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Bhangra, Brickfair, Block Party BBQ, Southern Fried Festival, Wine Camp, and more!

July 29 at 3:08 pm

Bhangra, Brickfair, Block Parties, County fairs, BBQs, Southern Fried Festival, Kegs and Corks, Wine Camp, Classic Trains, Hot rods, Fiddles…we’ve got something for every taste on funseek. We’re kicking off August literally with Bhangra, the lively Indian folk dance! Check out DJ Rekha at the Black Cat on August 2, 2014. DJ Rekha, the founder of NYC’s long-running Basement Bhangra night, is credited with helping to popularize bhangra here in the US. “But Rekha doesn’t keep things traditional. She mixes bhangra with hip-hop, dancehall, and all kinds of beats.” If you missed the Smithsonian’s first Asia After Dark featuring DJ Rekha, here’s your last chance to get down with her beats this summer. Read More

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Fringe Fever

May 13 at 8:30 pm

It’s Fringe Fever at funseek! After atteding the mother of all Fringe Festivals, , the largest arts festval in the world, we can’t get enough! The annual festival takes places annually for three weeks in Scotland’s capital city. What exactly is a Fringe Festival you ask? Read More

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Happy MomME Month!

May 10 at 1:50 pm

You have to wonder if Mother’s Day and even Father’s Day are conveniently dated right before school’s out for the summer. Yup, hate to burst the bubble of your unregularly scheduled candlelit bath this week. But, school’s almost out so make this Mother’s Day (make it a week) count! So how do we recommend you celebrate Mother’s Day? First, take the week off! That’s right, line up a couple of days of fun! At funseek, we’re all about “MomME” Day! Let the countdown begin and let the cocktails, cupcakes (those are for you too), camaraderie flow. We conducted an informal survey of mothers and our findings show that mothers prefer TIME as the best gift. While we can appreciate Virginia Woolf’s, “A Room of One’s Own,” we think quality me time also means making time to celebrate with friends. In other words please don’t hang out by yourself at home. We get you want some me time alone but this is the perfect opportunity for a long lunch, a fun run with friends, and maybe even a getaway, with your gal pals. We love brunch! It’s one of our favorite words in the dictionary. But mother’s day should not be about leftovers made pretty, thankfully with Mimosas. Nope a celebration of motherhood calls for more, drastic fun. We’re declaring May Mother’s Month! Remember school is going to be out soon! Read More

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Give Dad the gift of fun!

June 15 at 11:35 am

Please don’t go for the ties, colognes, mugs and t-shirts for Father’s Day. These are nice thoughts that should be kept as thoughts. Let’s put the fun back in Father’s Day and celebrate! Whether on his own, with his father or a family affair altogether, break out of your sad gift habit and give your dear old dad, grandfather or husband, something fun to do! Nothing says love more than showing or sharing in their interests. Here are few suggestions for upcoming events worth exploring. Some of these events are offered in multiple cities or if your budget and schedule permit, consider planning a trip around it this summer! Did somebody say Family Road Trip?!!! Remember those? Classic fun! Give your father something more than a day to look forward to, give him a summer to remember! Read More

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Gifted Parent: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Fun

June 10 at 9:00 am

By Archana Jaiswal

You’ve probably heard of the term “gifted child.” It’s possible that behind every gifted child there is a gifted parent. It’s possible. It’s also possible that there may be gifted parents who don’t have gifted children. We rarely see or hear the term “gifted parent.” More likely, you’ve heard of “super moms” and “super dads.” These super parents are usually recognized for their ability to juggle life efficiently in multiple orbits including involvement in their children’s many extra-curricular activities, all at once. They should be applauded for their herculean feats. But these “super” moms and dads are not necessarily also gifted parents. Read More

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Spring Fever

April 3 at 1:14 am

It’s opening week of baseball season and mother nature is finally ready to play ball with Spring in the air! It has been a particularly long winter for those of you sequestered by the Norovirus. We hope you’re ready to Spring into action for some fun and smell the roses (well, Cherry blossoms). Good news. The National Park Service has determined April 3-6 as the Peak Bloom period for Cherry Blossoms in 2013. If these weren’t reason enough to go out and play, April is National Kite Month! Read More

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March Madness

March 12 at 3:30 pm

Get caught up in March Madness! We’re not just talking basketball here. In our last post called “Enough With P Envy” we talked about how we sometimes stand in our own way of having fun. That was a first, major step. In order to go forward we have to go back, (of course). So, going back to P Envy (Party Envy, Personality Envy, Perceived Life Envy of others), most likely we developed P Envy when we stopped having fun. Whether it’s stress and depressive feelings related to work, parenting, financial hardship, caregiving, issues with weight, aging, or a little bit of everything, guess what these life changing and challenging conditions aren’t going anywhere. It’s life, it’s happening. So, how does one balance life happening with wanting to have a life? Read More

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A Melting Pot of Sexuality

March 12 at 1:14 pm

What do you get when you throw sex educators, sexologists, sex workers, writers, and activists together for a 3-day conference? You get CatalystCon East Sexuality Conference, a “Melting Pot of Sexuality” that “can inspire exceptional conversations about sexuality.” Read More

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Enough With The P Envy!

March 4 at 1:16 pm

I’ve had it, you’ve had it, everyone’s had it at some time or another. It’s got nothing to do with age. We can all catch it. It’s actually been talked about a lot lately, especially when it comes to facebook. At some time or another, we’ve all suffered from Party Envy and wish we were down with other people’s partying. Thanks to social networks, our lives at once resemble the awkwardness of the characters of a John Hughes film and the narcissism of the characters of a Judd Apatow movie. Wasn’t the point of social networks to increase our socialization and our commonalities with our friends? So how many of your hundreds of friends did you go out with this week? Read More