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Summer activities for kids and families | Week of July 27

By the Notebook on Jul 28, 2015 02:14 PM


Come to World Cafe Live to give kids a chance to see other kids’ talent in action at the School of Rock AllStars performance. The show is made up of young music students who have performed multiple concerts and who their school plugs as “simply some of the best young musicians in the country.” The show starts at 7 p.m.

Tuesday night in Gorgas Park is filled with fun for kids. First, there’s a kid-friendly concert by Philly band The Plants. Then, at 7 p.m. snacks and activities will be available while kids wait for the sun to go down and the screening of Big Hero 6 to begin.


This summer, Shakespeare in Clark Park is presenting The Winter’s Tale every day from July 29 to Aug. 2. The free show will entertain audiences with the comic and tragic story about royals Leontes and Polixenes. The show features established Philadelphia actors alongside blossoming child actors.

P.M. @ P.M. comes back to the Penn Museum on Wednesday for a night of dancing and music from El Caribefunk, a band from Colombia that blends Caribbean music with funk and salsa. The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. and is free for kids under 6 and museum members, $10 for older non-members.

Summer activities for kids and families | Week of July 20

By Greg Windle on Jul 20, 2015 10:52 AM

Looking for affordable summer activities for kids in Philadelphia? Here’s a great list of upcoming activities this week – free museum trips, outdoor movie screenings, music festivals, and more.

Summer activities for kids and families | Week of July 12

By Samantha Weiss on Jul 13, 2015 11:09 AM


Finding fun and inexpensive ways to spend the summer doesn’t have to be a hassle. Family-friendly events and activities that can keep kids active and mentally stimulated are happening all around Philadelphia.

Summer activities for kids and families | Week of July 6

By Michaela Ward on Jul 6, 2015 12:03 PM

Across the city, there are lots of ways to keep kids learning over the summer. To save parents the constant scramble of looking for fun, educational activities for their children, we're compiling a weekly list of free and low-cost activities and programs that will have parents relieved to know their kids can be physically active and intellectually engaged even while school is out. 

Event offers a frank talk on how city officials can help solve District problems

By Camden Copeland on Apr 3, 2015 10:14 AM

A panel of longtime Philadelphia public school supporters will be speaking next week about the problems facing the District and what the 2015 mayor and City Council candidates can do to solve them.

SRC meeting tonight: Hite to present Action Plan 3.0

By the Notebook on Mar 19, 2015 04:00 PM

Don't forget, there's a School Reform Commission meeting tonight. Superintendent William Hite will be presenting Action Plan 3.0, his newest transformation blueprint for the District. It's an action meeting, so the SRC will be voting on resolutions. You can find a draft of them here. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. To view it live, head over to PSTV's live stream

Seminar to help girls bound for college and womanhood

By Shannon Nolan on Jan 13, 2015 02:16 PM

A goal-planning seminar for high school females transitioning to college this year will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Friends Center, 1501 Cherry St., in Philadelphia.

Phenomenally U: Girl! Get Your Goals Right in 2015” was created to help college-bound women make a smooth transition from high school. Lacey C. Clark, author of Phenomenally U: A Young Woman’s Guide to Being Safe, Smart, and Successful in College, will host the event, providing strategies, encouragement and “practical” support.

PCAPS to launch campaign for community schools

By Payne Schroeder on Nov 19, 2014 04:45 PM

The Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools will launch its campaign for community schools on Thursday, Nov. 20, at Arch Street United Methodist Church in Center City.

As a member of the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools, which is a confederation of parent, youth, and community organizations, PCAPS will host a community meeting at 4 p.m.

Similar events are set to occur in 20 other cities across the country as part of the alliance's week of action.

Fair on Wednesday to focus on historically Black colleges

By Shannon Nolan on Nov 18, 2014 11:04 AM

A free college fair hosting historically black colleges and universities will be held at School District headquarters, 440 N. Broad St., on Wednesday, Nov. 19. It's open to all college-bound students and their families.

The Malcolm Bernard Historically Black College and Universities College Fair will bring more than 40 college admissions professionals who are interested in recruiting students from high schools and community colleges. The fair will run from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

“[This] College Fair is very important because students and parents can learn how HBCUs have educational programs, financial packages, and scholarships that fit the need of students from diverse ethnic, economic, and academic backgrounds,” said Barbara Bernard, executive director of the Malcolm Bernard HBCU College Fair Inc.

A discussion on making Philly family friendly

By Shannon Nolan on Oct 29, 2014 12:48 PM

Millennials have been responsible for much of Philadelphia’s recent population growth. Tonight, Next City will hold a discussion on how the city can be improved for those already living here, while encouraging others to take up residence in the city.

The panel discussion is called “Making Philadelphia Family Friendly” and it is the first in a three-part series on topics chosen to help enhance Philadelphia’s future. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Moore College of Art & Design auditorium, 1916 Race St. An RSVP is required to attend.

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