Friday, January 30, 2015

Your Fun Family Weekend in NYC: Jan. 30-Feb. 1

Winter Storm Juno was a bust and this Sunday’s Super Bowl may not end up being so super, but there is always fun to be had for families around the Big Apple, according to our friends at New York Family magazine who put together today’s planner. Click the event title for full details.

Winter Carnival in Bryant Park

Winter Carnival in Bryant Park

All ages are invited to participate in Bryant Park’s first Winter Carnival, an eclectic mix of outdoor seasonal activities including ice golf, juggling workshops, a make-your-own paper snowflake craft, curling lessons, a hockey shootout and more. (Free, noon to 10 p.m., Friday-Saturday)

"Wink" at the Old Stone House

The Spellbound Theatre will perform “Wink” at the Old Stone House this weekend. Combining puppetry, animation, and live acting into one performance, the show tells the story of a young girl and her bear and explores imagination, dreams, and beauty. ($12 kids, $16 adults, shows at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday-Sunday)

Portrait Power Family Day at the Jewish Museum

Portrait Power Family Day at the Jewish Museum

Inspired by the African art and sculpture in Helena Rubenstein’s collection, kids can express themselves by designing a custom headdress,mask, or a sculpted pendant inspired by Rubenstein’s jewelry. There will also be performances by Heidi Swedberg and the Sukey Jump Band, gallery scavenger hunts, and an opportunity have your face transformed into a work of art by the Agostino Arts face painters. (Free with museum admission, noon to 4 p.m., Sunday)

For more ideas on what to do this weekend with your children in NYC, check out the full New York Family Weekend Planner for Jan. 30-Feb. 1

Thursday, January 29, 2015

NYC Dads, Kids Conquer Winter Storm Juno

Hop over to our parent City Dads Group website to see several members of your NYC Dads Group and their children take on the snows of Winter Storm Juno in “How Dads (and Their Kids) Do Snow Days.”

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NYC Dads Group member Ariel Chesler does some street sledding
with his children on Tuesday after Winter Storm Juno hit the city.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Find Out ‘Why Fathers Matter’ in Online Videos

Snowbound in the city today? Grab a warm beverage and watch all the speeches and presentations from Sunday’s “Why Fathers Matter: Creating Successful Parenting Partnerships” conference (see list below for links).

Jason Greene, 92Y, Why Fathers Matter
NYC Dads Group member Jason Greene is interviewed by a local TV crew at the "Why Fathers Matter" parenting conference Sunday at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.

NYC Dads Group assisted in organizing and planning the third annual parenting conference hosted by the 92nd Street Y, one of our longtime partners. Approximately 100 people attended the sold out event, including several members of NYC Dads Groups and one from our Boston outpost. NYC Dads Group co-founder Lance Somerfeld served as an emcee while other co-founder Matt Schneider and his wife Priyanka spoke on one of the panels about building a successful parenting partnership.

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