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NYC Unicycle Festival

NYC Unicycle Festival

The NYC Unicycle Festival is wheeling its way to Governors Island for the Labor Day weekend. They will be hosting a ton of kid friendly activities for kids of all ages and a variety of unicycle sports including unicycle basketball and hockey, and watch some world-famous riders as they display their skills. Enjoy unicycle basketball, hockey and sumo.  Plus, some lucky daredevils will even have a chance to try riding one of their unicycles. Wear your helmet!

Date(s): Saturday and Sunday, August 30th  and August 31st

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Captain Underpants at the Scholastic Store

Captain Underpants at the Scholastic Store

Scholastic Store Event with Captain Underpants. Join the Scholastic Store for a fun afternoon reading with Captain Underpants and his newest book ‘Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000′ into the Scholastic Store for a storytime reading and photo opportunity. Children will have a chance to enjoy arts and crafts, a reading, games and fun. 

Date: Saturday, August 30th

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Fridays with FiDi Families

Fridays with FiDi Families

Fridays with FiDi Families. Join us for our final Fridays with FiDi Families event. We will be giving away a $50 gift card from our friends at Fandango, gift cards for classes at Music Beans and joined by our friends from the Schimmel Center for Performing Arts, that is located in Lower Manhattan at Pace University. We have lots of other surprises too! And, it wouldn’t be complete without GoGosqueeZ!

Music BeansMusic sing-a-long party led by professional musicians with interactive activities and games. Singers will use shakers, scarves and parachutes and provide costumes for children to wear. For ages 3 years and older. 

What: Fridays with FiDi Families!

Who: FiDi Families in collaboration with the South Street Seaport

When: Friday, August 29th (our last one!)

Where: The South Street Seaport. FRONT/ROW lawn located at Fulton and Front Street

Front/Row Cinema…’Frozen’

Front/Row Cinema…'Frozen'

Front Row/Cinema – Frozen. The South Street Seaport’s Front Row/Cinema is wrapping up their Summer outdoor movie series with the newest classic ‘Frozen’. It is a great movie fro the whole family and kids (and parents) are invited to dress up as their favorite ‘Frozen’ character. 

It’s a great way to spend some quality time with the kids, enjoy great food and drinks from the local vendors and meet other FiDi Families. There are a ton of food trucks to order snacks from and an outdoor bar for some adult beverages. So, grab a blanket and head out early to grab a seat at the Seaport for a screening of  the Disney blockbuster ‘Frozen’, starring Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel. 

Date: Wednesday, August 27th

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The River Rangers on Pier 25

The River Rangers on Pier 25

The River Rangers on Pier 25. New York City provides an endless abundance of activities for kids of all ages. No where is that more evident by the programs along the Hudson River. FiDi Families is a fan of Pier 25 and all of the family-friendly activities that are offered at this great destination downtown. Join us for the River Rangers program, where toddlers and the big kids can interact with environmental educators, who conduct discovery-based science experiments and nature-inspired crafts. On our last visit, the kiddos were given an opportunity to interact with touch tanks and some great projects that they were really excited to be a part of. 

Date: Monday, August 25th (LAST SESSION)

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Tech Tuesday at the Seaport

Tech Tuesday at the Seaport

Scholastic Store Event with Ricky Riccottta’s Mighty Robot

Scholastic Store Event with Ricky Riccottta's Mighty Robot

Scholastic Store Event with Ricky Riccottta’s Mighty Robot. Join the Scholastic Store for a fun afternoon reading with Ricky Riccotta the smallest mouse around. Little Ricky Riccotta and his friend the Mighty Robot will be swinging into the Scholastic Store for a storytime reading and photo opportunity. Children will also have  a chance to create their own comic book to take home. 

Date: Saturday, August 23rd

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Fridays with FiDi Families on Friday, August 22nd @ 10a (FREE!)

Fridays with FiDi Families on Friday, August 22nd @ 10a  (FREE!) 

The Crafty Kids:  A variety of arts and crafts stations will be available for kids of all ages. Please keep in mind that some of the stations will be geared towards 3  and older. However, all ages welcome to this fun, interactive event.

Fandango: $50 gift card giveaway (must be present to win)

Skin Gym Face Fitness: mini skin gym facial offered on site

GoGo squeeZ: Complimentary GoGo squeeZ for all attendees

Bitys’s Brainfood: Complimentary Bitsy’s Brainfood snacks for all attendees

Montessori School of Manhattan: Information and goodies from FiDi’s premier Montessori preschool destination, including a floral giveaway

Fridays with FiDi Families on Friday, August 22nd @ 10a  (FREE!)

 

Happy August and End of Summer!

Happy August and End of Summer! Happy August and End of Summer! 

Our FREE Summer series “Fridays with FiDi Families” is on Friday, August 22nd at 10a at the Front/Row Lawn at 19 Fulton Street. We have two more Fridays to celebrate Summer. Join us this Friday,  August 22nd for arts and crafts with The Crafty Kids and our final performance with Music Beans on August 29th!

Giveaways include a $50 gift card to Fandango, the online movie destination for tickets, showtimes and the Family Room – a great resource for parents, plus fun stuff from Skin Gym Face Fitness and complimentary GoGo squeeZ. We will also be welcoming visits from our partners from the Montessori School of Manhattan, Kids Being Kids Photography and Bitsy’s Brainfood. 

We are enjoying the end of Summer and will be posting updates on a semi-regular basis through the end of August. We’ll be publishing events and activities, full-time as of September 1st. 

We can’t wait to provide updates, exciting events and fun partnerships for FiDi and all of Lower Manhattan. Stay tuned and enjoy the end of summer with your families!

South Street Seaport Family Events


South Street Seaport Museum. 
Established to promote the preservation of ships, this museum offers a display of historic ships, changing exhibits, tours, films, and harbor sails aboard 19th-century schooners. There is also a Children’s Center, which offers a wide variety of activities for kids that range from learning to tie knots and raise sails to going on an overnight sailing trip.

The Seaport Museum continues to offer some amazing programming for children and grownups alike.

August 20th and 27th - Stop by this historic gem from 1p – 2:30p for a dockside visit aboard the Pioneer. Explore harbor ecology with hands on, family friendly activities (included with admission). 

August 22nd – There is a wonderful family book event that will be held aboard the 1907 Barque Peking. Author and illustrator Brian Floca will share his award winning story Lightship, inspired by the ships that are docked at the South Street Seaport. This book reading and storytelling event is open to all ages. Complimentary GoGo squeeZ and more! Many more activities are scheduled so be sure to visit their website for additional information at http://southstreetseaportmuseum.org

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