Ramblin’ Dan and The Freewheelin’ Band Concert

Ramblin' Dan and The Freewheelin' Band Concert

Ramblin’ Dan and The Freewheelin’ Band Concert! Join HudsonRiverKids for some musical fun! Hudson River Park brings out all of your favorite New York City family performers each Monday evening! Come enjoy anything form music to magic to interactive storytelling! Your family will get a good start to the week and will be entertained every Monday night all summer long!

This beloved NYC band offers early childhood music the whole family will enjoy! This wonderful group is brought to you by renowned NYC music teacher, song writer, and performer, Dan Griffith and wife, Julie Dicterow. Dan is recognized as the face of the band, but Julie plays an important role in writing and designing curriculum for parties and events.

 The couple aims to help kids learn to enjoy the art of self-expression. The band works to jump start the idea for kids to  love and accept themselves as they find their place or way. Come out and spend your Monday nights the right way!

Monday, July 6th

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Game ON! 2015

Game ON! 2015
 
Game On! The Downtown Alliance is once again sponsoring summer block parties. This year, the events will take place on four specific dates, which will offer an array of games and fun throughout the Water Street corridor this summer. Join your neighbors and co-workers for music, drinks, food, games and more!
 
Rooftop Films will feature some great films at the Elevated Acre (55 Water Street) , including Karate Kid on August 12th. Films start at 8:30pm. 
 
Game On! 2015 is produced by the Downtown Alliance with creative contributions from Auster Agency and support from: 55 Water, 75 Wall Residences, Andaz Wall Street, Cedar Local, FIT + LOVE, Gregory’s Coffee, Kill Screen, LMHQ, New York Water Taxi, Pink Sparrow, Playmatics, Rooftop Films, Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, RXR, Time Out New York, We Work and Yelp. 
 
Dates: June 17, July 8, August 12, September 9
 
Time: 5p
 
Ages: All ages welcome
 
Cost: Free
 

For a complete list of all the events and activities happening at Game On! visit the event website at http://www.downtownny.com/gameon

Wednesday’s in Teardrop Park.

Wednesday’s in Teardrop ParkWednesday’s in Teardrop Park! This is an afternoon of fun for school-age children to join in creative art activities and spirited games in Teardrop Park every Wednesday. Artists of all ages and abilities are welcome! Come enjoy the beautiful outdoor weather while completing paintings, collages, sculptures, and art projects inspired by nature! The art portion occurs during the entire duration of the program, for children who prefer this over running around!

After testing their creativity, let the lawn games begin! Starting at 4:30 children will take advantage of the Teardrop Park landscape through a number of group games. These will cater to children with an array of interests with games ranging from but not limited to dramatic play to tag and capture the flag.

Your children will come home to you with a wonderful art project and tired out from an afternoon filled with fun!

Date: Wednesday, July 8th [Read more…]

Big City Fishing!

Big City Fishing

Big City Fishing! Hudson River Park offers Big City Fishing for free! This is a great way for your kids to learn how to fish in the wonderful Hudson River environment. Don’t worry, rods, reels, bait and instruction will all be provided!

While also fun, this informative program provides participants with an opportunity to learn about river ecology and different fish species that are found in the river. 

Come relax, fish, and learn more about water quality, fish biology, and more! Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation, a perfect way to spend a summer afternoon outdoors!

Date: Sunday, July 5th [Read more…]

The Festival of Independence

The Festival of Independence

The Festival of Independence! Come celebrate the 4th of July in the beloved Seaport District! Nothing says patriotism like the heart of the downtown area and endless music and fun! 

This event will take place on two stages in the Seaport District for your convenience! Join the celebration with a full day of live music, great food and drinks, fun shopping, and a 4th of July fireworks show!

For the best view of the fireworks access to the FDR will be available via Dover Street. Limited viewing areas will include Fulton Street and Peck Slip. There will be no public access to South Street and Pier 15 and 16 will be closed for private events. Keep in mind, and get a good seat!

Here’s the day long schedule:

FULTON STREET STAGE (corner of Fulton and Water Streets)
1:00pm     Sam Barnes Bluegrass Showdown
2:45pm     Elk City
4:45pm     Marcus Monroe
5:00pm     The Liza Colby Sound
6:00pm     Gedeon Luke and The People
7:00pm     Freedy Johnston
9:20pm     Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Presents “Brave”

PECK SLIP STAGE (corner of Peck Slip and Front Street)
1:00pm     Ken Whelan and NY Puppets
2:00pm     Hot Peas N’ Butter
3:00pm     The Blue Vipers
5:00pm     Doll Parts
6:00pm     North of Amarillo
7:00pm     Jess Lenat
9:20pm     Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Presents “Brave”

Date: Saturday, July 4th [Read more…]

Skippyjon Jones Snow What & the 7 Chihuahuas

Skippyjon Jones Snow What

SkippyjonJones Snow What & the 7 Chihuahuas. Kick off a busy weekend with your kids with a morning show filled with fun, music, and laughter at the Lucille Lortel Theatre!

Come enjoy Skippyjon Jones Snow What! This humorous and enjoyable show stars Skippyjon Jones, the Siamese cat who thinks he’s a Mexican Chihuahua. While his sisters listen to “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” he heads off for an adventure of his own.

This brand new musical based on the book by Judy Schachner, Skippyjon Jones Snow What is a twist on the classic fairytale! This show is typically geared towards children in K-3rd Grade, but of course is open to all! This whimsical musical adaptation was written by Kevin Del Aguila with music by Eli Bolin.

Date: Friday, July 3rd [Read more…]

Preschool Art on Thursday’s

Preschool Art

Preschool Art on Thursday’s! Bring your children to Rockefeller Park to be introduced or to learn more about their artistic abilities, all while getting fresh air after a long day of school, camp, or running errands with you throughout Manhattan!

They will learn more about paper, clay, wood, and paint. Here, a wonderful art educator will present a new art project perfectly planned for toddler and preschooler skills. All materials are provided! Be prepared to dress for a mess, luckily one that isn’t in your home!

During the kids time for creativity, parents and caretakers are invited to enjoy the beautiful views of the Hudson River and the lawns and plant life of Rockefeller Park! This program meets by the Park House at Rockefeller Park; enter the park near Murray Street.

Date: Thursday, July 2nd [Read more…]

Great American Independence Day Parade

Great American Independence Day Parade

Great American Independence Day Parade! Recognize July 3rd as a national holiday at the South Street Seaport! Help start a new tradition in Lower Manhattan! This year, we will be honoring the visit of French Frigate Hermione & Her Crew & French Role in America’s Independence! 

Come visit the historic Hermione on display at the South Street Seaport from July 1-3 and enjoy fun with the whole family.  Learn about Lafayette’s role in the American Revolution and the Hermione’s reconstruction. Re-enactors demonstrate shipbuilding crafts, interact with sailors and see costumed performances along with concerts and craft exhibitions.

The Lower Manhattan Historical Society has decided to sponsor this event for the first time in 39 years! This independence day parade will take place through the streets of Lower Manhattan, covering the most historically important streets of Lower Manhattan! March from Wall Street and along Broadway from Trinity Church to Bowling Green.

Come gain a greater appreciation of the very rich history of Lower Manhattan and its importance!  Thanks to The Lower Manhattan Historical Society and Howard Hughes for sponsoring and helping with such a patriotic and wonderful event!

Date: Friday, July 3rd [Read more…]

Everyday Ballet Launches in TriBeCa for GrownUps!

Everyday Ballet Launches in TriBeCa for GrownUps!

TriBeCa’s latest workout trend, Everyday Ballet, offers a revolutionary holistic approach to ballet technique. World-class ballerina and EDB Founder, Tiekka Tellier, created Everyday Ballet to bring the amazing benefits of real ballet to everyone regardless of age, body type, or level of experience. Uniquely designed ballet sequences sculpt, strengthen, and elongate the entire body in a challenging and accessible way — NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! (But if you have some, that’s fabulous, too!) 

Everyday Ballet channels fitness through beauty rather than brute force. The result? Everyday Ballet is a body-positive practice that removes the masochism from fitness. The exquisite music and movements go beyond merely “feeling the burn” to show how beauty can be a far greater force of transformation (and motivation!) than the usual “pain equals gain” fitness ethos. And the incomparable strength, flexibility, and elegant body mechanics developed through ballet will enhance all your activities outside the studio. So go ahead and get in touch with your “inner-ballerina” this summer! And, read their latest newsletter HERE

Class: Ballet Fitness

Dates & Times: Visit everydayballet.co to view class schedule.

Age: Adults

Location: 380 Broadway, 5th Floor

FiDi Families Insiders: Everyday Ballet free demonstration (date/time/venue). Come experience the beauty and amazing fitness of ballet and receive exclusive discounts on EDB classes!

Exclusive deal for FiDi Families: Over 40% off an EDB class! Pre-registration required. Email tiekka@everydayballet.co to register. Please include “FiDi Families” in the subject line.

Visit www.everydayballet.co to view the schedule of classes and for more information. 

Ticket Giveaway to Hunger Games Exhibit at Discovery Times Square

Calling all Hunger Games fans! Head north from Lower Manhattan to Discovery Times Square for the Hunger Games Exhibition. The trek to Times Square is well worth the effort. 

THE HUNGER GAMES: THE EXHIBITION will ignite fans of the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise as never before. Immersive themed environments, hundreds of authentic costumes and props, and highly interactive digital and hands-on experiences will invite visitors to step inside and explore the world of Panem as created by the films. Guests will follow Katniss Everdeen’s inspirational journey, from her humble beginnings in District 12 to her emergence as the Mockingjay, sparking curiosity and excitement, as the real-world themes underpinning the stories and the technological wizardry and amazing artistry that carried them to the screen are revealed.

Date: July 1 – January 2016
Location: 226 West 44th Street
Ages: All ages though geared towards the tween set and older

FiDi Families Insiders! Enter FIDIFAMHG for 20% off your ticket to the Hunger Games Exhibition 

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Wednesday’s in Teardrop Park

Teardrop Park

Wednesday’s in Teardrop Park. This is an afternoon of fun for school-age children to join in creative art activities and spirited games in Teardrop Park every Wednesday. Artists of all ages and abilities are welcome! Come enjoy the beautiful outdoor weather while completing paintings, collages, sculptures, and art projects inspired by nature! The art portion occurs during the entire duration of the program, for children who prefer this over running around!

After testing their creativity, let the lawn games begin! Starting at 4:30 children will take advantage of the Teardrop Park landscape through a number of group games. These will cater to children with an array of interests with games ranging from but not limited to dramatic play to tag and capture the flag.

Your children will come home to you with a wonderful art project and tired out from an afternoon filled with fun!

Date: Wednesday, June 24th [Read more…]