Remembrance and Fun on Memorial Day

Though it can feel like just another well-earned day off, Memorial Day is ultimately about fun and remembrance.  Here are some family-friendly activities around the city that will allow you to do both: Port Richmond Memorial Day Parade: 9:45am.  Starts at Thompson St. and Allegheny Ave… people start lining up along the route before 9am. Lawn […]

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Smith is Open!

If you’re getting tired of your neighborhood playground, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Smith’s playground is opening for the season today! I know this is late notice to catch their “Play-a-Palooza” grand opening (10am-1pm today), but don’t fret. Here are their seasonal hours: Playground(for children 10 and under) 10am – 4pm Tuesday-Friday 10am […]

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Big Blue Marble Bookstore’s Bunch of Events for Kids!

Big Blue Marble Bookstore, Northwest Philadelphia’s premiere spot for free, community events for children and adults, has a packed schedule this fall with events ranging from puppets plays to pirate parties, from excellent young adult readings to seminars teaching parents how they can pay for their child’s education. Come check us out! -Maleka Fruean, events […]

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Mt. Airy Kids’ Literary Festival- This Weekend!

Greetings Germantown Avenue Parents! I’m Maleka Fruean, the events coordinator at Big Blue Marble Bookstore and mama of two children in the Germantown neighborhood. I’d like to invite you all to the biggest book event for kids in the Northwest- the Mt. Airy Kids’ Literary Festival. It’s completely free, has events and activities for toddlers/preschoolers […]

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"Hanami," you, and a picnic!

Are you relishing the idea of your first family picnic of the year? Why not plan a picnic with Japanese flair? Spring brings to Japan the fun tradition of hanami, or, literally, “flower-gazing.” Families or coworkers plan elaborate picnics underneath blooming cherry trees and use the opportunity to sing some karaoke, eat sushi, and imbibe […]

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