Tonight: Nice weather. Dancing music.
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Looks like the perfect forecast to enjoy tonight’s Pastorius Park concert!  At 7:30pm, Karen Rodriguez Latin Jazz Ensemble will take the stage, getting the audience up and moving with cha-cha, mambo and tango tunes. Click for a preview: http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_4668350

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Frogs. Part Two. Expanded Cast of Characters.
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I know you’ve all been on the edge of your seats, waiting to hear what else we found out in our frogging expeditions.  Well, hold on to your fishing hats… gettin’ our money’s worth out of those dollar store nets We’ve been checking back, and it seems the teensy tiny frogs are disappearing! We’ve learned […]

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This Weekend… food, with dessert. and art.

marshmallows and sprinkles and gummies, oh my! Sniff, sniff… this Friday marks the last Decorate-a-Cupcake night at Bredenbeck’s Bakery.  Unless, of course, they extend it again.  (hint, hint!) 6-8pm… free for kids. Friday and Saturday you can feast at the Wyck Food Festival and Symposium.  Friday from 4-7pm, it’s festival time, as the Wyck hosts […]

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Cars 2 Sneak Peek Reviews!

It’s almost here, the official opening of Cars 2!  This long awaited sequel (really long awaited if you’re a preschooler… pretty much your entire LIFE) debuts in theaters this Friday June 23.  You can check it out locally at either the Manayunk or Plymouth Meeting Mall theaters this weekend.  But we here at GAP are […]

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Monday Mix: Me…Jane Book Review
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Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell (Little, Brown, $15.99) What an amazing and beautiful picture book written and illustrated by the creator of the Mutts comic strip Patrick McDonnell. It’s a simple story about the true childhood life of Jane Goodall, a curious girl who loved nature and discovery, started a club called the Alligator Society, and […]

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Papa GAP’s Pastorius Park Concert Review

The 63rd annual Pastorius Park summer concert series started with a twang as noted singer/songwriter Jeffrey Gaines proved that rock ‘n roll is more about soul than amplification, with his powerful solo performance. Surrounded by evergreens and 20 or so haphazardly strung lights, the Harrisburg native commented to the crowd that he was here ‘to participate in the event, not dominate […]

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Does your kid have the Thomas bug?

Symptoms include: a passion for numbered railway cars, an affinity for names like Gordon, Henry, and Percy, and a yearning for all items in a certain hue of blue.  Whether you’re trying to cure or enable this serious condition, you might want to head on over to the Morris Arboretum tonight.  Tonight is “Train Enthusiasts […]

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Summer "Bucket List"- what’s on yours?

BEACH “bucket list” This year, we made it official.  Each kid brainstormed a few places they wanted to go, things they wanted to do, and what they wanted to learn more about this summer.  They all wrote them down in a notebook, and this now officially serves as our summer “bucket list.”  As in beach […]

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Summer Movie Review: Judy Moody

Judy Moody Movie Review If you go to see the Judy Moody Movie you will like it a lot it is awesome and funny.  Here are some things about the movie: They are trying to catch Big Foot. Judy Moody is trying to have a not bummer summer, so that’s the name of the movie, […]

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Summer Safety: Pools

A GAP reader requested that I post this story and information.  I was torn, because while I know it’s vital safety information (it’s summertime and drowning is the #1 cause of accidental death in children under the age of 5 and the number two cause in children under 18), it is so tragic that I […]

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Wyndmoor Community Carnival

It’s back again!  The Wyndmoor Carnival runs through Saturday night.  We went last year and had a blast.  The one thing I would recommend is viewing the fireworks from a distance, rather than on the fairgrounds.  They were way too loud for us at the fair. Since we’re short on time and long on graduations […]

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This weekend…. palooza, art, running and strawberries.

Saturday June 4: yum. Strawberry Festival at Plymouth Meeting Friends School 11am-3pm.  Live music, puppeteers, jugglers, games, crafts, and food! http://www.pmfs1780.org/RelId/618482/ISvars/default/Strawberry_Festival.htm Pet-a-Palooza!  Weaver’s Way in Mt. Airy 12-4pm.  Information, games, performances, and vendors.  Cats, dogs and more! 2:00 p.m.“Ask the Trainer” Pet training and demo 2:30 p.m.Silly Pet Tricks, (all welcomed to enter!) 3:00 p.m.Pet Parade, […]

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