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.
Babble.com named us a 2012 Top 50 Dad Blog and Top 10 Group Dad blog in 2012.
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.
Christopher Persley is an at-home father, part-time English teacher and diversity consultant living in New York City with his wife and young daughter. He runs the blog, The Brown Gothamite and has contributed to The Good Men Project, What to Expect.com, and the book Dads Behaving Dadly 2. He has discussed fatherhood on Good Morning America, MSNBC, Mic.com‘s Flip The Script, The Root Live, and NY1, been profiled in Real Simple Magazine, and presented his writing at the Dad 2.0 Summit. You can follow him on Twitter at @browngothamite.
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