Just in time for Mother’s Day weekend, Brookfield Place – the shopping, dining and office complex on the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan – is set to host the ninth annual The Creative Kitchen Kids Food Festival in collaboration with the James Beard Foundation from Saturday, May 11 through Sunday, May 12.

The Creative Kitchen Kids Food Festival is a celebration to educate families about making balanced food choices to help create wholesome lifelong eating habits for both kids and parents. The event will offer a host of family-friendly activities including:

  • Cooking classes in the James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion
  • Live family programming, including music, yoga, and more!
  • The Balanced Plate Scavenger Hunt for kids with goody bag prizes
  • Food sampling

The festival will also feature contestants from the popular television show, MasterChef Junior, and activities with the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Leading dietitian Joy Bauer will be on hand to answer any questions about healthy eating for children. General Admission free and open to the public. Tickets for hands-on cooking classes are available for purchase atwww.kidsfoodfestival.com or via KidPass, the festival’s Official Ticketing Partner.