Private museum tours, toddler and baby classes, events for moms at night, luncheons for just moms and their friends, private auction house previews, wine tastings, cooking classes for adults…you name it, you can find it in this city. If you need a break during the day, want to meet other moms in the city or if you want great discounts on classes and events for your toddlers, babies and/or preschoolers, here are the sites to check out. By Erica Jill Mason
Metropolitan Moms hosts cultural activities for the NYC mother. Whether you want to take some alone time to be with adults or take your child to cultural events in the city, this site provides extensive options. Adult activities include previewing sales at Sotheby’s, art gallery walks, wine tastings, and discussing artwork in art studios. Mother and child classes are based around introducing your children to artists and artwork that is age appropriate. Classes and events range from experiencing African safaris in a variety of museums, art projects, and singing and dancing classes. Parents and children alike will enjoy these classes together, as there are both adult and child- friendly elements to each culturally enriching class.
Baby Bites NYC
Baby Bites is a social network for moms and moms-to- be. Baby Bites hosts luncheons, dinners, support groups, classes, seminars, and many special events to enhance your mommy experiences by presenting social supports and entertainment.
Mommy Poppins is NYC’s free online resource where mommies will discover the inside scoop on the best classes, sales for kids, playgroups, play spaces, parties, parks and playgrounds, camps, family travel, cultural events, and so on! Check out the daily event schedule and sign up to receive emails regarding specific events that peek your interest!
Big City Moms
Big City Moms is one of the best social event groups in NYC for moms, moms-to-be, and families. Many NYC moms rely on this site as their ultimate resource to find fabulous seminars, family fun days, classes, and expectant mother events all over the city. Created almost 7 years ago, Big City Moms has over 30,000 members and events everyday in the city. Sign up for daily updates and check their site often for fabulous events.
Diva Moms events are fabulous and typically fancy soirees listed daily on their site, with family events such as holiday parties at FAO Schwartz and Dylan’s Candy Bar. For “divalysscious” moms who want to meet friends or take a break, there are events just for moms such as private shopping parties on Madison Avenue and Spa Days. If moms want to bring their kids and/or husbands, they can attend and participate as well!