Halloween with Chipolte

Halloween with Chipolte

Halloween with Chipolte. On Halloween, visit any Chipolte in FiDi, dressed in  your Halloween best and you’ll score a $3 boorito. The promotion includes burritos, tacos, salads or bowls. The event kicks off at 5p so don’t show up at the lunchtime rush. 

Your participation will help Chipolte raise funds for The Chipolte Cultivate F0undation. They are donating the proceeds, of up to $1,000.000 for a great cause. They are also conducting a costume contest and you can enter by submitting a photo of yourself in front of or inside your local Chipolte.  Stop by one of the FiDi locations:

> 100 Maiden Lane

> 101 Fulton

> 2 Broadway

On Halloween, take a photo of yourself in costume at Chipotle, then upload it to Twitter or Instagram with #CHIPOTLEBOORITOCONTEST.
3 Grand Prizes of $2,500 for “Best Group Costume” “Scariest Costume” “Most Creative Costume”
5 Runner Up Prizes (In each category) of Chipotle Catering for 20

To learn more, please visit www.chipotle.com/boorito – grand prize is $2,500. Now that’ll buy you a lot of booritos!

Books of Wonder Author Event (Save the Date)

Books of Wonder Author Event

Books of Wonder Author Event. FiDi Families is very excited to welcome author Jennifer Malone to Books of Wonder. She is the author or a Simon & Schuster novel for kids ages 8 – 13 called At Your Service, which features Chloe, an extremely proud NYC native, who lives alongside her concierge father at the fancy (and fictional) Hotel St. Michele. The story features Chloe and her adventures around the City including her search for a visiting princess, who she accidentally loses. It’s a great story that will make NYC kids proud of the City they call home and is a great reminder of why we all love the Big Apple. 

Miss Malone will be participating in an author event entitled “Only in NYC” alongside three other authors who have penned NYC-centric books. Other featured authors include Marcia Wells (Eddie Undercover, Mystery on Museum Mile, HMH Books for Young Readers, 2014) Laura Marx Fitzgerald (Under the Egg, Dial, 2014) and Julie Salamon (Cat in the City, Dial, 2014)

Date: Saturday, November 8th  [Read more...]

Bronsky Orthodontics 2nd Annual Candy Buy Back!

Bronsky Orthodontics 2nd Annual Candy Buy Back!

Bronsky Orthodontics 2nd Annual Candy Buy Back! The weekend before Halloween tends to be a trick-or-treat weekend for kids all over Lower Manhattan. The result is candy galore and more to come as October 31st is the ultimate in candy collecting for kids of all ages. This also results in parents like myself eating too much candy and trying to hide it from the kids, with no success. But, no one wants to throw out perfectly good (and yummy) candy. Well, we have discovered the perfect solution for kids and parents and wanted to share the good news.

Operation Gratitude is an amazing organization that supports the soldiers by sending care packages to the troops. They have a Halloween effort that encourages children to donate their Halloween candy, which will in turn be sent to the troops. Children are also encouraged to write letters, donate toothpaste, toothbrushes or even dental floss to help keep soldiers teeth healthy. So, encourage your children to write a quick note to a well-deserving soldier overseas!

In Lower Manhattan, the team at Bronsky Orthodontics in Tribeca hopes to collect 100 pounds of candy to donate to Operation Gratitude. Bring up to 5 pounds of your unopened candy and earn $1 a pound for donated candy. Children can also choose to donate the money they earn to Operation Gratitude. Join FiDi Families as we support this great dental practice and wonderful organization. 

Date(s): November 3rd –  November 7th [Read more...]

Dan Zanes at Symphony Space

Dan Zanes at Symphony Space

Courtesy of Dan Zanes

Dan Zanes is at Symphony Space! We know Symphony Space is not located downtown. But, if you haven’t experienced this great music space, now is  your chance. And, if you haven’t experienced a Dan Zanes kids concert, then you must join FiDi Families for a great time.

Bring your voices, your instruments (or both!) and come sing along at the top of your lungs with GRAMMY award-winning musician Dan Zanes. The Song Gusto Hour is a casual, communal and festive experience that promises to be some of the most fun you’ll have all year. Songs both old and new, strange and familiar, are waiting to be sung by Dan … and YOU!

His performances are an old-fashioned interactive experience where people of all-ages sing and dance with wild abandon to the sound of drums, upright bass, mandolin, electric guitar, trumpet, fiddle and spoons. It’s a big musical party and everyone’s invited! Dan Zanes’ widely- acclaimed music has all been featured on Sesame Street, Playhouse Disney, Nickelodeon, HBO Family and Sprout. So, back the diaper bag, backpack or whatever you need for a trek north and join the fun! 

Date: Saturday, November 1st

Time: 11a 

Cost: $14 – $26

Address: 2537 Broadway at 95th Street

FiDi Families Insiders: Tickets are on sale now and will most likely sell out, so don’t delay!

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: symphonyspace.org/justkidding 

FREE Disney Movie Passes for FiDi Families for “Big Hero 6″

FREE Disney Movie Passes for FiDi Families for Big Hero 6

FREE Disney Movie Passes for FiDi Families for “Big Hero 6″. We are so excited to extend a great offer to our readers (even if it’s out of the neighborhood)! FiDi Families are invited to attend a free advance screening of Disney’s “Big Hero 6”. [Read more...]

Wine Series: Hudson Eats & Drinks

Hudson Eats Wine Series

Wine Series: Hudson Eats & Drinks. Join Hudson Eats and Vintry Fine Wines for a weekly celebration of food and wine this fall. 

Each week we’ll explore wine pairings specially selected for the wide-ranging cuisines created by the chefs of Hudson Eats. These weekly events are complimentary but pre-registration is encouraged. 

Mike Martin, Wine Director at Vintry Fine Wines, will lead the series. One of the city’s noted authorities, Mike has been featured and mentioned in Wine & Spirits, Food & Wine, Beverage Media, The New York Times, The Sun, Decanter, and France Magazine. In 2012, Mike was inducted into the Orde des Coteaux de Champagne as a Chevalier. The wines Mike selects for our tastings will be available for purchase at Vintry, nearby at 230 Murray Street. Cheers!

FiDi Families Insiders: Registration suggested for guaranteed entry: Brookfieldplaceny.com/WineSeries

When: Selected days during October and November

Time: 5.30p – 8p

Where: 200 Vesey Street (Brookfield Place)

Music Makers and Story Shakers Storytime

Music Makers and Story Shakers Storytime

Music Makers and Story Shakers Storytime. The Battery Park City Branch is New York Public Library’s first green LEED certified branch in Manhattan. The Battery Park City Library hosts many programs that are great for children of all ages. And, introducing them to the library at an early age, encourages a love of books.  Little listeners can enjoy great books, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other children from the neighborhood. Storytime is a great way to encourage listening skills, vocabulary and imagination. 

Bring your imagination and get creative! Listen to a story and create a hands-on musical project. In this four-week series we will “travel” to four different points on the globe and create musical instruments from those countries. This program will take place on the second floor of the library.

Date: Thursday, October 30th [Read more...]

Music for Aardvarks in lower Manhattan!

Music for Aardvarks in lower Manhattan!

Music for Aardvarks in lower Manhattan! Did you know that Music for Aardvarks has made its way to lower Manhattan? It’s true. This amazing team of talented & energetic musicians have made their way south and we couldn’t be happier! They were just featured on Saturday’s CBS2 Morning Show with a live performance and performed at our Howlin’ Halloween event at the South Street Seaport. Sign up now for a super fun and engaging class in the heart of FiDi. 

Date:  Monday, October 27th [Read more...]

Lavender Blues Music Class for Tots

Lavender Blues Music Class for Tots

Lavender Blues Music Class. Music and movement classes are great for little one’s as they learn to interact and socialize with other children their age. The folks from Lavender Blues are hosting drop-in music classes for babies and toddlers in Lower Manhattan at The Learning Experience. Bring your little one for a 40 minute music class with instruments and more.These classes are very popular so don’t delay! Drop in and meet other families from the neighborhood and take advantage of this great class. 

Date: Friday, October 24th [Read more...]

Downtown Halloween Festivities

Downtown Halloween Festivities

Courtesy of Jenny Lischeski (Mom to Shaila)