Dine Around Downtown. Save the date for the return of Dine Around Downtown! There will be over 40 participants including some of Lower Manhattan’s best restaurants. Enjoy this delicious afternoon south of Chambers Street this year.
This event is co-presented by the Downtown Alliance and Fosun, and will be hosted by Food Network Star and Cookbook Author, Chef Alex Guarnaschelli. In addition to great food, enjoy live music by The National Jazz Museum in Harlem All-Stars and great promotions and prizes from the Seaport District and Platinum Properties.
Don’t forget to share your photos using #DownIsWhatsUp on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. You’ll have the chance to win a 2-night stay for two at the W New York – Downtown.
Participants include: Adrienne’s Pizzabar, Amada, ATRIO Wine Bar | Restaurant, The Bailey Pub & Brasserie, Barbalu, Battery Gardens, Bavaria Bier Haus, Beckett’s Bar & Grill, Bill’s Bar & Burger, Bobby Van’s Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Cowgirl Sea-Horse, deliveryonly.nyc, Delmonico’s Restaurant, Dorlan’s Tavern & Oyster Bar, The Dubliner, EATALY, Felice 15 Gold Street, Fresh Salt, The Growler Bites & Brews, Harry’s Café, Harry’s Italian, Haru Sushi, Jersey Mike’s Subs, The Ketch Brewhouse, Le District, Mad Dog & Beans Mexican Cantina, The Malt House, Mark Joseph Steakhouse, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Nelson Blue, Num Pang Sandwich Shop, OBAO Water Street, The Open Door Gastropub, Pier A Harbor House, Route 66 Smokehouse, Smörgås Chef, Stone Street Tavern, Stout FiDi, SUteiShi, Trinity Place, Ulysses’ Folk House, Vintry Wine & Whiskey, and Wei West.
Date: Wednesday, June 8th
Time: 11a – 3p
Location: South of Chambers Street
Fee: $3 – $7/dish
Click here for more information.
FiDi Families is excited to share information on a unique event for families, that is DEFINITELY not in Lower Manhattan. The event is happening in Queens, but we love the idea of sharing our love of movies and the rare chance to go behind the scenes, so thought this was an event that was worthy of a FiDi Families post!
Museum of the Moving Image, Theatrical Teamsters Local 817, I.A.T.S.E. Local 52, and Kaufman Astoria Studios will present New York on Location, a day-long, family-friendly street fair that offers a behind-the-scenes look at film production in New York. The public will have the rare opportunity to go inside 20+ working movie trailers and trucks—straight from productions shooting in New York—and speak directly with movie professionals about what they do on set. As in past years, the event will feature stunt performers demonstrating street fighting, high-falls, and stunt-driving; makeup and hair demos; and weather effects like snow and rain.
FiDi Families Insiders: Food will be available from movie catering trucks and treat trucks.
Date: Sunday, May 22nd
Time: 11a – 5p
Location: Kaufman Astoria Studios backlot (36 Street, between 34 & 35 Ave), Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Ave), and surrounding streets—at the heart of the Kaufman Arts District in Astoria, Queens, NY.
Admission is free to New York on Location and to the Museum all day.
For news and more information, visit movingimage.us/NYonlocation
Toddler Music with Irka Mateo. Drop in with your toddlers and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. This event is first come, first served.
There are two sessions available!
Date: Wednesday, May 18th [Read more…]
Disney is set to release an all-out film experience, with the release of “Alice: Through The Looking Glass” on May 27th. The film trailers that are currently screening in movie theatres now, have created a buzz in the film industry and we believe it is a film to put on your “must-see” movie list.
FiDi Families Insiders: We are excited to announce the chance to win free movie passes via our FiDi Families giveaway. Scroll down for more information and details on this incredible film (rated PG).
ALICE: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS – IN THEATERS MAY 27
Synopsis: In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll and produced by Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton with John G. Scotti serving as executive producer. “Alice Through the Looking Glass” reunites the all-star cast from the worldwide blockbuster phenomenon, including: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter along with the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall. We are also introduced to several new characters: Zanik Hightopp (Rhys Ifans), the Mad Hatter’s father and Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen), a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Rhys Ifans with Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen
Film Screening Date: May 24th
Location: Winners will be provided address in midtown Manhattan