To quote Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
The NYC Dads Group members have never been busier soaking up all of the wonderful, cultural opportunities and excitement in New York City together with our children. We wanted to freeze time for a moment to provide a small window into what we’ve been doing. Strap on your seat belts…
What’s cooler than our squad of dads being able to munch on popcorn, cozy up with their little ones, and share some of our favorite childhood cartoon characters with them at an advanced screening of The Peanuts Movie? Sprinkle in a little bit of 3-D magic! Amusing and entertaining movie that delivered lots laughs for adults and kids alike.
Numerous dads in NYC Dads Group participate in a group wide fantasy football league. Fantasy Football brings the silliness of rooting against your favorite football team when your stud running back is playing against them, friendly banter, competition, and the opportunity for camaraderie all season long. Even though our draft is completed online, it’s great to have all of the men come out in person to root on the aggravating New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills.
In NYC, Big City Moms hosted an incredible night for expecting and new parents – the Biggest Baby Shower – to kick the tires and check out the latest baby gear and products on the market from all of the well respected brands in the parent space. We always enjoy getting the inside scoop on the hottest new products and sleek technology. There were several highlights turning heads including the comfy Baby Bjorn’s Bouncer Balance for adults (sadly, not available for sale) and BabyNes– a revolutionary option for parents who supplement is similar to a Nespresso machine for babies with a nutritional range of formula that evolves in stages as your baby grows.
Some of my favorite childhood experiences were seeing all of the Star Wars films with my family and collecting every action figure that I could get my hands on. Lucky us, because twenty dads hit the “Star Wars and the Power of Costume” exhibit at Discovery Times Square and had the opportunity to share our passion of Star Wars wit hour kids. The exhibit explores how the films’ costumes play an integral role in the creation of the galaxy and its many characters. With all of the excitement and hype surrounding the upcoming movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it was an absolute treat to explore an array of 70 costumes from the first six films — including C-3PO’s metallic suit, Queen Amidala’s gowns, Princess Leia’s infamous bikini, Han Solo in Carbonite — and a few from The Force Awakens.
Weekends create valuable time for family bonding. We were incredibly fortunate to have ten dads in our community spend the morning at one of the sleekest venues in NYC – Symphony Space – to rock out with our little ones listening to well known Kindie musician, Justin Roberts. The cherry on top was definitely a personal meet and greet with Justin after the show.
Do you know any active dads? Encourage them to join our burgeoning community here because we have some amazing meetups in the pipeline.