Much like hosting a birthday party, preparing for motherhood requires rearranging the furniture, hanging up new decorations, and baking a cake that says, “Congratulations on entering the world, boy or girl.” Prepare sensibly with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get one ticket to the New Mamas Expo on Sunday, May 22 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Forest Hills Jewish Center (a $15 value). Children and toddlers are welcome and get free admission.
Sponsored by the online guide Queens Mamas, the inaugural New Mamas Expo furnishes families with seminars and product demos for every stage of raising youngins. Attendees can amass breastfeeding tips from an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and participate in seminars on baby-care basics or how to hire a doula for emotional and tactical support. Ample product and clothing demos—from stroller vendors such as iCandy to modish moppet suppliers such as Baby Chic NY—illuminate functional and stylish options for baby supplies. Local children’s hub Moon Soup will provide entertainment for older siblings while parents sample nursery and layette plans for one’s apartment, condo, or underwater igloo-castle.
Attendees are eligible to receive free giveaways from a host of baby-beloved vendors, such as Graco and Baby Bjorn, as well as complimentary gift bags chock-full of toddler-related trappings and discounts (valued at $120). A portion of all ticket proceeds goes to Baby Buggy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supplying needy families with essential equipment such as strollers and clothing.
106-06 Queens Blvd.
Forest Hills, New York 11375Get Directions