Memorial Day Weekend At North Cove Marina

Memorial Day Weekend At North Cove Marina Beginning THIS Morning

Memorial Day Weekend At North Cove Marina! Offshore Sailing School hosts its grand opening this weekend! Summer KidsSail youth program registration is now open to all interested sailors. Doris Colgate, President and CEO of Offshore Sailing School, announced that the company’s North Cove Sailing School will host “Sail-Abration” at North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place over Memorial Day weekend.

The school will offer one hour sailboat rides on a space-available basis (minimum age 7 and minimum 50 lb weight, accompanied by an adult over the age of 21).

An Offshore Sailing School instructor will be aboard each ailboat with up to five participants and each participant must sign a waiver before boarding the boats. Participants should check-in at Offshore Sailing School fleet on the south end of the North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place. There will be two daily prize drawings for chances to win free sailing lessons, KidsSail sessions, and Learn to Sail certification courses.

Parents are also encouraged to sign their children up for the weekly KidsSail summer program at North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place beginning June 22nd – August 14th.

KidsSail is a three-hour learning session for five consecutive days on the Hudson River on Offshore Sailing School’s sailboats, with a professional instructor aboard each boat. KidsSail is open to children ages 7 – 17 for eight weeks from 9a – 12p or 4p.   [Read more…]

mini-Preneur Launches in FiDi

mini-Preneur Launches in FiDi

As many parents know, introducing kids to the big ideas of business and commerce can be tough. But, giving kids the chance to learn and practice entrepreneurship in an informal way, is a great way to encourage kids to get involved, ask questions and have fun. So, when we found out about a new summer camp that was launching in FiDi, specifically designed to get kids minds thinking about innovation and business, we were thrilled. 

Children inspired by creating and selling products have an opportunity to hone their entrepreneurship skills with a new kid-friendly business company in Lower Manhattan, “mini-Preneur”. The program teaches children about social citizenship, team collaboration, technology and thinking “glocal”, or creating ideas which start with the community, but also have a global impact. “mini-Preneur” offers a number of classes, camps, and contests for children interested in designing their own business or product

For kids 8 – 11: Campers will have a chance to design a business, create a commercial, design their products, and bring their business to life. Children aged 11-14 can partake in a camp focusing on making their ideas a reality, including working with real entrepreneurs and adding technology to their ideas.

For kids 7 – 16: Campers are invited to the mini-Preneur’s End of Summer Shark Tank event. Campers are invited to pitch their idea for the next great product and win up to $2,500. Interested children can submit a pitch deck, presentation, business plan, or video pitch along with an entry fee of $99.

FiDi Families Insiders: It is not required to be enrolled in a summer camp to be a member of the Shark Tank competition, but those enrolled in the summer camps may be eligible to have their entry fee waived.

Location: 25 Pine Street (Pine Street School)

Dates: Vary by session

Time: 9a – 4p

Fee: $895/session

To learn more about the organization, please visit their website 


Peppa Pig at the Bronx Zoo!

Peppa Pig at the Bronx Zoo!


Peppa Pig at the Bronx Zoo! To celebrate the grand re-opening of the Bronx Zoo’s Children’s Zoo, Peppa Pig, the world-famous star of the hit animated TV series airing daily on Nick Jr., will join NYC area families for a weekend full of fun at the zoo! Peppa will be greeting fans for irresistible photo opps at the Children’s Zoo all weekend long!

Guests will have a chance for photos with Peppa herself, create their own Peppa mask, pick up a free bookmark (while supplies last) upon entering the zoo, and learn a lot about animals big and small. So, grab those sippy cups, get the cheerios for a subway snack and head uptown for this family-friendly event. 

Date: Saturday, May 30th and Sunday, May 31st [Read more…]

*FREE Trial* For The First 5 FiDi Families to Register!

*FREE Trial* For The First 5 FiDi Families to Register!


*FREE Trial* For The First 5 FiDi Families to Register! Hey Parents, You Deserve a Night Off! Let your children celebrate Saturday night at the Citibabes Pajama Party! Free trials will be given out to the first 5 new families interested and discounts after that!

Children will enjoy a healthy dinner, educational activities, free play, music, and a featured film! Enjoy a night on the town while your children have a blast under careful and qualified supervision provided by Project Playdate.

*Older or younger siblings may attend on request.

Project Playdate specializes in award-winning drop off childcare events by making sure the kids look forward to their parents taking a little “me time” as much as moms and dads do! Project Playdate provides an enriching environment for children to play and socialize with other kids, and with a one babysitter to every four children ratio, can devote individualized attention to the needs and interests of each child. With a combination of unstructured play and educational activities, Project Playdate focuses on the social and physical development of its young participants (by enhancing motor, problem-solving, self-expression, character building and leadership skills)- all through the power of fun! Find Project Playdate at the most exclusive play spaces in New York City every weekend!

*Playdates proceeds are donated to help New York moms in need.

Date: Saturday, May 23rd [Read more…]

Preschool Art!

Preschool Art! Preschool Art! Very young artists are introduced to paper, clay, wood, and paint. Each Thursday an art educator will present a new art project perfectly planned for toddler and preschooler skills. All materials are provided. Dress for a mess! While the kids get creative, parents and caretakers can enjoy the beautiful views of the Hudson River and the splendor of Rockefeller Park’s lawns and plant life. 

This program meets by the Park House at Rockefeller Park; enter the park near Murray Street.
*All art supplies are provided!

Date: Thursday, May 21st [Read more…]

Wednesday’s in Teardrop Park

Wednesday's in Teardrop Park

Wednesday’s in Teardrop Park. School-age children are invited to join in creative art activities and spirited games in magical Teardrop Park. The park is a wonderful inspiration for artists of all ages. Projects include painting, collage, sculpture, nature-based art projects, and more. The art portion takes place for the entire two-hour program. Starting at 4:30 the energetic lawn games begin. Taking advantage of the Teardrop Park landscape these group games can include dramatic play, tag, capture the flag, and running games of all sorts. Children are invited to suggest their own ideas as well.

Date: Wednesday, May 20th [Read more…]

Highway to Health Festival

H2HC_03Highway to Health Festival! Celebrate Healthy Living in the Downtown area with live music, fitness demos, medical screenings, a cooking competition, and a teen talent show! HealthCorps Highway to Health festivals are held in HealthCorps communities across the nation. Each festival showcases neighborhood health resources typically located in and around our program high schools.

HealthCorps promotes awareness of a healthy lifestyle’s benefits, especially nutrition, physical fitness and mental resiliency. Empowering students to become educated consumers and health activists, HealthCorps Coordinators and students, with the help of our partner organizations, take our upbeat message to underserved communities.

Look out for celebrities, local politicians, athletes, trainers and medical experts, plus news media to help draw attention to the community health facilities and resources, as well as the HealthCorps school program. 

Date: Sunday, May 17th [Read more…]

Taste of Tribeca

Taste of Tribeca

Photo: Courtesy of Jack Berman

Taste of Tribeca. Enjoy live entertainment, Kidzone, Sportszone, Beer Tour and tastes from dozens of Tribeca Restaurants. Featured restaurants include Ecco, Sarabeth’s, Tribeca Grand, Zucker’s, The Palm, Tribeca Grill and more! Taste of Tribeca could not happen without the generous participation of the neighborhood restaurants. Consider visiting one of the following establishments next time you decide to dine out.

Proceeds raised by Taste of Tribeca support arts and enrichment programs at two Tribeca public schools, PS 150 and PS 234.

At PS 234, the money raised provides music instruction for all students, through the purchase and maintenance of instruments and hiring of specialized instructors. Last year, PS 234 had five different music teachers teaching vocal music, the recorder, brass, strings, woodwinds, and percussion.

At PS 150, Taste of Tribeca supports a wide range of activities including: modern and ballroom dance instruction, storytelling workshops, museum collaborations, visits from celebrated authors, arts support for classroom teachers, and technology enhancement.

Date: Saturday, May 16th [Read more…]

See Flat Stanley with Project Playdate at TPAC!

See Flat Stanley with Project Playdate at TPAC!


See Flat Stanley with Project Playdate at TPAC!

Project Playdate has teamed up with the Tribeca Performing Arts Center for an afternoon of fun with Flat Stanley. Parents are invited to drop off the kiddos to see The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley…Stanley Lambchop is just like everyone else. That’s the problem. For Stanley, life is TOO normal. He wants to travel the world, do something amazing, something no one’s ever seen before. In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley – the ultimate exchange student – explores the globe and learns that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.

Following the performance, teachers will lead the kids over to Washington Market Park for snacks and playtime. In the event of rain, kids will go to Barnes and Noble for a bookstore scavenger hunt and more. A full agenda will be provided to parents who register. 

Date: Saturday, May 16th [Read more…]

Venture Uptown for Beyond Mom’s Energizing Fitness Fest!

Venture Uptown for Beyond Mom's Energizing Fitness Fest!

Venture Uptown for Beyond Mom’s Energizing Fitness Fest! We know its not in Lower Manhattan, but we are big fans of Randi Zinn and would follow her anywhere she sends us! Celebrate women’s empowerment this May with a BoCo workout and a discussion on living a Beyond Mom life. [Read more…]

Old Seaport Alliance Fulton Stall Night Market (Save the Date)

Join FiDi Families and the residents and merchants at the Old Seaport for an evening of fun at Cannon’s Walk. 

Old Seaport Alliance Fulton Stall Night Market