Meetups

Our core club time is Saturdays 13:30 – 15:00 at the Helen Doron Learning Centre in Pankow – just around the corner from the Pankow train station. (If you think Pankow is too far from you, check Google or the BVG website – you may be surprised! We are less than 40 minutes from S Grunewald.) We are typically there every Saturday except for Saturdays before, during and after school holidays – for details see our calendar. Send us a note if you are coming for the first time, especially if you would like to attend a meetup other than Pre-School Activity time – other groups (such as Schoolkids ELA) may be in the middle of a longer project, or (such as Toddler Hour) are so small that they may be canceled if multiple regular attendees happen to be away.

PLEASE NOTE OUR LOCATION! We are at the Helen Doron Learning Centre on Berliner Straße in Pankow! We are NOT at the Helen Doron School on Wichertstr. in Prenzlauer Berg, and we are NOT on the Berliner Str. in Wilmersdorf! Please send us a message if you are unsure how to find us!

Pre-School Activity Time
This was our original meetup! Kids aged 3 – 6 get together at our Pankow clubhouse and listen to stories, play games, and do craft activities with our professional group leaders. This is our largest meetup, so we ask parents to leave the room if possible (for the first few meetings, they are welcome to stay). Younger siblings ages 1+ are very welcome. For this meetup, we request a donation of 15€ (12€ for members) per child to cover the group leader’s fee, supplies and rent.
Time: Saturdays 13:30-15:00
Location: Helen Doron English Learning Centre, Berliner Str. 118, 13187 Berlin-Pankow

NEW Toddler Hour
This is a shorter, smaller, more intimate version of our original Activity Time, especially for the little ones aged 1+ who still take afternoon naps (and their parents). Older siblings up to age 6 are very welcome. For this meetup, we request a donation of 15€ (12€ for members) per child to cover the group leader’s fee, supplies and rent.
Time: Saturdays 15:15 – 16:15
Location: Helen Doron English Learning Centre, Berliner Str. 118, 13187 Berlin-Pankow

NEW Schoolkids ELA (English Language Arts) Meetup
This is a meetup for readers ages 7 and up. A professional English teacher leads the group in reading, writing and speaking projects while keeping an eye on grammar and vocabulary. This is a great meetup for English speakers who attend German schools. This meetup begins on November 10 and requires a 5-weekend commitment – requested donation of 75€ (60€ for members) to cover the group leader’s fee, supplies and rent.
Time: Saturdays 13:30-15:00
Location: Helen Doron English Learning Centre, Berliner Str. 118, 13187 Berlin-Pankow

Parents’ Coffee Time
This is a chance for parents to have coffee (often at Milchmann next door to our clubhouse) and chat while their children are busy with other meetups. We are looking for a volunteer to help facilitate this group!
Times: Saturdays 13:30 – 15:00
Location: Meet at the Learning Centre after kids are dropped off and see who else wants to head next door!

Parents and Bumps Meetup
This is a week-day morning chance for expectant moms and parents of babies and toddlers not yet in KiTa to meet up, have some coffee, and chat while the kids play. For this meetup we ask for a 3€ donation from non-members. We are looking for a volunteer to help facilitate this group!
Times: TBD
Location: Helen Doron English Learning Centre, Berliner Str. 118, 13187 Berlin-Pankow

We are hoping to offer more meetups! Please contact us if you have an idea for a meetup.