Source: Indys Child Parenting Magazine

Community Spotlight
May 2012

May 01, 2012

Broad Ripple Art Fair Returns May 19-20

The Indianapolis Art Center is raising the bar for all outdoor festivals in focusing on families. Their largest fundraiser, Broad Ripple Art Fair presented by Fifth Third Bank on May 19-20, will be uber kid-friendly! This year’s Art Fair will feature an indoor stage specifically for kids sponsored by WFYI, several food vendors with children’s menus and portions, an art camp on-site during the Art Fair where you can drop off your kids, booths throughout the grounds with art activities for everyone to do together, and a private breastfeeding and changing area.

The Art Fair brings in artists from around the country. Tickets and information at

Oncology Patients Experience World of Pure Imagination

Riley Cancer Center Prom 2012

Patients at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health may not have received Golden Tickets in chocolate bars, but they did receive personalized invitations to the third annual Riley Cancer Center Prom on May 4. Patients and siblings began their journey to the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory-themed celebration at a whimsical boutique known as Promingdales, where they picked their perfect ensemble from over 1,000 donated dresses, tuxedos and accessories.

The event – created for oncology patients of all ages within 12 months of treatment – is an initiative of Women for Riley, a volunteer and giving circle on behalf of children treated at Riley Hospital.

Donations may be made to pediatric cancer research conducted at Riley Hospital for Children by visiting

Kids Bowl FREE This Summer!

Now in its 5th year, serves more than a million children and 700,000 families across North America each summer- allowing them to bowl for free all summer long.

More than 950 bowling centers participate in the program from coast to coast which provides kids with 2 FREE games of bowling every day all summer.

Families must register online at and then will begin receiving emailed vouchers valid for two free bowling games each day for a week every Sunday morning from the starting date at their center until the conclusion of the program in their community.

Most Kids Bowl Free programs kick off by Memorial Day weekend and end on or about Labor Day Weekend.

Indianapolis Area Participating Bowling Centers:


Expo Bowl

Western Bowl

Woodland Bowl


Coopers Stardust Bowl


Southern Bowl


Pinheads Entertainment Center

Indy's Child Family Fair @March For Babies

May 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at White River State Park, Celebration Plaza

Save the date for May 12 as Indy's Child Magazine is hosting the Indy's Child Family Fair @March for Babies! This FREE event will take place at White River State Park in the Celebration Plaza at the annual Indianapolis March for Babies walk, held by the March of Dimes.

Things to look forward to:

-Indy’s Child Cover Photo Opt with Hannah Hilliard Photography

-Local Live Bands

-Bounce Houses, Face Painting & Balloon Artists

-Kids Zone

-Shopping Area (Sponsored by Ladies Evening Out)

-Free Food

-Interactive and Educational Booths for Mom and Baby