Forget gathering, moms are all about the hunt. At any given moment you’re on the prowl for a date-night sitter, guitar teacher, or new cleaning lady.
Make the search a little easier with Blueleo’s new classifieds for New York City parents.
Unlike Craigslist, all of the users have to register with the website (which as a parent we found very comforting). Plus, the citywide selection lets you cast your net wider than just your neighborhood moms group — if you’re looking for a gently used double stroller, you don’t care if it spent time on the UWS or the LES.
Sections range from nannies to kids’ furniture to free trial classes; customize your profile to display only the categories that interest you most.
You can also use Blueleo to unload the stuff your kids have outgrown, when what you’re really hunting for is a little extra closet space.
Available online at blueleo.com; registration is free.
Second Acts: Successful Career Transition Strategies for Moms
What: Advice from career coaches on getting back to work or transitioning to a more family-friendly career.
Why: Time to bring home the bacon.
When: Wed., 10:30 a.m.
Where: 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St., b/t Canal & Vestry Sts. (212-601-1000). Tickets online at 92y.org. Adults, $25.
Family Films: Extraordinary Animals
What: A free screening of three rare children’s shorts about cool creatures — one by Pixar, one imported from Italy, and one (an adaptation of a classic kids’ book) from the ’70s.
Why: A trip to the museum, no nagging required.
When: Sat., noon.
Where: MoMA, 11 W. 53rd St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Aves. (212-708-9805). Tickets at the information desk.
What: Classic carnival rides, games, and food, plus hayrides and a magic show in the barn.
Why: A little country in the city.
When: Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., b/t 72nd & Elkmont Aves., Floral Park (718-347-3276). Adults and children, $10 (includes all rides).
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