BASIS Independent School Informational Session at Asphalt Green

BASIS Independent School Informational Session at Asphalt Green

Join FiDi Families at Asphalt Green for a special informational event for BASIS Independent School. Attendees will listen to an overview of their high school program presented by the Head of School, Ms. Hadley Ruggles, who was previously Head of School of the number two ranked high school in the country. The session will consist of a brief presentation plus time for questions, lasting approximately 1 hour.

Date: Wednesday, July 29th

Time: 6pm

Location: 212 North End Avenue at Asphalt Green

FiDi Families Insiders: Students of all ages are welcome to attend. 

To register and learn more about the school, please visit:

mini-Preneur launches kid-created business at the Seaport District

mini-Preneur launches kid-created business at the Seaport District

mini-Preneur launches kid-created business at the Seaport District

mini-Preneur’s fosters summer campers creativity to help them launch their own business. Kids from around NYC are currently attended a mini-Preneur summer camp, which creatively introduces basic business concepts by guiding students through the exciting and ‘real-life’ process of creating, developing, building, funding and ultimately launching a business. The Trailblazers campers are 7th – 9th graders  who have created businesses that will be launching at the Seaport! Come out to see these amazing ideas that have been turned into reality. 

Three businesses are being launched and everyone is invited to come out and support their efforts and contribute to their sales. All profits will be donated to the 92Y Summer Scholarship Fund.  

  • Dex Puffs introduces their custom Cream Puffs.
  • Lacez introduces creative fashion forward shoelaces for toddlers.
  • Kustomz introduces emoticon sports bags, so that there is a sports bag designed for your every mood.

Date: Friday, July 31st

Time: 11a – 2p

Location: 19 Fulton Street / Seaport District (look for the tents)

Ages: All ages welcome

For more information, please visit


River and Blues Concert!

River and Blues ConcertRiver and Blues Concert! Battery Park Conservancy brings you Alex P. Suter and The Ministry of sound! Come enjoy a FREE night of music and fun! Grab a blanket and pack a picnic-style dinner and make your way to Robert Wagner Park! Sunset over the Hudson River is the perfect end to a summer day!

Alex Suter, a Brooklyn native, grew up singing singing gospel in church. He was formerly featured as a vocalist on many underground house and dance records in the 90’s, and is now fronting an eclectic blues band. Her powerful and unique voice is preferred by many.

Suter and The Minsters of Sound have performed all over the East Coast and were regulars at the Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble Sessions in Woodstock, NY. Enjoy their range of styles from soul to blues to classic rock! You will be blown away by their high energy during this unforgettable experience for the whole family! 

The Battery Park City Parks Conservancy is excited about the remainder of their 2015 calendar of events! Enjoy music, theater, dancing, storytelling, art, fishing, nature talks and other sports and play activities through October 31st! There’s something for everyone!

Date: Thursday, July 30th

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FiDi Families Returns to the Seaport District for FREE, fun, family-friendly events

FiDi Families Returns to the Seaport District for FREE, fun, family-friendly events

Join FiDi Families for FREE, kid-oriented events at the Seaport from July 31 – October 31. Activities are designed for children 4 – 8 years old. Registration not required, but encouraged:

All events begin at 10am – 12pm, unless otherwise noted* All events include complimentary snacks!

7/31: FiDiFamilies @ Seaport: Mini-Preneur Kids Biz Launch

Location: 19 Fulton Street, Seaport

Time: *11am -2pm

mini-Preneur  introduces three new “kid created businesses” product launching at the Seaport. 92Y trailblazers attending the mini-Preneur summer camp will be selling for the first time ever amazing ideas they’ve turned into a reality. 

8/6: FiDiFamilies @ Seaport: PlayDate with Crayola (Registration is limited and must be done via Eventbrite)

Cannon’s Walk, 207 Front Street, Seaport


Kids are invited to participate in interactive activities with Crayola chalk. Kids ages 4 – 12 will be invited to create, sample and have fun with one of the most recognized children’s brands in the world.

8/14: FiDiFamilies @ Seaport: Play+Well Lego Workshop

Cannon’s Walk, 207 Front Street, Seaport

FiDi Families and Play-Well TEKnologies will be collaborating together to provide an Engineering with LEGO Workshop. 

8/28: FiDiFamilies @ Seaport: Sculpt-a-saurus Dino-rama

Cannon’s Walk, 207 Front Street, Seaport

Join teaching artist, Joe Vena, for this hands-on sculpture work shop, featuring tips and techniques for creating your own dinosaurs out of modeling clay. 

9/19: FiDiFamilies @ Seaport: ConstructionKids Building Workshop

Peck Slip, between South Street and Front Street

Children will learn to safely use hammers and nails to build a creative wooden project. Each child will finish the session with a built project to take home.

10/31: Halloween at the Seaport

Details to be announced in October, but save the date! 

TBT With Barnes & Noble!

TBT With Barnes & Noble

TBT With Barnes & Noble! Come celebrate the last Throwback Thursday at Barnes and Noble and take a trip back to 1990! The final event in the extremely popular Throwback Thursday series with the celebration of the iconic moments from the 90s!  The celebration will feature Dr. Seuss’ influence during that decade, a Goosebumps Monster Mashup Activity based on the children’s series by author R. L. Stine!

The fun Goosebumps activity will involve participants deciding which of the monsters featured on select book covers would win in a battle. To help the audience reach their decision, fun facts about each monster will be read aloud. Customers should contact their local Barnes & Noble for more details, and to find out what additional events will be taking place to celebrate the 1990s.
Stores will have special offers on iconic content from the time period, including 50% off Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson and 50% off the Barnes & Noble Exclusive edition of Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel. Special poster giveaways throughout ThrowbackThursday 1990s include Goosebumps book cover posters, a Harry Potter quote poster and a Speak book cover poster. The vinyl editions of the original soundtrack from Clueless, the album Nevermind by Nirvana, retro candies from the decade, and select NOOK Books® from the 1990s will be for sale!

Customers are welcomed to visit a specially crafted Throwback Thursday Display Wall in-stores, that will feature fun facts, images, products and more from the decade. Learn a lot and take pictures to share on social media, using the hashtags #TBT and #GetPopCultured!

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Ronnybrook Farm – Documentary Screening + Milkshake Social

Ronnybrook Farm - Documentary Screening + Milkshake Social

Courtesy: Ronnybrook Farm

Meet some of the crew behind the farm in an intimate screening of The Big Table, a 30 minute documentary about Ronnybrook Farm and discover some hardships but amazing rewards of owning a dairy farm. We will have a short Q&A with a crew member from Ronnybrook Farm, after the screening, followed by a milkshake social (courtesy of Ronnybrook Dairy). Plus, milkshakes are on the house! 

Date: Thursday, July 30th

Time: 6p – 8p

Location: 207A Front Street at the South Street Seaport. Corner of Front and Beekman Street

Cost: $5 (entry + milkshakes)

For more information, please visit their website: Fulton Stall Market

Dr. Seuss Spectacular at Barnes and Noble

Dr. Seuss Spectacular at Barnes and Noble

Dr. Seuss Spectacular at Barnes and Noble 

Come help celebrate the new release of What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss! Barnes & Noble is inviting customers to help decide what pet to get during a special Storytime event!

This new picture book shares a story of a brother and a sister looking to find the perfect pet! Kids of all ages are invited to help decide what pet we should get at this special Storytime event!

Customers who purchase What Pet Should I Get? will receive 50% off on select Dr. Seuss stories including The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Horton Hears a Who and The Lorax.

This is a Get Pop-Cultured event! Barnes and Noble has spent the month of July celebrating pop-culture through Storytime and fun activities! Help end the celebration on a high note with the release of the book in stores, online, and on Nook!

Date: Tuesday, July 28th

Time: 7p

Location: 97 Warren Street (Barnes and Noble in TriBeCa)

Fee: Free

Ages: All

For more information, please visit

Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” in Battery Park

Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" in Battery Park

Courtesy of The New York Classical Theatre

Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” in Battery Park

Celebrating its 16th season at Battery Park, join FiDi Families for a unique telling of Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure”. This roving production, as described by the New York Classical Theatre, tells the story of Vienna, which had been a free and open society, but in this telling, highlights the fact that Vienna is bitterly divided between morals and commerce. It’s a casual and informal way of introducing culture and art to your children, without the financial commitment of a performance at Lincoln Center or on Broadway. So, round up the family and introduce children to the wonders of the theatre, without the trek to the Theatre District and business of Times Square. The New York Classical Theatre presents “Measure for Measure” in Battery Park at Castle Clinton. 

Performance Dates: Tuesday through Sunday from July 21st – August 9th

Time: 7p – 9p

Cost: Free (donations welcome)

FiDi Families Insiders: No tickets required, just show up!

Location: Meet in front of Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park

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Design and Build A Model City

Design and Build A Model City
Design and Build A Model City! Come to the Skyscraper museum for some creative fun!
Before architects design a skyscraper, they spend time to understand the city where it will be built. Children will discuss the placement of parks, places to eat, shop, play and work throughout their city. They will draw a communal street plan to map out what their city will feature. Young planners will then build their own skyscraper to place their model city. You must RSVP to attend!
The Skyscraper Museum celebrates the City’s architectural heritage and examines the historical aspects and individuals that have shaped the skylines. Come and enjoy exhibitions, programs and publications, to explore the designs of tall buildings, technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence.
The Museum was founded in 1996, as a private, not-for-profit, educational corporation based around the study of high-rise buildings from the past, present, and future. Bring your children to experience “cool stuff for kids” at the Kids Learning center!
Date: Saturday, July 25th

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RiverFlicks for Kids at Hudson River Park

RiverFlicks for Kids at Hudson River ParkRiverFlicks for Kids at Hudson River Park! What better way to kick-off a weekend then family Fridays at Hudson River Park! Enjoy an outdoor movie with family and friends! The community comes together on the waterfront in Hudson River Park! See the Stars, under the stars -while enjoying your favorite blockbusters on the big screen! This outdoor series features family oriented movies at Pier 46 in Hudson River Park. The featured films are rated PG for people of all ages to enjoy! Movies being at dusk and free popcorn is served! 

RiverFlicks is a recurring event, that is free during the summer season! This week, families are invited to enjoy Pee Wee’s Big Adventure! When Pee-Wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life. Come enjoy this family friendly comedy!

The synthetic turf lawn on Pier 46 is a great place for both recreation and programmed fun! Toss a ball with your family and friends or bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the sunset. Hudson River Park offers several educational and fun programs at Pier 46!

Date: Friday, July 24th 

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Minions and Fandango Giftcard Giveaway

Minions and Fandango Giftcard Giveaway

In celebration of the new Minions movie, which is in theaters now, FiDi Families is excited to announce a Minions Giftcard Giveaway! 

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The newest female baddie set to torment our screens is Scarlet Overkill (voiced by Sandra Bullock), a stylish scoundrel who’s determined to not only dominate the world but to become the first female super-villain in Minions.  In celebration of the ladies we love to loathe, HERE are eight of the most notorious villains from favorite family-friendly flicks.

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