The musical events keep coming in this jamming city of ours. Plus kid-friendly art events, Shakespeare and the Mermaid Parade for the ambitious fantastical sea creature lovers. All events are free unless noted otherwise.
NYC’s little culture-sponges are lucky to grow up around world-class art – and their parents are lucky to have an excuse to enjoy it. Most museums are remarkably kid-friendly, with stroller entrances and elevators, friendly staff, free family programs and engaging multi-media exhibits. Many have interactive spaces designed for their youngest patrons. We highly recommend [...]
Our happening city hosts tons of free storytime, screenings and music at stores, museums and libraries. A few of our favorite free weekly events, listed from North to South.
Get out of the apartment and visit one of the many kid-friendly indoor public spaces in New York. A few of our favorites, listed from North to South:
Parents work hard and deserve sweet treats (which their kids never mind sharing). A few of our favorites, listed approximately north to south:
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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. And once you master the bus and subway system, NYC and all its amazing kid-friendly places and events are [...]
If your holidays mean heading to an airport, don’t let the traveling ruin your trip. Fly safely and (almost serenely) with babies and toddlers with these many tips. Before You Book – If possible, book the flight during your kid’s usual nap time. Remember that late night flights are often delayed, and if your kid [...]
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 [...]
Babywearing is an essential practice for active NYC parents. With the baby securely snuggled against their chest (or hip or back), moms and dads on the town can navigate stairs (they’re everywhere!), narrow aisles, puddles and public transportation with ease and two free hands. But the hundreds of options can be as hard to navigate [...]