easter egg hunts philadelphia and beyond!

      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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this weekend… a quick list!

Sendak in Spring!  at the Rosenbach.  Saturday, 12:00pm – 4:00pm, Sunday, 12:00pm – 4:00pm.  Exhibits, activities, book-making, and an opera!  You can read our review of this event a few years back here.   Celebrate the bicentennial at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University on Saturday from 9am-4pm.  Activities, educational programming, music, games, crafts, and birthday cake! […]

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this weekend… coltrane and travolta

This weekend, we have just two events, but they are sure to please the little music enthusiasts AND their chauffers:   Friday Night: Check out Jazz at The Woodmere Get into the mood with John Coltrane compositions and other familiar songs.  The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble will perform music selections including: “A Love Supreme,” “Equinox,” “My Favorite […]

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this weekend: robots, rock & read

March Madness- Robotics Style Come check out the newest, high energy, hoop-shootin’ robotics basketball extravaganza at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy on March 9 -10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Springside Chestnut Hill Academy is hosting the city’s only FIRST Robotics District Competition featuring teams of basketball-shooting robots going 3-on-3 on the courts in the Vare […]

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this weekend… city and suburbs
They say this is the 2012 "Fisker Karma", but it looks a lot like FInn McMissile to me.

AUTO SHOWS: BIG AND SMALL This weekend is the opening weekend of the BIG Philadelphia Auto Show.  Check out all sorts of cars- from classic and vintage to sporty and futuristic and everything in between.  So whether your little gearhead sees themselves in a VW, a   Lamborghini or a Mustang, there are plenty to […]

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this weekend: with cliff, george & nancy
clifford is all out of scale and george was MIA, but you get the idea

This weekend, there are some great opportunities to enjoy stories with inspiration from some of your favorite children’s book characters: Friday: Hang with Clifford the Big Red Dog at the Morris Arboretum Bundle up for a winter story with the famous Big Red Dog.  Channel your inner Emily Elizabeth, and come enjoy storytime on the lawn […]

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this weekend… arts and nature
Morris Arboretum visitors do the Wacky Walk last fall.  (photo from the MA website)

    Stay Local- Go Natural Nature Indoors at the Wissahickon Environmental Center Head over to the Tree House Visitor Center Open House on Saturday from12:00 pm – 1:00 pm to check out the 200 gallon native fish aquariaum, wildlife exhibits and a floor to ceiling mural of the Wissahickon.  The Children’s Center as bird […]

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this weekend… new years with the cool kids

This weekend’s picks include several ways to ring in the New Year with the little ones. Whether inside or out, by sunlight, drizzle, or moonlight, there are celebratory options in both the Northwest and downtown. Here’s our kid-friendly list for moving your littles into 2012: New Year’s Eve @ The Little Treehouse Count down to […]

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this weekend: shop, whistle and dance!

Shop WITHOUT Dropping! Still find yourself looking for holiday presents?  Or maybe you haven’t even started the process?  Don’t panic.    Instead, come check out the Winter Holiday Bazaar at the Torchlight Arts & Culture Center in Germantown this Sunday from 2-8pm.  With music by Royal Majestic Sound and unique handmade gifts and treats, this […]

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this weekend… lego, santa, cats pjs and dickens!

So much to do… it’s tough to choose!  Whether you’re looking to celebrate Christmas or hoping to avoid that altogether, there’s plenty to do in and around the NW this weekend… Christmas Activities: It’s a Dickens of a Christmas in Chestnut Hill!  Go back in time to celebrate Christmas old-school.  REALLY old-school.  The Hill will be […]

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this weekend- holidays or high culture?

The holiday season is starting a bit early this year, but if you’re not quite ready for holiday cheer, there are some very merry alternatives…  Try on some culture: Ballet + Comedy = Coppelia.  This ballet is definitely family-friendly.  Enjoy the twists and turns as a mad inventor, a life-size dancing doll, a heroine, and […]

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this weekend 11/5… from formal to farm

Friday Wyck Market Around during the day?  Take the kids over to the locally-grown market at the Wyck Home Farm from 1-5pm.  Even after last weekend’s snow, you can still expect to catch goodies from red cabbage to carrots to heirloom tomatoes.  Maybe you’re thinking soup this weekend?  Get some fresh local ingredients, and while you’re at […]

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apologies! this weekend… 10/28

I have no idea why yesterday’s post went out via email… it was from a few weeks back.  Please disregard. And another apology… no time this weekend for our usual listing of activities, but please check out the calendar for ideas.  The Plymouth Meeting Friends used clothing sale and more… http://germantownavenueparents.com/local-events-calendar/

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this weekend… beyond harry! (sort of)

  Well, we pretty much covered the 1,000 different activities in the Harry Potterness of Chestnut Hill ALL WEEKEND LONG here.  My own Mrs. Harry Potter is bursting with anticipation and in Hogsmeade Heaven.  But even if (gasp) you’re not into Harry Potter, there’s still much to be done! Friday: Why not take an evening run through […]

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your guide to harry potter weekend! 10/14-10/16
Brotherly Cup Tourney Logo

Potter fans unite!  Chestnut Hill College and the Chestnut Hill Business Association are partnering for the Chestnut Hill Harry Potter Weekend/Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup Quidditch Tournament…  this weekend, October 14, 15 and 16! This three-day festival celebrates the spirit of the popular children’s books and movie series.  Kick-off the fun on Friday at 6 p.m. at the […]

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this weekend 10/8… ghosts, hay maze, and arts!

This weekend’s weather will be GORGEOUS, so whatever you do, enjoy the weather!  Here are some great outdoor ideas for the weekend… Friday: Check out the Owl’s Eye Hay Maze at Woodmere Art Museum!  Open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays through October 30, 2011.  Flashlight tours and Harry Potter-inspired seek and find games part of the magic. […]

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