Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!

Courtesy: TPAC

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! 

If you want to introduce your children to the theatre but dread going north to the hustle and bustle of Times Square, look no further than Tribeca for a fun family day. Join us for a fun afternoon with Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! 

Synopsis: It’s holiday time, and everyone’s favorite first grader is back to celebrate! All of the students in Room One are happily creating the perfect holiday party. Except how is Junie B. supposed to enjoy anything when she has drawn the name of her arch nemesis, Tattletale May, for her Secret Santa Gift!! But wait — the Secret Santa gift is the perfect opportunity to give May exactly what she deserves…Maybe.  Holiday fun with a lesson about giving is a perfect treat for the holiday season!

Check out this fun production at the BMCC Tribeca Music Performing Arts Center – a gem located in Lower Manhattan. Get your tickets now before they sell out!

Date: Saturday, December 20th  [Read more…]

FiDi Families Winter Fun at the Community Cube (Save the Date)

FiDi Families Winter Fun at the Cube

The Community Cube3 at the South Street Seaport will be host to some amazing events in January, hosted by FiDi Families. Our presenting sponsor is the NY Presbyterian Hospital Lower Manhattan. More information to come but be on the lookout for wonderful programming that is FREE, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in January*. No programming on 1/19/15. 

FiDi Families Winter Fun at the Cube3


Neighborhood Movie Night “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”

Courtesy of IMDB

Courtesy of IMDB

Neighborhood Movie Night “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”. Enjoy a fun night out and relax with or without your kids (depending on their age) and meet other downtown families at St. Paul’s Chapel. Join the fun and enjoy free popcorn and drinks. This Friday, catch the 1983 classic “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” starring Chevy Chase. The movie is rated PG-13 and is 1 hr and 40 minutes in length.

Family Friday Movie Night is sponsored by Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopal parish in Lower Manhattan, but you do not have to be part of the parish to attend. Donations to support Family Friday are welcome. The film series is operated by Trinity Wall Street

Date: Friday, December 19th [Read more…]

Downtown Dance Factory Open House (Save the Date)

Downtown Dance Factory Open House. One of my most favorite discoveries in Lower Manhattan has been Downtown Dance Factory on the outskirts of TriBeCa. The studios are beautiful, the instructors are amazing and the kids that are their students are incredibly excited to be a part of the dance world, in the exciting world of DDF. With a toddler who started out in TuTu Tots, followed by KindiHop, I can attest to the wonderful experience we have had at the studio. They are having an open house and all FiDi Families are invited to attend. If you haven’t been to this studio before, it is a great opportunity to check it out. 

Downtown Dance Factory staff and teachers will be on-hand to teach, answer questions, color and play with the kids in between classes. The Winter/Spring Semester begins on February 3rd and runs until June 15th, and there is space in all age groups for girls and boys to enroll. Drop in to experience the magic that is Downtown Dance Factory and a FiDi Families Fave!

Date: Sunday, January 11th

Time: 10a – 1p

Location: 291 Broadway, 5th Floor

Cost: Free

Ages: 2 – 5 years of age

FiDi Families Insiders: Dress in clothes and shoes that are comfortable for dancing (avoid tights as they may lead to slipping!)

For additional information and descriptions of classes, please visit http://www.downtowndancefactory.com

Downtown Dance Factory Open House











The Science of Santa

The Science of Santa

Courtesy of NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

The Science of Santa. Kids of all ages are usually very excited when the holidays arrive. Especially since presents and Santa tend to be involved. But, there are some skeptics out there, that don’t believe Santa can fit down a chimney or that reindeer really know how to fly. What better way to learn if these are fact or fiction than by attending “The Science of Santa” show at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts? Don’t you want to know how Santa knows how to tell if someone has been naughty or nice? Let Doktor Kaboom share some science insight with the whole family. Bring the kids to this great venue and join FiDi Families, prior to the performance for fun activities, one hour before the show starts. 

Date: Saturday, December 20th [Read more…]

Bilingual Birdies Storytime

Bilingual Birdies Storytime (Free)

Bilingual Birdies 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. Join Bilingual Birdies for a special storytime, which has an emphasis on language. Enjoy classic stories, songs, and rhymes in English and French! 

Date: Wednesday, December 17th [Read more…]

Chess for Kids

Chess for Kids

Chess for Kids. Are you interested in introducing your children to the concepts of abstract reasoning, pattern recognition, critical thinking and creativity? If so, Chess for Children is the place to be. The Battery Park Conservancy is hosting a Chess for Children class that introduces children to these concepts through the ancient game of Chess. This class will be taught in small groups for beginners to intermediate level.

Date: December 16th [Read more…]

Miniature Trains at the North Cove

Miniature Trains at the North Cove

Miniature Trains for Kids of All Ages in Battery Park’s North Cove. Make your way to the North Cove and bring the kids to experience the wonder of miniature trains in Lower Manhattan. There will be seven trains running with familiar scenes such as a bustling city and harbor scene with a racing fleet of J/24 sailboats. It is a great activity for families and children of all ages to enjoy and to celebrate the spirit of the season. The Holiday Train Garden is constructed by the Manhattan Sailing Club in collaboration with Project City Kids, which organizes educational and recreational opportunities for kids who grow up in the City.

Dates: Now – December 24th [Read more…]

Menorah Madness with Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights

Menorah Madness with Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights

Menorah Madness with Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights. Join us at the Jewish Heritage Museum of NYC in Battery Park for an afternoon kids concert with the amazing Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights. The JHM of NY has been offering fantastic family programs and this is a great kids band that all ages will enjoy. FiDi Families are all invited to attend a fun afternoon in support of their family programming.

Date: Sunday, December 14th [Read more…]

LEGO Screening: Marvel Super Heroes and Chima!

LEGO Screening: Marvel Super Heroes and Chima!

LEGO Screening: Marvel Super Heroes and Chima! Scholastic fans are invited to a special FREE screening event for the Marvel Super Heroes AND Chima franchises, in the Scholastic Auditorium. Kids will have the opportunity to check out Spiderman and Iron Man as they take on Loki or they can check out Chima favorite Laval, as he reclaims the land of Chima from ice. The screenings will be on a one-hour loop throughout the morning, so everyone will have a chance to grab a seat and enjoy the shows. Complete your afternoon in SoHo with a stroll to the local parks and shops in this vibrant neighborhood. 

Date: Saturday, December 13th [Read more…]

Lavender Blues in Lower Manhattan – CANCELLED TODAY -

Lavender Blues in Lower Manhattan


Lavender Blues in Lower Manhattan. The weekend is here and it’s time for fun. 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, December 12th [Read more…]