Archives for June 2014

Free Summer Arts Events for Families

Free Summer Saturdays at the Corcoran through August 30, 2014 This summer, join the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art and Design for its Free Summer  Saturdays series of programming, including Gallery tours, workshops, demonstrations, and performances. Admission to the museum and to these special programs and workshops is FREE every Saturday between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend. Be inspired by the Corcoran's permanent collection and special summer exhibitions American Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Madame Tussauds DC Tickets, and Review

 I will admit that it never occurred to me to visit Madame Tussauds in Washington DC until they reached out to me.In this town of  free admissions to some of the best museums in the world, why would I pay to visit a collection of wax figures? Is not that place simply for tourists? Even when in London I have never had the desire to check out the original Madame Tussauds.But in the spirit of blogger journalism and a feeling of obligation to at least try this family-focused attraction Read more...

Live Music Night Out + Dads Eat Free Father’s Day at Taste Gastropub

Taste Gastropub in Olney has two extremely cool events next week that I am attending and I hope you do too!First off is an exclusive one-year anniversary celebration of Taste on Thursday evening June 12 from 8-9pm. Great music, drinks and food will celebrate Taste's work in the past year of providing a super community gastropub as well as a socially conscious dining experience.Owners Vic and Biana Seested put all proceeds from Taste back into non-profit community support and outreach, Read more...

GIVEAWAY: RIO Washington Carousel Family Pack – tickets + cupcakes!

This past weekend the RIO Washingtonian welcomed its brand-new Carousel. Made possible by Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, this Americana-themed classic carousel features 30 Allan Herschell-style dancing horses, whimsical creatures, and two chariots. The ride can carry up to 38 adult and 30 children passengers, with wheelchair access and chariot wheelchair positions. It is super conveniently located next to the playground. It is open daily from 11am - 8pm and is $3 per ride. Kids under 42" Read more...

RUUM American Kids Wear + In-Store Discount

Last Sunday's A Parent in Silver Spring party at RUUM American Kids Wear in Columbia, Maryland was a total blast. Thanks to everyone who came, brought their children, shopped and partied with us.  The total hit of the party? Personal caricatures drawn by RUUM store manager and professional cartoonist Joe Jaro. Joe went above and beyond to create a special piece of art for every child in attendance!My daughter Eve is wearing a RUUM dress as she proudly displays her ballet dancing Read more...