THE HUDSON RIVER PARK MOTHERS GROUP | HRP MAMAS
A SOCIAL AND SUPPORT NETWORK FOR MOMS & EXPECTANT MOMS
LIVING IN LOWER MANHATTAN.
With a network of over 2000 local moms, a calendar of lectures and workshops, vibrant forums for discussions, a busy classifieds message board, volunteer run expectant mom meetups, playgroups, select social events, email blasts about local events and activities, HRP Mamas offers unparalleled support and community to mothers residing in Lower Manhattan. In addition to our much loved Main Message Board and our Classified Message Board, HRP Mamas also offers several sub-groups for mamas with children born around the same time, mamas with multiples, children with special needs, single moms, language based groups, and several special interest sub-groups, as well as satellite groups for HRP Mamas who have moved away from Lower Manhattan to other areas of Manhattan. The Hudson River Park Mothers Group | HRP Mamas was recently listed as one of the "Top 30 Parenting Listservs" by Babble.com.
Who we are?
The Hudson River Park Mothers Group | HRP Mamas is a social and support network for mothers of children born in 2003 or later who reside in Lower Manhattan. Our more than 2000 community members are all local moms who reside in TriBeCa, Battery Park City, the Financial District, the South Street Seaport, SoHo and other areas of Lower Manhattan. To fully understand what HRP Mamas is all about please click on our TESTIMONIALS page and read what real mamas have to say about their experience with HRP Mamas.
To read what the press says about us please click on the following links:
The New York Times
NY Family Magazine
How we began?
HRP Mamas was established in 2004 by a group of first time mothers who met through a new mothers support group sponsored by Tribeca Pediatrics. The bond this small group of moms shared was a positive and joyous one. The experience of finding other neighborhood moms with which to share this special moment and make lasting friendships helped us forge a community of support. Inspired by the desire to pass on this supportive experience to others, HRP Mamas transformed itself in to a non profit organization.
Why HRP Mamas?
HRP Mamas understands that those first few months as a new mother can feel isolating. We also know that moving to a new neighborhood can sometimes feel lonely. Making friends with other mothers who share common experiences and setting up playgroups, mothers circles, and family events, can help foster a sense of community. Our goal at HRP Mamas is to connect mothers in Lower Manhattan to one another long before (as well as after) they join the PTA. We have many mamas who join while pregnant and connect with other neighborhood mamas with similar due dates before their babies are even born!
To foster community, provide information, and resources to mothers in Lower Manhattan both online and in person. We do this by providing members of our network with select educational and social events, informative and supportive message boards, email announcements about local resources, as well as many sub-groups, through which neighborhood moms may exchange information, find out about local resources, ask for advice, set up social events, expectant mom groups, new mom playgroups, dad led playgroups, weekend family playgroups, caregiver led playgroups, language based playgroups, single mom events, and many other similar opportunities. Our message boards and their archives are a fantastic resource. Unlike many other message boards our members are not anonymous to one another, they are all verified local mothers: this combination makes for an intimate and respectful environment fostering friendship and community without anonymity.
The Hudson River Park Mothers Group is a 501(c)(3) non profit corporation.