2019 Fall Benefit Luncheon – SOLD OUT!

NYC-Parents in Action Fall Benefit Luncheon 2019 Date: November 6th Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm Location: New York Athletic Club Guest Speaker: Dr. Alan Schlechter NYU Langone Center, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Dr. Schlechter teaches the most popular elective class at NYU: "The Science of Happiness." The course fills up every semester! He has also …

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Fall Seminar 2019

Trevor Day High School 312 East 95th Street, New York, NY, United States

Dr. Marc Brackett, Ph.D. will speak on the powerful topic of emotional intelligence. Registration includes the option to buy his newly-released book, Permission to Feel.

Teen Scene 2020

Trinity School 101 West 91st Street, New York, NY, United States

Since 1986, NYC-Parents in Action has hosted our signature event, Teen Scene. This unique, moderated discussion provides parents with insights into what life is like for NYC independent high school students. Join us as this year's panel of 16 teens speak openly on a range of topics that affect their lives: academics, social media, stress, …

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Spring Seminar 2020 – CANCELLED

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Goldwurm Auditorium) 1425 Madison Avenue, New York, United States

Dear NYC-Parents in Action Community, 
Like all of you we have been intently following the reports of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The past few weeks and days have been a reminder of just how connected we are to one another. 
Out of an abundance of caution, both NYC-Parents in Action and the Addiction Institute of Mt. Sinai have decided to cancel the Spring Seminar on Marijuana. 

Virtual Game Night!


We'll bring the games to you in our first VIRTUAL FAMILY BENEFIT! For family fun that fosters connection, join us in our fast-paced evening of virtual games to enjoy with your best buds, kids, pets,  family members aged 4 to 99 - whoever is in your living room. No agenda but fun. DJ! Prizes! Six …

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Teen Scene 2022! Register Today!

Zoom NY, United States

Teen Scene: February 7, 2022
6:00 - 7:30 pm via Zoom

* If you registered and did NOT receive the Zoom link, please email info@parentsinaction.org *


Fathers Forum 2022 (A Free Event for All Parents and Caregivers!)

New York Film Academy 17 Battery Place, New York, United States

Upping Dad's Game: The Changing Role of the Father in the Modern Family
March 3, 2022
6:30 - 8:00 pm (live at New York Film Academy and via Zoom)
All Moms, Dads and Caregivers are welcome to attend!

Registration Open!


Managing Anxiety with Dr. Joanna R. Stern


April 13, 2022
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch Webinar
REGISTRATION OPEN: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx?name=E348889&id=181

The shifting landscape of the Covid-19 Pandemic has impacted everyone over the past two years, with feelings of stress and anxiety especially prevalent among children and teens. This workshop will engage parents in an interactive discussion with Dr. Joanna Stern and Dr. Laurie Freeman on how to provide structure and increase positive behavior, utilizing proactive techniques drawn from the most up-to-date behavioral research.

Our Speaker:
Joanna R. Stern, PsyD, Senior Director, Mood Disorders Center, Child Mind Institute
Director, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy Programs

Our Moderator:
Laurie Freeman, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist/Supervisor (EFT), and a certified AEDP therapist


Free Range Kids: Increasing Independence in the Era of Bubble-Wrapped Kids (Recording Available when you register)

Zoom NY, United States

*This live event has now passed, but if you pay the registration fee, you will be emailed the recording.*

Strapping our kids securely into the passenger seat of life may help us feel better as parents, but it isn't doing anything to help them forge an independent future for themselves. Free play and exploration is the vitamin of childhood, and Lenor Skenazy, Co-founder and President, Let Grow, is ready to help us step back and allow our children to step up.

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