Santa Claus will be in Lower Manhattan at the recently reopened Paris Cafe. Join FiDi Families and neighborhood families and friends at the beautifully restored Paris Cafe. After suffering major damage due to Hurricane Sandy, the Paris Cafe reopened recently, much to everyone’s delight. Continuing their annual tradition of a visit from Santa, children are invited to ask Santa if they made his “nice” list with an opportunity for photos. Date: Saturday, December 7th Time: 10:30a – TBD Location: 119 South Street FiDi Families Insiders: Please bring a wrapped gift to secretly present to Santa so that Santa can “gift” your child an early holiday present. For additional information, please visit http://www.facebook.com/TheParisCafe
The outdoor ice skating rink at the South Street Seaport is officially open! There are a ton of options, whether you want to take a spin around the ice once or if you think you’ll be twirling around on the ice all winter long like Dorothy Hamill or Kristi Yamaguchi, then you may be interested in a season pass. Regardless, the option is there for you and your family to spin and sail across the ice, all winter long. Holiday carolers will perform at the rink on weekends throughtout the Winter.
Dates: Open now through March 2, 2014
- Monday – Thursday: 11am – 9pm
- Friday – Saturday: 10am – 10pm
- Sunday: 10am – 9pm
Ages: All ages welcome
Pricing: $10, children 5 and under receive FREE admission
Skate Rental $6 and Helmet Rental $6
Location: South Street Seaport (corner of Fulton and Front Street)
FiDi Families Insiders: Residents living in 10038 and 10005 zip codes, with valid ID, receive 50% off Admission, Skate Rentals and Helmet Rentals.
For additional details and the fine print, please visit http://www.seechangeny.com
The 30th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the South Street Seaport is a FiDi Families tradition and we hope to see our neighbors in attendance! The ceremony will include live entertainment as well as the official opening of the ice rink. Santa himself will be making an appearance and will be there to “light” the tree and meet and greet his smallest fans. Also keep an eye out for skating performances to help kick off the ice rink opening. Bundle up and visit some of the shops that will be open and help celebrate the holiday season with your neighbors and friends.
Date: November 29th
Ages: All ages welcome
Location: South Street Seaport (corner of Fulton & Front Streets)
For additional details, please visit http://www.seechangeny.com
FiDi Families has been a member of the Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center (DCC) for five years and their kids programs have evolved over the years to include some great new classes, organized sports, media and culinary classes. The DCC was devastated by Hurricane Sandy but they are back and better than ever.
They are conducting classes led by the DCC coaches and staff at the Spruce Street School and it’s great for FiDi parents and caregivers looking for fun activities indoors and out of the cold.
Kids can enjoy classes such as Gym Sports & Games, Tennis Aces, Hockey and Tumbling, too. So, be sure to visit their website to see which classes are a good fit and their location, as this season, classes will be offered at the Downtown Community Center, Spruce Street and the Battery Park City School. Dates/times vary.
Support the DCC and the classes that they have brought to FiDi by attending these classes!
Date: Sundays (November 10th – April 6, 2014)10a – Gym Sports & Games (3 yrs) 10:45a – Gym Sports & Games (4 yrs) 11:30a – Gym Sports & Games (5 yrs) 12:30p – Tennis Aces (5 yrs – 6yrs) 1:15p – Tennis Aces (6 yrs – 7 yrs)
Location: 12 Spruce Street (enter Spruce Street School main lobby entrance)
Cost: Free for DCC Members and $150 for non-members
FiDi Families Insiders: All equipment will be supplied. Bathrooms on-site. Bring your coffee and a bagel, sit back and relax with our parents in the neighborhood!
To learn more, please visit http:// www.manhattanyouth.org
Budding tennis players will learn the basic skills of tennis, sportsmanship and fitness. There are two sessions to choose from and non-members are welcome!Season Start Date: November 10th Season End Date: April 6th Ages: 5 – 6 @ 12:30p Ages: 7 – 8 @ 1:15p
Cost: Free for DCC Members and $150 for non-members
Location: 12 Spruce Street
FiDi Families Insiders: All equipment will be provided by the DCC. No experience required. Wear closed-toed shoes.
For more information and registration, please visit http://www.manhattanyouth.org
Join FiDi Families at this annual event in the revitalized Old Seaport. Taste of the Seaport helps raise funds for students at Spruce Street School for much needed enrichment programs for this neighborhood school. Enjoy great food, live music and family-friendly activities on the cobblestone streets of New York City’s Historic Seaport. Children’s activities and musical entertainment will also be available. Tickets available for $35/5 tastings the day of the event or family pack of 20 tastes for $100. Advance tickets/discounts may be available on website.
Date: Sunday, October 27th
Time: 11a – 4p
Address: Front Street/Water Street and Beekman
Age(s): All ages welcome
Cost: $35/5 tastings or a family pack $100/20 tastings
To learn more and purchase tickets, please visit http://brownpapertickets.com
activities on the cobblestone streets of New York City’s Historic Seaport. Enjoy culinary tastings from merchants from the Seaport North Historic District and surrounding area in an outdoor festival located on The Seaport property including Front, Beekman and Water Streets. Children’s activities and musical entertainment will also be available with advance ticket sales being sold for $30/5 tastings and $35/5 tastings the day of the event or family pack of 20 tastes for $100. – See more at: http://www.downtownny.com/node/18635?origin=2013-10-27&mini=calendar%2F2013-10#sthash.3ACBJ6Jw.dpufOur annual outdoor fall festival of food, beverage, live music, and family-friendlyactivities on the cobblestone streets of New York City’s Historic Seaport. Enjoy culinary tastings from merchants from the Seaport North Historic District and surrounding area in an outdoor festival located on The Seaport property including Front, Beekman and Water Streets. Children’s activities and musical entertainment will also be available with advance ticket sales being sold for $30/5 tastings and $35/5 tastings the day of the event or family pack of 20 tastes for $100. – See more at: http://www.downtownny.com/node/18635?origin=2013-10-27&mini=calendar%2F2013-10#sthash.3ACBJ6Jw.dpuf
Hurricane Sandy destroyed many areas in Lower Manhattan and the East River was particularly impacted especially in the Old Seaport District, along Front Street, Beekman and Peck Slip. The neighborhood has made an amazing recovery and many of the much-loved shops, restaurants and retailers have re-opened for locals and tourists alike. Join FiDi Families in celebrating this great neighborhood in Lower Manhattan.
This family-friendly event will feature old fashioned carnival games, music, dancers and more along the beautiful cobblestone streets of the Old Seaport.
In addition, the Peking tall ship at the South Street Seaport (Pier 16) will be offering tours from 11a – 4p for a $5 suggested donation. Ask for the 2 for 1 special!
Date: Saturday, October 19th
Time: 4p – 9p
Address: Old Seaport in Lower Manhattan (Front Street, Beekman Street, Peck Slip)
FiDi Families Insiders: Fantastic food and drink from the local merchants will be available for purchase!
For additional information, including list of local participating merchants, please visit: http://oldseaportny.com/