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

Free Range Office 1st Birthday Party Expo
Saturday, August 1st | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Free Range Office | 2141 W. North Ave., 2nd Floor, Chicago
Plan the perfect birthday party for your little one with Free Range Office and UrbanSitter. Stop by the 1st Birthday Party Expo to get some party inspiration, meet your local UrbanSitter team and get your questions answered, and let the little ones enjoy free arts and crafts.

Backyard Bash with the Bump Club
Sunday, August 2nd | 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Bang Bang Pie Shop | 2051 N California Ave, Chicago
Join UrbanSitter and the Bump Club for a night of family fun! Meet your local UrbanSitter team and enjoy crafts, face painting, games, dinner, and live entertainment.

Back to School Kickoff with Rock Candy Salon & Spa
Friday, August 7th | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rock Candy Salon & Spa | 4141 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago
Join UrbanSitter at Rock Candy–a child-focused salon and spa–for a fun day of pampering for Back to School! Meet your local UrbanSitter team to have your questions about the site answered, and enjoy face painting, crafts, and temporary tattoos for the little ones

Speed Sitting at Purple Monkey Playroom
Tuesday, August 18th | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Purple Monkey Playroom | 2040 N. Western Avenue, Chicago
Join UrbanSitter at Purple Monkey Playroom for speed sitting! Meet great local sitters and your local UrbanSitter team!

NPN Annual Soccer Bash @ Chitown Futbol
Saturday, September 5th | 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Chitown Futbol |2343 S. Throop Street, Chicago
Join UrbanSitter, NPN, and Lil’ Kickers for this fun soccer-tastic event! Kids can enjoy games and activities, and get their face painted by some local UrbanSitters! Parents can meet their local UrbanSitter team, and get questions about the site answered.

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

El Segundo: Stroller Strides Launch Party
Saturday, August 8th | 8:30 – 11:00 am
The Point | 850 S. Sepulveda Blvd, El Segundo
Stroller Strides will now be offering classes at The Point in El Segundo, and UrbanSitter will be there to participate in their kickoff event! Your local UrbanSitter team will be on hand with crafts for the kids! 

El Segundo: Baby Sitter Meet & Greet at Wondertree Kids
Friday, August 21st | 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Wondertree Kids | 710 South Allied Way, El Segundo
Join UrbanSitter at Wondertree Kids for a special UrbanSitter Meet & Greet where you can meet great local babysitters! Meet and interview a host of local sitters to see if they are a good fit for your family, then book them online through UrbanSitter anytime. Kids of all ages will enjoy the fun atmosphere at Wondertree!

Long Beach: Natural and Holistic Baby Expo
Saturday, August 22nd | 9:30am – 4:00pm
The Renaissance Hotel | 111 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach
NAHBE brings families and expectant parents together with natural and holistic practitioners, products, and other information. Visit the UrbanSitter booth to spin the wheel and win free babysitting credits! 

UrbanSitter New York Events

Brooklyn: Shop Up by Babyccino Kids
Sunday, September 13th | 12:00 – 6:00pm
501 Union Event Space | 501 Union St, Brooklyn
Join UrbanSitter at the Shop Up by Babyccino Kids! Shop for the best boutique kids clothing and accessories, enjoy free crafts and face painting for the kids, and meet your local NYC UrbanSitter team and some great local sitters!

UrbanSitter San Francisco Bay Area Events

San Francisco: Bay Area Children’s Theatre Presents “The Day the Crayons Quit”
August 1st & 2nd; August 8th & 9th; August 15th & 16th; August 22nd – 23rd | Times Vary
The Bay Area Children’s Theatre | 221 4th Street, San Francisco
UrbanSitter is sponsoring the Bay Area Children’s Theatre production of this fun and funny musical. Stop by the UrbanSitter booth before or after the show to enjoy crafts for the little ones, and get your questions about the site answered. Tickets can be purchased online, here.

Marin: Novato Space Festival
Saturday, August 1st | 6:00 – 8:00pm
The Space Station Museum | 464 Ignacio Blvd, Novato
Join UrbanSitter at the free Novato Space Festival! Meet legendary astronauts, and see a lunar rover and a lunar module. Meet local sitters while the little ones enjoy free arts and crafts courtesy of UrbanSitter.

Marin: SMMC New Member Social
Thursday, August 6th | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Sprout Mill Valley | 12 Miller Ave, Mill Valley
Whether you joined SMMC a year ago, or just last week, come and join us! Spouses and littles ones are welcome; this is a great opportunity to reconnect with other SMMC members, meet some of SMMC’s leadership team, learn about playgroups, and meet a few local UrbanSitters.

East Bay: Habitot Free Admission Day
Saturday, August 22nd | 10:00am – 1:00pm
Habitot Children’s Museum | 2065 Kittredge Street, Berkeley
Join UrbanSitter at Habitot Children’s Museum’s free admission day! UrbanSitter will be on site to answer questions, share information about the site, and introduce families to some local sitters. 

Palo Alto: PAMP Speed Sitting
Thursday, August 27th | 6:00 – 8:00pm
DayOne Baby | 552 Waverly Street, Palo Alto
Join UrbanSitter and The Parents Club of Palo Alto and Menlo Park for this fun speed sitting event! Come out and meet some of the great UrbanSitter babysitters in your area!

San Francisco: Parents Place 23rd Annual Preschool Preview Night
Wednesday, September 9th | 5:30 – 7:30pm
San Francisco County Fair Building (Hall of Flowers) | 9th avenue and Irving Street, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Drop by the UrbanSitter table at the Parents Place Preschool Preview Night! Meet your Bay Area UrbanSitter team, get your questions answered, and learn all about the site. We’ll have a special babysitting credit on hand for parents that are new to UrbanSitter!

Palo Alto: Speed Sitting
Tuesday, September 15th | 6:00 – 8:00pm
DayOne Baby | 552 Waverly Street, Palo Alto
Join UrbanSitter and DayOne Baby for this fun speed sitting event! Come out and meet some of the great UrbanSitter babysitters in your area!

San Francisco: Cole Valley Street Fair
Sunday, September 27th | 10:00am – 5:00pm
Cole Valley Neighborhood | Between Cole Street and Carl Street, San Francisco
Stop by the UrbanSitter booth to meet your local UrbanSitter team, enjoy arts and crafts for the kids, meet local sitters, and play games to win babysitting credits!

San Francisco: Bay Area Women’s Summit
Tuesday, October 6th | 8:00am – 7:00pm
Moscone Center North | 747 Howard Street, San Francisco
Registrants for the Bay Area Women’s Summit can enjoy a free $200 babysitting credit! Drop by the UrbanSitter table in the exhibit hall to meet your Bay Area UrbanSitter team, get your questions answered, and more.

UrbanSitter Washington D.C. Area Events

MommyCon 2015 Washington DC
Saturday, August 22nd | DC Convention Center – East Salon, Washington
Join UrbanSitter at MommyCon for a fun and informational day about  birth and breastfeeding, diapering, car seat safety, natural health and medicine, baby gear, and more!

Speed Sitting at the DC JCC
Tuesday, August 25th | 7:30 – 9:30pm
DC Jewish Community Center | 1529 16th Street Northwest, Washington
Join UrbanSitter and the DC JCC for this fun speed sitting event! Come out and meet some of the great UrbanSitter babysitters in your area!

Babysitter Meet & Greet at Menchie’s
Wednesday, August 26th | 6:30 – 8:30pm
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt | 1939 12th Street Northwest, Washington
Meet and interview a host of DC’s best local sitters to see if they are a good fit for your family, then book them online through UrbanSitter anytime. You’ll meet sitters available for date nights, summer care, mother’s helper positions, and more. Plus, enjoy delicious frozen yogurt!

Babysitter Meet & Greet at Ice Cream Jubilee
Monday, October 19th |
Ice Cream Jubilee | 301 Water Street Southeast, Washington
Join UrbanSitter at Ice Cream Jubilee for a special UrbanSitter Meet & Greet where you can meet great local babysitters! Meet and interview a host of local sitters to see if they are a good fit for your family, then book them online through UrbanSitter anytime. Kids of all ages will enjoy the fun atmosphere and delicious ice cream!

UrbanSitter Babysitter & Nanny Events

San Francisco: Sitter Meet Up
Sunday, August 2nd | 5:30 – 7:30pm
The Writing Studio at California College of the Arts | 195 De Haro, San Francisco
Meet your Bay Area UrbanSitter team & learn a bit about how to make the most of your membership, land lots of jobs, best practices and more. Not quite done with your UrbanSitter profile? We’ll help you finish it up!

Los Angeles: Mother Nurture Center Infant CPR
Ongoing, 2nd Wednesday of the month | 5:30 – 6:30pm
Mother Nurture Center | 105 W. Torrance Blvd, Ste 200, Redondo Beach
Learn the basics of infant CPR at Mother Nurture Center. This American Heart Association DVD class, led by an AHA certified instructor, is based on the Friends and Family CPR course and will allow for hands on practice with an infant mannequin. A perfect class for parents, grandparents, or a caregiver working with infants. *This class is does not provide CPR certification and no card will be provided. UrbanSitters will receive a badge on their profile upon course completion. Cost: $25 per person.

Los Angeles: Mother Nurture Center Baby Care Basics
Ongoing, 2nd Wednesday of the month | 7:00 – 9:00pm
Mother Nurture Center | 105 W. Torrance Blvd, Ste 200, Redondo Beach
This class is designed to equip parents and caregivers with all the hands-on skills they need to care for their new bundles of joy. The class will cover: Bathing, Skin Care, Swaddling, Diapering, Umbilical Cord Care/Circumcision, Care Nail, Sibling Preparation, Holding, Burping, Safety. UrbanSitters will receive a badge on their profile upon course completion. Cost: $35 per person.

Los Angeles: Mother Nurture Center Babywearing 101
Friday, August 21st | 12:00pm
Mother Nurture Center | 105 W. Torrance Blvd, Ste 200, Redondo Beach
Learn everything you need to know about babywearing in this informative class! The workshop will cover the benefits, optimal positioning, and safety of babywearing for infants through toddlers. Learn to use and try on all types of carriers including ring slings, wraps, and buckle carriers. UrbanSitters will receive a badge on their profile upon completion. Cost: $20 per person.