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This Sunday: Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival

Check out the Children’s Section at Washington Street & 3rd Street!

Hoboken Spring Art & Music Festival Poster
This Sunday, May 3, a bank parking lot becomes a very happy place for lots of kids & families as it does twice a year. What’s normally the site for routine errands will be alive with bouncing, sliding, riding, laughing, face painting, balloon twisting and dancing as the Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival kicks into gear.

There will be a bouncy house, jumbo inflatable slide, carnival rides, face painters, a sand art station and balloon artists. There will also be five top-notch children’s entertainment groups on the stage in the children’s section of the festival.

At noon, Erin Lee & the Up Past Bedtime Band will delight kids and their grown-ups with a highly interactive show filled with bubbles, confetti and a fine assortment of musical styles.

Garden Street School of the Performing Arts will entertain at 1:00, with their staff of teachers and managers putting on a show that will inspire you to enroll your kids to tap into their inner performer so they can learn to jam along.

My own band Jason Didner and the Jungle Gym Jam will start at 2:00, playing an energetic show containing some fan favorites and introducing some brand new songs that celebrate summer fun, family travel, superheroes and more. Find out why Jim Testa from NJ.com named us one of his picks for the festival. Download three of our tracks for free so you can sing along with some of our tunes!

Stick around for Michael Napolitano and Preschool of Rock, a very popular early childhood music teacher who offers classes in Hoboken. Michael’s group sold out the season opener of Maxwell’s Mini Music Mondays with a thrilling family-oriented show last winter.

At 4, Carol Lester will belt out her award-winning songs for the enjoyment of kids & families taking in the late afternoon time at the festival.

The live entertainment for kids wraps up in thrilling fashion with Little Club Heads, who will transform the kids section into a full blown dance club party perfect for children and their grown-ups, starting at 5:00.

Learn more about the Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival here on the City of Hoboken’s official web site.

HEROES ROCK! A Family Fun Fest with Jungle Gym Jam (New Date)

Batman is coming to the Heroes Rock! event at Congregation Shomrei Emunah on 1/18/15 with a message of police-community relationship building from the Newark Police Dept.NEW DATE — Help your kids explore their inner hero at this fun family event. Kindie rock band Jason Didner and the Jungle Gym Jam will debut their brand new song “My Superpower” and play more of their family-friendly favorites. Kids and grown-ups are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero. That bath towel at home would make a fine cape! Speaking of capes, BATMAN will be there with a message of police-community relationship building. And hell’ll have the Batmobile with him!


And to really be a hero to someone in need, bring a nonperishable food item to donate to Montclair Emergency Shelter for the Homeless (MESH) so they can better assist families in the Montclair area.

This is the make-up date for the event previously scheduled for January 18.

Early-bird tickets:
Adult: $9
Child (age 1+): $5
Child (under 1): free

These special advance ticket prices expire Thursday night, February 5 for the Sunday event. Price online and at the door becomes Adults $12, Children (age 1+) $7 starting Friday morning, Feb. 6.

Congregation Shomrei Emunah is at 67 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042.

Cyber Monday Kids Music Blowout/Tunes for Tots

It’s Cyber Monday and we’re offering great discounts on all our products today from our own store and CD Baby! Our album “Everyone’s Invited!” makes a great Christmas or Hanukkah gift or stocking stuffer. The Parent’s Choice Foundation awarded the album its Approved seal this year, so it’s sure to please kids and parents alike!

CD Baby

Today, our physical CD is $10 on CD Baby or you can download the album for just $7. Hear the whole album below before you buy:

Tunes for Tots

Order an “Everyone’s Invited!” CD from us or CD Baby and we’ll donate another copy to Toys for Tots to benefit children whose family can’t afford nice gifts like these.

World Cafe Live at the Queen – Wilmington DE

Get your dancin’ shoes ready (for you and the kids)! Here comes the Jungle Gym Jam to the World Café Live in Delaware to rock out to tunes that celebrate kindness, active play, learning and imagination! This is part of the World Café Live’s wildly successful Peanut Butter & Jams concert series, which takes place both in this Wilmington location and the Philadelphia club as well.

Here’s how we do our thing…

My voice sounds a little like Elvis Costello in a good mood, so I’ve been told by our local arts journalist at the Montclair Times! If you think a mix of reggae, punk rock, folk and jam band soul could put you and the kids in a good mood too, then let’s party on November 8 at World Café Live at the Queen!