The annual Kids Food Fest in Bryant Park this weekend is all about healthy choices for the entire family, with FREE cooking demos, exercise classes and more. The goal is to encourage healthy eating habits and combat the growing problem of childhood obesity.
Kids Food Festival 2016 is Friday and Saturday, March 5th and 6th, 10am to 4pm both days.
There are hourly FREE events both days, FREE healthy food samples, and FREE cooking demos, and FREE giveaways, so unless you or your kid is a serious foodie with seriously deep pockets, there’s no need to spend $25 for the ticketed one-hour cooking demos.
$25 for your six-year-old to learn how to decorate cupcakes or drain pasta, while you watch? That’s not NYC on the cheap, and that’s something you can do at home for free.
Here’s what’s on the FREE schedule:
Saturday, March 5th
- 10:30 am : Hot Soup & Black Gold!
- 11:00 am ’s QUEST-adilla
- 11:30 am , resident DJ at Cirkiz
- 12:00 pm Meet + Greet, hosted by Horizon
- 1:00 pm “Make cooking fun for the whole family with Chobani Greek Yogurt!”
- 2:00 Dirty Sock Funtime Band
- 2:30 presents: selections from “Grease” with Danny and Sandy!
- 3:00 Kitchen to Classroom: Kids Can Cook! Featuring: Kendra Peterson Sponsored by: , Allergy-Friendly Supporting Sponsor
- 3:30 : Better than Butter! Make-Your-Own Fancy Toasts for Breakfast and After School Snacks (C)
Sunday, March 6th
- 10:30 am TBD
- 11:00 am
- 11:30 am Cheesy Fun with Le Gruyere A.O.P.
- 12:00 pm Bubble Garden and New World Stages Ticket Giveaway, featuring Passes to Stomp, The Woodsman, and
- 12:30 pm Food Detectives 101 with Jonathan Saturay of Pure Food Kids
- 1:00 pm
- 1:30 pm Special premiere screening of , a Kickstarter-funded, animated ‘food adventure’ show from Blues Clues creator Traci Paige Johnson and her colleagues at yummico.
- 2:00 pm Zuri Marley
- 2:30 pm TBD
- 3:00 pm Rainbow Quinoa with Taste Buds Kitchen!
- 3:30 pm : Learning to Love Vegetables
Shame on you Kids Food Festival for charging $25 for cooking classes for kids in a public NYC park!
Shame on you Bryant Park for charging $25 for a kid’s event in a public NYC park!
At least it’s a better deal than last year, when it was $25 per person, including for an adult to watch his or her kid.
Event website – scroll down past the list of $25 cooking demos for the FREE events.