What we're about

Meet other New York City dads -- stay-at-home dads, work-from-home dads, working dads, all involved fathers from in and around the NY Metro area (including Jersey City, Long Island and Westchester County) -- to socialize and interact with other guys who enjoy spending quality time with their kids.

Learn all about us at http://www.nycdadsgroup.com/

Follow us on:

• Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/NYCDadsGroup)

• Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/NYCDadsGroup)

• Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/nycdadsgroup/)

Our primary goal is to form an inclusive and active community of involved dads so we can do activities together and take advantage of the wonderful resources that the city has to offer.

Organized meetup events are offered several times per week at a local park, playground, museum, playgym, children's venue, parent & me class, zoo, restaurant, or someone's playroom/lounge in their building.

Additionally, check out our web site to read about playgroup experiences, relevant news articles, upcoming events and happenings, research, work-life balance, tips for new and expectant dads, and more from a diverse group of dad voices: http://www.nycdadsgroup.com/

Expectant father? We now offer a practical & hands-on workshop for expectant fathers at our New Dad Boot Camp (http://citydadsgroup.com/nyc/where-dads-to-be-learn-from-other-dads/).

Finally, we have a $25/year suggested donation to join our Meetup group. This amount is less than the cost of a single kid's class in NYC, but collectively, the money will be used to reach out to more dads around the city, participate in more parent expos, & continue to use our voice to bring the privilege of active fatherhood to all dads. Contribute here: https://www.meetup.com/New-York-City-Dads-Meetup-Group/dues/

** Please note this group is strictly for Dads with kids (and dads-to-be). We want this group to be a comfortable place for Dads to learn and talk about anything parent related.

Upcoming events (2)

Dads Getting Coffee (or Tea) on Upper East Side

Stella & Fly

Welcome to our next Dads Getting Coffee! Outdoors.

Some of our other City Dads Groups have tried this and positive things to say. Basically, Dads Getting Coffee is a relaxing get together where Dads grab a cup of coffee, tea, water, etc. and chat. Too often meetup events are tied to doing something which distracts you from simply talking about what's going on in your life.

The NYC Dads Group's mission is to bring local Dads together. What better way to do it than over a cup of joe.

This is a great event for a new dad to meet the group and start the bonding process or other dads to drop kids off at school and join us, or pop over for a quick chat before you hit the office (or home office) for the day. We envision this as a dads only meetup, but won't discourage a new dad with their baby napping in stroller or baby carrier.

I'll arrive early to grab our table outside.

Join us for National Dads' Day Out: NYC Dads Walk the Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge - City Hall

We’re thrilled to announce that City Dads Group, in partnership with our good friends at Dad 2.0, are declaring a National Dads’ Day Out on Saturday, November 6! We’re organizing meetups in cities all over the country designed to get dads together in-person to reconnect, share experiences, and participate in a physical activity.

In NYC, join us for a scenic, autumn walk across the famous Brooklyn Bridge. You'll gawk at skyscrapers, hang with other fathers (this meetup is intended as a DADS only event- without the kids), and get some exercise. It's a win-win!

We're going to meetup at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge (please be prompt at 11:30am), on the Manhattan side, and walk together across the Bridge. The walk will conclude on the DUMBO waterfront. If you're not in a rush to get back to your family, stay and soak in the epic views while grabbing a beverage and a snack at a place nearby.

It has been a long, winding, curvy road the last few months and each of us has had (is having) our share of challenges. Our physical and mental health have been tested. November 6 falls in the month of Movember so this is a great excuse to focus on the benefits of connection and community on dads' mental and physical health.

Special thanks also to the team at American Underdog, the terrific upcoming film about Kurt Warner’s rise from supermarket employee to Super Bowl MVP, for sponsoring Dads’ Day Out and understanding that gatherings are a crucial part of improving our mental health.

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