philly family weekend fun: war, peace, art & music

Downtown:   The Princess & The Pea Bliett Theater St. Joe’s University Saturday, January 18th 10:15-12:30pm Revisit your childhood with your child and relive Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale of the princess and the pea.   The New Ben Franklin Institute Ben Franklin Pkwy Friday-Sunday: January 17th-19th 9am-5pm Celebrate Ben Franklin’s 308th Birthday this […]

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this weekend… for kids in philly
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Downtown   Day of the Dead Saturday, November 2nd Penn Museum 3260 South Street Bring your family to celebrate Mexican culture. Enjoy music, arts, crafts, and other hands-on activities. 1p.m. $15 for adults, $10 for children   Dinosaurs Unearthed Saturday, November 2nd Academy of Natural Sciences 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy Bring your family to […]

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harry potter weekend: 2013!
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    For two days, October 18th and October 19th, be prepared to immerse yourself and your family in the imaginary world of J.K. Rowling’s, Harry Potter. The Harry Potter Festival is back. And it’s transforming the Chestnut Hill community. Literally.   Neighborhood businesses, food establishments and shops are all part of the backdrop of […]

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this weekend… downtown and NW philly
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Downtown: Musicals, Mystery, Make Art   Suessical Jr. Walnut Street Theatre Saturday, September 21st 10:30; 1:00, 3:30 & 8:00p.m. Travel with The Cat in the Hat from Whoville to Palm Beach. Help Horton find the Who’s, discover what happens to Mayzie’s egg, and get your laughter on in this musical adventure     A […]

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mighty mike at the adventure aquarium

He’s big! He’s bad! He’s dominating Philly billboards and commercial time. Although he hails from the Florida Lakes, you won’t have to travel that far to meet him. For a fraction of the cost, you can meet this 800ft, 14 foot guest right over the bridge. The one, the only, Mighty Mike! The Adventure Aquarium […]

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on eating mindfully, with kids

We are what we eat. It’s believable, verifiable, questionable. Food is oftentimes at the core of our pleasures, pains and… wallets. It’s our number one go-to, our enemy, our comforter and necessity.  Life would not be what it is without it. Yet, there is so much to consider when we chose and buy food. Things […]

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weekend family fun ideas- NW & downtown

  DOWNTOWN:   Zoo Noel– Santas Across the World Philadelphia Zoo December 15 & 16 Hang out with Mr. Claus in the rainforest, the outback, the artic, at home on the farm and on safari. 3400 Girard Avenue $14.00/ages 1 and under are free Winterfest  Sister’s Cities Park December 15th 11-2 p.m. Enjoy a Holiday Treasure […]

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a new taste of germantown!

If you’ve ever wondered where you could grab a bite or asked yourself where to get healthy eats in Germantown, then this event is for you!   As a way to address tourist requests, introduce Germantown chefs to the community and learn about where to find healthy food options, the Germantown Historical Society will host […]

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food, concert, movies, treehouses and bugs this weekend

  Where will you be this Saturday? At the Wyck House in Germantown, we hope!   In July of this year, Wyck House launched its first in a series of Second Saturday Festivals. Second Saturday Festivals present the best of Wyck’s programming in history, horticulture, urban agriculture, and conservation.  The design of Wyck’s Festival Series is based on a creative […]

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laughing. with kids.
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    The topic of health is everywhere.  Diet trends are dictating our relationship with food.  Miracle super foods seem to hold the key to the fountain of youth. Top of the line health products are promising beauty and longevity, amongst other wonders.  Experts are encouraging us to make better food choices to ensure our […]

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rebirth! the germantown Y becomes GLEC
Maurice Walls, CEO of Germantown Life Enrichment Center

  “Independent,” “community-driven,” and “homegrown” are all words Maurice Walls, CEO of the Germantown Life Enrichment Center, uses to describe the organization formerly known as the YMCA of Germantown.  He went from appointment, to volunteerism, to nomination; from board member, to Board President, to Assistant CEO to CEO.  All within a seven-year time frame. It […]

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the barnes and beyond this weekend!
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  If you’re looking for Memorial Day activities to enjoy with your family and want to stay local, then we’ve got some plans for you.   Opening its doors on May 19th, the Barnes Foundation reserved its official grand opening for you guessed it, Memorial Day Weekend! Don’t miss out on this free-for-all-round-the-clock activities, events […]

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molefi kete asante instititue in germantown
Dr. Molefi Asante

  A new resource has arrived in Germantown, and it’s for everyone. For parents who want to learn more about African culture and pass it on to their kids. For teachers, who want to incorporate and enrich their world history curriculum. For homeschooling families, who need research guidance through structured classes. Essentially, it’s for anyone […]

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brian biggs a hit!

We’re hoping you did not miss out on the Annual Mt. Airy Kids’ Literary Festival at the Big Blue Marble over the weekend, but just in case you did, we have some highlights to share in hopes that you put it on your calendar for next year.   The event kicked off with a bang […]

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