Archives for June 2008

APISS Weekend Picks for June 27-29

FRIDAYThe Washington Gardener is holding her annual Open Garden event from 7-9pm. Kids activities include a fish pond and faerie garden.SATURDAY & SUNDAYHeritage Montgomery Days - Two days jam packed with events through the MoCo celebrating the history of our area. Every single event looks educational and interesting, so peruse the list for the events that best excite you and your family.SATURDAYGet crafty at Crafty Bastards Arts and Crafts Fair in Silver Spring. You must go. It will be so Read more...

Craft-tastic, kid-centric Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday in Silver Spring

Reasons why the Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday June 28 in Silver Spring is awesome for families (minus the use of the kid conversation-provoking "b-word" in the title):Rock n Romp: When We Were Pirates, the fun indie pop of Mike Boggs and a rotating lineup of musician friends, hit the stage at 11:30am with a set 'specially for families. There will also be face painting, temporary tattoos and a coloring station where kids can create their own works of art thanks to the Rock n Read more...

Ten Feet Tall: Funk for Families Tonight at Mayorga Silver Spring

Another cool offering for your family's listening pleasure: Ten Feet Tall plays Mayorga Coffee Factory in Silver Spring tonight at 7:30pm.These darlings of the DC music scene play danceable, funk-rock that is family friendly. Ten Feet Tall is comprised of five dudes and features great vocals, sax solos, skillful guitar work and awesome percussion.Some of the guys are even local dads. Sorry if that blows your cool cover guys (cough-Larry-cough), but word is that parents have brought the kids in Read more...

Free Concerts at Fort Reno

Thursday and Monday summer nights feel like a weekend when you take in a family-friendly, free outdoor concert at Fort Reno in NW DC. Bring a picnic, the kids, your dog and sit back and enjoy the sweet sounds of the best local bands.Located at Fort Reno Park in Tenleytown, right across the street from Woodrow Wilson High School, the location is great for urban and suburban families alike. The time is also good for those with set bedtimes - all shows begin at 7:15 and are over by 9:30.This Thursday Read more...

Duckpin Bowling – Guest Post by Patti Lalley

With the last day of school now past, parents in Silver Spring are turning to pools and parks to entertain the little ones. But what to do when rain clouds ruin the summer outdoor plans? You know, when you hear the rumblings of thunder and the pool shuts down and you say to yourself, "Yikes, what do I do with this kid now?"APISS has some great indoor play suggestions, but here's another one: duckpin bowling!I recently took my five year old son and two pals to bowl at White Oak Duckpin Bowling Lanes. Read more...

Hot Links & DC-Area Activities With Kids

The Silver Spring Penguin reports that Pyramid Atlantic is opening up a retail shop in Downtown Silver Spring on July 11. Executive director Jose Dominguez told APISS that he is planning some creative events for local parents that involve vino. Will keep you posted!Mummy's Product Reviews gives her thumbs up to the new CD by kids music dynamos Hot Peas N Butter, just in time for us all to catch the group's free concert at Strathmore on Wednesday night!SuperNoVA Mom has the 411 on Children's Theatre Read more...

Strathmore Backyard Theater Winner

is Cristina B! She won four free tickets to see Rocknoceros on July 24, woo hoo! We know you'll have an awesome time with your family.Thanks everyone for your enthusiasm and excitement for the Strathmore Backyard Theater performances next month.Thanks for reading A Parent in Silver Spring via feed. You rock. Read more...

APISS Weekend Picks for June 21 & 22

ALL WEEKENDSILVERDOCSVarious times & locations, downtown Silver SpringThe ultimate "get a sitter" movie date. See film list and schedule for showings and buy tickets online. SATURDAYARCHitecture Family Day at the National Building Museum10am-4pm, 401 F St. NW Washington, DCLego® building challenges, puppetry, dance classes and special exhibition tours of Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future. Free.Family Day at the Marian Koshland Science Museum10am-5pm, 6th & E Streets, NW Washington, DCThe Read more...

Strathmore’s Backyard Theater for Families & GIVEAWAY

July is not only the fab month of our nation's birthday and an extra day off - it's also the month of Strathmore's Backyard Theater! Innovative musical acts chosen especially to spark your child's creativity hit the tented outdoor stage of The Music Center at Strathmore Thursday mornings in July at 9:30 and 11:30am.And thanks to Strathmore, one lucky A Parent in Silver Spring reader will receive a family pack of 4 free tickets to the performance of his or her choice! Just leave a comment below or Read more...