Kid On The Town
Events, Deals & Tips For City Kids
Party with a cast of characters including tennis pros, Captain Underpants, Dorothy, classic cars, blues musicians and BBQ pitmasters. Catch a cool kid-friendly exhibit and try out a free summer program before they are gone with the summer sun (and be ready for the wardrobe change with Tea Collection’s Cool School Sale). We are hoping […]
Seeing live shows is one of our favorite family (and date night/moms night out) NYC activities. While there are tons of free kid-friendly shows happening every week in this cultural-drenched city, some theatrical experiences are worth paying for. With our help you’ll pay a little less. Two-for-one tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10:30 am […]
All the outdoor summer programs in NYC are tons of fun, but some days we are more interested in excellent air-conditioning, one of the many things we love about NYC’s museums and libraries. Here are some of our favorite exhibits (a few closing soon) to keep everyone cool and entertained. See our guides to kid-friendly museums and public art & library exhibits for more options (plus tips for taking kids to museums and museum pay-as-you-wish & free hours)
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 […]
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Keep busy through the end of summer and fall with deals on NYC classes, museums, shows, and more, plus online deals for getting ready for back-to-school. Online/Everywhere Deals NYC Deals ** Some of these links are affiliate links and Kid On The Town will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking […]
Manhattan is overflowing with classes for babies and toddlers. Check out free samples of these usually pricey experiences with these free trial classes. (And don’t forget these affordable drop-in classes and playspaces for more commitment-free fun.)
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 […]
Navigating NYC
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 […]