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.