top weekend picks: flamenco, spooky golf, revolution & festivals

  This is just a small sampling of what’s available this weekend… what will your family choose?   Friday Night: Flamenco Fiesta at The Barnes Enjoy Philly perfumers, De Luna a Lunares flamenco ensemble and be inspired by the sounds, rhythms, and energy of Spain. Hear a talk and demonstration on the benefit of dance as an […]

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food trucks, faeries, wizards & more this weekend…
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  With back-to-school, museum hopping, faeries, wizards, sailboats & fairs… you can’t go wrong this weekend!   Friday Back-to-School Resource Fair It’s the last Friday of the month, and that means it’s Final-ly Friday in Mt. Airy. Enjoy the festive atmosphere along The Avenue, and then duck into the courtyard of the Presbyterian Church for […]

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pirates, peace, plants & art this weekend…

This weekend’s round-up offers everything from light banter to exploring nature to appreciation for and celebration of the deeper side of life: Friday: Free Donuts for Pirates! In observance of Talk like a Pirate Day, all Philadelphia Krispy Kreme locations will be giving out free donuts to customers who break out their pirate speak and […]

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philly phamily weekend phun: august 9-10

Head to Manayunk for the Farmers Market on Saturday Morning Take the kids to Pretzel Park for a feast for their eyes and bellies.  Check out the harvest of cucumbers, squash, peppers, and cherry and zebra tomatoes!  How many edible colors of the rainbow can you find in one spot?   Hippity Hop to the Free […]

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carousels, magic carpets & more this weekend!

This weekend looks pretty promising weather-wise, so why not slip on those flip-flops and head out to enjoy summer activities in and around the city? Friday July 25 Catch a free ride on National Carousel Day Franklin Square Park, home to the city’s only outdoor carousel, is honoring National Carousel Day with a two-for-one special. […]

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weekend family fun

Local   Native Trees Tour Morris Arboretum Saturday, June 7th 11am This Saturday morning tour Morris Arboretum and get to know your local trees. Bask in the shade of the Dogwood and the American Holly. Free, with Admission       Germantown Flea Grumblethorpe Saturday, June 7th 10am-4pm Browse, shop and support local artisans with […]

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storybook ball this weekend!

Though a month earlier than usual, the Please Touch Museum’s annual Storybook Ball will be held this Saturday March 15 from 6-9pm. It’s a delightful event for the under six set, and because it’s early this year, there are still tickets left! During the evening hours, the grand halls will be transformed into a festive […]

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Local:   The Power of Geology Friends of the Wissahickon Saturday, February 22nd 9am Led by Scott Quitel In this mildly strenuous walk, we will focus on a noteworthy large rock formation that preserves millions of years of geologic history. What forces combined to create such massive formations, put graceful folds within many of the […]

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weekend family fun!

Love is in the air – family love, love for our presidents and love for animals.  Enjoy the Valentine’s & Presidents’ weekend with these fun family activities.   PHILADELPHIA   Saturday, February 15th – Monday, February 17th  Presidents’ Weekend Celebration   The National Constitution Center has a wonderful celebration preparation with extended hours and FREE […]

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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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two great camp fairs coming up in the NW!
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  Whether you’re planning to take the kids or want to  have fun “shopping” camps with a friend, there’s a camp fair coming to NW Philly for you!   Take the Kids: SCH Camp Fair This is Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s 23rd annual camp fair.  The event is free and open to the public and […]

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Here’s a list of holiday activities for families going on this weekend in Northwest Philly and throughout the city. Pennsylvania Ballet’s First Nutcracker Market The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts This season, Pennsylvania Ballet presents its first Nutcracker Market on Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing […]

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3 and 3 this weekend: lights, theater and disco action
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Downtown Walnut Street Theater Presents: Elf Walnut Street Theater 825 Walnut Street Let your laughter lose and find your inner elf at Broadway’s  Elf Musical adapted for the holidays. Saturday, November 23rd: 2/8p.m. Sunday, November 24th: 2/7pm $10-75   Franklin Square’s Electrical Spectacular: A Holiday Light Show Franklin Square 6th & Race Street Benjamin […]

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this weekend…
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Arden Theatre Community Day at Hamilton Family Arts Center Sunday, November 17, 10a-2pm Arden Theatre   Check out the Arden’s new Arden Drama School, meet Arden Drama School faculty and take a Drama School Class for free.  Join in reading stories with your favorite Arden Children’s Theatre characters including The Mouse, Cinderella, and Tinkerbell.  Tour […]

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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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this weekend: NW & downtown!
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Local Weekend Picks:  Stories, Nature, Walk & Science   Skippyjon Jones Book Signing & Reading O’Doodle’s Toy Store 8532 Germantown Ave & 5 East Highland Ave. Chestnut Hill September 8th 12-3pm Come chill on the Hill with author of Skippyjon Jones, Judy Schachner. Bring your copy or buy one on site for signing!   […]

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win two free tickets to opening night of sister act!

The title says it all!  Tuesday April 2 is opening night for Broadway’s Sister Act at the Kimmel Center, and the show runs in Philly through Sunday April 7!  Enter by leaving a comment below about who you’d take to the show and why.  That’s it!  Winner announced on our Facebook page tomorrow at noon! […]

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weekend family fun: eggs, smith & bugs!

Whether celebrating Passover or Easter this weekend, your family may need a break from each other and from the festivities.  From big bugs to hunting for eggs to playground fun, there’s always something to do in Philly with the family Saturday, March 30th 10am – noon  Community Easter Egg Hunt Gorgos Park, Ridge & Hermitage […]

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