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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week…Virtually! (June 22-28)

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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!

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.


Music Theatre Philly Virtual Camp: Frozen

Monday-Friday, 9:30–11:15 am

 

Beat the summer heat by cooling off in Arendelle singing and dancing to the songs of Frozen and Frozen 2. For ages 4-9. Pre-register online.

Ballet Instruction with Tiler Peck

Weekdays at 1 pm

 

Tiler Peck, principal dancer at New York City Ballet, is teaching free daily ballet classes every day live on Instagram.

Snapology’s Online STEAM Lab

Monday-Friday, 2 pm

 

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.

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: Pokemon

Monday-Friday, 5 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.

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 22, 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.

‘Not Quite Narwhal’ Storytime and Craft

June 22, 10:30 am

 

Join librarian Meredith McGovern from Falls of Schuylkill Library as she reads Not Quite Narwhal. Then, learn to make a special narwhal craft!

PlayMusic Family

June 22, 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.

Standby Book Club with Greg Pizzoli

Mondays at 11 am

 

Author/illustrator Greg Pizzoli (The Watermelon Seed, Goodnight Owl) brings you readings, drawing sessions, and more on his Instagram.

Storytime with the Little Mermaid

June 22, noon

 

Join Ariel on Facebook for a free storytime.

Merge Dance on Facebook

June 22, 1 pm

 

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

Virtual Messy Monday

June 22, 1 pm

 

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

Kensington Library Minecraft Club

June 22, 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 22, 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.

Free ZoomDance at Home Class: Magic Vacation!

June 22, 4 pm

 

Dance, music, storytelling, imagination, and fun for ages 2-7. Bring your beach towel and an instrument or noisemaker to class…you never know what can happen on a magical beach! Free; pre-registration required online.

PHS Beginner Food Growing Workshop Series

June 22, 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.

Yes Please! Healthy Sexuality Workshop for Youth

June 22, 4 pm

 

Yes Please! Healthy Sexuality workshops will be led by Von Eaton of the Mazzoni Center. At home during their own time, teens can view pre-recorded videos presented by Von, and then engage with him during a Q&A and discussion on Mondays, June 22, 29, and July 6. Explore topics like attraction, and learn about gender and gender differences.

Kidville’s Art With a Heart

June 22, 4:15 pm

 

Grow your compassion and heart through community art projects in Art with a Heart! Explore themes rooted in a weekly Do More Good Challenge that promotes kindness, connection, and community through story and hands-on art projects to spread love in your neighborhood. Free; pre-register online.

Ask a Naturalist

June 22, 5 pm

 

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

Songs and Bedtime Stories with Belle

June 22, 6 pm

 

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

Tuesday

Spanish Storytime

June 23, 9:30 am

 

Learn some Spanish with your little one in this interactive, immersion-style Spanish storytime. Sing songs, dance, play games, and read a book.

Brickmasters Animation Club

June 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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).

Drag Queen Storytime with Brittany Lynn

June 23, 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, and watch on National Liberty Museum’s Facebook.

Virtual Science Fun with Mr. Peter

June 23, 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.

Ballet Tea Party Dance Class

June 23, 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 Cinderella

June 23, 11:30 am

 

Join Cinderella for free virtual Craft Time and Singalong on Facebook Live.

Parent and Child Preschool Snapology Class: Animals

June 23, 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 23, noon

 

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

Bee a Pollinator Protector!

June 23, 1 pm

 

Join Ranger Sean of John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge to learn how you can help these vital players of ecosystems and our food system. John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge leads live nature programs on our Facebook page every Tuesday and Thursday at 1 pm until further notice.

New Parent Virtual Support Group

June 23, 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 23, 2 pm

 

Join Mr. Pagan from the Durham branch of Free Library of Philadelphia on Facebook Live for bilingual storytime with stories in Spanish and English.

Home Safari Facebook Live with the Cincinnati Zoo

June 23, 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 23, 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.

Pajama Storytime with Haverford Township Free Library

June 23, 7 pm

 

Grab your jammies and a special friend and get ready for some stories before bed! Join free on Facebook.

Baking with the Ice Queen

June 23, 7 pm

 

Bake sugar cookies with Elsa online! The ingredients will be emailed to you at the time of booking. Pre-register via Bowfish Studios online.

Wednesday

Pride Flag Painting

June 24, 10 am

 

Get out your color palettes and easel and get ready to paint happy little stripes. Join National Liberty Museum Educator Emily Mullin as she paints the rainbow flag to celebrate Pride Month. As each stripe of the flag is added, learn about what each color represents, and why the rainbow flag is so important to the LGBTQ+ movement. Don’t have paint, brushes, or an easel? Don’t worry! Use whatever art materials you have at home to participate—markers, crayons, sidewalk chalk, anything! Display your rainbow flag to show your support of LGBTQ+ community members this Pride Month. Free; pre-register online.

Tots Circus Class

June 24, 10:30 am

 

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

Julian is a Mermaid Storytime and Craft

June 24, 10:30 am

 

Join librarian Irene Klemas from West Oak Lane Library as she reads Julian is a Mermaid for Pride Month. Then, learn to make a special mermaid craft!

June 24, 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.

Penn Museum World Wonders

June 24, 11 am

 

Take a weekly trip around the world from the comfort of your own home! Discover what life was like in ancient Mesopotamia through the study of cylinder seals. Create your own cylinder seal registers using pictures to represent what makes them unique. Best for school-aged children and their families. Free; pre-register online.

Virtual Pirate Storytime

June 24, 11 am

 

This free Facebook storytime is hosted by a pirate!

Yoga@Play on Zoom

June 24, 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 24, 11 am

 

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

STEM Stuff on Zoom: Optical Illusions

June 24, 11 am

 

Read a fun picture book about a famous optical illusion, look at some illusions, and then make one of your own! Pre-register online via Media-Upper Providence Free Library. For ages 5 and up.

Virtual Smoothie Making Workshop

June 24, 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.

Free Hula Hoop Class from Philly Circus School

June 24, noon

 

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

Free ZoomDance at Home Class: Magic Vacation!

June 24, 4 pm

 

Dance, music, storytelling, imagination, and fun for ages 2-7. Bring your beach towel and an instrument or noisemaker to class…you never know what can happen on a magical beach! Free; pre-registration required online.

Virtual Moment of Pride

June 24, 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: The Villalobos Brothers

June 24, 4 pm

 

For family audiences, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is teaming up with kids’ music artists who will bring free world-class performances and diverse musical perspectives straight from their homes to yours. Born and raised in Xalapa, Mexico, The Villalobos Brothers fuse the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music.

‘Not Quite Narwhal’ Storytime and Craft

June 24, 4 pm

 

Join librarian Irene Klemas from West Oak Lane Library as she reads Not Quite Narwhal. Then, learn to make a special narwhal craft!

Kids’ Circus Class

June 24, 4:15 pm

 

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

Juggling Class

June 24, 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 24, 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 24, 7 pm

 

A fun fantasy adventure with dry ice effects! Join 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.

Thursday

Spanish Storytime

June 25, 9:30 am

 

Learn some Spanish with your little one in this interactive, immersion-style Spanish storytime. Sing songs, dance, play games, and read a book.

National Liberty Museum’s Read and Romp

June 25, 10 am

 

This week, read One and do fun activities in this free Facebook Live event.

Storytime with the Snow Princess

June 25, 10 am

 

Join Princess Anna on Facebook Live for a free storytime, sing-along, and Q&A.

Kidville’s My Masterpiece: Picasso

June 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 and Storytime with Brittany Lynn

June 25, 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 25, 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 25, noon

 

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

Swedish Museum Fairytales Zoom Program

June 25, 1 pm

 

Explore the art of storytelling with the American Swedish Historical Museum! Children in grades 1-6 will learn about story structure and common themes through Scandinavian folklore and fairytales such as The Ice Queen, Stone Soup, and Knos the Giant. Then, create new characters and plot to act out a fairytale! Pre-registration is required online, and is limited to 20 participants. The Zoom code will be emailed the day before.

Moths with John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

June 25, 1 pm

 

In celebration of Moth Week, John Heinz NWR will be highlighting the night-loving winged beauties of Pennsylvania and how you can spot them.

Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Virtual Support Group

June 25, 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.

Online Storytime & Songs with PlayArts

June 25, 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 25, 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: Dessert Challenge

June 25, 4 pm

 

For people entering grades 4 and up. Tweens will make their favorite desserts (or try something new) and show them off! Pre-registration is required online via Media-Upper Providence Free Library.

ZoomBallet

June 25, 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 25, 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!

Pajama Storytime

June 25, 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.

Toddler Behavior Virtual Class

June 25, 7:30 pm

 

Join Miss Catherine, a child development specialist in discussing what is age-appropriate during toddler years and positive ways to foster these behaviors. Pre-registration required online via Kith + Kin.

Franklin Institute’s Night Skies at Home

June 25, 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!

Friday

Drag Queen Storytime

June 26, 10:30 am

 

Drag Queen Miss Brittany Lynn will read stories of kindness, friendship, and more! Join Brittany for a special Tildie’s Toy Box craft you can make along with her after the story.

PlayMusic Family

June 26, 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 26, 10:30 am

 

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

Virtual Science Fun with Mr. Peter

June 26, 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.

Crafts with Rapunzel

June 26, 11 am

 

Join Rapunzel via Bowfish Studios online and make a fun lantern craft! Tickets available online.

Storytime with Captain America

June 26, 11 am

 

Cap will be reading some books and if time allows, he will answer some of your questions. This free virtual storytime is geared to ages 3-7, but all are invited.

Free Online Kids’ Cooking Class: Ice Cream Sundae

June 26, 11 am

 

Learn how make your own ice cream, and then add toppings. Perfect for ages 6-12 (parent supervision required). Pre-register online.

Live Puppet Show with WonderSpark Puppets

June 26, 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 26, 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.

Trolls Dance Party

June 26, 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.

Mad Libs with the Mad Hatter and Alice

June 26, 3 pm

 

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

Kensington Library Minecraft Club

June 26, 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

Iced Out Science with Elsa

June 26, 3:30 pm

 

Interact with a famous Ice Queen while discovering the science behind her amazing ice powers. This virtual event is accessible on Zoom. Tickets available online.

All Are Welcome Pride Parade

June 26, 4:15 pm

 

In a fun twist on Kidville’s Friday afternoon Break the Internet Dance Party, come together by jumping, twisting, leaping, and wiggling to a playlist that will get the whole family moving! Your fave Play Professionals will be joined by extra special guests. Dress in all the colors of the rainbow and get ready to parade your pride and joy in this free party.

In Person: Woke Baby Walk

June 26, 6 pm

Penn Treaty Park, 1199 N. Delaware Ave.

 

Kids are invited to bring signs, dress as their favorite superhero (or in any costume they like), and take a four-block walk for justice. Once the march is over, there are fun activities like live music, dance therapy, painting a Pride banner, soccer, and more. Social distance measures will be taken to prevent Covid spread–wear a mask!

Free ‘Bear Hunt’ Storytime with Merida

June 26, 7 pm

 

Join the Scottish Princess and her Queen Mother on a Bear Hunt Storytime adventure, free on Facebook live.

Weekend Events

Saturday

Meet the Revolution

June 27, 10 am

 

As part of the Museum of the American Revolution’s Meet the Revolution series, costumed historical interpreters will talk about bringing African American experiences of the Revolution to life in their work. On Saturday, Noah Lewis will show a clip of his portrayal of Edward “Ned” Hector, a free African American man and soldier who fought in the Revolutionary War, one of nearly 5,000 people of color who fought during the American Revolution, followed by a personal discussion about his experiences in the field.

Reimagine Your Story: Three Little Paw Patrol Pups

June 27, 10—10:30 am

 

Reimagine classic stories with some popular friends from today! Join Radnor Memorial Library via Zoom for storytelling, fun, and more. Pre-register online to hold your spot.

Gentle Sleep Solutions for Tired Parents

June 27, 10—11:30 am

 

Join Erica Desper of Confident Parenting for an interactive discussion about sleep and how to get more of it! This workshop is open to parents of newborns through age 5 and consists of both lecture and questions and answers, so bring yours! Topics covered include laying a foundation for healthy sleep, creating an ideal schedule, hands-on ways to gradually wean from assisting your child to sleep and co-sleeping, and hands-on ways to reduce or eliminate overnight feeds. Pre-register online via Lifecycle WomanCare.

Virtual Youth Saturday Art Class

June 27, 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 Party with Moana

June 27, 10 am

 

Sing and dance along with Moana on this free livestream.

Virtual Schuylkill Saturday

June 27, 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 27, 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.

Arthur Reads Arthur

June 27, 11 am

 

Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card! Join Arthur on Facebook Live to hear him read one of his favorite stories.

Virtual Frozen Engagement Party

June 27, 11 am

 

Elsa is throwing Anna and Kristoff an engagement party and you can join over Facebook. Kids are encouraged to create cards or drawings for the newly engaged couple as well.

Global Pride 2020

June 27, noon

 

Speeches, performances, film, and other content from Prides in Africa, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and South, Central, and North America. A worldwide team of more than 100 volunteers are reaching out to Prides around the world to bring an amazing line-up of performances to this first-ever Global Pride event.

Virtual Teen Artist Workshop

June 27, 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.

Drag Queen Story Hour Pride Party

June 27, 1 pm

 

Drag Queen Story Hour performers from around the world will join together via livestream on Zoom. The party will feature readings of children’s books highlighting diverse characters and themes, as well as lip-sync performances and sing-alongs to children’s songs. Kids and families are also encouraged to dress up in their own fabulous costumes for the event! Tickets available online.

Animal Crossing Club

June 27, 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.

Paint with Rapunzel

June 27, 3 pm

 

Join the “Lantern Princess” for a free painting class through Facebook live. All you need is paints, brushes, paper, and your creativity!

Virtual Storytime with Rapunzel

June 27, 6 pm

 

More Rapunzel! Join her again, and Flynn, for a fun free storytime, songs, and painting.

Roots Picnic Virtual Experience

June 27, 8 pm

 

It’s a Philly summertime institution, but like all other large events, it was canceled this year. This weekend it moves online! When We All Vote is partnering with the 13th annual Roots Picnic, hosted by Questlove, Black Thought, and Michelle Obama. The event will be filled with performances and speakers, and focusing on getting registered and ready to vote.


Sunday

Wawa Welcome America Virtual Museum Day

June 28, 9 am

 

Every day of Philly’s weeklong July 4th (virtual) festival, enjoy virtual tours, access to exhibits, educational discussions, and activities from top museums and attractions in the city. Sunday kicks it off with American Swedish Historical Museum, Christ Church Burial Ground, Fort Mifflin on the Delaware, and One Liberty Observation Deck.

Meet the Revolution

June 28, 10 am

 

As part of the Museum of the American Revolution’s Meet the Revolution series, costumed historical interpreters will talk about bringing African American experiences of the Revolution to life in their work. On Sunday, Kalela Williams will discuss the character she portrays – an African American teacher in Philadelphia in 1790s – and explore the challenges of developing a character based on scant historical material.

Stories and Songs with PlayArts

June 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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!

Virtual Sundays with PopUpPlay

June 28, 11:30 am

 

Experience the ultimate virtual Sunday Funday with PopUpPlay and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation. Design and build your own working musical instruments, and even write your own song. This free live session will be facilitated via Zoom, and pre-registration is required to hold your spot.

Free Merge Hip Hop Dance Class

June 28, noon

 

Join Miss Ashley from the Merge Dance Studios for her hour-long Hip Hop Dance Class. Wear comfortable clothing to participate in class. Kids and teens will learn the latest dance moves and have a ton of fun. No registration necessary.

NYC Pride 2020

June 28, noon—2 pm

 

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Pride March held in 1970 with a Special Pride Broadcast Event with performances by Janelle Monáe, Deborah Cox, Billy Porter, Luísa Sonza, and more. Catch it live on 6 ABC.

Rapunzel Storytime with Gladwyne Library

June 28, 7 pm

 

Rapunzel will be visiting for special storytimes this summer, so get your costumes ready to join a special Sunday night bedtime. Registration is required. No age limit, all are welcome.

 

 

Photograph by Laura Swartz.

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