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Philly Family Weekend Five: bike, play, rock, and drum!

Though the weather looks a bit dodgy this weekend, our list of family fun will leave you with sunny hearts: Friday: Venice Island Live Outdoors  Friday night, the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation presents Venice Island Live Outdoors with family fun featuring movie nights, live music, food trucks and activities for kids and adults. This gorgeous new performing and recreation center […]

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Philly Family Weekend Five: memories, horses and celebrations

    This weekend’s offerings provide two trips down memory lane, something for animal lovers, jazz enthusiasts, and community revitalizers. Friday: Friday Night Jazz  Surrounded by works of art and the music of George Gershwin? It doesn’t get much better than that. Pianist Dave Posmontier and vocalist Paula Johns will be tickling the ivories and belting out favorites like “Summertime.” […]

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Philly Family Weekend Five

Each week, we highlight five ideas for families to do in and around the city.  This week, we celebrate the fact that summer is here! Ok, not “official” summer, but definitely lots-of-fun-things-to-do-in-warm-weather, so it feels like summer. Here’s a rundown of our five family-friendly weekend picks:   Friday through Monday: The Lion King  I will admit to not being much […]

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Free/Almost Free Camps in Philly: 2015 Edition

Finding camp opportunities for your soon-to-be-sprung student doesn’t have to break the bank. There are several free or low-cost programs throughout the city designed to open doors and allow kids to build new skills while they meet kids from all around the city.   Rowing Camp Run by Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, this is a wonderful learn-to-row camp for city […]

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Philly Children March in Solidarity with Baltimore

The Philly Children’s March was organized through social media last December to create a local, family-friendly response to the tragic events and lack of justice in Ferguson, Cleveland, New York, and around the country. The original march was held in Mt. Airy on January 3, 2015. It was a child-friendly action in response to Ferguson, aimed at affirming the belief that […]

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Miquon Hosts Elementary School Diversity Day

The Elementary School Diversity Day was planned and coordinated by the Greater Philadelphia Diversity Collaborative. The GPDC is a collection of small, independent pre-K through eighth grade schools who self-organized in 2009 to raise awareness about diversity and social justice issues. Students arrived at The Miquon School in Conshocken under blue and sun-drenched sky last Saturday. There were six other […]

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