philadelphia dance theatre nutcracker review
I grew up in the Philadelphia area, and when I was young, the big treat each holiday season was my trip to Wannamaker’s (yes, I’m that old) light show and then to see the Nutracker. You know, THE Nutcracker. Downtown. Pennsylvania Ballet. Ballanchine. That little intro. is to let you know that I have high […]
this weekend… faith, nutcrackers, animals & trains!
Though I’m not exactly sold on the entire Thanksgiving holiday, I do love the part about giving THANKS. Despite lots of recent chaos in GAP-land, I’m thankful for a whole lot this year.. my family, of course! they’re simply the best people. ever. great neighbors and fabulous friends. good health (even though we all have […]
germantown avenue nutrcacker!
Well, maybe you were able to avoid it last weekend, but we are now officially in full holiday season mode. So jump in… lots to do this weekend… whether you have company or just your usual crew to entertain. The Philadelphia Zoo is offering admission discount for Friday, Saturday and Sunday- Zoo admission is just […]
talking with children about penn state
Prepare to be wowed! The 19th century tale of the Nutcracker will be performed with Philadelphia style at the beautiful Kurz Performing Arts Center at Penn Charter this weekend. You may recognize many of the fabulous backdrops since this unique production will showcase authentic period scenes from Germantown, Mt. Airy, and Chestnut Hill! The scenery […]
this weekend- holidays or high culture?
It’s all over the news, it’s in our state, right in our proverbial backyard. Penn State alums populate our city and our neighborhoods. The story is a national scandal. Children hear snippets of the story when they overhear adult conversations, listen to friends, catch a few minutes of the news, listen to their favorite morning […]
give back: empty bowl dinner this thursday!
The holiday season is starting a bit early this year, but if you’re not quite ready for holiday cheer, there are some very merry alternatives… Try on some culture: Ballet + Comedy = Coppelia. This ballet is definitely family-friendly. Enjoy the twists and turns as a mad inventor, a life-size dancing doll, a heroine, and […]
this weekend 11/11… a taste of summer, winter, and fall
Chestnut Hill College, in partnership with the Northwest Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (NPIHN), will host the 13th Annual Empty Bowl Dinner on Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. in Sorgenti Arena. The Empty Bowl Dinner is the annual fundraising dinner for the Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide food […]
Big Backyard Nursery School: Parent Review
Friday: Hoping to show the kids how to honor veterans? Join the folks at the Aces Museum on Friday at 11am for a Veteran’s Day Parade and Celebration. The parade begins at 11 at the Concord School & Upper Burying Ground (where over 50 Revolutionary War soldiers are buried) at 6309 Germantown Avenue. The parade […]
this weekend 11/5… from formal to farm
Written By Big Backyard parent: Kim Pacini I think we were drawn to the Big Backyard because of its name. Big back yards are fun!– they are where we play, where families convene, where we have our friends over and a space we make ours. We are a first time family to school. When our […]
Friday Wyck Market Around during the day? Take the kids over to the locally-grown market at the Wyck Home Farm from 1-5pm. Even after last weekend’s snow, you can still expect to catch goodies from red cabbage to carrots to heirloom tomatoes. Maybe you’re thinking soup this weekend? Get some fresh local ingredients, and while you’re at […]