Curious George At Tribeca PAC

Curious George At Tribeca PAC

Curious George At Tribeca PAC! Come and join Curious George, the star of books, movies, and the PBS television show in his new musical! As George enters the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest in Rome, he takes the audience through an eventful and fun adventure. Get your tickets to see Curious George before it’s too late!

Date: Saturday, May 30th [Read more…]

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…]

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

 

Children’s Festival of Flowers

Children's Festival of Flowers

 

Children’s Festival of Flowers! Jefferson Market Garden offers fun, crafts, & entertainment featuring Dave the Worm Guy! Come celebrate spring and warm weather during an afternoon of outdoor fun!

Date: Saturday, May 30th

Time: 11a – 3p

Location: Greenwich Avenue between 6th Ave & 10th Street (Jefferson Market Garden)

Ages: All

Fee: Free!

For more information, please visit http://jeffersonmarketgarden.org

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Annual Fundraising Event

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Annual Fundraising Event

We are excited to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation which is named in honor of Alexandra “Alex” Scott who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer, before her first birthday. Following a stem cell transplant, Alex decided she wanted to hold a lemonade stand with profits going to doctors to “help other kids, like they helped me.” Alex’s first lemonade stand raised $2,000.

We learned about this organization when my son was two years old and it really hit home. I made a promise that I would get involved and make sure that he would be old enough to understand the concept of charity and giving to others. Now that we have two children and old enough to understand about giving back, we are thrilled to participate this year. The impact of Alex’s efforts have affected folks from around the world and began hosting their own charity lemonade stands, as a show of support. The organization has raised over $1 million to date. Alex lost her fight to cancer at age eight, but the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, run by her family and supporters around the world, continues to raise money to battle the disease which took her life.

Alex’s Lemonade Days, held during the second weekend of June, is a yearly fundraiser for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Participants can help by sharing Lemonade Days information on social media using #LemonadeDays or hosting their very own charity lemonade stands. Lemonade stand participants should register with http://www.LemonadeDays.org by June 5. Participants who register are sent a free fundraising kit, which includes posters, banners, and thank you cards.

The money that is raised during this annual campaign is earmarked for grants to assist cancer researchers in their early careers, advancing the pace of ongoing cancer research, and improving the quality of life for cancer patients and their families.

Crayola® DJ Application Launches!

Crayola® DJ Application Launches!

Crayola® DJ Application Launches!

As the Mom of a 4 and a 6 year old, music has been front and center for our family. Whether it is a living room dance party, a sing-off in the back seat of the car or background music for an art project, music is a big part of our world. My son recently asked what a record player was and he asked me if I knew any DJ’s. We are definitely in a new world of technology and I am excited to help spread the word about a new tech app that is perfect for kids who love music and using his creativity, like my inquisitive 6 year old son. 

If your kids have asked if they could “Be the DJ”, then they will love the new Crayola® DJ, a cool and unique music creation app for kids, ages 6-10. Kids can learn the basics of music production, as well as mixing and scratching music just like a real DJ!

There are almost 100 exclusive tracks (created by professional DJ’s) and gives them access to 5 musical styles, including Hip Hop, Pop and Dance. In addition, users are allowed to “Mix it”;  kids can easily mix multiple tracks simultaneously in any way they choose, creating customized, professional-sounding results. And, kids do not need to have extensive musical knowledge or a certain skill level, to have fun with this app. It’s really a great way to get kids thinking about music, melodies, rhythm and beats in an informal and fun way. 

Once a child has mixed their music to perfection, it’s performance time! They can perform on the main stage for an audience, scratching the turntable and creating a spectacular light show with the color-coded tracks. It’s a lot of fun and they can even earn points during the show: The more scratching and on the fly changes children make, the greater the applause of the crowd and the higher the point score.

When we tested out the app, we did the DJ Battle. DJ’s can battle it out in two-player mode to see who the star of the main stage is. Plus, the app allows the DJ to save the music, which of course, is great to share with friends. 

With Crayola® DJ, kids become their own celebrity DJs!

 

The new Crayola® DJ app is available now for $4.99 on Google Play for Android phones and tablets. Click the LINK to be directed to the site. And, for all of the Apple fans out there, be on the lookout as it will also be sold in the iTunes Store for iOS devices, for the same price, in June!

 

Wall Street Run And Heart Walk

Wall Street Run And Heart Walk

Wall Street Run And Heart Walk! Get fit and give back at the Annual American Heart Association Walk/Run! This 3-mile course begins in Tribeca and finishes in Brookfield Place. Don’t miss out on fun and healthy heart screenings for all ages at the festival held afterwards! 

Come to leisurely walk or run the streets of the financial district. There are over 450 Heart Walks and Runs across the nation which work to promote healthy living and help fundraise for the American Heart Association. This year more than one million people will participate and help save lives from heart disease and stroke. Every dollar raised makes a difference!

Don’t forget the American Heart Associations Mission: “Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question.”

Date: Thursday, May 28th [Read more…]

Family Festival at Governors Island!

Family FestivalFamily Festival at Governors Island! 11th Annual Family Festival! The Family Festival celebrates the Island, play, and nature! As always, it will kick off an exciting summer of programming on Governors Island. Come for puppet-making with Lisa Abbatomarco, hand-made Trout Crowns and Sharks Galore with NY Aquarium, story-making with Story Pirates, the Central Park Zoo Wildlife Theater’s Butterfly Boogie, Arm of the Sea’s Hook, Line, and Sinker, compost learning and animal care with Earth Matter, flower planting with the Trust for Governors Island, live music, ice cream, face painting and tons of fun! 

Environment, conservation, and sustainability are central to the Island’s identity. The Family Festival will explore the intersection of these themes and art making, another major focus of the Governors Island community. This year, the festival will take place in Nolan Park in the Island’s historic district.

Date: Sunday, May 24th [Read more…]

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…]

*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…]