The pumpkin entries then will be arranged inside the park along the Greenwich Street fence between Duane and Reade Streets for the neighborhood to stroll by and admire. Pumpkin entries will be judged in five categories: cutest, scariest, funniest, most creative, and most realistic. There also will be an overall winner.
Art in the park with the Battery Park City Authority! Visit the beautiful Teardrop Park, while enjoying and creating dynamic art, outdoors. Class size is limited and attendees will pick up a “kit bag” with instructions for the project of the day. Please note that participants must bring their own supplies (markers, glue, watercolor, paintbrushes, as well as water to clean paint brushes). Dress for a mess!
FiDi Families Insiders:
- The program is first-come, first-served for up to 20 children with accompanying adults.
- Activity is self-guided.
- Masks and contact information required upon arrival.
When: Wednesday, October 7th
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Teardrop Park (Warren Street & North End Avenue)
Ages: 5 years and older
For more information visit their website HERE.
Two Kids and a Dog in Brooklyn/DUMBO is offering same-day HOME delivery and a FaceTime/ virtual tour of the store and shopping experience. It’s a great way to support a small business and find activities and games for your kids to play with during and after social distancing and the stay at home orders are lifted.
To learn more and to set up your virtual shopping experience, simply text them at (646) 342-4549. And, to visit their website, please visit HERE.
FiDi Families Insiders: They deliver daily and weekends too!
Sawyer partners with the best-in-class providers in each community who teach everything from ballet curtsies to science experiments
FiDi Families Contributor Teresa Wang had a chance to book a class with the new website Sawyer. With 3 kids in tow, she is always on the go and always looking for family-friendly activities. She set out to test the site and learn more about this new online resource.
Whether you have multiple kids with different ages and interests or one child with many different preferences for each day of the week, it can be time-consuming to find and book each class individually to satisfy them all. In comes Sawyer to the rescue. Sawyer is a one-stop shop booking website, perfect for babies to adults, weekdays to weekends, after-school to summer camps! Classes are easy to narrow down your choices and book according to your schedule.
Our personal experience was one of ease. It was an easy process to log on and set up a Sawyer account and the site was easy to navigate. As luck would have it, our Saturday morning was a rainy one and forced our family to cancel our morning plans to be outside. I logged onto Sawyer and scrolled through all that was available at that time and found Musi Bambino Music Program. Check-in was simple as they already received my sign up through Sawyer.
We had an amazing time with puppets, dancing, and even played the trombone! There was another teacher playing classical songs and melodic chimes the entire class time. It was an amazing find, especially last minute. My morning was saved with Sawyer and I will go to them for more classes and camps.
As a Mom of 3 toddlers, I don’t have a lot of time to spend online. But, I appreciate the ease of the Sawyer website. The booking process was simple and efficient. Drop-ins, semesters, camps and events—discover it all on Sawyer; I look forward to booking our whole summer through this amazing new site! It has busy parents in mind and will make summer a lot more fun for the whole family.
Visit their website HERE.
One of our most favorite events in Battery Park…the Swedish Midsummer Festival! Enjoy this unique celebration of the summer solstice. Learn traditional Swedish folk dances from Barnklubben Elsa Rix and join in lively dance around the Midsummer pole. Make wreaths from beautiful flowers representing those in bloom on the solstice in Sweden. Enjoy a parade, children’s games, and Swedish delicacies. Traditional music by Paul Dahlin and fiddlers from the American Swedish Insitute in Minneapolis. Dances led by Ross Sutter, Scandinavian folklorist.
Date: Friday, June 21st
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: 20 Battery Place – Robert F. Wagner Park
Age(s): All ages welcome
For more information please visit the website HERE.