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Child-centered arts and play in a parent-friendly space.

Active Mom Fitness Presents: My Family Moves (for Caregivers and Children Ages 3-4)
Dec
5
to Dec 19

Active Mom Fitness Presents: My Family Moves (for Caregivers and Children Ages 3-4)

Tuesdays, December 5, 12, & 19, 4-4:45 pm

Drop-ins welcome, but to ensure your spot registration suggested

This class uses play, imagination and traditional exercise to blend an activity session for the kiddos with a sweaty workout session for caregivers. Ashley Reid of Active Mom Fitness will provide a fun opportunity for you to workout while playing with your 3-4 year olds. Come dressed to burn calories, get stronger and move as a family!

All fitness levels welcome. Check with your physician before exercise. Please bring a yoga mat.

Free as part of Active Mom Fitness: Merry Fitness specials!

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Countdown to Noon
Dec
31
10:00 AM10:00

Countdown to Noon

Join us as we turn on the disco ball, turn up the music, and put on our party hats for the new year! We've got an in-house DJ, complimentary champagne for parents and juice for the little ones. Come help us celebrate the end of a great year!

9:30am: Doors
10am: Dance party starts
Noon: Balloon drop
12:30pm: PlayArts closes

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. 

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Gift Wrapping Workshop Presented by Printfesh
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Gift Wrapping Workshop Presented by Printfesh

Join us for a 1 hour fun-filled gift wrapping workshop, complete with wine+light snacks and a free velvet journal!

The lovely people of Printfresh will be here to show you the basics of Furoshiki wrapping - the art of wrapping with square pieces of cloth. You'll learn how to use vintage upcycled scarves to up your eco-friendly wrapping game, just in time for the holidays! And you'll walk away with extra wrapping materials, a wrapping guide, and a Printfresh journal.

No prior experience in wrapping required - just bring your enthusiasm and creativity.

Materials: Wrapping materials will be provided, but please bring along some items/presents to wrap so you can make the most of the session. Ideally you will learn to wrap:

  • 4 rectangular/square shaped objects/boxes
  • 1-2 wine/champagne/liqueur bottles

Advanced tickets required - limited seats are available!

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Spanish Story Hour
Dec
13
4:30 PM16:30

Spanish Story Hour

Join Belen de Armero and Emily Meredith-Stein for a bilingual story hour! They’ll lead your little ones on a Spanish adventure, and follow it up with fun goodies like tattoos and stickers.

All ages.
Free for members, regular drop-in rates apply. 

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Family Happy Hour BYOB
Dec
1
5:00 PM17:00

Family Happy Hour BYOB

Bring the kids, your favorite beverages, & your best vinyl to kick off the weekend at PlayArts. We’re elevating your average playdate into something fun for parents, too!

We’ll have a DJ playing your music as well as complimentary light snacks.

Adults:
$5/adult (Annual members interested in using their Happy Hour passes, please call to register)

Children: 
Nonmembers- $12/first child, $5/each additional child
Members- $0/child **must purchase $0 ticket to reserve spot**

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Family Happy Hour BYOB
Nov
10
5:00 PM17:00

Family Happy Hour BYOB

 Bring the kids, your favorite beverages, & your best vinyl to kick off the weekend at PlayArts. We’re elevating your average playdate into something fun for parents, too!

We’ll have a DJ playing your music as well as complimentary light snacks.

Adults:
$5/adult (Annual members interested in using their Happy Hour passes, please call to register)

Children: 
Nonmembers- $12/first child, $5/each additional child
Members- $0/child **must purchase $0 ticket to reserve spot** 

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PlayArts Halloween
Oct
31
3:00 PM15:00

PlayArts Halloween

Join us on Halloween for ghoulish games, spooky sensory stations and fiendish fun. We've got dinner covered with $1 pizza slices to nourish your little goblins before they head out to trick-or-treat.

Regular drop-in rates apply. Activities are all ages. 
COSTUMES STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.

 

 

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Chinese Pop-Up Class
Oct
25
to Nov 15

Chinese Pop-Up Class

In Ms. Tu’s class, learners are immersed in a sensory stimulating Chinese language  experience through stories, talking, singing, and playing. This is a fun way to expose young children to multiple languages, enhance future learning and help develop language skills! 

This pop-up series will be offered on four consecutive Wednesdays: October 25th, November 1st, 8th, and 15th. There are four available time slots. Each session is 30 minutes.

9:30-10:00
10:00-10:30
10:30-11:00
11:00-11:30

Classes are all ages.

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Fishtown Flea
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Fishtown Flea

If you haven't heard, Fishtown Flea is the new place to be on Saturday mornings. On October 21st, stop by our booth to say hi and get your craft on! We will be set up with crafts for the little ones, coupons for the parents, and our photobooth for all. 

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Preservation Alliance Open House Tour
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Preservation Alliance Open House Tour

If you are interested in the sustainability of historic buildings, you will not want to miss this outstanding tour! Join us October 11 for a special Wednesday evening happy hour and tour of PlayArts, recognized as one of the healthiest retrofits in the city.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Happy hour at Wm. Mulherin’s Sons, 1355 N. Front St, Philadelphia
7:15 – 8:00 p.m. Tour of PlayArts, 1241 N. Front St, Philadelphia

$10 — Preservation Alliance Member
$15 — all others

Purchase tickets here. 
Tickets MUST be purchased in advance for this special tour. No walk-up guests will be accommodated.

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Front Street Floral Crawl
Oct
9
to Oct 11

Front Street Floral Crawl

Cassie Plummer, owner of Jig-Bee Flower Farm in Kensington and Maura Feeney, owner of Maura Rose Events in Fishtown, bring you the first ever Front Street Floral Crawl. Large scale living floral-installations will be displayed at the awesome businesses of Front Street and Frankford Avenues created by several of Philadelphia's finest Floral Designers. Event kicks off October 9th and runs through October 11th. Join us for a kick off party and guided tour Monday, October 9th, 5 to 7 pm at Evil Genius Beer Company, 1727 Front Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122. Full list of participating designers, farmers, businesses, and a self-guided tour map is available at http://frontstreetfloralcrawl.com/ 

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Sep
10
10:00 AM10:00

PlayArts Anniversary Party

PlayArts is turning 1! You know we LOVE birthdays, so come to our party Sunday, September 10th! We’ll be serving up our favorite Cake Life cupcakes, dishing out door prizes, offering discounts and more. Party time is 10am to noon; regular drop-in rates apply. The playspace will open at 9 and close at 1pm. RSVP required.
 

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Sep
8
5:00 PM17:00

Members-Only Happy Hour

SORRY, THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

Members really are the heart of the PlayArts community, so let us thank you with a FREE members-only happy hour! Heck, we love you so much we'll even provide the beer! Bring the kids, your (other) favorite beverages & your best vinyl to kick off the weekend at PlayArts. We’re making this happy hour extra special with gorgeous cookies from the talented folks at Nutmeg Bakery and the chance to win awesome door prizes (top prize: a $50 PlayArts gift card!). RSVP required!

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Sep
7
4:00 PM16:00

Playspace Dance Party

Join us for a free demo of our dance/movement classes! Get your (guided) groove on from 4pm to 5pm, then bop ‘till you drop from 5 to 6pm! We’re dusting off the disco ball for this and making an extra-danceable playlist. What a fun way to wear out your kiddos before bedtime!

4-4:15--Margot Steinberg, Mini Move and Groove (activity geared toward ages 2-3)

4:15-4:30--Sarah Camp, Zoom Dance (activity geared toward ages 1.5-3)

4:30-4:45—Joshua Mallory, Capoeira, (activity geared toward ages 4-6)

4:45-5:00--Hip Hop Happy (activity geared toward ages 5-7)

This event is all ages & free with playpass or membership.

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Bilingual Playgroup! / ¡Exploración bilingüe!
Aug
14
10:00 AM10:00

Bilingual Playgroup! / ¡Exploración bilingüe!

Join us on Monday, August 14 at 10:00 a.m. for a special PlayArts Playgroup! Our bilingual story & song time, led by Dual Language & Early Childhood Educator Emily Meredith-Stein, is formatted to benefit children at all levels of language skills in both Spanish and English.

This is a fun and relaxed way for young children to practice social interaction, build bilingual language skills and celebrate our amazing multicultural community.

This event is free for members and included in the cost of the play pass for non-members. 

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PlayArts Happy Hour BYOB
Jul
28
5:00 PM17:00

PlayArts Happy Hour BYOB

Bring the kids, your favorite beverages & your best vinyl to kick off the weekend at PlayArts! We’re elevating your average playdate into something fun for parents, too!

We’ll have a DJ playing your music as well as complimentary light snacks.

This is a GREAT time to make a playdate. If you've got guest passes, use 'em to treat a friend!

Happy Hour tickets are just $5 per adult. Please reserve tickets for everyone - including children - who will be attending. Nonmembers may purchase playpasses for their kiddos when reserving their adult tickets. Members may reserve tickets for their kiddos at no extra cost.

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July 4th Morning Mimosas & Crafts (BYOB)
Jul
4
10:00 AM10:00

July 4th Morning Mimosas & Crafts (BYOB)

Join us for Independence Day mimosas, themed crafts and open sensory play! We'll provide the OJ and art supplies, you bring the champagne & the children.

Regular drop-in rates apply. Due to the holiday, the playspace is open from 9am to 12:30pm.

Add-ons:

Craft activity (ages 4 and up): $5 per child

Open sensory play (ages 1-4): $5 per child

 

 

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PlayArts Happy Hour BYOB
Jun
2
5:00 PM17:00

PlayArts Happy Hour BYOB

Bring the kids, your favorite beverages, & your best vinyl to kick off the weekend at PlayArts. We’re elevating your average playdate into something fun for parents, too!

We’ll have a DJ playing your music as well as complimentary light snacks.

This is a GREAT time to make a playdate. If you've got guest passes, use 'em to treat a friend!

Happy Hour tickets are just $5 per adult. Please reserve tickets for everyone - including children - who will be attending. Nonmembers may purchase playpasses for their kiddos when reserving their adult tickets. Members may reserve tickets for their kiddos at no extra cost.

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Mother's Day Mimosas and Massages
May
14
10:00 AM10:00

Mother's Day Mimosas and Massages

Come play with us on Mother's Day!

Playpass is (always!) free for members, $12 for first nonmember child and $5 per additional sibling)

Plus, make it extra special with something she'll really want - mimosas and a massage! And, for the little one(s): a craft! 

$25 Pre-Registration Package: Massage time slot of your choice, complimentary mimosas, & a craft for your little ones - Call to reserve! 267-225-8434

Day-Of A La Carte Pricing: $25 Massage & mimosas (time slots reserved first come, first serve) and $5 craft for the little one(s) (pricing per child)

 

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Spring Fling
Mar
19
10:00 AM10:00

Spring Fling

Join us in welcoming the new season with fun for the whole family! Switch things up at our  Spring Cleaning Toy Trade or stop by our Busy Bee Crafting Corner to create a spring-tastic mask! Best of all, local ensemble Penn's Flute Choir will be performing their spring themed program, Animal Picnic, starting at 11 pm. 

No resgistration necessary.

Members: Free!

Non-members: Included with your drop-in play pass for the day

 

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Sleep Training Workshop with Pediatric Sleep Consultant Erica Desper
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

Sleep Training Workshop with Pediatric Sleep Consultant Erica Desper

Do you struggle to get your baby or child to fall and stay asleep? In this 90 minute workshop you will learn the most common causes of sleep issues as well as their solutions. Pediatric Sleep Consultant Erica Desper will discuss topics including:

  • bed and nap time struggles
  • short naps
  • night waking
  • how to stop rocking or feeding to sleep
  • when to consider sleep training, and
  • alternatives to crying it out.

This class is ideal for babies 4 months and older. Time is allotted for questions so bring yours!

$15 | Membership discounts apply! Call or email for discount codes. 

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Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Postpartum/New Parent Support Group

Postpartum/New Parent Support Group | $5 Community drop-in, No series registration

Becoming a parent is tough, but you're not alone! Bring your questions, worries, joys, tears and, of course, your babies!

Biweekly on Wednesdays. Led by Birth & Postpartum Doula and Student Midwife, Mayumi Miller

Meeting dates: January 11, 25, February 8, 22

 

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Valentine's Day Play & Learn, February 13
Feb
13
10:00 AM10:00

Valentine's Day Play & Learn, February 13

Join us between 10 to 12 on Monday, February 13 for fun Valentine's Day activities! We'll have sensory materials for the wee ones to dig their hands into, a sewing activity for preschool aged kids & more!

 

This event is FREE for members and included with the day's play pass purchased for non-members. Drop in anytime between 10 and 12.

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