Kid On The Town
Events, Deals & Tips For City Kids
Did you hear that being cold boosts metabolism? So eat some dumplings or hamentaschen at Lunar New Year and Purim parties, plus check out kid-friendly food fests, music, dance, film and history programs, awesome family friendly art exhibits, half-price off-Broadway shows and more (or have fun at home with our in-apartment entertainment guide). See our […]
Need to escape the apartment but don’t want to freeze outdoors? Explore these awesome indoor exhibits (some closing soon) that appeal to all ages – climate controlled with room to roam. See our guides to kid-friendly museums and public art & library exhibits for more options (plus tips for taking kids to museums and drop-in […]
Hope you are surviving the so-called blizzard. Here are some of our favorite warm, cozy, at-home activities. We’ll keep updating as winter goes along and we make new discoveries (but right now we’re going sledding).
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:
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 […]
Save $$
The Mayor just announced the best deal ever for New Yorkers, check it out below plus other discounts on shows and favorite products. See our comprehensive theater discounts listing for more deals on Broadway & Off-Broadway shows.
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
We love books! These are a few of our favorites for gifting and reading. All are visually strong enough for babies, complex enough in text and meaning for older kids, and much read and loved in our house. Visit our Amazon store for more favorites (and sign up for Amazon Prime’s free 30-day trial for […]
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.