Go Fish “Catch and Release”

Go Fish "Catch and Release"

Go Fish “Catch and Release”. Join Master Anglers from Battery Park City Conservancy, plus kids and adults alike as they experience “catch and release” fishing in Battery Park. An added bonus…rods and bait are provided to all participants. Everyone will have a chance to drop a line for some of the 30-plus species of fish that live in New York Bay (the Hudson River’s estuary). During GO FISH, barbless hooks minimize injuries to both fish and participants. Fish are placed in saltwater tanks for observation and identification before being released back into the Hudson. Live demonstrations and displays teach fish anatomy and heighten awareness of the ecology, flourishing marine life and current state of good health of the Hudson River and its estuary. Art projects and other activities will be available. 

The afternoon will also include live music with Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke at 12:30p. 

Date: Saturday, September 20th [Read more...]

Madison Square Park Kids Event

Madison Square Park Kids Event

Madison Square Park Kids Event. Join us for a free community sculpture workshop inspired by Mad. Sq. Art’s latest exhibit, Walks of Life, by artist Tony Cragg. Find us on the southwest gravel and help us craft the many faces of Mad. Sq. Park onto one large sculpture. We’ll use clay, foil paper, tape and pipe cleaners to craft our faces.  

Date: Saturday, September 20th [Read more...]

Parents’ Night Out Babysitting!

Parents' Night Out Babysitting!


Parents’ Night Out Babysitting!


You deserve a night off!  Drop your kid(s) off with us for crafts, activities, an individually packaged snack — and through the end of September, an Apple Apple GoGo squeeZ too! All while you enjoy some fun time to yourself! All craft projects are suitable for boys and girls ages 4 years and up, and are original designs by The Crafty Kids. Your child will make long lasting mementos of their fun time here!

Date: Friday, September 19th (recurs weekly) [Read more...]

Lavender Blues Music Class for Tots

Music for Little Ears with Lavender Blues

Lavender Blues Music Class for Tots. 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, September 19th  [Read more...]

Battery Park City Library Bilingual Storytime

Battery Park City Library Bilingual Storytime

Battery Park City Library Bilingual 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. Join FiDi Families for a special storytime, which has an emphasis on language. Enjoy classic stories, songs, and rhymes in English and French! 

Date: Thursday, September 18th [Read more...]

The CMA Launches Drawn to Language

The CMA Launches Drawn to Language

The CMA Launches Drawn to Language. The CMA is launching a new fall exhibit, entitled Drawn to Language. This great exhibit brings together emerging artists whose work relates to the material qualities of language. Words are given visual form with letters, words or phrases transcribed, visualized and verbalized into patters or even erased. It’s a great way to introduce children to thought provoking and interesting visual art in a family-oriented environment. The exhibit runs through January 11th.

Date: September 18th [Read more...]

Museum of Jewish Heritage Hosts Children’s Storytime

Museum of Jewish Heritage Hosts Children's StorytimeMuseum of Jewish Heritage Hosts Children’s Storytime. Come spend the afternoon with the folks at the Museum of Jewish Heritage and listen to whimsical tales about Jewish traditions, holidays and families from some great storybooks. The Museum offers a wide range of fun and educational public programs for families with children ages infant to 10 years. From concerts and crafts, to story hours and puppet shows, all families are welcome to come to the Museum to celebrate holidays and learn about Jewish heritage. Stop in for some fun and enjoy being indoors.  Let them know FiDi Families sent you!

Date: Wednesday, September 17th [Read more...]

Asphalt Green Fall Open House (Save the Date)

Asphalt Green Fall Open House

Asphalt Green Fall Open House. The beautiful and long-awaited Asphalt Green is hosting a Fall Open House from September 18th – September 21st. Asphalt Green is opening their doors to the public to come in for free access to their pools and fitness facilities.  To kick off Open House, Asphalt Green is holding a free party that will feature free fitness classes, food, giveaways, a chance to win a free 1-month membership and more! See below for the Open House Party schedule of events. If you miss the kick-off party, you can still stop in between September 19th to 21st and receive a one-day free pass for access to our facilities.

Date: Thursday, September 18th  [Read more...]

Barnes and Noble Events for Toddlers

Crayons_LargeBarnes and Noble Events for Toddlers. Storytime at Barnes and Noble just got a lot more colorful.  The Tribeca location is hosting a reading of Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney and will be offering fun activities for little listeners. 
During the month of September, Barnes & Noble is asking children and adults to convince the Crayons to “not quit” by joining in a letter-writing, list-making, and picture-drawing campaign to support the Crayons.  All local stores will have special Crayon Stationery and a “Message Box” for children and adults to submit their letters, lists, and pictures of all the reasons why the Crayons shouldn’t quit.  Children and adults can submit as many messages to the Crayons as they want, and each time they place a message in the Barnes & Noble Message Box they will receive an “I support the CRAYONS” sticker.  Crayola® is also joining in the campaign by donating nearly 300,000 free crayons, available in all Barnes & Noble stores for children and adults to use when creating their messages to the Crayons. At the storytime on Tuesday, the color Peach is embarrassed without a wrapper and doesn’t want to come out of the box and color.  After Storytime, children will get the chance to create fancy new wardrobe ideas for Peach using all the Crayons in an effort to make Peach feel confident and comfortable. 
Date: Tuesday, September 16th

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Young Sprouts Gardening

Courtesy of Green Baby

Courtesy of Green Baby

Young Sprouts Gardening. Raising children in New York City doesn’t mean that you can’t introduce your little one’s to gardening and planting. Join the folks of the Battery Park Conservancy for a basic introduction to organic gardening in beautiful Battery Park. Adult supervision is required and space is limited, so don’t delay; first come, first served. 

Date: Tuesday, September 16th [Read more...]