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LEGO flagship store off of Madison Square Park to open in July

We hear from the Real Deal that the new LEGO flagship store at 200 5th Avenue right across from Madison Square Park will open in mid-July. It’s the corner space previously held by Fidelity (next to Marimekko and Eataly). Bringing one of the greatest toy companies ever to the neighborhood is an awesome addition (fittingly in what was once called the Toy Building). LEGO is one of the most timeless and creative toys in existence. Kids get ready!

And now that they will be in the neighborhood, maybe they can make a Flatiron Building LEGO set, just like they have the LEGO Empire State Building. One of the greatest toy companies ever, LEGO, will be setting up a

Spring Kids Fest 2014 in Madison Square Park set for Saturday, May 17th

Spring Kids Fest is back Saturday, May 17th in Madison Square Park.

The free event runs from 10:30am-1:30pm and features free snack, music, storytelling, face painting, and more. It look like this year will also feature a dinosaur from the new dinosaur animatronic family attraction opening in May in New Jersey.

Here is the music and entertainment schedule:

It’s all hosted by the Madison Square Park Conservancy and Time Out Kids.

Time Out Kids award winners in the Flatiron neighborhood

The Flatiron neighborhood took home 3 awards in the Time Out Kids Best of 2013 poll, which identifies the “Best places and things to do in NYC for families”.

  • mad sq kids strollersBest indie bookstore (readers’ choice): Books of Wonder (18 West 18th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenue). Books of Wonder is a gem in the neighborhood. It is New York City’s largest and oldest children’s bookstore and also has weekly story-times you can take your kids to plus they have lots of rare and first edition children’s books and art. Every week you can go to a reading by an author. See the event calendar at www.booksofwonder.com/events.php.
  • Best place to see a family concert (readers’ choice): Mad. Sq. Kids summer concert series. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning from June to August there is another free kids concert in Madison Square Park. You can see last summer’s calendar here to get an idea: www.madparknews.com/art_and_music/madison-square-kids-music-series-schedule-announced
  • Best Brunch for kids: Brunch Baby, Brunch takes over the Brother Jimmy’s at 116 E 16th St (between Irving and Park) with a padded dance floor, DJ, and free food for kids under 12. There’s even stroller parking. More info at www.facebook.com/brunchbabybrunch

Fall Kids Fest 2013 is set for Saturday, October 19th in Madison Square Park

Fall Kids Fest is back Saturday, October 19th in Madison Square Park. The free event runs from 11am-2pm and features a costume parade for the kids (bring old but clean costumes for the costume swap) plus music by the Little Rockers Band, magic from The Amazing Max, Songs for Seeds, and Radio Disney Junior, a Pumpkin […]

The Montessori at Flatiron preschool to open this fall

There is a new preschool opening up in the neighborhood this September – The Montessori at Flatiron (5 West 22nd Street near 5th Avenue). The school is for 2-5 years old kids and follows the principles of Maria Montessori, which you can learn more about in a video on their website: www.themontessorischools.org.

It’s a private school which requires an application (request one here), and much like other private schools in Manhattan, it is expensive. Tuition is $18,950/year for half day 2 year olds (either 9am-noon or noon-3pm) and $25,950 for full day 2 year olds (9am-3pm). For 3-5 year olds, a full day is $24,950. They do offer financial aid though on a case by case basis. From what we understand they are currently taking applications for September, 2013 and September, 2014. There will initially be space for 100 kids.

Montessori at Flatiron will be run by Nick Combemale, who was COO of the well-regarded Ross Institute in East Hampton, as well as for the Morriss Center School in Bridgehampton.

The school will consist of two floors, including a play area and garden (see rendering below).

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"] image via www.themontessorischools.org[/caption]
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