Date: Now through September 25th
City Water Day Free Family Festival.
Join FiDi Families at this great event and we are sponsoring a fun activity table, so please stop by and say hello!
The Waterfront Alliance is collaborating with over 900 organizations to bring real change to waterways in shorelines in our area. To raise awareness and have some fun, they are currently preparing for their annual City of Water Day. This free, family-orineted event is a way to celebrate NY and NJ waterfronts. This years event marks the 9th celebration and the region’s biggest harbor festival.
With multiple locations in both states, the event brings thousands of people to the water. The day includes free boat tours, free rowing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, the Con Edison Cardboard Kayak Race, the Waterfront Activity Fair, and Disney Children Activities.
Date: Saturday, July 16th [Read more…]
Calling all #FiDiFamilies – Project Playdate will be in FiDi for summer play. Be sure to sign up! See all the fun to be had below!
Summer Play by Project Playdate. Enjoy a summer of fun with Project Playdate at a number of locations. Your children will enjoy a flexible 3 to 6 hour series of fun, safe, and educational daytime playdates throughout NYC. They will enjoy some of the best specialists and the best kids attractions throughout the city. During these playdates your children will experience social, intellectual, emotional, and physical learning all while having fun and making new friends.
Date: Monday, June 27th – Wednesday, September 7th [Read more…]
NYC Unicycle Festival! Make your way to Governors Island for lots of fun! Enjoy the NYC Unicycle Festival as it rolls to Governors Island this weekend! The festival is forecasted to have hundreds of participants and events for unicycle enthusiasts of all kinds! If you are a participant or a spectator you will be impressed with the balance and skill! You may even want to learn yourself!
Events include unicycle games, basketball, hockey, sumo wrestling, and more! If your competitive juices are flowing there will be competitions, races, and a chance for everyone to try this one-wheel sport!
This unique event is put together every year by the Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts, Inc.! This event is all about community as it brings together all sorts of riders from word-class to people who do it just for fun! This event is highly recommended for circus enthusiasts, extreme sports viewers, and anyone seeking an unusual sight!
Date: Saturday, September 5th and Sunday, September 6th [Read more…]
City of Water Day! This weekend there will be the largest family friendly festival celebrating all that the waterfront has to offer in both New York and New Jersey! Enjoy a day of free boat tours, waterfront activities, food and music!
Don’t miss out on the biggest event, the Con Edison Cardboard Kayak Race! This fun, team event is aimed to bring attention to all of the recreational fun in and around the NY-NJ Harbor! The competition will begin at 12p on Governors Island at Kayak Hill near Pier 101. There will be a 6 person limit per team to build the best water craft with the materials provided. Each team is given materials and will have two hours to design and build their craft. The race will begin at 2:30p as a panel of experts from local community boat building programs will offer help if necessary! Life jackets & paddles are available to borrow, or bring your own!
The City of Water Day Festival is a free day-long celebration of the world-class potential of the water that surrounds us and brings us together. Travel out to Governors Island to enjoy with thousands of people from throughout the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region!
The day will be packed with hundreds of unique, fun, and educational waterfront activities organized by the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (MWA) and its over 800 Alliance Partners!
Date: Saturday, July 8th [Read more…]
New Orleans Crawfish Festival! Enjoy New Orlean’s funk music, and crawfish! Rebirth Brass Band, Bonerama, DJ Logic, High & Mighty Brass Band Concert. Crawfish will be served by Shaggy, the famous NOLA crawfish king! Come for fun, food, and music all day long!
Don’t miss out on Happy Hour Drink Specials from 1p – 3p, a DJ, and the New Orleans style marching bands! Crawfish with be served starting at 2p!
Date: Saturday, June 20th
Jazz Age Lawn Party at Governor’s Island! You’ll feel like you’re in the 1920s! Live music and dance performances, dance instruction for the hottest dance steps of the time, games for all ages and a varitety of 1920’s inspired refreshments and gourmet food for purchase.
ANTIQUE GRAMOPHONES-bring to life original recordings from the 1920s
DANCE LESSONS-learn the hottest dance steps of the time
VINTAGE PORTRAITS-you ought to be in pictures, perched upon our Paper Moon
BATHING BEAUTIES AND BEAUS PROMENADE-pull that itchy wool number out of the closet and parade it for all to admire
1920s MOTORCAR EXHIBITION-get up close and personal with flivvers and Tin Lizzies
CHARLESTON DANCE CONTEST-See who wears the cat’s pajamas in this light hearted dance-off
THE HIGH COURT OF PIE CONTEST-categories include “Mom’s Best” “Best Savory” “Most Original” and “Hobo’s Choice” (For entry email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
KIDLAND-carnival games with prizes for junior gents and flapperettes
Date: Saturday, June 13th and Sunday, June 14th [Read more…]