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...]

Schimmel Center at Pace University and Gustafer Yellowgold (Save the Date)

Schimmel Center for the Performing Arts and Gustafer Yellowgold

Schimmel Center at Pace University and Gustafer Yellowgold. 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 first family show of the Fall: Gustafer Yellowgold. Join local families for a morning of fun and silliness with this fun family entertainer. 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. 

Join us for the upcoming family program…

Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show is a multi-media performance of live music, animated illustrations and storytelling. With its unique crossover appeal, the show has been the wild-card opening act for Wilco and The Polyphonic Spree. Gustafer has appeared off-Broadway in his own productions of Gustafer Yellowgold’s Mellow Sensation and Gustafer Yellowgold’s Infinity Sock. In addition to touring nationally to arts centers, children’s museums, theaters and music venues, Gustafer has ventured abroad for performances in the U.K and even Korea!

Date: Saturday, September 27th

Time: 11a

Ages: All ages welcome

Length of show: 1 hour with no intermission

Cost: $25 and children (ages 1 – 11) are $10 (infants under 1 yr are free)

Location: 3 Spruce Street/Schimmel Center at Pace University

To purchase discounted tickets, as a friend of FiDi Families, please visit the FiDi Families page


Creative Play for Kids Arrives in FiDi!

Creative Play for Kids Arrives in FiDi!


Church Street School for Music and Art Open House (Save the Date)

Church Street School for Music and Art Open House

Church Street School for Music and Art Open House. FiDi Families are invited to visit a Tribeca institution on September 20th…the Church Street School for Music and Art. This great facility is hosting it’s 25th Annual Fall Open House. Join their amazing staff for a free day of art and music fun for kids and grownups of all ages. Check out their great lineup and we hope to see you there. 

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

Scholastic Store Screening: Dolphin 2

Scholastic Store Screening: Dolphin 2

Scholastic Store Screening: Dolphin 2. The soon to be family favorite, “Dolphin 2″ is coming out on September 12th. But, Scholastic fans are invited to a special FREE screening for NYC kids at the Scholastic Store in SoHo. Don’t delay and reserve your spot now and introduce your children to this amazing story about a dolphin in need of medical care and good old fashioned TLC. Following the screening, attendees will be invited to a signing by Craig Hatkoff, author of Hope for Winter – the story behind the movie. Complete your afternoon in SoHo with a stroll to the local parks and shops in this vibrant neighborhood. 

Date: Saturday, September 13th [Read more...]

Music for Little Ears with Lavender Blues

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 12th [Read more...]

Remembering 9/11 in Lower Manhattan

Remembering 9/11 in Lower Manhattan

The 9/11 Day of Service is the result of millions of people in the U.S. and around the world, honoring the victims of the 9/11 attacks. On the 13th anniversary of this tragic day, FiDi Families encourages families to volunteer or acknowledge this important date in history, in their own way. There are many memorial services planned around the world and at the World Trade Center site. According to the 9/11 Day of Service website, 47 million people observed 9/11 last year by doing good deeds. To learn more, please visit

Remembering 9/11 in Lower Manhattan

Starting at 6 p.m. on September 11th, the Memorial’s annual Tribute in Light will illuminate the New York City skyline, serving as a way to remember the attacks and honor the nearly 3,000 victims who died that day.  For the first time in the institution’s history, the 9/11 Memorial will remain open until midnight on the 13th anniversary, and the Tribute in Light will sit just south of the site. The memorial plaza will be closed to the public for most of the day on Sept. 11 as the commemoration takes place. To learn more, please visit

Remembering 9/11 in Lower Manhattan

As a former eight year consultant for Cantor Fitzgerald, I am honored to be participating in the 10th Annual Charity Day in the Financial District. Every year, BGC Partners and Cantor Fitzgerald, in conjunction with the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, commemorate their 658 friends and colleagues and the 61 Eurobrokers employees who perished on September 11, 2001 by distributing 100% of the global revenues on Charity Day to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and dozens of charities around the world. Since its inception, Charity Day has raised approximately $101 million globally. Each anniversary is a poignant occasion for all that participate. Charity Day is their way of turning a tragic day into one that is positive and uplifting by helping others. In addition to giving money to hundreds of charities worldwide, The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund also accepts donations from the general public.

The public can pledge a donation to The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund by calling: 212-829-4770

Broadway Buzz – 20 at 20

Broadway Buzz - 20 at 20

Broadway Buzz – 20 at 20. Extra Extra…Best Broadway deal for kid-friendly Off-Broadway shows are now available through the 20 at 20 program. Patrons can choose from 20 different shows, 20 minutes before current time for $20! The annual program has just launched and will be available from Tuesday, September 9th through Sunday, September 28th. Invite your friends, grab the kids and take advantage of this great offer. Some of our kid faves include The Berenstain Bears LIVE!Fancy Nancy the MusicalGazillion Bubble Show and the Butterfly Girl. See any 7 of the participating 20at20 shows in September to be eligible for great prizes. Visit the website for more details. 

Dates: Now through September 28th [Read more...]