Tribeca Family Festival

The Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair—an offshoot of the film festival—is tomorrow (Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This year, the organizers are bringing local businesses and organizations back up into the mix. There’s much more than what’s listed below, of course; a  PDF of the official map and schedule is here, and it’s worth printing it before you go.

Tribeca Treats‘ Rachel Thebault is doing a demo on “How to Ice a Birthday Cake” at 1:15 p.m. on the Jay Street Stage. Afterward, she’ll be signing cookbooks at the bakery’s booth, and the first 10 people to buy the cookbook will get a slice of the cake for free.

Poets House is making a couple of typewriters available like we do in our children’s room, which kids really love, and we’ll be handing out little bird books and haiku pencils for kids to write their own poems about spring.

Bubby’s will have a booth featuring our heritage-raised pulled pork, BBQ brisket, sour cherry pie, and pink and watermelon lemonade. Our cow will also be there for great photo ops!

eXerBlast and blogger Mommy Poppins are hosting a trial eXerBlast Adventure: Score Xi energy points on the BlasterPath or chill out and relax in our BlastDown Zone. If you collect enough Xi energy you will be eligible to win a free trip to Universal Studios, Florida, or one of 50 free TrialBlast Adventures at the eXerBlast Center, opening in Tribeca in May. Participants will also receive a tour of the new eXerBlast facility at 100 Reade.

Taste of Tribeca is selling Taste of Tribeca T-shirts (new styles as well as classics, for $20) and tickets to the event, including Taste of Tribeca general taste ticket ($35 early bird); special VIP cocktail party package ($75 (includes day of taste ticket); and premium market seats ($175) and private tables ($950).

Friends of Hudson River Park will be getting the word out about how the community can get involved in the park and the new section at Pier 25 that opened at the end of last year. We’ll have a face-painter for the kids and staff and volunteers on hand to answer questions about the park and pass out information and drink bottles.

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center is partnering with Canis Minor—our Family Shows next season feature so many animals it’s a perfect fit! We’ll have face painting and doggy treats, and we’ll raffle off some tickets. We’ll announce our Family shows—and the discounts that are available to 10Club members.

Stuzzicheria chef Ron Suhanosky will be serving veal-and-ricotta meatballs in tomato sauce ($5) and caramel popcorn with guanciale ($2). We’ll also be raffling off a $150 gift card so stop by and drop in a business card!

92YTribeca‘s booth will let kids decorate their own BYOK (Bring Your Own Kid—our Sunday-morning kiddie music program) canvas drawstring bag with colored fabric markers.

Grandaisy Bakery is bringing our store out into the street so people can enjoy our products al fresco. We’ll be getting fresh Roman-style pizza from our bakery at Tribeca throughout the day. We will also have breakfast as well as dessert pastries. We’ll also have some of our fresh bread that people can pick up and take home with them.

Balloon Saloon will be making kids’ and adults’ days alike even more fun with a variety of irresistible goodies including: amazing life-size Spiderman floaties, bubbles, balloons shaped like everyone’s favorite cartoon characters, beach buckets, and much more! Additionally, we will be distributing thousands of balloons for Broadway sensation “The Millionaire Dollar Quartet” and neighborhood association Ace.

Downtown Dance Factory dancers will be on the main stage at Greenwich & N. Moore at 10:45 a.m. And visit us at our booth too—we’ve got free raffles and fun crafts.


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  1. Thanks for this. What would we do without you. Honestly, I’d never know what was going on outside my door if it weren’t for your blog!