Family Fun Friday - Karen K & the Jitterbugs
11:00 am - Noon: Concert
Noon - 1:00 pm: Picnics, crafts, and fun!
Aside from a day at the beach, Blithewold’s Family Fun Fridays are the ultimate family-friendly way to enjoy an early summer afternoon. Bring a picnic, a blanket to sit on, and enjoy the show! Each week, dance and sing along with the kids to a variety of educational and interactive musical performances.
After the performance from 11 to Noon, there will be a fun nature-inspired craft activity, face painting, and free slices of pizza from Leo’s Ristorante from noon to 1 p.m. (Since there is only one slice of pizza per person, you may want to bring additional food items for your picnic.)
Rain or shine!
August 1 – Karen K & the Jitterbugs
BUG OUT! With Karen K & the Jitterbugs, playing retro-rock for the whole family! Karen K has built a steady following up and down the east coast with her high-energy shows and clever, genre-swirling, and totally catchy tunes. Their inaugural album Pancakes for Dinner, and brand new Big Ol’ Truck have made Karen K & her Jitterbugs favorites among kids and adults.
August 8 – Christopher Kavi Carbone
Come gather around and share a "Musical Celebration" with Christopher Kavi Carbone, the Musical Storyteller of lightness and warmth. Christopher specializes in songs and stories that fill the heart with joyousness and free spirit! This is not just a performance—it’s a true celebration of our communities, our world, and life itself!
August 15 – Kaleidoscope Theatre
Kaleidoscope Theatre, a professional touring children’s theatre company, creates an opportunity for talented young people to develop theatrical abilities by encouraging them to participate in producing and performing in theatrical plays. The goal of each performance is to educate and entertain young people through the medium of presentational and participatory drama.
August 22 – Rolie Polie Guacamole
Brooklyn's acclaimed “Kindie” Rockers!!! Rolie Polie Guacamole‘s high-energy, interactive shows are a mix of funk, rock, and folk music mashed into original tunes about natural living, eating healthy, and staying active. The band’s latest album, called Houses of the Moly, features guest performances by Grammy-nominated Brady Rymer and Grammy winners The Okee Dokee Brothers.
Family Fun Fridays are included with Mansion admission and
FREE for members. Join Today!
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