City Kids: Boogie Babes at Union Market


City Kids is written by Takoma, DC resident Caroline. Caroline previously wrote about the Playseum.

Every Wednesday, the toddler set takes over Union Market with fun music and dancing. When we checked it out, we saw Mr. Skip, a singer and guitar player. Other regular performers include children’s artists such as Baba Ras D (also of BloomBars Harambe!), Mr. Gabe, Uno Dos Tres con Andres, and Ukelele Phil and the Hula Kids. Mr. Skip played fun songs including “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” and Elvis’s “Hound Dog”. Kids in attendance ranged in age from newborn to age 4. Some kids preferred to sit with their caregivers, while those who wanted were invited to come forward to dance. Seating was provided for the adults, but it seemed to run out, and people were scattered along the perimeter. The show wrapped up just as the market vendors were opening for lunch—perfect timing for us to grab a bite and clear out before our nap time and the lunch rush.

Where: Union Market, 1309 5th St NE. Walk from NoMA-Gallaudet Metro, or park on the street.
When: Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. (visit the Boogie Babes site for information on Thursday and Friday shows at Eastern Market and the ATLAS Performing Arts Center).
Cost: $5 per child, siblings under 6 months free.
More info: here