Taste Of Battery Park

Taste Of Battery Park

Taste Of Battery Park! Make your way to the Waterfront Plaza and Brookfield Place to kick off the start of fall. Enjoy the launch of Taste of Battery Park City. This event is a fundraiser for PS89 and the promotion of community relationships throughout our area.

Taste of Battery Park City will feature a number of restaurants in Battery Park and in Brookfield Place. Restaurants include Blue Ribbon, Dos Toros, Financier, Le District, Northern Tiger, Parm, PJ Clarke’s, Tartinery, Sprinkles, and more delicious options. There will be something for everyone!

This is a kid friendly event, whether your child is an athlete or a music lover. In addition to all the yummy food there will be a Kids Corner with a number of different activities. Asphalt Green and Manhattan Youth will keep your kids on their feet, TriBattery Pops and students from PS89 will be providing musical entertainment for the afternoon, and don’t miss out on discounted sailing with Off-Shore Sailing. 

Date: Sunday, October 4th [Read more…]

The Saturday Morning Show

The Saturday Morning Show

The Saturday Morning Show. Hudson Eats Free Fall Events are back and here to stay until the end of November. This recurring event is a popular variety showcase that includes music, games, story time, magic, and more. Perfect for kids and their parents.

This Saturday, come enjoy Rolie Polie Guacamole & Play Me A Story at Hudson Eats. Listen to original folk stories and a parent-friendly band. Be a part of one of the finest children’s art collections incorporating music, lyrics, and humor. 

This weekend, Rolie Polie Guacamole will be celebrating with a CD release show. Play Me A Story will be preforming “Stone Soup.”

Rolie Polie Guacamole is a beloved kids’ band in the NYC area. They’ve released four albums and played well over 1,500 shows nationwide since hitting the boards with their first performance in 2007. Rolie Polie Guacamole has developed a smart, parent-friendly musical style putting a twos on original tunes and covers. 

Play Me A Story invites audience members to assist in story-telling. They’ll be able to use strong visuals, homemade props, sets, costumes, art activities, and original music.

Date: Saturday, October 3rd [Read more…]

Art Start Family Art Workshops: SuperHeroes!


Art Start Family Art Workshops: SuperHeroes!

Courtesy: Art Start

Art Start is one of the innovative partners of the Seaport Culture District. Art Start hosts FREE Family Art Days every Saturday.  

Join us this week as we explore super powers. Anyone can be a superhero. You don’t need muscles and brawn to be brave. This week you’ll be able to draw a comic that features yourself as a superhero. Afterward, make a cape using fabric and glue so that everyone can see what makes you, well, SUPER!

Art Start is a kid-friendly addition to the Seaport Culture District. This award-winning organization used creative art projects to restore the hopes of homeless youth. Art Start will partner with Rosemont Press and Arup to host Portrait Project. This entails a light-and-sound-installation in Cannon’s Walk offering an inspiring and enlightening look at the hopes and dreams of Art Start teenagers. Art start is also partnering with Fast Ashleys Studios, Anyway Reps and DCOY Studios.

The Howard Hughes Corporation recently unveiled the Seaport Culture District, a new group of partners and organizations bringing culture to Lower Manhattan. From mid-August to December, the Culture District will provide authentic NY cultural experiences through food, fashion, entertainment, art, design, history and more! This is the best way to represent the vibrant and unique bustling downtown neighborhood that we all know and love!

Date: Saturday, October 3rd [Read more…]

MOVE! At Brookfield Place

MOVE! At Brookfield Place

MOVE! At Brookfield Place Brookfield Place New York introduces MOVE! This is a 3-day interactive experience centered around art and fashion, perfect for the downtown area. Cecilia Dean and noted writer David Colman, co-founded MOVE! They paired artists with noted fashion designers to create an amazing experience for the public.

The exhibition features a number of imaginative movements created by teams of artists and designers including Rob Pruitt, Ryan McNamara & Diane Von Furstenberg, Kate Gilmore, Italo Zucchelli for Calvin Klein, Olaf Breuning & Cynthia Rowley, Liz Markus, Michael Kors, James Kaliardos & YSL Beauty and more to come. Choreographer, Elana Langer, and Le District are also featured at the exhibition.

There will be more information on the movements coming soon!

Date: Friday, October 2nd – Sunday, October 4th

Time: 10a – 7p

Location: 200 Vessey Street (Brookfield Place NY)

Ages: All

Fee: Free

For more information, please click here.

Halloween Costume Parade and Party

The Friends of Washington Market Park Annual Halloween Costume Parade and Party.

Halloween Costume Parade and Party. Save the date! Come and celebrate at the 2015 Halloween Parade and Party at Washington Market Park. This annual event is the park’s longest running event, and a highlight of the year for kids throughout the neighborhood. Friend volunteers run free events including penny-in-a-haystack, a bone dig in the sandbox, and a hay circle on the lawn.

No Strollers will be permitted  in the park during the event.There will be a free stroller-check at Duane and Greenwich streets, run by volunteers.

Parade line-up begins at 12:45 near CitiGroup Plaza and will travel south along Greenwich Street to the park.

Date: Sunday, October 25th [Read more…]

Downtown Little School Playgroup Registration is OPEN

The Downtown Little School, located in the Financial District, is offering Parent-Child Playgroups on Friday mornings. 

The DLS Parent-Child Playgroup is a great way for parents of toddlers to learn more about the school. The Downtown Little School is a preschool for children ages two to five.  Located in the heart of the Financial District since 1999, the school offers a welcoming environment that is both play filled and purposeful— and where teachers always have the development of the whole child in mind.  Applications now being accepted for the 2016/17 school year.  

Date: Session start dates vary

Location: 15 Dutch Street (between John St and Fulton St) 

Ages: 2 yo – 5 yo

Cost: $160 / per Fall Session (4 classes per session)

FiDi Families Insiders: Children must be born before September 15, 2014 to be eligible.

To learn more and to register, please visit: http://www.downtownlittleschool.org

Downtown Little School Playgroup Registration is OPEN



The Crafty Kids Announces New Classes

The Crafty Kids Announces New Classes


The Crafty Kids. The Crafty Kids is offering a number of great classes this Fall at their Lower Manhattan art studio. At The Crafty Kids, children are taught traditional art concepts and techniques with unique, modern, fun, age-appropriate craft projects that also help improve confidence, independence, collaborative problem-solving, fine motor skills, and social skills.

Bring your kids to The Crafting Hour every Tuesday and Thursday morning. This is a great way to spend some quality time with your children making a project that you’ll share forever. They will learn different art techniques to make fun and simple crafts that they can bring home with them. 

Interested in something for your older kids? The Crafting Afterschool Playdate is perfect. Children can attend a single session or multiple sessions. Each afterschool session includes  snacks and a fun theme. Your kids will enjoy a craft, movement activity, group activity, and end with an individual activity. Please note: an additional hour of fun is available. The fee is $20/session or $420/14 week semester and an add on meal is $10/child. There is a 50% off sibling discount, too. 

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Two Options Available:  

Option 1: The Crafting Hour

Time: 11a – 12p

Ages: 18 months – 5 years old

Fee: $10/child 

Option 2: Crafting Afterschool Playdate

Time: 2:45p – 4:45p (late pick up option is available until 5:45p)

Ages: 3 yo – 9 years old

Fee: $40/child; $420/14 week semester

Location for both classes: 165 William Street, 8th floor

FiDi Families Insiders: Pre-registration is required before arrival. Pick up is available from PS397 and PS343.

To register, call 212-732-5182 or email info@thecraftykids.com. For more information, please click here

Special Mention: The Crafty Kids also hosts birthday parties and makes custom designed craft kit party favors.

ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina Parade of Boats

ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina Parade of Boats

Courtesy of Waterfront Alliance

The ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina Parade of Boats kicks off the Waterfront Alliance’s annual Heroes of the Harbor award gala held at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers on Pier 61 on the Hudson River. The public is cordially invited to a free, narrated viewing of this marvelous and exciting flotilla at Pier 62 in Hudson River Park (accessible by crossing West Street at 22nd or 23rd Streets).

A narrator with a public address system will entertain the audience with details and stories about the passing vessels, which are of every possible description and size, ranging ranging from large commercial vessels, tugs, sightseeing craft, fire boat, sailboats, to kayaks and outriggers. The parade is held rain or shine, so dress appropriately— and don’t forget your cameras and binoculars!

Date: Monday, October 5th

Time: 6p – 7p

Location: Pier 62 at Hudson River Park (at 22nd St)

Ages: All ages welcome

Cost: FREE

FiDi Families Insiders: There will be a Waterfront Alliance information table at Pier 62

For more information, please visit: http://waterfrontalliance.org/support-our-work/heroes-of-the-harbor/


SUBMERGE NYC Marine Science Festival

SUBMERGE NYC Marine Science Festival

SUBMERGE NYC Marine Science Festival. Come enjoy “a splash of science in the city.” Hudson River Park Trust and the New York Hall of Science present SUBMERGE! This is a science festival devoted to raising awareness and celebrating NYC’s coastal waters. Join for free hands-on marine science activities, live music, presentations by noted scientists, citizen science, kayaking, fishing and more!

Date: Saturday, October 3rd

Time: 11a – 4p

Location: Pier 26 at N. Moore Street

Ages: All

Fee: Free

For more information, please click here.

LEGO in Sukkah Chabad Tribeca

LEGO in the Sukkah

LEGO in Sukkah Chabad Tribeca. Calling all LEGO fans! Come enjoy a creative afternoon of LEGOs. Children will be divided into small groups. They will work with LEGO architects to build, play, and share creations with one another. This the perfect way to spice up your Tuesday.

Date: Tuesday, September 29th [Read more…]