The Crafty Kids (Drop In) Class

The Crafty Kids (Drop In) Class

The Crafty Kids (Drop In) Class. Join The Crafty Kids for The Crafting Hour, where children are provided with a craft activity in a weekly theme such as spring, nature, healthy eating, transportation, and more! All craft projects are suitable for boys and girls ages 18 months through 8 years accompanied by their caregivers. Spend quality time with your child while making long lasting mementos of your time together. All craft projects are original designs by The Crafty Kids. Advanced registration requested but not required. This is a great class for families/caregivers in Lower Manhattan, for little ones who love arts and crafts.

Date: Wednesday, October 1st

Time: 9:30a – 10:30a

Location: 165 William Street, 8th Floor (FiDi)

Ages: 18 months through 8 years

Cost: $10/per child

For more information, please visit their website.

FREE Disney Movie Passes for FiDi Families

FREE Disney Movie Passes for FiDi Families. We are so excited to extend a great offer to our readers (even if it’s out of the neighborhood)! FiDi Families are invited to attend a free advance screening of Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”.

Saturday, October 4th at 11a
Tuesday, October 7th at 7p
AMC Kips Bay

FREE Disney Movie Passes for FiDi Families
TO RSVP: Please email with FIDI FAMILIES in the subject line. Please include your name, requested screening date & number of seats.  You will receive a confirmation email with full screening details.

Movie Summary: Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to
him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn’t had one.

We hope you can join us! 

#FirstWednesdays Tween Book Club

#FirstWednesdays Tween Book Club

#FirstWednesdays Tween Book Club. Join the folks at Torly Kid for their monthly “TK Book Club”.  This month’s book is The Time-Traveling Fashionista: On Board the Titanic. Join author Bianca Turetsky,  as kids read, discuss and learn about this great character and story. Readers are encouraged to read the book beforehand, as activities and discussions will be based on the story through projects and crafts. 

Date: Wednesday, October 1st [Read more...]

Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program

Citizen Preparedness Program

Through the Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program, approximately 100,000 New Yorkers will be provided with the tools and resources to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions.

Trainings participants (one per family) will receive a free Citizen Preparedness Corps Response Starter Kit, which includes:

-          AM/FM pocket radio with batteries

-          Regular flashlight

-          Plastic drop cloth

-          Light stick

-          (2) D Batteries

-          First Aid Kit

-          Face mask

-          Safety goggles

-          (6) packs of drinking water

-          (6) food bars

-          Emergency blanket

-          Duct tape

-          Work gloves

-          Water bottle

Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program

Hudson River Park presents Submerge!

Hudson River Park presents Submerge!

Hudson River Park presents Submerge! – NYC Marine Science Festival, a day devoted to bringing awareness to NYC’s coastal waterways. This day-long festival is presented in partnership with the New York Hall of Science and focuses on ocean science while raising awareness of how people influence our local waterways. Noted marine scientists will present current research through hands-on activities and compelling presentations. Interactive demonstrations will bring marine science and engineering topics to life, inspiring audiences of all ages. At the festival there will be fishing, free kayaking, a River Rangers Kid’s tent, music and food!

Date: Sunday, October 5th [Read more...]

The Girl Scouts have arrived in Lower Manhattan!

The Girl Scouts have arrived in Lower Manhattan!
The Girl Scouts have arrived in Lower Manhattan! FiDi Families is super excited to announce that the Daisy Scouts are actively recruiting for new members. As a former Brownie and Girl Scout, I’m very proud to support this wonderful organization. FiDi Families are invited to attend the Daisy Scouts Parent’s Meet & Greet to learn more about the new troop. Please note: The first Daisy Scouts Troop meeting is scheduled for Saturday, October 18th, from 1p – 2p. 
Parent’s Meet & Greet 
For parent’s interested in enrolling their girls, ages 5 to 7 in Daisy Scouts, please join Troop Leader’s Kelly Pierce and Edythe Hughes at Paradigm Kids on October 8th for a Meet and Greet to learn more about the organization and the goals of Troop 3132.
Date: October 8th

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Paradigm Kids Open House

Paradigm Kids Open House



Paradigm Kids Open House. Paradigm Kids is hosting an invitation only open house for families of children born in 2012, 2013, and 2014.  FiDi Families are invited to visit their classrooms, meet their teachers, and have the opportunity to ask questions about their wonderful program.  Pre-Enrollment Applications for the 2015/2016 school year will be available for submission at the open house. 

The small, neighborhood school was created by a local downtown Mom with two toddlers of her own. Paradigm Kids is celebrating its one year anniversary in the Financial District and the open house is an invitation to local families to tour their three large bright classrooms and new indoor playspace. With a total of 36 children at school, they are proud to have 50 local families attending this great school. The school prides itself on keeping enrollment small and typically only enroll 10 new children every year. The school is year-around and is conveniently located near subways. Paradigm Kids offers an innovative program offering emailed daily reports with photos, classroom web cam access, organic meal programs and a small group setting to help foster growing minds. With daily enrichment programs such as Spanish, Yoga, Science and Movement and Music, it’s the perfect place to help build strong minds and bodies. Plus, organic and healthy meals are served for lunch and breakfast and a great source of nutrition for the preschool set. 

Date: Saturday, October 18th

Time: 10a – 12p

Cost: Free

Ages: Children born in 2012, 2013 and 2014

FiDi Families Insiders: Space is limited, please RSVP to by October 1st 

For additional information, please visit 



Old Seaport Street Fest

Old Seaport Street Fest

National Museum Day Live!

National Museum Day Live!It’s National Museum Day!

In honor of the free admission at the Smithsonian, people all over the country can enjoy a free day at a museum near them on September 27, 2014! Smithsonian Magazine is sponsoring Museum Day Live!, in which participating museums will admit up to 2 people per household for FREE on that day.

One of the FiDi’s most historicial landmarks and a participant in this great event is the Fraunces Tavern® Museum which is the site of George Washington’s farewell to his officers in 1783.  The Museum offers two historic period rooms and six additional Colonial, Revolutionary War, and Early American themed exhibits. Other museums, below 14th Street, include the New York City Fire Museum, the Museum of American Finance, and the U.S. Lighthouse Tender at Pier 25. 

Date: Saturday, September 27th  [Read more...]

Baby Loves Disco Dance Party for Fall


Baby Loves Disco Dance Party for Fall

Baby Loves Disco Dance Party for Fall. It’s the weekend and Fall has arrived. So, why not start it off right, BLD style? Jump on the subway to the West Village for an afternoon of fun. Kids and parents/caregivers will have the chance to listen to fun music at a great venue for kids of all ages.  It’s a family-friendly dance party, complete with great music, and activities galore. Look for goodies for the kids, lots of families and a really fun time.

Date: Sunday, September 28th [Read more...]