Kid On The Town
Events, Deals & Tips For City Kids
Happy festive spring! The gorgeous Faberge Eggs are still nesting at Rockefeller center through Friday, and the as we say goodbye to Easter and Passover there is still plenty to celebrate – Earth Day, National Poetry Month, and all the amazing art, music and more in NYC. All events are free unless noted otherwise.
NYC has the some of the best museums in the world, and most are exceptionally kid-friendly with engaging exhibits, friendly staff and amazing kids programs and spaces. Here’s info on some of our favorite places to visit with friends of all ages. Click on a museum’s name for more info on storytimes, stroller entrances, where […]
Our literary city has tons of indoor storytimes to keep wee ones entertained (and learning to love books). Neighborhood library storytimes are convenient but crowded – sometimes strollers line up out the door for the limited spots. Store and museum storytimes tend to be more intimate, and many take place in destination-worthy spaces. All storytimes […]
Our living space may be cramped, but NYC families can find lots of interesting, kid-friendly indoor public spaces – stores, libraries and other institutions – for those too-common bad-weather days. For more structured indoor play, see our weekly storytimes and drop-in classes & playspaces guides. Also check out our kid-friendly museums guide for details and […]
There are a plethora of baby/toddler classes in Manhattan, but only a few you can attend without a long-term and usually expensive commitment (though many semester-only classes offer free or discounted trial classes). Some of our favorite drop-in classes and playspaces:
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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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. And once you master the bus and subway system, NYC and all its amazing kid-friendly places and events are […]
Tips For Adventurers Everywhere
Baking is one of our family’s favorite cold-weather (all weather really) activities. 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 […]
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 […]