Tag: family activities

Now is the Time to Share Your Family History


From the days of playing on the roof of the old Jewish Educational Alliance (JEA) building to swimming in bathing caps at Camp Milldale’s pool …. From counting on the men to chauffer the women as they went door to door raising money on G-Day to the early years in the new country … these are the memories of our community, reflected in the stories of The Associated as we look back on our Centennial.

Yet we often don’t find time to pass down our own personal stories to our families. With children and grandparents quarantined at home… and looking for ways to connect, now is the perfect time to share family stories … as well as bond over some treats that have been favorites for generations.

Here’s a list of family bonding activities that are sure to create meaningful family moments across generations:

Bake Together 

That special mandel bread that graces every holiday table … bubbie’s cherished chocolate chip cake. Food sparks memories of special moments, of holidays eating together. Just the smell of a family dish can remind us of our childhood … of holidays spent eating and bonding together.

During these days when you are home, why not Facetime or Skype with a grandparent and bake a favorite dessert together? Or put together a recipe book, with anecdotes that tell some of the history behind that holiday kugel.

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Have Some Family Fall Fun with These Upcoming November Events


Fall Fun with The Associated

Weekends are a great time to spend with the family. Here are some upcoming opportunities you don’t want to miss!

Spend Time with the Family this Fall with a Local Show


Local Shows this FallFall is the perfect time to spend with your family, and theatrical performances are a great way to make that happen! From storybooks, to movies, to magic, to pirates – here are some upcoming local shows you don’t want to miss!

Port Discovery’s “Fall-o-ween: Country Fair” is THIS Saturday!


Port Discovery Halloween Howl

Calling all families! This Saturday, October 29th there will be a good ol’ country farm fair right in the heart of downtown Baltimore!

Tour Dem Parks, Hon!



catch of the day fish (2)Don’t get excited. It’s still way too early in the season for a bike ride that covers the city and all of our amazing parks. But it’s not too early to register and to start preparing for one of the loveliest ways to spend a June day. Tour Dem Parks, Hon is offering an early bird registration special between now and March 31st. That means adults who register now can ride for only $35 (saving $15) and youth can ride for $20.

$40 Period Days at the Maryland Zoo


40 Period Days

catch of the day fish (2)Summer is often full of family vacation days. But day trip after day trip can add up with the costs of gas, admission fees, parking, and the requisite chicken fingers and sodas and deep fried Oreos for everyone. Looking for a great day out for the whole family that won’t break the bank? Look no further than Druid Hill Park and the Maryland Zoo’s “$40 Period” Days. This special promotion runs all month and means that any Monday or Tuesday in August, a family of four (two adults and two kids) gets into the zoo for only $40 (a $64 value). It’s a deal (and an activity) that should have the whole gang roaring with excitement.

Free Sunday Art Classes for Kids at the BMA


Kids Art Classes at the BMA

catch of the day fish (2)This weekend is all about art. That is, it’s all about Artscape. Of course for some, that means all about staying away from the throngs of tourists, the beating sun, and the utter lack of parking. But even if you spend the day (or the whole weekend) trying to steer clear of Station North and the country’s largest free public art festival, you can still get your art on—and get the little ones in on the action with the BMA’s free family activities on Sunday afternoon. It’s a great (and air conditioned way) to introduce kids to fine art, and to explore creative, hands-on art-making that goes beyond the usual “art class” stuff.

Harbor East’s FIT+ Festival: A Street Project of Sport & Health


Health and Sport Festival

catch of the day fish (2)Well, it is officially, absolutely, undeniably beach season. That is to say, it’s swimsuit season. And sure, maybe you’ve been dutifully toning and sculpting since your New Year’s resolution six months ago (um, can we borrow your self-discipline, please?) but then again, maybe not. Of course, the good news is that it’s never too late to get in shape and prioritize your health, and a little really can go a long way toward making you not just look good, but also feel good. And we all know that feeling better makes us look better, too. It’s a chicken and egg thing. And besides, a healthy body isn’t just for the summer—it’s important all year round. That’s why we’re marking our calendars for Harbor East’s FIT+ Festival on Saturday, June 21st. It’s a celebration of all things health. And it is fun (and healthy) for the whole family.

Tour dem Parks, Hon! Bicycle Ride


Tour dem Parks Bicycle Ride

catch of the day fish (2)What better way to take in Baltimore’s sprawling, beautiful parks than on a bicycle? And what better time than early summer, when the flowers are in full bloom, and the city hasn’t yet begun to boil over with July and August heat? And what better way than as a volunteer for the Tour dem Parks, Hon bicycle race? Of course, volunteering is optional, but it is a great way to get involved, help make it all happen, and ride along for free.

Mother’s Day Special at Medieval Times


Mother's Day at Medieval Times

catch of the day fish (2)Isn’t every mother’s dream to wake up on Mother’s Day morning with a perfectly lovely evening of jousting to look forward to? Sure, Mother’s Day usually calls to mind saccharine greeting cards and modest floral bouquets, but what do you get for the mom who’s had enough of all that? For the mom who dreams of chain mail, bloody battles, and flagons full of grog? Why, a Mother’s Day package at Medieval Times, of course. And unlike the usual Mother’s Day fare, this gift is fun for the whole family—knights, maidens, squires, and all.