Founded in 2004, The Hudson River Park Mothers Group, is a non-profit organization that fosters community, and supports mothers, and expectant mothers, in Lower Manhattan - online and in person. While our bespoke vetted online community is dedicated to the experience of motherhood and fostering a supportive space for mothers, HRP Mamas also takes an active role in providing important parenting support to all parents and caregivers via our robust calendar of parenting workshops, guided playgroups, and speaker events open to all.
During the Covid-19 crisis, we have moved all support and educational events to private (non-recorded) online video meetings and have ramped up additional free or low cost offerings to support our members, and local parents, during this unprecedented moment. We are helping our members coordinate playgroup pods and physically distant meet-ups.
The HRP Mamas custom private online community is not social media
, but rather an extension of our organization, guided by our mission of providing meaningful support. HRP Mamas brings together over 3000 lower Manhattan mothers for peer-to-peer advice, connection, and education. Members of the HRP Mamas online community are all verified local mothers
, who reside in TriBeCa, Battery Park City, the Financial District, the South Street Seaport, SoHo, Noho, West Village, Greenwich Village, Two Bridges, Civic Center, Chinatown, Lower East Side, and other areas of the Lower Manhattan portion of New York City.
Here are some of the ways in which the HRP Mamas online community differentiates itself from groups often found on social media platforms:
Our online community is private, safe, and for members who have been verified via reference or meeting with admins.
We want our members to get to know each other. Every prospective member comes through a personal referral from an existing member; if an applicant doesn’t have
a reference, our team welcomes her during a virtual meeting. We are a community and a support group because we know each other. Our experienced administrators have been trained to ensure our posts comply with community guidelines to genuinely support
We are here to support mothers, not profit from them.
HRP Mamas is a non-profit organization. Our online community does not track data, it does not have algorithms in place, there are no ads on our member only online community. Our staff are not social media influencers, brand ambassadors, or bloggers. Our team is a dedicated group of mothers passionate about maternal
wellness and parenting. Our organization is here to provide a long-term commitment to the well-being of mothers in lower Manhattan. We keep it simple and true to our mission statement.
And we love to connect Mamas in real life - even while social distancing!
One of the most powerful resources we have is each other — experienced mamas who have gone through almost every imaginable situation, new mamas who share the same questions, and so many more just here to listen and assist when they can. HRP Mamas offers free mothers circles, support groups, workshops, and expert
parenting speaker events. All our educational events are virtual during Covid-19, but physically distant and pod based meet-ups are happening!
Our many HRP Mamas subgroups by due date, by careers, and more - connect local moms and expectant mothers, to one another through an active calendar of FREE weekly meet-ups
, lunches, playgroups, mothers circles, book groups, and fun evenings out.
HRP Mamas supports mothers through expectant mama meet-ups
, new mom support groups
, breastfeeding support groups, and support groups for mothers in different stages of motherhood. HRP Mamas is proud to serve as parenting resource to all parents - whether members of HRP Mamas or not - through our parent education and support events
. We regularly host award winning speakers, best-selling authors, and parenting experts. Our educational events and support workshops are open to all .
The goal of the Hudson River Park Mothers Group is to foster community,
and provide support, information, and resources to mothers in Lower Manhattan. Our support via educational and support events and workshops extends to all parents. Our community is supportive, well-informed, and welcoming.
Each member who joins the HRP Mamas online community is vetted through a referral system
or via an in-person meeting with a membership coordinator. We strive to keep our space, whether online or in-person
, a kind and respectful environment.
HRP Mamas is Lower Manhattan’s social and support group for mothers - and a parenting resource for families
. Please see our Director's note here
for past year accomplishments. We keep access to our services affordable. Annual subscriptions are $55 per year and most events are either free or low cost.
The Hudson River Park Mothers Group: Serving Mothers & Families in Lower Manhattan since 2004
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.