Scholastic Store Event with Ricky Riccottta’s Mighty Robot. Join the Scholastic Store for a fun afternoon reading with Ricky Riccotta the smallest mouse around. Little Ricky Riccotta and his friend the Mighty Robot will be swinging into the Scholastic Store for a storytime reading and photo opportunity. Children will also have a chance to create their own comic book to take home.
Date: Saturday, August 23rd
Happy August and End of Summer!
Our FREE Summer series “Fridays with FiDi Families” is on Friday, August 22nd at 10a at the Front/Row Lawn at 19 Fulton Street. We have two more Fridays to celebrate Summer. Join us this Friday, August 22nd for arts and crafts with The Crafty Kids and our final performance with Music Beans on August 29th!
Giveaways include a $50 gift card to Fandango, the online movie destination for tickets, showtimes and the Family Room – a great resource for parents, plus fun stuff from Skin Gym Face Fitness and complimentary GoGo squeeZ. We will also be welcoming visits from our partners from the Montessori School of Manhattan, Kids Being Kids Photography and Bitsy’s Brainfood.
We are enjoying the end of Summer and will be posting updates on a semi-regular basis through the end of August. We’ll be publishing events and activities, full-time as of September 1st.
We can’t wait to provide updates, exciting events and fun partnerships for FiDi and all of Lower Manhattan. Stay tuned and enjoy the end of summer with your families!
South Street Seaport Museum. Established to promote the preservation of ships, this museum offers a display of historic ships, changing exhibits, tours, films, and harbor sails aboard 19th-century schooners. There is also a Children’s Center, which offers a wide variety of activities for kids that range from learning to tie knots and raise sails to going on an overnight sailing trip.
The Seaport Museum continues to offer some amazing programming for children and grownups alike.
August 20th and 27th – Stop by this historic gem from 1p – 2:30p for a dockside visit aboard the Pioneer. Explore harbor ecology with hands on, family friendly activities (included with admission).
August 22nd – There is a wonderful family book event that will be held aboard the 1907 Barque Peking. Author and illustrator Brian Floca will share his award winning story Lightship, inspired by the ships that are docked at the South Street Seaport. This book reading and storytelling event is open to all ages. Complimentary GoGo squeeZ and more! Many more activities are scheduled so be sure to visit their website for additional information at http://southstreetseaportmuseum.org
Bhangra Family Dance Party. Introduce the kids to dance at the Bhangra Family Dance party! Join DJ Rekha at a great musical gathering, accompanied by drummers and dancers. Learn the basics of bhangra, a fusion of traditional Punjabi-style folk dance and music with Western hip hop and rock.
Date: Saturday, August 16th
Time: 6:30p – 8p
Location: Esplanade Plaza (enter from Liberty St at South End Ave; between Liberty St & Vesey St)
For more information, log onto: http://www.bpcparks.org
Fridays with FiDi Families on Friday, August 15th @ 10a (FREE!)
Language Beans: Story and live performances by two Chinese fairies, who will perform the Chinese Ribbon Dance. All ages welcome to this fun, interactive event.
cityMANI: Complimentary manis for children and their grown ups for ages 2 years and older.
Fandango: $50 gift card giveaway (must be present to win)
Language Beans: $50 voucher to a future class (must be present to win)
GoGo squeeZ: Complimentary GoGo squeeZ for all attendees!
Paradigm Kids: Information and goodies from FiDi’s newest preschool and daycare destination!
Family Friday Movie and Pizza Night. Enjoy a fun family night out and relax with your kids and meet other downtown families for free pizza, children’s movies, and community on the third Friday of every month. All families with young children are welcome. Movie title not yet released.