I am a loyal subscriber and avid reader of Time Out New York (TONY): KIDS monthly magazine. In fact, I have been hooked on the Time Out brand ever since studying abroad in London in 1994, and using Time Out: London to hit local happenings on the cheap.
For all new and expecting parents, you will want to grab a copy of the new Time Out New York Kids January/February 2012, Baby Issue. Basically, it hits the high notes on so many important and relevant resources for new parents from Expectant Parent classes, Parent & Me classes (unfortunately still labeled mommy & me classes), new parent social and support groups, local babysitting agencies so you can maintain date night post-baby, as well as popular indoor playspaces.
Page 24 provides the lead in to the wonderful roundup spotlighting several important parent groups in NYC. The article, BEST PARENTING GROUPS IN NYC, gives a gentle nudge to “join one of these parenting groups for support, advice, and much needed nights out.” Seek out a new parents groups in New York City; Join one and your social calendar (and your babe’s) will be filled up in no time. The round-up includes nice spotlights on our NYC Dads Group, BabyBites, Astoria Moms Group, Bronx New Mommies Group, Family-Wellness Solutions, and the uber popular Park Slope Parents. The brief piece about our dynamic group includes a little history on how the group was formed, the type of events & activities we engage in with our kids, and of course, an action photo of the dads having a blast with their kids at The Little Gym of the Upper West Side. It was great to see that our New Dad Boot Camps was mentioned as well as part of the comprehensive programming at well know parenting venue, Tribeca Parenting. Huge props to Time Out New York Kids for being so supportive and inclusive of fathers and for including the NYC Dads Group as one of the best parenting groups in NYC. We are honored and most grateful! Were also hopeful that the article will provide some guidance so a few new dads will join our awesome group.