Late July evenings along the Northeast corridor aren't typically this comfortable. Sweatpants comfortable. Feet in cool sand comfortable. Hand in hand with the one you love comfortable. Late July evenings along the Northeast corridor don't usually sound this wonderful either.This past Friday night, Philadelphia’s oldest toddler, the Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse in Fairmount Park, began its 115th birthday weekend with a family-friendly bang in the form of Kidchella, the venue’s first ever kiddie indie rock music festival. I was happy to have been a small part of it, and happier … [Read more...]
Editor's Note: We explore the Exploratorium with our San Francisco Dads Group co-organizer Andy Chen as our week-long celebration of "Summer in Our City Dads Group Cities" rides into the sunset.The SF Dads Group had a meetup recently at one of the coolest venues in our city by the bay - The Exploratorium. What makes this museum so cool is the sheer number of interactive exhibits and activities (600+) that are sure to capture the attention of both dads and kids, preschool and up. Some of the exhibits are purely for fun but many are also educational.A bonus of the Exploratorium is … [Read more...]
Editor's Note: Our week-long celebration of "Summer in Our City Dads Group Cities" heads back to New York City and a little gem of playground.I hate going to parks alone. It always seems like the nannies, sitters and moms always stare at me like I was just released from Riker’s.
However, DeKovats Playground, a narrow triangle between the FDR and York Avenue on Manhattan's East Side., is a breath of fresh air.
Small enough to run into familiar faces after a couple visits and enough off the beaten path to keep away … [Read more...]
Editor's Note: Play ball with us in Ohio as we head to the Midwest and back to our week-long celebration of "Summer in Our City Dads Group Cities," as Columbus Dad Ryan Gross takes us to see the Columbus Clippers.Watching a Columbus Clippers baseball game at Huntington Park in the Arena District of Columbus, Ohio, is fun for the entire family and can also be really inexpensive. The Clippers, the Triple A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, were for many years the top minor league club of the New York Yankees and the breeding ground of stars like Derek Jeter.The lawn seats in the … [Read more...]
Editor's Note: Southern California is sand and surf to Trevor Mulligan. He highlights his favorite family thing to do for those surfing Los Angeles for fun in our week-long celebration of "Summer in Our City Dads Group Cities."If you happen to be vacationing in Southern California, there is plenty to do: Disneyland, film studio tours, one of the countless museums. But for one day, you should forget all of those touristy things and have a true native experience: Go to Venice Beach and do a little surfing.Surfing is my absolute favorite father-and-son activity, and I am not sure … [Read more...]