As July comes to a close, NYC’s free summer programming is at it height. Some of our favorite city spots – Lincoln Center, Governors Island, Bryant Park, and the High Line – invite families to celebrate dance, poetry, global music, accordions and honey. All events are free unless noted otherwise.
At Madison Square Park, visit the charming playground, admire the giant imagination-sparking art installation Folly, have Shake Shack frozen custard or Eataly gelato, and, in the summer, enjoy concerts, storytimes, and crafts. Venture further south for more art, dance, yoga, gardening and other family fun surrounded by fabulous city and river scenery. free summer programs […]
Bryant Park and the High Line are always great family destinations – natural beauty, public art, exciting architecture, fabulous food options – and both have fantastic programming for all ages. So get an artisanal popsicle on the High Line, take a $3 spin on Bryant Park’s charming Le Carrousel, and have some family fun at […]
Central Park’s awesome playgrounds are even more fun when talented teaching artists visit them for kid-focused Sandbox programs. SummerStage and Harlem Meer provide opportunities for al fresco grooving for all ages, and the magical Children’s Glade hosts diverse weekly enrichment. Info on getting online tix for grown-ups to the next Shakespeare in the Park (the […]
Don’t despair if you’re having a sweaty summer in NYC – there are so many cool cultural activities to check out. Some are kid-oriented, some fun for the whole family, all are fascinating glimpses of this city’s diverse talent. So many to choose from we’re breaking our listings up by neighborhood, starting with some that […]
When you or the weather decides it’s time to explore beyond the playground, remember all of NYC’s great weekly storytimes, public art & library exhibits and kid-friendly museums. Here are a couple of ongoing free or low-cost NYC happenings we’ve recently enjoyed as a family.
Happy summer! Great deals on classes, shows & more.
Don’t pay full price for designer duds that might get puked on, pooped on or quickly outgrown. Online sample sale websites offer deeply discounted clothes, toys, and gear for babies, kids and moms, plus a chance to discover boutique brands not found in local stores. Sales feature rotating upscale brands and last 36-72 hours. You […]
Raising kids in NYC is fantastic but challenging. Fortunately there are some clever products out there to help city families cope with cramped spaces, germs and other hazards of city living. A few of our favorites: StrollAway Over the Door Stroller Storage Hanger Clear up space in your apartment with the ingenious StrollAway Over the […]
Taking a taxi with a baby is one of the many NYC-parent experiences that are difficult but not impossible and get easier with practice (and some helpful hints). Our biggest tip is to always use a car seat. It’s a pain, but your kid’s safety is worth it. We won’t scare you with the details […]
Traveling via public transportation with a wee one takes a little planning and know how, but it is exponentially safer than riding in taxis without car seats, plus trains and buses are quite exciting for kids. The easiest way to get around the subway is with a wrap or baby carrier, but if you need […]
Tips For Adventurers Everywhere
Baking is one of our favorite activities to do as a family. Since we can’t be eating cupcakes everyday, here are some recipes for healthy, sugar-free, high-protein treats, great for on-the-go fuel and group playdates. Most are free of common allergens. We’ve included notes on our favorite variations/substitutions (Enjoy Life dairy/soy-free chocolate chips are a […]
Don’t let the traveling ruin your trip. Fly safely and (almost serenely) with babies and toddlers with these many tips.
Just like their parents, kids love portable technology. There are lots of great inexpensive, educational apps for iPhones, iPads and Droid phones that turn your device into a secret weapon to get a cranky kid through long restaurant meals and plane rides. Here are a few of our favorites. Click on the app name for […]