Downtown Halloween Festivities

Downtown Halloween Festivities

Courtesy of Jenny Lischeski (Mom to Shaila)

Schimmel Center at Pace University Presents The Okee Dokee Brothers

Schimmel Center at Pace University Presents The Okee Dokee Brothers

Schimmel Center at Pace University Presents The Okee Dokee Brothers. Lower Manhattan is lucky to have a cultural institution in our own backyard, by way of Schimmel Center at Pace University. This beautiful campus has a wonderful auditorium that is host to Behind the Actors Studio on Bravo TV. But, did you know that they also host lectures, concerts and now family programming? Support this great resource and attend their next family show with the Okee Dokee Brothers. FiDi Families is excited to attend this family event and listen to the Grammy Award winning, children’s songwriting duo. The duo will be performing songs from their latest album, “Adventure Songs.” So, get ready to join local families for a morning of music and fun with these great entertainers. And, if you use the link below, you will receive a $5 discount, as a friend of FiDi Families. So, don’t delay – let’s sell this show out and let the folks at the Schimmel Center at Pace University know that local families want fabulous family programs in their own back yard. 

Date: Saturday, October 25th [Read more...]

Howlin’ Halloween with FiDi Families

Howlin Halloween with FiDi Families

Lavender Blues Music Class for Tots

Lavender Blues Music Class for Tots

Lavender Blues Music Class. 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, October 24th [Read more...]

Taste of the Seaport 2014

Taste of the Seaport 2014

Taste of the Seaport 2014. The Taste of the Seaport celebrated its 5th annual extravaganza and it did not disappoint anyone in attendance. For the first time, there were two benefactors of this wonderful fundraiser; the Spruce Street School and the soon to be completed Peck Slip School. Both schools are located in the Financial District and will share the profits from this remarkable day. The Taste of the Seaport is an opportunity for attendees to sample restaurant fares from establishments along Front Street, Beekman Street, South Street and as far south as Cedar Street to Stone Street. This year, the Kid Zone was sponsored by NY Presbyterian Hospital Lower Manhattan and included the EMT’s and ambulance from the newly opened hospital. The Church Street School for Music and Art hosted an amazing construction site, allowing children of all ages to use their imaginations and build forts, castles and a slew of other kid-friendly haunts. Dunkin Donuts also hosted a donut decorating station, GoGo squeeZ supplied their well-known squeezable applesauce pouches and AquaBall provided their character covered flavored water to help fundraise for the two schools. The lineup of restaurants included the much-loved Paris Cafe as well as newbies Cedar Local and Insomnia Cookies. There were tastes from fantastic restaurants along the Old Seaport streets including Aqua and Suteishi but also included favorites from the heart of FiDi including Capital Grille and a Stone Street favorite, Mad Dog and Beans. 

FiDi Families was invited to introduce this wonderful event, as a local business in lower Manhattan and because we are proud Peck Slip parents. On this episode the South Street Seaport You Tube Channel highlights the 5th annual “Taste Of The Seaport”. This is one of the most delicious events in NYC showcasing dozens of lower Manhattan’s best restaurants, and this years festivities were bigger and better than ever. Take a look, and don’t forget this fall to experience the South Street Seaport for yourself.

To view the video, please visit this link: You Tube Channel

 

Music Makers and Story Shakers Storytime

Music Makers and Story Shakers Storytime

Music Makers and Story Shakers 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. 

Bring your imagination and get creative! Listen to a story and create a hands-on musical project. In this four-week series we will “travel” to four different points on the globe and create musical instruments from those countries. This program will take place on the second floor of the library.

Date: Thursday, October 23rd [Read more...]

The Big Apple Circus Presents Metamorphosis

The Big Apple Circus Presents Metamorphis

The Big Apple Circus Presents Metamorphosis. This special circus has entertained crowds for over 30 years and it is a unique, family-friendly one-ring circus that is not to be missed. One of the best aspects of this circus is the interaction between the audience and the performers and the intimacy of a small venue. The Big Apple Circus is a not-for-profit that offers community outreach and has a wide variety of philanthropic programs that give back to the local community. This year, they have introduced family shows; performances are on Wednesday’s at 11a and 6:30p with no intermission. The show is 75 minutes in length, instead of the regular 2 hour show with an intermission. It’s the perfect way to introduce little one’s to the circus and short enough to keep their attention. So, pack your bags and head north for a special treat. Check out the amazing animals, enjoy the fantastic acrobats and clowns in the Big Apple. 

Date: Running now through January 11th [Read more...]

Haute Halloween Event at Gymboree!

Haute Halloween Event at Gymboree! Fab Kids and Their Stylish Moms are hosting a Haute Halloween and FiDi Families are invited! Please note that you must RSVP to attend this super fun event!

Simply register via EventBrite and we’ll see you in your costume. https://www.facebook.com/events/566683746798621/ 

 

Haute Halloween Event at Gymboree!

25th Annual South Street Seaport Halloween Party

25th Annual South Street Seaport Halloween Party

Montessori School of Manhattan October Open House!

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 Montessori School of Manhattan October Open House!

For over a decade, the Montessori School of Manhattan has been providing children ages 2-6 with a life-long love of learning.  Their beautiful, sun-filled classrooms and highly experienced Montessori-certified teachers, create a joyful, warm and nurturing environment where each child is specifically challenged to the highest level of his or her own unique abilities. MSM students enjoy an educational experience that enhances self-esteem and fosters an ever-increasing curiosity about the world, affording their graduates consistent acceptance to New York’s most competitive schools. In addition to their traditional Montessori curriculum, MSM students participate in Second Language, Performing Arts, Music, Yoga, and Visual Art Study programs. First-time visitors to MSM are impressed with the self-discipline, confidence and academic talents of even our youngest children. At MSM, they carry Dr. Montessori’s philosophy throughout their programs and communities, both locally and internationally, through parent-organized outreach programs, fundraisers and their generous scholarship fund.

Prospective parents are invited to attend their Open House on: 

  • Wednesday, October 22nd, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, 5:30 pm– 6:30 pm, 2 Gold St. Campus (between Maiden Lane and Platt Street)

Please note RSVP is not required.

For more information please visit Montessori School of Manhattan’s website or call 212-334-0400

For a virtual tour, please visit Montessori School of Manhattan Virtual Tour

 

The Treehouse Shakers Present… Hatched

The Treehouse Shakers Present...Hatched

The Treehouse Shakers. Hatched is the first show in BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center’s 2014-2015 Family Theater Season, featuring plays, musicals, puppetry, concerts and dance for all ages.  

Hatched, is the original performance of a newborn chick emerging from her shell at sunrise to a strange and busy world. Told to the youngest of audience members 0-6, it is a first introduction into the theatre, while incorporating both the museum and farm. Performed through movement, handcrafted puppets, and very little human dialogue, the story is set amidst an American family farm. The chick is met by a feisty old rooster, a wobbly calf learning to walk, a gaggle of dancing chicks, a lamb, and a noisy nest of baby birds.

Date: Saturday, October 25th  [Read more...]