TRIBECA FAMILY FESTIVAL STREET FAIR
Saturday, April 26
10:00 am-6:00 pm
Greenwich Street (between Chambers Street and Hubert Street)
The Tribeca Family Festival will feature the annual Street Fair on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Greenwich Street from Chambers Street to Hubert Street, and at venues throughout the Tribeca neighborhood. The fair, a Festival favorite, is free and open to the public, and promises to be a day of family fun and lively entertainment.
Activities and performances throughout the Street Fair will bring storytelling and filmmaking to life. The celebration will include talented performers, dancers, stilt walkers, Broadway performances, arts and crafts, clowns, jugglers, music, games and much more. Students from dozens of local schools will also be at the fair performing on the numerous stages where their vibrant artwork will be displayed. . The Street Fair will also host restaurants, merchants and organizations from the Tribeca neighborhood.
More details and a comprehensive map of events will be available in the coming weeks at www.tribecafilm.com/family.
- The Tribeca Studios Backlot will bring a neighborhood street to life with all of the classic elements of filmmaking: lights, cameras, and action! Here, families can participate in and learn about the wide array of elements that are a part of creating a film. Participating organizations include:
- The Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment (MOME) will have a presence on the “lot” with its “Made in NY” branded hot dog cart. Reps from the office will distribute information about REEL JOBS, resident FAQs, the “Made in NY” PA Training Program and the “Made in NY” Lower Manhattan Walking Tour. Panels and discussions will focus on NYC as a production location and feature content and personalities from NYC Media (nyc.gov/media), New York City’s official television network.
o The Tribeca Film Institute: “You Call the Shots!” Take five with Tribeca Film Institute where young movie fans will have a chance to sit in the director’s chair and create a film of their own through working with interactive storyboards. Once finished, the “director” will enjoy their creation on the big screen with the help of the Tribeca Film Fellows, our talented high school student filmmakers. Parents can learn more about how TFI champions storytellers in our Membership Lounge where they will be encouraged to take a seat, and take a look at the special, year-round perks of our TFI Family Membership Program and enter for a chance to win a gift bag with goodies from the Tribeca neighborhood and TFI’s filmmakers
o Theatrical Teamsters Local 817 “On Location” Film Experience: Theatrical Teamsters Local 817 will be on site with a High End Star Trailer, a Hair and Make-Up Trailer, a Camera Car, a Grip Truck, and an Electrics Truck out on the Tribeca Studios Backlot. Come down and experience what it’s really like to work “On Location” in New York City.
o Tribeca VIP “Red Carpet” Photo Op: Festivalgoers will be invited to walk the Tribeca Studios Backlot red carpet and pose next to Fathead Stand Out™ Cut Outs of recognizable athletes and entertainment personalities.
o The Animation Chefs: Using iPads and various media, the Animation Chefs help kids as young as Pre-K bring to life their creativity. Teaching young kids the entire process of making an animated film of their own, they have inspired thousands of young filmmakers to use mobile devices for productive, creative media projects.
o Take Two Film Academy hosted by Léman Preparatory, will be doing a Pitch Your Movie game for kids 7-15 years old. Win a free filmmaking workshop this summer for the best pitch.
- The Games for Change Public Arcade presented by Zynga.org, will take place on Jay St. (between Greenwich St. & Hudson St). The Arcade offers a full city block of great games, both digital and physical, for all ages to play and discover. These experiences are ‘games for good’ – designed for learning and social change – highlighting the positive power of play. The public arcade is part of the 11th annual Games for Change Festival, New York City’s largest gaming event, which joins the Tribeca Film Festival for the first time this year. Among the presenters at the arcade will be The American Museum of Natural History, which will offer a range of games related to their new exhibit Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs; co.lab; The Institute of Play; the Quest to Learn School; Global Gaming Initiative; Come Out & Play; and a range of independent developers of educational games.. The massively popular Facebook game, FarmVille 2, will have a fun farm-themed installation to share the word about all the charity work that the game has made possible. Beyond tents showcasing digital games and live games and activities on the street, the arcade will also include healthy snacks from General Mills’ Small Planet line of healthy foods.
- A lineup of New York City chefs will offer demonstrations and share cooking secrets and tastings at the Tribeca Food Feast Stage hosted by Celebrity Cruises. Throughout the day at the Family Festival Street Fair, a line-up of local and NYC restaurants will be spotlighted on the “show kitchen” stage. Each chef will prepare and present a house specialty to a select number of audience members.
- Professional talent and community acts will be scheduled to perform throughout the day including live “Broadway at Tribeca” performances by the casts of WICKED, MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL, CINDERELLA, A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER, MAMMA MIA!, HEATHERS THE MUSICAL, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, ROCK OF AGES, AFTER MIDNIGHT and ROCKY and additional performances by Manhattan Youth, Downtown Dance Factory, Studio of Marilyn Klaus – Ballet with a Twist, T. Kang Taekwondo and storyteller Bill Gordh.
- The Kidz Block Party at Duane Street is the perfect place for the youngest festivalgoers to enjoy the Family Festival with “soft” play areas and activities including:
o A variety of stage acts and performances on the Duane Street Stage.
o Storytelling, book readings and author meet & greets at Story Corner.
o The Puppet Place will feature puppet shows and workshops by
Noel MacNeal of “10 Minute Puppets.”
o Other kid-friendly events such as face painting and bubble garden.
- Kids can explore their artistic side with arts & crafts, street chalk art and face painting.
- At the Kite Place, kids will be able to make their own kite and learn to fly it from masters of the craft of kiting.
- CHESS NYC will host “speed tournaments” and ongoing chess matches for all skill levels
- Elementary and middle-school students from downtown schools will act as TFF Hosts. They will be facilitating all of the events, performances and activities at the Family Festival Street Fair and will introduce various screening programs throughout the Family Festival.
- The “VIP Pass” Program will offer children and families the opportunity to receive their own film credential, which will guide them through the day’s experiences. Their “VIP Pass” will be stamped at various areas of the event, and a special prize awaits those who are able to fill their pass with stamps.
- The Lincoln Motor Company will invite families to experience film through two interactive moments around the 2015 MKC and 2015 Navigator. Festivalgoers can choose to star in their own film scene at the Lincoln video booth as well as take a game break from the street fair activities in the arcade retreat.
- Conrad Hotels & Resorts invites you to star in your very own movie poster. Everything from action to adventure to comedy, your personalized movie poster can be shared with friends.
- 60 Hudson will host the Duane Street Stage, the Arts and Crafts Pavilions and an art contest for local students. One piece of artwork selected from participating schools will be showcased in the 60 Hudson window located on the corner of West Broadway and Thomas Street.
Games, prizes, music and fun will also supported by AT&T, ESPN, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment NY, The New York Times, Radio Disney AM 1560, Time Out New York Kids, Real Simple Magazine, and The Hollywood Reporter.