Due to overwhelming demand, The Center for Early Childhood at Léman Manhattan has opened up new sections of Léman Explorers (16 – 24 months) and PreK in the 2019 – 2010 school year. Limited spots are available. Apply today to be considered for Fall 2019 enrollment.
FiDi Families are invited to a very special tribute event on Thursday, May 30th, which marks the 17th anniversary of the official end of the nine-month rescue and recovery operation at the World Trade Center following the 9/11 attacks. This operation, as well as those near Shanksville, Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon, left hundreds of thousands affected by exposure to hazards and toxins in the aftermath of the attacks. Their courage, selflessness and perseverance will be permanently recognized by the 9/11 Memorial Glade.
On that day, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, in partnership with Choir! Choir! Choir! (C!C!C!) and ALL ARTS, will present a special community event to pay tribute to those who are sick or have died because of 9/11 illnesses, to their families, and to all those who responded when our nation needed them most. C!C!C! exists to celebrate music and push the boundaries between practice and performance, artist and audience, offering therapeutic benefits with the ultimate side effect: a powerful community. We invite you to gather with Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman, the founders of C!C!C!, in the Museum’s Foundation Hall to take part in a choral arrangement of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” with singer-songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright.
All are welcome and no singing experience is necessary. You’ll get a song sheet at the door, and Daveed and Nobu will teach you the vocal arrangement. You will perform along with Wainwright, gathered around the Last Column, and then be part of a procession and final performance on the newly dedicated Memorial Glade. ALL ARTS, a member of the WNET family of public media organizations, will film the program for future airing on its free broadcast channel and streaming platform.
C!C!C! has taught and performed hundreds of songs throughout the world—including at Carnegie Hall, Radio City, Joe’s Pub, the National Arts Centre, the Luminato Festival, and many more.
We hope you will join us for this special program at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum on Thursday, May 30 at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are complimentary but required, and can be reserved here.
It’s time for an outdoor playdate in Central Park! Join FiDi Families at this incredible fundraiser with the Central Park Conservancy.
Today Show co-anchor, author, and journalist Jenna Bush Hager and husband Henry Hager will serve as the 2019 Honorary Chairs of the Playground Partners Annual Family Party. The annual event will take place at Central Park’s Heckscher Playground to support the mission of the Playground Partners of the Women’s Committee of the Central Park Conservancy, raising funds for the daily care and maintenance of the Park’s 21 playgrounds. The family-friendly fundraiser, generously supported by Nordstrom, features activities geared toward children six months to 10 years of age, from face painting to sand art and magic.
Date: Wednesday, May 22nd
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Age(s): Infant – 10 yo
Cost: Tax-deductible tickets vary. See link HERE
Location: Heckscher Playground, Central Park (from 61st to 63rd Streets)
FiDi Families is hosting our 3rd Annual “Learn to Bike” workshop for kids with the team from Bike New York. This is a perfect event for kids to learn how to ride a bike and ditch the training wheels. They usually get the hang of it right away but if not parents can leave with an easy-low stress technique that will have their kids riding independently in no time!
Complimentary water provided by Tickle Water, KIND Snacks and GoGo squeeZ will be available, while supplies last.
Date: Saturday, May 18th
Time: 1p – 3p
Location: Peck Slip Park
Ages: 5 – 13 yo
Fee: The workshop is free and open to the public, but RSVP is mandatory.
FiDi Families Insiders: All riders must be accompanied by an adult. A waiver will be provided on site, required for each rider. A bike and a helmet are mandatory.
Visit the event website for details and registration HERE