Kids Food Festival In Bryant Park

Need plans this weekend? Bring the family over to Bryant Park for a free festival that will revolutionize the way you view food. This first ever Kids Food Festival (January 21-22, 10am-6pm) is just what the doctor ordered when it comes to turning your kids into happy and healthy eaters.

Growing gourmands will get to dart from stand to stand for the Balanced Plate Scavenger Hunt (based on USDA guidelines!). Kids will get to see, feel and sample foods in every group before returning with a goody bag filled with healthful booty. There are also hands-on cooking demos to turn your picky eaters into future Food Network stars plus family performances by favorites like Joanie Leeds and Super Sprowtz. Also, be sure to head over to Citi Pond for some free figure-eights.

But the Kids Food Festival is way more than just a yummy time—it’s fundamentally grounded in helping to stomp out childhood obesity and hunger through the education and promotion of sensible food choices. In fact, a percentage of the festival’s proceeds will go straight to the Share Our Strength campaign—a nonprofit organization working tirelessly to end childhood hunger in America.


Note: These are ticketed events. At the James Beard Foodie Pavillion, Children are $25/each, 2 free adults. At the Kids Performance Area, Adults are $25/each, 2 free children.

Saturday, January 21
10am: Kristin O’Connor’s workshop on Allergy-Free Cooking (James Beard)
1pm: David Burke gets his f-u-n on with crepes (James Beard)
3pm: Tristin and Tyler teach how to make great snack time choices with Cricket Azima (James Beard)

Sunday, January 22
10am: Bilingual Birdies delights with English and Spanish tunes (Kids Performance)
12pm: Joanie Leeds performs (Kids Performance)
1pm: Ellie Krieger reinvents the meaning of breakfast with Mango-Stuffed Challah French Toast (James Beard)

For a full list of the weekend’s events, click here.

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