Ice cream joint Cool Mess totally lives up to its name. Each table is outfitted with an ice cream maker — you sit and choose Blue Marble vanilla or chocolate as the base, three toppings like sprinkles, cookie dough, pou…
The folks from Long Island Swimming are bringing their program over the bridge as SwimCity, and they’ll teach your tykes how to swim right in your apartment building’s pool. For toddlers (12 months-3 years), lessons  ar…
This town isn’t exactly short on music classes, but only the Chord Club (207 E. 94th St., 5th Fl. (between Second and Third Aves.) has Billboard as its partner. Opening today, Chord Club operates in a super-sleek facili…
Manhattan mom Ashly Yashchin just launched Barley + Oats, a service that delivers meals designed to help support milk production, balance hormones, and fortify breast milk with essential nutrients. Yashchin, who trained…
Made by Brooklyn-based Greenpoint Brands, the eco plates ($12), bowls ($10), placemats ($17) and fork + spoon sets ($8) in the new My Natural Eco Feeding Collection are made from safe materials like silicon and plant-ba…
The geniuses behind Recess d.u.m.b.o. considered just about everything when planning the new indoor play space in Brooklyn. Designed for little ones ages 6 months to 6 years, Recess features a baby and toddler area outf…
Brooklyn's coolest baby class expands to Manhattan
Manhattan families are about to get a cool import from Brooklyn: Baby DJ School.The new UWS (CPW at 82nd St.) and UES (69th at Fifth Ave.) locations offer 45-minute classes led by Natalie Weiss, a trained musician and p…
A new play space pops up at CMOM
It was a big disappointment when Williamsburg’s rock-‘n-roll themed play space, Frolic!, closed. But, good news: it's been resurrected as a pop-up inside the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), where you'll find clim…
A drop-in play space opens on the UES
Local moms (and sisters) Liat Kletz and Tali Shustik totally get it: their new play space, The Playroom NYC, operates on a drop-in, no-membership-required basis. (Fist-pump.) Featuring a miniature city around which litt…
An inspiring new musical for tots
Sitting still is challenging for most littles. But at Can Do Duck: The Musical, they might just do it. The one-hour show is based on the kids’ motivational book series The Can Do Duck by Morton Sosland MD. His daughter …
Six Degrees of Mom streamlines logistics
Meeting new moms in the same boat just got a little easier with Six Degrees of Mom, a private online social platform that connects moms-in-common to schedule play groups. Geared toward moms with babies ages 0-4, the sit…
Developmental fun in a box
We don't know many New York families with full-on play rooms. So if a toy is going to take up space in your apartment, make sure it serves a purpose. Founded by local mom Stephanie Chan and her business partner … Contin…
Prenatal noshes from Mouth and HATCH
Food is no joke to a pregnant chick. A fact not lost on maternity label HATCH and Brooklyn-based artisanal food purveyor, Mouth. The two companies have teamed up to offer Hatch Cravings Collection At Mouth, a tempting c…
Minimón opens soon at the New Victory Theater
It can be tricky to bring a toddler to a live show, but Minimón at the New Victory Theater is a good one to try. The show’s storyline – about a bedroom that transforms into a magical playground – comes to … Continued
3 fun ways to celebrate spooky season with toddlers
Edible haunted houses. DIY costume-making. Theme-y crafts. Yes, Halloween in the City offers more to toddlers than trick-or-treat meltdowns. Taste Buds Kitchen (109 W. 27th St., 10th Fl., Chelsea) is hosting several hou…