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Join Us at the Block Party, Haddon Township, Saturday, September 23!

Kids, Teens & Families: LET YOUR TALENT SHINE! Come Sing, Dance, Tell Jokes, Do Karate, Gymnastics, Magic Tricks, etc… No Judges, Just Joy!  The 28th Annual Haddon Township Block Party begins at Crystal Lake Pool (W. Park Blvd. & Crystal Lake Ave.) and ROCKS the BLOCKS all the way down West Park Boulevard. (Raindate, Sept. 24)   Live Music & DANCE, Rides, BOUNCES, Car Show, KIDS Open Mic, Food Court, Beer Garden, Games, Obstacle Course, ARTS & CRAFTS, Artisans & Crafters, COMMUNITY GROUPS, school and municipal organizations!   Ride bracelets are $10 ($7 advance for HT residents) and entitle each child to ride as many rides, as many times throughout the day for one low price. (HT RESIDENTS – Any family with four or more children can purchase a family package of bracelets for $25 with identification at the Municipal Building only.)   TWO STAGES OF LIVE MUSIC & PERFORMANCES: KIDS OPEN MIC Stage, 2-5pm (located by the car show.) Kids and teens, come down and sing any song you want!   MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE: 12pm: Hotsy Totsy Retro-pop trio of awesomeness co-creating beautiful harmonies and inspiring young girls to live their dreams out loud. 12:40-2pm: KIDS GOT TALENT! 12:40:  more >>

New CD Released! Available Online and in Local Stores Now!

New CD Released! Available Online and in Local Stores Now! New CD Released! Available Online and in Local Stores Now! Sara O’Brien & the Community Rocks! Kids: Inspirational and educational music written by kids, with kids and for kids ages 3-16 to inspire confidence, enhance literacy, motivate movement and celebrate self-expression. CDs available here and at the Treehouse Coffee Shop (Audubon), Collingwood Music (Collingwood), Local Links (Haddon Heights), Community Rocks!/Studio LuLoo and Philly’s Patties (Oaklyn), and Apron (Haddonfield). More stores TBA! CDs ordered online will be mailed every Monday. To purchase online, click here. Sara O’Brien & the Community Rocks! Kids: Inspirational and educational music written by kids, with kids and for kids ages 3-16 to inspire confidence, enhance literacy, motivate movement and celebrate self-expression.

Beers & Backpacks!

Come EAT, DRINK and bring school supplies! 10% of food and drink sales benefit Community Rocks Supply Drive and If you buy one of our glasses or mugs, we’ll buy you a beer! Supplies still needed include: markers, crayons, color pencils (Crayola brand if possible) pencil sharpeners, composition books, notebooks, glue, glue sticks and QUALITY backpacks for boys. . SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED: Pencil cases 10-pack of pencils Folders Notebooks Composition books Pencil sharpeners Glue sticks Scissors Rulers Crayons Markers Pens 3-ring binders Packs of paper (lined) Colored pencils Book covers, 2-pack Calculators Dictionaries Post it notes Index cards Rulers Big erasers, 2-pack BACKPACKS NEEDED: 50 girl, ages 5-8 years old 50 boy, ages 5-8 years old 30 girl, ages 3-4 years old 30 boy, ages 3-4 years old 70 boys, adolescent 20 girls, adolescent

Beatles * Stones Invitational

The first annual Beatles/Stones Invitational features 30 acts from Philly and South Jersey each performing 1 Beatles song and 1 Stones song and proceeds will provide free individual music instruction for deserving kids. It’s open to all ages for a recommended donation of $10. Even the musicians are making donations to play. We’ll have some food and beverages (including the kind some adults like) provided by local businesses. Come hear some favorites and some deep tracks performed by local heroes and help a kid out. We’re also looking for musical instruments to get into the hands of kids. If you have anything you’re not using, we know somebody who would treasure it. The first $600 donated will be matched dollar for dollar by Collingswood Music, providing a full year of instruction for one special kid. To make a donation, CLICK HERE or click on our store page and click on the Beatles*Stones Invitational poster on the home page.

Kids Open Mic & Parent’s Night Out

Kids Open Mic & Parent’s Night Out Kids Open Mic & Parent’s Night Out is held the 2nd Friday of every month. It’s a night for kids of all ages to express themselves in front of a live audience. Kids can sing karaoke-style to classics or pop hits, jam their original tunes, recite poetry, play instruments, tell jokes, do an interpretive dance… anything goes! You don’t even have to perform. Kids are welcome to chill on the couches or hang out at the craft table. The studio is open to you and your family for an evening of creativity and fun. Come with a good attitude and you’ll have the BEST NIGHT EVER!!! TIME:  Kids Open Mic, 6:30-9pm Parent’s Night Out drop-off begins at 6pm. COST: $5 donation, $10 drop-off COST INCLUDES:  pizza, drinks, crafts and costumes Proudly sponsored by Philly’s Phatties. Check our Facebook page for monthly themes and activities, CLICK HERE for our Facebook page!

Support Community Rocks! with a Donation!

Here are all the awesome ways you can give thanks and give back to Community Rocks! Donate or buy a gift for a loved one from our “I Really Like NJ Store” CLICK HERE TO VISIT! Donate to our GoFundMe. Sponsor a child for our Camden outreach Saturday program or donate to help us set up our Martin Luther King Jr. Day learning camp and workshop! CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO OUR GO FUND ME!

KIDS OPEN MIC & PARENT’S NIGHT OUT

Bring your VOICES, your ART and let’s sing some tunes by great women in ROCK! In honor of Women’s History Month and Kids Art Month, we are bringing you an evening celebrating female pop stars of today and “back in the day.” In addition, we are displaying kids art all over the studio. Please bring some of your own art or create something that night. COST: $5 donation or $10 for Drop-off/Parent’s Night Out We have a great crew of staff and volunteers to care for your kiddos. Cost includes pizza, drinks, arts, crafts and whatever fun activities we may be inspired to do! Kids Open Mic Night is sponsored by Philly’s Phatties and held the the 2nd Friday of every month at Community Rocks! New Jersey – Studio Luloo It’s a night for kids of all ages to express themselves in front of a live audience. Kids can sing karaoke-style to classics or pop hits, jam their original tunes, recite poetry, play instruments, tell jokes, do an interpretive dance OR just chill on the couches. Come with a good attitude and you’ll have the BEST NIGHT EVER!!!

2nd Friday Kids Open Mic Night! #KissCancerGoodbye

We have an awesome opportunity this month to partner with Sarah Buffaloboy, a high school student from Collingswood who is working to raise funds and awareness for the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society and #KissCancerGoodbye. Join us for pizza, music, crafts, face-painting, airbrush tattoos & prizes. Also, Philly’s Phatties is doing a “dine, deliver and donate” night. 10% of all profits benefit the cause. For those of you that don’t know, Phatties is right next door and they deliver! COST: $5 donation or $10 drop-off/Parent’s Night Out! We have a great crew of staff and volunteers to care for your kiddos. Kids Open Mic Night is held the the 2nd Friday of every month at Community Rocks! New JerseyStudio Luloo. It’s a night for kids of all ages to express themselves in front of a live audience. Kids can sing karaoke-style to classics or pop hits, jam their original tunes, recite poetry, play instruments, tell jokes, do an interpretive dance OR just chill on the couches. Come with a good attitude and you’ll have the BEST NIGHT EVER!!! Time subject to change for special events or parents night out. Please check our Facebook for our most up to date times and newest event info.

Toddlers Rock! Music & Self-Expression

TODDLERS ROCK! Music & Self-Expression for kids 5 and under! Every Tuesday and 1st Friday ESPRESSO YOURSELF! Every Tuesday, 10am at the Treehouse Coffee Shop 120 W. Merchant St., Audubon, NJ, 08106 * 856.547.3270 Drink coffee while your kids express themselves! Join us every Tuesday morning as Sara O’Brien brings an interactive performance of live music and self-expression.  With shakers in hand, kids dance and sing along to old school nursery rhymes, family friendly cover tunes and original songs written by Sara O’Brien & the Community Rocks! Kids. ESPRESSO YOURSELF runs year-round and no registration is required, just drop in.  Sara is often joined by the fabulous Roxanne Paul for double the fun! (Ms. Roxy also fills in when Sara is sick or out of town.) Cost: $5 TODDLERS ROCK! Every 1st Friday of the Month, 11am-1pm At Community Rocks-Studio LuLoo 215 W. Clinton Avenue, Oaklyn, NJ, 08107 * 856.858.4444 Music and Self-Expression for the entire family! Join us for a self-expression session of music, art, costumes, crafts, instruments and good grub.  Bring your friends for the BEST PLAYDATE EVER!!! Led by Sara O’Brien or Roxy Fae, or both. Cost: $10 or $15 for the family Cost Includes:  lunch, beverages (coffee,  more >>

MLK Day Camp for Kids and Day of Service!

We’d like to thank everyone for coming and participating in our 3rd Annual MLK Day of Service and Kids Camp! It was an awesome day and we were able to help so many people. We’ll have some pictures coming soon!