.

Where: The Jewish Museum, Upper East Side

Cost: $18/adults; $13/children (cheaper for members)

Bluegrass sounds best in the fall, when visions of hay bales and the scent of pumpkins spice dominate family life. Join the city’s best Americana kid’s band for a celebration of all things crisp, cool and autumnal this month.

Get Astrograss concert details here.

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Alastair Moock

When: Sat & Sun., Oct. 25 & 26, 11a.m. each day

Where: Symphony Space, Upper West Side

Cost: $21/adults; $14 children (cheaper for subscribers)

Alastair Moock is a master songwriter in the Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger tradition, infusing plenty of humor into story songs both joyful and melancholy. And, like his stylistic forefathers, Moock is also adept at charming pre-song banter, drawing chuckles out of audience members of any age. His sincerity, songs and style is timeless and when he brings his authentic American folk music to town, it’s a concert (or two, in this case!) that should not be skipped.

Get Alastair Moock concert details here.

Baze and his Silly Friends

Baze and His Silly Friends

When: Sat., Oct. 25, 10 a.m. (Boarding at 9:30 a.m.)

Where: Circle Line Kids Cruises — Pier 83, Midtown West

Cost: $29/adults; $20/children; free for children under two

Act like a tourist for once and spend 75 minutes at sea on this clever Halloween Costume Ball cruise in New York Harbor. Baze and his Silly Friends will play sets of sharp pop-rock as you and your kids take in the Statue of Liberty while dressed in your Halloween finest. Also on board this floating party? A strolling magician.

Get Baze and His Silly Friends Circle Line Kids Cruise details here.

Lloyd Miller

Lloyd H. Miller

When: Sat. Oct. 25, check website for time.

Where: City Reliquary, Williamsburg

Cost: Free

Join the Deedle Deedle Dees frontman as he returns to the annual Sugar Sweets Festival in Brooklyn. You’ll hear curious songs about the history of the borough and the characters who’ve helped to shape the city, and be energized by Miller’s abundant and obvious passion for his hometown. Plus, of course, you can sample some of the city’s tastiest sweets and baked goods! There’s no way this isn’t a great time!

Get Lloyd H. Miller concert details here.


The Pop Ups

The Pop Ups

When: Wed., Oct. 29, 3 p.m.

Where: New York Public Library — Throg’s Neck Branch, The Bronx.

Cost: Free

Now this is a unique opportunity! Take your little kids out to enjoy a rare midweek afternoon of puppet-making and music with Grammy nominated kindie all-stars The Pop Ups. You’ll enjoy hearing some of newest tunes from the terrific Brooklyn-based electro-pop duo in the context of making puppets with the band and then use them in a skit that your kids and The Pop Ups will write together. Do not miss this one!

*Want to see a ‘traditional’ full-length Pop Ups concert, too? You’re in luck, as the band has just booked two: Sat., Oct. 11 at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park Skating Rink and Sat., Oct. 17 at the South Street Seaport.

Get all The Pop Ups October concert details here.

What kindie concert are you excited about this fall? Let us know in the comments!

— Jeff Bogle