New Yorkers and all downtowners are invited to join the team from Sage Fitness to raise money for the people of Puerto Rico. All levels of yogis are invited to workout at the Sage Fitness studio, to help support our friends and family in Puerto Rico in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Irma.
Sage Fitness has partnered with Common Sense CPR founders Goeff Gohacki and Vanessa Anton to help raise funds for supplies for Puerto Rico. They are focusing on bringing diapers, portable solar chargers, and water filtration, although the list may include other items. They plan to visit and drop off supplies, monthly. Their first trip to Puerto Rico is October 9th.
Date: Monday October 2nd
Time(s): 6 pm – 6:45pm OR 7 pm – 7:45pm
Location: 139 Fulton Street, #809
FiDi Families Insiders: Pilates Mat & Indian Club Swinging in each class.
RSVP: Please email email@example.com to reserve your spot as space is limited.
Cost: Pay as you wish. Suggested donation $40 per class.
Please Note: 100% of the proceeds will go to purchase supplies for Puerto Rico, being transported by Common Sense CPR.
We hope to see all of our FiDi Families at this special charity event even if it is out of the hood! During this event kids will have fun running around playing the game of gaga and all money will benefit the Ronald McDonald House of NYC.
What is gaga? Gaga is a fast paced, high energy sport played in an octagonal pit. The more players the better! Somewhat like dodgeball, the game is played with a soft foam ball, and combines the skills of dodging, striking, running, and jumping, while trying to hit opponents with a ball below the knees. Players need to keep moving to avoid getting hit by the ball. Fun and easy, everyone gets a serious workout.
Date: Saturday, April 8th [Read more…]
EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 19th!!!
The management team at Fosun at 28 Liberty Plaza (formerly known as Chase Manhattan Plaza) is co-hosting a holiday toy drive with FiDi Families in partnership with The Salvation Army. Residents are encouraged to donate new and unwrapped toys which will be distributed by the Salvation Army, in time for the holidays. This is a great opportunity to share the giving spirit of the holidays with your own kids and encourage everyone to participate in this worthwhile cause. Kids of all ages will benefit from this toy drive, from infant to teen.
Date: Tuesday, December 6th – Friday, December 16th
Location: 28 Liberty Street
FiDi Families Insiders: Please drop off toys in both the plaza level and lower level lobbies.
FiDi Families was recently invited to the kick off event for the partnership between AccuWeather and the FDNY Foundation. The AccuWeather team is helping spread awareness of both winter cold and fire safety during these chilly months. The AccuWeather team was on hand to share weather tips and to educate children. The Chief Executive Officer, of AccuWeather, Barry Lee Myers was on hand to present a check for $25,000 to the FDNY Foundation, in order to support their efforts in fire safety and winter preparedness. The AccuWeather Ready program is a new year-round weather preparedness program that focuses on keeping people safe and informed. So, we were thrilled to be a part of this new and important initiative.
A number of FDNY dignitaries were on hand to celebrate this new program, including the 35th Chief of Department, James E. Leonard, the highest ranking uniformed member of the FDNY, overseeing 15,000 uniformed Firefighters and EMS personnel.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, has extended its continued mission to save lives, protect property and help people prosper with its new severe weather preparedness program, AccuWeather Ready. It focuses on keeping consumers safe and informed. It’s an incredible program that is available to all New Yorkers. We attended the kickoff event and it was a chance to educate local school students on how to be ready for winter weather, with both being prepared and informed and with fire safety.
As part of this fantastic initiative, more than 80 local 1st grade students from the Bronx were taken through an interactive demonstration on the top causes of fires and how to learn about winter weather affects the dynamics of the cause for fire.
In today’s world, technology is key and AccuWeather is leading the charge with weather preparedness tips and tools including in-app push notifications when bad weather is approaching, personalized weather preparedness plans and so much more. All of the AccuWeather Ready information is available on the 24/7 AccuWeather Network, AccuWeather.com/Ready and the AccuWeather app.
Check out their user-friendly website www.AccuWeather.com/Ready to get more information and stay informed.
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The Downtowner radio show welcomes Sabrina Lippman of Habitat for Humanity to the program on Thursday. This incredible organization has built homes throughout NY to help families that would not otherwise have the chance to own a home. The not-for-profit organization is based in the Financial District and is launching some great programs in Manhattan and Brooklyn, including a “Gingerbread Build” in SoHo, hosting the very successful “Women Build” event and many other fun and creative programs to help support the families that Habitat for Humanity supports. Their mission is to transform lives by building quality homes with families in need and by uniting all New Yorkers around the cause of affordable housing.
The 2nd half of our show will include a visit from Sheryl Katz, of Kids in the Game. This great organization is dedicated to developing New York City’s youth by providing opportunities through sports and fitness to the schools and communities they serve. Their goal is to encourage the next generation of leaders by instilling healthy habits, practicing an active lifestyle, and promoting personal growth through play and competition.
Date: Thursday, December 1st
Time: 10am – 11am
Tune in: HERE
Musical Afternoon at Bogardus Plaza (FREE). Make your way to Bogardus Plaza for a free musical performance hosted by the Friends of Bogardus Garden. This is a chance to share music with the kids and grown ups. Attendees will here a selection of genres including jazz, classical and pop.
Date: Sunday, October 9th
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Location: Hudson Street between Chambers and Reade (Bogardus Plaza)
Ages: all ages welcome
Visit their website HERE for details