Daily Archives: October 14, 2009

Ukuleles but no bacon!

Three Ukuladies sing and play their namesake instruments in the Children's Adventure Garden at the New York Botanical Garden. (Copyright 2009, Steven P. Marsh)

Three Ukuladies sing and play their namesake instruments in the Children's Adventure Garden at the New York Botanical Garden. (Copyright 2009, Steven P. Marsh)

Cousin Bunny does the tap-dancing.

Cousin Bunny does the tap-dancing.

The Ukuladies, a quartet (three singers-ukulele-players and one dancer) hail from Regina, Canada, or Brooklyn, NY, or somewhere in between, depending on what you believe. On Sunday, the peripatetic four (twin sisters, their aunt and their tap-dancing cousin) stopped by the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx to sing in the Children’s Adventure Garden.

It was a fun afternoon for children of all ages, as they sang their way through a rollicking selection of old-timey tunes, including my favorite, “Cookie Jar.” (After all, what kid doesn’t like cookies?) And they managed to educate the kids, make balloon animals for them and get them dancing before the afternoon was through.

I had only one quibble. Cousin  Bunny brought the frying pan, but she apparently forgot the bacon! How tragic. Bacon is one of the random things that the Ukuladies are known for sharing with their audience. Ah, well. Maybe next time!

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