Santa Claus will be in Lower Manhattan at the recently reopened Paris Cafe. Join FiDi Families and neighborhood families and friends at the beautifully restored Paris Cafe. After suffering major damage due to Hurricane Sandy, the Paris Cafe reopened recently, much to everyone’s delight. Continuing their annual tradition of a visit from Santa, children are invited to ask Santa if they made his “nice” list with an opportunity for photos. Date: Saturday, December 7th Time: 10:30a – TBD Location: 119 South Street FiDi Families Insiders: Please bring a wrapped gift to secretly present to Santa so that Santa can “gift” your child an early holiday present. For additional information, please visit http://www.facebook.com/TheParisCafe
Join FiDi Families at this annual event in the revitalized Old Seaport. Taste of the Seaport helps raise funds for students at Spruce Street School for much needed enrichment programs for this neighborhood school. Enjoy great food, live music and family-friendly activities on the cobblestone streets of New York City’s Historic Seaport. Children’s activities and musical entertainment will also be available. Tickets available for $35/5 tastings the day of the event or family pack of 20 tastes for $100. Advance tickets/discounts may be available on website.
Date: Sunday, October 27th
Time: 11a – 4p
Address: Front Street/Water Street and Beekman
Age(s): All ages welcome
Cost: $35/5 tastings or a family pack $100/20 tastings
To learn more and purchase tickets, please visit http://brownpapertickets.com
activities on the cobblestone streets of New York City’s Historic Seaport. Enjoy culinary tastings from merchants from the Seaport North Historic District and surrounding area in an outdoor festival located on The Seaport property including Front, Beekman and Water Streets. Children’s activities and musical entertainment will also be available with advance ticket sales being sold for $30/5 tastings and $35/5 tastings the day of the event or family pack of 20 tastes for $100. – See more at: http://www.downtownny.com/node/18635?origin=2013-10-27&mini=calendar%2F2013-10#sthash.3ACBJ6Jw.dpufOur annual outdoor fall festival of food, beverage, live music, and family-friendlyactivities on the cobblestone streets of New York City’s Historic Seaport. Enjoy culinary tastings from merchants from the Seaport North Historic District and surrounding area in an outdoor festival located on The Seaport property including Front, Beekman and Water Streets. Children’s activities and musical entertainment will also be available with advance ticket sales being sold for $30/5 tastings and $35/5 tastings the day of the event or family pack of 20 tastes for $100. – See more at: http://www.downtownny.com/node/18635?origin=2013-10-27&mini=calendar%2F2013-10#sthash.3ACBJ6Jw.dpuf
Hurricane Sandy destroyed many areas in Lower Manhattan and the East River was particularly impacted especially in the Old Seaport District, along Front Street, Beekman and Peck Slip. The neighborhood has made an amazing recovery and many of the much-loved shops, restaurants and retailers have re-opened for locals and tourists alike. Join FiDi Families in celebrating this great neighborhood in Lower Manhattan.
This family-friendly event will feature old fashioned carnival games, music, dancers and more along the beautiful cobblestone streets of the Old Seaport.
In addition, the Peking tall ship at the South Street Seaport (Pier 16) will be offering tours from 11a – 4p for a $5 suggested donation. Ask for the 2 for 1 special!
Date: Saturday, October 19th
Time: 4p – 9p
Address: Old Seaport in Lower Manhattan (Front Street, Beekman Street, Peck Slip)
FiDi Families Insiders: Fantastic food and drink from the local merchants will be available for purchase!
For additional information, including list of local participating merchants, please visit: http://oldseaportny.com/
Brunch Baby Brunch is back! FiDi Families LOVES to brunch with our kids, our friends, our family and whoever else wants to join! We have stumbled upon another family that loves to brunch so much that they organized ‘Brunch Baby, Brunch’ which are organized brunch events for families with kids, where everyone can enjoy a great brunch meal together. Grab a cab or hop on the subway and make your way to Union Square. It is a lot of fun and a hit with kids of all ages.
Date: Sunday, August 18th
Time: 11a – 2p
Location: Brother Jimmy’s BBQ – 116 East 16th Street (between Park Ave. & Irving Place)
Age(s): newborn & beyond (all kids under 12 eat FREE)
FiDi Families Insider: Beehives & Buzzcuts will be providing complimentary glitter tattoos! Wanda’s Monster cast members will make a special guest appearance, snacks will be provided by GoGo squeeZ apple sauce, Clean Bee Baby will offer free stroller frame and vacumn cleaning, too. A guest DJ will be spinning the perfect blend of kid-friendly songs mixed with music parents love. There are free toy giveaways, a raffle, stroller parking, brunch cocktail specials for parents and best of all KIDS EAT FREE!
To make a reso, call Brother Jimmy’s at (212) 673-6465 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, log onto: www.https://facebook.com/brunchbabybrunch.
FiDi Families is loving our many choices for frozen treats. We can add a yummy newcomer to the bunch…NYC Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt. The new shop is bright, colorful and pays homage to this great City we call home. With over 40 toppings to choose from, this is our new go-to destination for frozen yogurt that has mass appeal. Frozen yogurt choices include greek yogurt, non-fat yogurt, kosher yogurt, gluten-free and soy yogurt. And, if you like chocolate, check out the selections from Ghiradelli Chocolate. Make sure you ask for a customer appreciation card; 10 stamps will earn you a free frozen yogurt.
Address: 102 Fulton Street
For more information, log onto www.nycyogurt.com
If you have ever visited the Jersey Shore, you more than likely have visited Jersey Mike’s Subs, an iconic Jersey Shore institution. On your first visit, order a “Mike’s Way” sub, which is the sub shop’s original way of dressing a sub with onions, lettuce, tomatoes and a signature olive oil blend, red wine vinegar and spices.
Location: 80 Maiden Lane (at Gold Street)
FiDi Families Insider: The grand opening is today (July 30th) and will kick off a free sub fundraiser through Sunday, August, 4th to support Citymeals-on-Wheels, a non-profit organization that provides meals and companionship to homebound elderly New Yorkers.
For more information, log onto: http://www.jerseymikes.com
NYC Restaurant Week will run from July 22 to August 16 with 20-plus days of three-course prix-fixe dining, featuring $25 lunches and $38 dinners at nearly 300 of the City’s finest restaurants. It’s a great excuse for parents to book a sitter and head out for a great meal.
Some of the restaurants in Lower Manhattan include: Atrio Wine Bar & Restaurant (after dinner visit the Conrad Hotel outdoor bar with the great views of the Hudson), Blue Smoke (best fried chicken in Lower Manhattan), Haru on Wall Street (great atmosphere and people watching) or Les Halles on John Street (great wine list).
History of NYC Restaurant Week…it is New York City’s original dining celebration and a pioneer in the dining industry. As the country’s first-ever Restaurant Week, it debuted in 1992 when it was developed as a one-time culinary event to welcome the Democratic National Convention (DNC) to the City. Though created to appeal to delegates and other DNC attendees, the program—with 95 participating restaurants—also found a strong following among residents excited to dine at some of the City’s top restaurants for a fraction of the usual cost—$19.92 for a three-course lunch—and who wanted NYC Restaurant Week to be a recurring event.
Date: Monday, July 22nd (through August 16th)
FiDi Families Insider: Book online at www.opentable.com
For more information, log onto: www.nycgo.com