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Indoor Kids' Activities in the Flatiron District + Social Media Contest Giveaway!

To alleviate the winter doldrums, we have rounded up family-friendly activities in the Flatiron District. Please contact the businesses directly for more information. 

apple seeds, 10 West 25th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (212) 792-7590.

Visit apple seeds' 2,500-square-foot indoor playground for children from birth to five years old. The location also offers over 100 classes per week; for membership and class registration, click here. A summer day camp for 3-4-year-olds is also offered – sign up before Monday, February 29 and save 15%!

On Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (4:00 p.m. is the last appointment), get a haircut at apple seeds for $32 or $28.80 for apple seeds members. Twin discount: When both twins get their hair cut, one child gets 50% off.

La Scuola at Eataly, 200 Fifth Avenue, corner of 23rd Street, (212) 229-2560.

On Saturday, February 27 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., children ages 8 to 12 can learn how to make fresh pasta at La Scuola at Eataly. During the class, small chefs can learn how to prepare fresh pasta dough using simple ingredients, explore different pasta shapes, enjoy healthy snacks and a fresh pasta dish prepared by Eataly's chef, take home recipes and one of Eataly's kids aprons! Space is limited. Class is $65. Register here

LEGO, 200 Fifth Avenue, corner of 23rd Street, (212) 255-3217.

From Monday, February 22 through Sunday, March 27, visit the race ramp at the Flatiron District LEGO Store to build one of the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes vehicles. Then test how super your racing skills are, and race against a friend or challenge a Brick Specialist.

Join LEGO for their Monthly Mini Model Build and learn how to build a mini model LEGO® Bunny at the store, and take it home after – for free! Builders must be between the ages of 6-14 to participate. Open to members of the LEGO VIP loyalty program only. Not a member? You can sign up for free hereRegister for Tuesday, March 1 or Wednesday, March 2 Mini Model Build here

Little Folks, 123 East 23rd Street, between Park Avenue South and Lexington Ave, (800) 675-9669.

Perhaps on January 1st, you resolved to run more. Flatiron's Little Folks store makes it easy with their vast selection of jogging strollers for sale--no need to book a babysitter for your workout!

Michaels, 675 Sixth Avenue, between 21st and 22nd Streets, (646) 259-3911.

Michaels offers a variety of kids' classes and programs, from crochet to crafting picture frames and kites. On Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to noon, drop in for KIDS CLUB for 30 minutes of crafting for just $2 - supplies included! On Saturday, February 27, create a name-bead necklace. On Saturday, March 5, make a potted craft cactus. Register for classes here.

The National Museum of Mathematics, 11 East 26th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues, (212) 542-0566. 

Coloring meets mathematics on Friday, February 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Join mathematician and artist Edmund Harriss as he shares some of his favorite images from Patterns of the Universe, a coloring book he recently pubished with Alex Bellos. Family Fridays at MoMath is a free event to bring families together through fun mathematics activities. Register here

NY Kids Club, 38 East 22nd Street, between Park Avenue South and Broadway, (212) 375-1100.

NY Kids Club is a children's enrichment center. Their East 22nd Street location features a 20-foot trampoline, 20-foot-high rock wall, two spacious classrooms, and more. You can schedule a tour of their facilities to learn more about what they do. 

Space Kiddets, 26 East 22nd Street, between Park Avenue South and Broadway, (212) 420-9878.

Looking for new spring clothing for your children? Visit Space Kiddets today. 

TADA! Youth Theater, 15 West 28th Street, between Sixth Avenue and Broadway, (212) 252-1619.

TADA!'s musical theater classes are team-taught by two seasoned theater artists. Unsure if their programs are the right fit for your child? Try a one-day camp during the Good Friday school holiday (March 25th); more info here. Alternately, mark your calendar for TADA!'s Spring/Summer Open House on Sunday, April 17. Register here

Flatiron District businesses: Have activities or deals for kids that we are missing? Email us at info (at) flatironbid.org!

 

 

Social media contest + giveaway!

Indoor playground and creative learning space apple seeds has graciously donated a one month "red apple" membership for a social media contest. Here’s how to enter: 

  1. Follow us on Twitter @FlatironNY.
  2. Tell us about your favorite indoor activity with your little one. Be sure to tag @FlatironNY and @appleseedsnyc in your tweet.

OR

  1. Visit our Facebook page here.
  2. Comment on the post and indicate your favorite indoor activity with your little one.

Updated: Entries must be received by Monday, February 29, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). One entry per Twitter handle or Facebook handle; the winner will be selected from the combined pool of Facebook and Twitter entries. Open to US residents only.

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It's never too cold for comedy! So it's not too cold to stop by our #23DaysofFlatironCheer tent!

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Out on the North Plaza by #FlatironReflection until 4pm!

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It's never too cold for comedy! So it's not too cold to stop by our #23DaysofFlatironCheer tent! We will warm you up with a tasty ginger spiced hot chocolate by @eatbonmion the North Flatiron Plaza! Take in musical comedy by @thepitnycwhile you spin the prize wheel to win neighborhood prizes! @sonysquarenycalso has some sweet swag and a warm place to go! Out on the North Plaza by #FlatironReflection until 4pm! #discoverflatiron #eatbonmi #thepitnyc #sonysquarenyc
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