Kid On The Town
Events, Deals & Tips For City Kids
Christmas has come and gone, so time to dance in Kwaanza and 2015 (and have frosty fun at the zoo). Most of NYC’s dazzling holiday trains, displays and trees are around until at least the New Year. If usual indoor options are closed over the break, museum kids’ spaces and libraries are always open and […]
Maybe you can’t fit much of a holiday tree in your apartment, so visit one (or all) of these splendid, uniquely decorated evergreens around town. See our weekly events listing for details on tree lightings and the accompanying festivities and see our searchable holiday calendar and map to find trees in your hood. Trains & […]
‘Tis the season to love living in New York despite the frosty cold. So much festive fun we’re breaking it down by category. Here are amazing trains, gingerbread houses and gorgeous displays guaranteed to give good cheer, many of them always warm indoors.
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. Some general tips: – Discount tickets are easier to […]
Many of NYC’s extraordinary museums 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 details on storytimes, stroller entrances, where to get treats nearby and more (and read our […]
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 […]
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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. 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.
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 […]