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Classes and Support Groups for NYC Parents in April

Classes and Support Groups for NYC Parents in April

We've rounded up the best parent support groups, workshops, and information sessions for moms and dads in Manhattan in April, including locations in the West Village, Chelsea, and on the Upper East and West sides.

new parent get-togethers

New Parent Get-Togethers
WHEN: Wednesdays, 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., Upper East Side
AGES: Newborn to 6 months, with adult
WHAT: Discussion group for new parents, led by child psychologists and pediatricians.
WANT TO GO? $10 per session; drop-in. 212-415-5500.

Caring for Your Newborn Baby
WHEN: April 12, 3-5:30pm
WHERE: Prenatal Yoga Center, 251 W. 72nd St., 2F, Upper West Side
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Andrea Syms-Brown helps pre- and post-natal parents to find the humor and joy in care routines for their new baby.
WANT TO GO? $50. 212-362-2985.

Independent School Kindergarten Fair
WHEN: April 13, 4:30-6:30pm
WHERE: Grace Church School, 86 Fourth Ave., West Village
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Learn about kindergarten programs at independent schools at this fair organized by the Parents League of New York.
WANT TO GO? FREE. 212-737-7385.

Career-Planning Strategies for Your Parenting Years
WHEN: April 14, 8pm
WHERE: 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., Upper East Side
AGES: Adult
WHAT: An evening event that discusses the myriad of career challenges women face during their parenting years.
WANT TO GO? $35. 212-415-5500.

Breast-Feeding Support Circle
WHEN: April 14 and 28, 2:30-4pm
WHERE: Prenatal Yoga Center, 251 W. 72nd St., 2F, Upper West Side
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Meet other new moms and unravel the mysteries of breast-feeding and mothering in modern times.
WANT TO GO? $25 drop-in. 212-362-2985.

12th Annual Young Child Expo & Conference
WHEN: April 22-24, 8am-4pm
WHERE: Wyndham New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Ave., Midtown
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Provides early-childhood professionals and parents the latest information about early-childhood development, services, resources, and products to help all children reach their full potential (including special needs). NYMetroParents is a proud media sponsor for this event.
WANT TO GO? $125-$400. 212-781-9700.

TADA! Open House
WHEN: April 26, 10am-12:15pm
WHERE: TADA! Youth Theater, 15 W. 28th St., Chelsea
AGES: 3 and older, with adult
WHAT: Find out more about TADA! at this open house. Perfect if your kids are wannabe performers.
WANT TO GO? FREE. 212-252-1619.

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