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2024 kids & families

All BOTMC events are open to all ages, and some are especially designed for kids and families. ALL of our family activities are FREE admission!

This year, the BOTMC is delighted to welcome Grammy-winning musicians Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer who will be featured at two FREE family-oriented events:  Saturday morning concert in Civic Center Park and Sunday afternoon family dance at Ashkenaz.

Cathy and Marcy's family show is fun, wacky, energetic and participatory, with stellar playing and singing. Their relationship with family audiences spans 25 years, over 6,000 live performances, and 20 award winning recordings. They play dozens of instruments from banjo to ukulele. Two GRAMMY® Awards (and 14 nominations), Parents' Choice Awards, American Library Association Awards, National Association of Parenting Publications Awards, Early Childhood News Awards and Washington Area Music Association Awards all attest to the superb quality of their body of work. Cathy & Marcy have entertained the Queen of Thailand, sung at the White House Easter Egg Roll, performed at hundreds of folk festivals, sung in Congress on behalf of the SCHIP bill (State Children’s Health Insurance Program), appeared on the “Today Show” and on National Public Radio.

Saturday, September 21, 2024   FREE

Family Concert and String Band Contest


MLK between Center and Allston

Berkeley, CA 

Adjacent to the Farmers' market


10:15 am FAMILY CONCERT featuring Grammy award winners Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer 

11:00 am til around 2:30 pm STRING BAND CONTEST beginning with short performance by Manning Music Fiddlers (young students from Manning Music)

Open hosted jam session at 1:00  

Sunday, September 22, 2024  FREE

3:00 to 4:30  FAMILY DANCE at Ashkenaz featuring Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer with caller Susan Michaels

1317 San Pablo Ave (near Gilman), Berkeley
Free parking across the street in the REI lot - and street parking is free on Sundays
music by Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, calling by Susan Michaels

The Sunday afternoon family dance is a great way for families to have fun dancing together in a casual setting to great live music by Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer. The caller, Susan Michaels, will teach all the moves, with some dances that even babes in arms can do.

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