upcoming events


Sunday, September 9th  i  10 am - 12 pm

PlayArts is celebrating another year around the sun! We’re turning TWO and couldn’t have done it without the help of all of you. From summer camp adventures to special events, classes, after-school and just word-of-mouth from our friends: All of it has helped us grow.

On Sunday September 9th, we're throwing a birthday bash to celebrate. We want to show our members and clients what a great community we are a part of by celebrating with a sensory activity from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and balloon drop to follow at noon (and a few goodies and giveaways). We'll also have special membership and class discounts!

Join us during at this exciting event to THANK YOU for supporting all we do here at PlayArts!



Once a month, every month

Who doesn't enjoy a good surprise? Picked at random, each month we will hold a $5 Play day, announced on Instagram the day before. 




Saturday, August 25th  i  all day

As you're preparing to send your children back to school with book bags filled with new supplies, we're working with Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia to help provide children living in homeless or low-income situations with the essential items they need to thrive- at home, at school, and at play. The week leading up to August 25th we will be accepting donations (see items of need below) and that Saturday a portion of our proceeds will go to the organization. 

+ Did you know?

  • Poverty among children is the highest it has been in 50 years.

  • Philadelphia has the highest rate of deep poverty in the nation.

  • 40% of children in the Greater Philadelphia region live in poverty or in a low-income home.

  • Poverty is increasing twice as fast in the suburbs as it is in the city.

+ Most Needed Items

Please note the “*” indicate a HIGH need for that item.


  • Boys and Girls Baby Clothing – Sizes 0-24 months*

  • NEW Baby Socks – Sizes 0-24 months*

  • New and Gently Used Boys and Girls PJs – Sizes 0-24 months*

  • Boys and Girls Clothing – Sizes 5/6 to 14/16


  • Boys and Girls Hats and Gloves – 12-24 months

  • Boy and Girls Winter Coats – 0-24 months*

Nursery Items

  • Baby Safety items

  • Baby carriers

  • Diaper bags

  • Changing Pads

  • Towels*

  • Crib sheets & blankets

  • Lotion*

  • Pacifiers*

  • Utensils*

  • Infant Bath Tubs*



Every first friday  i  5:00 -7:00 pm

Bring your friends AND your little ones out for First Friday! It's BYOB. Caviar will be providing the food and our resident DJ will be playing the jams.

Please Note: September's Happy Hour is for MEMBERS-ONLY as we celebrate our 2nd Anniversary. Join us as we celebrate another year

Regular drop-in rates apply for children.



Every First Friday  i  10:00 - 11:30 am

Are you rocking your baby for hours to put them to sleep? Is your kid waking up in the middle of the night? Are naps non existent? Do you want to learn how to put your baby on the right path to good sleep from day one? This class is for you!

During this 1.5 hours workshop, sleep expert Maria Lopez will teach you about the science of children’s sleep, why problems occur, how to prevent them and how to troubleshoot your current issues. 

This class addresses sleep issues for children at any age. Bring all your questions! 

$15 advance/$20 day-of

+ Topics Include

  • Children’s sleep
  • Sleep props and how to prevent and stop them
  • Ideal routines for each age
  • Common sleep problems: Regressions, night wakings, and short naps.
  • Helpful sleep hacks