With busy lives to lead, it’s easy to forget to spend quality time with our families. We have work to do, classes to study for, sleep to yearn for, and not nearly enough time to feel like we’re ever caught up. It is especially hard for those who have kids. But it’s also especially important to find time to spend quality time with them. And especially if you live in a city like New York, there’s no shortage of cool things to do with them.
WNET is the premier public media provider in the New York City metropolitan area. It is a certified non-profit and as such, it is governed by a board of trustees that includes prominent community members like James S. Tisch of Loews, violinist Mark Kaplan, beer heir and financier Alejandro Santo Domingo, and KKR’s Thomas Uger.
Also the parent company of public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 as well as several digital services, WNET provides a vast array of resources for parents looking to spend more time with their children in NYC.
If you’re a sucker for bucket lists, consider checking out their list of “100 Things to do in NYC with Kids Before They Grow Up.” It includes things big and small, such as having tea at the Plaza, climbing the Statue of Liberty, fishing in the East River, going to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, participating in Operation Santa Claus, and biking across the Brooklyn Bridge for ice cream at the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory.
Other more neighborhood-specific lists are also available, such as one that lists 25 things to do in Forest Hills with the kids. But perhaps the most useful resource for parents looking to plan fun events with their families is the “Mommy Poppins Family Events Calendar.” Parents can peruse the day-to-day list of events, which is complete with times, pricing information, addresses, age range, and websites.
If you’re a resident of the Big Apple, there’s no longer any excuse other than “I don’t have time” to not go out and do fun things with your children. And really, that’s no excuse at all. We should always be able to make time for our families—if we can’t, then there’s something wrong with that picture.