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Best of New York 2015

Best Mini Pete Seeger Lessons

  • Jalopy Junior Folk

    315 Columbia St., nr. Hamilton Ave., Columbia Street Waterfront District; 718-395-3214

    Developed by Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist Hilary Hawke, the two-hour folk lessons for young strummers ages 8 to 14 feature small-group instruction on banjo, fiddle, or guitar, followed by all-player jams of tunes by the likes of Woody Guthrie. Each semester culminates in a rousing public recital of Americana standards and square dancing on the Jalopy Theatre stage. Twelve-week sessions run $585, with instruments available to rent.

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So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).

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