Each week, our NYC Dads Group gets together to take full advantage of New York City with our kids in tow. Recently, we have been to Roosevelt Island, Governors Island, Central Park, the Bronx Zoo, local children’s venues, and more. Three weeks ago, we made our first journey into Brooklyn. A dozen dads with their kids took an invigorating walk over the Brooklyn Bridge to catch some prime views, chow down on the famous Grimaldi’s Pizza, and hit a renowned playground along the river. More details about this Brooklyn Bridge meet up event were posted on our blog.
Seeing a group of dads with their kids in the middle of the day used to be a “rare” sighting. Consequently, the involved fathers that comprise our dynamic group have been making it a more common phenomenon these days in NYC. As our group assembled at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge, channel 11 (WPIX) caught up with a few of us to ask us about our experiences as at-home-dads. The segment below about our NYC Dads Group aired this morning. Overall, I was pleased that they kept the footage true to form. The overall piece enabled people to see some of the benefits like the fun and camaraderie about being in a group. Additionally, the interviews enabled us to articulate some of the real challenges of the job. Hopefully, some involved dads watched the segment, and said, “I don’t want to remain isolated anymore- this group looks like a good match for me.” If that is you, please feel free to join our group (NYC Dads Group) of at-home-dads who are making this modern man experience the cool thing to do. If you are an involved dad, but are not up for joining a group, then continue to check out this blog site (https://citydadsgroup.com/nyc/) that aims to be a destination for dads on thoughts, news, content, and playgroup information.
frank b. says
nice piece lance.
so sorry to have missed that particular meetup.
you did a great job on the live piece and good job on the plug for the nyc dads group right at the end!
You should have seen Foxy’s face when he saw himself on TV, even if it was only for a second. It was a very positive piece but I agree with Matt that the economic angle, while it may be true for some dads, does not reflect the motives of many SAHDs and I think you’re a good spokesman. Great work!
Great job Lance! You are a good leader for the group and a role model. I am happy to be part of the group!
I thought the filmed segment was terrific– debunked stereotypes, no “Mr. Mom” mention or clip from the movie . . . our next goal should be to reduce the emphasis on the economics as the reason Dads are staying home.
The live segment was pretty good too, but not a whole lot of time to really discuss any issues.
Jeff G. says
Lance, You handled that sex question like a pro. Not even a flinch. Did you see it coming??
way to go Lance! great segment! really tough last question… i was in shock they asked you that! (nice cool, calm response)
Dude, you’re a pro. Obama should have tapped you as press secretary.
I am wondering if they would have asked you the sex question if you were a stay at home mom…
Jazzie Casas says
Nice post. I really appreciate for sharing this for us.
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