City Dads Group founders, Lance Somerfeld and Matt Schneider, are both the primary caregivers in their families and often found themselves rather isolated in exercise/craft classes, mom groups, and even at the playground. So, they decided to create the NYC Dads Group that was only composed of a few fathers wanting to plan playdates and outings, but it quickly grew to more than 900 dads who were looking to bond over children and the drive to make a change in what fatherhood looks like today! And luckily, City Dads Group will be at the 2018 New York Baby Show on May 19 and 20 at Pier 94.
Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family; $20 per individual. Children are free.
We spoke with City Dads Group co-founder about what to expect at this year’s Baby Show!
What should expectant and new parents know about your brand?
City Dads Group is a diverse community of fathers who take an active role in their children’s lives. We create online and in-person connections to create supportive networks for fathers and their kids. We provide resources, social groups, and information for dads through our Meetup events, blog ,and podcast.
What’s new (in the past year) with your brand?
City Dads Group continues to expand into other markets across the country offering an important destination for fathers to connect in real life. City Dads Group now has chapters in 34 major metropolitan cities with over 11,000 members meeting up together.
What is your most popular service right now?
All City Dads Group chapters bring together a diverse community of fathers, with and without their children, for social interaction and support at multiple meetup events each month. These include:
- Outings to museums, parks, and playgrounds
- Dads’ Nights Out (movies, sporting events, bars)
- Educational workshops
- Special events (family picnics, trips to ball games, movie screenings)
In NYC, our New Dad Boot Camp offers expectant and new dads a frank discussion along with practical advice and hands-on training in essential parenting duties in a 3-hour session.
Why should Baby Show attendees stop by the Dads Lounge at the New York Baby Show in 2018?
The Dads Lounge will be an upscale, warm, and inviting destination for new and expecting dads of all stripes with comfortable couches, glider chairs, and lots of changing tables to change their little ones. The dads lounge will be staffed by a crew of City Dads Group members sharing their anecdotes and perspective on fatherhood as well as answering the tough questions.
Are you offering any special contests or discounts at your booth at the New York Baby Show in 2018?
The Dads Lounge sponsor, Plum Organics, will be serving “mocktails” from noon–3pm each day.
To learn more, visit citydadsgroup.com