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The 2019 Philadelphia Family LOVE Awards

It is that time of year again! LOVE is in the air for the Philly Family Community.

 

In 2018 we were honored to recognize over 200 businesses and 10 incredible individuals with LOVE Awards and we can’t wait to do it again! We’re pleased to announce that the 2019 Main Line Parent & Philadelphia Family LOVE Awards Celebration & Community Party will be held once again at World Cafe Live on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

 

If you have been a part of our LOVE Awards previously, you’ll remember that we transitioned to a “quality over quantity” approach to our nomination and voting process. Instead of honoring the businesses who were able to get the most votes, we want to honor those who had clients and customers willing to share why their business truly went above and beyond for them. At first, not everyone was happy about this. We agree it is harder to ask people to spend a few minutes explaining why they want to vote for you, but we found our community eager to share their experiences! We’re so proud to be rewarding the outstanding businesses that members of our community can TRUSTHave friends raising their kids in the burbs? Refer them to the Main Line Parent LOVE Awards to make a nomination!

 

Last year at the LOVE Awards Celebration we raised $1,000 for Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse with our event raffle. Brand new this year, we are asking community members to help us pick a non-profit to be the beneficiary of the event raffle at the end of this nomination form.  If you know of or are affiliated with a non-profit, please submit their name along with an endorsement for your favorite business, so they can have the chance to receive this year’s raffle funds.

 

 

NOMINATE an outstanding local business for a Philadelphia Family 2019 LOVE Award!

 

NOMINATE someone as a Parent of the Year

 

 

 

The 2018 Philadelphia Family LOVE Award Winners and Family Favorites

Keep this list handy for the next time you need a recommendation. We welcome you to flip through the digital edition of our Philadelphia Family Best for Families Guide or explore the stories of our LOVE Award Winners and Family Favorites below.


 

Philadelphia Family Community Builder Award – Micah Straight, Soccer Shots

 

The Philly Family Community’s Parents of the Year

 

celebrate

Best Festival – Little Friends of Rittenhouse, Rittenhouse Square

  • Family Favorite – Harry Potter Festival, Chestnut Hill

 

Best Birthday Parties – Philadelphia Rock Gym, East Falls

  • Family Favorite – Lume Creative Learning Studio, South Philly

 

Best Family Music Group – Alex and the Kaleidoscope, Various Locations

 

Best Photographer – Rachel Utain-Evans Photography

  • Family Favorite – Little Nest Portraits Chestnut Hill
  • Family Favorite – Tammy Bradshaw Photography
  • Family Favorite – Carolyn Clement Photography

 

dwell: home & garden

Best Baby Proofing – Home Hero

 

Best Home Organizer – Sort It Out Philly, South Philly

 

 

learn

Best Art Classes – Lume Creative Learning Studio, South Philly

 

Best Dance Studio – The Philadelphia Dance Academy, Society Hill

  • Family Favorite – Merge Dance Studio, Manayunk
  • Family Favorite – The Rock School of Dance, South Philly

 

Best Foreign Language Class – Bilingual Butterflies, Queen Village

 

Best Music Class – Children’s Music Express, Chestnut Hill, Abington

  • Family Favorite – Mister John’s Music, Italian Market
  • Family Favorite – Sound Start, Various Locations
  • Family Favorite – Music Monkey Jungle, Various Locations

 

Best Sports Classes – Soccer Shots, Various Locations

 

Best Swimming Lessons – Aqua-Tots Swim Schools, Various Locations

  • Family Favorite – Goldfish Swim School, Various Locations

 

nourish

Best Meal Delivery Service – Grateful Plate, Manayunk

 

Best Bakery – Night Kitchen Bakery, Chestnut Hill

  • Family Favorite – Whipped Bakeshop, Fishtown
  • Family Favorite – Cupcakes by Ruth, On Location
  • Family Favorite – Cake Life Bake Shop, Fishtown
  • Family Favorite – The Sugary Philadelphia, East Falls

 

Best Dessert – Lil’ Pop Shop, West Philly, Rittenhouse

  • Family Favorite – Big Gay Ice Cream, Center City
  • Family Favorite – Franklin Fountain, Old City

 

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant – Pizzeria Stella, Queen Village

  • Family Favorite – Bing Bing Dim Sum, South Philly
  • Family Favorite – Parc Brasserie, Rittenhouse

 

Best Place to Drink with your Kids – Dinos After Dark, The Academy of Natural Sciences, Logan Square

  • Family Favorite – Parks on Tap, Various Locations
  • Family Favorite – Morgan’s Pier, Waterfront

play: camps & activities

Best Day Camp – Tall Pines Day Camp, Williamstown, New Jersey

  • Family Favorite – Miquon Day Camp, Conshohocken
  • Family Favorite – JCC Camps at Medford, Medford, New Jersey
  • Family Favorite – Future Stars, Center City

 

Best Nature Experience – Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Roxborough

  • Family Favorite – Morris Arboretum, Chestnut Hill
  • Family Favorite – Bartram’s Garden, Southwest Philly

 

Best Play Space – PlayArts, Fishtown

  • Family Favorite – Kids at Play, East Falls
  • Family Favorite – Nest Center City, Center City

 

Best Theater Classes – Music Theatre Philly, Center City

  • Family Favorite – MacGuffin Theatre and Film Co., Center City
  • Family Favorite – Arden Theatre Co., Old City

 

Best Playground – Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse, Fairmount Park

  • Family Favorite – Franklin Square (Historic Philadelphia), Center City
  • Family Favorite – Herron Playground, Queen Village

 

Best Special Needs Programming – Pennsylvania Ballet – Sensory Friendly Ballet, Center City

  • Family Favorite – Philadelphia Orchestra – A Sensory-Friendly Concert, Center City
  • Family Favorite – Please Touch Museum – Play Without Boundaries, Fairmount Park

 

Best Specialty Camp – Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Center City

  • Family Favorite – Yes! And… Collaborative Arts, Germantown
  • Family Favorite – Allens Lane Art Center, Mount Airy

 

shop

Best Bookstore – Head House Books, Queen Village

  • Family Favorite – Big Blue Marble Bookstore, Mount Airy

 

Best Children’s Clothing Boutique – Villavillekula, Chestnut Hill

  • Family Favorite – Born Yesterday, Center City

 

Best Toy Shop – Tildie’s Toy Box, South Philly

  • Family Favorite – Momo’s Tree House, Old City and Fitler Square
  • Family Favorite – Oxford Circus Toys, Chestnut Hill

 

Best Children’s Consignment – CityKids Consignment Sale, South Philly

  • Family Favorite – Nesting House, Various Locations

 

thrive: health & wellness

Best Birthing Classes – Blossoming Bellies, Various Locations

 

Best Fertility Practice – Main Line Fertility, Bryn Mawr

 

Best Doula – Christine’s Care & Compassion, Various Locations

 

Best Kids Salon – Nest Center City, Center City

 

Best Mommy and Me Fitness Class – Fit4Mom, Various Locations

 

Best Personal Trainer – Y2B Fit, Mount Airy

  • Family Favorite – Kate Jesuele

 

Best Prenatal Fitness – Mama’s Wellness Joint, Center City

 

Best Sleep Consultant – Tiny Transitions, West Chester

  • Family Favorite – Let Mommy Sleep, Various Locations

 

Best Orthodontist – Top of the Hill, Chestnut Hill

  • Family Favorite – Center City Orthodontics, Queen Village

 


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