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Press Release Fun: The Little Airplane Cafe

For those of you in New York area:

LITTLE AIRPLANE PRODUCTIONS OPENS THE DOORS TO
THE LITTLE AIRPLANE CAFÉ SUNDAY, JULY 12
 
LIVE PERFORMANCE BY KIDS MUSIC SENSATION LAURIE BERKNER
KICKS OFF NEW YORK’S NEWEST VENUE FOR FAMILIES 

 
NEW YORK, NY June 24, 2009  – Little Airplane Productions, creators of the popular preschool television show "The Wonder Pets!,” will soon be welcoming families to the Little Airplane Café, New York’s newest music venue that will feature live performances by some of the most well-known artists in children’s entertainment.
 
Kid’s music sensation Laurie Berkner will open The Little Airplane Café on Sunday, July 12 with a special live solo performance.  This performance will be hosted by Mindy Thomas of The Absolutely Mindy Show and will be broadcast nationally via live remote on SIRIUS XM Radio’s Kids Place Live, SIRIUS and XM channel 116.  
 
Throughout the summer, The Little Airplane Café will present other prominent artists. The acclaimed kid-friendly rock band Milkshake! will appear on Sunday, July 26.  Best-selling children’s author Jon Scieszka (The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs) follows on August 9 with a reading from his works.
 
The Little Airplane Café is located at Little Airplane Studios, 207 Front Street in the South Street Seaport.  Doors open at 12:30 pm with the concerts beginning at 1:00 pm.  For more information, please call (212) 965-8999 or go to www.littleairplane.com.  Admission is $8.00 per person pre-ordered and $10.00 at the door. Snacks and drinks will be available at all performances.
 
“At Little Airplane, we have always prided ourselves in offering high-quality music and writing to young children," said Josh Selig, President and Founder of Little Airplane Productions.  "The Little Airplane Café will give families the opportunity to hear their favorite artists perform live in an intimate, family-friendly setting.  This will be New York’s hottest weekend family destination."
 
“I am so honored to be the debut performer at the Little Airplane Café,” said Berkner.  “Having already played in Little Airplane’s amazing space, I know firsthand how cozy it is and how special it is to be able to get so close to my audience.  I can’t wait to rock the house!”
 
About Laurie Berkner
The Laurie Berkner Band is made up of Laurie Berkner (lead singer/guitarist), Susie Lampert (keyboards), Adam Bernstein (bass) and Bob Golden (drums/ percussion). The Laurie Berkner Band has received many awards over the years, including a N.A.P.P.A. Gold Award and a Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Award.  Their debut DVD “We are…The Laurie Berkner Band” was certified quadruple platinum and topped the Billboard Music Video Charts for six weeks.  The Laurie Berkner Band performs regularly across North America. Their concerts have been held at varied venues from the White House to Carnegie Hall.  Widely recognized as the most popular indie children’s recording artist in the United States, Laurie Berkner was at the forefront of the current progressive children’s music movement.  Her intelligent songwriting, captivating vocals and infectious melodies have won not only legions of little fans, but also parents, who enjoy the music as much as their kids.  For more information about the band, visit www.laurieberkner.com.
 
About Little Airplane Productions
Founded by Josh Selig in 1999, Little Airplane Productions created and produced “The Wonder Pets!” for Nick Jr., “Go, Baby!” for Playhouse Disney, “Oobi!” for NOGGIN (winner of a 2001 Gold Parents’ Choice Award) and “3rd & Bird!” for the BBC’s CBeebies.  Additionally, Josh Selig was the Head Writer for “Little Bill” on Nick Jr.  He has received ten Emmy Awards for his writing on “Sesame Street” and was the Resident Producer of the historic Israeli/Palestinian “Sesame Street” co-production (winner of the 1998 Japan Prize).  Josh Selig also writes a weekly blog for Kidscreen Magazine called “Planet Preschool” which can be read at www.kidscreen.com. For more information about Little Airplane Productions please visit www.littleairplane.com.

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Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.