Toddler Storytime at the New Amsterdam Library. The New Amsterdam Library has been hosting children’s programming for years and it’s a great way to introduce your children to the public library system. Kids can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers from the neighborhood. Story time is a great way to encourage listening skills, vocabulary and imagination. No reservation is required though space is limited and the library has easy stroller access. Sign up for a free children’s library card, while you are there. Children from infant to 11 years old can have their own cards; applications must be signed and completed by a parent or guardian.
FiDi Families is hosting a Learn to Bike workshop for kids with the team from Bike New York, along with the Old Seaport Alliance.
Date: Sunday, May 21
Time: 1p – 3p
Ages: 5 – 13 yo
Fee: The workshop is free and open to the public, but RSVP is mandatory.
FiDi Families Insiders: All riders must be accompanied by an adult. A waiver will be provided on site, required for each rider. A bike and a helmet are mandatory.
Visit the event website for details and registration HERE
Get ready for a full afternoon celebration of Passover with performances, arts & crafts, a sing-along, photo booth and everyone’s favorite tradition- search for the hidden matza. Learn how to make-you-own Haggadah and Elijah & Miriam cups and explore the local marketplace of Passover foods. Explore this great destination in Lower Manhattan during Passover and beyond.
Date: Sunday, April 2nd
Time: 10am – 1pm
Location: 36 Battery Place (The Museum of Jewish Heritage)
Ages: Families and children 12 and under
Ticket: $10/person (free for children and grandchildren of members)
We are excited to announce our first self defense workshop in the Financial District, open to anyone that wants to learn some new skills, strategies and methods to stay safe. Led by Ishmael Alvarado, a 5th Degree Blackbelt, fitness instructor and former Marine, this workshop is going to be fun, informative and useful. The workshop is a result of an alarming number of assaults and robberies that have been taking place throughout Lower Manhattan and affects all ages groups, regardless of gender and time of day. We want to offer some simple and easy tips on the best ways to protect yourself from harm.
The workshop will include a QA, refreshments, a raffle of a gift bag filled with gifts and a free pass to a fitness class with Chaise Fitness. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.
Spots are limited and will go fast so don’t delay and bring your friends and meet your other FiDi neighbors.
Did you know that Home Depot offers free workshops for kids of all ages? The Manhattan location in the Flatiron District hosts the monthly series, on the 1st Saturday of every month. Though the location is not in Lower Manhattan, it is worth sharing, since its always a fun and worthwhile trip out of the hood. [Read more…]
Did you know that Battery Park City Parks hosts a Friday Teen Night? Local teens are invited to hang out at 6 River Terrace, the beautiful event space overlooking the Hudson River at Battery Park. Teens are invited to meet up with friends, play table tennis, foosball, chess and take advantage of having their own space to hang out with other kids from the area.
Date: Friday, March 31st (recurring every Friday)
Time: 4p – 7p
Grades: 7 – 12
For more information, visit their website HERE