• Fun Family Play Dates at The JCC in Manhattan

    Coo & Crawl play dates offers parents and babies a chance to socialize and get advice about the early stages of parenting.

    By Sothea Shreck

    Photo by Jennifer Pack

    The Jewish Community Center, better known as The JCC in Manhattan, has long been a favorite gathering place for special events and occasions. But this community also offers a ton of regular programming and services for families, including Coo & Crawl, a parent and baby playspace at their Upper West Side location.

    At Coo & Crawl, parents can bring their newborns for first-time play date experiences with other newborns, all the while discussing parenting topics such as sleeping, nursing, co-parenting, and maintaining an active lifestyle with other parents and parenting experts. The play dates are led by certified lactation consultant Sara Newman, a mother of two herself, who is an experienced parent support group leader in helping parents through the early stages of parenthood.

    Coo & Crawl is recommended for babies 0-12 months and their parents. Play dates are offered every Monday from 11 am until 12 pm starting March 4 through June 3.

    $15, 646-505-5708, 334 Amsterdam Avenue, jccmanhattan.org