easter egg hunts philadelphia and beyond!
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      Are you hunting for an Easter Egg Hunt for 2012?  Bring your baskets and come check out one of these events in Philly and beyond: This Weekend: Easter Egg Hunt in Narberth Park  Saturday March 31 at 12:45. They even have a “Little Hunt” for the little hunters!  Be sure to arrive early! West Laurel […]

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top three local freebies!

1. BOWLING for No Dollars!  Ten pins, a ball, slick shoes and you.  The ‘Kids Bowl Free’ program lets kids do just that… head out to the local lanes and throw some strikes.  Or even some gutterballs.  You have to register and set up an account, but then will receive passes for two free games per kid […]

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Coming up, this week…
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  Some great free stuff to do with kids in and around the GAP area this week.  Check it out: Wednesday: Renee Harris presents R.A.H.W. at the Mann.  This is a hip-hop dance performance/concert.  Free admission as part of the Young People’s Concert Series.  Show starts at 11am, but getting there early is a good […]

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A Weekend of Local Festivals! How to choose?

Three kid-friendly opportunities to enjoy the weather and the Germantown Avenue community this weekend! 5pm TONIGHT! (Friday 9/24) The Wyck’s Annual Harvest Festival! Enjoy live music with the Three Stories Jazz Trio, cider pressing, family activities, and picnic dinners from Under the Oak Cafe. Event is free, but dinners are available for purchase.http://www.wyck.org/CalendarofEvents.htm From 9am-5pm […]

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Hot enough yet? Think Sprayground!

See, it’s not just a playground… it’s a SPRAYground.  Spraygrounds are playgrounds with water play… perfect for blistering hot days.  There are four official spraygrounds in Philly… Waterview Recreation Center at Rittenhouse and McMahon Streets Smith playground at 2100 S. 24th Street Ferko Playground at “J” & Cayuga48th & Woodland Spraygrounds are supposed to be operational from 11am-7pm during the hot […]

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This Weekend…

The Chestnut Hill Book Festival starts Friday night and runs through the weekend, with a lineup that touts over 50 local and nationally celebrated authors, chess games, kids activities, workshops and entertainment.  For a full list of events and a video from last year’s festival, please visit the website.   This weekend also starts the […]

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Did you know?

That the events calendar is now back up, running, and current?  (see above)  If you have a local event you would like added, please use the “contact us” button on the right, and we’ll be happy to add it.  There are many events on there not written about as posts on GAP, so if you […]

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Summer Concert Series in Park Starts this Week: Wed. evenings 7:30pm

One of the long anticipated signs of summer is here: the Pastorius Park Concert Series.  These concerts are kid-friendly, held outside in a gorgeous natural amphitheater in Chestnut Hill, and free.  Though not designated as “kids concerts” (thank goodness?), the lineup offers something for everyone, and even the noisiest kids are no competition for this […]

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Targeted Summer Opportunities for: Teachers, Military, Autism & Bank of America Customers

The Autism Society of America and AMC Theaters is hosting “sensory friendly” films again this summer.  These film showings are designed to be a less overwhelming and hopefully more enjoyable experience for children with autism.  The lights will remain on low, no previews are shown, and the sound is turned down.  Families are also allowed […]

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The Hidden Park

Tucked behind a large mansion and beside the Germantown Post Office is a “secret” park- the Howell Park, open to the public and part of the Philadelphia Parks Alliance! This park really is a hidden treat. Walk down the driveway of what may look like private property (at 5215 Greene Street) and find a little […]

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Summertime Homemade Fun

This is the first post in GAP’s “Homemade Fun” series.  If you would like to write an entry for this series, please use the contact button to let us know.  Homemade Fun will be GAP’s storage spot for ideas that are low cost, enjoyable, and easily done close to home. Here’s our list of ideas […]

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