New York City

MaMaPaLooZa @Summer On The Hudson

Riverside Park So., NYC – May 26, 2019

Gymboree Play & Music

Moona Luna – Accordion-driven Latin-inspired music for kids

Lillimure – Singer/songwriter combining hip-hop music’s fast-paced lyricism with folk music’s storytelling and soul’s intimate vocals

Emily Duff Band – Sweet and sour rock & roll with a hint of country soul

Morrisania Band Project: R&B soul collective using the vibrant sounds of pop, soul, and funk to engage the community through music.

Sungazing with the Amateur Astronomer’s Association, arts & crafts, face painting, and community vendors including Sanctuary for FamiliesRiverside Park Conservancy’s Sports CampAndy’s Italian Ices, DeaRCards Postcard Project, and more.


MaMaPaLooZa @Summer On The Hudson

Riverside Park So., NYC – 2018

Emcee – Christen Clifford

12:10 – 12:55 Lucy Kalantari and the Jazz Cats
1:00 – 1:30 Gymboree
1:45 – 2:30 Control the Sound
3:00 – 3:45 Fogo Azul
4:00- 4:40 Chair Yoga Session with Nina Semczuk
Link to Riverside Park Website


MaMaPaLooZa @Summer On The Hudson

Riverside Park So., NYC – May 28, 2017

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Theme is “SING OUT SISTER” with mothers and the people who love them at our annual festival featuring music, family-focused vendors, wellness activities, art, & activism. 2017’s theme inspires all to find their voice and bring a message of peace, tolerance, and equality. Fierce FEMINISTS as well as FAMILIES of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds WELCOME.

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


Emcee – Christen Clifford

12:20 – 12:45 PM

Moona Luna – Awesome bilingual music for the whole familia.

          1:00 – 2:00 PM

Vienna Carroll – Down home roots music with lively energy, great sound, and big fun.

     2:00 – 2:40 PM  

Yoga Flow – Link mindful breathing with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice taught by veteran Nina Semczuk.  Bring your mat!

2:50 – 3:30 PM

Abby Lappen – Folk and blues by a Hudson Valley singer/songwriter.

3:40 – 4:20 PM 

The Mom Egg – Storytelling from The Mom Egg, a literature review about motherhood.

4:30-4:55 PM

(TBA – Probably Castle Black) Taking elements of Post-Punk, Grunge and New Wave, with a dab of surf-riffage for flavor; get in the pit.


Sun Gaze 1 – 4pm (Join the Amateur Astronomers Association to look at the sun through a safe scope.)


Bway Smiles (pediatric dental care practice)

Trejo’s Tienda (Handmade beaded jewelry, accessories, and postcard prints)

Sugar Hill Children’s Museum (Education programs and storytelling for young children)

Sanctuary for Families (aiding victims of domestic violence and their children)

Committee for Hispanic Children & Families (child care options for NYC families)

NYMetroParents (guide to family activities and resources)

Mom Egg Review (Literary magazine with a motherhood focus)

NY Life Insurance Company (Child ID program)

Postcard Project

Mt. Sinai Ichan School of Medicine (National study on healthy development. Educational neuroscience for kids.)

Silver Stars Fitness (Fitness company that specializes in working with the Baby Boomer population)

Food Vendors

Andy’s Italian Ices

Carmelo’s Pizza


2016 Event

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.