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Friday, October 5

5:30pm EDT

Playtime with FLIP and UP
EDMM studio invites you to help us celebrate the launch of FLIP and UP, the first two pieces in our line of multi-function children’s furniture. Meet with the designer and learn more about the evolution of these products, created with the intention of extending the lifecycle of children’s furniture. We will also be celebrating the 3-year anniversary of Minnow Lane and the unveiling of a new in-store wall mural by Jarmél By Jarmel. We’ll be providing local beer, bubbles and hors d’oeuvres.  Children welcome.
EDMM studio is a family operated business located in Kensington and maker of modern, sustainable furniture and housewares. Minnow Lane, in the heart of Fishtown, is the only neighborhood provider of natural and organic products for children and young families and is also a gathering space for expectant parents and families.

Cost: FREE

Friday October 5, 2018 5:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Minnow Lane
Saturday, October 6

11:00am EDT

#DPKidsFest at Smith Playground
NEW! The DesignPhiladelphia KidsFest brings architecture and design to our youngest visitors with fun and creative activities at various locations around the City. #DPKidsFest
At Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse we welcome children and families, both new comers and veteran visitors, to be part of the design process by re-imagining and sharing ideas for upcoming changes to the Playhouse. From crayons to color paper, blocks and recycled material, we want to see our young designers excited about the built environment. Maybe next time you visit, you’ll find your idea of a swirly, whirly orange slide came true!
WAIT. THERE’S MORE… Join us out on the lawn to play human architecture and construction games. Is there such a thing as a human dome? What's more structurally sound, marshmallow or tape connections? How high can a sponge skycraper go? Find out, rain or shine!
Free parking available on-site, and accessible by public transportation.

Cost: FREE

Saturday October 6, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse
Sunday, October 7

11:00am EDT

#DPKidsFest at the Barnes
NEW! The DesignPhiladelphia KidsFest brings architecture and design to our youngest visitors with fun and creative activities at various locations around the City. #DPKidsFest
Calling all young architects, planners, and builders help us build a gigantic cardboard city at the Barnes! Children and families can stop by anytime to try your hand at designing and building a skyscraper, a park, a row of houses, a school, a factory, the streetscape (or all of those!). Then add your creations to our growing skyline and watch the cardboard city grow.
WAIT. THERE’S MORE! Enjoy the First Sunday Family Day at the Barnes with art making, play, performance, and story time. Make it a day on the Parkway for the whole family!

Cost: FREE

Sunday October 7, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Saturday, October 13

4:00pm EDT

Discovering Design Through Simple Platonic Elements
Studio of Metropolitan Design Architects & Pentimenti Gallery present a hands-on workshop for anyone between the age of 9 and 99 (all children must be accompanied by an adult). Through a kit of parts, which will be provided at the event, participants will discover opportunities by designing a sculpture/model using a limited number of elements, which can be arranged in an infinite number of compositions. Participants will take home their creation. Architects and artists will be present to catalyze the process. 
One kit per attendee 
  • 16”x 16”x ¼”       QTY 1
  • ¼” diam.  X 3”     QTY 4
  • 1” diam.  X 3”      QTY 1
  • ¼” x ¼” x 3”        QTY 12
  • ¼” x 3” x 3”        QTY  6
Assemble the wood elements in any configuration you see fit.
  • There are no correct or wrong ways to do this.
  • Discover a form or pattern or . . .  that you find desirable and pleasing.
  • When you are ready, assemble the parts with the glue provided.
Limited to 30 Participants. Registration Required.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discovering-design-through-simple-platonic-elements-tickets-47558899950
Cost: $20

Saturday October 13, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Petimenti Gallery

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