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November 2019

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Monday, November 18

Philadelphia Orchestra’s Sound All Around: Strings
10 am and 11:15 am
Academy of Music Ballroom, 240 S. Broad St.
Sound All Around is a great introduction to classical music for youngsters (ages 3-5), and features members of the Philadelphia Orchestra. This month, meet bass player Nathaniel West to learn about the stringed instruments. Concerts are 45 minutes and are hosted by award-winning storyteller Charlotte ... Read More
Cooking Around the World
9:30-10:30 am
Lilypad, 1234 S. Broad St.
Each week this fall, the Geography Lady will lead the class in creating something delicious from a different country around the world, tell stories, and more. Each student will be given a passport, a special one of a kind apron, a copy of the day’s ... Read More
Music Monkey Jungle at Liberty Place
10:30-11 am
The Shops at Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut St.
Come sing, dance, laugh and play with Music Monkey Jungle in this free concert! Read More
Murals on the Move Launch
3:30-5 pm
Mander Recreation Center, 2140 N. 33rd St.
Join Mural Arts Philadelphia for free painting and art-making activities. Read More
Make Your Own Comics
4 pm
Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St.
Kids ages 11 and under will learn how to plan, design, and write their own comics. Read More
Sensory Explorers
4-5:15 pm
Kith + Kin, 3060 W. Jefferson St.
Led by an occupational therapist, this workshop will have children of all “abilities” play together to experience various sensory integration strategies to help increase self-regulation, and to prepare children for learning and playing in a group setting. Pre-registration is required. Kith + Kin is closed ... Read More
Free Workshop for Performing Arts High School Auditions
7 pm
The Tacony LAB Community Arts Center, 6918 Torresdale Avenue
Free workshops for instrumentalists and vocalists auditioning for performing arts high schools. Read More

Tuesday, November 19

Music Monkey Jungle Free Session at Reading Terminal Market
10-10:30 am
51 N. 12th St.
Sing, dance, move, and have a rockin’ good time with Music Monkey Jungle. Admission is free and open to the public. Read More
Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address
10 am-3 pm
National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St.
The National Constitution Center will be celebrating the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address through interactive programs, activities, and exhibit highlights in the main exhibit and "Civil War and Reconstruction: the Battle for Freedom and Equality." The day includes Abraham Lincoln crafts, the Gettysburg Address performed ... Read More
Toddler Time at American Swedish Historical Museum
10:30-11:30 am
1900 Pattison Ave.
Introduce children to the classic Finnish fantasy world of Moomin and his friends. No pre-registration required, pay $5 per kid at the door. Read More
Roots with Ruark at Kith + Kin
4 pm
3060 W. Jefferson St.
Roots With Ruark brings you and your little one a music class full of energy and excitement with that one on one connection that is so vital for the 0-5 age group. Drop-ins welcome. Read More
Dinosaur Party
4 pm
Richmond Library, 2987 Almond Street
Celebrate "Dinovember" with dinosaur stories, crafts, and games. Read More
Introduction to Scratch Coding
4 pm
Lovett Memorial Library, 6945 Germantown Ave.
Kids ages 7 and up will learn how to begin coding with Scratch, a kid-friendly coding program, Read More
Toddler and Preschooler Dance with Miss Erin
4:15-5 pm
Beehive at Bok, Suite B03, 1901 S. Ninth Street
A 45-minute movement and music class designed for little movers and their caregiver. Students are introduced to basic ballet and dance, while exploring movement and music in a fun and creative way. Drop-in or reserve a spot online. Read More

Wednesday, November 20

Book Nook Storytime at Reading Terminal Market
This program, in partnership with The Free Library of Philadelphia, is geared towards children ages 3 to 5. Read More
LumiNature Opening Night at Philadelphia Zoo
4:30-10 pm
3400 W. Girard Ave.
New for this year, the Philadelphia Zoo presents a nighttime multimedia holiday spectacle the likes of which you have never seen. Throughout the zoo, giant animal-themed installations will glow, Evergreen trees will talk, and you’ll be surrounded by pure fantasy. Seasonal fare, strolling performers, hot ... Read More
Developmental Playtime
6-7:30 pm
Kith + Kin, 3060 W. Jefferson St.
In class, you and your baby will learn ways to enjoy tummytime with instructor Nikki Lee. Best for babies 0-6 months. Pre-registration required online. Read More

Thursday, November 21

Barnes Toddler Time
10-10:45 am and 11-11:45 am
The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Bring your curious and imaginative toddlers (ages 2-4) to the museum to delve into art-related stories, art making, and movement activities, and to get an introduction to the works in the Barnes collection. Read More
Open Play Unplugged with Mr. Bill at Philly InMovement
9:30 am or 10:30 am
500 Kenilworth St.
Open play with musical fun by Mr. Bill of We Kids Rock. Pre-registration required. Read More
Toddler and Preschool STEM
9-9:30 am
Beehive at Bok, Suite B03, 1901 S. Ninth Street
The STEM class for Toddlers and Preschoolers provides opportunity for a multi-sensory exploration into a big question of the day. Adventures with ramps, magnets, colorful water, density, gravity, and more. Read More
Dance Me a Story
10:30 am
South Philadelphia Library, 1700 S. Broad Street
Listen, move, and learn at this special storytime with the School of the Pennsylvania Ballet. This program is limited to children ages 3 and older. Read More
Mandarin Chinese Storytime
10:30 am
Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St.
Enjoy stories, songs, music, movements and lots of fun in Mandarin Chinese with Ms. Han from the Philadelphia Chinese Academy for children birth to 5 years old with their caregivers. Read More
Creative Play + Storytime at Philly Art Center
10:30-11:45 am
514 Bainbridge Street and 2333 Fairmount Avenue
Walkers enjoy sensory stations while floor-bound babes enjoy age appropriate manipulative play. Storytime is at 11 am. $5 at the door. Read More
Wissahickon Thursday Tots: What Animals Eat
1-2 pm
Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Meet at the Wissahickon Environmental Center. Tots will explore the food web and what different animals at the Tree House and in the wild like to eat. For ages 3-5 with a caregiver. $5 per child per lesson to be paid on arrival. Register online ... Read More
Drag Storytime at Mister John's Music
4 pm
904 S. Ninth St.
Maria TopCatt is back at Mister John's Music for stories, lipsyncing dance parties, catwalk time, and togetherness! Tickets available online. Read More
Eyewitness Nature with Bartram’s Garden
4:30 pm
Queen Memorial Library, 1201 S. 23rd St.
Get up close and personal with nature in this educational workshop led by Bartram’s Garden staff. For school-aged children up to 13 years old. Read More
Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids
4:45 pm
Andorra Library, 705 East Cathedral Road
Kids in grades K-12 can come every week for a free yoga and mindfulness session at Andorra Library. Plan to wear comfortable, flexible clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one. Kids only! Read More
Animal Tales: Meet Shenandoah, a Red-Tailed Hawk
5 pm
Charles L. Durham Library, 3320 Haverford Avenue
Come listen to a story about an animal that will visit from the Philadelphia Zoo! You’ll get to see the animal up close and interact if possible; plus, you’ll learn about the animal from the knowledgeable educators of the Philadelphia Zoo. Special Guest: Shenandoah, a ... Read More
Manayunk Tree Lighting
6 pm
Canal View Park, 4416 Main Street
Manayunk is really eager to get the holidays started this year! Celebrate the annual tree lighting, followed by live performances and a visit by Santa. Read More

Friday, November 22

Baby Bird Playdate at Philadelphia Museum of Art
10:15 am
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Play at the museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​ For toddlers and their grownups. Read More
Children’s Storytime in Spanish
11 am
Charles Santore Library, 932 S. Seventh St.
Share stories, rhymes, and songs in Spanish. The program is intended for preschool children. Read More
Trolls Skate Party
1-9 pm
Rolling Thunder Skating, 7017 Roosevelt Blvd.
Go skating with Poppy and Branch! Read More
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3 pm
Charles Santore Library, 932 S. Seventh St.
Miss Becca will show different work by an artist and allow children to use different media to make art of their own. This program is intended for children 7 and up. Read More
Thankful Friday at Franklin Square
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Franklin Square, 6th and Race Streets
Franklin Square hosts a Thanksgiving celebration including free kids' crafts, and of course a light show every half hour. Read More
Camp-In at the Franklin Institute
6:15 pm
222 North 20th Street
Kids ages 6-13 (and chaperones) will have a unique sleepover experience in the museum! Pre-register online. Read More

Saturday, November 23

Sunday, November 24

Nutcracker Cast Meet and Greet and Story Time
The Philadelphia Dance Academy and Momo's Tree House present an interactive Nutcracker experience! Momo's will reveal a Nutcracker-themed holiday window, and entertain guests with a Nutcracker storytime. Meet dancers from the Philadelphia Dance Academy: Clara, Sugar Plum Fairy, Dew Drop, Snow Queen, Arabian Coffee, and Spanish ... Read More

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