Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

100th Anniversary Celebration! Family Night Picnic and Concert - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
61 Burrill Street
Swampscott, MA 01907
781-596-8867 ex 307 [map]
Price: FREE!

The Swampscott Public Library is celebrating it's 100th Anniversary in 2017 with a series of great events including this Family Night Picnic and Concert!   Weather permitting it will be held outside the library on the lovely Town Hall Lawn, so bring a blanket and a picnic dinner. Treadwells Ice Cream will be selling ice cream sundaes to raise money for the Friends Of The Library.  

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Family Sing-Along Concert at Bird Park - 3pm
251 Washington Street
East Walpole, MA 02032 [map]
Price: FREE!

I will be joined by my talented wife Joanna and daughter Sophia for an outdoor concert at the beautiful music court at the Francis William Bird Park in Walpole.  This Summer Sunday Sing-Along Concert is sure to sound sweet, and we would love to see and hear YOU there singing with us!    

Make it a whole afternoon adventure and leave time to explore this lovely park. Stroll meandering pathways and cross artisan-built stone bridges at this family-friendly park of open fields, groves of trees, and frog ponds. Managed by the Trustees of the Reservation, it also features  bike racks, a "tot" lot, tennis courts, and basketball nets, all testaments to park designer John Nolen's belief that play should be an active part of the park experience. That sounds good to me!

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Swampscott Summer Concert Series - 6-8pm
22 Monument Avenue
Swampscott, MA 01907
6178180346 [map]
Price: Free

The Swampscott Summer Concert Series enters its 4th year with seven weekly concerts and an amazing line-up.  I am so excited to be part of it!  This show will feature my full band "Philip Alexander and The WiLD THiNGs" including saxophone, guitar, harmonica, bass, drums, and sweet harmony back-up singers.  Bring the kids!  Bring your friends!  Bring grandma and grandpa too!  Join us on the beautiful Town Hall Lawn for a rock and rollin' 21st century family dance party!  

For kids from 1 to 92.   (Over 92 also welcome!)

Past Dates

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Family Sing-Along - 10-11:30AM
700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116 [map]
Price: FREE!

Books, Music, Kids, Fun! It's all happening today in the amazing Boston Public Library Children's Room with yours truly providing the soundtrack!

Two half-hour sing-along shows: 10-10:30am, and 11-11:30am.  Bring your dancing shoes!

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Spring Garden Festival & PLANTSALE - 1-3pm
455 Main St
Worcester, MA
508-799-9139 [map]
Price: FREE!

The Regional Environmental Council is teaming up with the City of Worcester to make this the biggest and best Spring Garden Festival & Plant Sale, yet! You will find us in the Worcester Common Oval (behind City Hall). There will be 10,000 seedlings to choose from, local entertainment to watch, food to eat, and lots of fun to be had for the whole family!

REC is a grassroots environmental justice organization located in Worcester, Massachusetts--New England's second largest city. Founded in 1971, REC has been dedicated to building healthy, sustainable and just communities in Worcester and beyond for more than 40 years. 

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Family Sing-Along - 10-11:30AM
700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116 [map]
Price: FREE!

The second in my monthly series of Boston Public Library shows.  Come join the fun!  Spring flowers are blooming, songbirds are singing, and children are dancing!

Two half-hour sing-along shows: 10-10:30am, and 11-11:30am.  Take in some music and take home some books!

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

5th Annual Framingham Early Childhood Fair - 11am to 12:30pm
150 Concord Street
Framingham, MA [map]
Price: FREE!

Don't miss an exciting full band show with Philip Alexander and The Wild Things! Our third year in a row at this an educational event for families with young children.

The sponsor, The Early Childhood Alliance of Ashland/Framingham (ECAAF) says: "Brain Building zones are highlighted through early educators sharing high quality, interactive activities with young children and their families."  Translation: FUN! and GOOD MUSIC too!

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Young Children's April Fools Day Concert - 10-11AM
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420
(781) 862-6288 [map]
Price: Free, but tickets required

Sing, play, grow... dance and laugh too! Join us for this special concert featuring singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Philip Alexander! Space is limited. Free tickets available in the Children’s Room beginning Monday, Mar 20 at 7:00 pm. Phone reservations accepted beginning at 7:30 pm.

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Wakefield Savings Bank Theater
Family Concert with Philip Alexander and Andrew Hickman - 10-11AM
Wakefield Memorial High School, 60 Farm Street
Wakefield, MA 01880 [map]
Price: FREE!

Calling all North Shore families with young children who love music! The North Suburban Child & Family Resource Network is sponsoring a family concert with us-- Philip Alexander and Andrew Hickman!  Come sing, dance, and laugh-along as we play traditional and original children's music on guitar, harmonica, ukulele, saxophones, and more!

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Family Sing-Along - 10-11:30AM
700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116 [map]
Price: FREE!

I am very excited to begin a monthly series at the Boston Public Library!  For the next ten months or so, I will be playing one Friday (usually the 3rd of the month) in the Children's Room at the BPL.  I will lead two half-hour sing-along shows, the first from 10-10:30am, and the second from 11-11:30am.  Come join the fun as we sing classic children's songs and funny originals performed on guitar, ukulele, bamboo flute and more.  Dancing in the stacks is encouraged!

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Groton Public Library
Teddy Bears Picnic Family Concert - 10:30-11:30AM
99 Main Street
Groton, MA 01450
978-448-1168 [map]
Price: FREE!

Bring your Teddy Bear or other favorite stuffed animal.  "Teddy Bear's Picnic" is the theme of this family concert to coordinate with  a town-wide GrotonREADS of the book "The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America."

 

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Valentines Family Concert - 10:30-11:30AM
66 Front Street
Ashland, MA 01721
508-881-0134 [map]
Price: FREE!

I am delighted to return to the Ashland Public Library for a free Saturday morning family concert.  The theme will be Valentine's Day: Songs of Love and Friendship.  Come sing, dance and celebrate with your children!

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Castle Manor
Polar Express Train Ride and Party - 11am to 2pm
141 Essex Avenue
Gloucester, MA [map]
Price: $10

This promises to be a super fun event for kids and families.  Ride a real "Polar Express" train! Then head into the Castle Manor for hot chocolate, cookies, art activities, sing-along with your truly, and a meet and great with the man of the season -- Santa Claus!  

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Golden Chickpea Center
Brookline First Light - 6:30-7:30pm
224 Washington Street
Brookine, MA [map]
Price: FREE!

Come join me for a lively Family Sing-a-long!  Golden Chickpea will also be offering art making activities. Come sing and be creative!

@ Golden Chickpea Center indoor playspace in Brookline Village

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

"Theatre On The Green" Family Concert - 3-4pm
28–98 Harrison St
Reading, MA 01867 [map]
Price: Free and open to public!

Come enjoy a free Children's Concert in a beautiful outdoor setting.  Sponsored by The Reading Recreation Department.

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

FAMILY CONCERT - 11AM
104 North Main Street
Fall River, MA 02720 [map]
Price: Free and open to public!

For this free family concert I will be joined by some very special guests!  Concert will be held on the little lawn right in front of the beautiful library.  Come sing and dance to celebrate the start of summer!

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

First Congregational Church of Gardner
Family Concert - 6pm
28 Green Street
Gardner, MA 01440 [map]
Price: Free and open to public!

More details tab.

Monday, June 27th, 2016

St. Brigid's Church
Family Concert - 4:30-6pm
1981 Massachusetts Ave.
Lexington, MA 02421 [map]
Price: Free and open to the public!

Join us for some Musical Monday Fun! Make your own instrument from 4:30-5, followed by a family concert from 5 to 6. Sponsored by Communities United.Lexington Family Concert Flyer

 

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

The Village Fair - 12 - 12:45pm
Harvard and Webster Streets
Brookline, MA 02445 [map]
Price: Free and open to public!

Brookline Village is having an outdoor party! On Sunday, June 12th 2016, from 12-4 pm --- the second annual Village Fair, with music, games, food, and entertainment along Harvard Street and throughout the Village.

I will be kicking it off with a Philip Alexander and The WiLD THiNGS show on the MainStage at 12pm!

Come celebrate everything that makes Brookline Village such a great place to be! The goal is to bring people together for a fun afternoon: to hear great local music, eat delicious food, and enjoy the lively neighborhood.

A section of Harvard Street (from Kent up to Aspinwall) will be closed to all but pedestrian traffic. There will be a stage for music, as well as spots for games, crafts, and face-painting, among other family-friendly activities. NEW THIS YEAR: There will be a one-mile, family-friendly road race starting at 2:00 p.m., Linden Park, www.brooklinemilerace.com

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

4th Annual Framingham Family Fair: Celebration of Young Children - 11am - 1pm
150 Concord Street
Framingham, MA [map]
Price: FREE!

Philip Alexander and The Wild Things Live at the Framingham Family Fair. We are delighted to be invited back again this year! At 11am we will play a Global Hello Song Medley to open the event.  This will be a little teaser, to get the crowd excited for a full  set beginning at 12.  In between there will be plenty of fun activities, so be ready to stay and play!

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Young Families Purim Carnival - 10AM - 12PM
384 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446 [map]
Price: $20/Family

Our Purim carnival for families with children ages 0 – 7 will take place on Sunday, March 20. Come and join us in the Rabbi Louis Epstein Auditorium. There will be popcorn, snacks, games, crafts, and live entertainment! A $20 entry donation per family will help provide for the activities, food, and entertainment.

Sing and dance with Hebrew Play at 10:30 am!
Hebrew Play will lead us in Israeli songs and dance in celebration of Purim.

Sing, play, grow… dance and laugh too with Philip Alexander at 11:30 am!
Singer/songwriter/storyteller and multi-instrumentalist, Philip Alexander will perform lively original songs.

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Family Fun Day! - 10AM - 12PM
384 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446 [map]
Last year's fundraising party at Kehillath Nursery School was so much fun! I am very excited to be invited back this year to perform with some of my musical cohorts - The WiLD THiNGS! This year, for the first time, KINS is opening their Family Fun Day to the whole world.  Bring your family to enjoy music, carnival games, face painting, silent auction, raffle prizes, and more. Proceeds benefit the KINS school.

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Brookline First Light Festival - 5 - 6:30pm
226 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
617-277-7700 [map]
Price: Free and open to public!

Celebrate Brookline's Annual First Light Festival @ Ten Thousand Villages in Coolidge Corner. Philip Alexander and special guest perform children's songs from around the world.  Everyone is welcome to sing and play along on authentic African and Latin American handcrafted instruments.  While you are there, browse the store's selection of beautiful and fairly traded arts and crafts from around the world. Enjoy free multi-cultural musical entertainment for the whole family and get a jump on your Holiday shopping!  Sweet!

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

Connolly Center
Halloween Bash! - 5:30-7:30pm
90 Chelsea Street
Everett, MA [map]
Price: FREE!

It's the City of Everett's Annual Halloween Bash! Get your trick-or-treating done early and bring your kids in costume to celebrate Halloween with music, stories and more!   This show will feature the WiLD THiNGS, my full band rockin' out on some Halloween classics and some funny original songs and stories.  

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Live Music at Wayside - 10 - 11AM
WAYSIDE ROAD
Burlington, MA 01803 [map]
Price: Free and open to public!

Bring your kids and come enjoy some live music.  Multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and popular local children’s entertainer Philip Alexander as he performs his zany original songs and stories. Children sing, dance and laugh with this delightful, crowd-pleasing show!  Special guest tba.  This show will be outdoors weather permitting, indoors if not.

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Teddy Bear's Picnic - 10:30-12
656 East Street
Dedham, MA 02026 [map]
Price: Free and open to public!

"Today's the day, the Teddy Bears have their picnic!"

I am delighted to be invited back to Dedham again this year to perform with The WiLD THiNGŜ  for the the third year in a row at the annual "Teddy Bears’ Picnic". Sponsored by The Dedham Public Library and held outdoors on the lovely grounds of the Endicott Estate, this event is fun for children and Teddy Bears too! Families arrive between 10-11 to decorate their bears with ribbons and enjoy complimentary juice and cookies.  At 11, we strike up the band while kids parade around the grounds with their Teddy Bears. The whole thing winds up as a big furry dance party!

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

FAMILY FUN DAY! - 10AM to 1:30PM
70 Rindge Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140 [map]
Price: FREE!

Join the Center for Families for a fun filled morning of games, water play, arts and crafts, entertainment and much more for your little ones.  I will perform my "Tales of Wonder-- Musical Storytelling Show" , fun for kids 1 to 10! I will do two 30-minute shows beginning at 10:45 and 11:45.

Other highlights include:

  • Moon Bounce 
  • Water Play
  • Giant Basketball 
  • Face Painting 
  • Book give-aways 
  • Infant Corner
  • And plenty of Arts & Crafts Activities 

Followed by a light lunch. 
Event is open to all Cambridge Residents with children ages 0-8. 

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Swampscott-By-The-Sea Outdoor Summer Concert Series - 6-8pm
22 Monument Avenue
Swampscott, Massachusetts 01907 [map]
Price: FREE!

DUE TO RAIN FORECAST FOR TODAY, THE CONCERT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW, THURSDAY JULY 16, 6-8PM.  THE WEATHER WILL BE BEAUTIFUL.  PLEASE BRING YOUR FAMILY AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS.  WE HAVE A GREAT SHOW LINED UP FOR YOU!

Last year's Swampscott Summer Concert Series was a big success, and we are delighted to be invited back!  Once again, it will be my whole band "Philip Alexander and the Wild Things" playing a family friendly set of rootsy music as kids and parents sing, clap and dance along. Don't miss some musical fun-in-the-sun!

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Kids Night at the Bandstand in Abington - 6 - 7pm
600 Gliniewicz Way
Abington, MA 02351 [map]
Price: Free!

Philip Alexander and The WiLD THiNGS Live on the Bandstand in Abington!  Come on out South Shore friends: this full band show is going to be a lot of fun and will feature our sax player Andrew Hickman blowing some sweet solos! Also on the bill this evening are: PanNeubean Steel Band at 7pm, and side show entertainment with Joe's Craz-zy Critters, Jelly Bean the Clown, Art on the Spot, and More!

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Family Concert to Kick-off the Summer Reading Club - 11am
104 North Main Street
Fall River, MA 02720 [map]
Price: FREE!

I am delighted to be invited back this year to help the Fall River Public Library kick off their Summer Reading Club.  If the weather is nice the show will be outdoors.  Bring your blanket or lawn chairs, but don't expect to sit still very long! The forecast calls for toe-tappin', hand clappin', foot stompin' , dance-and-sing along fun! For children ages 1 to 10 and the grown-ups who love to play with them.

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Linscott Park
Sea Glass Festival - 12-4pm, I play 3-4pm
Monument Avenue
Swampscott, MA 01907 [map]
Price: Free and open to public!

Hurray! I am performing at the Sea Glass Festival in Linscott Park, Swampscott on Saturday June 27. Festival runs from 12-4pm, and I play from 3-4pm.
Let’s kick off to summer! Sea Glass Festival brings community fun and family time together, all by the ocean.
Activities include: live music, face painting, sea glass art workshop, family fitness and more.
Hosted by Sea Glass Wine and Beer. Tip: they will be doing tastings from their amazing selection of fine wines and microbrewsall day long at their store around the corner at their store around the corner at 130 Humphrey Street, Swampscott, MA.

 

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Family Concert with Philip Alexander and the Wild Things - 10-11:30am
31 Pleasant Street
Brookline, MA 02446 [map]
Price: Free and open to public!

I am very excited to be playing a BIG SHOW with my band - The WiLD THiNGS - and featuring the lovely harmonies of The FAMiLY SiNGERS (my wife Joanna and our daughter Sophia).  This show will raise the roof, and raise awareness about Hospitality Homes, so don't miss it!  Bring your kids and your friends for some fun, family music with Philip!  It's free!

"Hospitality Homes is a nonprofit organization that provides short-term housing in volunteer host homes for families and friends of patients receiving medical care in the Boston area. Our services are free of charge and are made possible by the generosity of our volunteer hosts and supporters.  Founded in 1983, Hospitality Homes was the first program of its kind in the nation. Since then we have served more than 15,300 families. The need for convenient, caring, and cost-free accommodations for patients’ family members increases every year."

Would you consider being a host family?

"Volunteer hosting is an opportunity for you to help people in need – and it’s easy and flexible. You don’t have to leave your home, host only when it is convenient for you, and you can tailor your hosting experience to fit your lifestyle. "

Come to the show, enjoy a simple craft activity, sing and dance with Philip, and meet volunteer coordinator Denise Duclos tolearn what it is all about and find out how you can help!

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Tots @ 10 - 10 - 11AM
Baxter Park, 301 Great River Road
Somerville, MA 02145 [map]
Price: Free and open to public!

Did you know that Assembly Row is a beautiful new development with shopping, dining, a movie theater, a legoland, AND...an outdoor park with an amphitheater for concerts -- right on the river! It's beautiful! Come check it out as I will be playing a set of music with my full band - The WiLD THiNGS - to help celebrate the first outdoor event in their new monthly Tots@10 series.  The theme is "French Day" and the featured merchant is "Paul" - a French bakery that makes the best almond croissants this side of the Atlantic.  C'est bon! 

Here's more from the Assembly Row website:

Calling all parents! Our Tots @ 10 series is a free monthly program featuring different activities to get your child moving, thinking and creating.

Join your friends at Assembly Row and PAUL for a morning of French fun!
-Dress the part of a PAUL baker for a fun photo op in chef hat and apron
-Coloring and crafts including your own chef hat to take home
-Sweet treats from PAUL
-Touch and Feel: The 4 ingredients in bread

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

8th Annual Family Concert to Benefit BEEP - 10:30 - 11:30am
1187 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446 [map]
Price: $10 for kids (1yr and up) and adults

I look forward to this concert all year!  It's a chance to play with my friend Vanessa Trien and a handpicked band with players from her Jumping Monkeys and my Wild Things (do you like my new band name!?)  This show benefits the Brookline Early Education Program (BEEP) and many of the wonderful children who I teach at BEEP will be there, along with families from the Trust Center for Early Education (TCEE) and from my own Sing, Play, Grow Music class program.  I hope you will come too!  Get tickets in advance here: https://beeppto.ticketbud.com/8th-annual-family-concert. 

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Think Spring! with Philip Alexander and the Family Singers - 10:30 - 11:30am
337 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970 [map]
Price: Free and open to public!

Okay, it was supposed to be an outdoor Easter Egg Hunt, but.... while 2 feet of snow still blankets the Athenaeum garden, we will Think Spring! in the reading room with an energetic, interactive musical experience led by Philip Alexander and the Family Singers.

Multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and popular local children’s entertainer Philip Alexander as he performs his zany original songs and stories. Children sing, dance and laugh with this delightful, crowd-pleasing show! Joining Philip for this show will be “The Family Singers” – Philip’s wife Joanna (vocalist and professional Music Therapist at Children’s Hospital Boston)  and daughter Sophia (member Boston Children’s Chorus Concert Choir)  who will add rich harmonies and dance moves.

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Connolly Center
City of Everett Easter Egg Celebration - 3-5pm
90 Chelsea Street
Everett, MA 02149 [map]
Price: FREE!

Bring your kids to hunt for Easter Eggs and decorate them, and sing and dance with the Easter Bunny, and me!!!  I will be jamming on all the bunny tunes I know, accompanied by the jazzy sounds of Andrew Hickman on saxophone, flute, and percussion. 

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Kiddie Academy of Stoughton
Child Health and Safety Fair - 10am-1pm
1202 Washington Street
Stoughton, MA 02072 [map]
Price: Free and open to public!

Kiddie Academy opens its doors to the public for a fun filled morning.  Activities include arts and crafts, open gym and music with yours truly!  I will be playing with special guest Andrew Hickman on saxophone and percussion.  Last fall we played a super fun Halloween show here and we are looking forward to another one this time around!  

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

LINCOLN WINTER CARNIVAL - 2-3pm
3 Bedford Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
781-259-8465 [map]
Price: FREE!

I am excited to be part of the Lincoln Winter Carnival! I will be performing my Tales of Wonder, Musical Storytelling Show at the Lincoln Public Library. Bring your children to enjoy some stories and songs to warm you spirits in the middle of the winter cold and dark!

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

LINCOLN WINTER CARNIVAL - 2-3pm
3 Bedford Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
781-259-8465 [map]
Price: FREE!

I am excited to be part of the Lincoln Winter Carnival! I will be performing my Tales of Wonder, Musical Storytelling Show at the Lincoln Public Library. Bring your children to enjoy some stories and songs to warm you spirits in the middle of the winter cold and dark!

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Holiday Sing-Along at Faneuil Hall - 4 - 5pm
1 Faneuil Hall Square
Boston, MA 02109 [map]
Price: FREE!

The "Family Singers" - my talented wife Joanna and daughter Sophia - will be helping me lead this Holiday Sing-Along in the Lower Rotunda of Quincy Market. Come join us as we celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, and the Winter Solstice in song! With the longest night of the year fast approaching, now is the time to sing together and lift our spirits, the way folks in the Northern Hemisphere have always done when the days get short and the weather gets cold!  Of course, while you are down at Faneuil Hall, be sure to check out an amazing and thoroughly modern spectacle: the BLINK light show! This magical and unforgettable light show uses over 350,000 LED lights to illuminate Boston's skyline - to the song stylings of the Holiday Pops - in a seven-minute spectacle that runs continuously each evening. More at http://www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com/blink.

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Brookline First Light Festival - 5 to 7pm
226 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
617-277-7700 [map]
Price: FREE!

Celebrate Brookline's Annual First Light Festival @ Ten Thousand Villages in Coolidge Corner. Philip Alexander and special guest perform children's songs from around the world.  Everyone is welcome to sing and play along on authentic African and Latin American handcrafted instruments.  While you are there, browse the store's selection of beautiful and fairly traded arts and crafts from around the world. Enjoy free multi-cultural musical entertainment for the whole family and get a jump on your Holiday shopping!  Sweet!

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Sing-Along - 11am-12pm
1360 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 012139
617-491-6290 [map]
Price: FREE!

I am excited to lead the weekly sing-along at Stellabella on Saturday November 8th, to fill in for my friend Jeremy Lyons, who plays here every Saturday.  Last time I filled in I brought two special guests: my daughter Sophia and her friend Chloe, two very talented teenagers who sing together in the Boston Children's Chorus.  This summer the BCC sang with  Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops at the Fourth of July Celebration at the Hatch Shell!  So, we decided to recap a little bit of that show right there at Stellabella.  When Sophia and Chloe started belting out "Let It Go!" (the big hit from the Disney movie Frozen) you should have seen all the four year old girls' jaws drop!  It was priceless.  Will Sophia and Chloe be back with me this time?  Come find out!  ;)

Friday, October 31st, 2014

HALLOWEEN SHOW - 10:30 - 11:30AM
336 Concord Avenue
Belmont, MA 02478
617-489-2000 [map]
Price: FREE!

PHILIP ALEXANDER AND THE WILD THINGS present A Musically Spooktacular Halloween Show!  

Bring your children in their costumes! The music will be completely rockin', and only mildly spooky - I promise!  I will be backed by two of my band members - Andrew Hickman on saxophones and Michael McClung on bass.

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Halloween Songs And Stories - 10:30am - 11:30am
66 Front Street
Ashland, MA 01721
508-881-0134 [map]
Price: FREE!

I am delighted to return to the Ashland Public Library to perform my Musically Spooktacular Halloween Show! Bring your kids in costume for a Halloween parade, sing and dance along party!  Featuring classics like "Love Potion #9" , "The Monster Mash" and original songs and stories, including "Boom! BOOM!" and "The Little Witch Who Wouldn't Say BOO to a Mouse!". Plus, I am excited to debut a brand new Halloween rap and dance "Zombie to the Left"!  Muahhhh!

Warning: contents of this show may be mildly spooky, and wildly fun!

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Lynch Center
Annual BEEP Picnic and Pops - 11-2
Brookline, MA 02445 [map]

I am delighted to play for the Annual Beep Picnic and Pops again this year!  This event is for current Brookline Early Education Program families, and alumni, and anyone wanting to find out more about the program.

I hope to see all my BEEP friends there!

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Teddy Bear's Picnic - 10am-12pm
656 East Street
Dedham, MA 02026 [map]
Price: FREE!

"If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise..."

I am delighted to be heading back to Dedham again this year for the annual "Teddy Bears’ Picnic". Sponsored by The Dedham Public Library and held outdoors on the lovely grounds of the Endicott Estate, this event is fun for children and Teddy Bears alike! Families arrive between 10-11 to decorate their bears with ribbons and enjoy complimentary juice and cookies.  At 11, we strike up the band - yes I'll have the band with me! - while kids parade around the grounds with their Teddy Bears and the whole thing winds up as a big furry dance party!

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Swampscott Town Green
Swampscott-By-The-Sea Outdoor Summer Concert Series - 6-8pm
22 Monument Avenue
Swampscott, MA 01907
United States [map]
Price: FREE!

Bring your kids and come enjoy a concert of family friendly children's music with a view of the ocean! I am very excited about this concert: I will be playing with a my full band on the beautiful green lawn in front of Town Hall with a view of King's Beach in the background! The new expanded line-up of the "Family" band includes Andrew Hickman on saxophones, Swampscott natives Michael McClung on bass and Mark "Whisky" Wolinski on drums, plus my lovely wife Joanna and daughter Sophia on back-up vocals.  This is the final concert of the Swampscott-by-the-Sea Summer Concert Series, sponsored by The Swampscott Recreation Department, The Swampcott Cultural Council, ReachArts, Eastern Bank, Forgione Landscaping, Ocean House Surf Shop, and Marland Design. 

RAIN LOCATION: First Church, 40 Monument Ave, Swampscott.  Across the street from Town Hall. 

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Family Concert to Kick-off the Summer Reading Club - 11am
104 North Main Street
Fall River, MA 02720 [map]
Price: FREE!

I am delighted to be invited to help the Fall River Public Library kick off their Summer Reading Club.  If the weather is nice the show will be outdoors.  Bring your blanket or lawn chairs, but don't expect to sit still very long! The forecast calls for toe-tappin', hand clappin', foot stompin' , dance-and-sing along fun! For children ages 1 to 10 and the grown-ups who love to play with them.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Tales Of Wonder! A Musical Storytelling Show - 10:30AM - 11:30AM
31 Pleasant Street
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 730-2380 [map]
Price: FREE!

Mountains Of Toys!  Wisecracking Rabbits! Dancing Bananas! SAY WHAT?!!?  Kids will laugh as Philip performs whimsical original and folkloric stories with humor, flair and soundscapes to spark the imagination.   Each tale has call-and-response or song and movement built-in to provide plenty of opportunities for audiences to join in and become part of the story.

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Temple Ohabei Shalom
7th Annual BEEP Benefit Family Concert - 10:30AM - 11:30AM
1187 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446 [map]
Price: $8 - Kids / $10 - Adults

Philip Alexander and Vanessa Trien together again! It's the 7th Annual Benefit Concert for the Brookline Early Education Program (BEEP).  Last year's concert was a big success with an audience of over 700! Help us reach 1,000 this year -- invite all your friends! Check back here to see when advance tickets go on sale.

Buy your tickets now!

https://beeppto.ticketbud.com/family-concert

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Family Concert at the Library - 10:30AM
66 Front Street
Ashland, MA 01721
508-881-0134 [map]
Price: FREE!

Sing, dance and laugh!  Multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and popular local children’s entertainer Philip Alexander performs his zany original children’s songs on guitar, harmonica, ukulele, dulcimer, ocarina and boomwhackers.   You will be inspired by this unique and talented performer! Plus, special guest to be announced!

For children ages 2 to 10 and the grown-ups who love to play with them.

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Friday Night Family Sing-A-Long - 5-6pm
19 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02445
1.617.264.2422 [map]
Price: FREE!

This will be a true test of my ability: can I keep my young audience's attention during a show where they will be, quite literally, "kids in a toy store!" Luckily, I will have my "Family Singers" lending their sweet harmonies to the sound, so the music will fill the whole store.  Your family will enjoy it, whether you are dancing up a storm in front, or in the back shopping for some nice wooden toys or excellent whole family board games.  Because, and be honest now, all the electronic and remote control gizmos that your kids got for Hannukah or Christmas are already just laying around, taking up valuable shelf space, completely ignored, batteries dead, one piece missing, plastic part broken...

;-)  i think i'm gonna play "The Marvelous Toy" by Tom Paxton at this show! And "Teddy Bear's Picnic" too!

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Brookline's Annual First Light Festival - 5 - 6:30pm
226 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
617-277-7700 [map]
Price: FREE!

Celebrate Brookline's Annual First Light Festival @ Ten Thousand Villages in Coolidge Corner. Philip Alexander and special guest perform children's songs from around the world.  Everyone is welcome to sing and play along on authentic African and Latin American handcrafted instruments.  While you are there, browse the store's selection of beautiful and fairly traded arts and crafts from around the world. Enjoy free multi-cultural musical entertainment for the whole family and get a jump on your Holiday shopping!  Sweet!

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Teddy Bears’ Picnic - 10am to 12pm
656 East Street
Dedham, MA 02026 [map]
Price: FREE!

 

It’s time for our annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic. Bring your bear or other significant stuffed friend along for the 
fun. Plan to arrive between 10:30 and 11:00 a.m. You’ll be treated to cookies, juice, and a ribbon for your 
bear. Beginning at 11:00, Philip Alexander (multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, and storyteller) will 
present this year’s concert, sure to delight the entire family. In keeping with tradition, the children will march 
around the grounds with their teddy bears

It’s time for the annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic, sponsored by the Dedham Public Library. Bring your bear or other significant stuffed friend along for the fun. Plan to arrive between 10:30 and 11:00 a.m. You’ll be treated to cookies, juice, and a ribbon for your bear. Beginning at 11:00, Philip Alexander (multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, and storyteller) will present this year’s concert, sure to delight the entire family. In keeping with tradition, the children will march around the grounds with their teddy bears

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

J.V. Fletcher Library
Family Concert and Picnic - 11:30am - 12:30pm
50 Main Street
Westford, Massachusetts 01886 [map]
Price: FREE!

I had such a great time performing at this library last year for a very enthusiastic audience of singers and dancers! I am delighted to be back this year (with special surprise guest!) for an outdoor "Family Concert and Picnic".  Bring your lunch in a picnic basket and a blanket to spread out on the beautiful lawn of the library while you enjoy the music.  Since your kids will be done eating in 5 minutes, they are welcome to get up and dance!

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Summer Reading Program - Family Band Concert! - 10:30 to 11:30am
99 Main Street
Groton, MA 01450
978-448-1168 [map]
Price: FREE!
The Philip Alexander Family Band
Singdance and laugh!  Multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and popular local children’s entertainer Philip Alexander performs his zany original children’s songs on guitar, harmonica, ukulele, dulcimer, ocarina and boomwhackers,  accompanied by the sweet harmonies of his wife and daughter.   You will be inspired by this unique and talented family band!  For children ages 2 to 10 and the grown-ups who love to play with them.

 

Sing, dance and laugh!  Multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and popular local children’s entertainer Philip Alexander performs his zany original children’s songs on guitar, harmonica, ukulele, dulcimer, ocarina and boomwhackers,  accompanied by the sweet harmonies of his wife and daughter.   You will be inspired by this unique and talented family band!  For children ages 2 to 10 and the grown-ups who love to play with them.

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Summer Reading Program - Family Band Concert - 7pm
55 Main Street
Westborough, MA 01581
(508) 366-3050 [map]
Price: FREE!

The Philip Alexander Family Band

Sing, dance and laugh!  Multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and popular local children’s entertainer Philip Alexander performs his zany original children’s songs on guitar, harmonica, ukulele, dulcimer, ocarina and boomwhackers,  accompanied by the sweet harmonies of his wife and daughter.   You will be inspired by this unique and talented family band!  For children ages 2 to 10 and the grown-ups who love to play with them.

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Family Music Night - 6 - 7:30pm
Liberty Tree Mall, 100 Independence Way
Danvers, MA
978-777-6411 [map]
Price: FREE!

Sponsored by the Peabody Public Schools Coordinated Family & Community Engagement, this event is free and open to the public.  The event goes from 6 to 7:30, with music from 6:30 to 7:30.  I will be flying solo for this one, so I will definitely take the opportunity to try out a few new numbers.  I want to see how well you like them, before I teach them to the band.  I will judge how good these tunes are by how wildly the kids sing, clap and dance along!

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Summer Reading Program - Family Band Concert! - 2pm
175 Middlesex Avenue
Wilmington, MA 01887
978-694-2098 [map]
Price: FREE!

 

The Philip Alexander Family Band
Sing, dance and laugh!  Multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and popular local children’s entertainer Philip Alexander performs his zany original children’s songs on guitar, harmonica, ukulele, dulcimer, ocarina and boomwhackers,  accompanied by the sweet harmonies of his wife and daughter.   You will be inspired by this unique and talented family band!  For children ages 2 to 10 and the grown-ups who love to play with them.

The Philip Alexander Family Band

Sing, dance and laugh!  Multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and popular local children’s entertainer Philip Alexander performs his zany original children’s songs on guitar, harmonica, ukulele, dulcimer, ocarina and boomwhackers,  accompanied by the sweet harmonies of his wife and daughter.   You will be inspired by this unique and talented family band!  For children ages 2 to 10 and the grown-ups who love to play with them.

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Literacy Fair - 10:30 to 12:30
Liberty Tree Mall, 100 Independence Way
Danvers, MA
978-777-6411 [map]
Price: FREE!

Sponsored by the Peabody Public Schools Coordinated Family & Community Engagement, this event is open to the public and will feature storytelling, puppetry and more.  The event goes from 10:30 to 12:30, but I will be performing from 10:30 to 11, so come early.  I will be performing with a good part of my band: the multi talented Ranko Stevanovic on accordion and back-up vocals, the rock solid Mark Wolinski on drums, and the lovely Yleana Cortes doing interpretive dancing.  We hope to see you there, singing and dancing along!

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Philip Alexander Library Concert - 10:30 to 11:30am
66 Front Street
Ashland, MA 01721
508-881-0134 [map]
Price: FREE!

Sing, dance and laugh!  Multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and popular local children’s entertainer Philip Alexander performs his zany original children’s songs on guitar, harmonica, ukulele, dulcimer, ocarina and boomwhackers.   You will be inspired by this unique and talented performer!  For children ages 2 to 10 and the grown-ups who love to play with them.

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Free Family Concert - 1 to 2PM
50 Sewall Avenue
Brookline, MA 02446 [map]
Price: FREE!

Temple Sinai is opening their doors to the public and hosting a family concert with yours truly, Philip Alexander plus special guest Ranko Stevanovic on accordion!  We are very excited to be performing here, where I have taught weekly music classes for the last 7 years! Bring your children to enjoy live music and storytelling in the beautiful sanctuary.  Don't forget to put on your dancing shoes - there is plenty of room to boogie up front! Want lunch? Temple Sinai will be offering Comella's pizza slices for sale downstairs in the function hall before the show from 12:30 to 1.

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Temple Ohabei Shalom
BIG MUSIC PARTY To Benefit BEEP! - 10AM
1187 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446 [map]
Price: tbd

Philip Alexander and Vanessa Trien together for the first time!

This year's Annual Benefit Concert for the Brookline Early Education Program (BEEP) will feature Philip Alexander and Vanessa Trien performing together! The venue has moved to Temple Ohabei Shalom on Beacon Street, and good thing too! Last year the Coolidge Corner Theater sold out of 425 seats and there were some very disappointed youngsters.   Check back here to see when advance tickets go on sale for the first ever Philip and Vanessa duo concert! (You don't want to be the parent standing outside explaining to your children about seating capacity and fire codes!)

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Saturday Fun for Little Ones! - 10 to 11AM
40 Washington Street
Quincy, MA 02169
617-376-2411 [map]
Price: FREE!

Sing, dance and laugh!  Multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and popular local children’s entertainer Philip Alexander performs his zany original children’s songs on guitar, harmonica, ukulele, dulcimer, ocarina and boomwhackers. You will be delighted by this unique and talented musician!  For children ages 4 and under, and the grown-ups who love to play with them.

Monday, December 31st, 2012

New Year's Eve Family Band Concert - 2pm
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608
508-799-1671 [map]
Price: FREE!

Come help us count down to the New Year and watch the ball drop! Okay, not really, but 2pm IS the perfect time for a New Year's Eve show for kids! We are very excited to be performing our first-ever show in Worcester, so tell all your friends in the area to come sing, dance and laugh with us.  Oh, yes, they should bring their parents too!

Multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and popular local children’s entertainer Philip Alexander performs his zany original children’s songs on guitar, harmonica, ukulele, dulcimer, ocarina and boomwhackers, accompanied by the sweet harmonies of his wife and daughter.   You will be inspired by this unique and talented family band!  For children ages 2 to 10 and the grown-ups who love to play with them.

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Philip Alexander Family Band Concerts - Two Shows: 2:30pm and 4pm
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420
(781) 862-6288 [map]
Price: FREE!

Sing, dance and laugh!  Multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and popular local children’s entertainer Philip Alexander performs his zany original children’s songs on guitar, harmonica, ukulele, dulcimer, ocarina and boomwhackers, accompanied by the sweet harmonies of his wife and daughter.   You will be inspired by this unique and talented family band!  For children ages 2 to 10 and the grown-ups who love to play with them.

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Brookline First Light Festival - 5:30 - 6:30pm
226 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
617-277-7700 [map]
Price: FREE!

Come sing and dance with me and play with the Ten Thousand Villages fantastic collection of world percussion instruments. This fair-trade store features amazing handicrafts from developing countries around the globe: jewelry, pottery, weavings, wooden toys and more make excellent gifts or brighten up your own home!  I am happy to be performing world music for children and families here again for the 16th Annual Brookline First Light Festival, which is a wonderful evening of live performances, art displays and activities for all ages at businesses throughout town.  

Brookline 1st Light Festival Website

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Marblehead Pumpkin Lighting! - 5 - 7:30pm
170 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA 01945 [map]
Price: $3 each or $10 per family

Pumpkin Illumination
Carve a pumpkin to put on display. Walk through the lovely Lee Mansion Garden. Philip Alexander will sing Halloween songs and tell spooky stories!

Pumpkin Drop-off:  2:30-4 pm
Pumpkin Judging: 4 pm
Illumination:  5-7:30 pm
Admission:  $3 each or $10 per family

This show benefits the Marblehead Family Fund.

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Boston Public Garden
The DUCKLINGS' 25th Birthday Party! - 10AM to 1PM, RAIN OR SHINE!
Beacon Street
Boston, MA [map]
Price: FREE!

The Duckling's 25th Birthday Party is on - rain or shine! @ The Boston Public Garden, today from 10am - 1pm. See you there with your feathers on!

Come celebrate the 25th Birthday of the bronze ducklings on the Boston Public Garden!  25 years ago, artist Nancy Schon created these adorable sculptures to celebrate the classic children's story: Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey.  Now she is throwing a party to celebrate the anniversary.  Come meet the artist and enjoy free activities, including music, magic and face painting!  Are you ready to get a little ducky?!!?

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Family Concert at Westford Public Library - 11AM
50 Main Street
Westford, Massachusetts 01886 [map]
Price: FREE!

I am excited for my first show at the Westford Public Library and to make it even better I will be playing with a surprise special guest!  Please tell all your metro-west friends to come for a free, fun, family show with Philip.  Whew, that was a lot of "ff" sounds!

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

"Dream Big!" Summer Family Concert - 10:30 to 11:30am
40 Washington Street
Quincy, MA 02169
617-376-1301 [map]
Price: FREE!

Come to the beautiful Thomas Crane Public Library in Quincy, MA for a lively Sing-and-Dance-Along Show! We will explore the "Dream Big" theme with songs and stories both original and from around the world!  I will be joined by the very talented Ranko Stevanovic on accordion.  Weather permitting, the show will be outdoors!

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Marblehead Festival of the Arts - 1 - 2PM
188 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA 01945 [map]
Price: FREE!

All kinds of great events are happening in Marblehead for the Festival of the Arts weekend!  Live music, arts, crafts, food and more.  The Children's Festival is on Sunday from noon to 3pm at the Abbot Hall Lower Grounds. Head on over at 1pm for a family band concert sure to get you and your kids singing, dancing, laughing and grooving together!

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

"Dream Big" Summer Family Fun Kick-Off! - 6pm
61 Burrill Street
Swampscott, Massachusetts 01907
(781) 596-8867 [map]
Price: FREE!

Bring your family to sing and dance barefoot on the green!  Weather permitting, the concert will be on the lawn outside the Swampscott Library and Town Hall, just across from the end of King's Beach.

I am very excited to perform in my hometown with my family band! My wife Joanna and daughter Sophia will add their exquisite harmonies and we will be backed by two talented Swampscott locals: Michael McClung on bass and Whisky Wolinski on drums.  Bring a picnic supper to enjoy. Treadwell’s Ice Cream will be selling sundaes as a fundraiser for the Friends of the Swampscott Public Library. Enjoy face painting and temporary tattoos for the kids.

Concert will be inside if weather gets yucky.  Everybody say: "NO RAIN!"

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Gerry Playground
Concert in the Park with Philip Alexander & Flower Planting - 3:30 to 5pm
Stramski Way
Marblehead, MA [map]
Price: Free Event

Please come celebrate Spring with a fun afternoon of music with Philip
Alexander, food, and play while contributing to the playground by planting
flowers. Children are encouraged to bring their own gardening tools, but a
small number will be provided.

*  $5 per planting, benefits the Marblehead Family Fund
**Rain Date: May 19th


Saturday, March 24th, 2012

5th Annual BEEP Benefit Concert - 10 - 11:30am
290 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
USA
617–734–2500 [map]
Price: $8 children, $10 adults

Come sing and dance to your favorite songs with Philip Alexander and his Family Band together with Oren Rosenthal. Philip and Oren are well known Brookline favorites, and the show promises lots of fun and excitement for all ages. What better way to spend a Saturday morning in March? All proceeds support the Brookline Early Education Program (BEEP).

Tickets on sale now at the CCT website: click here to purchase tickets.