philly family weekend fun: hay bales, fringe arts, music & fairs! philly family weekend fun: hay bales, fringe arts, music & fairs!
philly fab fun this weekend: legos, thomas, bees & fleas! philly fab fun this weekend: legos, thomas, bees & fleas!
top labor day weekend picks: solid as a rock! top labor day weekend picks: solid as a rock!
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events weekend family fun

weekend family fun

Local   Native Trees Tour Morris Arboretum Saturday, June 7th 11am This Saturday morning tour Morris Arboretum and get to know your local trees. Bask in the shade of the Dogwood and the American Holly. Free, with Admission       Germantown Flea Grumblethorpe Saturday, June 7th 10am-4pm Browse, shop […]

schools putting the play back in k

putting the play back in k

One of the most recent viral stories revolves around a letter from a principal in Elwood, New York to parents of kindergarten children.   In the letter, the principal, along with the school’s four kindergarten teachers, announce their decision to cancel the annual kindergarten show.  The reason?  More time to […]

Social Good giving tuesday: ten philadelphia non-profits to consider

giving tuesday: ten philadelphia non-profits to consider

After a day of giving thanks and then four days of shopping madness, the first Tuesday in December challenges us to give instead of buy. 2013 marks the second annual Giving Tuesday, a movement towards a national day of giving.  http://givingtuesday.org   This roundup offers ideas for ten Philadelphia-based non-profits […]

parenting what style of parenting is most effective for black boys?

what style of parenting is most effective for black boys?

  Building upon the buzz surrounding their documentary, American Promise, Joe Brewster and Michele Stevenson asked Mt. Airy author Hilary Beard to help them research and co-author a companion book. That book, Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life, was the focus of Beard’s talk last Tuesday […]

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philly family fun: weekend edition (ogres and dragons, oh my!)

philly family fun: weekend edition (ogres and dragons, oh my!)

Friday August 1 First Friday in Manayunk Why not stroll around, grab a bite to eat and take in the sights during Manayunk’s First Friday?  More shops, restaurants and galleries than you’ll have time to take in!   Friday August 1 and Saturday August 2 Shrek!  The Musical at Upper Darby’s […]

carousels, magic carpets & more this weekend!

carousels, magic carpets & more this weekend!

This weekend looks pretty promising weather-wise, so why not slip on those flip-flops and head out to enjoy summer activities in and around the city? Friday July 25 Catch a free ride on National Carousel Day Franklin Square Park, home to the city’s only outdoor carousel, is honoring National Carousel […]

philly family weekend fun july 18-20

philly family weekend fun july 18-20

  This well-rounded weekend offers families in Philly events in theater, outer space, sports, and nature.  Enjoy the cooler and drier weather!     Downtown Bring your little sports fans on Saturday July 19 from 9-noon to the Please Touch Museum’s We Live Philly Sports Festival.  Kids can wear their […]

philly weekend family fun july 12, 13

philly weekend family fun july 12, 13

  With history, art, music, films & food, you can’t go wrong this weekend!  Here’s our weekly rundown: Northwest Philly   Visit as many of the sixteen Historic Germantown sites as you can fit in one day.  All of the sites are open for tours and visitors this Second Satuday […]

50 FREE family activities for kids in philly this summer

50 FREE family activities for kids in philly this summer

Welcome to the 2014 edition of “free ways to keep kids busy and happy” in Philly this summer. Residents and tourists alike can enjoy the City of Brotherly Love on a dime or less. Hang out at the hippest new spot in town! Spruce Street Harbor Park is a pop-up park open […]

where to ring in the 4th?  chestnut hill, germantown, or downtown?

where to ring in the 4th? chestnut hill, germantown, or downtown?

When Philadelphians celebrate the Fourth of July, we go big! Here are some great options for families looking to celebrate in or around Northwest Philly, or for those who plan to head downtown for even larger celebrations:   Fun and games at the Water Tower This year marks the 98th […]

pastorius park concert series… starts tonight!

pastorius park concert series… starts tonight!

  Pastorius Park is located in Chestnut Hill at the corner of Millman Street and Hartwell Lane.  Concerts begin at 7:30pm.  Great spot to bring a picnic, blanket, lawn chairs and kids!  Lots of great music and dancing to be had while the kids run around the pond and search […]

#YesAllWomen hits chestnut hill

#YesAllWomen hits chestnut hill

After the immensely tragic shootings in Isla Vista, CA and the misogynistic video rantings of the alleged shooter, the hashtag #YesAllWomen quickly blanketed the interwebs. The hashtag and subsequent movement call out acts of violence and aggression to which women are subjected simply because they’re female. While #YesAllWomen is filled […]

local entrepreneur gives natural urban play a new twist

local entrepreneur gives natural urban play a new twist

While out to dinner one night, Rhode Island School of Design grad student Christina Kazakia recounted favorite childhood memories with her friends.  The common theme among those memories?  Outdoor play. For her thesis project, Kazakia focused her research on outdoor play.  She eventually honed in on the ways children play […]

weekend family fun

weekend family fun

Local   Native Trees Tour Morris Arboretum Saturday, June 7th 11am This Saturday morning tour Morris Arboretum and get to know your local trees. Bask in the shade of the Dogwood and the American Holly. Free, with Admission       Germantown Flea Grumblethorpe Saturday, June 7th 10am-4pm Browse, shop […]