From Joyesha Chesnick at the Tucson Citizen we learn about the latest fad for parents and their little ones:
Chances are you won't get carded at Tucson's hottest new dance club. But you will need a child - someone under the age of 11 or so - to come along if you want to get in.Perhaps we can get Bar Norfolk or Have a Nice Day Cafe or Jillians to throw a baby disco night every month.
Baby Club Congress, a family disco, debuts Sunday in digs that Esquire magazine recently called one of the best bars in America. Organizers say their goal is "putting the 'P' back in party."
"It was the end of summer, and I wanted something different to do," said Rebecca Hanley, whose parents have owned Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St., since 1984. "All these moms were saying they're stuck at home."
Then she heard from a friend in Boston about Baby Loves Disco, the brainchild of Heather Murphy Monteith, a Philadelphia mom fed up with the commercialism (not to mention the junk food) that seems to dominate traditional kid-oriented venues. From a humble start in a nightclub in 2004, Baby Loves Disco now has locations in more than 21 cities.
"Baby Loves Disco is an urban experiment and experience that challenges many norms . . . (It) serves the priorities of the family by refusing to accept that parenting is an isolated experience," Murphy Monteith wrote on her Web site.