Bill Gordh
A captivating performer of magical storytelling. You can listen to some of the dynmic stories here.

CHESS NYC will host “speed tournaments” and ongoing chess matches for all skill levels.

Children's Museum of the Arts
Join the Children's Museum of the Arts at our special pop-up Clay Bar! Work with our professional Teaching Artists to learn about sculpting techniques and create your very own miniature clay creature!

Church Street School
Kids of all ages are welcome to stop by Church Street School's art tent to create your own accordion book to fill with your drawings, stories and ideas! This is a mixed media project that will make use of special paper, printing tools, cray pas and much more! Church Street School students will also have musical performances on two stages. Come and join us!

CITYarts Mural on Chambers St (wall on south side of Chambers Street outside of Washington Market Park and BMCC). CITYarts volunteers will be painting all throughout the day to restore ‘Alice on the Wall’ Artwork damaged from Hurricane Sandy. Will be onsite to invite festivalgoers to pick up a paintbrush and join the restoration and creativity.

Face & Body Art by Larissa
Larissa is a talented and experienced body artist who will be transforming faces with face and body paint, henna, and temporary tattoo glitters and inks.

FDNY Engine 343
The historic Fire Engine 343 will be parked at the Family Festival in memory of New York’s bravest.  The festival will also be visited by the Tribeca Firehouse, Ladder 8.

Fun Squad
We bring entertainment and education together in every engaging interaction. The Fun Squad makes learning . . . FUN!

How To Be A Puppeteer
You've enjoyed his work on Eureka’s Castle, Sesame Street, & Bear in the Big Blue House. Now join puppeteer & author NOEL MACNEAL and learn how to be a puppeteer. At the puppet making center, Noel will show you how paper can be a puppet (based on his books "10 MINUTE PUPPETS" & "BOX") with a cut-out and origami paper puppets. Then join Noel for his onstage workshop on puppeteering(which you might be picked for) and learn the same techniques he and the performers of The Muppets use to bring felt and fleece to life!

At Kumon, our math and reading programs help children of all ages and levels become eager, independent self-learners. Kumon helps children learn how to learn on their own, and develops strong academic skills. Our students gain a sense of confidence that will help them in the classroom and beyond.

Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is an international learning community committed to educating, empowering and inspiring students from early childhood through 12th Grade to be confident, independent critical thinkers.
Be sure to capture memories of the festival in a vintage photo booth! Children – and adults – are invited to have their face painted as well. Both are compliments of Léman Manhattan Preparatory School.

Marty Appel
Come listen to the author of PINSTRIPE PRIDE read exerpts from his captivating book. Stick around to get your copy signed!


Climb, crawl, and step your way through Moishe’s playground castle made entirely of boxes.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital

Come visit the NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital tent.  Your kids can tour a real ambulance, dress up like a doctor and treat teddy bear “patients” at our teddy bear clinic!  Events change throughout the day; stop by for some fun activities, giveaways, and to learn more about how our hospital serves the lower Manhattan community!


Peanutbutter Face Painting and Body Decoration
The artists of Peanutbutter use high technology air brushing to work the personality of their guests into their dazzling designs.


Vroom! Build a "Recycled Racer" with ScrapKins. Join the ScrapKins team to transform recycled materials into your own rolling race car. Then Snap a photo with Itcher, our friendly 4-eyed Recycled monster! Heaps of DIY fun for kids & parents. 

Taste of Tribeca
Taste of Tribeca is a one-of-a-kind outdoor culinary festival featuring signature dishes from renowned Tribeca chefs, a family-friendly Kids’ Zone, a comprehensive wine tour and live entertainment. This year it will be held on Saturday, May 17th, with proceeds benefiting PS234 and PS150.