They Might Be Giants are also playing at the Freedom To Marry show at Beacon Theater in NYC on October 30. Also appearing will be The National, Rufus Wainright, Doveman and others.
And if THAT were not enough the band is also playing three NYE shows in Brooklyin at Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 29, 30 & 31. Technically I guess only the last one is really a New Years Eve show if you want to get picky.
For those of you not in the know They Might Be Giants have released several CDsof kids music. This past summer they teamed up with The Global Fund For Children and Emily Oberman of Pentagram NY and asked people from around the world to submit three photos--a portrait, their nation's flag and an image representing their culture. Tons of submissions arrived and the video shows them. To get the abovementioned shirts and posters go HERE (for poster) or HERE (for t-shirt).
The Global Fund for Children makes grants to small, community based organizations that work with kids who are among the most vulnerable in the world. They also do projects like this video where books, photos, film and more are used to promote understanding.