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    Want to Adopt? Don't Move to Arkansas

    Tue Nov 18

    This news may be two weeks old, but it's still got me riled up! While most of us were celebrating the historic election of the most liberal President in U.S. history, some narrow-minded folks were taking away the rights of others. No, I’m not talking about Prop H8te. I’m talking about the oddly named Act 1, which bans unmarried folks in Arkansas from adopting children or serving as foster parents. Act 1 was put on the ballot in an attempt to keep gays away from kids, which is heinous enough. But because of its far-reaching wording, the new law also bars straight singles (and straight couples who aren’t legally married) from becoming adoptive parents as well. Disgusting. Oh, and November happens to be National Adoption Month. As a single adoptive mother and, more important, a human being who cares about kids, I'm shocked to find out that there are grown-ups in this country who are so filled with hate that they’d prefer to let children suffer than see them placed with...

    Parenting Poop: What Big Apple Moms and Dads Are Buzzing About

    Tue Nov 18

    Think you’re having trouble finding decent schools? Bet you’re not under as much pressure or scrutiny as the Obamas. Too bad the President elect and his family don't live in New York. If they did, they could try Catholic school. Jada Pinkett Smith has a business-family plan. Wonder if she gets to write off their vacations as work expenses. Your 12-year-old plays WoW. Mrs. Fishman’s 12-year-old plays food critic. Your kid probably gets fewer wedgies. Did you have sex on Election night? If you did, you may be part of the inevitable Obama baby boom.

    Parenting Poop: What Big Apple Moms and Dads Are Buzzing About

    Tue Nov 18

    Ever since the DOE announced that it was decentralizing the kindergarten application process, folks have been confused about the sibling enrollment policy. InsideSchools has got the answer direct from the gov, and yet we’re still slightly confused.  We never thought we’d find ourselves empathizing with Ashlee Simpson, but here we are. The pregnant pop princess has been ready to burst for weeks and has tried various methods to spark labor (hubby Pete Wentz must have enjoyed those extra sex sessions!). Now her sis Jessica says Ashlee may have to induce labor. Bet she won’t have to lip-synch her screams. Have you been following the Motrin mania? No? See the video below, featuring a voiceover from an exhausted mom complaining about aches and pains from carrying her baby around in a sling. (Has she never heard of strollers?) Mommy bloggers weren’t having it, and after a backlash the ad’s been pulled and an apology’s been issued. (Mad moms even made their own nine-minute video in...

    Helping Hand-Me-Down

    Mon Nov 17

    Your kid just turned two and yet you’re still pawning off barely used baby tees and rattles. You can’t bear to throw them away, but selling them—or even giving them away online—is just one more project you can’t take on. Salvation is just a few clicks away. Handmedowns.com lets parents sell, donate or (god forbid) buy gently used wares. Organized by city and item type, handmedowns.com pulls ads from myriad sites including Craigslist and eBay, as well as its own listings, to create a space solely for parent-specific deals. So you can finally get rid of that “Challah Back Girl” onesie…or, if you’re in the market, acquire one.

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