The Philadelphia Vendy Awards

The Cow  the Curd

This Saturday, June 14th, Maverick and I are headed to cover the 4th Annual Philadelphia Vendy Awards at Penn Treaty Park as members of the press. The Vendys are a competition to be named best of the best of the local food truck scene, the winners driving away with the coveted Vendy Cup. I don't know if food trucks have always been a thing and I just never noticed, but to me … [Read more...]

White Clay Creek Fest!

Creek Fest 2009

  Where: White Clay Creek State Park; the picnic grove in Carpenter Recreation Area off 896 When: May 5th, 12-4pm   (Rain date 5/6) What: Creek Fest + pre-fest hike Start out with a hike to the Arc Corner Memorial and learn some history about the site, then have fun at the fest, which has food, music, vendors, and (maybe) water ice! :P 11:00am Arc Corner Hike … [Read more...]

Year of the Dragon: Chinese New Year at DE Art Museum

year of the dragon

Come celebrate Chinese New Year: the Year of the Dragon! Saturday, January 28th 11:00 am – 3:00 pm FREE sixth annual Chinese New Year Celebration at the Delaware Art Museum! Includes: traditional Chinese art activities artist demonstrations dragon art scavenger hunt dragon dance and Chinese yo-yo performance by the Chinese American Community Center Folk Dance … [Read more...]

Delaware Art Museum Festival of Goblins


What: Gallery trick or treat at the Museum for ages 3 – 12. Come in costume and enjoy: Halloween-themed art activities spooky movie fun photo booth and costume parade interactive DJ trick-or-treating in the Museum's galleries goody bag delicious food for kids and adults adult seasonal beer and wine tasting booth courtesy of Bouchaine Vineyards and Dogfish … [Read more...]

Commonwealth Connections Academy Open House October 13th

bryn mawr connections academy

  This one is for my PA readers! Come check out Commonwealth Connections Academy at its newest location in Bryn Mawr. It's not too late to enroll for the 2011-2012 school year! WHEN: Thursday, October 13th 4:30- 7:30pm WHERE: Connections Academy 23 Morris Avenue, Suite 223 Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 (610)520-8700 WHAT: Open house! Bring the kids to meet some … [Read more...]

The Family Fun Delaware Summer Bucket List


Stuff we want to do and food we wanna eat, as a family before summer's end... how much will we get to cross off our list? Jake: 1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 2. dog park 3. bike on a trail 4. New York City 5. Franklin Institute 6. Philly Art Museum 7. Crime Museum in DC 8. Spy Museum in DC 9. a concert- doesn't matter who, can be a local band as long … [Read more...]

Wilmington Pirate Day!


July 9th 2011 11:00am- 5:00pm Tubman- Garrett Park (the riverfront) Get your "arrrrr" on with this free event for scurvy folk (some activities carry fees). scavenger hunt tours aboard the Kalmar Nyckel ($5 adults, $3 child) face painting boat building ($5) photos with pirates build your own treasure chest ($4) balloon swords ornamental knot … [Read more...]

The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival 2011

louis armstrong

  The Clifford Brown story is pretty tragic. Born in Wilmington DE, he was an up-and-coming trumpeter, urged by the great Dizzy Gillespie himself to further his musical career. One rainy night in 1956, Brown, another promising musician named Richie Powell, and Powell's wife were traveling from Philly to Chicago on the turnpike. Powell's wife was driving, and lost control … [Read more...]

Harvest Moon Festival

little girl in farmer clothes

Lots of family fun to be had here! What: Harvest Moon Festival- Coverdale Farm's 10th Birthday Celebration Where: Coverdale Farm in Greenville (make sure to print out directions, GPS coverage is sketchy for me) When: Saturday & Sunday October 2nd & 3rd 10:00am- 5:00pm Why: Draft horse drawn carriage rides, pony rides, tractor wagon rides Festival fare by … [Read more...]