Friday, March 6, 2015

Your Family Fun Weekend in NYC: March 6-8

In cooperation with New York Family magazine, the NYC Dads Group provides you every Friday morning with ideas for things to do during the upcoming weekend. Click the event title for details.

Beatles for Little Rockers- A Children's Workshop with the London Souls

Beatles for Little Rockers- A Children's Workshop with the London Souls

Introduce your child to The Beatles’ many classic songs through the acclaimed rock duo The London Souls. The workshop will also feature a magical art activity and a guest appearance by a Big Kid Rocker. ($10; 11:30 a.m. Sunday; Brooklyn)

"Robin Hood" at the Galli Theater

This interactive show takes audiences to Sherwood Forest where Robin Hood tries to right the wrongs of the greedy and restore hope in the hearts of many. Kids who sign up for the post-show workshop will participate in drama games with one of the actors before putting on their own version of the show. ($20 adults, $15 children; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Manhattan)

Family Concert: The Pop Ups at the Jewish Museum

Family Concert: The Pop Ups at the Jewish Museum

The Grammy-nominated duo The Pop Ups will play their high-energy tunes during their new show, “Appetite for Construction.” This multimedia performance will be filled with puppets, glitter, live drawing, and more. ($18 adults, $13 for ages 2 and up; 11:30 a.m. Sunday; Manhattan)

For more ideas on what to do this weekend with your children in NYC, check out the full New York Family Weekend Planner for March 6-8

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Children’s Healthcare Study Looking for Dads

Northwestern University in Chicago is seeking the assistance of dads with young children for ongoing research it’s doing to better understand how modern dads are involved in their children’s health care. You may even get paid for your help.

The Chicago-based institution wants to add to and improve upon information it has previously collected from fathers on the subject, according to Dr. Craig Garfield, an associate professor of pediatrics and medical social sciences with the university’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

“We have published data from interviews with a diverse sample of fathers wherein they describe their involvement in the health of their children. It goes MUCH BEYOND simply taking their child to the doctor,” he wrote in an email to City Dads Group. “So we are taking these themes and building a survey around them that could be used in other studies to more accurately define and measure father involvement in health. No one has ever done this before. As such, we need to make sure our questions make sense to the fathers and that what we are actually measuring is what we think we are measuring.”

The researchers are looking for fathers of children ages 3 through 5 to:

  • Fill out the Northwestern University Fathers’ Involvement in Healthcare Study survey at Fatherinvolvement.weebly.com. It should take less than 10 minutes..
  • Participants deemed eligible, based on the survey results, we be asked to participate in a 45- to 60-minute telephone interview with the research team. Anyone who completes the phone interview will receive a $20 Amazon card.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

NYC Dads Rock SF Dad 2.0 Conference

lesser-persley-dad-2-summitNYC Dads Group members Dave Lesser (left) and Christopher Persley brought laughs and tears to the 350 people gathers at the Dad 2.0 Summit in San Francisco at week ago as two of the five featured speakers in the conference’s blogger “Spotlight” reader series.

You can watch videos of their presentations over at City Dads Speak Volumes at Dad 2.0 Summit at our parent City Dads Group web site.

Also attending the conference from the NYC Dads Group were Adam Cohen, Lorne Jaffe, Michael Kaufman, Kevin McKeever, Matt Schneider and Lance Somerfeld.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Your Family Fun Weekend in NYC: Feb. 27-March 1

In cooperation with New York Family magazine, the NYC Dads Group provides you every Friday morning with ideas for things to do during the upcoming weekend. Click the event title for details.

Kids Food Festival in Bryant Park

Kids Food Festival in Bryant Park

Attention foodies: This two-day food extravaganza is to feature live cooking demos for kids with celebrated chefs along with musical performances and a scavenger hunt. Among the culinary world celebs scheduled to attend are Top Chef judge Gail Simmons, Jehangir Mehta, Daniel Holzman of The Meatball Shop and Joey Campanaro of The Little Owl. Music performances slated from ApplauseNY, Super Sprowtz, The Singing Baker, Baby Loves Disco, The Dirty Sock Funtime Band and more. (Free except cooking demos cost $25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday)

Purim Carnival at 92Y

Purim Carnival at 92Y

Enjoy carnival games, a petting zoo, a bounce house and create delicious hamentashen and mishloach manot at the 92Y in Manhattan. Wear your costumes and celebrate Purim with families and friends, and catch a special magic show and Purim play. ($12, 11 a.m. Sunday)

Lunar New Year Family Festival at MOCA

Lunar New Year Family Festival at MOCA

Help the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) ring in the Lunar New Year with a lion dance, storytelling, Chinese zodiac-themed crafts, face painting, balloon animal twisting and a performance by the Red Silk Dancers. ($10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday)

For more ideas on what to do this weekend with your children in NYC, check out the full New York Family Weekend Planner for Feb 27-March 1.

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