Now that I’m going to be a new dad soon, I pay close attention to children events, especially ones that have discounts!
Whereas 20th-century children were easily kept occupied with discussions on the Young-Helmholtz theory on trichromatic color vision, modern moppets require a more substantive entertainment. Keep kids engaged with ease with today’s Groupon to the “Friday Fun for Everyone” event or the “Pajama Party” event from the New York Kids Club. This Groupon is valid for redemption at all six of its locations. Choose from three options:
- For $20, you get admission for one child to a Friday Fun for Everyone or Pajama Party event (a $40 value).
- For $30, you get admission for two children to a Friday Fun for Everyone or Pajama Party event (a $60 value).
- For $40, you get admission for three children to a Friday Fun for Everyone or Pajama Party event (an $80 value).
The New York Kids Club provides Big Apple families with enriching entertainment for both the young and the young-at-heart. On Friday night, the club holds its week-wrapping-up events—Friday Fun for Everyone or Pajama Party:
- The Friday Fun for Everyone event, held every other Friday from 3:30–5:30 p.m., rings in the weekend with supervised playtime for kids on the club’s state-of-the-art gym and play space. While kids’ teeth explore circumferential mathematics with a pizza dinner, parents can socialize and share mining tips over beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres.
- The Pajama Party, held every other Friday from 6–8 p.m., invites juniors to throw on jammies and enjoy a themed night of gym play, art, storytelling, games, dinner, and more, giving parents a chance to go out on the town and share an evening together. Upcoming themes for the Pajama Party include “Animal Planet,” “Carnival in Brazil,” and “Under the Sea.” Regardless of theme, all Pajama Parties end with a disco dance party, just as any good gathering, be it social or funereal in nature, should.
Friday Fun for Everyone is for children ages six months to six years, and the Pajama Party is geared toward kids 2.5 to 12 years old. Let the New York Kids Club’s skilled instructors and supervisors bear the burden of keeping kids entertained, engaged, and full, all while you and your partner collectively breathe a sigh of relief over wine or Whoppers.
If a Groupon for multiple children is purchased, it must be used for the same event.
Up All Night
For a kid, staying up all night is the holy grail of adolescent rebellion and is usually first attempted with the group support of a sleepover. Here’s a timetable of what to expect during your first attempted all-nighter:
10:00 p.m.: Pregame. Dr. Pepper is consumed. DVDs and pre-packaged animal-themed pastries are stacked in order of urgency.
2:00 a.m.: Crash. Infomercials stop being hilarious and become genuinely captivating. Dr. Pepper is mainlined directly into pupils via eye dropper.
4:00 a.m.: The first, creeping periwinkle of dawn’s fingernails activates the giddiness centers of the brain. Inside jokes and lifelong friendships form with a nuclear intensity that immediately begins to wither like time-lapsed footage of the life cycle of a dandelion.
12:00 p.m.: Wake up all at once to bright daylight and the sound of hurried footsteps carelessly crunching on Doritos shrapnel inches from your head. Sometime during the night your friend’s parent has placed a Jurassic Parkblanket over you, and the paternal intimacy of this gesture from a stranger leaves you feeling vulnerable and confused. You feign illness and excuse yourself before the Super Soaker fight, walking home in your pajama shirt and jeans. One day, years from now, you will try to tell yourself there is no correct way to be a child.