Meeting other local moms can offer many benefits – friendship, play groups, and more. These moms will get it when your little one loves the Mac and Cheese at the local diner, but can’t stand the one at the local chain place. Sometimes finding these moms can prove challenging. The list below highlights some of the many groups available throughout Long Island. Let us know if we missed one!
Cosmopolitan Moms in Suburbia
Ex-Manhattanites who have relocated to Long Island will enjoy this fun group. Cosmopolitan Moms in Suburbia says their group is for moms who still go into the city, take kids out to lunch and other outings, wear shoes that are not sneakers when out, get dressed for dinner, go to cute venues, have a moms night out once per month, have couples night out with other couples, go out with the husband for date night, look stylish no matter when and where, and travels.
Where: Syosset, NY and surrounding areas
Contact Info: http://www.meetup.com/COSMOPOLITAN-MOMS-in-SUBURBIA/
Juggling Working Moms
Open to working moms who have children born 2006 and later. Events generally take place on weekends or after work. The group strives to be a support system to develop friendships and to express questions, ideas, venting, and honest reviews/recommendations.
Where: Syosset, NY and surrounding areas in both Nassau and Suffolk counties
Most local libraries offer an array of free programs for children and parents. The programs can run from one day to several weeks. Some libraries such as Huntington Library offer New Mom classes to mingle with other moms with children 12 months and younger.
Where: Check local library websites for a listing of programs and contact information.
Marvelous Moms & Munchkins of the Twin Forks
Marvelous Moms and Munchkins of the Twin Forks reaches out to moms living on the east end of Long Island. All moms are welcome, whether SAHM, WAHM, single moms, home school mamas, full or part time working moms.
Where: Manorville, NY and other Twin Forks area towns
Contact Info: http://www.meetup.com/Marvelous-Moms-Twin-Forks/
Midshore Mothers’ Center
The Midshore Mothers’ Center (MMC) is part of the National Association of Mothers’ Centers. The organization is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian community program that offers playgroups, parent education and support, mom & child activities, and family functions. The Center provides a forum for mothers to meet and talk as well as develop friendships in a comfortable setting.
Where: 610 Carmans Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Contact Info: (516) 694-MOMS (6667)
Mingling Moms sets up luncheons for mothers of children ages 0-12 months. The luncheons provide an excellent way to meet other moms. Some of the luncheons feature guest speakers who provide moms with valuable parenting information. Mingling Moms holds all events at the PapaRazzi Italian restaurant.
Where: PapaRazzi, 1500 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, NY 11590, Mingling Moms
Contact Info: (917) 733-7705
Modern Jewish Moms of Suffolk
Open to Jewish moms looking to meet other moms who live in Suffolk County. The organization is not a religious type, so Conservative, Reform, or non-Jewish married to a Jewish spouse can attend.
Where: Kings Park, NY and other towns in Suffolk County
Mom Matters looks to support moms by providing a space for them to come together for advice and support on topics like pregnancy, health, self-esteem, body image, sexuality, and overall life after birth of a child. The group also welcomes mommies-to-be. Mom Matters incorporates holistic practices into its events such as yoga, breathing, journaling, and meditation.
Where: West Babylon, NY and surrounding areas
Moms Club of Long Island
The Moms Club offers playdates, support, friendship, and Moms Night Out. The goal is to have moms build relationships with others and to foster friendships between their children.
Where: Northport, NY and surrounding areas
Motherhood Later Than Sooner
Open to new or experienced moms 35+ years old. Motherhood Later Than Sooner informs, empowers, and connects those parenting later in life. The organization originated as a local support group in Long Island and has since spread internationally. The group is open not just to moms, but also dads, caretakers, and aspiring later moms.
Where: Great Neck, NY and surrounding areas
New Moms in Suburbia
New Moms in Suburbia is a playgroup for mom of infants and toddlers in Nassau and Suffolk counties. The group also arranges a Mom’s Night Out once a month. Events take place during both weekdays and weekends and are open to working moms as well.
Where: Melville, NY and surrounding areas in Nassau and Suffolk counties
Stroller Strides, a national organization with local chapters in Long Island, provides moms with a total fitness program they can do with their babies or toddlers. Just bring a sturdy stroller, sneakers, and a mat or towel for floor work. During the warmer months the workouts take place outdoors at parks. In the winter the classes move indoors at local community venues. Taught by nationally certified instructors, any level of exerciser can participate. In addition to fitness classes, Stroller Strides offers the Luna Moms Club that provides fun, weekly playgroups, and moms-only get togethers.
Where: Farmingdale, Huntington, Plainedge
Contact Info: (516) 729-2866