Join igokids Sign in
  • About
  • Blog articles
  • Reviews and Tips

Julie 'julieg' G

Julie G
Send messageSend message

Member since:

August 2010


118 reviews and 1 tips



My favorite website:


My favorite children's book:

fancy nancy

My favorite children's movie:

charlie and the chocolate factory

My favorite kid friendly restaurant:


My favorite kid friendly place or activity:

disney world

My favorite Sesame Street character:

kermit the frog

193 articles - showing 1 through 10

Sort by: dateReverse sort

Weekend Family Events - January 9 and January 10  
So tell us truthfully, how many times have you written or said 2015 this week? Well there's nothing like a fun weekend to help you forget your mistakes from the past week. The Big Apple Circus is ending its run at Lincoln Center with shows all weekend long. All aboard with the Thomas & Friends show at the New York Botanical Garden also taking place all weekend long. The Pop Ups will be performing at Symphony Space on Saturday. Galli Theater is performing Snow White on Saturday and Sunday and Puppetworks is performing Goldilocks and the Three Bears also on Saturday and Sunday. Circus fun, trains, puppets and performances - looks like 2016 is off to a great start. Here are this weekend's picks.
Read more
Weekend Family Events - January 2 and January 3  
Last licks! Squeeze the last bits of the holidays out before eating cake and candy is no longer acceptable as a proper meal. The New York Botanical Garden train show will be leaving the station soon, be sure to pay a visit before it goes. Gingerbread Lane at the New York Hall of Science will be disassembled and given away next weekend. Go take a peek this weekend to see it in all its glory. The Nutcracker ends its run this weekend and Christmas Village in NYC ends next weekend. Happy New Year to all, welcome to a fun 2016 ahead. Here are this weekend's picks.
Read more
Weekend Family Events - December 26 and December 27  
Hope everyone has a happy, healthy and merry Christmas! Continue the holiday fun and enjoy the weekend with shows galore. Some of these shows will be ending their holiday run so catch them before they go. The Nutcracker ballet is taking place at Symphony Space on Sunday. The high energy show Pedal Punk is happening at the New Victory Theater on Saturday and Sunday and Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas is also happening on Saturday and Sunday on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. Celebrate Kwanzaa at the Brooklyn Children's Museum on Saturday and the American Museum of Natural History on Sunday. Puppets, opera, trains and clay creatures round out fun events this weekend! Here are this weekend's picks
Read more
Weekend Family Events - December 19 and December 20  
Get ready the big guy is coming! No not Darth Vader, Santa! He's making stops all around NYC this weekend. You can eat breakfast with Santa at Lehman College on Saturday in the Bronx, then you can catch him in the East Meets West Christmas Parade in Chinatown and Little Italy, then head uptown to the Apollo Theater to hear caroling and take pictures with the man himself. You can also watch him on screen at the classic movie screening of Miracle on 34th Street this Sunday at the United Palace Theater. Good thing he's got a sleigh to travel all over town this weekend. He's making a lot of stops! For those of you braving the theaters to see Star Wars - May the force be with you! Here are this weekend's picks.
Read more
Weekend Family Events - December 12 and December 13  
To get you ready for the approaching Star Wars movie premiere, the Central Library in Brooklyn has two free separate Stars Wars events on Saturday. And Star Wars Power of Costume The Exhibition is happening all weekend long at Discovery Times Square. If you're looking for another classic bunch of famous characters you can hang with, you have the Peanuts gang! There will be performances of a Charlie Brown Christmas Live at Redwood Studios in Brooklyn on Saturday and Sunday. There are also plenty of holiday events all weekend long including gift making at Wave Hill, and the Annual Taste of Christmas Cookie Walk in the East Village. Unsilent Night happens on Saturday in Washington Square Park and a Merry Tuba Christmas happens on Sunday in Rockefeller Center.  Here are this weekend's picks.
Read more
Weekend Family Events - December 5 and December 6  
It's official! Holiday season is in full swing. Get in the spirit with shows, festivals, tree lightings and kick off the first night of Hanukkah this Sunday as well. The New York Theatre Ballet is performing a free Nutcracker Ballet performance at Brookfield Place this Saturday. The 92nd Street Y and The Jewish Museum have Hanukkah festivals both taking place on Sunday. And also taking place on Sunday is St Nicholas Day at the VanderEnde-Onderdonk House in Queens and the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum in Brooklyn. Don't forget to watch a Santa rescue at the New York Fire Museum on Sunday as well. Ho! Ho! Ho! and Happy Hanukkah to those who celebrate. Here are this weekend's picks.
Read more
Weekend Family Events - Thanksgiving Weekend  
Good food to eat, photos to be taken, memories to be made. This weekend is all about friends, families, sharing old traditions, making new ones and of course, giving thanks. Thanks for elastic waistbands! Before the inevitable food coma sets in, you can start your Thanksgiving Holiday weekend with a family bike ride through Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Then sit back and watch the one and only Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. The Big Apple Circus also has a show on Thursday afternoon as well as shows all weekend long. Santa is in town for pictures and gift requests at Macy's and at Elfprov a musical interactive comedy show at the Broadway Comedy Club. There are tons of shows, shopping and special holiday programming this weekend. Enjoy the holiday! Here are this weekend's picks.
Read more
Weekend Family Events - November 21 and 22  
This weekend you can sit back, relax and take in some great movies, shows and performances. Brookfield Place invites families Saturday morning to watch Mil's Trills and Mario the Magician wow everyone with their upbeat, friendly and super fun performances. 80's kids rejoice! The Museum of the Moving Image is screening the classic holiday tale Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas on Saturday. And BAM Rose Cinemas is screening The Wizard of Oz on Sunday. If you'd rather get up and get moving Bari Koral is hosting a yoga and music experience at YogaPalooza Live this Saturday. And on Sunday you can help "strike out" pediatric cancer at the annual PCF Bowlathon at Bowlmor Chelsea Piers. Here are this weekend's picks.
Read more
Weekend Family Events - November 14 and November 15  
The early bird catches the worm! Get started on your holiday fun and beat the crowds this weekend. We've rounded up a bunch of holiday season-centric events that will make the whole family happy. It's Brookfield Place's opening weekend at the skating rink. The Holiday Train Show at Grand Central is back and choo chooing into the station for all to see. The New York Hall of Science is hosting Gingerbread Lane and a special kids workshop on Sunday where kids can build their own gingerbread house. Have Star Wars fever? Go check out costumes from the franchise at the Discovery Times Square. Happy Diwali to those who celebrate. Here are this weekend's picks. Read more
Weekend Family Events - November 7 and November 8  
Smash your pumpkins and get ready for the upcoming holiday and winter season. Start getting festive with Diwali events. Diwali is the Hindu celebration Festival of Lights. The Asia Society is hosting a Diwali family day on Saturday. The Rubin Museum of Art is hosting a family day on Sunday. Head to pumpkin smashing events all over the 5 boroughs to smash and compost your pumpkins, enjoy refreshments and prizes. Get ready for winter by choosing a new winter sport to take part in. Lakeside in Prospect Park is hosting a "try for free" day with ice skating, hockey clinics and more. Concerts, workshops and shows round out this weekend's events. Here are this weekend's picks. Read more
Next Previous

118 reviews and 1 tip - showing 1 through 10

Sort by: dateReverse sort | rating | name

Westside Skate and Stick

174-76 5th Ave (5th Floor) (Btwn W 22nd St & W 23rd St)

New York, NY 10010

(212) 228-8400

Neighborhood: Flatiron / Union Square

5 star rating
February 10, 2014
Friendly nice staff and blades galore await you in this hidden gem of a store. The sales help are very knowledgeable and informative. They fitted my daughter for ice skates, sharpened them and we got covers for the blades there as well. They have a nice selection of skating outfits and tights. The store also carries a ton of hockey gear, sticks, and of course ice skates.

Park Avenue Smile for Kids

120 E 62nd St (Btwn Park Ave & Lexington Ave)

New York, NY 10065

(212) 759-3666

Neighborhood: Upper East Side

5 star rating
January 31, 2014
We took our daughter for her first visit to the dentist and it could not have been a better experience. The entire place was warm and welcoming for children and adults alike. The staff was so helpful and kind. The dentist was superb. She explained everything that was happening to my daughter and was gentle and kind. My daughter got to a pick a small prize from a box at the end and got a "goodie bag" with a toothbrush & toothpaste. We loved this dentist and everyone who works there!

5 Napkin Burger

150 E 14th St (Btwn 3rd Ave & 4th Ave)

New York, NY 10003

(212) 228-5500

Neighborhood: Central Village / Noho

5 star rating
January 17, 2014
Such a great family restaurant. Delicious food. Great kids menu with a lot of choices. Crayons are also provided with the kids menu game & drawing fun. Highchairs are available. There is a FULL changing table in the bathroom, not just a pull down one on the wall. And the restaurant is very spacious. And again, really delicious food with very nice service.


303 Madison Ave (Btwn E 41st St & E 42nd St)

New York, NY 10017

(212) 878-6301

Neighborhood: Midtown East / Murray Hill

5 star rating
January 14, 2014
This is a great restaurant. They were so lovely to our daughter. They had a great kids coloring/activity book to keep our daughter busy. It is a big restaurant that is spacious. Oh, and the food is delicious! I don't know if they have a highchair or a changing table in the bathroom as we don't need either of those anymore.


210 W 10th St (Btwn Bleecker St & W 4th St)

New York, NY 10014

(212) 741-7971

Neighborhood: West Village

5 star rating
October 10, 2013
This restaurant is literally right on the corner by the Children Museum of the Arts. So it's a near perfect combo day/activity musuem & food. They have fantastic coloring place mats to keep the kids occupied. There's a nice kids menu w/ standards like grilled cheese, chicken fingers, mac n cheese and a few other options. On the adults menu there is a burger as well if needed. There's lots of friendly people throughout the restaurant. A super large bathroom w/ a changing area. I'm unsure if there are highchairs bc we dont use one anymore. Nice food for the adults and a nice atmosphere.

Kids at Art

1412 2nd Ave (Btwn E 73rd St & E 74th St)

New York, NY 10021

(212) 410-9780

Neighborhood: Upper East Side

5 star rating
September 11, 2013
My daughter attended a summer 2 week art camp session here and absolutely LOVED it! The art projects that she came home with were so interesting and fun. The smiles she came home with were so large and fun as well! They used a multitude of art mediums such as sculpture, sketching, painting, paper mache, even a decorated umbrella and much more! The space is large and clean and it is a special, fun place to learn all about art and make new friends. My daughter especially loved when they hung her picture in their window for all to see. They are very good about helping to represent the children's work and that adds another layer of being special. We will definitely be taking more art classes there.

The Porterhouse at the Fraunces Tavern

54 Pearl St (At Broad St)

New York, NY 10004

(212) 968-1776

Neighborhood: Financial District / Battery Park

5 star rating
August 6, 2013
Have to give this place 5 pinwheels no matter what simply because of the rich history! It has been around since 1762! We ate in the "bar" part of the restaurant which I liked much better. Very relaxed, nice music and great beer list and I don't even drink beer! However I had a strawberry beer and it was delicious. Perfect for this hot summer day we went. My daughter got a kids menu to color in and it had some good options for her for lunch. Standard kids choices, sliders, mac n cheese, fish n chips or grilled chicken. The service was nice and friendly and the bathrooms were very large. I dont recall a changing table but there were a bunch of stalls and it was very large in there. I am unsure about highchairs as well because we don't use one anymore. This place is perfect while exploring the Wall Street area and Battery Park.

The Craft Studio

1657 3rd Ave (Btwn E 92nd St & E 93rd St)

New York, NY 10128

(212) 831-6626

Neighborhood: Upper East Side

5 star rating
August 5, 2013
The Craft Studio has the most amazing birthday parties. The staff is so lovely and upbeat. They make the kids feel very special and they are very engaging. The space is quite large so the kids have plenty of space to let their creativity out. One birthday party had kids decorate a terracotta plant holder and their favor was their painted planter and a beautiful plant to take home. Another party the kids all made jewelry boxes. After the craft time the kids usually have a mini dance party. It's a wonderful space with caring and attentive staff. Highly recommend!

Go Burger

1448 2nd Ave (Btwn E 75th St & E 76th St)

New York, NY 10021

(212) 988-9822

Neighborhood: Upper East Side

5 star rating
June 19, 2013
This is a great UES place for kids and the adults who bring them. The burgers are delicious and there are a multitude of great toppings / combinations, delicious sides and ridiculous shakes! The kids menu is pretty large with a bunch of offerings and they give out a fantastic kids coloring book. It's a mini book! Pretty exciting for my 4yo. The bathrooms are clean and large but I don't recall seeing a changing table? They're might be one I just don't remember seeing it. In any case, it's well priced & quite delicious.

Children's Museum of the Arts

103 Charlton St (Btwn Hudson St & Greenwich St)

New York, NY 10013

(212) 274-0986

Neighborhood: Soho / Little Italy

February 27, 2013
Jacques Torres is downstairs one block away from the musuem for some kid friendly choc. and sweet treats