What we're about

Boston Dads Group is a diverse community of fathers in the Massachusetts and Rhode Island areas, who take an active role in our children’s lives. We seek to create an online meetup group to bring fathers together in person. We'll meet several times per week, with our kids, at parks, playgrounds, museums, parent-and-me classes, and living rooms across the greater Boston Metro and Providence, Rhode Island areas. We'll also organize parenting workshops and Dads Nights Out to give our members an opportunity to socialize, learn, and support each other as we navigate parenthood.

There are not enough resources, social groups, or services for dads. This is a destination for all active dads. A diverse group with dads of all stripes: stay-at-home dads, dads with flexible schedules, work from home dads, freelancers, working dads, teachers, and involved fathers in and around the Boston Metro and Providence, RI areas to socialize and interact with other guys who enjoy spending quality time with their children.

** Please note this group is strictly for Dads, we understand sometimes wives will try to join for their significant others but we encourage them to join on their own accord. We want this group to be a comfortable place for Dads to learn and talk about anything dad related.

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Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boston-Dads-Group/737039806322882)

Twitter: @BostonDadsGroup (https://twitter.com/BostonDadsGroup)

Instagram: @BostonDadsGroup (http://www.instagram.com/bostondadsgroup)

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Dad’s Night Out - NYAJ’s

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Hey, come hang out with us at a local favorite! We’ll grab some food, drinks, share stories and hang out. If you haven’t come to a dads meetup before, please come join us!

Open play @ Renaissance Gymnastics Academy (East Providence)

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Six mornings a week, Renaissance Gymnastics Academy in East Providence hosts open play for toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 at their facility. We're talking... 1) GIANT foam block climbing structures ans slides they keep re-arranging to keep things interesting 2) A tumbling (trampoline) track that kids can use to jump into a foam block pit 3) LOTS of open space for toddlers and preschoolers to run around with many babies sleeping in Bjorns or car seats. 4) Supervised use of their gymnastics equipment like uneven and parallel bars, balance beams, and more There's a table/chairs setup in the entry room with a play table and vending machines. Unlimited access for $25/month! It's $15 for a drop-in...if you decide to get a membership, they'll credit the $15 towards the first month. Always a lot of dads there, too.

Boston Babies & Toddlers Clothing Swaps (newborn - 3T) by Longwood/Brookline

This event is organized by Robbie Samuels, one of the BDG Organizers. Sharing it here because it's a great place to connect with other dads and a valuable resource. There are over 6,700 members in the Facebook group and each monthly in-person event attracts[masked] families. ****************************** Have clothes that no longer fit? Toys and gear your little one has outgrown? Bring them to "hand down" to other parents! Clothing newborn to 3T, gear (bottles, pump parts, breast pads) and maternity clothing is welcome. If you have something larger to pass along, list it in the Facebook event in advance so you have a "confirmed" taker. Any items remaining will be donated to Cradles to Crayons. Wondering how our Swaps work? You can join our Meetup group to view our FAQs. https://www.meetup.com/clothing-swaps/pages/22565874/FAQs%3A_How_do_swaps_work We're social! You are encouraged to bring your baby and partners are welcomed. Are you waiting for the arrival of your little one? Expectant parents are encouraged to join us. Lots of newborn outfits for you to take home. No worries if you do not have anything to donate this time. Fee: To cover group costs, we request a $5-$20 (sliding scale) fee per family. To encourage participation, we waive this fee for anyone donating a bag of clothing 18 months - 3T. Clothing and items will be organized by size/type - and are free for the taking. Where we meet: We will be alternating venues each month. This month we are at Temple Israel by Longwood/Brookline, next month we will be in Old West Church. PARKING DETAILS AND MBTA OPTIONS Longwood Avenue Parking Garage is across the street from the entrance to Temple Israel on Nessel Way. GPS to 101 Pilgrim Road, which is off Longwood Avenue between Riverway and Brookline Avenue. Parking fee on the weekend is $8 (credit cards only, no validation available). Exit garage onto Nessel Way (stairs or elevator) and walk across the street. The venue is accessible, strollers welcomed. There is no parking allowed on Nessel Way. It's a private street and requires a permit to park. Free parking may be available on Riverway a few blocks down towards BU/Wheelock. The closest MBTA stop is Longwood on the Green Line. To avoid the stairs, walk down Longwood. There are also a few bus stops by the intersection of Brookline & Longwood Avenues, with buses coming from Kenmore, Ruggles, Central Square. Bringing snacks for your kiddo? Or to share? Please, no nuts, peanuts or sesame seeds. This event was posted in Boston Babies & Toddlers Clothing Swaps Facebook group - www.babyclothingswaps.com. Join 6,700+ members!

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