this weekend… new years with the cool kids

This weekend’s picks include several ways to ring in the New Year with the little ones. Whether inside or out, by sunlight, drizzle, or moonlight, there are celebratory options in both the Northwest and downtown. Here’s our kid-friendly list for moving your littles into 2012: New Year’s Eve @ The Little Treehouse Count down to […]

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why this irish girl celebrates kwanzaa

I first started celebrating Kwanzaa as a teacher in Baltimore City.  All of my students were African-American, and one family celebrated Kwanzaa.  I asked if they would come in and share the tradition with the class.  None of the other kids had ever heard of it.  I loved what I learned, appreciated the spirit of […]

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this weekend: shop, whistle and dance!

Shop WITHOUT Dropping! Still find yourself looking for holiday presents?  Or maybe you haven’t even started the process?  Don’t panic.    Instead, come check out the Winter Holiday Bazaar at the Torchlight Arts & Culture Center in Germantown this Sunday from 2-8pm.  With music by Royal Majestic Sound and unique handmade gifts and treats, this […]

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top five worth the drive: holiday edition

Here are 5 sights within an hour of the GAP area that are “worth the drive” (or ride) this time of year, particularly if you carpool… 1. Longwood Gardens! Their illuminated walkways, decorated trees, fountain show and plant-induced splendor is absolutely sure to please young and old alike.  It’s not a “kiddie” experience by any means, […]

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Project P.L.A.Y. School… Reggio-Inspired!

My son attended Project P.L.A.Y School P.L.A.Y. School for almost three years, and he and our whole family absolutely loved it. When we moved to Elkins Park, we asked new neighbors for pre-school recommendations, and Project P.L.A.Y. School came highly recommended by a good friend. When my son and I first visited Project P.L.A.Y. School (Partners in Learning […]

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this weekend… lego, santa, cats pjs and dickens!

So much to do… it’s tough to choose!  Whether you’re looking to celebrate Christmas or hoping to avoid that altogether, there’s plenty to do in and around the NW this weekend… Christmas Activities: It’s a Dickens of a Christmas in Chestnut Hill!  Go back in time to celebrate Christmas old-school.  REALLY old-school.  The Hill will be […]

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