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Dirty Sock Funtime Band Performs Two Family Concerts 3/20

The Dirty Sock Funtime Band will perform two family concerts at The Jewish Museum on Sunday, March 20 at 11:30 am and 2:00 pm. Nominated Best Kid's Band by Time Out New York Kids, this high energy group brings a carnival atmosphere to its performances. To celebrate the holiday of Purim, kids come in costume and dance to such klezmer rock songs as ClownaHagila.

Tickets are $16 per adult; $11 per child; $13 adult Jewish Museum family level member; and $9 child Jewish Museum family level member. This concert is for children age 3 and up. Adults are asked to accompany their children. For further information regarding family programs at The Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3337. Tickets for programs at The Jewish Museum can be purchased online at the Museum's web site,

Featured on Noggin's Jack's Big Music Show, the Dirty Sock Funtime Band fuses rock with funk, ska, R & B, hip hop, country, and klezmer in a combination that's earned them praise as "the most innovative and exciting children's music ever!" (MTV). This concert is filled with call backs, sing alongs, dance alongs and jam alongs, plus the audience gets to help write a song. The band features, Adam Jacobs aka Mr. Clown; guitarists Michael Messer, Stephen Jacobs, Bill "Billy Z." Phillips; bass guitarist Jasper Leak; drummer Sean Dixon; clarinetist/saxophonist Ken Thomson; and dancer Annie Elmer.
The Dirty Sock Funtime Band was created when a group of talented teachers, actors and musicians came together to write songs for Kids Creative, an award-winning nonprofit organization. The music was loved so much by both the kids and the adults that they formed a band to keep the music coming. Within two months of the band's first public performance, they had appeared on FOX, NBC, CBS and UPN, and they were nominated "Best New Band" by the Children's Music Web Awards (the only music awards that are chosen by kids in over 500 classrooms around the world). Albums include Mr. Clown and the Day the Sun Got Wet and The Search and Rescue of Genius Backpack, and Dirty Sock Funtime Band. The band is set to release their new CD, Sock-A-Delic, featuring never released songs performed on Jack's Big Music Show; and their first DVD, presenting three episodes of a new television series and eight new music videos.

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Family programs are funded, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, with additional support from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.
The Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Education's school and family programs are supported by endowed funds established by the Bronfman Family, the Muriel and William Rand Fund, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, Rosalie Klein Adolf, the Kekst Family, and Mrs. Ida C. Schwartz in memory of Mr. Bernard S. Schwartz. We thank the following for their generosity: The Kekst Family, MetLife Foundation, J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., Alperin Family Foundation, The Pumpkin Foundation at the request of Joseph H. and Carol F. Reich, L'Oreal USA, Inc., Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, George and Frances Armour Foundation, Michael Tuch Foundation, Jewish Community Youth Foundation, The Jewish Museum Volunteer Organization, and other donors. We gratefully acknowledge public support from: New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Council Member Domenic M. Recchia Jr., Council Member Daniel R. Garodnick, Council Member Brad Lander, Council Member Mark Weprin, and other City Council Members.

About The Jewish Museum
Widely admired for its exhibitions and educational programs that inspire people of all backgrounds, The Jewish Museum is the preeminent institution exploring the intersection of 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture. The Jewish Museum was established on January 20, 1904 when Judge Mayer Sulzberger donated 26 ceremonial art objects to The Jewish Theological Seminary of America as the core of a museum collection. Today, The Jewish Museum maintains an important collection of 26,000 objects - paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, archaeological artifacts, ceremonial objects, and broadcast media.

General Information
Museum hours are Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 11am to 5:45pm; Thursday, 11am to 8pm; and Friday, 11am to 4pm. Museum admission is $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students, free for children under 12 and Jewish Museum members. Admission is free on Saturdays. For general information on The Jewish Museum, the public may visit the Museum's website at or call 212.423.3200. The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.


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