Save the Date for the annual celebration of Childrens Day!
Time: Noon to 5pm
Location: Pier 17 at the Historic South Street Seaport District
Various stages set up with a variety of family friendly activities, sure to satisfy every member of your family.
Main stage (Fulton and Front Streets)
Various enterntainment including a guest appearance by Gordon from Sesame Street and kid-friendly musical guests featuring Tim and the Space Cadets (1pm), Mil’s Trills (2pm) and Hot Peas N’ Butter (3pm).
Storytime Stage (Front and John Streets)
Storybook readings along with character meet and greets. Expected guests include Maisy, Curious George and many of their friends (subject to change).
Histoy of the annual Children’s Day in NYC
The inaugural Children’s Day took place at the World Trade Center in 1993, months after the February bombing of the WTC. Originally hosted by the Port Authority of NY & NJ, over 7,000 people attended that first year. Growing in vision and grandeur each year since, Children’s Day continued at the World Trade Center through 2001.
The dedication of some wonderful folks has ensured that New York’s kids would continue post-9/11 to have a day of free fun downtown. The South Street Seaport has provided a home for the event ever since 2001.