Date Night Drop Off At Kidville!

Date Night Drop Off At Kidville!

Date Night Drop off at Kidville! Drop you kids off at the End of Summer Blowout and go enjoy yourself! There will be summery crafts, a jumpy castle and pizza galore! Bring your kids to enjoy good fun and food!

Date: Saturday, August 29th [Read more…]

Sculpt-a-saurus Dino-rama At The Seaport

Sculpt-a-saurus Dino-rama At The Seaport

Sculpt-a-saurus Dino-rama! Come join us at the South Street Seaport with teaching artist Joe Vena! This morning will be filled with a sculpture workshop featuring tips on how to create a dinosaur! This craft will be done with molding clay! Take your masterpiece home, OR display it for photo opps in the prehistoric world diorama. 

Date: Friday, August 28th

Time: 10a – 12p

Location: 206 Front Street (Cannon’s Walk)

Ages: 4-8 years, but all ages welcome

Fee: Free (RSVP on Event Brite)

FiDi Families Insiders: snacks from GoGo squeeZ, Happy Family and Ruby’s Rockets!

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Back to School Prep with MinuteClinic®

Back to School Prep with MinuteClinic®

Back to School Prep with MinuteClinic®

It’s hard to believe that kids are gearing up to go back to school in the Fall. But, its true and parents and their kids are shopping for school supplies, back to school essentials and preparing for early morning wake up calls. 

It also means that its time for wellness check ups and obtaining medical forms from practioners, either verifying that your child is in good health, has receive up to date vaccinations and is cleared for sports by getting an old-fashioned physical. Luckily, our partner CVS MinuteClinic® has nurse practitioners and physician assistants for physicals and immunizations to get your kids ready for back to school. 

Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are ready to:

  • Review health history and immunizations
  • Perform a thorough physical exam
  • Complete and stamp required paperwork

Also called pre-participation physicals, sport physicals are a great way to make sure an athlete can safely play. Even if your state or school doesn’t require it, sports physicals also help to keep immunizations up to date and provide an opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have. The MinuteClinic® website and kiosks have information and videos to help understand more about exams and articles on health and wellness; to learn more, click HERE .

What to know before your visit: 

  • Insurance is not accepted for physicals at MinuteClinic® and payment is due at time of visit.
  • Bring any required forms including a completed health and immunization history.
  • Our practitioners can only verify immunizations administered at our clinics or with appropriate documentation.
  • A sports physical should not replace an annual wellness physical.
  • For a limited time, there is a $10 discount available on the CVS website

Help your kids boost their stamina and include the fit 5 in their diet: quinoa, kale, chia seed, peanut butter & pickle juice. If you are lucky,  your sports fiend is adventurous and will try all of these in their diet, but I’m pretty sure my soon to be 7 year old will just stick to good old-fashioned peanut butter! 

Back to School Health also includes vaccinations including meningitis and pertussis (whopping cough) before attending school. My soon to be Kindergartener is getting ready for her last round of shots and as much as she dislikes them, the pain is worth it for her, since she gets to pick out a lollypop from the Dr’s office. Probably not the best for a 5 year old, but if it means keeping her safe, then the tears and candy are worth it!

Find out the requirements for meningitis shots in your state HERE, and the requirements for pertussis shots HERE. Children and young adults are among the highest at risk for meningitis. MinuteClinic can administer meningitis vaccines to anyone over 18 months in most states. Pertussis is a contagious respiratory disease that can cause serious illness, especially in infants too young to be fully vaccinated. To prevent pertussis, infants should be vaccinated as soon as they are old enough. MinuteClinic recommends that those over 18 should get a booster vaccination immediately if they haven’t received one. More information on vaccines and immunizations HERE.

Don’t forget – you can get $10 off a sports physical from now until September 7th and a FREE Johnson & Johnson coupon book with $29 worth of savings!

Disclosure: I have received promotional consideration from MinuteClinic and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. All opinions are my own.

Trilingual Story Time

Trilingual Story Time

Trilingual Story Time! Enjoy classic stories, songs, and rhymes! What sets this apart from the other story times? This one is in English, Spanish and French, shared by librarians! This event falls under the New York Public Library’s Summer Reading Program! This fun and educational program is generously funded by HSBC Bank USA; New York Yankees Foundation; The Rona Jaffe Foundation; HBO®; New York State Library’s Family Literacy Library Services grant program; Pine Tree Foundation of New York, Inc.; May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.; and a number of anonymous donors.

Have a blast this summer as NYPL celebrates heroes and cool books, from popular fantasy and graphic novels to the latest in your favorite series. Summer Reading at NYPL is more than reading! Don’t miss the kickoff party at your neighborhood library. Ask your librarian about more programs all summer long. Help your kids stay sharp while they’re out of school! Try to read 20 minutes (or more!) each day, in addition to coming down to enjoy the fun at your local NYPL.​ Once your kids are tired from a day of sunshine and summer activities, wind down at Battery Park City Library!

 

Date: Thursday, August 27th [Read more…]

Blues BBQ Festival

Blues BBQ Festival

Blues BBQ Festival! The Blues BBQ festival is back and better than ever at its newer and larger location! This year enjoy good food and music at Pier 26! Hudson River Park’s Blues BBQ Festival returns for the 16th season! What better way to enjoy America’s best Blues and Roots musicians than pairing it with NYC’s best BBQ restaurants.

This is the best way to spend your afternoon into the early evening in the summer time. Memories made along the Hudson River are the best ones! Rain or Shine!

Performers include: Otis Taylor Band, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, Jarekus Singleton, Vaneese Thomas, and The ed Palermo Big Bang featuring Jimmy Vivino and Felix Cabrera (Performing the music of Paul Butterfield and Mike Bloomfield)!

Restaurants include: Brother Jimmy’s BBQ, Dinosaur Bar-be-que, Butcher Barr and Mighty Quinns!

Date: Saturday, August 22nd [Read more…]

Be a City Hero!

Be A City Hero!

Be a City Hero! Come and enjoy some hands-on science! Through exploring water, waste, and energy pollution, kids will discover their own impact on the city and ways they can lessen their impact. Students will explore pollution of NYC & discover ways they can make a difference in protecting the environment.

Your child will build a model village to pollute, plant a seed, create their own paper, and will estimate their carbon footprints. This hands on fun will help learn ways to change their city’s environment.

Space is limited to 15 school-age children and a parent/guardian chaperone! This is a first-come first-served event without registration! Stay tuned for more great NYPL events for the rest of the summer! 

From lectures to films to programs for children, come to one of the many events and programs listed on the sites calendar!

Date: Friday, August 21st [Read more…]

Crafternoon

Crafternoon

Crafternoon! Bring your young artists to the BPC Library to learn how to craft origami paper cranes! This is a fun and simple craft that can become an everyday, easy and fun activity for you and your children! Here, they will read The Paper Crane by Molly Bang followed by the craft! This specific program focuses on your children’s fine motor skills! It is open to children of all ages and their adult chaperon who can help with folding and completing the craft!

The Paper Crane is a beautifully illustrated book based on the retelling of an ancient Japanese Folktale! In this tale business returns to a once-prosperous restaurant when a mysterious stranger pays for his meal with a magical paper crane that comes alive and dances. This book is perfect to use with children learning about patterns in storytelling. 

The Battery Park City Library hosts many children’s programs and storytime is one of our favorites. It’s a great way to introduce your children to the public library system.  Kids can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers from the neighborhood.  Story time is a great way to encourage listening skills, vocabulary and imagination. No reservation is required and the library has easy stroller access. Support your local library!

Date: Thursday, August 20th [Read more…]

Kidville Prep Trial Class

Kidville Prep Trial Class
Kidville Prep Trial Class. The Kidville University (KVU) program helps toddlers develop social skills in a playful and fun way. This is the perfect way for your children to transition into a school setting. The class specializes in stimulating natural curiosity and the exploration of new ideas!
Play centers include blocks, dramatic play, a book corner, sensory and art and small and big-muscle play. This is an encouraging environment for young children to touch, try, and think creatively. There is something for everyone at Kidville University!
This Open House will let you know more about this program as a parent or caretaker! The KVU Staff will be there answer questions regarding their philosophy, teachers, and how they can help your child learn and grow!
 
Date: Thursday, August 20th – Saturday, August 22nd

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Bug Out At The BPC!

Bug Out At The BPC!
Bug Out At The BPC! The Children’s Museum of Manhattan introduces Bug Out! The Bug Out class allow for students to investigate what insects are and all their unique qualities. They will also learn the important role each insect plays in the environment.
They will be introduced to science and different methods of research through experiments, demonstrations, art projects and educational story times. This is a first come, first serve event for the first 25 kids that arrive! No reservations necessary!

This event falls under the New York Public Library’s Summer Reading Program! This fun and educational program is generously funded by HSBC Bank USA; New York Yankees Foundation; The Rona Jaffe Foundation; HBO®; New York State Library’s Family Literacy Library Services grant program; Pine Tree Foundation of New York, Inc.; May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.; and a number of anonymous donors.

Have a blast this summer as NYPL celebrates heroes and cool books, from popular fantasy and graphic novels to the latest in your favorite series. Summer Reading at NYPL is more than reading! Don’t miss the kickoff party at your neighborhood library. Ask your librarian about more programs all summer long. Help your kids stay sharp while they’re out of school! Try to read 20 minutes (or more!) each day, in addition to coming down to enjoy the fun at your local NYPL.​ Once your kids are tired from a day of sunshine and summer activities, wind down at Battery Park City Library!

Date: Wednesday, August 19th [Read more…]

Wounded Veteran’s Regatta

Wounded Veteran's Regatta
Wounded Veteran’s Regatta! Make your way to Brookfield Place tomorrow for the North Cove Sailing School regatta for the Wounded Veterans Adaptive Sailing Program. Both the Offshore and North Cove Sailing Schools will provide an orientation of the vessels and local waterways. The Regatta will be in honor of the 20 Wounded Veteran participants who have progressed through that organization’s Retreat and Adaptive Sailing Program.
There will also be morning and afternoon races for all to enjoy! The North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place is known for their commitment to community-based activities! This location is perfect for an exciting event and a great cause! The perfect way to spend a beautiful Tuesday summer afternoon!

The organization works with the vision and mission of Wounded Veterans Retreat Program to better the lives of wounded veterans and their families. Each of Tuesday’s sailing events involves team building, individual skills and building self-confidence.

Offshore Sailing School operates three schools on the NY Harbor with a total of eight locations! Sailing programs include lessons, rides and sailing certification! Offshore Sailing School also hosts corporate team building programs and group regattas. There is something offered for everyone at the Offshore Sailing School!

Date: Tuesday, August 18th

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