Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Citi Pond Hosts 2013 NYC Kids Food Festival

Closing out the longest-ever Citi Pond season is the two-day Kids Food Festival. The program teaches kids the value of healthy eating habits through fun-filled cooking lessons, musical performances, and fitness workshops.

This is the last week of the 2012-2013 Citi Pond season. Manhattan’s only free admission skating rink will close its longest-ever season on a tasteful note by hosting the 2013 NYC Kids Food Festival. Presented in partnership with Cooking Light, and in collaboration with the James Beard Foundation, the festival educates families about making balanced food choices through fun and flavorful activities.

The Kids Food Festival includes cooking lessons, musical performances, yoga classes, magic demonstrations, and dancing, all with the goal of instilling in children the benefits of healthy, balanced eating habits. The event will stretch over two days – Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3 - with activities from 10am-5pm on both days. General admission is free.

The action will center on two busy venues. At the James Beard Future Foodies Pavilion, located on the upper floor of Celsius, celebrity chefs will offer hands-on cooking classes. You must purchase tickets for these events. And at the Kids Food Festival Stage on the park’s Upper Terrace, there will be live musical performances, fitness workshops, and cooking demonstrations, all free and open to the public. Visit the Kids Food Festival website for a full weekend schedule and to purchase tickets for events at the Future Foodies Pavilion.

Last year's Kids Food Fest was also held at Citi Pond, and it proved to be a fun and lively event. So this weekend, we invite all families to come to the park, have one last skate at Citi Pond, and learn about healthy food choices.

This is an excerpt from Bryant Park's weekly newsletter, MidCity Newswritten by Terry Benoit. MidCity News keeps park enthusiasts informed about our events, milestones, operations, and all of the detailed maintenance work that goes into caring for the park. Weekly updates are sent with our sister organizations 34th Street Partnership and Chelsea Improvement Company

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