Kidville Financial District Drop Off Pajama Party

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Kidville Financial District Drop Off Pajama Party. Did you know? Project Playdate hosts a drop off event the 2nd Friday of every month? This PJ party event welcomes regulars and especially newcomers with a $20 trial spot offer.

Kids will enjoy a night of dinner, open play, arts & crafts, music & dance, leadership building, new friends, and great childcare. Project Playdate pajama parties are Kidvilles’ signature Friday and Saturday evening events. This is a 3 hour drop off event hosted bychild care teams at Kidville FiDi’s indoor play space. Child care teams are developed through professional babysitting services like UrbanSitter and College Nannies.

These pajama parties are packed with activities for your children providing a broad spectrum of social, intellectual, emotional, and physical learning. Your kids will develop strong character and leadership skills through playing and sharing with others. Your kids will be safe and have fun!

Date: Friday, February 12th [Read more…]

New FiDi Neighborhood Association

New FiDi Neighborhood Association

Welcome the newly formed Financial District Neighborhood Association. President, Patrick Kennell is father of two children who created this group a year ago to create a forum that will address the issues raised by the rising residential population in the Financial District. 

FiDi was always known as a center of commerce. Its residential population has skyrocketed in recent years to more than 60,000, and is projected to grow to over 80,000 residents within two years.

Mr. Kennell hopes for the FiDi Neighborhood Association to better the community by bringing families together and helping to improve the neighborhood feel through adding color to the streetscape, removing scaffolding covering buildings, and creating a plan for more efficient trash pickup.

FiDi is home to the fastest growing residential population in Manhattan. Be apart of where you lilvd, work, and play. Get to know the Financial District Neighborhood Association and learn more about how you can help make this growing neighborhood even better.

For all those interested in these topics and more, attend the meeting kickoff meeting Thursday, February 11th from 6:30p – 7:30p at the Pine Street School (25 Pine Street, between Nassau and William Streets).

Thanks to The BroadSheet Daily for covering our community group!

For more information on the kickoff meeting, please click here.

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Fashion Academy The Musical

Fashion Academy The Musical

Fashion Academy The Musical. Make your way up town to enjoy Fashion Academy. The award-winning Vital Theatre Company is pleased to announce the extension of this musical.This new musical is based on the book Fashion Academy by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk.

In this musical audience members will watch the colorful and creative MacKenzie “Mickey” Williams transform to the tend “Kenzie”at FAB Middle School (The Fashion Academy of Brooklyn). As she goes through her training ground for future fashion designers and tries to fit in as a  true fashionista she may risk losing herself.

Vital Theatre Company produces entertaining and educational theatre for young audiences. They host 3 – 5 musicals each season since its 1999 founding. Vital Theatre Company has been honored with the 2012 Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Family Musical, 2 Awards for Excellence by the Off-Off Broadway Review, and has received high acclaim from audiences and critics for being a family friendly theatre. Celebrate its 18th season of presenting over 96 original productions for over 500,000 children and their families.

Date: Saturdays and Sundays until Sunday, February 28th [Read more…]

Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic

Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic

Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic. Disney Live, produced my Feld Entertainment and presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yorgurt, is coming to Brooklyn this Spring! Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy as 25 of your favorite Disney characters embark on a journey together. You’ll see familiar faces from Toy Story, Snow White, Aladdin, Peter Pan, and more! 

Get your tickets now for the best prices and deals! Market pricing applies to all tickets and rates can fluctuate, so lock in your price and location today!

Date(s): Friday, March 25th – Sunday March 27th [Read more…]

Carnival Day

Carnival Day

Carnival Day. Enjoy an in-store Carnival at ivivva Union Square. Start with CircusYoga led by Shari Vilchez-Blatt, founder of Karma Kids Yoga. CircusYoga blends the practice of yoga and a circus celebration focusing on connection and communication through circus skills including juggling, devil sticks, hooping, and spinning plates. 

Kids will also enjoy Group Games, Invention, Acrobatics, Flying Partner Yoga, Tightwire and Balance, and Creative Movement. CircusYoga preaches courage, trust, connection, collaboration, deep listening, community, and celebration.

Shari Vilchez-Blatt was a VP, Advertising Director and left to pursue the opportunity to combine two things that are close to her heart – yoga and children. She trained with Radiant Child Yoga Program, YogaKids, and through Yoga Mom, Buddha Baby. She is also a CircusYoga Ring 3-er and trained in Yoga Therapy For Children. She completed her Prenatal Yoga certification and Yoga for Kids with Special Needs through Radiant Child Yoga, Zensational Kids, and Every Kids Yoga. Recently, Shari completed Brain Gym 101 and Gogo Babies Infant Development Training as she continue teaching yoga to children after over 14 years.

There will be a number of surprises throughout the event. Get excited for dance class, flash tats, and more! Sporting your favorite ivivva gear is encouraged!

Date: Sunday, February 7th [Read more…]

Valentine’s Day Dinner or Dessert with ICE

Valentine's Day Dinner or Dessert with ICE

Valentine’s Day Dinner or Dessert with ICE. ICE is offering 2 classes on Valentine’s Day morning to help you prepare for your plans. Choose from Truffles, Truffles, Truffles or the Classic Valentine’s Day Dinner class.

Truffles, Truffles, Truffles will teach you how truffle centers get their perfect smoothness. Learn how to temper chocolate to finish the outside of the truffles. Enjoy a variety of flavors and kinds: Cognac Truffles; Raspberry Truffles; Madagascar Vanilla-Chocolate Truffles; Milk Chocolate Spice Truffles; Rum-Raisin Truffles and more.

Valentine's Day Dinner or Dessert with ICE

The Classic Valentine’s Day Dinner will help you stray away from prix fixe dinners. Cancel your reservations and enjoy a delicious meal in the comforts of your home. The menu for this class includes: Individual Beef Wellington; Potage Crécy; and a Bittersweet Chocolate Soufflé with Grand Marnier and Crème Anglaise and much more.

Looking for plans beyond Valentine’s Day? Give the gift of turning date nights experiences. ICE offers a culinary experience to match every couple’s tastes. Enjoy a Pizza & Wine Bar, Sushi and Sake, and more. Purchase an ICE Gift Card to make these plans happen!

Upcoming Couples Cooking classes include Burgers and Beer and Cupcakes and Cocktails.

Date: Sunday, February 14th [Read more…]

Home Depot Kid’s Workshop

Home Depot Kid's Workshop

Home Depot Kid’s Workshop. Don’t forget about Home Depot’s kids workshops on the first Saturday of every month! Projects are fun, engaging, and age-appropriate. It’s a really great way to spend the morning with your kids for a Mommy and Me morning or a Daddy and Me experience. It’s simple to register and better yet, it’s free! Jump on the subway and make your way uptown, it’s worth the trek!

Make your way to Home Depot for a hands-on workshop. This week, kids will build a wooden Valentines mailbox to hold all of the valentine cards they receive from family and friends.  Once the mailbox is built, your child can personalize their project with paint.

All kids get to bring their craft home and will receive a certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron, and pin.

Children’s workshop operate on a first come, first serve basis. Home Depot appreciates that you show up right at 9a! 

Date: Saturday, February 6th [Read more…]

Couples Romantic Cocktails

Couples Romantic Cocktails

Couples Romantic Cocktails

Couples Romantic Cocktails

Couples Romantic Cocktails. Ditch the reservations, grab an apron, and head to the kitchen at ICE. Learn the secrets of how restaurants prepare gourmet dishes. This class will be taught by the Cocktail Guru, Jonathan Pogash. 

Learn how to make cocktails to accompany your Valentine’s Day dinner using unique ingredients such as chili peppers, chocolate, pomegranates, ginger, figs, and vanilla. All of these ingredients are known to increase the heart rate, improve blood flow, and make for a romantic night. Sample classic cocktail interpretations and create your own to share with your Valentine.

ICE will also offer classes on actual Valentine’s Day to help you prepare dinner and treats. These classes include Truffles, Truffles, Truffles and Classic Valentine’s Day Dinner. They will be held the morning of Valentine’s Day, allowing you to utilize your new skills in the kitchen that night.

Interested in something after Valentine’s Day? Turn date nights into experiences. ICE offers classes from Pizza & Wine Bar to Sushi and Sake and more. Upcoming Couples Cooking classes include Burgers and Beer Cupcakes and Cocktails.

Date: Friday, February 12th [Read more…]

Free Class Day at Church Street School

Free Class Day at Church Street School

Free Class Day at Church Street School. Enjoy a full day of free classes at the Church Street School’s annual Spring Open House! This event features art and music classes for the whole family. In addition, learn about their Preschool program, Toddler classes, After school art classes, Music classes, and more!

The morning will begin with the Preschool Open House and  Sing + Dance with Richard Younger, music for all ages!  Enjoy the Open Art Studio which will have projects for all ages. There will also be an Improv & Theater class for ages 5 – 12 years old and Music Lessons that will allow ages 5 years and older try piano, guitar, drums and more! The afternoon will conclude with Drawing, Painting & Sculpture for 5 – 12 year old and Staff and Student Performances.

Interested in their preschool? Learn about the Church Street School’s arts immersion preschool program. Meet their teachers and learn about CSSMA. Experience Music & Movement and Visual Art classes. Chat with Executive Director & Founder Dr. Lisa Ecklund-Flores. Learn about their emphasis on creativity and expression as they nurture early childhood development in children 2 – 4 years old.

This is a family event, children may not be dropped off/left unattended.

Date: Saturday, February 6th [Read more…]

LOVE REHAB

Love Rehab

LOVE REHAB. Learn to love yourself this Valentine’s Day through finding happiness and a peace of mind. LOVE REHAB Valentine’s Day event will feature conversations focusing on ways to better yourself.  Come share and chat about lifestyle, love, and fashion. Enjoy a yoga class and tips from fashion expert, Sandra Velez!

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. Don’t forget your yoga mat and towel! There will also be free giveaways and music.

Organizer of Valentine’s Day LOVE REHAB, Natalia Maldonado, is a certified Health Coach, Bikram yoga teacher, Zumba instructor, and IntenSati leader. She devotes her time to help people learn how to move their body, make healthier choices, and live life to their full potential.

Date: Sunday, February 14th [Read more…]

PopFit Kids on Little Water Radio

PopFit Kids on Little Water Radio

PopFit Kids on Little Water Radio. This week we welcome Mara Wedeck and Maria Chatman from PopFit Kids onto The Downtowner. Tune in on Thursday to learn more about the PopFit Kids philosophy and what they bring to lower Manhattan.

PopFit Kids is a FUNctional Fitness club with a mission to empower children on the importance of anytime, anywhere exercising, and an objective to provide them with the tools for developing life-long healthy habits.

Whether focusing on muscle coordination and motor planning skills, teaching a junior athlete how to lateral lunge with accuracy, or engaging in high-energy jump rope training — PopFit provides a variety of programming that speaks to all age groups.

Mara Wedeck started one of the first marketing and public relations agency dedicated to socially conscious companies whose mission was centered on sustainability and healthy living. She is passionate about the health and well-being of kids and their planet. Through working with clients such as Whole Foods Market, Applegate Farms, and Happy Families, she actively pursued the ‘healthy lunchbox’ conversation. After the birth of her son, she realized that there was not effort begin made for the proper fitness for kids. This leadMara to set out on her campaign to provide programming for kids that was healthy and fun.

Maria Chatman, a former lifestyle consultant for one of the biggest health and wellness management companies in NY, realized that there were not many accessible fitness and nutrition programs open to kids. She worked in community family health programming and her own personal fitness endeavors and noticed the market was lacking alternatives to traditional youth sports.

Their mission: Help kids help themselves to a healthier way of life.

Date: Thursday, February 4th [Read more…]

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