Upcoming events in November

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12/17/2013 12/17/2013

Dovetail Artisans Fundraiser for PFP

RESCHEDULED DUE TO SNOW ON 12/10/13 Please join us for an evening of Wine, Treats, and HOLIDAY SHOPPING at Dovetail Artisans in Glenside, PA on Tuesday, December 17 from 5:30-8:30pm. The address is 105 E. Glenside Ave. The Dovetail Artisans will donate 10-15% of all sales to Philadelphia Family Pride on that day. Bring your friends and family! more »

Location : Dovetail Artisans, Glenside, PA

01/01/2014 01/01/2014

2014 New Year’s Day Brunch

Join PFP families and celebrate PFP’s 20th anniversary on New Year’s Day from 11am-2pm at Mishkan Shalom (4101 Freeland Ave.) in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia. Prospective parents are also encouraged to attend.We’re making a special effort to invite past member families to help us celebrate this milestone event. Please help us by sharing the Facebook event. This is a vegetarian more »

Location : Mishkan Shalom, 4101 Freeland Ave., Philadelphia

01/26/2014 01/26/2014

PFP Aquarium Trip

Join Philly Family Pride families at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ on Sunday, January 26th at 10:30am and visit the sharks, rays, penguins and their latest special exhibit – Frogs: Nature’s Messenger. Meet in the lobby at 10:30am and then for a group lunch at NOON in the cafe. Feel free to bring your more »

Location : Adventure Aquarium

02/16/2014 02/16/2014

Valentine’s Family Play Day at William Way

Join Philadelphia Family Pride for a Family Fun Day at the William Way Center for LGBT parents and their kids on Sunday, February 16, from 12-2pm for a Valentine’s Day party. We’ll have pizza, Valentine’s treats and crafts, Legos and more! RSVP to PFP Chair Robin Matthews at robin@phillyfamilypride.org.  

Location : William Way Center - 1315 Spruce Street, Phiadelphia

02/23/2014 02/23/2014

Winter Pride has been cancelled

Winter Pride has been cancelled by Philly Pride Presents, but if you are geared up to skate on February 23rd, here’s the info for the River Rink: prices and hours.

Location : River Rink 101 South Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA
New Hope Potluck 2011

03/15/2014 - 03/16/2014 03/15/2014 - 03/16/2014

Neighborhood Potlucks

We’ll be holding neighborhood potlucks in and around Philadelphia on the weekend of March 15-16. Look below to find the location and day/time that works best for you, then RSVP with the number of adults and ages of kids to get the address. Bring an entree or appetizer that feeds 6-8 to share and serving more »

Location : Various

04/05/2014 04/05/2014

PFP Monthly LEGO Club

Join Philadelphia Family Pride at our monthly LEGO Club. Pack a bag lunch and bring the kids to the William Way Community Center on the first Saturday of each month from 12-2pm. The address is 1315 Spruce Street in Center City Philadelphia. Socialize with other families and have a chance to build with friends new and old.  PFP provides the more »

Location : William Way Center - 1315 Spruce Street, Phiadelphia

04/12/2014 04/12/2014

Meetup at Smith Playground

PFP parents and their kids will be at Smith Playground in Fairmount Park to play in their huge outdoor playground on Saturday, April 12 at 10:00 am. Appropriate for the 12 and under set. Look for folks wearing PFP stickers or t-shirts.   The playground has a very nice toddler area appropriate for crawlers up to more »

Location : Smith Playground

04/14/2014 04/14/2014

Tour the Capitol with Rep. Brian Sims

PFP members are invited to meet in Harrisburg on Monday, April 14th for a private tour of our state capitol building with non-other than Philadelphia’s Rep. Brian Sims. Sims is the first ever openly gay elected state legislator in Pennsylvania history. We’ll meet at noon at Rep. Sims office (104-B, East Wing), tour the capitol, more »

Location : State Capitol, Harrisburg
Wissahickon Hike

04/19/2014 04/19/2014

Spring Hike

Join PFP families in the beautiful Wissahickon Gorge for a scenic, springtime hike. There is a wide, flat trail appropriate for strollers and little ones. The older and more adventurous kids will tackle some of the more challenging trails. The Wissahickon crew will meet up in front of Valley Green Inn at 10:30am.  

Location : Valley Green Inn, Wissahickon Gorge

04/26/2014 04/26/2014

Chestnut Hill Playground Meetup

The Mt. Airy group had such a good time at the March neighborhood potluck, that they’ve organized themselves another event! Meet up with other LGBT-parented families at the Jenks School playground in Chestnut Hill on Saturday, April 26 from 11am-1pm. Bring a lunch or order pizza from across the street. The school is at 8301 more »

Location : Jenks School Playground

05/03/2014 05/03/2014

Equality Forum

Philadelphia Family Pride will present one collaborative program for LGBT parents and prospective parents as part of the 2014 Equality Forum. It will take place at the University of the Arts’ Terra Hall Classroom building in Center City Philadelphia on May 3rd from 2:30-3:45pm in Room 831. Terra Hall is located at 211 S. Broad Street. “Adoption more »

Location : University of the Arts - Terra Hall Rm. 831
SundayOUT at the Piazza

05/04/2014 05/04/2014


Philadelphia Family Pride will be INSIDE the Piazza this year for Equality Forum’s SundayOUT. Contact Stephanie Haynes (stephanie@phillyfamilypride.org) if you’d like to help get the word out about PFP at our table. Admission to the Piazza is $10 per person.  

Location : The Piazza in Northern Liberties
Great Wolf Lodge

05/09/2014 05/09/2014

Great Wolf Lodge

Join Philly Family Pride again this year at the Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos on Friday, May 9, 2014 at a steeply discounted rate of $209/night. The price includes admission to the water park all day Friday and Saturday. We have opened this up to friends and family as well as PFP members. To reserve your more »

Location : Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark

05/10/2014 05/10/2014

“Out with the Philadelphia Soul”

Join PFP and the rest of the LGBT community in Philadelphia at a very special, first-of-its-kind LGBT night at a professional football game. The champion Philadelphia Soul arena football team is holding this event to help raise awareness and show support for the LGBT community.  The awareness event is scheduled for Saturday, May 10 at the more »

Location : Wells Fargo Center

05/17/2014 05/17/2014

New Hope Pride Parade

Join PFP as we march again this year in the New Hope Pride Parade as part of the annual New Hope Celebrates on Saturday, May 17. The parade steps off at 11:30am. This year the parade will begin across the bridge in Lambertville, NJ at the Lambertville City Hall. The theme “Bridge to Equality” will highlight more »

Location : New Hope, PA

05/17/2014 05/17/2014

Narberth Playground Meetup

Meet up with other PFP families and their kiddos at the Narberth Playground (100 Conway Street, Narberth, PA) next to the Narberth Library at 3pm on Saturday, May 17th. There is both a toddler playground and an adjacent “big kid” playground as well as a pint-sized basketball court, swings, tennis courts and ball fields. The more »

Location : Narberth Playground

05/31/2014 05/31/2014

PFP Trip to Color Me Mine!

Join PFP families for an afternoon of art at Color Me Mine in Montgomeryville on Saturday, May 31st starting at 1pm. Color Me Mine offers paintable pottery that they will then fire for you. The cost is $10 for adults and $7 for kids plus cost of piece ($5-$30). They’d make a great Father’s Day gifts for more »

Location : Color Me Mine, Montgomeryville, PA

06/08/2014 06/08/2014

Philly Pride Parade & Festival

RIDE THE TROLLEY Join PFP at 11:30am on Sunday, June 8 on Locust Street between Juniper and Broad Streets to ride the PFP trolley in the Philly Pride Parade. We’re toward the beginning, but not quite as close as past years since there’s a big wedding ceremony up front this year! The parade steps off more »

Location : Center City & Penn's Landing

06/28/2014 06/28/2014

PFP Infant/Toddler Playgroup at The Play Cafe

On Saturday, June 28th starting at 10am, PFP member families with their infants and toddlers will be meeting at the new Play Cafe in Bryn Mawr to explore their fantastic playspace for kids 0-5. (Older kids welcome, but the space is geared toward the littler ones.) Their play space features: “Baby” Area for pre-walkers and new more »

Location : 934 W. Lancaster Ave. Bryn Mawr

07/12/2014 07/12/2014

Summer Potluck Picnic at the Elmwood Park Zoo

Philly Family Pride’s annual summer picnic will be held again this year at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, PA from 11am – 2pm on Saturday, July 12. Thanks to the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund for sponsoring this event. As in past years, this is a POTLUCK picnic. To prevent waste, please follow these suggestions for the dish you bring more »

Location : Elmwood Park Zoo

07/19/2014 07/19/2014

PFP Potluck Pool Party

Get together at the home of Deb and Barb in Richboro, PA (Bucks County) from 11am-1pm on Saturday, July 19th. They have a swimming pool, trampoline and other fun kid stuff, too! Bring a lunch dish that serves 6-8 to share. RSVP to potluckbucks@phillyfamilypride.org with the number of adults and ages of kids, and we’ll more »

Location : Richboro, PA

07/27/2014 07/27/2014

Crafts and Treats!

Meet up at Penelope’s Frozen Yogurt and More in Horsham, PA from 2-4 pm on Saturday, July 27 for crafts and treats with PFP!

Location : Penelope's Frozen Yogurt and More, 587 Horsham Rd.

08/16/2014 08/16/2014

Infant/Toddler Gathering at Sister Cities Park

Babies, toddlers and their parents will be meeting up at the  Sister Cities Park at 18th Street and the Ben Franklin Parkway on Saturday, August 16 from 10:30am – Noon . Bigger little kids welcome, too! Bring your swim suit, sunscreen, and snacks to hang out by the wading pool or at the splash fountain. more »

Location : 18th Street and the Ben Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

08/18/2014 08/18/2014

“Dads vs. Diapers” Fundraiser

Don’t miss this fundraiser for Philadelphia Family Pride this MONDAY, August 25 from 6-9pm, as openly gay State Representative Brian Sims and Philly Gay Lawyer Angela Giampolo guest bartend at Penn6 to help raise money to install a diaper changing station in a men’s restroom! Register at this link. The event is free, but space is limited. more »

Location : Penn6 - 114 S. 12th Street

08/23/2014 08/23/2014

Parents Night Out – Han Dynasty

Get a babysitter and meet up with PFP parents (and prospective parents!) on Saturday, August 23rd at 6:30pm at the Han Dynasty in University City at 3711 Market Street. This is a great way to chat with other parents, make friends, share experiences and eat a GREAT meal! This is a grown-ups only event! Cost more »

Location : Han Dynasty, 3711 Market Street, Philadelphia

09/14/2014 09/14/2014

South Jersey Pride

Join PFP at Cooper River Park in Pensauken, NJ for the South Jersey LGBTQA Pride Festival from noon to 6pm.   To volunteer to work the PFP table at the event, contact PFP Board Chair Robin Matthews at robin@phillyfamilypride.org.   Find out more at www.snjgaypride.org.

Location : Cooper River Park

09/19/2014 - 09/21/2014 09/19/2014 - 09/21/2014

Camping With Pride at Knoebels

Join PFP at our annual camping trip, this year at Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg, PA. It will be a two-night adventure starting Friday, Sept. 19 and ending Sunday, Sept. 21. We have several tent campsites together. Cost is $25/family for PFP members and $50/family for non-members for the whole weekend. Instead of camping, families more »

Location : Knoebel's Resort

09/21/2014 09/21/2014

PFP Pickup Softball Game

Join other PFP families on Sunday, September 21st from 10am-12pm for a low-key pickup softball game in Elkins Park. Bring your own glove. We’ll provide the rest of the equipment. RSVP to Kelly Durand at kelly@phillyfamilypride.org so she knows how many to expect! The field is located at 260 Harrison Ave, Elkins Park, PA 19027 (Harrison Ave. between Mill more »

Location : 260 Harrison Ave., Elkins Park, PA

09/27/2014 09/27/2014

Parents Night Out in Chestnut Hill

Get a sitter and meet up with other LGBT parents and prospective parents at the Iron Hill Brewery at 8400 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill on Saturday, September 27 at 7pm. Dinners out are a great way for the grownups to bond and chat without having to chase, entertain or otherwise manage our kids at PFP more »

Location : Iron Hill Brewery, 8400 Germantown Ave.

10/12/2014 10/12/2014

PFP Family Zone at OutFEST

Join PFP as we host another Family Zone at this year’s OutFEST – the world’s largest National Coming Out Day event. This year the Gayborhood block party will take place on Sunday, October 12 from 12pm-6pm. The Family Zone runs until 4pm and is at the intersection of Spruce and Camac Streets. Come by and more »

Location : Spruce and Camac Streets

10/19/2014 10/19/2014

Crafts and Treats – Fall Edition

After the success of our meetup in July, we’ve decided to head back to  Penelope’s Frozen Yogurt and More in Horsham, PA from 2-4 pm on Sunday, October 19 for fall-themed crafts and treats. Meet up with other LGBT-parented families and their kids. Costumes optional!

Location : Penelope's Frozen Yogurt & More, 587 Horsham Rd. Horsham, PA

11/01/2014 11/01/2014

Family Matters Conference

Philadelphia Family Pride will sponsor our 5th Annual Family Matters Conference for LGBTQ parents and prospective parents on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. at The Philadelphia School  located in Center City Philadelphia at 2501 Lombard Street. Your feedback from the past years asked to make the day a little shorter for families, so more »

Location : The Philadelphia School, 2501 Lombard St., Philadelphia

11/09/2014 11/09/2014

PFP Trip to Diggerland USA

Join Philly Family Pride’s LGBTQ parents and prospective parents as we check out the new construction themed adventure park DIGGERLAND in West Berlin, New Jersey on Sunday, November 9 at 11am. Cost for PFP members is a steeply discounted $10/person or (still discounted!) $20/person for non-members. Everyone over 36? is required to purchase an admission ticket. more »

Location : Diggerland USA West Berlin, NJ

11/15/2014 11/15/2014

Go to the movies with PFP!

Join PFP families at the movies to see Disney’s “Big Hero 6″ on Saturday, November 15th. Stay tuned for specific theater and times after the movie is released on Nov. 7. The movie is rated PG. Watch a preview of the movie here. Robotics prodigy Hiro (Ryan Potter) lives in the city of San Fransokyo. more »

Location : TBD

11/22/2014 11/22/2014

Ice Skating with PFP

Check out the new outdoor ice rink at Dilworth Park (west side of City Hall in Philadelphia) on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 11am-1pm. More details coming soon!

Location : Dilworth Park

12/07/2014 12/07/2014

PFP Holiday Party

Celebrate the holidays with PFP on Sunday, December 7th at Penelope’s Frozen Yogurt and More in Horsham, PA from 2-4pm. Free froyo for all PFP members!

Location : Unknown

12/13/2014 12/13/2014

“Starry Night” Holiday Band Concert

Join PFP famlies at the Philadelphia Freedom Band’s free “Starry, Starry Night” concert on Saturday, December 13 from 7pm-8:30pm at the Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 N. Broad Street. According to the Freedom Band director, Chris Johansen, all of the songs have the word “star” in them!  It will be light and fun music with more »

Location : Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 N. Broad Street

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Family Matters Conference

Philadelphia Family Pride will sponsor our 5th Annual Family Matters Conference for LGBTQ parents and prospective parents on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. at The Philadelphia School  located in Center City Philadelphia at 2501 Lombard Street. Your feedback from the past years asked to make the day a little shorter for families, so more »

Equality Forum

Philadelphia Family Pride will present one collaborative program for LGBT parents and prospective parents as part of the 2014 Equality Forum. It will take place at the University of the Arts’ Terra Hall Classroom building in Center City Philadelphia on May 3rd from 2:30-3:45pm in Room 831. Terra Hall is located at 211 S. Broad Street. “Adoption more »

Elements LGBTQ Womyn of Color Conference

Philadelphia Family Pride was happy to support the 2012 4th Annual LGBTQ Womyn of Color Conference: Flowing Further, which took place at the William Way Center (1315 Spruce St.)  October 12-14. PFP  facilitated a workshop on Saturday, October 13 from 3:15-5:00pm “Creating and Nurturing Your Family,” Presenting were PFP board members Deidre Ashton and Sandra more »

September 2014 Newsletter – “Out and About”

Download the September 2014 Newsletter. (PDF)

bermansIn this issue:

– Registration now open for 5th Annual Family Matters Conference
– Dads Vs. Diapers Fundraiser
– Back to School, or “Tis the Season To Out Your Family”
– Member Milestones
– Upcoming Events
– Photos from Recent PFP Events

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