Friday, December 30, 2011

Park Slope sing-a-long is moving

This next Tuesday, January 3rd, I'll be at a new Park Slope location:

Two Moon Art House & Café
315 Fourth Avenue (between 2nd and 3rd sts)
Park Slope, Brooklyn

The sing-a-long will start at 10am.


Monday, December 26, 2011

New Year's Eve Family Sing-a-long & Jam

At 11am on Dec. 31st, I'm hosting a New Year's Eve Family Sing-a-Long & Jam at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. Bring your voices and your instruments. I'll bring chord changes so parents and bigger kids can play along on their guitars, ukes, accordions, etc. And everyone is invited to sing along as we ring in the New Year a little early (we'll be counting down to noon).

$5 a family.

Bring cookies and other treats to share.

And, yes, I will be back at all my sing-a-longs this week starting tomorrow, Tuesday, December 27th. Thanks, Ari and Deidre, for filling in!


Friday, December 9, 2011

Holiday sing-a-long schedule

A lot of people have been asking me if any sing-a-longs will be canceled or rescheduled over the next few weeks.

The answer is no. All my sing-a-longs will continue on their regular schedule through the end of the December and the first week of January. For a few of them, one of my fabulous subs -- Ari Brand or Deidre Rodman-Struck (of the Itty Biddies) -- will fill in. Otherwise I will be there. I hate missing sing-a-longs.


Friday, November 18, 2011

Thanksgiving Week Schedule Changes

My sing-a-long schedule will change the week of Nov. 21 - 25 due to the Thanksgiving holidays. The following week it will return to normal.

Monday, Nov. 21
Regular sing-a-long at Waltz-Astoria in Queens (10:30am)

Tuesday, Nov. 22
Sing-a-longs at Perch in Park Slope (10am) and the Moxie Spot in Brooklyn Heights (11am) will happen but will be lead by Ari Brand.

Wednesday, Nov. 23
No sing-a-long at the Knitting Factory in Williamsburg

Thursday, Nov. 24
No sing-a-long at Dean Street Restaurant in Prospect Heights

Friday, Nov. 25
No sing-a-long at Play Kids in Prospect Heights w/ Lloyd or at the Knitting Factory in Williamsburg w/ Ari

Monday, Nov. 28
Sing-a-long schedule returns to normal. See sidebar at right.

Have a blessed holiday!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Six sing-a-longs a week

This Friday, I'll be starting a new sing-a-long in the Flatbush / Lefferts Gardens area of Brooklyn. That makes six!

If you need addresses and contact info for these venues, check out the schedule to the right.

Weekly NYC sing-a-longs with Lloyd of the Deedle Deedle Dees

Waltz-Astoria, Astoria, Queens - 10:30am

Perch Cafe, Park Slope, Brooklyn - 10am
Moxie Spot, Brooklyn Heights - 11am

Knitting Factory, Williamsburg, Brooklyn - 11am

Dean Street Restaurant, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn - 10:30am

Play Kids, Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn - 10am

see you there!

Monday, August 29, 2011

High Line Hoppers is happening

My free class under the High Line is still starting tomorrow. You might even be able to take the subway to get there.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

no Knit sing-a-long today

There won't be a sing-a-long at the Knitting Factory today. Ari will return next Wednesday.

I'll be back Sept 14th.

Friday, August 19, 2011

High-Line Hoppers: a free class starting Aug 30

At last, here are the details on the free class I've been hinting might happen: 
It's called High-Line Hoppers because it's going to happen under the High-Line (located on the west side of Manhattan) in a performance / community event space called the Lot. 

High-Line Hoppers is an interactive music and storytelling class for children 5 and under and their caregivers taught by Lloyd Miller of the Deedle Deedle Dees (AKA me).
brief description: 
In this highly interactive class, children will explore how to make NYC beautiful and useful via original and classic songs, stories, hands-on activities, and movement games. Our city's youngest inhabitants will learn about cooperation and problem-solving as they sing about real-life heroes in our neighborhood, move and dance like the plants and animals that share the city with us, and listen to simple age-appropriate stories of teamwork and urban renewal. The Lot, a parking lot underneath the High Line re-purposed for community events, is the setting for this unique program.
Ages: 0 to 5 with parents or caregivers
cost: free 

dates: four Tuesdays at 3:30pm: August 30, Sept 6, Sept 13, Sept 20

The class will last about 45 minutes.

The class will be up on this event page soon: 

Please write or call with questions:
phone 917-873-0685
e-mail: thedeedledeedledees AT yahoo DOT com

Hope you can come!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sing-a-long schedule Fall 2011

I'm adding a new sing-a-long in Prospect Heights this fall, bringing the total to five a week. Check the sidebar at right for links, contact info, entrance fees, and schedule changes.

Sing-a-long with Lloyd of the Deedle Deedle Dees in NYC
Fall 2011 schedule

Mondays at 10:30 am
Astoria, Queens
starting Sept. 12th

Tuesdays at 10am
Park Slope, Brooklyn
starting Sept. 13

Tuesdays at 11am
Moxie Spot
Brooklyn Heights
starting Sept. 13th

Wednesdays at 11am
Knitting Factory
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
starting Sept. 14th

Thursdays at 10:30am
Dean Street
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
starting Sept. 15th

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

September sing-a-longs & classes

I'm almost ready to post my fall sing-a-long schedule. I'm definitely returning to Waltz-Astoria, Perch, the Moxie Spot, and the Knitting Factory in September but just haven't decided on the exact dates I'll begin.

New stuff:

Sing-a-long in Prospect Heights
We're still discussing the details but I'll let you know if it works out.

Free class in Manhattan
I'm (most likely) going to teach a free class in Manhattan for kids 5 and under at a really cool location. Four Tuesdays at 3:30 starting Aug. 30. Still hashing out the specifics but will post as soon as I know.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Summer sing-a-long plan

I'll be doing my last sing-a-longs until September this week at Waltz-Astoria in Queens (Monday), Perch in Park Slope and Moxie Spot in Brooklyn Heights (Tuesday), and the Knitting Factory in Williamsburg (Wednesday). Come and sing with me one more time!

Ari Brand will be filling in for all these weekly sing-a-longs throughout the summer. Ari is an amazing musician and great with the kids -- he subbed for me this spring while the Dees were on tour and leads Moxie Spot's regular Sunday sing-a-long. You'll like him.

See you in September!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Tuesday 10am sing-a-long moving to Perch March 15

I'm moving my 10am Tuesday sing-a-long to Perch March 15th.

Next Tuesday, March 8, will be the last Tea Lounge sing-a-long of the season.


Monday, February 21, 2011

Knitting Factory sing-a-long moves to Wednesdays in March

Due to out-of-town shows and other commitments, I have to move my Friday sing-a-long at the Knitting Factory to Wednesdays starting Wednesday, March 2.

Here's the March sing-a-long schedule for the Knit:
Weds, Mar 2 - 11am
Weds, Mar 9 - 11am
Fri, Mar 11 - 11am
Weds, Mar 23 - 11am
Weds, Mar 30 - 11am

Note: There are two sing-a-longs one week and none the next. The second week of March I'll do sing-a-longs on Wednesday the 9th and Friday the 11th. The following week there will be no Knit sing-a-longs. They'll resume Wednesday, March 23, and continue on Wednesdays from then on.

Don't forget: Saturday, March 12 is the next Deedle Deedle Dees Family Variety Show. Audra and Jen of AudraRox will be joining us for a Women's History extravaganza!

Tea Lounge and Moxie Spot sing-a-longs are back Tuesday, Feb. 21

After a one-week hiatus, I'll be back at my weekly sing-a-longs at the Tea Lounge in Park Slope (10am) and the Moxie Spot in Brooklyn Heights (11am).

Friday's Knitting Factory sing-a-long will happen at 11 as usual -- but in March we're going to move to Wednesdays. See next post.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sing-a-long schedule changes Feb. 14-18

Sing-a-long schedule Feb. 14-18

Monday, Feb. 14
Regular sing-a-long with me at 10:30am - Waltz Astoria, Astoria, Queens

Tuesday, Feb. 15
10am Park Slope Tea Lounge sing-a-long canceled (It will resume Feb. 22)
11am I'll miss the Moxie Spot sing-a-long, but a great sub will take my place. I'll be back Feb. 22

Friday, Feb. 18
Regular sing-a-long with me at 11am - Knitting Factory, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

All sing-a-longs will return to their normal schedules the week of Feb. 21-25

Have a birthday coming up? Ask me to record a version of my birthday song featuring your child's name. Here's one of several videos I've already posted on my YouTube channel: So far, there are videos for Annabelle, Caleb, Matthew, Paula, and a few other names.

Here's an article about my birthday song project on the wonderful family blog, Out With the Kids:\

see you soon!