67 free things to do with kids in Philadelphia 2016

JUNE 8, 2016 By Jen Bradley Welcome to our 2016 guide to keeping your kids happy and entertained on a budget this summer. 1. Head to Dilworth Park on a hot summer day to play in the fountains in the tall shadow of Billy Penn and City Hall. Check out their special events for concerts, food and bocce. 2. […]

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6 weekend activities for Philly families

MAY 13, 2016 By Jen Bradley This weekend’s lineup brings social justice, cirque, the arts and nature. Friday & Saturday: La Verità Part love story, part dreamscape, La Verità unfolds as a colorful, acrobatic, and surreal poem where rhinos juggle, wine corks fall from the sky, and a feast of physical feats unfold before a […]

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5 activities for families in Philly this weekend

MARCH 11, 2016 By Jen Bradley Here are some ideas to fill your weekend with the family while enjoying the beautiful springtime weather. Don’t forget it’s Daylight Savings Time this weekend! Saturday and Sunday: The Science Behind Pixar Explore the science behind the creation of some of your favorite Pixar characters! The Franklin Institute’s interactive […]

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8 ideas for winter birthday parties

FEBRUARY 8, 2016 By Jen Bradley In the early days, being pregnant with a winter baby seemed strategic. The hot summer months passed by before I felt huge, and I got to use all those cute accessories for my end-of-January newborn. I could pile the blankets on under the snuggly fleece car seat cover. I […]

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6 family activities in Philly this weekend

OCTOBER 2, 2015 By Jen Bradley Here’s a look at what’s going on this weekend for families in Philadelphia. Saturday: La Traviata Opera on the Mall presents a big screen broadcast of Verdi’s classic La traviata on Saturday October 3, 2015. Bring a blanket and swoon under the stars to Verdi’s operatic masterpiece at the […]

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A musical evening for all ages at Smith Playground

JULY 20, 2015 By Jeff Bogle Philly has played host to more than a few memorable music festivals over the years (remember Live Aid and that raucous Lollapalooza at the old JFK Stadium site?) but not many have taken special care to curate sounds suited for ears of all ages. WXPN’s Kids Corner, the crown […]

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5 family-friendly weekend activities

JUNE 12, 2015 By Jen Bradley Here’s a look at what’s going on this weekend. Friday through Sunday: Last Call for Lion King This is the last weekend that this spectacular Broadway production will be in town. My seven year old and I saw it early in the run, and it was fantastic. She’s been […]

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Jazz, horses and festivals: 5 family-friendly weekend activities

MAY 28, 2015 By Jen Bradley This weekend’s offerings provide two trips down memory lane, something for animal lovers, jazz enthusiasts, and community revitalizers. Friday: Friday Night Jazz  Surrounded by works of art and the music of George Gershwin? It doesn’t get much better than that. Pianist Dave Posmontier and vocalist Paula Johns will be […]

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‘Black Lives Matter’ march in Northwest Philly

MAY 16, 2015 By Jen Bradley The Philly Children’s March was organized through social media last December to create a local, family-friendly response to the tragic events and lack of justice in Ferguson, Missouri; Cleveland,Ohio; New York City; and around the country. The first march was held in Mt. Airy on Jan. 3. It was […]

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Miquon hosts multi-school diversity day

APRIL 30, 2015 By Jen Bradley Students from seven schools arrived at The Miquon School in Conshocken under a blue and sun-drenched sky earlier this month for a joint Diversity Day. The other participating schools included Community Partnership School, Frankford Friends, Germantown Friends, Gladwyne Montessori, United Friends, and Goshen Friends. For Jeri Bond Whatley, her […]

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Smith Memorial Playground seasonal opening just days away

MARCH 24, 2015 For most Philadelphia-area families spring isn’t truly here until the seasonal opening of Smith Memorial Playground in East Fairmount Park. Since 1899, Smith has served as a free resource of recreation for children 10 and under and their families. The grounds originally consisted of open rolling hills but over time different iterations […]

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#childrensmarch this saturday

The Northwest Philly Children’s March for Love & Justice was organized to help create a local, family-friendly event as a response to the tragic events and lack of justice in Ferguson, Cleveland, New York, and around the country. This march is focused on working together to hold a child-friendly action in response to these events, […]

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new years eve 2014… with kids in philly!
photo from: Newsworks.org

New Year’s Eve may be the traditional party night for grown-ups, but there’s plenty of kid-friendly New Year’s fun to be had in the city as we head into 2015. Our top picks include: New Years EVE: :Countdown to Noon at Nest  Little revelers will enjoy a DJ, Photo Booth, and decorate-your-own 2015 hats and […]

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weekend family fun: ships, pics, food & fairs
photo courtesy of Philadelphia Seaport Museum

The long weekend in Philadelphia offers a smorgasbord of fun and unique ways to explore the city. Here are just a few offerings: Friday: Philly Photo Day This year marks the fifth year of this wonderful tradition! Anyone of any age can participate, so hand over that cellphone or encourage your kids to use the […]

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