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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week…Virtually! (June 8-14)

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See this: Dear Class Of 2020

The bad news: your kids aren’t getting an in-person graduation ceremony this year. The good news: YouTube has the ultimate graduation program with commencement addresses by the Obamas, Beyonce, and so many more inspirational speakers! Plus, Lizzo plays “Pomp and Circumstance” on the flute, BTS perform, Mariah Carey crashes Schitt’s Creek‘s Zoom call, Marge Simpson is all of us, and so much more!

All Week

Snapology’s Basic Mining and Building Online Camp

Monday-Friday, 9 am-noon

 

Travel to the Nether with Snapology, but watch out for those creepers! Kids ages 4-14 can bring Minecraft to life using LEGO bricks. to create animals, creepers, and characters. Register for the whole week (link above) or for a one-day option.

Music Monkey Jungle

Daily at 10 am

 

Join Lori from MMJ every morning for singalongs, fun, and playtime. Join the free MMJ group to get access to the classes.

Pete the Cat Club

Weekdays at 1 pm

 

James Dean reads from his Pete the Cat series and leads a fun video every day on Instagram.

Snapology Online: Science of Superpowers

Weekdays at 1 pm

 

In Snapology’s Science of Superpowers program, children will learn about the science behind their favorite heroes’ powers. Students will learn about gravity, aerodynamics, forces, motion, and much more as they learn about flight, super villain fights, and superhero vehicles. For ages 4-12. Pre-register online for the whole week, or for individual days.

Philly Zoo at 2

Weekdays at 2 pm

 

Explore the zoo, go behind the scenes, talk with experts, and meet some of the zoo’s most amazing creatures every day on Facebook. They’re even gearing up to introduce new babies that haven’t been introduced yet to the public as the series goes on!

The Rock and Roll Playhouse: Live From The Playroom

Weekdays at 3 pm

 

Rock out with free musical livestreams from the New York branch of the Rock and Roll Playhouse concerts you’ve come to love in Ardmore!

Mac’s Book Club Show with Author Mac Barnett

Weekdays at 3 pm

 

Book reading and discussion every day on the author’s Instagram at 3 pm.

Snapology Online: Ninja Week

Weekdays at 5 pm

 

Kids ages 4-14 will design a new dojo made from LEGO bricks, go through ninja training, and earn a black belt, Snapology-style. Pre-register online for the whole week, or for single days (find on the schedule).

Nightly Met Opera Streams

Daily at 7:30 pm

 

Stream a different opera on the Metropolitan Opera’s website each night!


Monday

Music Monkey Jungle DIY Music & Movement Lessons

June 8, 9 am

 

Lori will go live every Monday to share mini music, movement, instrument, and dance lessons that you can do with kids (ages 10 and under) in the comfort of your quarantine.

PlayMusic Family

June 8, 10:30 am

 

PlayArts takes it online with Ms. Maria! Join a musical adventure right in your own living room for ages 4 and under. Through fun and familiar songs, sing, move, and play using simple materials you might have lying around your home. Click “Join Class” on their website when it’s time for class.

Ballet with Sleeping Beauty

June 8, 11 am

 

Take a ballet class with Sleeping Beauty! This class is great for beginners and all ages. Pre-register online with Bowfish Studios.

Drag Queen Story Hour with Angel Elektra

June 8, 11 am

 

Through storytelling and creativity, DQSH teaches children about gender diversity and all forms of difference to build empathy and give kids the confidence to express themselves however they feel comfortable. Join on Queens Public Library’s Instagram.

Character Storytime with Princess Anna

June 8, noon

 

Singing, storytelling, and games with Frozen‘s Anna.

Virtual Messy Monday

June 8, 1 pm

 

The Free Library will post pictures and instructions for fun sensory play with common household items.

Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion Online Talks

June 8, 1 pm

 

Tune in to Facebook Live for fun and educational chats with Trisha, Director of Education at the Insectarium, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Snapology Movie Favorites: Onward

June 8, 2 pm

 

Step into the strange Onward world, as you make your very own magic staff and create a LEGO scene depicting your own unique spells in action. For ages 4-12. Pre-register online.

Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom

June 8, 2 pm

 

In this free workshop, explore the elements of duet singing and how they can be used to help characters tell a story.

Free ZoomDance at Home Class

June 8, 4 pm

 

Dance, music, storytelling, imagination, and fun for ages 2-7. Free; pre-registration required online.

Beginner Food Growing Workshop Series: Know Your Soil

June 8, 4 pm

 

PHS hosts a free Zoom webinar to teach you how to grow food from home! It’s great if you’re thinking about participating in Harvest 2020 and need to get started.

Kids’ Cooking Workshop: Brazilian Brigadeiros

June 8, 5 pm

 

Kids will learn to roll delicious truffles and brew a caramel frappucciono! Pre-register online, as space is limited.

Ask a Naturalist

June 8, 5 pm

 

Tune in via Zoom to hear fun facts based on your questions to Schuylkill Center naturalists.

Songs and Bedtime Stories with Snow White

June 8, 6 pm

 

Join Snow White free on Facebook as she reads stories, answers questions, sings songs, and more!

Singalong with the Ice Queen

June 8, 7 pm

 

Sing-Along with the Ice Queen to some of your favorite tunes from her story.

Bedtime Story with Ariel

June 8, 8 pm

 

Join the Little Mermaid for a free, relaxing bedtime story on Facebook Live.

Tuesday

Brickmasters Animation Club

June 9, 10 am

 

Join the library on their YouTube channel each Tuesday for a new video. Learn how to make stop-motion animations!

Settlement Kids: Live

June 9, 10:30 am

 

Keep your kids entertained, engaged, and connected with free music and dance shows brought right to your home by Settlement Music School. Their Playshop, Workshop, and Creative Movement teachers will get you dancing, singing, and smiling on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Virtual Storytime with Parkway Central Library

June 9, 10:30 am

 

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, music, movement, and lots of fun for children ages 2-7 and their caregivers. Storytime with a yoga and mindfulness twist! Storytime will be posted on the library’s Instagram (@freelibraryccd).

School District of Philadelphia’s Virtual Graduation Ceremony

June 9, 11 am

 

The Class of 2020 is invited to a virtual celebration with keynote speaker Malcolm Jenkins, student speakers, performers, special guests, and more! Then at 1 pm, make 20 seconds of noise for the Class of 2020. You can applaud, play music, sing, whistle, honk a horn, or even do that unique Philadelphia custom of banging a pot. Stream on multiple platforms (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube) or on the district’s television station PSTV(Comcast Xfinity-Channel 52, Verizon Fios-Channel 20).

Drag Queen Storytime with Brittany Lynn

June 9, 11 am

 

Join drag queen Brittany Lynn for a special storytime for Pride Month! Listen to stories teaching the importance of love and acceptance. This program is for children of all ages and their families. Pre-register online with National Liberty Museum.

Ballet Tea Party Dance Class

June 9, 11:15 am

 

Break out your tutus, your tights, or whatever feels best to twirl in, and learn basic ballet positions and movements to work on coordination and balance. For ages 1.5-8. Pre-register online.

Free Craft Time with Rapunzel

June 9, 11:30 am

 

Join Rapunzel for free virtual craft time and singalong

Angelina Ballerina Storytime

June 9, 11:30 am

 

Join LeRoux School of Dance instructors Miss Taylor and Miss Kelly over Zoom for a virtual storytime and dance class featuring the adventures of Angelina Ballerina.

Parent and Child Preschool Snapology Class: Animals on Safari

June 9, noon

 

Parents and kids ages 3-5 will learn about animals and build some using LEGO or DUPLO blocks. Pre-register online.

Recycled Crafting

June 9, noon

 

Learn how to make something new from recyclables! Step-by-step instructions will be posted to Walnut Street West Library’s Facebook.

Bilingual Poetry in Nature: Haiku

June 9, 1 pm

 

Explore nature through poetry! Learn about the origin of a haiku and how to write one, and look at some examples of haikus. Then take a few minutes of silence to sit in your backyard, look out your window, or sit on your porch to discover the nature that is around us. What will inspire your poetry? Program is in Spanish and English.

Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom

June 9, 2 pm

 

In this free workshop, learn about stage balance, exploring different ways to stage a set.

Virtual Bilingual Storytime

June 9, 2 pm

 

Join Mr. Pagan from Durham Library on Facebook Live for bilingual storytime with stories in Spanish and English.

Insectarium Creature Feature on Facebook Live

June 9, 2 pm

 

Join the Philadelphia Insectarium for a behind-the-scenes educational lesson with their Director of Living Exhibits.

Storytime with Wonder Woman

June 9, 2 pm

 

Dress up as your favorite superhero or villain for a free, online heroic storytime with Wonder Woman.

Snapology Online: Trolls

June 9, 2 pm

 

In this Trolls inspired program, kids will create a dance floor and scene for the Trolls to boogie on! For ages 4-12. Pre-register online.

Home Safari Facebook Live with the Cincinnati Zoo

June 9, 3 pm

 

Every afternoon, the Cincinnati Zoo will highlight one of their animals and include an activity you can do from home on Facebook Live.

Talking to Children about Race and Racism

June 9, 3:30 pm

 

Join fellow parents, educators, and child development and trauma experts for an important conversation about how you can talk with young children about racial injustice and violence against Black people. The panel will address difficult questions, answer questions from parents, and share tips and resources you can use to continue to have these meaningful conversations now and into the future. Free; pre-register online.

Superhero Pretend Adventure Class

June 9, 4:15 pm

 

Little Heroes in Training, or “HIT Squad” will unlock a new themed adventure and develop their super skills and strength using only their imaginations and their bodies! Meanwhile, the class will guide big kids through skill-building challenges that would make any hero proud. This class is action-packed fun for all, and perfect for fighting the afternoon sillies in costume! Pre-register online.

Pride Lights

June 9, 6 pm

 

A signature tradition of Boston Pride Week, Pride Lights are a celebration of the community’s strength and resilience, rooted in collective resistance, and a recognition of those lost through the years to HIV/AIDS. This year it will be streamed live so everyone can take part.

Storytime with Rapunzel

June 9, 7 pm

 

Join the “lantern princess” for a relaxing storytime over Facebook before bed.

Superhero Bedtime Story

June 9, 7 pm

 

Superhero Bedtime Story is full of hero training, engaging storytelling, and a hero lullaby! The character will respond to your child’s comments by name throughout the performance. Free; join on Facebook.

Wednesday

Heroes from Comics to Real Life

June 10, 10 am

 

Join National Liberty Museum Educator Maureen Murray as she and the NLM bring heroes and superheroes to life. Learn about some of the real-life heroes in the Museum and see just how much they have in common with the fictional superheroes we all know and love. Then use that knowledge to create your very own superhero alter ego to tackle issues in our world today. Free; pre-register online.

PlayMusic Family

June 10, 10:30 am

 

PlayArts takes it online with Ms. Maria! Join a musical adventure right in your own living room for ages 4 and under. Through fun and familiar songs, sing, move, and play using simple materials you might have lying around your home. Click “Join Class” on their website when it’s time for class.

Tots Circus Class

June 10, 10:30 am

 

Kids ages 3-4 can get moving with a free class from Philadelphia School of Circus Arts! Join on Zoom.

LEGO Hangout on Zoom with Media-Upper Providence Free Library

June 10, 11 am

 

Before the hangout, build a bridge to show off! They’ll also have another LEGO Challenge during the program. Best for ages 5 and up. Free; pre-register online to hold your spot.

Storytime with Sleeping Beauty

June 10, 11 am

 

Princess Aurora hosts a Facebook storytime full of singing, engaging storytelling, and Q&A.

Franklin Institute Science + Stories: ‘Balance’

June 10, 11 am

 

Join educators from The Franklin Institute for an engaging story and a simple activity the whole family can enjoy. Parents and caregivers will learn tips for how to promote critical thinking and exploration for kids of all ages, using storybooks and simple materials you already have in your house. This free virtual workshop is geared towards families with children ages 3-8. Space is limited; advance registration is required.

Kids’ Cooking Class: Homemade Tater Tots

June 10, 11 am

 

In this class, your child will grate some potatoes and make their own baked tater tots from scratch. Pre-register online to reserve your spot.

Kids’ Yoga (Ages 4-6)

June 10, 11 am

 

Mama’s Wellness Joint moves online with Kids’ Yoga for ages 5-8. Pre-register online.

Superhero Training with Captain America

June 10, 11 am

 

Register with Bowfish Studios for high-energy virtual superhero training.

Virtual Magic Show

June 10, 11 am

 

Beloved magician Poly will wow the entire family with this fun-filled virtual magic performance, featuring a display of illusions, comedy, and more – all shared on the Free Library’s Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FLPYouthServices/) page.

Free Hula Hoop Class from Philly Circus School

June 10, noon

 

Kids ages 5 and up can learn circus skills in a free virtual class from Philadelphia School of Circus Arts! Join on Zoom.

Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion Online Talks

June 10, 1 pm

 

Tune in to Facebook Live for fun and educational chats with Trisha, Director of Education at the Insectarium, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Trolls Dance Party

June 10, 1:30 pm

 

In this one-day class, kids ages 6-10 will learn jazz dances and techniques all to the fun songs from Trolls World Tour! Pre-register online.

Snapology Online: How to Train Your Dragon

June 10, 2 pm

 

Kids ages 4-12 will explore the dragon species of the How to Train Your Dragon franchise. From Toothless, the famous Night Fury, to Grump the Hotburple, they’ll recreate favorites using LEGO bricks. Pre-register online.

Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom

June 10, 2 pm

 

In this free workshop, school-age (K-12) kids will learn how to prepare a classical monologue for auditioning with guest host Juilliard alumnus Forrest Malloy.

Free Kids’ Cooking Class: Breadsticks

June 10, 2 pm

 

Pre-register online for this free cooking class by Freshmade. In this class, your child will make a delicious crunchy breadstick for a quick snack or to go with dinner. They’ll make homemade dough, roll it out and then top it with the toppings of their choice.

Franklin Institute @ Home: Live COVID-19 Q&A

June 10, 3 pm

 

What does it mean to talk about racism as a public health crisis? Biostatistician Dr. Loni Philip Tabb from Drexel University joins Jayatri to discuss the intersection of race with mental and physical health.

Snapology Online: Spaceship Creations

June 10, 4 pm

 

Stem-based LEGO class for ages 5-14. Pre-register online.

Free ZoomDance Class

June 10, 4 pm

 

Dance, music, storytelling, imagination, and fun for ages 2-7. Free; pre-registration required online.

Virtual Moment of Pride

June 10, 4 pm

 

Stories, songs, and mindfulness to learn about loving ourselves and each other, and how to support one another in the community. This program is geared for children ages 5-12, but all are welcome.

Kids’ Circus Class

June 10, 4:15 pm

 

Kids ages 5-7 can get moving with a free class from Philadelphia School of Circus Arts! Join on Zoom.

Juggling Class

June 10, 5 pm

 

Kids ages 8 and up can learn juggling in a free virtual class from Philadelphia School of Circus Arts! Join on Zoom.

Mindful Wednesdays with Ms. Becky

June 10, 6:30 pm

 

Join Parkway Central Library’s Instagram Stories and Facebook Stories for a children’s mindfulness activity with Ms. Becky. Activities will include mindful writing prompts, read-alouds, music & movement, and more before bed.

Bedtime Stories with Snow White

June 10, 7 pm

 

Join Snow White on Facebook Live for a free story session before bed.

Thursday

National Liberty Museum’s Read and Romp

June 11, 10 am

 

This week, read How do Dinosaurs Say I’m Mad? and do fun activities in this free Facebook Live event.

Wildflower Garden Pods

June 11, 10 am

 

Kickstart your own native plant garden with wildflower pods! Make a batch of these miniature garden starters using several species of seeds that will sprout soon after the pods hit the ground and soak up some water. Easy and fun to make, you can share them with a friend or toss them into part of your yard that needs a new look. Pre-register online with Mt. Cuba Center.

Settlement Kids: Live

June 11, 10:30 am

 

Keep your kids entertained, engaged, and connected with free music and dance shows brought right to your home by Settlement Music School. Their Playshop, Workshop, and Creative Movement teachers will get you dancing, singing, and smiling on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

PlayArts Movement Lab (ages 4 and under)

June 11, 10:30 am

 

Join Ms. Margot on an exploration of basic movement and dance concepts. You’ll need some space to move around, and lots of energy. Join the free class on the PlayArts website.

Drag Queen Trivia with Brittany Lynn

June 11, 11 am

 

LGBTQ+ trivia for kids with Brittany Lynn presented by Andorra Library. Advanced registration via Crowdcast is preferred.

Free ZoomDance Class

June 11, 11 am

 

Dance, music, storytelling, imagination, and fun for ages 2-7. Free; pre-registration required online.

Parent and Child Preschool Snapology Class: Dinosaurs

June 11, noon

 

Parents and kids ages 3-5 will learn about dinosaurs and build some using LEGO or DUPLO blocks. Pre-register online.

Wildlife of the Week with John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

June 11, 1 pm

 

Join John Heinz NWR for the first of the Wildlife of the Week series, where they highlight local animals in fun, informative segments.

Inside Trail of the Jaguar

June 11, 1:30 pm

 

Elmwood Park Zoo will give viewers a live in-depth look at the Trail of the Jaguar exhibit and answer your questions. Learn from the keepers what it takes to care for these fantastic felines, with demonstrations on their training and exam sessions. Pre-register online.

STEM Thursday with Haverford Township Free Library

June 11, 1:30 pm

 

Drop by every week for a new STEM-related video. Perfect for grades K through 3.

Snapology Online: Water Slides

June 11, 2 pm

 

Design the perfect waterpark experience in this LEGO-based class. For ages 5-14. Pre-register online.

Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom: Printmaking

June 11, 2 pm

 

In this free workshop, create a series of prints using objects found in the kitchen.

Snapology Movie Favorites: Toy Story

June 11, 2 pm

 

Andy’s next-door neighbor, Sid, has a knack for disassembling and reassembling toys. Can you imagine how different parts of some of your favorite toys could mash together to create a new toy? Create your new toy from LEGO bricks and test it out. Pre-register online.

Q&A with the Frog Princess

June 11, 2 pm

 

Join the Frog Princess for a live Q&A session on Facebook.

Science From Home: The Late Spring Butterfly Guide

June 11, 3:30 pm

 

The Academy of Natural Sciences’ entomologists will provide photos and details about the butterflies you’ll find in the Philadelphia region in the late spring and into the early summer. Their presentation will be followed by a Q&A with the scientists.

Online Storytime with PlayArts

June 11, 4 pm

 

Grab a blanket and get cozy, it’s storytime! Join Ms. Krista as she takes your little ones on a literary adventure.

Virtual Thursday Crafternoon

June 11, 4 pm

 

The Free Library will post a video every Thursday on their social media pages for Thursday Crafternoons! Miss Mary will share a story and then talk about a craft that relates.

ZoomBallet

June 11, 4 pm

 

An engaging, active, adventurous beginner ballet class to help young dancers discover the joy in dancing. Kids ages 5-8 will work on ballet moves in a less rigid format than standard ballet classes. Costumes are encouraged but no specific attire is necessary. Pre-register online; $10 per class.

Kiddo and Me Zoom Workout

June 11, 4:30 pm

 

Be Well With Beth’s classes give parents a full-body strength and flexibility workout using body weight, bands (or whatever you have laying around), and even your little one as resistance. Come for a great work out, stay for the play, social time, and conversation with other parents and kids! Plus, stay online at the end for an additional 15 minutes to discuss nutrition and meal planning with Beth, who is also a registered dietitian nutritionist!

Franklin Institute’s Night Skies at Home

June 11, 7:45 pm

 

The Franklin Institute’s Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts invites stargazers of all ages to step outside and join him for the first in a series of night sky tours from home– no telescopes needed!

Bedtime Stories with Princess Merida

June 11, 8 pm

 

Join the Merida from Brave on Facebook Live for a free storytime before bed.

Friday

PlayMusic Family

June 12, 10:30 am

 

PlayArts takes it online with Ms. Maria! Join a musical adventure right in your own living room for ages 4 and under. Through fun and familiar songs, sing, move, and play using simple materials you might have lying around your home. Click “Join Class” on their website when it’s time for class.

Princess Belle Virtual Meet N’ Greet

June 12, 11 am

 

Stories, songs, and fun with Belle online.

Virtual Science Fun with Mr. Peter

June 12, 11 am

 

Librarian Peter will lead a science lesson for school-aged children encouraging discussion and participation. The event will be a videoconference during which participants will be encouraged to ask questions and make comments. Free; pre-register online.

Live Puppet Show with WonderSpark Puppets

June 12, 11 am

 

WonderSpark—a New York based mobile children’s theater—will be livestreaming one of their favorite puppet shows on Facebook!

Rhythm Babies Online!

June 12, noon

 

Join Rhythm Babies owner Julie for an interactive music class from the comfort of your own home. Julie loves incorporating hand signs, pictures, puppets, and rhythm instruments into her lesson plans. This lesson is for all ages 4 months-5 years. Pre-register online.

Virtual Smoothie Making Workshop

June 12, noon

 

Sign up for the Navy Yard Galley Cafe’s weekly smoothie workshop and nutrition chat with registered dietitian Caroline McGuire. The event is free but registration is required.

Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion Online Talks

June 12, 1 pm

 

Tune in to Facebook Live for fun and educational chats with Trisha, Director of Education at the Insectarium, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Snapology presents A Frozen Adventure

June 12, 2 pm

 

Examine the benefits of building a castle like Arendelle in a location surrounded by water and mountains, also known as a fjord. Then, work to create your own protective fjord valley fit for a kingdom! Snapology hosts an online class for ages 5-12 via Zoom. Pre-register and pay online; space is limited.

Facebook Live with Anna and Elsa

June 12, 3 pm

 

Anna and Elsa will sing songs, tell a story, and make a fun craft with materials that are easy to find around the house.

Trivia Game with Iron Man

June 12, 3 pm

 

Join “Iron Hero” for a free online trivia game via Facebook Live– you can type your answers to him!

Cupcakes with the Snow Princess

June 12, 7 pm

 

Register for cupcake baking fun with the snow princess! She’ll be making gluten-free vanilla cupcakes and icing. An ingredient list will be emailed to you at the time of booking!

Weekend Events

Saturday

In Person: Kid-Friendly Protests

There have been so many protests happening all over the world, but here are two happening this weekend in our area that are especially for kids! Remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing while joining your community.

 

June 13, 1o am

Starr Garden Park, 600 Lombard St.

 

Meet at Starr Garden (6th and Lombard), march down 4th Street, ends at Jefferson Square Park. Masks are required. Bring your neighbors and signs!

 

June 13, 9 am

Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Pkwy, Wynnewood

 

Organized by kids, for kids! Meet at Penn Wynne Library and march to Penn Wynne Elementary. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing! Signs welcome!

Virtual Youth Saturday Art Class

June 13, 10 am

 

In this virtual workshop by Portside Arts Center, children will explore a variety of age-appropriate art techniques learning basic 2D and 3D art skills and create a new art project each week. Enroll in one class or a four-class pack.

Virtual Schuylkill Saturday

June 13, 10:30 am

 

Dive into a new topic each week with one of the Schuylkill Center’s environmental educators on Facebook Live. At the end, you’ll have an activity to continue your nature exploration at home as well!

PlayArts’ Family ArtLab

June 13, 10:30 am

 

Children will explore process-based art-making techniques using basic art supplies, recycled materials, and items on hand at home with Ms. Amanda. This class will emphasize the process of creating art together and learning through fun and easy lessons that are adaptable for all ages. Join class via PlayArts’ website.

Elephant and Piggie Read Elephant and Piggie

June 13, 11 am

 

Gerald and Piggie are teaming up to share their favorite Elephant and Piggie books with you on Facebook Live.

Live Stream Virtual Performance with Elsa and Anna

June 13, 11 am

 

Join a free live stream virtual singing performance with your favorite Frozen sisters!

Drag Queen Storytime

June 13, 11 am

 

Drag Queen Story Hour captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity in childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. Ramona Mirage will be reading Neither by Airlie Anderson and The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish by Lil Miss Hot Mess. Join on Instagram Live.

Magic Show with Ari Paul

June 13, 11 am

 

Belmont Hills Library takes to Zoom for a magical adventure with magician Ari Paul. Registration is limited to 30, so be sure to register in advance.

Virtual Teen Artist Workshop

June 13, noon

 

This virtual workshop by Portside Arts Center is designed to help teens build a portfolio of work for school or personal use. The workshops will allow students to expand their artistic skill sets as well as to investigate their individuality and unique identities. They will create a new work of art each week. Pre-register online for one class or for a four-class pack.

Free Intro to Martial Arts

June 13, noon

 

Take a karate class with Philly martial artists at Action Karate Mt. Airy. The whole family can learn new skills, improve fitness, and have fun! Free; pre-registration required to get Zoom link.

Animal Crossing Club

June 13, 2—4 pm

 

Join Ms. Emily on Haverford Island and help her recreate HTFL in Animal Crossing on Saturdays from 2—4 pm. Hang out with other library friends, visit the Stop N’ Swap, and more at the virtual library. Bring items to swap with others, and share your item codes to have your art featured in the Art Corner! The day’s Dodo Code will be posted on Instagram and Facebook at 1:50 pm.

Pasta Making Workshop

June 13, 5 pm

 

Learn how to make your own fresh pasta from scratch, in three different shapes using the same dough. Pre-register online.

Virtual Playdate with Princesses Tiana and Elena

June 13, 6 pm

 

Magical stories, musical performances, princess trivia, and fairytale Q&A with Princess Tiana and Elena of Avalor. Email littlejinglebeans@gmail.com to reserve your spot.


Sunday

Philadelphia Orchestra Children’s Day

June 14, 10 am–3 pm

 

Activities will include a new virtual installment of the Orchestra’s popular Sound All Around series, a Suzuki Violin virtual PlayIN, instrument demonstrations, and interactive craft projects. Content will be available for free throughout the day online. Stick around at 3 pm for a re-broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 100th Birthday Concert.

Virtual Family Cooking Class: Superheroes in the Kitchen

June 14, 1o am

 

Join Chef Julian in the kitchen to create Super Sweet Treats. Train in mixing, baking, and blending and show off your final products to Batman and Spider-Man! Pre-register online.

Flag Day with the Betsy Ross House

June 14; programs at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm (see below for details)

 

Virtual programming is scheduled throughout the day on the Betsy Ross House’s Facebook page. At 11 am, Betsy Ross, herself, discusses the history of the flag and its evolution over time leading up to the Flag Resolution of 1777 and General Washington’s famous visit to her shop. At 1 pm, Betsy is back to talk about the various symbols that have appeared on the flag over time and their wide-ranging meanings. Then at 3 pm, Rev. Richard Allen, who founded the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, reflects on what patriotism means to him as a formerly enslaved person who purchased his freedom, served during the Revolutionary War, and then devoted his life to the hard work required to assure that the blessings of freedom, justice, and equality be enjoyed by all Americans.

Sunday Family Dinner Cooking Class

June 14, 4 pm

 

In this class, everyone helps to create the meal. Make your own alfredo pasta for dinner as a family. Pre-register online to reserve your spot.

Chillin’ Like a Villain Dance Lesson

June 14, 6 pm

 

Join Mal and Evie for a dance lesson that includes choreography from Descendants. Only 25 spots will be open for this lesson, so pre-register online.

Rapunzel Storytime with Gladwyne Library

June 14, 7 pm

 

Rapunzel will be visiting for special storytimes this summer. She’ll be reading Cinderella and Brave so get your costumes ready to join, in a special Sunday night bedtime. Registration is required. No age limit, all are welcome.

 

 

 

Photograph by Laura Swartz.

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