NYC DADS GROUP is a diverse community of fathers in and around the New York City area that gives dads an opportunity to socialize and support each other as we navigate parenthood together. NYC Dads Group is the flagship outpost of the national City Dads Group network.
We hold meetup events for ourselves and our children at museums, parks, zoos, parent-and-me classes and many other venues around the city. We also organize evening events for dads to socialize, learn from each other and meet experts in fatherhood and parenting. Most events are free or low-cost. Our creative and energetic members have expanded our work to teaching boot camps for new and expecting fathers and holding parenting enrichment workshops.
NYC Dads Group began on Nov. 24, 2008, as a small playgroup. By 2013, it expanded to add outposts across the United States as part of the City Dads Group network.
NYC Dads Group is frequently featured in New York and national media including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNN, Bloomberg/Business Week, the Today show, The CBS Sunday Morning Show with Charles Osgood and Fox News.
You can learn more about NYC Dads Group in our media kit.
About NYC Dad Group leaders:
Lance, a former public school teacher, has been an at-home dad for nine years, and resides in New York City with his family. He has written for New York Family magazine, Huffington Post, Time Out Kids, Big Apple Parent, Role/Reboot and The Good Men Project. He is the co-organizer for NYC Dads Group, spearheading a variety of active meetups for over 1,800 engaged fathers.
Matt, a former public school teacher, is an at-home dad and lives with his wife and two boys in New York City. He often plans workshops, screenings, and lectures with parenting, family, and education experts on behalf of the group. Matt has written for New York Family magazine, Huffington Post, Big Apple Parent, Role/Reboot and The Good Men Project.
Kevin is a freelance writer and editor in between his duties as an at-home dad to a brood of three: boy, girl and canine. He writes a nationally award-winning newspaper column for Hearst Connecticut Media Group, blogs at Always Home and Uncool and tweets at @homeanduncool. His work has been featured in USA Today, Canada’s Globe and Mail, the New York Daily News, The Huffington Post and landfills worldwide.
James is a technology entrepreneur and stay-at-home father of three boys. He lives in Staten Island where he co-organizes events for NYC Dads Group, and helps with City Dads Group marketing and communications. He blogs and helps dads find cool events at Cool4Dads. His work has been featured in USA Today, Black Enterprise, Tech Crunch, Fast Company, Blavity and more.