AWNY Mums & Bubs February Update: SNOW!!

Written by Katherine Bruce

As I write this update, New York is bracing itself for what Mayor De Blasio says could be the “worst snowstorm ever”! And in February, the weather people are predicting temps of -30F…

When you do venture outside your apartment again, here are some great ideas for entertaining your kids from my friend Amanda:

Natural History Museum
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)
Check out your local library for events including story time and music
Children’s Art Museum (Soho) – Wee Arts drop in class (
Ice Skating Central Park
Fao Schwartz
Kid friendly restaurants like Ditch Plains/ Sugar and Plumm
Ballet family series Lincoln Center
And from TimeOut

Catch-up Dinner: 4 February, 7.30pm

Join us for dinner at Serafina, East 79th Street, cnr Madison Avenue on 4 February at 7.30pm! We usually have 20-25 Mums at these dinners, so it’s a great opportunity to make new friends and hear how other Mums are getting the most out of their time in NYC.

If you’d like to attend, please RSVP to or go to our AWNY Mums & Bubs Facebook page to register.

Time Out for Mum!

After being at home all week with the kids, most weekends I need some “me” time to unwind and discover the New York that isn’t accessible, or friendly towards strollers and little ones. Yesterday I went downtown to the Lower East Side to check out the Tenement Museum on Orchard Street (via Eataly for a take-out hot chocolate!). I took the “Hard Times” tour and would highly recommend it. The tour takes you through two apartments and the lives of the original families that lived in them. They have 4-5 tours to choose from and a book shop that has some fantastic books for kids and adults with a New York theme – great source of gifts for family back home!

Author: Australian Women in New York

Australian Women in New York (AWNY) sources stories and guides that will help make you win the Big Apple. We also love to profile fabulous Aussie and Kiwi women.

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