If you are like me, you are in denial that you have a toddler that is closer to entering kindergarten than preschool. Regardless, the time has arrived for this milestone and its time to apply for the big-kid world of Kindergarten.
If your child was born in 2010 and you live in NYC, it’s time to apply to kindergarten. All students born in 2010 are eligible to attend kindergarten in September 2015. [Read more…]
BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THIRD STREET MUSIC SCHOOL SETTLEMENT. Hailed as “the queen of children’s music” by People Magazine, Laurie Berkner will perform a solo concert benefiting Third Street Music School Settlement.
The concert, Berkner’s only New York City show this season, is part of an ongoing series of events celebrating the 120th anniversary of Third Street Music School Settlement, whose alumni range from Broadway and film composer Robert Lopez (Book of Mormon, Frozen) and indie pop star Ingrid Michaelson (Girls Chase Boys) to 1920s hit-maker Irving Caesar (Tea for Two).
Third Street was founded in 1894 as part of the settlement movement, offering music instruction and social services to the Lower East Side’s immigrant population. Today its East Village location provides music and dance instruction to nearly 5,000 students ranging in age from toddlers to senior citizens, with more than 75% benefiting from financial aid and free or low-cost instruction. The school’s dual goal of access and excellence ensures that all its students reach their full potential, wherever this aspirations and talents lead them.
Date: Saturday, February 7th [Read more…]
Cleanse Your Closet At Little Swappies! FiDi Families are invited to a kids clothing, book, and toy swap.
Bring a minimum of 8 new or very gently used items that your kids have outgrown: kids clothing (sizes 0-5), books, toys or maternity wear. In exchange, take home up to 20 items for your families to enjoy. All remaining items are donated to our charity partner, Room to Grow.
Attendees can also bring items that should NOT be swapped or donated – meaning old, stained or ripped clothing, blankets, or other textiles. Although separate from the swap, all of these items will be recycled making the event 100% zero waste. Everyone who brings textiles for recycling will automatically be entered to win a $200 gift certificate at any New York Kids Club location.
Bring the whole family and enjoy free babysitting, free stroller cleaning, face painting, music, arts & crafts projects, food and drinks, amazing raffle prizes and gift bags.
Date: Saturday, January 24th [Read more…]
FiDi Top Five List… Mommy Winter Fashion for Under $50
Whether you’re headed outside to take your kids to school or if you’re just rolling the stroller around town on a frigid New York morning, there’s nothing worse than not wearing the proper apparel! Sometimes you realize you need more winter accessories during winter which makes the deals much harder to find. Luckily, Zulily is hosting a “Winter Break: Ski Apres” event starting on Tuesday, January 20th. The event lasts until Friday, and you can find winter gear for unbeatable prices! These are our five favorites, presented by our guest blogger, Kayla:
1. Cable-Knit Headband by Gertie & Baxter; $12.99
4. Lace Trim Leg Warmers; $16.99
5. Lulu Boot by Reneeze; $29.99
Children’s Music with Irka Mateo. Children’s programming throughout lower Manhattan has enjoyed an upswing in the last several months. And, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is no exception. They have introduced children’s films, arts and crafts and most recently, added renowned Taino musician Irka Mateo to their weekly lineup. Drop in with your toddlers and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement, and hands-on activities.
The museum is a wonderful place to explore, stroll with or without a stroller and introduce little one’s to the culture of the American Indian. Admission to all Smithsonian Museums is free. Take advantage of this beautiful indoor destination in lower Manhattan and support the museum with a visit!
Date: Wednesday, January 21st (recurring weekly) [Read more…]
Book Signing for Bunny’s First Spring! Join the fun at Financier Patisserie for Sally Lloyd Jones’ children book signing event for Bunny’s First Spring!
Date: Saturday, February 7th [Read more…]
Frozen On The Red Carpet! Elsa and Anna are coming to Lower Manhattan. Kids of all ages are invited to travel to Arendelle to meet Anna and Elsa on the red carpet. Plus, kids will have a chance to have fun with arts and crafts that are inspired by these famous sisters and friends from Frozen!
When: Saturday, January 24th [Read more…]