Archives for September 2014
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. 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…]
Tennis Tuesdays in TriBeCa. The Friends of Washington Market Park are hosting Fall tennis clinics for children,ages 7 – 10. The free clinics, will be grouped by age. Participating children will receive instruction from the tennis pros of SuperDuper Tennis. The children participate in drills and games and learn the basics of the sport while having a great time!
Date: Tuesday, September 23rd (runs through November 4th) [Read more…]
Tuesdays at The Pavilion in Union Square. FiDi Families is thrilled to share details of a Summer program that has been extended into the Fall in Union Square. The Union Square Pavilion and our friends at Baby Loves Disco, with support from the Union Square Partnership is 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, September 23rd [Read more…]
And the winner is…
The Butterfly Girl is a new production by the Vital Theatre Company and its a must-see for the mini-me set. The story of Velma and her wish to be noticed, as her own person, is told in a very sweet way by the star of the show, the youngest Gratch sister, Velma. The sets were simple, the songs were catchy and fun and the butterfly story held the attention of my 4 year old. The show is geared towards the 2 – 7 year old set. The theatre is located on the Upper West Side and easy to get to from Lower Manhattan. Simply hop on the Red Line, exit at the 72nd Street station and walk a few blocks north to the theatre.
The Butterfly Girl Backstory:
Velma Gratch is excited to start first grade, but when she does she finds herself overshadowed by her older sisters! While searching for a way to stand out, Velma discovers she has a passion for butterflies! When one lands on her finger, she’s in heaven! But what is she to do when it doesn’t fly away? A charming story of a girl and a butterfly, and Velma’s metamorphosis into something unique and special.
We are excited to giveaway a family 4-pack of tickets to one lucky friend of FiDi Families! To learn more, please see our giveaway link…