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KidFriendly DC is a personal blog written and edited by me, Linda Samuel.

It takes time and effort (probably way more than it seems) to create all this content and keep my blog running, plus it’s important to me that all of it is available to readers for free. So, I accept paid advertising, sponsorships, affiliate partnerships, and other forms of compensation. However, payments have no impact on my opinion of any programs, places, services, or products.

I partner on advertising with companies and organizations I am happy to endorse and genuinely believe will be of interest to my readers. Banners appear on the blog sidebar and sometimes within blog posts. I also write dedicated, or sponsored, blog posts and run giveaways for compensation — and always disclose when I do. If you click on one of those ads or links, usually a banner on the sidebar or within a post, and make a purchase, and occasionally when you sign up for a service, I may get a small commission. (Thank you so much for doing so!)

This all helps me bring you KidFriendly DC, which I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy creating.


44 Responses to Advertising

  1. Hello,

    I would like to find out more about advertizing within your blog. Can you email me the cost to put an ad on right side of the home page?

    Thanks, Glen

  2. Looking for info to do a camp listing or ad.

  3. Hello –
    Hosting a family Easter Brunch at West Belmont Place at The National on Easter Sunday looking to give tickets away
    please contact us if you are interested

  4. Looking to market Costume Characters on your website

  5. Pam Schneck

    Looking for information on advertising on your site. Please contact me as soon as possible.


  6. Dee Bridges

    Interested in advertising affordable beginners dance classes for youth dancers.

  7. Tracey


    I am looking to advertise on your site. Would you please provide me a media kit and/or a pricing sheet?

    Thank you,

  8. Amy


    Looking to advertise for our Winter Days and Nights on our farm for the upcoming holiday. It is great family fun located right here in Chantilly. Please contact me if we can share our information with your audience. Look forward to hearing from you.

    Amy S

  9. Hi! I would like to advertise my ballet company/school’s activities on kid friendly dc. We are performing a Nutcracker at Hylton Center featuring ballet superstars from American Ballet Theatre, a Clara Tea at Hylton and Sleeping Beauty in May. Help! 🙂 Thank you in advance!

  10. We will soon be hosting a “Holiday with Your Pets” event at our location in DC (Wet Dog Tavern) during the afternoon of December 16th. Family’s are all welcome to bring their pets and have professional photos done with Santa which is all sponsored for raising funds for the Humane Rescue Alliance.

    I’m interested in advertising this through your website if possible! Hope it’s not too late!

  11. Sheng davis

    Hi there!

    I am volunteering with the ARC Of NOVA, a group that supports people and their families with disabilities. They are having an 8k and walk and need help. Would you be able to help promote this event? Thank you so much!!

  12. Good afternoon,

    George Mason University will be hosting a family friendly (free for children 18 and under) digital and fine arts celebration on Saturday, April 21 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. We’d like to discuss some promotional opportunities with you.


  13. Hello!
    I work with an organization called Corazon Latino – we host outdoors events for multicultural families in the DMV area. I wanted to bring a fun, educational family event to your attention. We, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and National Parks Service, are hosting a family-friendly, free event on June 10th at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens from 2:30 – 5:30 PM.

    The event focuses on citizen science – we’ll be using apps like iNaturalist to track the spread of an invasive species called the emerald ash borer and talk about ways we can protect trees in our communities -there will also be food, music, and dancing. The event is free, bilingual, and fun for all ages!

    I’d love to discuss the event with you and hope you’ll consider promoting it.


  14. Hello!

    I would love to talk about advertising/sponsorship options for a Micro-school opening in Northern VA this fall.

    Thanks in advance!


  15. Hello!

    We are a team of local parents organizing/hosting a Childlren’s Business Fair in Takoma Park.

    We would greatly appreciate if Kidfriendly DC would spread the word for us via emails, local newsletters, weekly e-newsletter, social media, or any other sources that you think is appropriate.

    We are currently looking for sponsors! I am happy to forward you our sponsorship opportunities flyer.

    Please let us know if you have any questions.

    Thank you for your support!

    Holly and the Takoma Park Children’s Business Fair Team

  16. Meetings International organizing Pediatrics Conferences 2018 in Madrid Spain. We organize Health care Meetings in the fields of Pediatrics and child health.

    Meetings International is privileged to announce its’ First of a kind “International Conference on Pediatrics and Child health” which will be held during November 26-27 in Madrid, Spain. We cordially welcome all the eminent researchers, students and delegates to take part in this upcoming Pediatric Conference to witness invaluable scientific discussions and contribute to the future innovations in the field of Pediatrics and Child Care.

    Pediatric conference 2018 will focus on the latest and exciting innovations in all the areas of Pediatrics and child care research. This year’ conference highlights the theme “Pediatrics: An inner analogue of Child Health” which reflects the innovative progress in Pediatric disease research and healthcare. The Pediatric conference includes child health care workshops, symposiums, special keynote sessions conducted by eminent and renowned speakers who excel in the field of pediatrics which include the topics General Pediatrics, Pediatric Nutrition, Pediatric immunology, Pediatric hematology and oncology, Pediatric allergy, Pediatric cardiology, Pediatric neurology, Pediatric psychology, Pediatric emergencies Pediatric urgent care, Perinatal Nutrition, Pediatric eye care, Pediatric dentist, Pediatric orthopaedic, Pediatric ENT, Pediatric Neurologist, Kids care, Pediatric Dermatologist, Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatrics, Pediatric Nursing , Pediatric therapy, Pediatric Medicine, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Cardiology etc. This International Pediatric Conference also encourages the active participation of young student researchers as we are hosting Poster Award Competition and Young research Forum at the conference venue.

    Pediatrics Conference – Child Health Conference | Madrid 2018

  17. Good afternoon,

    On September 1, 2018, PokeWorld, a new service for kids, will open in DC. With this three-hour long activity, kids will spend about half the time walking around the city while they search for and catch Pokemon. They will also spend about 45 minutes battling each other utilizing a portable Nintendo Switch. Healthy snacks and organic juice will be provided. Children should wear comfortable clothes, walking shoes and bring a water bottle. Prices range from $35 to $45 for this activity.

    Please let me know the advertising options on your site including the cost to list my website address on your site. I appreciate the help!

    Best – Jacintha

  18. Evelyn

    Hi! What is the best way to promote an event on your website? A ballet performance

  19. I hope you can publish this with many thanks.
    Shakespeare For The Young would like to invite families to our latest show, Adventures in Arden based on Shakespeare’s As You Like It. The 40 minute interactive puppet show with music will debut this Saturday, February 23 at 9:30 AM at Atlas Performing Arts Center in the INTERSECTIONS 2019 Festival. For a 10% discount off the ticket price use the code: SHAKE10.

  20. Love to learn more about advertising with you. Please contact me.

  21. Hi there, Linda. This is Rachel over at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. We should do ads with you – reach out!

  22. I’m interested in advertising a small original infant onesie clothing line. (My own personal designs, mom and pop shop.) Can you send me pricing information please?

  23. Hello,

    I’m looking for information on advertising with your blog. Can you send me an email?

  24. melanie rosselet

    I am working at the French Embassy.
    we would very much appreciate if you could help us spread the word about the concert « Together with #NotreDame »: next Friday, April 26 at 7pm at the Basilica @MarysShrine, the concert will celebrate the spiritual&cultural significance of #NotreDame. The event is free, with a freewill offering to benefit the rebuilding of Notre-Dame.

    thanks so much in advance. more info @FranceintheUS
    or send me an e mail

  25. Bill Graves

    Thanks for all you do. Go, Terp. Here at the South Mountain Creamery. It’s free. Just pay for ice cream and such.

  26. Hello ,

    I was enjoying going thru this platform and would like to advertise my business with you . Its called Kids Play Gallery. An indoor imaginative play space for toddlers . We are located in Gaithersburg Maryland and we are open 7 days a week. We have from regular playing to birthdays/Group Events.We are only 4 months old. Please get back to me. thank you

  27. Good Afternoon,
    While looking for ways to advertise the all-star competitive cheerleading team that I am apart of I came across this site. In an effort to grow our current number of girls I would like to advertise my business with you. Just a little about us we are a competitive cheerleading team called Explosion Elite All-Stars. We have a small gym in Kensington, Maryland but we accept kids from all over. We have several social media accounts including FB Explosion Elite All-Stars, and ig @eea_cheer promoting some of our performances along with community days that we have been apart of . Everything we do is very hands-on and family orientated from the coaches and staff to team parents. If there is anyway you would be willing to check us out and discuss any opportunities we would appreciate it. Thank You

  28. Hello,

    My name is Stephanie with The VA Group, I provide entrepreneurs and businesses with Virtual Assistants.

    Are you currently looking for help?

  29. Stephen Crisp

    Looking to post about on online musical theater camp being offered by a local voice studio

  30. Hi, My name is Leala D’Isidoro. I am co-owner of PicklesDC a children’s consignment boutique. We are hosting our second outdoor pop-up sale this Sunday Dec 6th in NW DC and would love to be featured in you weekend round up if it is not too late!

  31. Invites Cafe, an online platform assists you to buy beautiful & uniquely designed invites or digital invitations on special occasions. This platform helps the people to connect in the real-world by providing different sorts of eCards on days like events, weddings, birthdays, etc. All the cards are available in various color combinations with premium quality.

  32. To Whom It May Concern:

    My name is Simone Henry and I am an educator based in NYC. After graduating from Harvard Graduate School of Education last May, I looked at several positions in NYC schools, but felt nervous about the commute and exposure due to COVID and ended up deciding to teach a POD of children I regularly work with who live in my community. Given that the kids were in school part time, I intended to have extra time on my hands and endeavored to start a virtual afterschool program that would offer courses in music, art, martial arts, soccer, fencing, science, dance, theatre and chess, taught by experienced young professionals of color. I ended up taking on a second job in the child-welfare space, so I am not able to run a full program, but the teachers are still available to teach 1:1 lessons that I would like to advertise on their behaves in order to drum up some business for them. Would it be possible for me to offer their services to the community of children and parents that you serve? If not, can you think of another space or institution where I might be able to do so? I frankly just want to give as many of the teachers as possible a chance to earn a little extra during a trying time, while also sharing what they love to do with children who might benefit from their expertise. Please do let me know if you have any opportunities or ideas that might help me achieve that goal. Thank you for your consideration!

    Best wishes,

  33. Hi all,
    We are the Wander Women Project, a travel blog that celebrates women’s creations & follows female legacy, landmarks, and heritage trails. We have a lot of interesting information about women, and much more. Our newest itinerary can also be fun to follow with kids. Wander around downtown DC, follow the map to find the old fire call boxes where pioneer women are commemorated. It’s a fun, safe, free, and educative activity. Here is the link -
    We would love to hear from you!

  34. Max Henderson

    We’re interested in advertising on
    Can you please direct me to the best person to speak to about this?



    I am a teacher in DC and I am interested in advertising on I have a five week Art program that will be held in Capitol hill this summer. Who can I speak to about this?

  36. Hello,

    I would like to advertise my website or have you joined our affiliate marketing program.

    We are a babysitting service online platform that matched babysitters to parents across the world.

  37. Hi! 
    We’re hosting a Christmas Village at the Capital Turnaround this weekend and hoped to advertise the event on your site if it’s not late!
    Here are all the details:

    Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

  38. The “wizard of oz” aka Mormon Temple Is open for public tours until June 11. This is a rare opportunity to see inside the building. I went and did a self guided tour. There wasn’t any pressure to do anything, but to come and see it.

  39. POINT 50 STORYWALK!! Bring your family and friends for a great experience.

    Fairfax City’s Office of Economic Development and the City of Fairfax Regional Library are partnering together to host a back-to-school StoryWalk® throughout the Point 50 shopping center at 10334 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030.
    A StoryWalk is a FREE interactive way for students to combine physical activity and literacy while reading a book. Beginning Monday, August 1 through Wednesday, August 31, families can walk through Point 50 and read “Nugget and Fang Go to School” by Tammi Sauer and Michael Slack. The book was chosen to get children excited about returning to school, support the City of Fairfax Regional Library summer reading theme of Oceans of Possibilities, and create engagement opportunities with Fairfax City’s business community.

    When the activity form is completed along with proof of purchase at any participating business, it can be submitted for a chance to win a copy of the book and one of two $50 gift cards to a Point 50 business of choice.

    Instructions on how to submit activity sheets and copies of the map and activity page for the StoryWalk can be picked up at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St, Fairfax, VA 22030 found at participating businesses, or downloaded at

  40. We would love for you to consider sharing about our kids yoga classes. Ever hear of goat yoga? Well we have CAT yoga once a month in Fairfax. Happy to discuss advertising too.

  41. Rich Shea

    we are wondering what the cost is to promote the national ice cream fest would be on June 19 at that national harbor

  42. DC Bike Ride 2023
    The DC Bike Ride, presented by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and Events DC, is pleased to announce its return to the streets of Washington D.C. this fall. The region’s only car-free event and biggest celebration of bicycling returns the morning of Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, with a start line in scenic West Potomac Park. Riders will tour ​the city’s famous sights on 20 miles of car-free roads for the 7th annual edition. Many of the time-honored favorites along the route return, including selfie stops, live music, and rest areas. And the action-packed Finish Festival, presented by Sibley Memorial Hospital, will culminate the event in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on Pennsylvania Avenue with food trucks, fitness classes from #FITDC and live entertainment. Prior to the September 9 event, there will be a Packet Pickup Party taking place September 7-8. The Party includes yoga sessions, dance classes and more! The Packet Pickup Party and Finish Festival are both free and open to the general public to attend.

  43. My name is Auntea Marie and I am the CEO of Kids Fashion Week Network. We are a nonprofit that works with kid entrepreneurs working in FAB Industries (Fashion, Art, & Business). How can we add events to your calendar?

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