Seaport Culture District Welcomes Art Start! The Howard Hughes Corporation recently unveiled the Seaport Culture District, a new group of partners and organizations bringing culture to Lower Manhattan. From mid-August to December, the Culture District will provide authentic NY cultural experiences through food, fashion, entertainment, art, design, history and more! This is the best way to represent the vibrant and unique bustling downtown neighborhood that we all know and love!
Art Start will be the kid-friendly addition to the Seaport Culture District with a convenient and familiar location at Cannon’s Walk. This award-winning organization used creative art projects to restore the hopes of homeless youth. Art Start will partner with Rosemont Press and Arup to host Portrait Project. This entails a light-and-sound-installation in Cannon’s Walk offering an inspiring and enlightening look at the hopes and dreams of Art Start teenagers. Art start is also partnering with Fast Ashleys Studios, Anyway Reps and DCOY Studios.
Keep your eyes open for upcoming educational programs for ages K through 12 at the Seaport Culture District!
Date: Monday, August 24th through December 2015 [Read more…]
Be a City Hero! Come and enjoy some hands-on science! Through exploring water, waste, and energy pollution, kids will discover their own impact on the city and ways they can lessen their impact. Students will explore pollution of NYC & discover ways they can make a difference in protecting the environment.
Your child will build a model village to pollute, plant a seed, create their own paper, and will estimate their carbon footprints. This hands on fun will help learn ways to change their city’s environment.
Space is limited to 15 school-age children and a parent/guardian chaperone! This is a first-come first-served event without registration! Stay tuned for more great NYPL events for the rest of the summer!
From lectures to films to programs for children, come to one of the many events and programs listed on the sites calendar!
Date: Friday, August 14th [Read more…]
Bug Out At The BPC! The Children’s Museum of Manhattan introduces Bug Out! The Bug Out class allow for students to investigate what insects are and all their unique qualities. They will also learn the important role each insect plays in the environment.
They will be introduced to science and different methods of research through experiments, demonstrations, art projects and educational story times. This is a first come, first serve event for the first 25 kids that arrive! No reservations necessary!
This event falls under the New York Public Library’s Summer Reading Program! This fun and educational program is generously funded by HSBC Bank USA; New York Yankees Foundation; The Rona Jaffe Foundation; HBO®; New York State Library’s Family Literacy Library Services grant program; Pine Tree Foundation of New York, Inc.; May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.; and a number of anonymous donors.
Have a blast this summer as NYPL celebrates heroes and cool books, from popular fantasy and graphic novels to the latest in your favorite series. Summer Reading at NYPL is more than reading! Don’t miss the kickoff party at your neighborhood library. Ask your librarian about more programs all summer long. Help your kids stay sharp while they’re out of school! Try to read 20 minutes (or more!) each day, in addition to coming down to enjoy the fun at your local NYPL. Once your kids are tired from a day of sunshine and summer activities, wind down at Battery Park City Library!
Date: Wednesday, August 12th [Read more…]
FiDi Families and Play-Well TEKnologies will be collaborating together to provide an Engineering with LEGO Workshop. With access to over 20,000 pieces of LEGO, kids apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges, skyscrapers, and motorized LEGO cars. And while they build elaborate objects, structures, and vehicles, they also learn to collaborate and create without fear of mistakes. Bring the kids out for a fun, free event at the historic Seaport District!
Date: Friday, August 14th
Time: 10a – 12p
Ages: Activities are designed for children 4 – 8 years old, but all ages are welcome.
Location: 207 Front Street (Cannon’s Walk/Seaport District)
RSVP: Registration not required, but encouraged: http://bit.ly/1LP1F3z
FiDi Families Insiders: All events include complimentary snacks!
This story is often used for new students to the geography and staff of schools and can be used all year long! Join Barnes & Nobles Tribeca for our special Hero Storytime featuring The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School! This event will be followed with fun activities for your children! Help make the transition from summer fun to kicking off the school year a little bit easier!
Don’t forget about story time and B & N Tribeca for the rest of the summer!