Paradigm Kids in the News. Paradigm Kids in FiDi is lower Manhattan’s newest pre-school and folks are scooping up the remaining seats for the 2014 – 2015 school year. They have received a ton of positive press and were recently profiled in a local publication, http://www.eBroadsheet.com which focuses on lower Manhattan. As one of the first clients for FiDi Families, we are incredibly proud to partner with them and offer events at their event space for all families in lower Manhattan.
Sesame Street Live Ticket Giveway. Our friends at GoGo squeeZ and Madison Square Garden have gifted FiDi Families with 2 sets of 4 packs of tickets to see Sesame Street Live “Elmo Makes Music”. Though the event is in mid-town, free tickets to this fun, family-friendly show will be worth the trek on the subway to this historic venue.
The giveaway ends today at 5:30p! For details, please visit http://tinyurl.com/pveqtql
CONGRATS TO WINNERS: Lindsay and Jacky
Out to See…A Neighborhood Celebration. Book your sitter now and join FiDi Families in support of “Out to See”. It’s an Art Crawl + Music in the Cube and more! Join the Old Seaport Association for a weekend of fun events. Featured restaurants include Trading Post, Salty Paw, Keg 229. Other participants include Pasanella & Sons, Emily Thompson Flowers. Many more will be participating in this weekend-long event. As many families in lower Manhattan are aware, the Old Seaport restaurants and retail shops were heavily damaged during Hurricane Sandy and have only recently reopened their doors. Join FiDi Families in supporting this amazing event.
Dates: March 1st and March 2nd
Time: 11a – 11p
Location: Old Seaport (Front Street, South Street, Pearl Street and Fulton Streets)
For more information, please visit http://www.outtosee.org
Grand Central Holiday Train Show. The annual train show is in full swing! If you have a train fanatic in your house, then you need to grab the backpack, snacks and water and jump on the 4 train to Grand Central Station. The amazing train show is better than ever. The miniature world is a delight to kids of all ages and a bucket list must for FiDi Families. Considering the cold weather, this is the perfect indoor activity for kids of all ages. Afterwards, head downstairs and try some of the great restaurants and bakeries for some great food. And, stop by Kidding Around, one of the best toy stores in the City. Take advantage of some great shops in this amazing landmark.
Dates: Now through February 23rd
Monday-Friday 8a – 8p
Saturday and Sunday 10a – 6p
Location: Grand Central Terminal 42nd Street between Lexington and Vanderbilt Avenues (shuttle passage off the main concourse)
FiDi Families Insiders: Strollers can be a challenge for viewing purposes; it is recommended to leave the stroller at home or be prepared for some stroller navigating through crowds.
For more information, plus details on their ongoing scavenger hunt, visit: http://www.grandcentralterminal.com
The Crafty Kids Fashion Show Charity Event. Join The Crafty Kids for a kids fashion show! Private Island Entertainment, LLC, a New York-based party supply company, will donate 10 capes to Enchanted Makeovers for each child that attends the Four-Year-Old Designer Fashion Show. The event is being hosted by The Crafty Kids and sponsored by Paradigm Kids, Private Island Entertainment and Kidz Central Station.
On display at the event will be doll dresses designed by a four-year old boy who draws and creates his own designs. Children who attend will participate in the fashion theme by walking down a red carpet wearing their best haute couture (play) clothes with photographs taken by celebrity red carpet photographer Greg Allen and decorating their own cape donated by Private Island Party.
Date: Sunday, March 9th
Location: 8-10 Liberty Place (Paradigm Kids)
FiDi Families Insiders: Advance registration is required for the events and limited spaces are available. All proceeds from the entrance fee will also be donated to Enchanted Makeovers.
For more information and registration, please visit https://www.kidzcentralstation.com/new-york/kids-classes/2376-child-designer-fashion-show
Rockin’ with Andy Drop-In Music Class in Tribeca. Calling all future rockstars…Rockin’ with Andy is the #1 Infant/Toddler Performer in NYC. Andy rocks out to all the popular kid tunes and many adult favorites as well. Each class includes 45 minutes of singing, playing, and fun! Rockin’ with Andy is starting drop-in music classes for infants to 3 years old at Downtown Dance Factory. All FiDi Families are invited to this fun drop in class, but you must sign up with Kidz Central Station. Scroll through their website for some fabulous offerings for kids of all ages.
Date: Tuesday, February 18th
Time: 12 noon
Age(s): Infant to 3 years old
Location: 291 Broadway (Downtown Dance Factory in Tribeca)
For more information and registration, please visit…https://www.kidzcentralstation.com/new-york/kids-classes/2142-rockin-with-andy-music-drop-in-class-at-downtown-dance-factory
South Street Seaport Ice Rink Offers February Promo. South Street Seaport Ice Rink is in full swing and has become a favorite of FiDi Families since its installation in November. With many kids on break from school, they are offering 1/2 priced admission tickets, skate rentals and bag checks. The ice rink will be open through March 2nd so grab your winter gear and take the family out on the ice before it disappears (along with all the snow, we hope)!
Half-Priced Skate Week: Monday, February 17th – Friday, February 21st
Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday, 11a – 9p. Friday-Saturday, 10a – 10p. Sunday 11a – 9p.
Location: South Street Seaport (corner of Fulton and Front Streets). Dates: Open Daily (through March)
FiDi Families Insiders: Skating classes are offered!
Basic Skills Ice Skating Class
$20 per skater, includes skate rental
Basic Skills Private and Semi-Private Lessons
Private Lessons: $60 (+ tax) for one student
Semi-Private Lessons: $10 (+ tax) for each additional student, up to 6 people
For additional information, please visit http://www.seechangeny.com