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The 2019 Philadelphia Family LOVE Awards

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Following the launch of the 2019 LOVE Awards at our Community Builders’ Luncheon, our team received thousands of nominations from parents and caregivers in Philadelphia. These “love notes: highlighted their amazing experiences and appreciation for the local businesses and organizations who have made raising kids in Philly easier and more fun!  Click through the links below to discover the resources our Philly Family Community loves most! And don’t miss the amazing stories of our 2019 Parents of the Year (coming soon) and our Community LOVE Awards too!

 

The 2019 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 love notes from our readers about our LOVE Award Winners and Family Favorites below.  (We will be updating these pages with love notes and photos from our Community and LOVE Awards Celebration soon!)


 

2019 Philadelphia Family Community Builder Award Ian Morrison, Drag Queen Storytime

 

The Philly Family Community’s 2019 Parents of the Yearcoming soon!

 

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Best Birthday Party – PlayArts

  • Family Favorite – Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Family Favorite – Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse

 

Best Cupcakes – Cupcakes by Ruth!

  • Family Favorite – Sweet Box
  • Family Favorite – Whipped Bakeshop

 

Best Photographer – Carolyn Clement Photography

  • Family Favorite – Alex Medvick Photography
  • Family Favorite – Diana Smyth Photography
  • Family Favorite – Rae Barnes Photography

 

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Best Childproofing – The Home Hero

 

Best Home Organizer – Sort It Out Philly, South Philly

 

Best Interior Designer – Widell  + Boschetti

  • Family Favorite – Michael Shannon Designs

 

Best Laundry Service – Drip Dry Drop

  • Family Favorite – EZE Laundry

 

Best Painter – Strafford Painting Contractors

 

Best Realtor – Karrie Gavin Group

  • Family Favorite – Margaux Pelegrin: On the Square Real Estate

 

Best Window Treatments – Urban Loft Window Treatments

 

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Best Cultural Programming – Please Touch Museum

  • Family Favorite – Penn Museum

 

Best Dance Studio – The Philadelphia Dance Academy

  • Family Favorite – Merge Dance Studio

 

Best Gymnastics – Flip Out Productions

  • Family Favorite – InMovement
  • Family Favorite – Relentless

 

Best Language Program – Bilingual Butterflies

 

Best Music Classes – Enchanted Music Together

  • Family Favorite – Sound Start Early Childhood Music
  • Family Favorite – Children’s Music Express

 

Best Music Lessons Philly Music Lessons

  • Family Favorite – Mister John’s Music

 

Best Performing Arts Classes – Music Theatre Philly

  • Family Favorite – Arden Theatre
  • Family Favorite – MacGuffin Theatre and Film Co.

 

Best Special Needs Programming – Art-Reach

  • Family Favorite – Play Without Boundaries (Please Touch Museum)

 

Best Swimming Lessons – Fitness Alive

  • Family Favorite – KROC Center

 

Best Youth Sports Programming – Soccer Shots, Various Locations

  • Family Favorite – Taney Youth Baseball
  • Family Favorite – Phield House

 

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Best Ice Cream – Tubby Robot Ice Cream Factory

  • Family Favorite – Arctic Scoop
  • Family Favorite – Franklin Fountain

 

Best Restaurant – P’unk burger

  • Family Favorite – The Bourse
  • Family Favorite – Parc Brasserie

 

Best Place to Drink with your Kids – Parks on Tap

  • Family Favorite – Dinos After Dark at The Academy of Natural Sciences

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Center City Camp Seaport Summer Camp

  • Family Favorite – The Philadelphia School

 

Best Festival – Philadelphia Science Festival

  • Family Favorite – Little Friends of Rittenhouse
  • Family Favorite – Wawa Welcome America

 

 Best Free Family Programming – PNC Grow Up Great Concerts at the Kimmel Center

  • Family Favorite – LEAP (After School Programs at the Free Library)
  • Family Favorite – Family Arts Academy at PAFA
  • Family Favorite – Community Nights at The Franklin Institute

 

Best Indoor Play Space – Kids at Play

  • Family Favorite – Nest Center City, Center City
  • Family Favorite – PlayArts

 

Best New Family Programming – The Barnes Foundation

 

Best One Day or Vacation Camp – Arden Theatre “Play in a Day”

  • Family Favorite – Philly Art Center

 

Best Outdoor Experience – Delaware River Waterfront

  • Family Favorite – The Oval
  • Family Favorite – Franklin Square
  • Family Favorite – The Philadelphia Zoo

 

Best Playground – Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse

  • Family Favorite –Taney / Schuylkill River Park
  • Family Favorite – Franklin Square
  • Family Favorite – Jenks Playground

 

Best Revival of Public Space – Cherry Street Pier

  • Family Favorite – The Rail Park
  • Family Favorite – The Discovery Center

 

Best Summer Camp – Tall Pines Day Camp

  • Family Favorite – InMovement
  • Family Favorite – JCC Camps at Medford
  • Family Favorite – Liberty Lake Day Camp

 

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Best Family Shopping Outing – Ikea’s Småland

  • Family Favorite – Reading Terminal Market
  • Family Favorite – Christmas Village

 

Best Kids Consignment – The Nesting House

  • Family Favorite – CityKids Consignment Sale

 

Best Philly Fan Gear – Shibe Sports

  • Family Favorite – South Fellini

 

Best Toy Shop – Tildie’s Toy Box

  • Family Favorite – Momo’s Tree House

 

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Best Acupuncture: Restorative Harmony Acupuncture

  • Family Favorite – Healing Arts Center of Philadelphia

 

Best Birthing Classes – Blossoming Bellies, Various Locations

 

Best Chiropractor – Ohm Family Chiropractic

 

Best Recovery Counseling The Wedge Medical Center (Circ Program)

 

Best Dentist – Dr. George of Cobblestone Kids Pediatric Dentistry

  • Family Favorite – Top of the Hill Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry

 

Best Doula – Christine’s Care & Compassion

  • Family Favorite – After the Stork
  • Family Favorite – Born With Love

 

Best Kids Hair Salon – Nest Center City, Center City

 

Best Lactation Consultant – Mom + Baby

 

Best Midwifery – Womanwise Midwifery

  • Family Favorite – Lifecycle WomanCare

 

Best Oral Surgeon – Center City Oral & Maxilofacial Surgery

 

Best Orthodontist – Top of the Hill Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry

 

Best Physical Therapy – Atlantic Physical Therapy

  • Family Favorite – Kutest Kids

 

Best Sleep Consultant – Not A Peep

  • Family Favorite – Confident Parenting
  • Family Favorite – Melissa Doma Sleep Consultants

 


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