Judy Moody Sneak Preview Movie Ticket Give-away!

Ok, if the monster truck madness wasn’t your thing, here’s a truly kid-friendly give-away that might be more your style.  The winner will receive four tickets to an advance screening of Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer.  The tickets are good for the showing Saturday June 4 at 10am at the Ritz East Theater. […]

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This Weekend…

After the recent heat we’ve experienced, my first bit of advice would be to stick by a pool, ocean, or at least a some large water fountain.  I personally recommend the Swann Memorial Fountain downtown in Logan’s Circle.  Love that place! no swimming or wading allowed.  oops. Speaking of fountains, and also fitting in under […]

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It’s almost here: The unofficial start of summer… OUTDOOR POOLS OPENING!

thumbs up for the slide at flourtown swim club! There were 69 pools open across the 10 districts in Philadelphia last year. Here’s the list of Philadelphia Public Pools that opened in 2010; the list should be almost identical this year: http://www.phila.gov/recreation/sports/Pool_Locations.html As you figure out your own summer swimming plans, please consider contributing to the Splash and […]

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Pastorius Park: gone to the dogs?
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see?  plenty of room for everyone. When we began looking to move Chestnut Hill almost two years ago, we were attracted to many things.  We loved how green it is while still being a party of the city. We loved its history and proximity to both Mt. Airy and Germantown.  We loved that it is […]

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This Weekend: EVERYbody. must. get…

to one of these events: cute kids.  messy cupcakes. good fun. Start the weekend off right with a FREE decorate-your-cupcake night at Bredenbeck’s.  Cupcakes are free to children under 10 years old, and $1 donation for everyone else.  Friday night, May 20th from 6-8pm in Chestnut Hill. Saturday is a chance for prospective Henry families and […]

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CHICKEN!

Nope, not nuggets.  And not the flinching game.  This post is hereby dedicated to our new family favorite picture book: Interrupting Chicken, written by David Ezra Stein (2010). This is one of those magical children’s books that is as entertaining for the adults reading it as it is for the children for which it was designed. […]

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This Weekend…

Friday Night is CUPCAKE night!  Decorate-your-own cupcakes at Bredenbeck’s Bakery in CH.  Outside, so weather permitting.  FREE for kids, $1 for adults.  Yummy for all.  6-8pm. On Saturday, The Miquon School is hosting their Spring Fair.  We here at GAP are partial to Miquon, but even so, it’s a fun event…. great live music, delicious […]

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CHYSC Soccer. Sign-up.

I know, it’s difficult to believe.  Now, just when we’ve finally seen our first taste of real spring weather, it’s time to sign up for fall soccer.  And yet, it’s true.  The Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club registration for fall soccer is now open.  It will be open for a few months, but if you’re […]

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MONSTER JAM GIVE-AWAY! FOUR FREE TICKETS. LOUD TRUCKS.

BIG. LOUD. TRUCK. We know you’re out there.  Either you, as the grown-up, or the minions in your charge… you MONster (MONster) Truck (Truck) fans!  C’mon, who doesn’t want to “eyeball the track” and watch  the trucks “grab a footful?”  Admit it, it’s ok.  But to win, you have to admit it publicly.  Here.  But that’s […]

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Two More ideas for Saturday….

Meant to put this in the weekend post, but I forgot.  Today (Saturday May 7) is Mt. Airy Day!  11am-5pm along the Avenue… 6400 section, on the Clividen grounds.  Bands, food, shopping, and a rockin’ kid zone (very bounce-friendly).  We went last year and had a lovely day… should be cooler weather this year than […]

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Enjoy. Save.

Star Wars fans, UNITE! In case you missed it at the bottom of the post yesterday, the Please Touch Museum is hosting unofficial Star Wars Day on May 4.  (May the Fourth be with You… get it?).  “From 5PM to 7PM Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Darth Maul and Stormtroopers will leave the Empire and join […]

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We had a ball!

yep, this ride expires at midnight. I recently realized that we often skip reporting back on the fun things we post here on GAP (aside from theater/movie reviews).  Well, that’s about to change.  I think the Chestnut Hill festival (which was just perfect, aside from all those bouncy things I secretly want to pop, but […]

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