Friday, March 20, 2015

Macy’s Springs Flowers on You, Easter Egg Hunt

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.

Macy's Flower Show: Art in Bloom Family Day

Macy's Flower Show: Art in Bloom Family Day

Don’t miss the ornate arrangements of flowers and greenery as Macy’s department store becomes a lush indoor garden, or the special programming which will include live music and children’s activities. Sunday is Family Fun Day, and starting at 1 p.m. families are invited to explore the Beautiful China garden with the Sino-American Friendship Association, see a presentation of “Peppa Pig and the Muddy Puddles,” and dance with the Rockettes, who will teach steps from their new “Spring Spectacular” show. (Free, 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily, opens Sunday)

The Great Easter Egg Hunt at the Lower Manhattan Community Church

The Great Easter Egg Hunt at the Lower Manhattan Community Church

Toddlers to third graders are invited to the Lower Manhattan Community Church for an Easter egg hunt, as well as games and prizes, crafts and a photo booth. (Free, 11 a.m. – 1p.m. Saturday, Manhattan)

"Camp Kappawanna" at the Linda Gross Theater

“Camp Kappawanna,” a new children’s musical with music and lyrics co-written by Grammy-nominee Lisa Loeb, follows the camp misadventures of 12-year-old Jennifer Jenkins. Portraying the fear and excitement that comes with leaving home for the first time, the show’s acoustic sound will transport audiences to a cozy spot beside the campfire. (Starts at $15, opens Saturday, 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 20-22

Friday, March 13, 2015

Free St. Patrick’s, Passover Celebrations This Weekend

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.

Annual St. Patrick's Day Open House at the Irish Arts Center

Annual St. Patrick's Day Open House at the Irish Arts Center

Explore and engage with Irish culture at a kid-friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the Irish Arts Center. Children of all ages can learn to play the tin whistle and speak Gaelic, get creative at the fairy costume station, dance to music by DJ PĂșca, and play soccer — or as the Irish say, football — with the Manhattan Gaels. (Free, noon – 4 p.m. Sunday, Manhattan)

Passover Palooza at Streit's Mazto Factory

Passover Palooza at Streit's Matzo Factory

Join the Mama Doni Band and Streit’s Matzo Factory for a free concert and a factory tour in celebration of Passover. (Free, 1 p.m. Sunday, Manhattan)

Artopia! at PS 344

Artopia! at PS 344

Join WingspanArts for its 7th annual Artopia, a free community arts festival with hands-on craft activities as well as dance, music and theater workshops. There will also be face painters, button makers and a photo booth. (Free, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 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 13-15

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

‘Amazon Mom’ Needs to Become ‘Amazon Family’

contact jeff@amazon.com to change Amazon Mom

Amazon, one of the world’s largest online retailers, has a parenting program called Amazon Mom in the United States, but called Amazon Family most everywhere else. Can we get a “What's up with that?”

We at NYC Dads Group love moms, but it's time for Amazon USA to get with the times.

It's time to include dads as part of the parenting world. 

It's time to take the pressure off moms.

It's time for the United States to catch up with the rest of the world when it comes to parenting.

For the past week, hundreds of members of the parent blogging community, their friends and their families have been using social media to let Amazon know that it has work to do. Despite the thousands of tweets, blog posts, Facebook posts and media reports, Amazon has yet to comment – even with a “no comment” on the campaign:

Please join us in using social media with the hashtag #AmazonFamilyUS to let @Amazon know that they have work to do.

Please join us by signing this petition at http://bit.ly/AmazonFamilyUS to make a change.

Please email Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at jeff@amazon.com and let him know the time is now.

#amazonfamilyus

Monday, March 9, 2015

Podcast: Break Out of the ‘Man Box’

Definition-Modern-Masculinity-Author-Mark-Greene-Cover-1024x512Are today's fathers still being constrained by the "man box" of traditional stereotypes? How can today's dads overcome these outdated ideas on being a man to live life to the fullest.

Mark Greene, executive editor of The Good Men Project, discusses these things and his new book Remaking Manhood: The Modern Masculinity Movement, Stories From the Front Lines of Change with City Dads Group on our latest Modern Dads Podcast.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

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