Girls’ Night Out with RODAN + FIELDS (Save the Date)

Girls' Night Out with RODAN + FIELDS (Save the Date)

Photo Courtesy: RODAN + FIELDS

Girls’ Night Out with RODAN + FIELDS (Save the Date). Ladies, if you’ve been itching to have a night out on the town, we’ve got the perfect event for you. Complete with complimentary skin consultations, CityMANI manicures, drink specials and more.

Bring your friends and go out and celebrate the official launch of the new Battery Park City rep for Rodan + Fields. 

Date: Tuesday, April 28th

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Advice from an ER Pediatrician at the Pine Street School (FREE Event)

Advice from an ER Pediatrician at the Pine Street School (FREE Event)

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley!

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley!

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley! The Tribeca Family Theatre presents 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. Careful what you wish for, Stanley! One night, the bulletin board on the wall above Stanley’s bed comes loose and falls – right on top of Stanley! The next morning, Stanley Lambchop wakes up flat. Not just a little flat…really, REALLY flat! In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley – the ultimate exchange student – explores the globe and learns that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.

Directed by Broadway veteran Michael Serrechia, this production celebrates the book’s 50th anniversary, bringing Flat Stanley to life as a charming musical with a delightful score. Dallas Children’s Theater. 

Date: Saturday, May 16th [Read more…]

Spruce Street School Spring Auction & Gala

Spruce Street School Spring Auction & Gala
 
Spruce Street School Spring Auction & Gala. Local residents and families are invited to the annual PS 397 Spruce Street School Spring Gala. This year, the event is an 80’s theme and promises to be a night of fun and socializing.

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Future Scapes: A Diorama Workshop at Apex Art

Future Scapes: A Diorama Workshop at Apex Art

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Future Scapes: A Diorama Workshop at Apex Art. Ever wonder what the view from your window look like in 50 years? In this family-friendly workshop, the children will be asked to imagine what the future outside their window will look like and then will create it. They will make tunnel books, dioramas that fold flat, of this world they envisioned. You can come at any time during the event to begin, and all materials are provided. 

The class will be taught by Angela Kramer, a history and arts educator who has developed children’s programs for museums and historic sites. Spaces are limited, so make sure to sign up ASAP! 

Date: Saturday, April 25th

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Little Water Radio Debut!

Little Water Radio Debut

Little Water Radio Debut! A burgeoning collective of musicians, producers and djs are bringing live, independent radio to Lower Manhattan. Little Water Radio (LWR) makes its broadcasting debut!

Each weekend LWR streams live from the market, offering an unique voice to the surrounding community by showcasing local events, businesses and residents, including interviews with local artists and musicians and chef demos by neighborhood restaurants.

Operating as a free-form netradio station, LWR presents a wide range of DJs with a track record of delivering adventurous, eclectic programming. On-air personalities have the freedom to be as creative as possible in developing the format of their shows, which run in 2 hour time blocks. LWR features interviews, live performances, comedy and talk, record release previews and some of New Yorks best DJ talent, such as Delphine Blue, Northern Spy Records and Hans Tammen of Harvestworks.

In addition to its weekly schedule, LWR streams a live broadcast from noon to 7 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday from the Fulton Stall Market. The line-up includes live bands, chef demonstrations, interviews, stories, and, of course excellent music.

Date: Saturday, April 25th [Read more…]

Montessori: Insights into the Practice

Montessori: Insights into the Practice

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Montessori: Insights into the Practice. Interested in Montessori schools, but not sure what it’s all about? Check out this informative event about what the Montessori practice is. 

Date: Friday, April 24th 

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YMCA Healthy Kids Day!

YMCA Healthy Kids Day!

YMCA Healthy Kids Day! Join FiDi Families at the YMCA for a day of fun activities, fitness and fun. Sports and games that will encourage fitness and fun is the theme of the day and healthy snacks will be provided. Look for our favorite, GoGo squeeZ to be at the event. Kids will have a chance to get their faces painted, learn how to make sushi and swim in their fantastic swimming pool. Join us for a fun afternoon designed for the entire family. 

Date: Saturday, April 25th [Read more…]

Ballroom Dancing at Pine Street School

Ballroom Dancing at Pine Street School

Photo from You Should Be Dancing NYC.

Ballroom Dancing at Pine Street School. A ballroom dancing sampler class for adults is being put on on by You Should Be Dancing today and next week at Pine Street. Grab a partner, call a sitter and learn some new moves for the weekend! 

Date: Saturday, April 24th

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Wildlife Conservation Society Announces “120 Ways #NYisWild” Campaign

Wildlife Conservation Society Announces "120 Ways #NYisWild" Campaign

Courtesy: WCS

Wildlife Conservation Society Announces “120 Ways #NYisWild” Campaign.

The Wildlife Conservation Society is a wonderful resource for New York families. My kids and I have loved visiting some of their amazing destinations including the Bronx Zoo and the Central Park Zoo. But, did you know that they also operate the New York Aquarium, Prospect Park Zoo and the Queens Zoo?! 

This summer, the Bronx Zoo will turn NYC into a city-wide social photo safari by inviting consumers to learn about “120 Ways #NYisWild.”  The more people share their in-park photos using the #NYisWild hashtag, the more chances they have to win a trip to Belize, one of the locations where the Wildlife Conservation Society does some exciting and relevant conservation work.

The “120” part of this acknowledges and celebrates 120 years of conservation since the founding of this organization, and 100 of the 120 ways take place in WCS parks: Bronx Zoo, the New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo & Queens Zoo.

Here’s what you need to know about #NYisWild:

  • To celebrate the 120thanniversary of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), a city-wide campaign called #NYisWild is turning our concrete jungle into a summer-long photo safari
  • New Yorkers can participate by choosing from 120 “wild” attractions around the city and capturing a photo of each for a chance to win irresistible prizes
  • There are several prize levels available, including a special Grand Prize. Entry to win these prizes increases for hitting certain milestones (ex: Escape for 2 to Belize for completing 10/120 or Whale Watching Tour for 4 With WCS Scientists for completing 50/120).
  • From April to August participants can capture each attraction using Instagram or Twitter with #NYisWild and also hashtagging the number of the clue (ex: #NYisWild, #84)
  • Keep track of all progress on NYisWild.com by logging in via an Instagram or Twitter account
    • This site also serves as the only destination for all news & information about this new campaign.
  • Download the full list of all 120 attractions and have fun exploring! Direct download link here:  http://bit.ly/NYisWildOnePager

FiDi Families Insiders: There is an exclusive discount for 20% off all tickets purchased only through NYisWild.com.

With Spring weather making its way here, #NYisWild is the perfect way to spend a day outdoors! Be sure to check it out and have fun taking part in all of the #NYisWild activities!

 

South Street Seaport Museum Seasonal Opening

South Street Seaport Museum Seasonal Opening

South Street Seaport Museum Seasonal Opening. With the sunshine and warm temperatures finally seeming to stick, the ships on Pier 16 at the South Street Seaport Museum are officially re-opening. Go explore the 4-masted 1911 Barque PEKING and 1907 Lightship AMBROSE, and imagine what life would be like on board. You can even download the MustSee self-guided tour for some of the boats, and Pioneer sails from the pier daily throughout the season.

This event will have several other great activities for the whole family from a Seaport Scavenger Hunt to a Mobile Print Shop where Browne Printers will demonstrate why job printing rose to prominence in the 19th century. 

Finally, don’t miss the bell ringing at 2p by city council member, Margaret Chin! 

Date: Saturday, April 25th

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Downtown Little School Open House Invitation!

The Downtown Little School invites parents to their Spring Open House!

Meet the school’s co-directors, tour the classrooms, and chat with current parents. The Downtown Little School is a non-profit progressive nursery school for children ages 2 – 5, serving the downtown community since 1999. The curriculum is based on the Bank Street model and includes an emphasis on open-ended materials and social and emotional development.

The Spring Open House will be on May 14th, 9:30am – 10:30am. Parents are requested to RSVP to: courtney@downtownlittleschool.org – More information is available on the school website.

Downtown Little School Open House Invitation!

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