Plush guru Heidi Kenney is crafting with us here at Babesta on January 29th. And the first ten in attendance will receive a little heart valentine plush for FREE. So clear your calendar and RSVP now before its too late, it’s a once in a life time experience. –IW
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Recently, Downtown Dance Factory, the go-to spot for when your kid wants to learn how to cut a rug (not literally!) added adult classes to the mix. What better way to de-stress, work out and have fun than with a jazz/ hip hop dance workout, zumba, or rock’n’roll ballet class. $20 per class or $150 for a ten-class card. Located at 291 Broadway, 5th floor (corner of Reade Street). Classes Monday- Saturday, with no need to book in advance. -IW
For further information visit http://www.downtowndancefactory.com/adult-class-types.php or call (212) 962-1800.
Have you ever skated in the sky? Now you can at the W Hotel Downtown, as expected, a pretty groovy place down on Washington Street @ Albany. The balcony skating rink is a lot of fun for a winter afternoon- the ice isn't real and the skating surface is small (the size of a suburban walk in closet, I'd estimate), but the festive-ness is fabulous. Take the elevator up to the fifth floor check in and walk to the end of the dimly lit bar. It's funky inside with lounge seating , ottomans and little round cocktail tables. Pay at the bar and grab your skates at the desk, then loop around the balcony until you hit the rubber mats. Take in the views – you're looking right down on the WTC construction, into a sea of cranes. It's surely the most unusual place to scooterpush, T-stop and the rest. There's not enough room for a walz jump or triple axel – please don't try it! They say it maxes out at 15 skaters, but I'd hesitate to say that four is plenty. After your fill, turn in your skates and flop down at the lounge and order hot chocolate and french fries. The room has an apres ski vibe – a bit of camaraderie amongst those brave enough to take a silly feeling whirl around the Flor-style balcony rink.
Have you heard someone special is coming to Babesta? It's going to be a plush extravaganza! Grab your yummy breakfast and pizza pillows and join Babesta on January 29th to give a warm welcome to Heidi Kenney. And just in time to create magic for Valentines Day. Who needs roses and candy when you can create art that you will (heart) with Heidi Kenney?-IW
For more information or to reserve your spot for our special craft project with yummy guru, Heidi Kenney, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Service Manager at Tribeca Grill stopped by today to let us know about their new Baby and Me Lunch. It's BYOB (baby that is) every Tuesday from 1:30-3:00pm and meet and greet other local parents with similarly aged kids. There's a special lunch menu to boot. Sounds like an excellent parent playdate to us!
Tribeca Grill is co-owned by renowned restaurateur Drew Nieporent and legendary actor Robert De Niro. It's definitely a 'classic Tribeca' establishment – 20 years strong. Tribeca Grill is at 375 Greenwich Street at the corner of Franklin.
There are some things that rise to be a family tradition – and if there is anything holiday time in the neighborhood that deserves such billing, it's Church Street School for Music and Art's annual Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops. You should definitely sign up (we definitely are!). It takes place Saturdays and Sundays in December. $95/house if you register before December 6th, and $100/house if you register after December 6. Here's a little taste of the fun! Support Church Street at churchstreetschool.org!
We've compiled some info about a selection of cool local services that leave their info in our Threads "InBox"! They're worth a gander!
First of all, Room to Grow. This is one of our favorite charities and we know our clients have stuff to donate. This is a great spot to donate new or nearly new clothing, books, toys and other baby items in excellent condition. Their direct-service program provides parents in poverty with one on one parenting support, developmental information and all of the needed infant and toddler items to ensure a healty and secure start for their children. Room to Grow, 54 West 21st Street, #401, NY NY 10010 – roomtogrow.org
Then we have a flyer from Baby Bites – a super cool support group for new moms. Back when we were only online, Babesta used to showcase our goods at their new moms luncheons. It's a great group of fun moms, all at the same stage of parenthood! Check it out at manhattan.babybites.com
And, we've got a load of shutterbugs gracing our in-boxes. Peruse their work and see who would be best to capture your little one on film!
Alice Garik Photography – She snaps materinity, babies, children, weddings, engagement and bridal portraits! alicegarik.com
Sarah Rome Photography – Fab shots of babies, kids, teens, families and couples. sarahrome.com
Koren Reyes Photography – This NY/Greenwich based photog shoots modern heirloom portraiture. korenreyes.com
Elisabeth Robert Photography – In the tri-state area, she captures children, portraits and events. elisabethrobert.com