All parents want to share our interests with our child. For us, that meant a love for the arts.
We were thrilled for the opportunity to go see our first live show as a family recently, a special “Just Kidding” familyfriendly performance at Symphony Space in Manhattan at Broadway and 95th. The National Dance Institute: The Celebration Team “Voices of Change” was performed entirely with dance and music by children who honored individuals and communities that used their voices to affect positive change in the world.
A highlight of the show for us was the performance of John Lennon’s “Imagine” by an incredibly talented young singer. Her voice and the accompanying dancers captivated the entire audience. We were lucky to be seated just a few rows behind the live band. The intensity of the band helped keep our 2-year-old’s attention — she especially loved the drummer.
Symphony Space is a beautiful theater located on the Upper West Side with several public bus and subway train lines just steps away. The staff were welcoming and ready for their younger audience members with stroller parking and booster seats available as you head into the theater.
Our child’s first live show was a wonderful experience and we’re looking forward to seeing many more.
‘Just Kidding’ series discount offer
To enjoy loads of more family friendly entertainment at a good price, you can receive a discount on future Just Kidding performances, most Saturdays through the end of March. Receive a $3 discount on each ticket you purchase to any “Just Kidding” event in November, December and January if you buy your tickets online and use the promo code CITYDADS.
Disclosure Note: NYC Dads Group received free admission tickets to a recent performance at Symphony Space to facilitate this review.
About the author
Xavier Rojas is an active father raising his family in New York City. Rojas is also an event organizer for NYC Dads Group planning fun meetup experiences each week.