Most people don’t know  how perfect of a destination Brookfield Place is for family activities on the weekends! Overlooking the Hudson River in lower Manhattan’s Battery Park City, it’s an amazing location for luxury shopping, sightseeing and great dining. Add their fun-filled events schedule to the mix, and you have all the pieces to the perfect weekend with your family! (Plus there’s a Saks Fifth Avenue and TWO Starbucks. What more do busy moms need on the weekends?) See below for links to the schedule for The Saturday Show at Brookfield for the kids, and an itinerary for the perfect weekend day at this beautiful downtown center. We made a day of it, inviting several friends to join us for a holiday kick off event. I danced to all the latest kid’s pop tunes until my feet were sore (I should have worn flats), had a fantastic lunch sponsored by Skinny Pizza and Sprinkles cupcakes and took photos with the jolliest Santa Clause in NYC.

The Saturday Show at Brookfield Place

We had the opportunity to attend the Saturday Show at Brookfield a few weeks ago and had the most amazing time. The theme? “Party Like Brooklyn.” (So perfect for us 🙂 ) Hosted by MC and DJ duo Mister Marc and Mikey Palms, this interactive, action packed dance party was a hit for all in attendance. Age appropriate hits bought these little ones to life first thing on Saturday morning. It was magical watching them dance, play and sing along with so much enthusiasm. The Saturday Show continues through the season and beyond. The schedule of events can be found here. Make sure to check frequently for lineup updates and the calendar of events. They offer different activities each Saturday. Storytelling, puppets, magic….the event directors at Brookfield work really hard to put together a great lineup for NYC kids every weekend. They never disappoint!


A Day at Brookfield

Plan out the day for maximum fun for everyone

9:45: Hudson Eats is the home of the Brookfield Place Saturday Show. Arrive early to secure the best seats. Grab a table for the adults and front row floor seating for your kids.

10:00—12:00: The Saturday Show! A mix of puppet shows, storytelling, dance parties and more.
(Also, photos with Santa are happening NOW (December 11—23rd)

12:00: Lunch break! Skinny Pizza, located just across from the Saturday Show in Hudson Eats is the perfect family lunch. Their healthy ingredients and light crust are perfect to fill you up without weighing you down. Follow it up with cupcakes from Sprinkles Cupcakes. Spoil yourself, it’s the weekend!

2:00: Catch an hour and a half long session of ice skating at The Rink at Brookfield Place (BONUS: You can rent penguin skate guides that your kids and either sit in while you push or use for balance.)

Check the site for more details!


Nia Lawrence has over 10 years of experience working as an Art Director at some of the top magazinesin New York City. She was responsible for creating visual content for companies such as Real Simple, Latina, Redbook, Women's Health, Martha Stewart Living, Suede and Victoria's Secret.. ​ Brooklyn, NY is home to the mom of one who currently runs the Nia Lawrence Design Studio, a print and digital marketing company.

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