The annual SummerStage Family Day, as so many NYC events, goes virtual this year. The event, on Sunday, August 2nd, features a new show by the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre and an Afrobeat dance workshop with Diddi Emah, who has performed with Beyonce, Chaka Khan, Missy Elliot and many others.
SummerStage Family Day ends with a performance by classical/hip hop hybrid string duo Black Violin, whose “unique sound mashes together Bach with Biggie Smalls.” These two classically trained musicians blend classical music with genres like hip-hop, rock and pop while breaking down stereotypes and inspiring kids to pursue careers in the arts.
As always, SummerStage Family Day is FREE presented by Disney. and the Capital One City Parks Foundation – thank you both very much – including this virtual version.
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SummerStage Family Day Schedule schedule of events, 10am to 4pm, EST.
Note that the final lineup and format may be subject to change.
The day kicks off at 10AM with a SummerStage Instagram story take over (@summerstage) for the family, featuring puppet making workshops & more.
10am: Princess, Emperor and Duck show
10:45am: Activity Kit for the Princess, Emperor and Duck show
11:15am: Puppet Making Tutorials
11:45pm: Puss in Boots show
12:30pm: Coloring Pages
12:45pm: Family Day Throwbacks
Starting at 1PM, tune in on all platforms for:
1pm: digital puppet show from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
2pm: Afrobeat dance class with Diddi Emah
3pm: performance by Black Violin
SummerStage Family Day Watch List:
Instagram (SummerStage) – click here
Facebook (SummerStageNYC) – click here
Twitch (SummerStageNYC) – click here
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