One does not simply walk a stroller into Union Pool. So, aside from shopping at Wovenplay, what’s a parent to do if they want their kids to be little Lou Reeds? Here’s a couple of options.
Princess Superstar’s Play Skool! Hip Hop for Kids
Saturdays in June (11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.) at Rough Trade, 64 N. 9th St.
Williamsburg’s Rough Trade store (we kid you not) presents these rug-rat hip-hop classes by the East Village’s own Princess Superstar, who has collaborated with everyone from Kool Keith to Grandmaster Flash. Kids from the ages of one to eight learn about “Hip Hop’s origins, practice cool dance moves, learn fun slang, write their own raps, learn about samples, and create beats with percussion instruments.” By “fun slang” we assume they mean “word to your mother.”
Kidrockers feat. Lolawolf and Tennis
May 10, 11:30 a.m. at NYU Skirball, 566 LaGuardia Pl.; tickets $28
Kidrockers is a series of kid-geared concerts that, in the past, has featured indie darlings like Adam Green, Drowners, Caveman, and The Pizza Underground. This latest installment — at NYU Skirball Center instead of the usual Brooklyn Bowl — will pair Lolawolf (the new project from actress Zoe Kravitz and Reputante’s James Levy) and husband-and-wife duo Tennis. Seth Herzog, last seen improvising a TED Talk, will share hosting duties with Colbert warm-up comic Craig Baldo.
Correction: The original version of this post was imprecise about the time of Play Skool! Hip Hop for Kids. There’s just one 11:30 a.m. class.