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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.

Let Yourself Shine! on Haddon

Sara O’Brien & the Community Rocks! Kids are proud to announce the release of their new CD, “Let Yourself Shine.” They will be debuting their new songs at the Let Yourself Shine! on Haddon / An Outdoor CD Release Party on Friday, April 28, 4 PM – 9 PM (Rain Date is Friday, May 5, 4 PM – 9 PM). The concert event is being held outdoors at 51 Haddon Avenue, Haddon Township, NJ (between Planet Fitness and Franco’s Place). MUSIC * CRAFTS * GAMES * FOOD * DRINK * BASKET AUCTION and lots of SHINY things in celebration of our NEW CD entitled, Let Yourself Shine! Songs written by kids, with kids and FOR KIDS all from local South Jersey neighborhoods, including Camden, Collingwood, Oaklyn, Audubon, Haddon Township, Haddon Heights, Haddonfield, and Gloucester City. The event is located at Haddon Township’s new “lawn concert” venue at 51 Haddon Avenue between Planet Fitness (Westmont Theatre) and Franco’s Place The festival will kick off with a KIDS OPEN MIC featuring “songs that shine” and will close with an on-stage dance party. Kids and attendees are encouraged to wear shiny shoes and clothes that sparkle! Parents feel free to BYOB. Performers Include:  more >>

2016 Beatles * Stones Invitational

The second 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.

Love Fest 2016!! Feel the Love!

Join the Facebook Event for regular updates! CLICK HERE!! LOVE FEST- Share it, spread it, sing it, eat it, drink it, express it, feel it, be LOVE LOVE LOVE! Join us in celebrating MUSIC * ART * FOOD * DRINK * PHOTOGRAPHY * DANCE * COFFEE * CRAFTERS * PRODUCTS * PEOPLE that we love on W. Clinton Avenue and beyond! ARTIST-VENDOR MARKET: BYO table and sell the art, crafts and goods that you love. ORGANIZATIONS: BYO table and share the love and good you do for the community MUSICIANS: Perform 3-5 songs singing the love! VOLUNTEERS: needed to help spread the love at this event and/or sign up to volunteer future events and programs. (Reserve your space to sell, display, sing or volunteer by messaging Community Rocks!) PEOPLE: Bring a dish of food and drink you love to share Philly’s Phatties will have food to sample and purchase. 10% of their profits will benefit the Scholarship fund. COST: $5-$10-$50 donation for EVERYONE involved. All proceeds benefit a collaborative SCHOLARSHIP FUND for music, dance, sports and fitness programs. Funds will also benefit our Camden Outreach Program. DONATE STUFF!!! to fill Kids Create & Care Bags: Markers, crayons, notebooks, pens, pencils, chapstick,  more >>

Give thanks and Give Back!

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!

Donate FOOD, coats, TOYS, time

Backpack Drive! July-September

It’s time again for our annual backpack drive to bring school supplies and backpacks to kids attending the CASTLE program in Camden, NJ. The CASTLE Program serves over 300 children, ages 3-17 years old. To learn more about it, CLICK HERE! Please bring in your backpack and school supply donations to Community Rocks! You can also drop off at Philly’s Phatties, ACS Press, AmeriKick Karate Haddon Heights, Collingswood Music, and The Treehouse Coffee Shop! We need 300 backpacks by August 19th. You can also make an online monetary donation by visiting THIS LINK and we will purchase a backpack and school supplies on your behalf to be donated. 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!

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