Things That Bring Me Joy – June 2013

Jun 3, 2013



For me, it’s a toss-up between May and June for my favorite month of the year…so please allow me to have two! June brings lots of outdoor activities…art shows and festivals, walks for charity (and your health!), and cook-outs! Kids are happy to have a break from school and Dads get their own day of honor! So much to celebrate! Here are some ideas for bringing more JOY into your June!

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Shows: Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show, Philadelphia, PA 6/7-9

The Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show is America’s longest running outdoor art show. Now in it’s 82nd year, this annual show exhibits some of the best artists in the country and several talented art students from area universities and schools. Visit the website for more information on this great summer event.


DIY: Liquid Sidewalk chalk

Here’s a fun and artistic activity that will get the kids outside this summer! Head over to Domestic Charm for this great DIY tutorial on how to make liquid sidewalk chalk!


Movie: Summer Baseball Movie series

This Father’s Day check out some local theaters in your area that are featuring movies that dad would love. From June 16–July 28, ArtsQuest in Bethlehem, PA is celebrating the American traditions of baseball and film at their Summer Baseball Film Series. Check out their website for more information.

Food: Food Network Father’s Day Cooking ideas
Check out the Food Network’s list for tons of ideas on recipes and cooking for Father’s Day.

Giftables: Father’s Day Gift Basket Ideas has some great ideas for putting together the perfect Father’s Day Gift Basket. Whether Dad loves spending his free time fishing at the lake, grilling a great dinner, or watching his favorite teams, they’ve got just the right gift ideas for him. Head over to their website for more ideas.


Charity: Sunshine Foundation and their Annual Run, Walk, Bark for Dreams
Many of our KDS team members look forward each June to participating in The Sunshine Foundation’s annual Walk for Dreams. (This year, Peter and I are looking forward to participating with our pups, Mojo and Moxie!) Please join us!
The Sunshine Foundation’s Annual Run,Walk, Bark for Dreams will be held at Tyler State Park on Saturday, June 8th. For more info or to make a donation, click here.

The Sunshine Foundation is a dedicated and spirited organization with a mission to answer the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, and physically challenged children between the ages of three and eighteen. First started in 1976 by Bill Sample, a then Philadelphia police officer, the Sunshine Foundation has answered the dreams of over 36,000 children. Through the efforts of Bill, his wife Kate, and a team of dedicated and committed co-workers, the Sunshine Foundation’s work shines brightly in the hearts of the children and families it serves. With over 35 years of helping families make dreams come through for their children, the Sunshine Foundation continues to be a stellar example of all that is good for children.