Music For Aardvarks’ Winter Registration is now OPEN. With classes in the Financial District at Alwan For the Arts (16 Beaver St) there’s a lot of singing, dancing and jamming happening all over NYC.FiDi Families Promotion:
Act now to receive the “Winter/Spring Bundle” option and get $50 off each session ($100 total savings)! Register for both sessions before December 21st to get this great deal! The Winter Session runs from January 14, 2013 through March 22, 2013 and our Spring Session runs from April 8, 2013- June 14, 2013 (no class on Memorial Day).
For information log onto: www.musicformanhattan.com.
Parents around the world are reeling from the tragedy in Sandy Hook, CT. Advice is on the web from the NY Times and every parenting author known to man are all providing tips on how to address the tragedy with their children. My children visit TriBeCa Pediatrics and the practice sent out a note today with some great articles and suggestions. But, the point that hit home was the advice that apparently the beloved Mr. Rogers own Mom had given him and I thought it was worth repeating. As described by the late Fred Rogers: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers; so many caring people in this world.” – Fred Rogers
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the families affected by this tragedy.
If your childen love to help with recipes and love playdough, test out the FiDi Families tested playdough recipe below for a fun holiday-themed project, perfect for little hands. Get out the aprons!
2 Cups of Flour
2 Cups of Water
1 Cups of Salt
1 Tblsp of Cream of Tartar
1 Tblsp of Vegetable Oil
Food Coloring – pick your favorite color(s)
Mix all ingredients in a sauce pan over medium to low heat, but don’t add the food coloring. Stir continuously until the mixture thickens and doesn’t stick to the sauce pan. Once the playdough is cool, knead until the desired consistency.
For fun, add in drops of food coloring to make the playdough festive. Add in crushed candy canes for extra fun. Set up a playdate and have fun!
Join the NY Rangers and USA Hockey for a free Ice Hockey clinic for children 9 years and younger. No skating experience required and hockey equipment will be available for free. However, families are encouraged to bring bike equipment (helmets, elbow and knee pads). There are 10 locations to choose from and the closet to FiDi is the Ice Pavillion in Long Island City. The clinic is limited so register now and check out the various locations, dates and times. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please e-mail email@example.com or call the hockey hotline at (212) 465-6553.
Please note dates have been rescheduled due to the Hurricane so please call the number for additional information and details. We’ll be there on January 5th and hope to see you there!
For more information, log onto: http://rangers.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=83448
Check out a new and unique fitness program at Exerblast – FamilyBlast!
It’s a new, unique & fun-filled approach to fitness for the whole family! Get a great workout while your kids play too! Enjoy quality time together with your whole family.
Date: Every Saturday/Sunday
Ages: Babies to 4 yrs old
Time: 9am – 10am
– Single session: $40 (one parent and child)
– Both parents: $65 (two parents and one child)
– 5 pack for one parent & one child: ($38/session) $190 (expires in 6 weeks)
– 5 pack for two parents & one child ($62/session) $310 (expires in 8 weeks)
– Each additional child per family $10
For more information, log onto: www.exerblast.com
Looking for a fun way to celebrate the holiday’s without the kiddos? To celebrate the holiday’s, the Lower Manhattan Democrats want to bring some cheer to the South Street Seaport where businesses are just recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Take this opportunity to mingle with neighbors, regardless of your political persuasion and help support a fantastic wine shop and event space.
Date: Sunday, December 16th
Time: 1pm – 3:00pm
Pasanella and Son Vintners (115 South Street)
Fee: Tickets are $40/person or $70 per couple
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Autism Spectrum Disorders & Special Needs Seminar Series
Date: Tuesday, December 4th @ 6p and Saturday, December 8th at 11a
For families who have an interest in learning about autism and special needs, save the date for a special two-part seminar at J&R, Jr. Participants will learn a wide variety of information that will meet the needs of many parents, teachers, therapists, and other care providers who have dedicated their lives to educating and training children with autism and special needs. The seminar is hosted by Behavior Analyst, Christopher A. Garofalo, MA.
Date for Part I is on Tuesday, December 4th
Date for Part II is on Saturday, December 8th at 11am
For more information, log onto: http://www.jr.com/information/liveEventsJr.jsp?JRSource=chemail.QuinnyStroller.09282012