Author Archives: M. Joy Rose

Congratulations Kamala Harris Inaguration Day 2021 – Poems & Rants

MaMaPaLooZa MC & Diva Christen Clifford Returns With a New Performance

Cancer: A Love Story

Written and performed by Christen Clifford
Directed by Lucy Sexton
Thursday March 21 7pm
Friday March 22 7pm
Dixon Place
161 Chrystie St

Christen Clifford

MaMaPaLooZa Date Announced For 2019

We just heard back from Whitney at the New York Parks Department. MaMaPaLooZa 2019 will be on Sunday, April 26 from noon-5PM at Riverside Park South in Manhattan.

This is great news! This year’s theme is “Radical Well-Being.” Gymboree is on board and there are already a few acts lined up.

If you’re interested in participating as a vendor or as a performer, please get in touch with Whitney ( ASAP.

Rock On!



15th Annual Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza

Rock Hard & Thrive with mothers and the people who love them at our annual festival featuring music, family-focused vendors, wellness activities, art, & activism. 2016’s theme inspires all to find their voice and bring a message of peace, tolerance, and equality. Visit us online for band/activity line up. All are welcome.

If you’re an artist looking to partner with Summer on the Hudson for its 2016 season, please submit an online application.

Sunday, May 15, 12-5pm Pier I @ 70th St. NYC

Summer on the Hudson is the Parks Department’s annual outdoor arts & culture festival that takes place in Riverside Park from 59th Street to 153rd Street. With a mix of music concerts, dance performances, movies under the stars, DJ dance parties, kids shows, special events.

Twitter: @Mamapalooza



Vered and the Babes are a downtown Doo-Wop band meets an upbeat Peter, Paul and Mary. Their playful vocal harmonies and creative instrumentation including lively horns and even pots and pans keep parents and kids jumping and singing along throughout the show. They sing about everything that being a parent and a baby brings – the elated highs of loving each other and the much needed time outs – for the parents! Vered’s albums, Good Morning My Love and Hello My Baby are Gold Award Winners from both the Parents’ Choice Foundation and from National Parenting Publications. Parents often say that Vered’s music is like a soundtrack to life with their little ones because it brings them together in the loving and playful moments and feels like an understanding friend in the challenging ones.

Jeanette Berry and the Soul Nerds is a revolving group of musicians centered around lead vocalist Jeanette Berry and her original songs. Whether R&B, Soul, Jazz, Reggae, the Blues, Funk or Neo-Soul, this group tells stories through music that bridge over genre to the heart of all things; Love. 

Miranda Writes is a crusader for positivity. Heavily influenced by classic hip-hop and current legends alike, Writes relentlessly fires her message “Light Prevails Dark” over nostalgic but catchy beats. Hip-hop fans spanning generations have acclaimed Writes a breath of fresh air for her timeless style and meaningful lyrics.

j and the 9s are a hard hitting, costumed flute rock experience from Brooklyn, NY that breed together rock and roll riffs, the raw sound of punk, and an entertaining interactive stage show.

Cecilia Villar Eljuri’s music is a mirror on this generation’s global fusion reflecting her Spanish and Lebanese heritage, the rhythms of her homeland, Ecuador, and the punk and rock & roll from the melting pot of her youth in NYC. Eljuri filters life’s daily cacophony into beautiful music with vital meaning. She floats, indeed soars to heights unreached by any other Latina electric guitarist.