UrbanSitter Events

babysitterJoin us for UrbanSitter events across the country, from casual babysitter meet & greets to our exciting speed-sitting events where parents take turns interviewing babysitters in a round-robin format!

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BABYSITTERS & NANNIES
Babysitter & Nanny Events

UrbanSitter Chicago Events

Drop-off Care at Purple Monkey Playroom
Monday – Friday | 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Purple Monkey Playroom | 2040 N. Western Ave.
Need a break? Register to drop off your children ages 6 months+ for care at the Purple Monkey Playroom. UrbanSitters will be there to welcome and play with your children! You can even prepay for snacks for your little one to munch on during the visit! Must book a minimum of 2 hours.
Registration: Visit the registration page to sign up or call Purple Monkey at 773-772-8411

UrbanSitter at Bubbles Academy
Monday – Friday | 9:00am – 5:00pm
Bubbles Academy | 1504 N Fremont Ave, Chicago
UrbanSitter now offers free Sibling Care at Bubbles Academy. Drop your little one at the Sibling Care Center, a fun-filled play space, and attend class with his or her sibling. Register online!

“Lincoln Square Incubator” at Pickle’s Playroom
Thursdays (ongoing) | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Pickle’s Playroom | 2315 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago
Looking for a collaborative work space outside your home? Visit the Lincoln Square Incubator at Pickle’s Playroom! UrbanSitter will watch your little ones on the play floor while you get some work done in the cafe area — or book an appointment at their on-site salon! Register online.

Drop-off Care at Sod Room
Ongoing – 1st & 3rd Fridays | 9:30am – 12:00pm
Sod Room | 1454 S. Michigan Ave, 2nd Floor, Chicago
UrbanSitter is teaming up with Sod Room to offer Chicago parents a morning of drop-off playcare! Local UrbanSitters will keep the little ones entertained at Sod Room while you indulge in some “me time,” tackle your to-do list, or sneak in a trip to the gym. Info online.

UrbanSitter Los Angeles Events

Friday Night Family Festival
Friday, May 22nd | 5:00 – 9:30pm
Myrtle Avenue | One mile north of Myrtle Ave exit off I-280
Bring the whole family to the Friday Night Family Festival for fresh food, live music, pony rides, and more. Stop by the UrbanSitter table for free kids crafts & a chance to spin the prize wheel to win free hours of babysitting!

Odd Night Market
Friday, May 22nd | 6:00 – 11:00pm
Autry National Center | 4700 Western Heritage Way, LA
Celebrate the start of summer with Odd Night Market! Shop homemade creations from artisans across LA, sip adult beverages on the cocktail green. Visit the UrbanSitter face painting booth to meet some local babysitters & spin the prize wheel to win free hours of babysitting!

Baby Buggy Family Volunteer Day
Saturday, May 30th | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Baby Buggy | 4505 W. Jefferson Blvd, Suite 105, LA
Bring the whole family to Baby Buggy Volunteer Day! UrbanSitters will be on hand to keep the little ones entertained with a fun craft while you help out with the efforts of this great organization!

Champions for Children 5K
Saturday, May 30th | 8:00 – 11:00am
South Coast Botanic Garden | 26300 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes Peninsula
Join in this 5K Fun Run supporting the South Bay Children’s Hospital. Visit the UrbanSitter face painting booth before or after the run and learn how UrbanSitter can help you find summer care, last-minute sitters, and more!

Hammitt Anniversary Party
Saturday, May 30th | 10:00am – 1:00pm
New York Street Back Lot | Manhattan Beach
Join us in celebration of Hammitt’s 7th Anniversary! Indulge in the luxury of a pop-up yoga class, manicures, massages, a handbag sample sale, and more. Spin the UrbanSitter prize wheel to win free hours of babysitting! RSVP online.

Club MomMe Stroll ’n Run 5K
Sunday, May 31st | 9:00am – 12:30pm
South Coast Botanic Garden | 26300 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes Peninsula
Join hundreds of active families at this fun stroller run around the beautiful South Coast Botanic Garden. Stay on after the run for performances, obstacles courses, food & fun – visit the UrbanSitter table to spin the prize wheel & win free hours of babysitting! Register online.

SoCal Moms Great Big Family Play Day
Sunday, May 31st | 10:00am
Autry National Center | 4700 Western Heritage Way, LA
Grab a picnic blanket & join hundreds of families at this play day extravaganza offering games, tasty food, live music, an aquarium on wheels, and more! Stop by the UrbanSitter booth for faec painting!

UrbanSitter “Speed Sitting” at Wondertree Kids
Friday, June 12th | 3:00 – 5:00pm
Wondertree Kids | Plaza El Segundo, 710 South Allied Way, El Segundo
Join us for a whole new reason to speed date! Quickly meet and interview a host of local UrbanSitters to determine if they are a good fit for your family. Meet them in person, then book them online anytime! RSVP online.

Odd Night Market
Friday, June 19th | 6:00 – 11:00pm
Autry National Center | 4700 Western Heritage Way, LA
Celebrate the start of summer with Odd Night Market! Shop homemade creations from artisans across LA, sip adult beverages on the cocktail green. Visit the UrbanSitter face painting booth to meet some local babysitters & spin the prize wheel to win free hours of babysitting!

UrbanSitter New York Events

 PS107 Spring Fling
Wednesday, May 27th | 6:30 – 9:00pm
PS107 | 1301 8th Ave, Brooklyn (Park Slope)
Join families at PS107 for an evening of spring fun including dancing, raffles, crafts, a bake sale, and more! Stop by the UrbanSitter table to learn how UrbanSitter can help you connect with date night sitters, summer nannies, and more.

Biggest Baby Shower with Big City Moms
Thursday, May 28th | 6:30 – 9:30pm
Metropolitan Pavilion | 125 W 18th St, NYC
Expectant and new parents are invited to indulge in an elegant evening of mingling & mocktails with over 100 of the best companies in the baby industry! Enjoy mini manicures, massages, gift bags, and informative presentations from experts including Lynn Perkins, founder & CEO of UrbanSitter.

PS87 Spring Street Fair
Saturday, May 30th | 12:00 – 5:00pm
PS87’s “Big Yard” | West 77th St (btw Columbus & Amsterdam)
You’re invited to PS87’s family-friendly Spring Street Fair! Visit with local vendors & stop by the UrbanSitter table for crafts!

Smith Street Workshop Open House
Saturday, May 30th | 2:00 – 4:00pm
Join UrbanSitter at the Smith Street Workshop Open House to learn about Smith Street’s tutoring and enrichment programs. UrbanSitter will have crafts & face painting for the little ones and information about how UrbanSitter can help families connect with trusted sitters!

Go Green! Greenpoint Festival
Saturday, June 6th | 12:00 – 4:00pm
McCarren Park – Lorimer Lawn | 900 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn
Join UrbanSitter at Brooklyn’s greatest green festival! Families will enjoy enviro-friendly vendors, live music & dance performances, in addition to exhibitions from dozens of vendors! Visit the UrbanSitter table for face painting.

UrbanSitter San Francisco Bay Area Events

Marin: SMMC New Member Social
Thursday, May 21st | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Sprout Mill Valley | 12 Miller Ave, Mill Valley
Stop by Sprout Mill Valley to meet other new SMMC members & learn how UrbanSitter can help you connect with great local babysitters available for date nights, summer care, mother’s helpers positions, and more!

Peninsula: UrbanSitter “Speed Sitting” with PAMP
Thursday, May 21st | 6:00 – 8:00pm
DayOne Baby | 552 Waverly Street, Palo Alto
Join UrbanSitter and PAMP for a whole new reason to speed date! Quickly meet and interview a host of local UrbanSitters to determine if they are a good fit for your family. Meet them in person, then book them online anytime! PAMP members new to UrbanSitter enjoy a special UrbanSitter discount. Register online.

Marin: Date Night Yoga at Pomegranate Prenatal
Friday, May 22nd | 6:30 – 8:30pm
Pomegranate Prenatal Yoga & Parent Center | 25 Tamalpais Ave, San Anselmo
A unique way to share the love and connection in an intimate candlelight setting. Unwind and de-stress in this evening class with your date, with cheese & wine tasting following class. Need a sitter? New UrbanSitter members enjoy a free month of membership to UrbanSitter + $15 in babysitting credits by using code FANPOM15.

Marin: UrbanSitter Meet & Greet at Purple Monkey Hair
Saturday, May 30th | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Purple Monkey Hair Salon | Boardwalk Shopping Center, 1550 Tiburon Blvd, Suite N, Tiburon
UrbanSitter will be at Purple Monkey Hair during the busy Saturday morning rush to keep you entertained while waiting for your appointment! Your kiddos can enjoy craft & bubbles and you’ll have a chance to meet local UrbanSitters looking for work this summer.

Peninsula: Hillsborough School Foundation Fun Run
Sunday, May 31st | 7:00 – 10:00am
North Elementary School | Hillsborough
The Hillsborough Fun Run event consists of three races: the 2K Lakas Shimizu Memorial, 5K Run/Walk and 10K Challenge, all of which celebrate our wonderful community and are open to participants of all levels. After the run, families and friends will gather on the school field to enjoy a pancake breakfast (prepared by Central County Firefighters), fun field activities, and an awards ceremony. The first 500 participants enjoy a free month of UrbanSitter membership in their goodie bags! Register online.

San Francisco: 3:58pm Friday Happy Hour
Friday, June 5th | 3:58 – 6:00pm
NextKids at NextSpace | 365 Vermont Street, San Francisco
Join UrbanSitter & NextKids at NextSpace in Potrero Hill for a fun family Happy Hour. Parents can learn more about UrbanSitter and meet local UrbanSitters to find the perfect fit for your family!

Marin: CPR Class from NewboRN Solutions
Sunday, June 14th | 11:00am – 1:30pm
Sprout Mill Valley | 12 Miller Ave, Mill Valley
NewboRN Solutions is offering a special Infant, Child, Adult CPR and AED certification at Sprout Mill Valley. Parents can meet some local UrbanSitters being trained at the same time! $60 per person.

UrbanSitter Washington D.C. Area Events

UrbanSitter Meet & Greet at Ice Cream Jubilee
Wednesday, May 27th | 5:00 – 6:30pm
Ice Cream Jubilee | 301 Water Street, SE Washington
Join us for a fun and efficient way to get started on UrbanSitter! At this casual event, you’ll have the chance to meet experienced babysitters and ask your questions to UrbanSitter experts.

Babies in the Brewery
Sunday, June 7th | 3:00 – 5:00pm
DC Brau | 3178-B Bladensburg Rd. NE, Washington D.C.
UrbanSitter is teaming up with DC Brau to host parents and their little ones at a fun brewery event! Parents can mingle with neighbors and friends in a laid-back brewery environment & enjoy music, great eats & a special discount from UrbanSitter!

UrbanSitter Babysitter & Nanny Events

Red Cross Adult/Pediatric CPR Training
Sunday, May 24th | 10:00am – 2:00pm
Project Playdate | 601 W 26th St. Suite 325, New York
Register today for a Red Cross Adult & Pediatric CPR Training with Project Playdate! Please email amanda@projectplaydate.org by 5pm on May 20th to reserve your spot. Price $60 per person with the option to add a First Aid training for an additional $15 (stay until 3pm).

Peninsula: UrbanSitter in the Diva Race 5K
Sunday, May 31st | 7:00am
Bayside Park | 1125 Airport Blvd San Francisco Bay, CA
If you love running and a bit of friendly competition in support of a good cause, this is the event for you. Join a team of UrbanSitter staff and sitters in this fun, festive race. The first 10 UrbanSitters to register for the race will receive a $15 discount off the cost of entry. Register for the race, then email molly@urbansitter.com to claim your special discount.

New York: Red Cross CPR Certification with Project Playdate
Ongoing | Various Times
Project Playdate | 601 W 26th St. Suite 325, New York
UrbanSitter is teaming up with Project Playdate to offer a Red Cross CPR Certification course. The course covers adult, infant, and child CPR. UrbanSitters who complete the course will receive a 2-year Red Cross certification and a badge on their UrbanSitter profile. Register online.

American Heart Association CPR/AED Class
Tuesday, June 2nd | 7:00 – 9:00pm
Private location | Chicago
UrbanSitter and Chicago CPR are teaming up to offer a special, discounted CPR/AED class exclusively for UrbanSitters. This American Heart Association class covers adult, infant, and child CPR, choking, and AED use. The certification is valid for 2 years. Register online; $20 per person.

Marin: CPR Class from NewboRN Solutions
Sunday, June 14th | 11:00am – 1:30pm
Sprout Mill Valley | 12 Miller Ave, Mill Valley
NewboRN Solutions is offering a special Infant, Child, Adult CPR and AED certification at Sprout Mill Valley. UrbanSitters enjoy a special $30 reimbursement from UrbanSitter to help with the cost of the class. $60 per person upon registration – register online.