Posted On: October 17, 2016

Kids Fest: Stages in the Square Recap

The Park was buzzing this past Saturday, October 15 for Kids Fest: Stages in the Square! The three stages, Agastache, Mountain Mint, and Toad Lily came to life with the help of our 12 fantastic performers: The Joshua ShowTim Kubart and the Space CadetsSammie and Tudie’s Comedy Magic Circus, Story LaurieThe Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre, Storytime Quartet, It’s Showtime NYC, The Amazing MaxSomething PositiveJiva Performing Arts, Shinbone Alley Stilt Band, and OMNY Taiko.

Between shows, kids and parents played around on the lawns with the help of our high-energy games section, which included a bean bag toss, hay bail bowling, badminton, hula hooping, jump rope, and coloring at the Mad. Sq. Park Explore Cart as well as pop-up “moments” which included an A Capella choir, tap dancers, mimes, a juggler, a tight-rope walker, and so much more!

This year’s Kids Fest also featured a bountiful eats section, replete with delectable noshes from Melt Bakery, Gorilla Cheese NYC, La Sonrisa EmpanadasCarpe Donut, and Valducci’s Pizza.


We had such a splendid day at this year’s Kids Fest! Special thank you to our sponsors New York Life, Taste of Home, Time Out New York Kids, Lego, and New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, as well as our volunteers for making this year’s Kids Fest the most magical yet!