Upcoming Events

Maybe Baby Brunch

Get together with other prospective parents on Saturday, June 3rd from 12:30pm-3:00pm at the William Way LGBT Center at 1315 Spruce Street for a free light brunch and hear from speakers on both adoption options and surrogacy.
This event is open to all but intended primarily for gay men (both cis and trans) to explore these family-building options together. Information will also be available at this event for signing up for a more thorough, in-depth Maybe Baby class in conjunction with Hornstein, Platt and Associates.
RSVP to hold your spot by emailing PFP director Stephanie Haynes at stephanie@phillyfamilypride.org.

PFP Park & Playground Meetup


Meet up with other PFP families at Wynnewood Valley Park on Saturday, June 3rd from 10am-12pm.  The playground has some shady areas. There is also a small creek and hiking trail nearby for the adventurous.

All ages are welcome as are all LGBTQ community members. The playgrounds are most apropriate for toddlers (the tot lot) and kids up to 10 years old (the playground). As always, prospective parents as well as LGBTQ grandparents are welcome, too!

We are aiming to make this a regular event and rotate playgrounds/parks.

RSVP to board member Despina Kontos if you want her to look for you.

New & Expectant Parent Group Potluck


Meet up with new LGBTQ parents with newborns, babies, and toddlers and parents who are expecting (either pregnant or waiting for adoption placement) for a potluck hosted by Adam & Steve on June 4 at 10 am.

RSVP to Adam for location and details at adam.r.thomas@gmail.com

Grown Ups Night Out with Martha Graham Cracker


PFP adults are getting together to see Philly’s “Drag Queen King” at Fringe Arts for the Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret on Monday, June 12th for an 8pm show.

Get your own tickets online here, let Stephanie know you’re going and meet the group there!

(We’ll make a few tickets available on a “pay what you can” basis. Email Stephanie for details at stephanie@phillyfamilypride.org.)

If enough folks are interested, we’ll also get together at La Peg for dinner first.

Philly Pride Parade & Festival



Join PFP at 10:30am on Sunday, June 18, 2017 on Locust Street between Broad and 12th Streets to march with PFP in the Philly Pride Parade. (Look for the PFP banner.)

The parade steps off at 11:30am and goes from the Gayborhood in Center City to Penn’s Landing, arriving there at about 1:00pm. The parade route is 1.3 miles and is a slow pace. Families with infants should plan to wear their little ones or use strollers. Those with older kids are free to ride bikes, trikes, scooters, etc. Bonus points for decorating your wheels with rainbow colors!

Wear all your rainbow gear any PFP stuff you have.


At Penn’s Landing, Philly Family Pride will again be sponsoring the Family Zone during the Pride Festival as a place for LGBTQ parents to stop by with their kids.

We’ll have help from our friends from Camp Highlight with crafts, as well as PFP stuff for sale and a place to rest with the kiddos. You can join PFP, renew your membership or give a donation to support our efforts as well.

Festival admission is $15/adult. Kids are free. Those who are volunteering at our table will receive a wristband to enter the festival for free or will have their admission reimbursed.

Email Stephanie Haynes at stephanie@phillyfamilypride.org to volunteer or to RSVP for the parade.

New & Expectant Parent Group Potluck


Meet up with new LGBTQ parents with newborns, babies, and toddlers and parents who are expecting (either pregnant or waiting for adoption placement) for a potluck hosted by Julie & Leah on July 9 at 10 am.

RSVP to Julie for location and details at julie.assis@gmail.com

Summer Potluck Picnic


Philly Family Pride’s annual summer picnic will be held from 11am – 2pm on Saturday, August 12, 2017.  Location TBA. Please save the date and time!

This is a POTLUCK picnic. To prevent waste, please follow these suggestions for the dish you bring to share:

– Serves 6-8 people (not more!)

– Bring in a covered container with a lid (better than plastic wrap or foil)

– If it needs to be kept cool, please bring in a cooler or with an ice pack.

PFP will provide the drinks, dessert and paper products.

The picnic is FREE!

This event is rain or shine! This event is free and open to all!

Single Parents Meetup

September 11, 2016

Single LGBTQ parents and prospective parents! Meet up on Sunday, September 11th at 10am at the CW Henry School playground in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia. The address is 601 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119.

Those who are interested are invited to go from the playground to the Mt. Airy Village Fair that starts at 11am.

RSVP to PFP member Katy Chatel so she knows to look for you. Thanks!

Grown Ups Night Out @ Gay Bingo!

December 17, 2016

Join other PFP parents and prospective parents for a grown ups night out at GayBingo! on Saturday, December 17.

The theme for December is Jingle Bell Rock. “It’s the right time to rock the night away!” Be a doll and help Santa fill his sleigh. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for a child infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Tickets are $30/person, but are limited, so please don’t wait. All proceeds go to the AIDS Fund. PFP will all sit together at a table. Our table seats are sold out, but you can buy balcony tickets for $25 and sit together.

Here’s the link to buy those balcony seats if you’re interested.

Location: Gershman Y (401 S. Broad)
Intersection of Broad & Pine
Center City, Philadelphia.

Time: Doors open at 6PM and games begin at 7PM.
GayBINGO! has a running time of approximately 2.5 hours.

PFP Potluck in Ardmore

November 12, 2016

Join hosts Paula and Jen at their home in Ardmore, PA for a pre-Thanksgiving potluck lunch on Saturday, Nov. 12th from 12pm – 2pm.

Please RSVP to pme259@verizon.net with the number of adults and number and ages of kids for the exact address.

As with all of our events, LGBTQ prospective parents are also encouraged to attend.

Guests are asked to bring a side dish or dessert and have the recipe ready to exchange for those looking for fresh ideas for Thanksgiving.

Indoor Rock Climbing with PFP

December 3, 2016

Join PFP parents and kids 35lbs and up at Philly Rock Gym in Wyncote at 827 Glenside Ave. from 11am-1pm on Saturday, December 3.

Those participating will need to be prepared to sign a waiver.

The cost for the first 10 people to sign up is a heavily discounted $10/person. (THESE TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT.) The remaining tickets are a still discounted $20/person.

Buy your tickets now on our Ticketleap page and email PFP Chair Kelly Durand with any questions.

PFP Trip to Diggerland USA

October 15, 2016

Diggerland-BackhoeAdventureJoin Philly Family Pride’s LGBTQ parents and prospective parents as we visit again this year the construction themed adventure park DIGGERLAND in West Berlin, New Jersey on Saturday, October 15 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. Non-participating guests over 65 years of age get in free.

RSVP to Sandra Telep at sandra@phillyfamilypride.org with the number in your group. Please pay in advance to hold your tickets via Paypal (paypal@phillyfamilypride.org) or by mailing a check to PO Box 31848, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Pament must be received by October 14 at noon.

Diggerland USA is appropriate for children who are at least 36 inches tall. Children under this height are free to enter the park, however they will be limited to the attractions they may participate in. Certain rides do have height restrictions, which you can find on the ride restrictions page, however there are special attractions in the park for even the youngest of children, like the Dig-A-Round and Kid Zone. SNEAKERS ARE REQUIRED TO RIDE ATTRACTIONS.

Diggerland is located directly behind Sahara Sam’s Oasis off Cooper Road!

100 Pinedge Drive
West Berlin, NJ 08091

From the NJ Turnpike: Take Exit 4
From I-295: Take Exit 36A

Diggerland USA is approximately 30 minutes from Philadelphia.

More FAQ on their web site.

PFP Grown-ups Game Night

October 22, 2016

Get together with other LGBTQ parents and prospective parents at the home of Katy Chatel in Mt. Airy on Saturday, Oct. 22nd from 6-8pm for snacks and board games. The intent of this gathering is for it to be a chance for adults to chat with each other without kids, so get a babysitter if you can. If not, kids are welcome to tag along.

RSVP for the address to Katy Chatel at katychatel@gmail.com.

PFP Family Zone at OutFEST

October 9, 2016

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 9 from 12pm-6pm. The Family Zone runs until about 5pm and is at the intersection of Spruce and Camac Streets on the South Side of Spruce. Come by and jump in the bouncy castle, make some crafts and meet other LGBTQ parents.

If you can volunteer some time at our table, please email Stephanie Haynes at stephanie@phillyfamilypride.org.

Winterfest with PFP

January 14, 2017

Visit Winterfest with PFP at the Blue Cross River Rink Winter Fest on Saturday, January 14th from 3-5pm in the afternoon.

Free admission to the Winter Fest area which includes a lodge, kids game room, fire pits and more.

For those interested in ice skating, the cost is $3 per person (free with Independence Blue Cross card) and $10/person for skate rental. Skate sizes range from toddler size 8 to men’s 14.

RSVP to stephanie@phillyfamilypride.org or on the Facebook event so we know to look for you.