Double Dutch. Hula hoops. Hopscotch. Introduce the kids to some good old-fashioned screen-free games at our Seaport Kids x Screen-Free Summer Recess + Social Media Talk for Parents on The Rooftop at Pier 17. This feel-good event hosted by Mommy Poppins features an instructor from Double Dutch Lovers NYC who will coach kids on the finer points of jump-rope arts. It’s a great opportunity to ditch the screens and get back to basics.
Children ages 5+ are welcome. Supplies will be provided, so just bring your imagination.Free with RSVP
Social Media Effects on Kids – Parent Talk Hosted By
Even better: as the kids jump it out, parents can join a discussion on ways social media and screen time impact children’s brain development, featuring Dr. Heidi Bender, a certified neuropsychologist from NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine. Give your kids an engaging experience off their screens, while you learn why and how to reduce the negative effects of screen time on children of all ages. Parents can enjoy a complimentary cocktail while attending the talk, with the opportunity to ask questions at the end.
Parents are welcome to join the talk about social media’s effects on kids and adolescents, even if their kids aren’t attending the Summer Recess event.Free with RSVP
Seaport Kids is presented by NewYork-Presbyterian, the Seaport’s Official Health Care Provider.
Wednesday, August 23
5:30pm – 7:00pm
5:30pm – 7:00pm
5:30pm – 6:00pm: Meet & Greet
6:00pm – 6:45pm: Parent Talk
6:45pm – 7:00pm: Q&A
The Rooftop at Pier 17
89 South Street, between Piers 16 & 17