Raising A Family in NY

March 15, 2022

Get Out and Play

Between the pandemic and parenting, it’s easy to feel isolated. These are our copywriter's picks of the places in the city and across the river that make our days a little bit easier (and a little more fun).

Community Support at Union Square Play

67 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003

USP knows that when you become a parent, the world suddenly changes. It can be overwhelming and isolating at times and they wanted to create a space where a supportive community could join together. Their play space puts parents and children first, and their events value community and focus on the early years of parenting.

Color Them Wild at The Color Factory

251 Spring St, New York, NY 10013

The Color Factory is all about experiencing artful wonder. From the lobby to the gift shop, there are a million colorful moments that will expand your children’s boundaries of perception, allow them to embrace play and discovery and engage their senses in the most unexpected ways

Sip With Other Mamas at The Hive

Hoboken, NJ

Across the river, local moms, Kristin and Catherine met shortly after our first children were born and connected over our new roles as moms, leaning on one another to navigate a very new (and mildly terrifying) stage of life. They'd meet up at coffee shops and bars, restaurants and parks, and as their babies grew, so, too, did their need for a safe spot for them to roam while we caught up on life.They began dreaming about a place in town that was built for them: women who wanted to take a little break, enjoy a coffee (and maybe a cookie...or two), catch up with a friend or partner, and allow our kids to safely play without us hovering above them out of fear they’d wreak havoc around us. And so “The Hive” was born.

Eat Your Way Through T he Museum of Icecream

558 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

An inclusive environment designed to inspire human connection and energize the senses to reimagine the way we experience and love ice cream.

A Shop & A Day Camp in One

NYC + New Jersey

Enter the store, and then find the hidden door that will lead you into the most magical space you’ve ever seen! Camp is a shop that also acts as a day camp (with incredible counselors too!) The space comes to life with merch, activities and more that make it a great spot to stop by for an hour or two experience.

Touch Stingrays at The Turtle Back Zoo

560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ

Cold outside but want to go to the zoo? Turtle Back Zoo’s 600-gallon touch tank has stingrays and sharks that you can actually touch.

Stay Overnight at The Algonquin Hotel

59 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

One of the oldest hotels in New York City that has old charm and character. The hotel even comes with its own cat, Hamlet, who is the 13th Algonquin Cat! He hangs out in the lobby greeting guests and has his own Instagram account . Kid’s can purchase a cat stuffed animal and feel like they are getting away even if it’s just for the night.


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