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March 6, 2015

philly kids: friends school open house, harlem globetrotters and an academy of natural sciences giveaway!

Happy first week of March! Stay safe and warm in the snow today and catch up on your rest since we have the dreaded Daylight Savings Time this weekend (set your clocks forward). As we gear up for our next round of holiday celebrations let us know if you know of any Easter Egg hunts happening in your neighborhoods, and we'll try our best to include them and spread the word!

This week we're giving away tickets to the Academy of Natural Sciences which features floors and floors of family-friendly fun. Enjoy dinosaurs, looking for fossils, butterflies, outdoor exploration that happens indoors and various special events throughout the year. Let us know your favorite exhibit (or what you think it might be) for a chance to win four tickets! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. Don't forget, all of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

This week, enjoy the Harlem Globetrotters, Tangelwood Marionettes and Star Wars Day!  Enjoy the week!

Weekend Highlights

Friends School Haverford Open House

Friends School Haverford is a coeducational Quaker school for students in preschool through grade 8. They offer an intellectually powerful curriculum that is beautifully designed and exquisitely implemented in a community where everyone is known. Some of the hallmarks of the program include small class sizes that promote individualized education, student-tended gardens and a micro farm with egg-laying chickens, exceptional fine arts and music opportunities, travel- and study-adventures to culturally rich locations such as Costa Rica and more.

Open House, Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Tanglewood Marionettes, Please Touch Museum

For the first time ever, PTM welcomes the award winning Tanglewood Marionettes for a special performance! Tanglewood puppeteers will perform Cinderella, a 45 minute production set in the 18th Century, and featuring a dozen lavishly dressed 30” marionettes. Best for children in grades K-6.

Friday, 3/6, 7pm. Tickets in advance (thru 3/5): $8/ members, $10/ non-member
At the door: $10/ members, $12/ non-member

Harlem Globetrotters, Wells Fargo Center

The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are coming to town with their unrivaled family show, featuring some of the greatest athletes on the planet. With incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequaled on-court fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family!

Sunday 3/8, 12pm and 5pm. Tickets start at $21. Use code HGBLOG for a $5 discount!

Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia

There is something for everyone at the Academy! You can wander among towering dinosaur skeletons or discover an indoor tropical butterfly garden. Explore ecosystems from around the world through the historic dioramas or be transported to the great outdoors through the hands-on discovery center for children. Visit the Special Exhibits Gallery, or watch scientists at work in Science Live or Fossil Prep Lab. There’s always something new happening at the Academy—plan your visit today!

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at the Academy of Natural Sciences are giving away four tickets! Let us know what your favorite exhibit is (or might be) for a chance to win. Tickets chosen via random.org and announced next week.

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February 27, 2015

philly kids: pirates and princesses, tanglewood marionettes, happy purim, and a globetrotters givewaway!

Welcome March (snow, that's your hint to go away!)! This week brings Purim Celebrations, the start of outdoor festivals, and hints of springtime fun. We are gearing up for upcoming spring break fun and the next round of holiday celebrations. As always, we'll be putting together our list of Easter Egg Hunts in the area so if you know of any happening in your neighborhoods, let us know here! 

This week we're giving away tickets to the Tanglewood Marionettes performance of Cinderella at PPC favorite Please Touch Museum next Friday, March 6th at 7pm. Tell us your favorite fairy tale for a chance to winWe're also giving away 4 tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters coming to the Wells Fargo Center next Sunday, March 8th at 12pm and 5pm. Let us know why you'd like to attend for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. Don't forget, all of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

This week, enjoy the Purim Celebrations, Pirates and Princesses and Maple Sugar fun!  Enjoy the week!

Weekend Highlights

Pirates and Princesses Day, Please Touch Museum

Dress up in your favorite princess or pirate costumes and come to the Please Touch Museum for themed shows, games and activities all day long! You'll meet puppet pals, decorate a crown or pirate’s hat in the program room, enjoy princess and pirate themed story times and more!

Saturday, 2/28, 9am-5pm. Free with General Admission ($17/ person)

Harlem Globetrotters, Wells Fargo Center

The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are coming to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA with their unrivaled family show, featuring some of the greatest athletes on the planet. With incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequaled on-court fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family creating memories that will last a lifetime. 

Sunday, 3/8, 12pm and 5pm. Tickets start at $21. Use code HGBLOG for a $5 discount!

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at the Harlem Globetrotters are giving away four tickets to the Sunday 3/8, 12pm show. Let us know why you'd like to see the Globetrotters in action for a chance to win! Tickets chosen via random.org and an announced next week.

Tanglewood Marionettes, Please Touch Museum

For the first time ever, Please Touch Museum welcomes the award winning Tanglewood Marionettes for a special PTM performance! Tanglewood puppeteers will perform Cinderella, a 45 minute production set in the 18th Century, and featuring a dozen lavishly dressed 30” marionettes. Visitors will delight in the ornate setting of Tanglewood’s elaborate scenery, featuring a rustic kitchen, a magnificent ballroom, and many more. Best for children in grades K – 6.

Friday, 3/6, 7pm. Tickets in advance (thur 3/5): $8/ members, $10/ non-member
At the door: $10/ members, $12/ non-member

Giveaway Alert: Our friends at the Please Touch Museum are giving away 4 tickets to this special show. Tell us your favorite fairy tale for a chance to win. Winners chosen via random.org and announced next MONDAY.

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February 19, 2015

philly kids: lunar new year, fairy tale day and a please touch museum giveaway!

Hope you had a wonderful long weekend and bonus snow day! This week we wish you Gong Xi Fat Cai (Happy Lunar New  Year) as we ring in the Year of the Sheep. It may not feel like it but summer is actually around the corner and summer camp sign-ups are in full swing! There are so many camps in our area to choose from and if you have a favorite that isn't listed, please add it here!

PPC favorite Please Touch Museum invites you to Pirates and Princesses Day coming up on February 28th at PPC favorite Please Touch Museum and we are giving away four tickets in honor of this event (good for any day, not just the 28th). Let us know what you love most about the Please Touch Museum for a chance to win. Winners chosen via random.org and announced Monday. Don't forget, all of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

This week, enjoy the Lunar New Year Celebrations, Fairy Tale Day, and honoring Horace Pippin. Enjoy the week!

Weekend Highlights

Lunar New Year, Independence Seaport Museum

Discover East Asia-Pacific Cultures and Celebrate Lunar New Year! Discover an afternoon of culture at this Lunar New Year event. The celebration will pay tribute to the year of the goat which represents good fortune and prosperity. Visitors will enjoy cultural activities, crafts, dancing and more from China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam

Sat. 2/21, 11am-3pm.

Fairy Tale Day, Riverbend Environmental Education Center

Explore the woods looking for fairies, giants and other mythical creatures. Build fairy houses, set traps for giants and let your imagination run wild. Pre-registration recommended. Donations welcome.

Sun, 2/22, 2-4pm.

Pirates and Princesses Day, Please Touch Museum

Dress up in your favorite princess or pirate costumes and come to the Please Touch Museum for themed shows, games and activities all day long! You'll meet puppet pals, decorate a crown or pirate’s hat in the program room, enjoy princess and pirate themed story times and more!

Saturday, 2/28, 9am-5pm. Free with General Admission ($17/ person)

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at Please Touch Museum are giving away four tickets good for any day at Please Touch Museum (not just Pirates or Princesses Day). Let us know what you love most about Please Touch for a chance to win! Tickets chosen via random.org and an announced on MONDAY.

Friends School Haverford, Open House

Friends School Haverford is a coeducational Quaker school for students in preschool through grade 8. We offer an intellectually powerful curriculum that is beautifully designed and exquisitely implemented in a community where everyone is known. 

Some of the hallmarks of our program include:

• Small class sizes that promote individualized education
• Student-tended gardens and a micro farm with egg-laying chickens
• A school lunch program that offers fresh, locally-sourced, and organic menu options 5 days a week
• Exceptional fine arts and music opportunities
• Travel- and study-adventures to culturally rich locations such as Costa Rica
• Interscholastic sports like soccer, cross country, basketball, softball, and tennis
• Extracurricular activities like horseback riding, ice skating, mountain biking, and fencing

Open House, Come Visit! 
Monday, February 23, 2015
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

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February 12, 2015

philly kids: paleopalooza, valentine's day fun, and a stevesongs concert giveaway!

Happy Valentine's Day and President's Day Weekend! We hope you enjoy lots of sweetness with your loved ones and enjoy a long weekend off! Whether you are headed to the slopes or staying close to home, there are plenty of great events happening in the hood. As always, if you know of one coming up, please let us know here so we can share it!

Today is the last day to enter our giveaway of four tickets to the Garden State Discovery Museum which, among its typical hands-on and interactive exhibits, invites you to enjoy their annual Passport to Discovery Series. Tell us where you'd most like to visit in this world for a chance to win! We're also running a FLASH giveaway this week to the SteveSongs concert at World Cafe Live, Philadelphia this Sunday at 11am. Let us know what your first rock concert was for a chance to win four tickets to this VERY popular show! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. Don't forget, all of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

This week, enjoy the Paleopalooza, Valentine's Day Fun and President's Day Celebrations! Enjoy the week!

Weekend Highlights

Paleopalooza, Academy of Natural Sciences

Paleopalooza is back at the Academy of Natural Sciences and this is a two-day festival of gigantic proportions! See real dinosaur fossils, meet Academy paleontologists,see live-animal shows, take paleo-illustration classes, take guided tours, enjoy hands-on activities, crafts and more!
Sat and Sun, 2/14-2/15 10am-5pm.

SteveSongs, World Cafe Live

SteveSongs, adored by millions throughout the country as the co-host of the national broadcast of the PBS KIDS Preschool Destination, will play a seriously fun concert at World Cafe Live! SteveSongs blends smart lyrics, catchy melodies & thoughtful messages into fun participatory songs that kids & adults love. Dont miss this awesome show!

Sunday, 2/15 11:30am (Doors open at 11am). $10/ ticket.

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at SteveSongs are giving away four tickets to this Sunday's show. Tell us what your first concert was for a chance to win.Winners chosen via random.org and announced FRIDAY.

NEST's TweetHeart Social, Philadelphia

It’s the time of year for PUPPY LOVE Bring your loved ones to Nest for a special evening featuring food and drinks, wine and beer, a candy bar, Valentine’s Day crafts, a “Love Potion” station, heart-shaped Rice Krispie treats and Cookies for snacking, and silent auction. Registration required.

Be sure to take a picture with your Valentine in our photo booth and visit the furry, four-legged adoptable friends who will be visiting us from PAWS. (Dogs will be kept in a private room.)

Friday, Feb 13th, 4-6:30pm. Proceeds benefit PAWS.

Pricing per Family:
$35 for non-members, $30 for basic & green members
FREE for purple members & ambassadors 

Circus XTreme, Wells Fargo Center

The Greatest Show on Earth is coming back to town! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®Presents Circus XTREME - It’s time for your family to be amazed by all the X-TRAORDINARY things you know and love about America’s favorite live family entertainment experience. Get your tickets today!

2/11-2/16, 12 performances. Tickets start at $15.

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February 6, 2015

philly kids: art of brick at the franklin, circus and a garden state discovery museum giveaway!

Happy February! Even though Punxsatawney Phil promised us another 6 weeks of winter (shocker!), it's not too early to think about summer camp sign-ups already! There are great options for your swimmer, artist, ball player, chef, actor, dancer and much more. If you know of a few that we are missing, don't forget to add a new listing and review the ones you've been to! 

Today is the last day to enter our  ticket giveaway to Opening Night of Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus' Circus XTreme, coming to the Wells Fargo Center from 2/11-2/16. Tell us your favorite XTreme stunt for a chance to win. It's also the last day to for a chance to win PAPAYA at the Bride's Shadow Puppetry Show Miss Ophelia on Feb 7/8. Tell us why you'd like to attend for a chance to win.  We are also giving away four tickets to the Garden State Discovery Museum which, among its typical hands-on and interactive exhibits, invites you to enjoy their annual Passport to Discovery Series. Tell us where you'd most like to visit in this world for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. Don't forget, all of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

This week, enjoy the Circus, LEGO fun and the Philadelphia Auto Show! Enjoy the week!

Weekend Highlights

Philadelphia Auto Show, Philadelphia, PA

Find your next at the 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show! This year’s show is 700,000 square feet of horsepower featuring an array of vehicles from pre-production, production, exotic, classic, and concept cars. This year’s show has been designed to help consumers find their next vehicle with ample opportunities for visitors to get behind-the-wheel access. Get your tickets here!

Now thru Feb 8th. $13/ adult, $6/ child 7-12 and Seniors, Free/ children 6 and under

PAPAYA at the Bride presents Miss Ophelia Shadow Puppetry, Painted Bride Art Center

Soft-spoken Ophelia is rather ordinary. But one day she experiences something quite extraordinary - a shadow that belongs to no one! Before long she discovers more shadows and unforgettable (and unlikely) friendships are forged as Ophelia and her sidekicks share a poignant journey of courage, grace and self-discovery. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Get tickets here.

Sat 2/7 - 1pm and 5pm
Sun 2/8 - 12pm and 4pm
$20/ adults, $12/ children 11 and under

Circus XTreme, Wells Fargo Center

The Greatest Show on Earth is coming back to town! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®Presents Circus XTREME - It’s time for your family to be amazed by all the X-TRAORDINARY things you know and love about America’s favorite live family entertainment experience. Get your tickets today!

2/11-2/16, 12 performances. Tickets start at $15.

Passport to Discovery, Garden State Discovery Museum

Garden State Discovery Museum invites you to travel to a different country every weekend to explore the sights, sounds and tastes of the globe! This weekend you can celebrate the music, dance and art of Africa during the African Drum and Dance Weekend.

Select weekends through March 8th.

Giveaway Alert! We're giving away four tickets to the Garden State Discovery Museum. Let us know where in the world you'd like to travel the most for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week.

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January 29, 2015

philly kids: philly auto show, penn museum's chinese new year and a circus xtreme giveaway!

Hope you enjoyed the mid-week Snow Day! We're headed into February and are deep in the throes of spring class sign-ups and summer camp sign-ups already! If you know of a few that we are missing, don't forget to add a new listing and review the ones you've been to! 

Today is the last day to enter our give away for four tickets to the Philadelphia Auto Show coming to town this Sat where you'll have the chance to Find Your Next car, truck or dream! Tell us what your dream car is for a chance to win.This week we are giving away tickets to Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus' Circus XTreme, coming to the Wells Fargo Center from 2/11-2/16. Tell us your favorite XTreme stunt for a chance to win. We're also giving away tickets to the Painted Bride Art Center's Shadow Puppetry Show Miss Ophelia on Feb 7/8. Tell us why you'd like to attend for a chance to win. Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. Don't forget, all of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

This week, enjoy the Philadelphia Auto Show, a Year of the Sheep Celebration and Sound All Around! Enjoy the week!

Weekend Highlights

Circus XTreme, Wells Fargo Center

The Greatest Show on Earth is coming back to town! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®Presents Circus XTREME - It’s time for your family to be amazed by all the X-TRAORDINARY things you know and love about America’s favorite live family entertainment experience. Be astonished by UN-XPECTED circus spectacles you’ve never seen before and that can’t be seen anywhere else but at The Greatest Show On Earth® . Get ready for an X-HILARATING adventure with X-TRAORDINARY circus artists and magnificent X-OTIC animals! It’s time to awaken the spirit of Children Of All Ages and stir the imagination of your family! Get your tickets today!

2/11-2/16, 12 performances. Tickets start at $15.

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at Circus XTreme are giving away 4 tickets to opening night (Weds 2/11 7pm) of the Circus. Tell us what your favorite Xtreme stunt is for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week.

Philadelphia Auto Show, Philadelphia, PA

Find your next at the 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show! This year’s show is 700,000 square feet of horsepower featuring an array of vehicles from pre-production, production, exotic, classic, and concept cars. This year’s show has been designed to help consumers find their next vehicle with ample opportunities for visitors to get behind-the-wheel access. Get your tickets here!

Jan 31st thru Feb 8th. $13/ adult, $6/ child 7-12 and Seniors, Free/ children 6 and under

Miss Ophelia Shadow Puppetry, Painted Bride Art Center

Soft-spoken Ophelia is rather ordinary. But one day she experiences something quite extraordinary - a shadow that belongs to no one! Before long she discovers more shadows and unforgettable (and unlikely) friendships are forged as Ophelia and her sidekicks share a poignant journey of courage, grace and self-discovery. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Get tickets here.

Sat 2/7 - 1pm and 5pm
Sun 2/8 - 12pm and 4pm
$20/ adults, $12/ children 11 and under

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at the Painted Bride are giving away 4 tickets to Miss Ophelia. Tell us why you'd like to attend for a chance to win!  WInners chosen via random.org and announced next week

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January 23, 2015

philly kids: stem+, summer wonderland and a philadelphia auto show giveaway!

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow! Enjoy the (hopefully little bit of) white stuff and stay safe on those roads. Can you believe that it's spring class sign-ups and summer camp sign-ups already? If you know of a few that we are missing, don't forget to add a new listing and review the ones you've been to! 

Today is the last day to enter our give away for 4 tickets to the Arden Theatre's Beauty and the Beast which, luckily for us, has been extended to Feb 8. For your chance to win, let us know what your (or your little one's) biggest fear is. We're also giving away four tickets to the upcoming Philadelphia Auto Show coming to town from Jan 31st to Feb 8th where you'll have the chance to Find Your Next car, truck or dream! Tell us what your dream car is for a chance to win. Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. Don't forget, all of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

This week, enjoy Stem+ at Baldwin, Summer Wonderland at NEST and Dinosaurs of the Deep. Enjoy the week!

Weekend Highlights

Dinosaurs of the Deep, Adventure Aquarium

Travel into an underwater world of millions of years ago when giant prehistoric monsters ruled the seas. These enormous and deadly prehistoric marine reptile were as vicious and fascinating as their dinosaur counterparts that roamed the Earth, and often twice the size. Dinosaurs of the Deep is your chance to discover and learn more about these amazing animals with an immersive, larger-than-life experience that will bring you face-to-face with more than 20 of these ancient animals. 

Limited Exhibit 10am-5pm. Included with General Admission.

Philadelphia Auto Show, Philadelphia, PA

Find your next at the 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show! This year’s show is 700,000 square feet of horsepower featuring an array of vehicles from pre-production, production, exotic, classic, and concept cars. With 700 vehicles from 40 brands all under one roof, there’s no better place for consumers to find their next vehicle or come and dream! This year’s show has been designed to help consumers find their next vehicle with ample opportunities for visitors to get behind-the-wheel access. Get your tickets here!

Jan 31st thru Feb 8th. $13/ adult, $6/ child 7-12 and Seniors, Free/ children 6 and under

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at the Philadelphia Auto Show are giving away four tickets to this year's event. Tell us what your dream car is for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week.

Get the best Philly events for families emailed to you directly every Thursday by signing up here. We include what's free, fun, and uniquely Philly for every day of the upcoming week. Our weekly events newsletter is free to all! 

January 15, 2015

philly kids: invention convention, honoring dr. king, and an arden theatre beauty and the beast giveaway!

 Hope you are staying warm and toasty during this toasty week and taking advantage of some of the great Indoor Play areas in our area. If you know of a few that we are missing, don't forget to add a new listing and review the ones you've been to! While you play, be careful to wash hands frequently and keep sick kids at home - the flu season is in full force in our neighborhoods.


Today is the last day to enter our giveaway for a free session of NEST's newest class CHEER SQUAD geared towards enthusiastic 3-5 year olds. It's also the last day to enter the free karate birthday party giveaway at Pro Martial Arts Bryn Mawr. Let us know how you plan to stay fit in the New Year for a chance to win this prize for up to 15 kids! This week we're also giving away 4 tickets to the Arden Theatre's Beauty and the Beast which, luckily for us, has been extended to Feb 8. We had the chance to see it and here's what we thought. For your chance to win, let us know what your (or your little one's) biggest fear is. Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. Don't forget, all of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

This week, enjoy Invention Convention, many ways to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, and Dinosaurs of the Deep. Enjoy the week!

Weekend Highlights

Beauty and the Beast, Arden Theatre

Meet two sisters: Cassandra, eager to experience life; and Belle, who is afraid of the world. When Belle meets the Beast, she begins an adventure unlike any she could have imagined. From the team that created Arden’s Cinderella comes a bold new telling of this classic tale. Best enjoyed by families with children 4 and older. Get your tickets here.

Runs thru Feb 8. Tickets start at $20

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at Arden Theatre are giving away a family four pack to see Beauty and the Beast. Tell us what your (or your little one's) biggest fear is for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week.

 

Martin Luther King Junior Day, Sharing the Heritage Celebration and Day of Service, African American Museum of Philadelphia

Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr! This day of activities, learning, direct service and community celebration is appropriate for all ages. Donate food for our ChAAMPs Against Hunger Philabundance Food Drive and books for Philadelphia Reads; create arts and crafts in honor of past and present equal rights movements; explore the core exhibit, Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia, 1776-1876; watch great performances at our Community Celebration; and more!

Monday, 1/19 11am-5pm

Agnes Irwin Winter Open House

Selectively enrolling more girls than any other independent school in the region, The Agnes Irwin School is a college preparatory day school for grades PreK-12 in suburban Philadelphia. We empower girls to learn, to lead and to live a legacy. The best way to learn about Agnes Irwin is to experience it for yourself. Our annual Open Houses and special visit days are one way to do just that, or you can schedule an individual tour for you and your daughter. 

Open House, Thursday, 1/22 9-11am. For families considering grades PreK-4.RSVP here.

Get the best Philly events for families emailed to you directly every Thursday by signing up here. We include what's free, fun, and uniquely Philly for every day of the upcoming week. Our weekly events newsletter is free to all! Hope you are staying warm and toasty during this toasty week and taking advantage of some of the great Indoor Play areas in our area. If you know of a few that we are missing, don't forget to add a new listing and review the ones you've been to! While you play, be careful to wash hands frequently and keep sick kids at home - the flu season is in full force in our neighborhoods.


Today is the last day to enter our giveaway for a free session of NEST's newest class CHEER SQUAD geared towards enthusiastic 3-5 year olds. It's also the last day to enter the free karate birthday party giveaway at Pro Martial Arts Bryn Mawr. Let us know how you plan to stay fit in the New Year for a chance to win this prize for up to 15 kids! This week we're also giving away 4 tickets to the Arden Theatre's Beauty and the Beast which, luckily for us, has been extended to Feb 8. We had the chance to see it and here's what we thought. For your chance to win, let us know what your (or your little one's) biggest fear is. Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. Don't forget, all of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

This week, enjoy Invention Convention, many ways to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, and Dinosaurs of the Deep. Enjoy the week!

Weekend Highlights

Beauty and the Beast, Arden Theatre

Meet two sisters: Cassandra, eager to experience life; and Belle, who is afraid of the world. When Belle meets the Beast, she begins an adventure unlike any she could have imagined. From the team that created Arden’s Cinderella comes a bold new telling of this classic tale. Best enjoyed by families with children 4 and older. Get your tickets here.

Runs thru Feb 8. Tickets start at $20

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at Arden Theatre are giving away a family four pack to see Beauty and the Beast. Tell us what your (or your little one's) biggest fear is for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week.

Martin Luther King Junior Day, Sharing the Heritage Celebration and Day of Service, African American Museum of Philadelphia


Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr! This day of activities, learning, direct service and community celebration is appropriate for all ages. Donate food for our ChAAMPs Against Hunger Philabundance Food Drive and books for Philadelphia Reads; create arts and crafts in honor of past and present equal rights movements; explore the core exhibit, Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia, 1776-1876; watch great performances at our Community Celebration; and more!

Monday, 1/19 11am-5pm

Agnes Irwin Winter Open House

Selectively enrolling more girls than any other independent school in the region, The Agnes Irwin School is a college preparatory day school for grades PreK-12 in suburban Philadelphia. We empower girls to learn, to lead and to live a legacy. The best way to learn about Agnes Irwin is to experience it for yourself. Our annual Open Houses and special visit days are one way to do just that, or you can schedule an individual tour for you and your daughter. 

Open House, Thursday, 1/22 9-11am. For families considering grades PreK-4.RSVP here.

Get the best Philly events for families emailed to you directly every Thursday by signing up here. We include what's free, fun, and uniquely Philly for every day of the upcoming week. Our weekly events newsletter is free to all!