Archives for July 2014
Front Row/Cinema – Fantastic Mr. Fox. The South Street Seaport’s Front Row/Cinema is in full swing for their outdoor movie series!. It’s a great way to spend some quality time with the kids, enjoy great food and drinks from the local vendors and meet other FiDi Families. There are a ton of food trucks to order snacks from and an outdoor bar for some adult beverages. So, grab a blanket and head out early to grab a seat at the Seaport for a screening of “Fantastic Mr. Fox“. The story of a sly fox that simply can’t resist returning to his farm raiding ways and his journey that ensues. Voiced by George Clooney with other recognizable stars such as Meryl Streep and Bill Murray.
Tuesdays at The Pavilion in Union Square. FiDi Families is thrilled to share details on a new program that is launching in Union Square. The Union Square Pavilion and our friends at Baby Loves Disco, with support from the Union Square Partnership will be hosting a series of free activities for children, every week. Activities will include a free reading series, nutrition education, sing-a-longs, interactive activities, special guests and more. So, grab your Munchkin snack catcher, fill it with Cheerios and head north to Union Square! And, of course, tell them FiDi Families sent you and your charges. See you there.
Date: Tuesday, July 15th
Time: 3p – 5p
Location: 20 Union Square West (North Plaza Pavilion)
Ages: All ages welcome
FiDi Families Insiders: Registration required and space is limited.
For more information, including registration, please visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tuesdays-the-pavilion-tickets-11548699471
Story Pirates at Pier 25. If you haven’t had a chance to experience the fun of the Story Pirates, then plan on joining them at Pier 25 and join them as they take your children on a journey so wild it could only come from the imaginations of kids! Story Pirates’ teaching artists guide the action, seeking inspiration and ideas for their interactive show from the children in the audience. The Story Pirates play colorful characters who sing, dance and improv their way through never-before (and never-again!) seen adventures.
Date: Monday, July 14th
Time: 6:30p – 7:15p
Ages: All ages welcome
Location: Pier 25 (at N. Moore Street)
FiDi Families Insiders: Restrooms are available at the comfort station!
For more information, log onto: http://www.hudsonriverpark.org/events/series/story-pirates
Karma Kids at Lollipop Moon. StoryTime comes alive with puppets, songs, and yoga poses. Karma Kids invites little yogis to join them as they build literacy skills and healthy bodies in this action-packed class.
Ages: infants to 6 years (with their grownups)
FiDi Families Insiders: Please bring a mat or towel.
Location: 189 Front Street (Lollipop Moon)
For more information, please visit: http://www.karmakidsyoga.com/events_workshops.html
Brunch Baby, Brunch Sunday Fun. FiDi Families LOVES to brunch with our kids, our friends, our family and whoever else wants to join! We have stumbled upon another family that loves to brunch so much that they organized ‘Brunch Baby, Brunch’ which are organized brunch events for families with kids, where everyone can enjoy a great brunch meal together. Grab a cab or hop on the subway and make your way to Union Square. It is a lot of fun and a hit with kids of all ages.
Highlights from the brunch (besides the yummy food and drinks) include a dance floor and GoGo squeeZ snacks. Plus, giveaways throughout the brunch including gift cards and other fun prizes.
Date: Sunday, July 13th
Time: 11a – 2p
Location: Brother Jimmy’s BBQ – 116 East 16th Street (between Park Ave. & Irving Place)
Ages: All ages welcome
FiDi Families Insider: Kids under 12 yrs eat FREE!
To make a reservation, please call Brother Jimmy’s at (212) 673-6465 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please visit http://www.facebook.com/brunchbabybrunch
Parents get ready! DOWNTOWN Magazine is having a kids’ photo contest for your little one to be featured in its LITTLE APPLE section!
Children must live in Lower Manhattan (below 28th Street) in order to be eligible. The magazine is looking for outgoing, fearless toddlers who call downtown home!
The finalists will model top children’s brands in the Little Apple section of the upcoming Fall 2014 issue, for the magazine’s “Back to School” campaign. The photo contest will be launched on Facebook with reminders on Instagram and Twitter. You can follow the contest by using #CastMeDOWNTOWN. All eligible entries should be submitted to email@example.com.
How to participate:
DOWNTOWN will hold a preliminary selection among the email entries. Selected candidates will be uploaded to DOWNTOWN’s Facebook Fan Page in the “#CastMeDOWNTOWN” Facebook album. The public will be able to vote and share their favorite images until July 17th at 5pm (EST). The five children with the most “likes” will be the finalists, among which, three winners will be chosen. The winners will be announced on July 18th on DOWNTOWN’s website.
Rules and Regulations:
Candidates must be between 5 and 7 years, and live in Lower Manhattan (below 28thStreet). Entrees must be available during the last two weeks of July for the photo shoot. All pictures must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before July 17th 12pm in JPEG or PNG format only.