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Events, Deals & Tips For City Kids
It’s getting spooky out there! Halloween celebrations are happening all over so get your money’s worth from those costumes (and save up to 30% off kids costumes and accessories at Yoyo.com if you’re still shopping). Plus cool concerts, fall fests, and more family fun. Treat your family to discounted Natural History Museum Memberships for fun with all sorts of creature all year long and make our favorite healthy pumpkin brownies to counteract all the candy.
Boo! Here are a scary amount of free and inexpensive ways to celebrate Halloween in NYC. Some are easy and low-key, others bigger on effort and effect, all will get you into the pumpkin spirit. Search our calendar by neighborhood if you want to stay local.
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. Discount tickets are easier to snag on weekdays and […]
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 […]
Save $$
Believe it or not the weather’s turnng cold soon. Save on fall clothes and fun with some awesome sales & deals. Online/Everywhere Deals NYC Deals ** Some of these links are affiliate links and Kid On The Town receives a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking them. Thanks for helping make this […]
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 […]