Here is this week’s guest blog post from Gary Kane, reviewing his recent experience with the NYC Dads Group at Moey’s Music Party.
Last Wednesday, my 18-month-old son and I made the trek from the Upper West to the New York Junior League on the Upper East to participate in a Pirate Themed Music class with Moey’s Music Party.
It always amazes me to experience the energy the singers in the kids’ music groups have…not easy to try and have a structured class with 15 boys/girls who cannot sit still as was the case with our NYC Dads Group. Fifteen dads and kids wearing felt pirate hats and acting silly together during this weekly themed music class. Every week has a different theme to keep things interesting for parents & their kids such as Fall Fiesta, Jungle, and Old MacDonald. I felt the concept of this eventup was great, the music was fun and the kids seemed to have a good time dancing, singing, rolling around, and playing instruments. Moey was bouncing around the room engaging the kids with alphabet soup or gold/silver colored pom-poms (supposed to be a pirate treasure) while her teammate was jamming on the organ.
My cool feedback is that I felt the room at the NY Junior League was a bit small for the number of people that showed up (well, I guess this is a common problem in most venues in NYC)…I have been to a few of these places with modern & luxurious facilities, but what I have noticed is that the kids are at an age where they do not want to sit still…This is not a negative on the day (more of an observation), because the class was a lot of fun.
I would recommend Moey’s Music Party to all dads. It was a great opportunity for dads to come out and meet other dads, and let your kids meet other kids…It’s refreshing, it gets you out of the house, and you can talk to other dads in the same situation as you.
My favorite part of this meet-up was that after the class, a bunch of dads went to a nearby playground with our kids. No, we were not able to sit and chat, but there is something comforting about having other people that you know congregating at the same place.
Overall, this was a very positive experience…and I look forward to my next venture with the dads’ group.