The Keynote Talk, with the BabyGuy, Jamie Grayson, and the other special seminars are open to anyone who attends the New York Baby Show. We recommend that you take a minute now to note the time of the panels you are interested in, and of course try to arrive about 10 minutes before the scheduled start of a panel. (To learn more about all of our programming participants, scroll down to the bottom of this page!)
Keynote Speaker: Jamie Grayson, The BabyGuy
Jamie Grayson—known as the BabyGuy—is a nationally beloved expert in baby products and is the founder of the the BabyGuy Gear Guide. He is also a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and the co-founder of the #babyguybox, a monthly box curated for parents and babies.
Presenting Sponsor: Canon USA
Canon USA is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions, including cameras, camcorders, lenses, flashes, printers, and more.
Charitable Partner: Cookies For Kids’ Cancer
Cookies For Kids’ Cancer raises funds for pediatric cancer research by supporting grassroots bake sales and other fundraising events.
Charitable Partner: The GOOD+ Foundation
Formerly known as Baby Buggy, the GOOD+ Foundation provides essential clothing, gear, and services to families in need. The idea behind their new name is that they put the focus on delivering goods plus services and education that create real change for families.
Megan Colarossi: Panelist on “The Meredith Vieira Show,” co-host of “Parental Guidance” with Willie Geist on TODAY.com, and mother-of-two.
Nancy Redd, New York Baby Show Parent Ambassador: New York Times bestselling author and mother-of-two Nancy Redd is reimagining the way women see pregnancy in her third non-fiction book out in 2017. Nancy is a sought after thought leader who champions body acceptance for women of all shapes, sizes, and life stages. Until January 2016, Nancy was the “mom” talk show host at the HuffPost Live for over three years.
Bobbie Thomas: Style editor of the “TODAY” show, professional girlfriend, author of The Power of Style: Everything You Need to Know Before You Get Dressed Tomorrow, and mother.
Alicia Ybarbo and Mary Ann Zoellner: Both are Emmy-winning “TODAY” show producers, co-authors of Today’s Moms: Essentials For Surviving Baby’s First Year and the best-selling Sh*tty Mom books, and mothers-of-two.
FEATURED SEMINAR SPEAKERS
Shari Criso: Founder of My Baby Experts, national spokesperson for Evenflo Feeding, Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse Midwife, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, parenting educator, and mother-of-two.
Terri Decker: Educational Advisor at Smart City Kids Inc., an educational consulting firm that helps families in New York City identify public and private school options for their children.
Natalie Diaz: Founder of Twiniversity, the world’s leading support network for multiple birth families, author of What To Do When You’re Having Two: The Twins Survival Guide from Pregnancy through the First Year, and mother-of-twins.
Debra Flashenberg: Founder and Director of the Prenatal Yoga Center, certified labor support doula, Lamaze Childbirth Educator, certified prenatal yoga instructor, and mother-of-two.
Rory Halperin: Editor-in-chief at Mommy Nearest, a mobile resource guide for city parents.
Dana Obleman: Creator of the Sleep Sense Program, parenting and sleep consultant, author, and mother-of-three.
Molly Petersen: Director of Healthcare Marketing at Lansinoh and Certified Lactation Counselor.
Matt Schneider and Lance Somerfeld: Both are fathers and co-founders of NYC Dads Group (now part of the national City Dads Group organization), a diverse support network for local fathers that hosts educational events for dads and their children as well as dads-only gatherings, and boot camps for expecting fathers.
Jada Shapiro: Founder of Birth Day Presence (a trusted local Childbirth Education Center, Doula Matching Service and on-demand Lactation Service), DONA-trained birth and postpartum doula, Lamaze and Birthing From Within childbirth educator, Certified Lactation Counselor, birth photographer, and mother.
Renee Sullivan: Parent, lifestyle coach, and founder of The Moms Groups. She facilitates engaging conversations in 23 locations every week for pregnant women, new moms, stay at home, and working moms. The Moms Groups specializes in professionally led chats connecting moms to each other and delivering the best resources for staying sane in the insane world of parenting.
Sally Tannen: Director of the 92Y Parenting Center, a welcoming and nurturing space that helps guide families every step of the way, from pregnancy onward.
Latham Thomas: Founder of Mama Glow, maternity lifestyle maven, wellness and birth coach, yoga teacher, author of Mama Glow: A Hip Guide to Your Fabulous Abundant Pregnancy, and mother.
Sarah Tilton: Child Passenger Safety Advocacy Manager for Britax Child Safety, Inc., an active CPS Technician and Instructor, and member and the current Vice-Chair of the National Child Passenger Safety Board representing the At Large population. She also serves on the new product development, technical writing, and marketing teams at Britax.
Tanya Wills: Owner of Manhattan Birth, nationally Certified Nurse-Midwife, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and childbirth educator and consultant for Choices in Childbirth (a non-profit organization dedicated to demystifying pregnancy and ensuring all women have access to safe, healthy, and respectful maternity care).
TRIAL CLASSES & MINI-CONCERTS
Eastside Westside Music Together: Eastside Westside Music Together is a family-centered music and movement program for children birth through 7 years and the adults who love them, thriving in New York City since 1993. They offer mixed-age classes, baby classes, and classes for preschool and Kindergarten-age children with developmentally appropriate activities and an emphasis on parental participation. Music Together is the gold standard in music education and young children—a leader in the field and respected by educators and families around the world. To learn more, visit eswsmusictogether.com!
FIAF/ French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF): FIAF creates and offers New Yorkers innovative and unique programs in education and the arts that explore the evolving diversity and richness of French cultures. FIAF seeks to generate new ideas and promote cross cultural dialogue through partnerships and new platforms of expression, offering French language learning, cultural events, and a preschool program. Over 6,000 students learn French at their Language Center, New York’s leading center for French language. To learn more, visit fiaf.org!
New York Kids Club: The New York Kids Club is New York’s premier children’s enrichment center, renowned for creative and innovative kids’ classes, day camps, birthday celebrations and special events. Their unique curricula provide children the opportunity to build confidence and express their individuality through participation in physically challenging, artistically enriching and intellectually stimulating programs. Additionally, their affiliated programs at New York Preschool are a leading preschool choice for the years leading up to kindergarten. To learn more, visit nykidsclub.com!
NORY Jazz Trio: Introduce your little musicians to jazz in the best way possible, with a concert just for them (and parents too of course!) At this concert, your kids are encouraged to get on their feet, dance, and “feel the music” as they enjoy both classic jazz and familiar songs. Find out what sounds the saxophone, double bass, and drums can make individually and all together. Then set out on a musical adventure filled with animals and amazing sounds. Interact with the band, as the musicians make different animals come alive through music. Hint: The bass plays a mean cow.
Preschool of Rock: Preschool of Rock is redefining music education for the young child by inspiring creativity, confidence, and freedom through caring role models, innovative curriculum, culturally diverse instruments and hip music. Preschool of Rock offers music classes, shows and enrichments that are a ‘roof raising’, music based, educational experience for families and schools. Their use of live, original music, culturally diverse instruments, dramatic play, props, movement and storytelling enlighten and entertain. Their students are encouraged to participate at any level at any pace. Children learn the basic “how-tos” And “whys?” pertaining to music. They encourage investigation, discovery, and creativity. To learn more, visit preschoolofrock.com!
songs for seeds by apple seeds: songs for seeds is a rockin’ program that is brought to you by apple seeds. This weekly, 45 minute, interactive class encourages children, newborn to age 6, to sing, dance and play along with a live, three-piece band. Kids rock out with children’s instruments, as well as real drums, guitars, keyboards and instruments from around the world. Teacher/musicians take students on a musical journey each week through a series of seven engaging activities. Kids experience music and language from cultures around the globe, help create magnetic art murals during a sing-along of well-known nursery rhymes, and more. To learn more, visit songsforseeds.com!
Tambourine Kids: Tambourine Kids is the children’s music collective created by the Grammy-Award-winning Tim Kubart of the “Sunny Side Up Show” on Sprout. Tim has a decade of experience in the world of music-based playgroups, preschool classes, and birthday parties, and a prominent place in the “kindie rock” industry. Tim heads parties and playgroups himself as his schedule allows, and handpicks and trains emerging NYC musicians to round out the team of teachers and entertainers. With a playlist of classic and modern pop songs, traditional kids’ music, and original pieces by Tim, playgroups and parties are a bonding experience for caregivers and their kids, inspiring and nurturing love for live music and creative play. To learn more, visit timkubart.com/tambourinekids!
Each trial class and mini-concert lasts approximately 45 minutes–however, you are welcome to drop by any of them at any time throughout their duration.