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Mike Messer and the After School Special

Hudson RiverKids brings together learning activities and family-friendly entertainment all summer long! This year Hudson River Park is bringing our programming to you, wherever that is this summer season. The Park community might be apart, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t join in the fun!

With a multitude of programs and performances all made with kids especially in mind, virtual Hudson RiverKids is fun for the whole family. Come join us – we take play seriously! Check out our line-up below to discover something for all kids; recommended for children ages up to 8 years old.

Hudson RiverKids is available for all to watch, virtually, through Facebook Live performances and encore screenings via YouTube.

Join us each week for story hour – a new surprise each week in September! Tune in to hear these family favorites; there will even be an arts & crafts lesson to go with the books.

September 10, Ocean: Waves for All by Stacy McAnulty, illustrated by David Litchfield (ages 4-8) – craft of the week: Wildlife Puppets

September 17, I Am Perfectly Designed by Karamo Brown and Jason “Rachel” Brown, illustrated by Anoosha Syed (ages 4-8) – craft of the week: Nature Self-Portrait

October 1, If Sharks Disappeared by Lily Williams (ages 4-8) – craft of the week: Paper Cup Shark Puppet

October 8, Little Elliot, Big City by Mike Curato (ages 4-8) – craft of the week: Cardboard Tube Elephant

October 15, The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen, pictures by Dan Hanna (ages 0-4) – craft of the week: 3D Paper Fish Craft

October 22, Don’t Feed the Coos by Jonathan Stutzman, illustrated by Heather Fox (ages 4-8) – craft of the week: Rocking Birds Paper Plates

October 29, Nerdy Babies: Ocean by Emmy Kastner (ages 0-4) – craft of the week: Paper Plate Ocean

These past performances are a mix of magic, music, storytelling and much more. Click on the performer’s name to watch the show!

Previous performances:
June 15 – Falu’s Bazaar
June 22 – Drag Queen Story Hour
June 29 – Mike Messer and the After School Special
July 6 – Shine on Kids NYC
July 13 – Baby Fingers
July 20 – Bilingual Birdies
July 27 – Tim Kubart
August 3 – Sweetbeatz
August 10 – City Stomp
August 17 – Suzi Shelton
August 24 – Ramblin’ Dan’s Freewheelin’ Band
August 31 – Story Pirates

Supported by:
Mike Messer smiling and singing with his band

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Monday, Jun 29
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM