Books of Wonder Author Event. FiDi Families is very excited to welcome author Jennifer Malone to Books of Wonder. She is the author or a Simon & Schuster novel for kids ages 8 – 13 called At Your Service, which features Chloe, an extremely proud NYC native, who lives alongside her concierge father at the fancy (and fictional) Hotel St. Michele. The story features Chloe and her adventures around the City including her search for a visiting princess, who she accidentally loses. It’s a great story that will make NYC kids proud of the City they call home and is a great reminder of why we all love the Big Apple.
Miss Malone will be participating in an author event entitled “Only in NYC” alongside three other authors who have penned NYC-centric books. Other featured authors include Marcia Wells (Eddie Undercover, Mystery on Museum Mile, HMH Books for Young Readers, 2014) Laura Marx Fitzgerald (Under the Egg, Dial, 2014) and Julie Salamon (Cat in the City, Dial, 2014)
Date: Saturday, November 8th [Read more…]
Music Makers and Story Shakers Storytime. The Battery Park City Branch is New York Public Library’s first green LEED certified branch in Manhattan. The Battery Park City Library hosts many programs that are great for children of all ages. And, introducing them to the library at an early age, encourages a love of books. Little listeners can enjoy great books, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other children from the neighborhood. Storytime is a great way to encourage listening skills, vocabulary and imagination.
Bring your imagination and get creative! Listen to a story and create a hands-on musical project. In this four-week series we will “travel” to four different points on the globe and create musical instruments from those countries. This program will take place on the second floor of the library.
Date: Thursday, October 30th [Read more…]
FREE Disney Movie Passes for FiDi Families for “Big Hero 6”. We are so excited to extend a great offer to our readers (even if it’s out of the neighborhood)! FiDi Families are invited to attend a free advance screening of Disney’s “Big Hero 6”. [Read more…]
Music for Aardvarks in Lower Manhattan! Did you know that Music for Aardvarks has made its way to lower Manhattan? It’s true. This amazing team of talented & energetic musicians have made their way south and we couldn’t be happier! They were just featured on Saturday’s CBS2 Morning Show with a live performance and performed at our Howlin’ Halloween event at the South Street Seaport. Sign up now for a super fun and engaging class in the heart of FiDi.
Date: Monday, October 27th [Read more…]
Schimmel Center at Pace University Presents The Okee Dokee Brothers. Lower Manhattan is lucky to have a cultural institution in our own backyard, by way of Schimmel Center at Pace University. This beautiful campus has a wonderful auditorium that is host to Behind the Actors Studio on Bravo TV. But, did you know that they also host lectures, concerts and now family programming? Support this great resource and attend their next family show with the Okee Dokee Brothers. FiDi Families is excited to attend this family event and listen to the Grammy Award winning, children’s songwriting duo. The duo will be performing songs from their latest album, “Adventure Songs.” So, get ready to join local families for a morning of music and fun with these great entertainers. And, if you use the link below, you will receive a $5 discount, as a friend of FiDi Families. So, don’t delay – let’s sell this show out and let the folks at the Schimmel Center at Pace University know that local families want fabulous family programs in their own back yard.
Date: Saturday, October 25th [Read more…]
Taste of the Seaport 2014. The Taste of the Seaport celebrated its 5th annual extravaganza and it did not disappoint anyone in attendance. For the first time, there were two benefactors of this wonderful fundraiser; the Spruce Street School and the soon to be completed Peck Slip School. Both schools are located in the Financial District and will share the profits from this remarkable day. The Taste of the Seaport is an opportunity for attendees to sample restaurant fares from establishments along Front Street, Beekman Street, South Street and as far south as Cedar Street to Stone Street. This year, the Kid Zone was sponsored by NY Presbyterian Hospital Lower Manhattan and included the EMT’s and ambulance from the newly opened hospital. The Church Street School for Music and Art hosted an amazing construction site, allowing children of all ages to use their imaginations and build forts, castles and a slew of other kid-friendly haunts. Dunkin Donuts also hosted a donut decorating station, GoGo squeeZ supplied their well-known squeezable applesauce pouches and AquaBall provided their character covered flavored water to help fundraise for the two schools. The lineup of restaurants included the much-loved Paris Cafe as well as newbies Cedar Local and Insomnia Cookies. There were tastes from fantastic restaurants along the Old Seaport streets including Aqua and Suteishi but also included favorites from the heart of FiDi including Capital Grille and a Stone Street favorite, Mad Dog and Beans.
FiDi Families was invited to introduce this wonderful event, as a local business in lower Manhattan and because we are proud Peck Slip parents. On this episode the South Street Seaport You Tube Channel highlights the 5th annual “Taste Of The Seaport”. This is one of the most delicious events in NYC showcasing dozens of lower Manhattan’s best restaurants, and this years festivities were bigger and better than ever. Take a look, and don’t forget this fall to experience the South Street Seaport for yourself.
To view the video, please visit this link: You Tube Channel.