Birthday Parties… your turn!

So our last birthday party (for a three year old) was a Fancy Nancy Soiree!  It was great fun, made for adorable pictures, but was of course, a ton of work.  So GAP readers, where do YOU celebrate birthdays?  For the younger set?  The older kids?  At home?  Away?  Which parties have been the easiest […]

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Books Needed!!!!

Calling all GAP readers… please help out with this effort to stock a local school library.  Fitler Academics Plus Elementary School is located at Seymour and Knox Streets in Germantown. It is a K-8 school, beautifully run, and the School District of Philadelphia has outfitted a space for a library and hired a librarian.But the […]

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A Weekend of Local Festivals! How to choose?

Three kid-friendly opportunities to enjoy the weather and the Germantown Avenue community this weekend! 5pm TONIGHT! (Friday 9/24) The Wyck’s Annual Harvest Festival! Enjoy live music with the Three Stories Jazz Trio, cider pressing, family activities, and picnic dinners from Under the Oak Cafe. Event is free, but dinners are available for purchase.http://www.wyck.org/CalendarofEvents.htm From 9am-5pm […]

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Get Creative at the Morris Arboretum… Design your own Scarecrow!

Why not participate in the third annual Scarecrow Design contest? All entries are displayed on the “Scarecrow Walk” at Morris Arboretum from Saturday, October 2nd (the day before the Fall Festival) through Sunday, October 17th.  The Arboretum provides the frame, hay, burlap and twine and the rest is up to you! Registration deadline | Friday, September […]

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First in the Pool! The Germantown Y is Back!

The long-awaited re-opening of the Germantown Y officially happened with an open house last weekend.  After two years of closed doors due to flooding damage, the Y is back in business.  Though it’s been through $300,000 in renovations and improvements, there is still more work needed.  Consequently, the Y is still in search of donations, […]

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Healthy Mom Fair this Sunday

This weekend, moms unite! at the Please Touch Museum for support, fun, and information.  The event is hosted by Happy Mom Philly, Baby Button Boutique and Premier Baby Concierge.  The event runs from 11am to 3pm, and is free with PTM admission. The first 200 people to pre-register receive a VIP swag bag! http://happymomphilly.eventsbot.com/ 11:30 […]

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speaking of schools- voluntary transfer: apply NOW!

Every student resident of Philadelphia has a neighborhood public school determined by attendance boundaries.  Students may enroll in those schools after providing proof of residency, but there are other public school options that some city residents might want to consider. One of these options is to apply for the School District of Philadelphia’s Voluntary Transfer […]

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Booster Seat Recommendations from the IIHS

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently rated popular booster seats as best and worst bets based on how well they fit children.  In order for a booster to support a child well in a crash, the belt should go across the child’s lap and mid-shoulder (rather than across the child’s abdomen and neck). http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr090810.html […]

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LEGO lovers unite! Last chance to build with Sean Kenney at the Zoo!

Build with Sean Kenney Children of all ages are invited to the Zoo to hang out wth LEGO certified professional, Sean Kenney, one of only nine LEGO certified artists. Learn how Sean created CREATURES OF HABITAT for the Zoo. The exhibit is simply incredible. It boasts 10 habitats, 30 life-size animal sculptures and hundreds of thousands of LEGO […]

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Music Class at the Mt. Airy Co-op

All Around This World: Mt. Airy  All Around This World is a unique, interactive music class for children 0-8 years old that encourages kids to explore the world by enjoying international children’s music, games and stories. In weekly, 45 minute sessions, kids and their parents/caregivers sing, dance and play together while experiencing different languages, cultures […]

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Free Trial Week Next Week @ The Little Treehouse

Try out  Classes for FREE!!  All Week from September 13-September 17 MUSIC, KIDS YOGA, BABY SIGN LANGUAGE, DANCE, TUMBLING, FINE ART, WALDORF CRAFTS, AND MORE! There’s something for everyone – 0 to 12yrs. old.  Space is limited, so call or email and reserve your spot. Get a free ten visit card when you sign up for classes […]

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