In my ongoing quest to find places around the city that feel like home, here’s a shoutout to the cool folks at The Carriage House, a great little Irish Pub, only a hop, skip, and jump away from the tram.
A place where everybody knows your name.
It’s what you want in a bar. What you deserve.
Look for the Irish flag flapping in the Midtown breeze, a neon green shamrock, and you’ve made it to The Carriage House, an unassuming neighborhood pub since 1992, complete with Shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, and oh yeah, plenty of ice cold stout.
Drop in once or twice more and the third time’s guaranteed a charm—a slight kiss on the cheek from the Irish bartender, a healthy handshake with the bouncer, and your favorite beverage Norm style.
Now you’re ready to settle in for the night. Whether you grab a spot at the bar or congregate at a table by the window, you’ll feel right at home.
And because this is your place, there’s no need to share, kick off your shoes (metaphorically, of course) and curl up in front of one of the eight flat screen TVs. Then name your poison—Rangers, Yankees, Jets. Need a little more action, challenge your mates in a friendly game of darts or pool, winner buys a round of Jameson shots.
Don’t forget late night Happy Hour Monday to Wednesday, nobody’s kickin’ you out until 4am. Why? Because you’re like family here. And they’re always glad you came.
My friends at New York Family Magazine will be hosting a New Parents Expo this Saturday and Sunday at Pier 92. Let’s just say this expo has it all, and so much so it even makes me reconsider having another child . . . well, almost. I’m dealing with the teenage years now—there’s no going back for me. But that’s a story for another day.
Introducing innovative new products and services, this exciting event caters to New York City expectant and new parents. A line up of celebrated speakers includes America’s #1 pediatrician, Dr. Harvey Karp, creator of The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block DVDs and books, Liz Lange, Designer of Liz Lange for Target and Co-founder of Shopafrolic.com, Dr. Bob Sears, Co-Author of The Baby Book and The Portable Pediatrician: Everything You Need to Know About Your Child’s Health!, Rosie Pope, Founder of Rosie Pope Maternity and MomPrep classes, and Star of Bravo TV’s Pregnant in Heels and many others. You can view the speaker list in its entirety here.
From Stonyfield to Brooklyn Baby World, the list of exhibitors is endless. Shop for the latest baby fashions or maternity couture. Test drive a brand new stroller. Or bring your old stroller in for a tune up. Enjoy everything under the big top including face painters and balloon makers at the Big Apple Circus. Then kick off your shoes and relax awhile at the lounge.
Dads won’t feel left out here either—this expo caters to the entire family. And thanks to the guys at the NYC Dads Group, there’s also a special dads lounge where new and expectant dads can find support and information specific to their needs. Father will know best after spending a few hours hanging with this special community.
The team at New York Family Magazine works with an amazing group of organizations located throughout the city. With sponsors like Totsy and Baby Buggy, this family affair will most certainly be a weekend to remember.
The New Parents Expo will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, from 10 AM to 6 PM, at Pier 92 in New York City. Tickets are $25 per person, or $40 per couple. There are a limited number of VIP tickets for $50 per person; $80 per couple.