This week marks the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. To help our kids understand these tragic events we complied a list of some memorials happening throughout the city like the Remembering 9/11 exhibit at the New-York Historical Society and the free art workshops at the Children’s Museum of the Arts. This weekend we are excited about the $10 tickets to see the interactive and memorable show The Ohmies and Monk’s Trunk’s Sidewalk Sale where we can score some cheap and slightly used clothes and toys. The Fab Fall Block Party hosted by Still Hip is always an A Child Grows favorite event complete with performances by Audra Rox and Rolie Polie Guacamole, prizes, activities, giveaways, and arts and crafts! Enjoy your week and be sure to check out our calendar page for additional activities and events!
Pier 6 Open with New Fishing Area
The lawns are open weekly Thursdays through Sundays
The 15,000-square-feet of lawn space is now open on Pier 6. The gorgeous space features a 1.6-acre destination playground called the “The Water Lab” complete with sprinklers, ropes, a sand box, swings and slides, a volleyball court, an outdoor food court and a new fishing area located along the north edge of Pier 6. Details: Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Furman Street and Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Friday, September 9th – April 1st 2012
To honor the 10th anniversary of September 11th, the New-York Historical Society is hosting a special exhibition, Remembering 9/11. The exhibition includes photographs taken on 9/11 right after the attack, letters written to police officers and firefighters and images and texts from the New York Times. Details: The New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West (between 76th and 77th Streets). For additional information, please click here.
Friday, September 9th Saturday, September 10th, Sunday, September 11th from 9:00am – 9:00pm
GE Carousolar at South Street Seaport
GE’s solar-powered twist on the family favorite carousel is landing in New York’s South Street Seaport for the month of August. Beginning August 3rd, kids can take a free ride on the “Carousolar” while moms and dads can charge their mobile devices with one of GE’s solar-powered charging stations. Visitors can also check out lots of new and innovative things GE is currently working on in the solar space. GE’s Carousolar is powered by 100 solar panels and lit by GE’s very cool and colorful TETRA Contour LED lights. Details: South Street Seaport Fulton St at Water Street, New York. For additional information, please click here.
Friday, September 9th, Saturday, September 10th, Sunday, September 11th from 11:30am-7:00pm
Still Hip has daily playgroups in their fun playspace. Participants are simply asked to help set up and clean up the space, but there will always be someone in the store to help. Drop-ins for $3 (or 10 for $25) will always be welcome as long as there is space. Cost for 20 week session: Details: 283 Grand Avenue, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. For additional information, please click here.
Friday, September 9th from 9:00am – 5:00pm
Inked Up: Printmakers and the Parks
This exciting exhibition highlights 30 artists from the Art Students League. On display will be interesting prints like bridges, skylines and creatures that have been designed using linoleum blocks, metal plates, and stone slabs. Details: Arsenal Gallery, Arsenal Building, 830 Fifth Avenue, Third Floor, Central Park at 64th Street, Manhattan. For additional information, please click here.
Friday, September 9th from 10:00am-12:00pm
Photo Safari at the High Line
This fun event will help you to learn how to take better pictures. This workshop, designed for kids and adults, will allow you to learn how to make good photography into great photography. The class is limited to 8 participants and costs $100 per participant; for a $10 discount use code: “parks10.” Details: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line), Manhattan. Meet the guide at the High Line entrance on W14th Street & 10th Avenue. For additional information, please click here.
Friday, September 9th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Castle & Its Kingdom
Explore the fascinating Belvedere Castle and its surrounding grounds through this interactive tour. Details: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park) mid-park about 79th Street, Manhattan. For additional information, please click here.
Friday, September 9th from 4:00pm to 12:00am
The Tree Story Exhibition
Created by Leila El-Kayem, this exhibit is designed to use storytelling and drawings to re-connect people with the trees that surround them. The exhibit will also allow participants to tell their story by writing on a leaf that will then be hung onto the tree as part of the exhibit. Additionally, every illustration from The Tree Story will be sold and proceeds will be given to MillionTreesNYC to protect the trees of New York. Details: CultureFix, 9 Clinton Street, NY, NY, Manhattan. For additional information, please click here.
Friday, September 9th at 5:00pm
The September Concert Foundation
The September Concert Foundation is hosting a free outdoor concert with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City and dancers from the National Dance Institute. This celebration of peace and humanity is designed to encourage as many people as possible to sing the song “Give Us Hope” during the 9/11. To prepare for the performances, please visit www.septemberconcert.org and click on “Give Us Hope” to learn the words Details: Outdoors at Merchant’s Gate, the Columbus Circle Entrance to Central Park between 59th and 60th Streets across from the Time Warner Center. For additional information, please click here.
Friday, September 9th from 7:00pm–10:00pm
The Little Mermaid
The Open Space Alliance and Glass Bandits Theater at McCarren Park invite families to a free performance of the classic story The Little Mermaid. This show will include puppets, dance, and songs. Bring blankets and lawn chairs! Details: McCarren Park, Nassau Avenue, Bayard, Leonard and North 12 Streets, Brooklyn. For additional information, please click here.
Saturday, September 10th from 8:00am-3:00pm
Textile Recycling at Greenmarkets
Do you have any old clothes that you have been meaning to donate or giveaway? GrowNYC has the perfect way for you to get ride of your old stuff by donating your old clothing, shoes, towels, sheets, scarves, hats, bags and belts for reuse or recycling. Details: You can recycle at Prospect Park Greenmarket (in Grand Army Plaza) Northwest corner of Prospect Park, Brooklyn or Fort Greene Park or McCarren Park. For additional information, please click here.
Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11th from 8:00 am- 10:00 pm
The DeKalb Market
Housed in a collection of salvaged shipping containers, the DeKalb Market opened last week bringing together Brooklyn’s creative entrepreneurs. Located on a old containers and barren land, they are creating a new green space for downtown Brooklyn by housing vendors in 22 re-purposed shipping containers. Expect to find food vendors that range from soul food to vegan, boutique vendors like our favorites Rasany and Hank & JoJo, along with artists and makers of all kinds. The space will also be used for events and performances, making this market a potential hub day and night. Details: The Dekalb Market at 332 Flatbush Avenue- at Willoughby. The market is open 7 days a week. The Flatbush frontage has the Dekalb Avenue subway entrance to the W and Q trains and the Fulton Mall has the Hoyt Street entrance to the 2 and 3 trains. For additional information, please click here.
Saturday, September 10th from 9:00am – 5:00pm
Newcomer to the Brooklyn Flea group- this outdoor market has 100 + food vendors- packaged, cooked, raw and more as well as farmers, kitchenwares, a kids activities area by Moomah, chef demos and more. This outdoor market is open rain or shine. Details: 27 N 6th Street, Brooklyn. For additional information, please click here.
Saturday, September 10th at 9:30am
New York’s East-Side Museums and Cultural Institutions
This walk is great way to get some exercise as well as a fun way to view the city’s museums. This is also better for older kids since the walk will involve over 8 miles of walking. Bring lunch, water, and snacks. Also, the event will be canceled if there is heavy rain. Details: Meet at 9:30 am above the Prometheus statue (south side) at Rockefeller Center. 58th Street and 6th Avenue, Manhattan. For additional information, please click here.
Saturday, September 10th at 10:00 am
Monk’s Trunk’s Sidewalk Sale
Monk’s Trunk, a children’s consignment shop is holding their first annual sidewalk sale where you can find loads of slightly used infant and toddler clothes, children’s books, puzzles, toys, and baby gear at fantastic prices. Most clothing items will run about $2-3, and prices will drop over the course of the day. The sale will also include free BBQ, hotdogs, cotton candy, face painting, games and a puppet show by Alphabet Arts at 12:00pm and 3:00pm. Additionally, profits from this sale will go to the Prospect park Playground Committee. Details: Monk’s Trunk Children’s Consignment, 23 Hawthorne Street, Brooklyn. For additional information, please click here.
Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11th from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Fort Greene (Saturday) and Williamsburg (Sunday)
The Brooklyn Flea
One of our favorite marketplaces, the Brooklyn Flea is a great place to check out hundreds of unique and handmade vendors featuring vintage clothing, collectibles, antiques, jewelry, art, crafts and food. This outdoor market is open rain or shine.
176 Lafayette Ave. (btw. Clermont + Vanderbilt Ave.)
East River Waterfront (btw. North 6 + 7 St.)
Saturday, September 10th and, Sunday, September 11th from 10:00am–6:00pm
Mario Batali’s Edible Garden
A bit of trek if you live in Brooklyn, but a visit to the New York Botanical Garden will be well worth to explore this massive garden and to test out some food from Mario Batali’s Edible Garden. Families can enjoy daily gardening activities and cooking demonstrations and food samples from the garden. Details: New York Botanical Garden, Bronx River Pkwy at Fordham Rd, Bronx. For additional information, please click here.
Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11th from 10:00am – 6:00pm
Check out the latest market to hit Williamsburg. Featuring artisanal and handmade goods, crafts, local musical acts and a DJ, Northside Market is an innovative new space to check out local and international goods. The pop-up market also features a cool artist gallery and even has such 25-30 food vendors such as Cantina Royal, Dub Pies, Robicelli’s (Cupcakes), Lots O’ Lobstah, and Cookie Road. We really love that this 4,100 square foot indoor space is air-conditioned and that every week throughout the summer you can expect to find something new like candy walls or mini golf. Check their twitter account (@NorthsideMkt) for up-to-the minute details! There is also a ramp for easy stroller access. Details: Northside Market, 135 Kent (corner of Kent Avenue and North 6th Street). To learn more, please click here.
Saturday, September 10th from 10:00am – 11:30am
Art of the Park
Walk from the Tavern on the Green to Belvedere Castle and learn about the intricate design of Central Park’s landscapes and romantic vistas. Details: Tavern on the Green (in Central Park), Inside the Park at 67th Street, Manhattan. For additional information, please click here.
Saturday, September10th from 11:00am – 12:00pm
NYRP Club Fit
The New York Restoration Project (NYRP) is holding a free, outdoor yoga classes every Saturday through September. These fun hour-long sessions are led by licensed instructors from Harlem Yoga Studio and Brooklyn Holistic that will focus on educating participants about proper form, tempo and mindset that is needed for yoga. Details: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden, 327-329 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn. For additional information, please click here.
Saturday, September 10th from noon – 7:00 pm
17th Annual Garden Celebration at Santos White Community Garden
Enjoy some music by Santos and The Romantics 4 and delicious food prepared by the Santos White gardeners at this fun event. Details: Santos White Garden, Mermaid Avenue between West 22nd Street and West 21s Street, Brooklyn. For additional information, please click here.
Saturday, September 10th from noon to 6:00pm
Fab Fall Block Party
This fun event will include a packed day of music, DJs, activities, and fun giveaways from mom.com. Some activities that the kids can enjoy include an outdoor roller rink. face painting, arts and crafts and the reuse-it playground with cardboard, fabric, plastic hangers and more based on the creations of Pop-up Adventure Play. Details: (see music schedule below). Grand Avenue between Lafayette Avenue and Clifton Place. For additional information, please click here.
Noon: Audra Rox
1:00: Rolie Polie Guacamole
3:00: Willie Mae Rock Camp Reunion bands (girls + ladies)
4:00: LIG Funk
5:00: John McGill Banned
6:00: Stoned Soul
Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11th from noon to 2:00pm, or from 12:00pm to 6:00 pm
Weekend Family Programs with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Playground Associates
The Brooklyn Bridge Park is hosting a fun series with educational based activities. Themes vary from week-to-week but may include recycling, rocks, weather, park collages, boats, and more. Details: Brooklyn Bridge Park: Main Street. For additional information, please click here.
Saturday, September 10th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm
On Common Ground: Children’s Workshops
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is inviting children four and up to participate in a tour of the church and learn about communities and their symbols. Kids will then create their own family shields including pictures and symbols that are important to their community. This event is.$6 per child, with an adult. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling (212) 932-7314. Details: Cathedral of St. John the Divine. 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025. For additional information, please click here.
Sunday September 11th – Sunday January 22, 2012
9/11 Peace Story Quilt Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is featuring a beautiful tribute to 9/11 with the Peace Quilt exhibit. Created by Faith Ringgold and New York City students from 8-19, the quilt is designed to reflect the importance of communication across many cultures and religions. The quilt itself is made up of three panels, each with twelve squares that focuses on a theme of peace. The exhibit is also displayed alongside several original works of art that inspired its content. Details: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave (at 82nd St), New York, NY. For additional information, please click here.
Sunday, September 11th from 9:00am–5:30pm
Wave Hill on 9/11
Wave Hill, a gorgeous green space in the Bronx is offering free admission to the grounds on September 11th. This is a great place to explore its many gardens and view several galleries. Details: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue (front gate), Bronx, New York. For additional information, please click here.
Sunday, September 11th from 10:00am to 12pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts
CMA is a fabulous institution that provides hands-on experiences for children with practicing artists and they are hosting a morning of remembrance with free art workshops for children and light brunch for families. Following, 9/11, CMA will also feature a selection of children’s artwork on display. Details: 182 Lafayette Street, New York, NY. For additional information, please click here.
Sunday, September 11th at 12pm and 3:00pm
Special Performance of the Ohmies
We loved this interactive and fun show and this weekend you also check out two special shows that will be recorded live and featured in video content for The Ohmies: Morning Wish Garden. This exclusive offer is only $10 per ticket so be sure to order them today! Details: Peter Jay Sharp Theater – 416 West 42nd Street. For additional information, please click here.
Three Ways to Order
Online: Visit TicketCentral.com and enter
promotional code: OHM10
Phone: Call 212.279.4200 and use code: OHM10
In Person: Visit Ticket Central, 416 West 42nd Street
and present a printout of this offer
Sunday, September 11th at 7:00pm
10th Anniversary Memorial Concert
The Young People’s Chorus of New York City and its Artistic Director/Founder Francisco J. Núñez are hosting a free concert to honor the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The concert will also feature the New York Choral Society and the Cathedral Choir of St. Patrick. Details: St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Fifth Avenue at 50th Street. For additional information, please click here.
Sunday, September 11th at 8:00pm
Habana Outpost Outdoor Movie Series
A free movie series at the popular Mexican joint will run until October. This week the 80s movie Blues Brothers is showing. Details: Habana Outpost 757 Fulton Street, Brooklyn NY. For additional information, please click here.