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Visit Legoland with PFP

02/25/2018

Join PFP families at the Legoland Discovery Center in Plymouth Meeting, PA on Sunday, February 25th at 1pm.

This location features an interactive Lego themed ride, Lego 4D cinema and 10 Lego-themed play areas. It’s a great place to spend a winter afternoon.

Buy tickets in advance and search for online promo codes to save on ticket prices. Regular advanced tickets for this time are $19/each. Tickets are timed, so the best advice to is buy them in advance for 1pm to minimize waiting the day of the event.

If you’d like to attend this event but need help with the ticket costs, PFP’s got you. E-mail Stephanie Haynes with how much you can pay and PFP will buy your tickets for you.

RSVP to PFP board member Angel Brice to angel@phillyfamilypride.org so she knows to look for you. RSVP and share the Facebook event for this meetup.

Please note the following: All Adults must be accompanied by a child to enter the Center. Every guest needs their own ticket over the age of 2 years old. Also they do NOT allow outside food or beverage into the attraction. 

“Maybe Baby” Prospective Parent Classes

02/28/2018

therapyctrlogoThe “Maybe Baby & Beyond: Exploring Paths to Parenthood” groups are starting back up this year! This 8-week experience will provide information from legal, financial, fertility, surrogacy, adoption and medical experts, as well as emotional, social and community support around becoming a parent. Speakers will include professionals and current LGBTQ parents. Participants will finish the eight weeks with a sense of their options, how to navigate the process as an LGBTQ person, and connections with those on a similar journey.

The groups are generously sponsored by RMA at Jefferson. Thank you!

The group at the Therapy Center of Philadelphia for LGBQ women and trans/gender-queer and non-binary communities considering paths to parenthood will meet on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00pm for eight weeks starting February 28, 2018 at their offices at 1315 Walnut Street, 10th floor. The group will be facilitated by Maliha Ibrahim and Samantha Rucker. To sign up for the next set of classes, contact them at 215-567-1111.

The group for queer, gay and bi cisgender and transgender men and non-binary folks will meet at the Walnut Psychotherapy Center this summer starting May 24, 2018 on Thursday nights from 5:30-7pm at 1500 Walnut Street, Suite 300. Therapist Josh Freker will be the facilitator. Call 215-563-7863 for more info and to get on the list to be a part of this group.

The Therapy Center group will focus more on pregnancy, prenatal and postpartum care, with info about adoption and fostering. The group at Walnut Psychotherapy Center will focus more on adoption and fostering with info about surrogacy available as well. Transgender, genderqueer, non-binary and other gender expansive folks are invited to choose the group that seems best for them.

Cost for participation for the full 8 weeks for both groups is $250/couple ($125/individual) for Philadelphia Family Pride members or $330/couple ($165/individual) for non-PFP members. Those not already PFP members can join on our web site. There will also be a $50 intake session fee for both groups.

See the article on the classes in the Philly Gay News from 2/26/16.

 

LGBTQ Foster Parent Recruitment Event

03/22/2018

LGBTQ youth in Philadelphia are in need of LGBTQ foster parents… that could be you! If you want to find out more, please come and meet foster agency representatives, get your questions answered and hear from foster parents and youth.

This is an information session only and doesn’t commit you to anything other than finding out more!

We’ll meet in the Philadelphia Room, first floor of the William Way Community Center on Thursday, March 22nd from 6-8pm.

This event is co-sponsored with the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs. There will be two follow-up events in April and May. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP and share this event to help us spread the word!

Trans and Genderqueer Parent Meetup

03/24/2018

Attention all trans and genderqueer parents, prospective parents, expectant parents and grandparents!

Philly Family Pride is hosting a meetup for you! Whether single or partnered, come hang with other parents at Clark Park in West Philly on Saturday, March 24th from 12pm-2pm.

Bring your partners, your kids (if they’re around) a picnic, blankets, chairs and any sports equipment. Meet in the grassy area next to the tot lot playground in the southern half of the park near the “bowl.”

The nearest street intersection is S. 43rd Street and Chester Ave. There is usually plenty of street parking. The closest bathroom is the Green Line Cafe at 43rd and Baltimore.

RSVP to PFP Board Member Chloe Harris at chloe@phillyfamilypride.org or just show up!

Central Jersey LGBTQ Parent Group Meetup

04/21/2018

On Saturday, April 21st join LGBTQ parents and their infants and toddlers 5 years old and under at Marquand Park in Princeton, NJ.

Marquand Park is a 17-acre (69,000 m2) arboretum and recreational area located in Princeton, New Jersey. It contains walking paths, a baseball field, and attractions for children such as a sandbox and a play structure.

This event is free with free parking. If it rains, we will relocated to Ana & Gina’s home. To RSVP and get the exact home address, please email Ana at ana@phillyfamilypride.org.

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!

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.