It’s Kindergarten application time!

It's Kindergarten application time!It’s Kindergarten application time!

If you are like me, you are in denial that you have a toddler that is closer to entering kindergarten than preschool. Regardless, the time has arrived for this milestone and its time to apply for the big-kid world of Kindergarten.

If your child was born in 2010 and you live in NYC, it’s time to apply to kindergarten. All students born in 2010 are eligible to attend kindergarten in September 2015. [Read more…]

BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THIRD STREET MUSIC SCHOOL SETTLEMENT

 

BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THIRD STREET MUSIC SCHOOL SETTLEMENT

 BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THIRD STREET MUSIC SCHOOL SETTLEMENT. Hailed as “the queen of children’s music” by People Magazine, Laurie Berkner will perform a solo concert benefiting Third Street Music School Settlement. 

The concert, Berkner’s only New York City show this season, is part of an ongoing series of events celebrating the 120th anniversary of Third Street Music School Settlement, whose alumni range from Broadway and film composer Robert Lopez (Book of Mormon, Frozen) and indie pop star Ingrid Michaelson (Girls Chase Boys) to 1920s hit-maker Irving Caesar (Tea for Two).

Third Street was founded in 1894 as part of the settlement movement, offering music instruction and social services to the Lower East Side’s immigrant population. Today its East Village location provides music and dance instruction to nearly 5,000 students ranging in age from toddlers to senior citizens, with more than 75% benefiting from financial aid and free or low-cost instruction. The school’s dual goal of access and excellence ensures that all its students reach their full potential, wherever this aspirations and talents lead them.

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

Register TONIGHT to Celebrate Your Snow Day Tomorrow With Crafty Kids!

Register TODAY to Celebrate Your Snow Day Tomorrow With Crafty Kids!

Register TODAY to Celebrate Your Snow Day Tomorrow With Crafty Kids! Don’t spend your day cooped up inside with your children! The Crafty Kids will host two sessions of a Snow Day Camp tomorrow! Come enjoy a day full of Traditional Crafting with a Modern Edge! Must register in advance by phone by 7p tonight!

Date: Tuesday, January 27th *TOMORROW [Read more…]

The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites

The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites. The BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center presents The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites in conjunction with Mermaid Theater of Nova Scotia. Three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly.

High up in the sky, Little Cloud playfully transforms himself into various creatures, including a sheep, and an airplane, a shark and more.

The Mixed-Up Chameleon is bored with his life, sitting about predictably changing colour all day. Following an adventurous trip to the zoo, he attempts to emulate the beautiful animals he sees before coming to the conclusion that there is value in his own unique self.

Adapted, designed and directed by Jim Morrow, with music by Steven Naylor and narration by Gordon Pinsent, the hour-long production features the imaginative approach to storytelling through theatre that has earned international recognition for Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia.

Date: Saturday, February 28 [Read more…]

Community Cube on Monday is at Cannon’s Walk

Weather Update:

We are moving our event to Cannon’s Walk – indoors/heated. We will be welcoming Music Beans for a fun morning! Snacks from Bitsy’s Brainfood and GoGo squeeZ. 

ADDRESS: 206 Front Street (We will be outside and directing families) 

 

Community Cube on Monday is at Cannon's Walk

FREE programming for kids of all ages

Indoors | Free | Heated | Fun

Musical Monday’s – Musical melodies with some of our favorite performers 

Toddler Tuesday’s – Yoga, Arts and Crafts & More

Winter Wednesday’s – Storytime, Movies & More

Every Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday

10am – 12pm · one hour of organized activity followed by one hour of free play

South Street Seaport Community Cube (next to the ice rink)

FiDi Families Sunday Skate with Digit and Kids Club Thirteen

FiDi Families Sunday Skate with Digit and Kids Club Thirteen

FiDi Families Sunday Skate with Digit and Kids Club Thirteen. Join us for a fun, family skate with Digit from Cyberspace. Digit is the cybird that helps kids on their mission to save Cyberspace with problem-solving skills, by applying math and analysis to save the world from harm.

Join FiDi Families and Kids Club Thirteen for a fun morning on the ice. Be sure to pick up a complimentary sample of our favorite snack GoGo squeeZ and bring your camera for photos with Digit the cybrid.

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

2nd Annual Peck Slip Community Crawl is TONIGHT!

2nd Annual Peck Slip Community Crawl is TONIGHT!

Cleanse Your Closet At Little Swappies

Cleanse Your Closet At Little Swappies 

Cleanse Your Closet At Little Swappies! FiDi Families are invited to a kids clothing, book, and toy swap. 

Bring a minimum of 8 new or very gently used items that your kids have outgrown: kids clothing (sizes 0-5), books, toys or maternity wear. In exchange, take home up to 20 items for your families to enjoy. All remaining items are donated to our charity partner, Room to Grow.

Attendees can also bring items that should NOT be swapped or donated – meaning old, stained or ripped clothing, blankets, or other textiles. Although separate from the swap, all of these items will be recycled making the event 100% zero waste. Everyone who brings textiles for recycling will automatically be entered to win a $200 gift certificate at any New York Kids Club location.

Bring the whole family and enjoy free babysitting, free stroller cleaning, face painting, music, arts & crafts projects, food and drinks, amazing raffle prizes and gift bags.

Date: Saturday, January 24th [Read more…]

FiDi Top Five List… Mommy Winter Fashion for Under $50

FiDi Top Five List… Mommy Winter Fashion for Under $50

FiDi Top Five List… Mommy Winter Fashion for Under $50

Whether you’re headed outside to take your kids to school or if you’re just rolling the stroller around town on a frigid New York morning, there’s nothing worse than not wearing the proper apparel! Sometimes you realize you need more winter accessories during winter which makes the deals much harder to find. Luckily, Zulily is hosting a “Winter Break: Ski Apres” event starting on Tuesday, January 20th. The event lasts until Friday, and you can find winter gear for unbeatable prices! These are our five favorites, presented by our guest blogger, Kayla:

1. Cable-Knit Headband by Gertie & Baxter; $12.99

2. Lace-Knit Fingerless Mittens by Gertie & Baxter; $12.99

3. Black and Gray Geometric Tassel Open Cardigan by Venice Blue; $16.99

4. Lace Trim Leg Warmers; $16.99

5. Lulu Boot by Reneeze; $29.99 

Check out five winter coat options to pair with these accessories on Kayla’s Five Things!

Battery Park City School Winter Carnival

Battery Park City School Winter Carnival