The Irmingers

:: Weekends :: TriBeCa Family Festival

The best things about living in NYC are the endless activities going on every weekend; especially now that Spring / Summer is upon us.

This morning we headed downtown to the TriBeCa Family Festival , a street fair offshoot of the Film Festival (still annoyed that I didn’t get to catch the screening of Before Midnight). The fair was in full swing when we got there just after 11.

Did I mention how much I enjoy street fairs; the hustle and bustle, interesting booths (stands) and food trucks!!

There were plenty of activities for kids – face painting, free balloon art, bubbles, live performances and even a toddler play area filled with ikea tents and tunnels (etc.). Unfortunately C was a tad young (and impatient), we didn’t get around to queuing for the face painting. Next year I should put my Singaporean kiasuism to good use and head there for 10am. Just kidding!

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Sand carving at the start of the children’s area
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The guy who was sculpting / carving?
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Bubbles!
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Clover got a go at it
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All that bubble making was hard work, time for a snack

After loading up on sweet and pop corn, C promptly fell asleep and allowed Mr. P and I to take a nice stroll in the sun through the rest of the fair.

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Smurfs – there was a free screening iirc
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More activites for bigger kids – Sports Area
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Chess anyone?

How cool is this?

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An entire castle / tunnel built out of cardboard boxes

And very obviously one of the most popular exhibit – a retro fire truck.

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Courtesy of FDNY

Even though C was sleeping, we couldn’t really spend time queuing at various food trucks since it was baking hot (noon sun); we didn’t want to risk waking her up in that heat. The Kimchi Taco truck looked amazing, I need to find this one of these days.

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I.NEED.THIS.
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Street performers on stilts
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Flowers!
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One thought on “:: Weekends :: TriBeCa Family Festival

  1. OMG! Kimchi Taco! I’ve missed that sooo much! Follow them on Twitter to find out where they’ll be, heh heh.

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