Brookfield Place is hosting the annual Canstruction competition. It challenges 26 teams of architects, engineers, and contractors to build sculptures made entirely out of unopened cans of food. The unique structures will be placed on display and later donated to City Harvest for distribution to those in need.
City Harvest, 5013 nonprofit, operates in New York City through food rescue and distribution, and education. Since 1982, City Harvest has rescued more than 500 million pounds of food for hungry New Yorkers.
FiDi Families Insiders: Guests are also encouraged to bring cans to donate to City Harvest at Brookfield Place
Date: Thursday, November 2nd – Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 10a – 8p
Location: 230 Vesey Street – Brookfield Place
Age(s): All ages welcome.
For more information visit their website HERE.
Ice skating at Brookfield Place is back! Make sure to stop by before Winter hits! Grab your skates or feel free to rent skates and enjoy family fun on the Hudson River Waterfront for a one of a kind skating experience. They also offer private lessons or group lessons.
Date: Opening Wednesday, November 1st
Time: 1p – 8:30p Mon-Fri / 10a – 9:30p Sat-Sun
Location: 230 Vesey St
Fee: $15 single public session (90 minutes) / $5 skate rental
Age(s): All ages (trainer pushers available for additional charge)
For more information on everything offered and pricing please visit their website HERE.
Kids tend to automatically choose unhealthy foods when they are given the option of what to eat. They choose sugary, starchy or cheesy foods. Easy-to-remember rules and concepts (like “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”) can help everyone eat healthier.
The idea of “eating the rainbow” (including as many different colors as possible on your plate over the course of a day or a week, or meal by meal) is one that even small children can master.
It’s a good idea to remember these simple memory tricks:
● Red foods keep our red hearts healthy.
● Orange foods like carrots help us “C” (see) better.
● Yellow foods make you “glow” like the sun, inside and out, by boosting your mood and
giving your skin a healthy sheen.
● Leafy green foods help us build our own “stems” and “leaves”–that is, our own strong
bones, nails and hair.
● While real animals rarely come in colors of blue and purple, imaginary animals often
do–and foods in these rare colors can help to build our brains, help our memories, and
make us more creative. (Purple cabbages also look a little like brains.)
Below are a few activities to encourage kids to make more creative and colorful plates:
● Rainbow parfaits (or skewers) for breakfast: we scoop red strawberries, orange
mango, yellow banana or pineapple, green kiwi, and blueberries onto the surface of a
bowl of yogurt. (This also works without yogurt–layer the fruits directly onto a bamboo
skewer.) Bonus points for creating beautiful patterns with all of the colors!
● Rainbow kimchi for lunches: we combine an dab of red gochujang (a mildly-spiced
Korean pepper paste) with orange and yellow grated carrot, green scallions and purple
cabbage, tossing with salt and apple cider vinegar, and serving alongside fried rice or
● Rainbow guacamole for snacks: we stir together red cherry tomatoes, orange and
yellow bell peppers, green guacamole and purple-blue onion.
● Rainbow snow cones for special celebrations: w e create simple syrups using a
variety of colorful produce, boiled and strained through a fine-mesh sieve (dragonfruit
makes a beautiful hot pink!). Then we encourage kids to experiment with combining
colors and designs. Order up some pipettes and an ice maker from Amazon, and you’re
in business for under $50.
-By: Ryan Cherecwich
Join FiDi Events for a private shopping event at the new location of SCOTCH & SODA at the historic Seaport District.
Guests will enjoy shopping promotions, music and mingling. All while enjoying light bites and specialty drinks from Curated Cocktail. Sparkling wine and scotch presented by Simply Wine. Hosted by FiDi Families and SCOTCH & SODA.
Date: Thursday, November 2nd
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: 18 Fulton Street
For more information and to RSVP to this exclusive event please visit our eventbrite HERE and use code Fidi to enter!
CONGRATS TO OUR WINNERS:
FiDi Families Giveaway: 5 lucky winners will win a family 4-pack of tickets to an advance screening of the upcoming Disney Pixar film Coco! The film celebrates music, tradition and friendship. Destined to be a holiday classic.
Screening Date: November 20th
Screening Time: 7pm
Location: 234 West 42nd Street – AMC Empire 25
Film Synopsis: Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
The winner’s will be announced on Friday, November 10th
Good luck, we hope to see you there!