Kindermusik Playdates

What do you get when you combine Kindermusik’s philosophy and award-winning curricula with a special holiday or seasonal bash?  A Kindermusik Playdate!

Perfect for children ages 0-5, our famous Playdates are a delightful way to share a special occasion with your little one.  These stand-alone classes are centred around a fun theme or holiday, and serve as a great way for families not enrolled in weekly classes to enjoy music time together.

Structured like any other Kindermusik classes, Playdate classes are about 45 minutes in length and include lots of singing and instrument play, creative and expressive movement, organized and free dancing, pretend play, and special treats like our big parachute or beach balls to play with.  Plus, each child recieves a CD of the class’s music and a special instrument to take home!

 

Kindermusik with Grandfriends

Age is no barrier to music. Babies and senior citizens both experience joy from music making, so why not make music together?

Kindermusik with Grandfriends brings the joy of a Kindermusik Playdate class into a senior center.  Seniors join in the fun by shaking instruments along with their younger music-making peers, sharing high-fives during circle dances, and partaking in our hello- and good-bye song rituals.

Children reap the same benefits they do in any other Kindermusik class, and the seniors experience extra laughs and shed a few years. In fact, research has shown that involvement in children’s musical activities like Kindermusik can be beneficial to seniors with dementia.

Kindermusik with Grandfriends Playdates are just like our in-studio Playdates, except they take place in a senior center.  Join us for some intergenerational music-making magic!

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Upcoming Playdates:

“Fiesta!”

  • Friday, September 20th at 9:30, 10:30, and 5:00
  • Please register by September 10
  • For children ages 0 – 5 with a parent or caregiver
  • $20 per child, includes a CD of class music and a maraca for each child to take home.  Free for current members of Kindermusik at The Harmony Garden

Don your sombrero and get your maracas and pinatas ready – it’s a musical Fiesta!  Mexico celebrates its independence in the month of September.  Sounds like the perfect reason to shimmy, shake, and play to some lively traditional Mexican and Latin American-inspired tunes!

Kindermusik with Grandfriends: “Fiesta!”

  • Friday, September 27 at 10:00
  • Please register by September 17
  • For children ages 1-3 with a parent or caregiver
  • Class will be held at Lutheran Care Center at 965 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie NY 12603
  • $20 per child, includes a CD of class music and a maraca for each child to take home.  Free for current members of Kindermusik at The Harmony Garden

Don your sombrero and get your maracas and pinatas ready – it’s a musical Fiesta!  Mexico celebrates its independence in the month of September.  Sounds like the perfect reason to shimmy, shake, and play to some lively traditional Mexican and Latin American-inspired tunes!

At this extra-special, inter-generational Kindermusik experience, we’ll be making music and dancing with our Grandfriends – seniors at Lutheran Care Center. Don’t be surprised if your child makes a new Grandfriend!

“Land of Imagination”

  • Friday, October 11th at 9:30, 10:30, and 5:00
  • Please register by October 1
  • For children ages 0 – 5 with a parent or caregiver
  • $20 per child, includes a CD of class music and scarf for each child to take home.  Free for current members of Kindermusik at The Harmony Garden

In the imagination of a child, there is no adventure too impossible.  Join us for a musical journey as we sail a pirate ship, dress up and dance as princes and princesses, stomp with dinosaurs, and play in an imaginary toy store.

Kindermusik with Grandfriends: “Halloween!”

  • Friday, October 25 at 10:00
  • Please register by October 15
  • For children ages 1-3 with a parent or caregiver
  • Class will be held at Lutheran Care Center at 965 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie NY 12603
  • $20 per child, includes a CD of class music and a scarf (movement prop) for each child to take home.  Free for current members of Kindermusik at The Harmony Garden

Happy KinderBOOsik Halloween! At this annual favorite, we’ll hoot like an owl, swoosh like the wind, and creep like a spider!  Come and join us as we shake our rattles and dance to some groovy tunes! Costumes are encouraged but optional.  Come and have a spooktacular fun time!

At this extra-special, inter-generational Kindermusik experience, we’ll be making music and dancing with our Grandfriends – seniors at Lutheran Care Center. Don’t be surprised if your child makes a new Grandfriend!

Kindermusik with Grandfriends: “All Aboard!”

  • Friday, November 15 at 10:00
  • Please register by November 5
  • For children ages 1-3 with a parent or caregiver
  • Class will be held at Lutheran Care Center at 965 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie NY 12603
  • $20 per child, includes a CD of class music and a train whistle for each child to take home.  Free for current members of Kindermusik at The Harmony Garden

All-Aboard!  Get your overalls and conductor’s cap ready.  It’s time to blow the whistle, ring the bell, and get those wheels chugging for an especially musical train ride to wherever our imaginations take us!

At this extra-special, inter-generational Kindermusik experience, we’ll be making music and dancing with our Grandfriends – seniors at Lutheran Care Center. Don’t be surprised if your child makes a new Grandfriend!

“All Aboard!”

  • Friday, November 22nd at 9:30, 10:30, and 5:00
  • Please register by November 12
  • For children ages 0 – 5 with a parent or caregiver
  • $20 per child, includes a CD of class music and wooden train whistle for each child to take home.  Free for current members of Kindermusik at The Harmony Garden

All-Aboard!  Get your overalls and conductor’s cap ready.  It’s time to blow the whistle, ring the bell, and get those wheels chugging for an especially musical train ride to wherever our imaginations take us!

 Kindermusik with Grandfriends: “Jingle Bell Jam!”

  • Friday, December 20 at 10:00
  • Please register by December 10
  • For children ages 1-3 with a parent or caregiver
  • Class will be held at Lutheran Care Center at 965 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie NY 12603
  • $20 per child, includes a CD of class music and a bell for each child to take home.  Free for current members of Kindermusik at The Harmony Garden

Let’s celebrate the holiday season the Kindermusik way! “Jingle Jangle” is a beautiful musical celebration of family and friends, full of jingle-bell shaking fun!  We’ll gallop along on a sleigh ride, twirl on our ice skates, watch the snowflakes drift to the ground… and have a snowball fight, too!

At this extra-special, inter-generational Kindermusik experience, we’ll be making music and dancing with our Grandfriends – seniors at Lutheran Care Center. Don’t be surprised if your child makes a new Grandfriend!

“Zoo Adventure”

  • Friday, January 17 at 9:30, 10:30, and 5:00
  • Please register by January 7
  • For children ages 0 – 5 with a parent or caregiver
  • $20 per child, includes a CD of class music and a elephant shaker for each child to take home.  Free for current members of Kindermusik at The Harmony Garden

What better adventure than a trip to a zoo!  The monkeys are swinging from the trees, the kangaroos are jumping for joy, and the parrots are ready to chat up a storm.  Get ready for a musical, dance-filled day at the zoo!

“Ties & Tutus Tea Party”

  • Friday, February 21 at 9:30, 10:30, and 5:00
  • Please register by February 11
  • For children ages 0 – 5 with a parent or caregiver
  • $20 per child, includes a CD of class music and a scarf prop for each child to take home.  Free for current members of Kindermusik at The Harmony Garden

Don your ties and tutus and get ready to dance – because this tea party is full of swingin’ tunes that will make you unable to sit still!

 “Around the World in Song”

  • Friday, March 20 at 9:30, 10:30, and 5:00
  • Please register by March 10
  • For children ages 0 – 5 with a parent or caregiver
  • $35 per child, includes a CD of class music and a drum & mallet for each child to take home.  Free for current members of Kindermusik at The Harmony Garden

It’s a world full of beauty out there – beautiful lands, beautiful peoples, beautiful customs and, of course, beautiful music!  In this multicultural class, we’ll travel around the globe, stopping on nearly every continent to discover the uniquely beautiful music and dances of countries as close as Mexico, and as far as New Zealand.  Buckle up for a musical globe-trotting adventure!

“We Love You, Mother Earth!”

  • Friday, April 17 at 9:30, 10:30, and 5:00
  • Please register by April 7
  • For children ages 0 – 5 with a parent or caregiver
  • $20 per child, includes a CD of class music and a mini rain shaker for each child to take home.  Free for current members of Kindermusik at The Harmony Garden

Our home and all of the other creatures we share it with are precious.  Join us as we celebrate Mother Earth and all of its wonders!

“Hop into Spring”

  • Friday, May 15 at 9:30, 10:30, and 5:00
  • Please register by May 5
  • For children ages 0 – 5 with a parent or caregiver
  • $20 per child, includes a CD of class music and a snail shaker for each child to take home.  Free for current members of Kindermusik at The Harmony Garden

Springtime is almost here!  Come celebrate the turn of the season as we hop like baby chicks, bounce like bunnies, flutter like butterflies, and reach tall like flowers!

 “Under the Sea”

  • Friday, June 19 at 9:30, 10:30, and 5:00
  • Please register by June 9
  • For children ages 0 – 5 with a parent or caregiver
  • $20 per child, includes a CD of class music and a fish shaker for each child to take home.  Free for current members of Kindermusik at The Harmony Garden

Life is magical under the sea.  Join us for a colorful water adventure where we’ll splish, splash, and glub-glub-glub along with fish and other beautiful sea creatures under the glittering waves.   

 “Beach Party”

  • Friday, July 17 at 9:30, 10:30, and 5:00
  • Please register by July 7
  • For children ages 0 – 5 with a parent or caregiver
  • $20 per child, includes a CD of class music and a mini Kindermusik beach ball for each child to take home.  Free for current members of Kindermusik at The Harmony Garden

You’re invited to a musical beach party!  We’ll hop like seagulls, fly like parrots, search for buried pirate treasure, groove to some island-inspired tunes, and watch the stars twinkle over the horizon at day’s end.

 “The County Fair”

  • Friday, August 21st at 9:30, 10:30, and 5:00
  • Please register by August 11
  • For children ages 0 – 5 with a parent or caregiver
  • $20 per child, includes a CD of class music and a clip clap instrument for each child to take home.  Free for current members of Kindermusik at The Harmony Garden

Yee-Haw!  It’s time to head on down to the annual County Fair!  There are lots of farm animals to meet, yummy food to eat, and a hay ride and a merry-go-round, too.  Join us as we sing, dance, and play the day away at a particularly musical County Fair!

Past Playdates:

 

Kindermusik with Grandfriends: “Beach Party”

  • Friday, July 26 at 10:00am
  • Please register by July 16
  • For children ages 1-3 with a parent or caregiver
  • Class will be held at Lutheran Care Center at 965 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie NY 12603
  • $20 per child, includes a CD of class music and a mini Kindermusik beach ball for each child to take home.  Free for current members of Kindermusik at The Harmony Garden

You’re invited to a musical beach party!  We’ll hop like seagulls, fly like parrots, search for buried pirate treasure, groove to some island-inspired tunes, and watch the stars twinkle over the horizon at day’s end.

At this extra-special, inter-generational Kindermusik experience, we’ll be making music and dancing with our Grandfriends – seniors at Lutheran Care Center. Don’t be surprised if your child makes a new Grandfriend!

Registration links can be found at the bottom of this page.  Be sure to select the class entitled “Kindermusik with Grandfriends: Beach Party”