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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week…Virtually! (June 15-21)

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Have some fun at home with our roundup of this week’s virtual activities! Stay safe (and cool) indoors!

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In-Person: Smith Memorial Playground Re-Opens!

June 16, 10 am (Tuesdays through Sundays)

 

Smith will re-open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays 10 am-4 pm. Open areas include the nature playground, Giant Wooden Slide, and more! Note: the Tot Lot will not yet be open. Smith has painted its front lawn with the social distancing circles for outside relaxation. On select days starting on June 18, you can register to participate in Play Breaks with themed programming. All visitors will have their temperatures taken and will be required to sign a waiver before entering the Playground. Masks are required at all times. Smith will allow 100 people maximum on the Playground at one time. If the Playground is currently at capacity, families will have the option to put their names on a waitlist.


Snapology’s Online STEAM Lab

Monday-Friday, 9 am-noon

 

Students ages 4-14 will actively experiment with the principles of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. All programs and activities are hands-on with guided instruction from an experienced Snapologist.  Register for the whole week online (link in title) or by the day.

Music Theatre Philly Virtual Camp: Lin-Manuel Miranda Week

Monday-Friday, 9:30–11:15 am

 

This session will explore some of the most famous songs from Moana, In the Heights, and Hamilton with choreography based on each show and film. For ages 4-9. Pre-register online.

Snapology Online Camp: Ninja Week

Monday-Friday, 1-4 pm

 

Design a new dojo for Snapology made from LEGO bricks and train your men to battle with the best. Go through ninja training and earn your black belt, Snapology-style. For ages 4-14. Pre-register online for the whole week, or for individual days.

Snapology Online: Pokemon

Monday-Friday, 2-3 pm

 

Students will build and explore the world of Pokemon as they create their own gyms, battles, and even their very own generation of Pokemon. Children will also learn about real-world science as they learn about the habitats of the Pokemon. For ages 4-14. 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: Jedi Masters

Weekdays at 5 pm

 

Kids ages 4-14 can participate in Star Wars-themed activities using LEGO bricks and other interactive learning tools, build scenes from the movie, and more. 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 15, 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 15, 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.

ScienceTellers: Return of the Ice Sorceress

June 15, 11 am

 

A fun fantasy adventure with dry ice effects! For grades pre-K through 5. Watch on Newtown Public Library’s Facebook page.

Ballet with Moana

June 15, 11 am

 

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

Ants on a Log Virtual Concert

June 15, 11 am

 

Join the Palmyra Public Library for this free virtual concert full of songs, riddles, and interactive fun for the whole family!

Merge Dance on Facebook

June 15, 1 pm

 

Ms. Christa joins Gladwyne Library with stories and dance for kids.

Virtual Messy Monday

June 15, 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 15, 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.

Kensington Library Minecraft Club

June 15, 3–5:30 pm

 

For ages 8 and up. Up to eight players can play together on Kensington Library’s Minecraft Realm. For login details and Realm access contact the Kensington Neighborhood Library at underhilla@freelibrary.org

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

June 15, 3 pm

 

Dr. Das delivers the latest developments surrounding COVID-19 to audiences live on Facebook—tune in for a current topic each time with room for Q&A.

Virtual Forum on Torticollis and Plagiocephaly

June 15, 3–4 pm

 

This Q&A forum with Dr. Kindra Scott will shed some light on two closely related and common diagnoses seen in infants and toddlers: plagiocephaly and torticollis. Discuss some common causes of both conditions and ways to manage each. Pre-register and pay online; join online.

Free ZoomDance at Home Class: Pirate Week!

June 15, 4 pm

 

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

Free Magic Show with Magician Howard Polykoff

June 15, 4 pm

 

Comedy, magic, sleight of hand, and live animals in this free magic show on Zoom. Pre-registration required online via Gladwyne Library.

PHS Beginner Food Growing Workshop Series

June 15, 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.

Ask a Naturalist

June 15, 5 pm

 

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

Songs and Bedtime Stories with Rapunzel

June 15, 6 pm

 

JoinRapunzel free on Facebook as she reads stories, answers questions, sings songs, and more!

Tuesday

Storytime and Craft: And Tango Makes Three

June 16, 10 am

 

Join children’s librarian Ms. Natalie for a virtual Pride storytime and craft activity! Natalie will read And Tango Makes Three, the story of two male zoo penguins that hatch an egg and raise a baby together. She’ll also demonstrate a fun craft that you can make at home!

Brickmasters Animation Club

June 16, 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 16, 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.

Pirate Party

June 16, 10:30 am

 

Free Facebook event with games, a craft, and a pirate story.

Virtual Storytime with Parkway Central Library

June 16, 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).

Ballet Tea Party Dance Class

June 16, 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 Storytime with Snow White

June 16, 11:30 am

 

Join Snow White for free virtual storytime and singalong on Facebook live.

Parent and Child Preschool Snapology Class: Animals

June 16, 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 16, noon

 

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

Improving your Backyard Habitat with Ranger Bri

June 16, 1 pm

 

Join Ranger Brianna of John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge as she gives some tips on how to attract native wildlife to your backyard!

New Parent Virtual Support Group

June 16, 1 pm

 

Kith + Kin’s new parent support groups are facilitated by trained doulas who help guide the transition into the new role of parenthood. Share stories, ask hard questions, and more. Pay what you can; join on Zoom via Kith + Kin’s website.

Virtual Bilingual Storytime

June 16, 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 16, 2 pm

 

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

Storytime with Princess Anna

June 16, 2 pm

 

Free virtual storytime and a fun leaf rubbing craft with the Ice Princess. To prepare for the craft, head outdoors days before the virtual storytime, and have your child collect a few leaves of different sizes and shapes. Let the leaves dry.

Home Safari Facebook Live with the Cincinnati Zoo

June 16, 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.

Superhero Pretend Adventure Class

June 16, 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.

Container Gardening for Pollinators and People

June 16, 5:30 pm

 

Join PHS live from Meadowbrook Farm. This webinar will go over the different types of container gardening, how to incorporate pollinator-friendly plants in your designs, adding perennials to your containers, caring for your container gardens, and making your designs unique. There will be a planting demonstration, and an opportunity to ask questions throughout. Pre-register online.

Free Homemade Pizza Workshop

June 16, 5:30 pm

 

Learn to prepare, proof, and perfect pizza dough, then complete your pizza using fresh cheeses and toppings. Free; pre-registration required. After registering, you will get the password and link for the Zoom classroom, as well as a list of ingredients and equipment that you’ll need to follow along.

Storytime with Elsa

June 16, 7 pm

 

Join the “Ice Queen” for a free, relaxing storytime over Facebook before bed.

Wednesday

NLM at Home: Ignite Your Freedom

June 17, 10 am

 

Join National Liberty Museum Educator Leah Coppage Gross as she explores the National Liberty Museum’s Flame of Liberty. Discover the man who created it, world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly, and his process for designing and assembling the Flame inside of the Museum. Find out how the concept of liberty is still valued all over the world, and then try your hand at creating your own Flame of Liberty. Free; pre-register online.

PlayMusic Family

June 17, 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.

Wednesdays With Walter

June 17, 10:30 am

 

Do you know Walter, the fish that lives at the West Oak Lane Library?  A librarian will read a story to him each Wednesday, so tune in!

World Wonders: Día de los Muertos

June 17, 11 am

 

Mexico’s modern traditions honor both ancestral customs and contemporary values. See how the riches of the country’s geography connect to the deep meaning of this holiday’s traditional altars and discover the symbolism of each element. Explore how the famous candy skulls are made and why they are so important. Then, celebrate the Day of the Dead with a craft activity. Best for school-aged children and their families. Free; pre-register online.

A Book and a Cook: Dragons and Tacos

June 17, 11 am

 

Listen to Dragons Love Tacos then assemble some tacos! Use whatever recipe you like and have the ingredients ready to assemble after the story. Best for ages 5 and up. Pre-registration required online via Media-Upper Providence Free Library.

Virtual Concert: Being Bilingual Rocks!

June 17, 11 am

 

Join Alina Celeste and Mi Amigo Hamlet on the Free Library’s Facebook page for a free show that incorporates original and folk tunes in Spanish and English, with music spanning genres including Flamenco, Rumba, Bluegrass, Reggae, Cuban Son, Bossa Nova and other Caribbean, Latin American and North American beats.

Virtual Storytime with Belle

June 17, 11 am

 

This free Facebook event with Princess Belle includes singing, engaging storytelling, and more!

Yoga@Play on Zoom

June 17, 11 am

 

Bond with your toddler through a yoga adventure, doing poses, mindfulness activities, and games. Free; pre-registration required online via Gladwyne Library.

Kids’ Yoga (Ages 4-6)

June 17, 11 am

 

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

Virtual Smoothie Making Workshop

June 17, 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 17, 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 17, 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.

Virtual Superhero Party

June 17, 4 pm

 

Hero training, a scavenger hunt, storytelling, and more with Captain America and Spider-Man. Tickets available online.

Free ZoomDance Class: Pirate Week!

June 17, 4 pm

 

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

Virtual Moment of Pride

June 17, 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.

#ConcertsForKids: Gina Chavez

June 17, 4 pm

 

For family audiences, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is teaming up with kids’ music artists who will bring world-class performances and diverse musical perspectives straight from their homes to yours. Gina Chavez performs an inspiring set of songs in English and Spanish with vocals, guitar, and a loop station.

Kids’ Virtual Cooking Workshop: Triple Chocolate Cake

June 17, 4:30 pm

 

Learn all the tips and tricks to make a showstopping, deliciously chocolatey cake that will be moist every single time. Pre-register online.

Juggling Class

June 17, 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 17, 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.

ScienceTellers Zoom Party: Return of the Ice Sorceress

June 17, 6:30 pm

 

A fun fantasy adventure with dry ice effects! Join Upper Darby Township Library for a free video party on Zoom with a live ScienceTeller host. The host will stream through Zoom for everyone to watch together as the host interacts with the audience. Pre-register online to reserve your spot.

Bedtime Stories with Merida

June 17, 7 pm

 

Join Merida from Brave on Facebook Live for a free story session before bed.

Thursday

National Liberty Museum’s Read and Romp

June 18, 10 am

 

This week, read I Like Myself and do fun activities in this free Facebook Live event.

Kidville’s My Masterpiece: M.C. Escher

June 18, 10:15 am

 

Each week, drop in to learn about a new artist and a few of their most memorable creations; plus, learn their unique techniques, styles, and tools and use them to create your own masterpieces! Pre-register online.

Settlement Kids: Live

June 18, 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 18, 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 Storytime with Brittany Lynn

June 18, 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. Advanced registration via Crowdcast is preferred.

Free ZoomDance Class

June 18, 11 am

 

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

Story and Craft with Elsa

June 18, 11:30 am

 

Join the Fifth Spirit for a snowman craft and story free on Facebook Live.

Parent and Child Preschool Snapology Class: Dinosaurs

June 18, noon

 

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

Catfish and Fishing Basics with John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

June 18, 1 pm

 

In celebration of Go Fishing Day, Ranger Kelly Q. from John Heinz NWR will introduce one of the most recognizable fish of the refuge and give some basic fishing tips.

Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Virtual Support Group

June 18, 1 pm

 

Kith + Kin moves their group online so you can continue on your journey while you’re self-isolated! Facilitated by an international board-certified lactation consultant who can help answer your questions and provide tips for success, the group meets on Zoom (call-in info in the link in title); pay what you can over Venmo.

STEM Thursday with Haverford Township Free Library

June 18, 1:30 pm

 

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

Online Storytime & Songs with PlayArts

June 18, 4 pm

 

Grab your shakers and get ready for your favorite children’s stories and songs in one class! Mr. Jesse will read a couple of fun books and lead you in singing a few songs that incorporate themes taken from the stories you will hear.

Virtual Thursday Crafternoon

June 18, 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.

Tween Cooking Show and Tell: Diptacular

June 18, 4 pm

 

Make your favorite dip (or invent something new) and show it off! Get ideas from other tweens for exciting new creations. For people entering grades 4 and up. Pre-registration is required online via Media-Upper Providence Free Library.

ZoomBallet

June 18, 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 18, 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!

Raising Antiracist Kids

June 18, 5 pm

 

Author Ibram X. Kendi in conversation with Derecka Purnell on empowering the next generation of changemakers, and launching his kids’ book Antiracist Baby. Pre-register online for the livestream event.

Pajama Storytime

June 18, 6:30 pm

 

Listen to fun sleepytime stories in your pajamas, and don’t forget your favorite stuffed friend! Join via Lovett Memorial Library’s Facebook page.

Virtual Family Magic Show

June 18, 7 pm

 

Join Bowfish Studios for a family magic show great for all ages. Tickets available online.

Virtual Potty Training 101 with Miss Catherine

June 18, 7:30 pm

 

This workshop will help you learn the simple tools, tips, and steps to start potty training with your little one. Pre-register online at Kith + Kin’s website, and join over Zoom.

Franklin Institute’s Night Skies at Home

June 18, 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 Esmeralda

June 18, 8 pm

 

Join Esmeralda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame for her first-ever bedtime story reading through Facebook live!

Friday

Juneteenth at Museum of the American Revolution

June 19

 

Celebrate freedom all day with the Museum of the American Revolution. Tune into the Museum’s Facebook for a performance of the one-woman show “Freedom on the Horizon” with historical interpreter Nastassia Parker as she portrays Ona Judge, an enslaved woman who ran away from the Washington household in Philadelphia. The performance will be followed by an Instagram Live question-and-answer session with Parker and Tyler Putman, the Museum’s Manager of Gallery Interpretation. Discover the story of Harry Washington, who was originally enslaved by George Washington and found freedom through service in the British Army, with a Virtual Discovery Cart on the Museum’s Facebook and Instagram. The Museum’s free, weekly mini-lesson plan will explore Dunmore’s Proclamation, a document signed in 1775, which promised freedom for enslaved people who left their owners and joined the British Army.

PlayMusic Family

June 19, 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.

Mighty Writers’ Juneteenth Story Time

June 19, 11 am—noon

 

Children ages 5 to 8 are invited to a virtual celebration that includes storytelling, a virtual parade, and a sing-along! Kids are also encouraged to write Freedom Poems, and will have the opportunity to read them at the end. Free; pre-register online.

Free Online Kids’ Cooking Class: Strawberry Shortcake

June 19, 11 am

 

Learn how to cook this seasonal favorite dessert. Perfect for ages 6-12 (parent supervision required). Pre-register online.

Live Puppet Show with WonderSpark Puppets

June 19, 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 19, 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.

Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion Online Talks

June 19, 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.

Mad Libs with the Mad Hatter and Alice

June 19, 3 pm

 

Free virtual event with Alice and the Mad Hatter. Type your answers during the live Facebook stream to play along!

Free Scottish Dance Class with Merida

June 19, 3 pm

 

Join Merida for a fun dance class where she will be teaching you four basic dance moves to one of her favorite dances, the Highland Hustle! She’ll be performing a fun, choreographed dance at the end of the lesson using these moves. All you need is comfy clothes and enthusiasm! Free on Facebook.

Kensington Library Minecraft Club

June 19, 3–5:30 pm

 

For ages 8 and up. Up to eight players can play together on Kensington Library’s Minecraft Realm. For login details and Realm access contact the Kensington Neighborhood Library at underhilla@freelibrary.org

Father’s Day Cooking Workshop: Ballpark Buffet

June 19, 5 pm

 

Learn to make chicken tenders, pretzel bites, and more. Pre-register online.

Free Virtual Little Mermaid Birthday Bash

June 19, 7 pm

 

Join the Little Mermaid and her Prince to celebrate their daughter Melody’s birthday! Just like your children she has a different virtual party this year and would love all of you to celebrate with her! She will open a few presents, have some cake, and enjoy a special mermaid storytime.

Weekend Events

Barnes Foundation Art Installation: ‘From the Root to the Fruit: Portraits of Black Fathers and Their Children’

June 20 and 21, 8 pm

20th and the Parkway

 

In honor of Father’s Day, the Barnes is partnering with We Embrace Fatherhood, a coalition of West Philadelphia fathers, activists, and artists; the Mantua Civic Association; and PC Radio Live to present this free outdoor installation projected onto the Barnes Foundation’s exterior walls at 20th and the Parkway. Photographer Ken McFarlane’s ongoing documentary project celebrates Black fatherhood while counteracting the false narrative of the absentee Black father. Remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing while you view the art!

Saturday

Virtual Youth Saturday Art Class

June 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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.

AAMP’s Juneteenth 2020 Virtual Festival

June 20, 11 am—3 pm

 

The African American Museum in Philadelphia will “Celebrate the Diaspora” by showcasing performances, fun activities, and public dialogues for all ages that highlight current and historic Diasporic connections across the globe. Events include a flag activity at 11 am, storytelling, community conversations, and a closing concert with ACANA at 2:30 pm. Free; register online.

Alice Reads Alice in Wonderland

June 20, 11 am

 

Go down the rabbit hole with Alice as she reads Alice in Wonderland on Facebook Live.

Unicorn Celebration

June 20, 11—11:30 am

 

Join Media-Upper Providence Free Library on Zoom for unicorn stories and a paper plate unicorn craft. Free; pre-register online.

Virtual Tea Party with Belle

June 20, 11 am

 

Get fancy and join Belle for a virtual Spring Tea and ballgown party! Buy tickets online at Bowfish Studios.

The Philadelphia Juneteenth Festival

June 20, noon—5 pm

 

Usually held at the historic Johnson House—a pivotal spot on the Underground Railroad—this year the block party goes virtual with historical re-enactments, music, and more. Join via Facebook or Zoom.

Drag Queen Storytime with Lili St. Queer

June 20, noon

 

Join drag queen Lili St. Queer for a special Pride Month storytime! Listen to stories teaching us kindness, inclusivity, and self-love. This program is for children of all ages and their families.

Virtual Teen Artist Workshop

June 20, 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.

Animal Crossing Club

June 20, 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

Virtual Musical Instrument Petting Zoo

June 20, 2 pm

 

Join Keep Music Alive on Facebook for a live demonstration of guitars, ukuleles, keyboards, and dozens of different fun and unique percussion instruments. You and your children will get to see and hear a variety of instruments with simple demonstrations and opportunities to ask questions live during the event.

Dance with Princess Jasmine

June 20, 3 pm

 

Join the fun for free on Facebook and put the choreographed dance together with Princess Jasmine. You can also ask her questions online.

Baking Workshop: Father’s Day Special Cake Pops

June 20, 4 pm

 

In this virtual baking class, get hands-on instruction in making classic round cake pops, and “dress” them up with fondant to make them fit for Dad! Make the cake dough, master the cake ‘crumbling’ stage, melt chocolate, dip the pops, and let the fun begin! Pre-register online.

Summer Solstice Festival with John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

June 20, 5–9 pm

 

Enjoy yoga, live music, and a live refuge sunset from the comfort of your own home. Free; register online to get the Zoom link.

Elements of Nature Free Virtual Storytime

June 20, 7 pm

 

Pochahontas and Elsa come together for a free virtual storytime and singalong on Facebook.

Philadelphia Orchestra HearNOW: An At-Home Gala

June 20, 8 pm

 

Hosted by Nézet-Séguin, the hour-long event will feature performances by The Philadelphia Orchestra, individual members of the Orchestra, and an all-star lineup of guest artists. HearNOW will be simulcast for free on www.philorch.org and www.facebook.com/philorch


Sunday

Philadelphia Father’s Day 5K Virtual Run/Walk

June 21

 

Register as an individual or team and pick a course of your choice—anywhere, anytime. Join on Facebook to share your results and photos, while supporting those fighting prostate cancer. The net proceeds will benefit the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Prostate Cancer Programs to support screening, education, and research to reduce the burden of prostate cancer in patients and their families.

Free Father’s Day Virtual Yoga Class

June 21, 10—11 am

 

From partner poses to games and fitness challenges, start your Father’s Day off with this free, high-energy yoga party on Facebook Live.

Stories and Songs with PlayArts

June 21, 10:30 am

 

Grab your shakers and get ready for your favorite children’s stories and songs in one class! Mr. Jesse will read some fun books and lead you in singing a few songs that incorporate themes taken from the stories you will hear.

Spring Crafts Sundays with the Free Library

June 21, 10:30 am

 

Check out Parkway Central Library’s social media platforms to follow step-by-step instructions on creating a fun and easy springtime craft.

The Rock and Roll Playhouse: Live From The Playroom

June 21, 11 am

 

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

Elmwood Park Zoo’s Virtual World Giraffe Day

June 21, 11:30 am

 

Hear from EPZ zookeepers about what it is like to take care of giraffes. They’ll tell you the ins and outs about trainings, voluntary vaccinations, how you can help this threatened species, and other fun giraffe facts! Stick around to the end for a live Q&A.

Virtual Sundays with PopUpPlay

June 21, 11:30 am

 

Experience the ultimate virtual Sunday Funday with PopUpPlay and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation. Design challenging obstacle courses using your own home, and whatever you have lying around! This free live session will be facilitated via Zoom, and pre-registration is required to hold your spot.

Jedi Training

June 21, 1 pm

 

Join Jedi Masters on Facebook for some free training and Q&A! Robes and droids encouraged.

Virtual Cooking Workshop: Sunday Family Dinner

June 21, 4 pm

 

Cook up a delicious dinner together—this week make grilled chicken sandwiches. Pre-register online.

 

 

 

Photograph by Laura Swartz.

Editor | Email tips to laura@familyfocus.org

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