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Upcoming Events

Monday, Apr 6 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Tuesday, Apr 7 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Tuesday, Apr 7 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday, Apr 8 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

We now accept Venmo!

By My Side Welcomes You

We are a grassroots  nonprofit organization that helps children and families grow by offering opportunities to socialize, play, and learn. We are a separately incorporated nonprofit operating within the authority of Atonement Church who shares our vision of creating a stronger neighborhood community by supporting families in their journey. All are welcome regardless of religious affiliation!

You can find us in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia at Atonement's back building.

PLAYGROUP - our heart & soul

Come join us! Children are never too young!

Our Playgroups provide a relaxed atmosphere where families find support in each other while children can safely explore & play!

Learn more about what happens in playgroup here.

Our families fund our playgroups through a suggested $5 donation. 

Bonus for sleep deprived coffee or tea!

Here's a little clip of our circle time in double time!

Book your Party with By My Side

The Playgroup Space is a perfect setting for a child's birthday party

If you're looking for a relaxed and  affordable, space to create your own event, we're it!

 (We only host parties on Sundays.)

For us, it's a great way  to introduce new families to our space/programming  & your donation for it's use  supports programming all year!


Make sure to reserve your date early to get the date you want. Parties tend to be on a Sunday due to existing programming.

For more info email

Weather/Emergency Closings Policy

General rule: If Philadelphia Public and/or Parochial Schools are closed, so are we.

There may be occasions where this does not apply so, if ever in doubt, call us 267-758-6608

Teri Ramsay - Founder/Executive Director

"The More We Get Together, The Happier We'll Be"

The Neighborhood Parenting Program of By My Side provides services without regard to race, religion, social status, political affiliation, gender or ability to pay.

Copies of our 990 annual IRS filing are available upon request.