Summer on the Hudson:
15th Annual Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza
Sunday, May 15, 2016
12:00 – 5:00 pm
Pier I in Riverside Park South
West 70th Street
Vered and the Babes are a downtown Doo-Wop band meets an upbeat Peter, Paul, and Mary. Their playful vocal harmonies and creative instrumentation including lively horns and even pots and pans keep parents and kids jumping and singing along throughout the show. They sing about everything that being a parent and a baby brings—the elated highs of loving each other and the much needed time outs—for the parents! Vered’s albums, Good Morning My Love and Hello My Baby are Gold Award Winners from both the Parents’ Choice Foundation and from National Parenting Publications. Parents often say that Vered’s music is like a soundtrack to life with their little ones because it brings them together in the loving and playful moments and feels like an understanding friend in the challenging ones.
Jeanette Berry and the Soul Nerds is a revolving group of musicians centered around lead vocalist Jeanette Berry and her original songs. Whether R&B, Soul, Jazz, Reggae, the Blues, Funk or Neo-Soul, this group tells stories through music that bridge over genres to the heart of all things—love.
Miranda Writes is a crusader for positivity. Heavily influenced by classic hip-hop and current legends alike, Writes relentlessly fires her message “Light Prevails Dark” over nostalgic but catchy beats. Hip-hop fans spanning generations have acclaimed Writes a breath of fresh air for her timeless style and meaningful lyrics.
j and the 9s are a hard hitting, costumed flute rock experience from Brooklyn that breed together rock-and-roll riffs, the raw sound of punk, and an entertaining interactive stage show.
Cecilia Villar Eljuri’s music is a mirror on this generation’s global fusion reflecting her Spanish and Lebanese heritage, the rhythms of her homeland, Ecuador, and the punk and rock and roll from the melting pot of her youth in NYC. Eljuri filters life’s daily cacophony into beautiful music with vital meaning. She floats, indeed soars to heights unreached by any other Latina electric guitarist.
Gymboree will be at the event all day with a play area for the tiny people in your lives!
Rock hard and thrive on International Day of Families at Mamapalooza! This event features music, family-focused business, wellness activities, art, and activism to inspire all to find their voice and convey peace and equality.