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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week in Philly (and Online): May 10-16

At home and in person, plan your week!

Have some fun with our roundup of this week’s in-person and virtual activities! 

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Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

Through September 26

101 S. Columbus Blvd.

 

After a shortened season turning the roller rink into a socially-distanced “beach” last year, the Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest is open for 2021 in all its former glory. Enjoy skating, rides, food, games, and more! Timed tickets required for skating; other activities are open to the public pay-as-you-go. Details in our preview!

Rothman Roller Rink  at Dilworth Park

Through June 27

1 S. 15th St.

 

In place of the ice rink, Dilworth is debuting a new feature this spring: roller skating! Enjoy the retro-inspired design and pop-up grille and beer garden (with snacks for the kids), too! Hour-long sessions should be reserved online. Limited in-person sales may be offered, but sellouts are likely due to reduced capacity, so preorder to save your spot. You can rent skates and reserve lockers on site. 

Love Your Park Week

May 8-16

 

Love Your Park Week is a week-long celebration of parks across Philadelphia. Register online to volunteer at one of dozens of parks across Philadelphia.

Ardmore Restaurant Week

May 6-16

 

Restaurant Week is always a great opportunity to try something new on the cheaper side, and this year options include indoor dining, outdoor dining, and even take-out (plus cocktails to go) so you can participate at any level of comfort and contact. Check out our top picks here!

East Passyunk Garden Days

May 8-31

 

Beginning May 8, East Passyunk Avenue is hosting a three-week themed series of flower-filled events to tie-in to the PHS Bloom Philly! celebration ahead of the Philadelphia Flower Show. Look for deals, and locations decked out in floral and plant décor, including a large selfie station at the Singing Fountain.

‘Big Time’ at the Philadelphia Zoo

March 29–September 30; advance tickets required

3400 W. Girard Ave.

 

The Philadelphia Zoo will host 24 life-size animatronic dinosaurs in a new and exciting experience that’s sure to be a must-do for any little dino-lover in your family. Big Time: Life in an Endangerous Age will take guests through the Age of Dinosaurs through to the present day, showing the powerful changes and challenges that caused them to become extinct—and how other creatures survived. Advance tickets are required due to high demand and reduced capacity. Social distancing and masks will continue to be required for guests ages 2 and older.

Parks on Tap 

Wednesdays through Sundays

100 N. Horticultural Drive, Fairmount Park; and Water Works, 640 Waterworks Drive

 

The popular family-friendly beer garden benefiting Philly settles at the beautiful Horticulture Center grounds and Waterworks for the season.  Reservations are strongly recommended, and masks are required.

Crayola IDEAworks: The Creativity Exhibition at the Franklin Institute

Through July 18

222 N. 20th St.

 

A highly colorful and interactive exhibit makes its debut at the Franklin Institute. Crayola IDEAworks is an immersive experience that uses state-of-the-art technology to challenge visitors, expand creativity, and hone problem-solving skills. Even cooler, with more than 150 physical and digital inquiry-based interactive experiences and challenges, guests can track their progress on an RFID wristband and receive a customized summary of their unique creative strengths discovered on their journey! Read more details in our preview.

Shofuso Children’s Days

May 1–16

Lansdowne and Horticultural drives, Fairmount Park

 

Children’s Day is a national holiday in Japan celebrating children’s health, happiness, and family unity. In honor of the holiday, Shofuso celebrates Children’s Day every year with festive on-site displays of Japanese Samurai Armors (Kabuto) and carp streamers (Koinobori). Come to Shofuso with your family and friends to see this seasonal decoration, feed carps in the pond, and enjoy the view of the Japanese garden with blooming Azaleas. Enhance your visit with their free online collection of Children’s Day educational materials.


Monday

In Person: Nest Family Music

May 10, 9 am

Rittenhouse Square

 

With the weather warming up, Nest classes are going outside! Drop in ($20 per family) for a fun music and movement class for ages 6 months to 5 years in Rittenhouse Square. Signing up in advance is recommended, as space is limited.

In Person: In the Park with Mister John’s Music

May 10, 10 am

Lemon Hill Park

 

Philadelphia’s favorite early childhood music class is taking it outside! Through music, rhythm and movement, infants and toddlers learn about self-expression, teamwork, sharing, and empathy while rocking out to some favorite songs. BYO blanket and instruments. Tickets available online.

Music with Miss Jill

May 10, 10 am

 

Music with Miss Jill is a free, lively interactive music program for toddlers through kindergarten. Activities consist of songs, fingerplays, props, musical games, and puppets. Free; pre-register online.

In Person: Nest Outdoor Yoga Adventures

May 10, 10:15 am

Rittenhouse Square

 

Nest Yoga Adventures uses creative storytelling along with an engaging flow of movement to support families looking to get in touch with their bodies and spirits. Kids ages 3-6 welcome. Pre-registration required.

Stop-Motion Animation for Beginners

May 10, 3 pm
 
 
Kids ages 9-14 will learn to create movies by making toys, figures, and LEGOs come alive with stop motion animation using their smartphone or tablet. Pre-register online.

Kids and Family Yoga

May 10, 4 pm

 
Breathe, relax, and strengthen together as a family. Join free on Roots2Rise’s Facebook page.

Kids Cook: Coconut Vegetable Curry

May 10, 4:30 pm
 
 
Instructors will guide you step-by-step to make this delicious dinner recipe. Free; pre-registration required,

Kings’ Crowns

May 10, 6 pm

 

Learn to make your own flower crown, like the one we see on the cover of The Tradition, with former Philly Youth Poet Laureate Husnaa Hashim. This workshop is designed for boys, though all children are welcome to attend. Caregivers are encouraged to help children under 10 years. The virtual session will include a reading of Hey Black Child, the One Book, One Philadelphia 2021 children’s selection by Useni Eugene Perkins. Free take-home kits with copies of the book, fresh flowers, and tools to create crowns will be available from Lillian Marrero Library, McPherson Square Library, or Fishtown Library. Registrants will receive a Zoom event link, and will be contacted to schedule a time to pick up flower crown kits.


Tuesday

In Person: Nest Family Music

May 11, 9 am

Rittenhouse Square

 

With the weather warming up, Nest classes are going outside! Drop in ($20 per family) for a fun music and movement class for ages 6 months to 5 years in Rittenhouse Square. 

In Person: Garden Storytime at Donatucci Library

May 11, 10 am

1935 Shunk St.

 

Join Miss Sunita for Storytime in the Donatucci Garden every Tuesday. Masks (for kids over 2) and social distancing required. Space is limited; first-come first-served. Ages 0-5. Bring Your Own Blanket. Weather permitting.

In Person PlayArts Movement Lab

May 11, 10:30 am and 11:15 am

Liberty Lands Park,  913 N. Third St.

 

Bring your own props and blanket for this class that explores basic dance concepts with lots of playful locomotion through songs, nursery rhymes, stories, and interactive games. Best for ages 2-4. Pre-register online.

Kids’ Yoga Adventure

May 11, 10 am

 

Join Ms. Amy from Jitterbugs Music and Movement, as she takes kids age 3 and up on a yoga storytelling adventure that consists of a warm-up, adventure, and relaxation. During the story, children will work on 20-25 yoga postures. Free; pre-registration is required, and an email with the Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program.

Music with Miss Jill

May 11, 10 am

 

Music with Miss Jill is a free, lively interactive music program for toddlers through kindergarten. Activities consist of songs, fingerplays, props, musical games, and puppets.

Drag Queen Story Time: Same but Beautifully Different

May 11, 11 am

 

Join the National Liberty Museum and Philly Drag Queen Miss Brittany Lynn for stories that focus on how our differences make us special. Then, take a virtual trip to the NLM to sit under the Peace Portal and learn to appreciate that everyone sees the world a little differently. Free; pre-register online.

 

Explore the history of this art form and learn how to make your own ancient Roman-style mosaic at home. This 30-minute session is free, and perfect for elementary and middle school kids. Pre-register online.

Get Crafty with Crayola

May 11, 1 pm

 

Join Craft Box Girls and Crayola on Facebook Live for fun and easy crafts you can make at home.

New Parent Virtual Support Group

May 11, 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 Mommy & Me Cooking Class

May 11, 3:45 pm

 

Join Hudson Table’s Chef Anne via Zoom to make white bean dip with vegetable dippers, and make a hot air balloon craft. This class is recommended for ages 3 to 7 years old. Tickets available online.

Books & Cooks: Ocean Waves

May 11, 4 pm

 

Books & Cooks is a collaboration between Parkway Central Children’s Department & the Culinary Literacy Center Nourishing Literacy team. This event is designed for school-aged children with an open invitation to caregivers. Inspired by the theme of ocean waves, this virtual event includes read-alouds, mindfulness, movement and creative arts activities, and food information to share. Free; pre-register online for Zoom link.

In Person: Mini Musicians Outdoor Class with Miss Minor

May 11, 4:30 pm

Washington Square Park

 

Outdoor music and movement at Washington Square for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. First drop-in class is donation-only so you can try it out!

Pajama Storytime with Haverford Township Free Library

May 11, 7 pm

 

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


Wednesday

In Person: Nest Family Music

May 12, 10 am

Rittenhouse Square

 

With the weather warming up, Nest classes are going outside! Drop in ($20 per family) for a fun music and movement class for ages 6 months to 5 years in Rittenhouse Square. 

Paleo Playdate

May 12, 10 am

 

Kids ages 3-6 and their grownups can have some fun with Academy of Natural Sciences experts and other young natural history fans for a science storytime. Admission is pay-what-you-wish; pre-register online.

In Person PlayArts Movement Lab

May 12, 10:30 am

Wharton Park, 2300 Wharton St.

 

Bring your own props and blanket for this class that explores basic dance concepts with lots of playful locomotion through songs, nursery rhymes, stories, and interactive games. Best for ages 2-4. Pre-register online.

In Person Stories on the Porch

May 12, 11 am

Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media

 

Children ages 0-5 are invited to join the library for storytime on the covered porch. 15-20 minutes reading, singing, and moving, followed by an optional coloring activity (bring your own crayons).  Free; pre-register online.

In Person Dog Days at Elmwood Park Zoo

May 12, 1–4 pm

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Elmwood Park Zoo is inviting dog owners to bring their furry friends to visit the zoo on select days this spring! Pre-registration is required, and guests must complete an online waiver and submit required documents to attend this and all Dog Days events.

Woof and Meow Café: Read to a Dog or Cat!

May 12, 3 pm

 

Young readers are invited to bring a favorite book to read to a furry guest from Main Line Animal Rescue. Each individual reader session lasts for 15 minutes. Fill out the Google form to sign up and get the Zoom link.

Tots Circus Class

May 12, 3:30 pm

 

Kids ages 3-5 can get moving with a class from the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts! Pre-register online and join on Zoom.

In Person Kids’ Movie-Inspired Cooking at Hudson’s Table: Trolls

May 12, 3:45 pm

1001 N. Second Street

 

Kids ages 4-7 will make rainbow food inspired by Trolls. They will learn how to work in the kitchen and even pick up some knife skills (with child-friendly knives) and baking basics. Kids will prepare a main dish and dessert, and take the food home. Class is drop off. See more details and pre-register online.

 

Join Mr. Bob from GOALS Martial Arts as he demonstrates martial arts moves and techniques. For ages 4 and up. Free; pre-register online. An email with the Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program.

Youth Stretch & Strength

May 12, 5 pm

 

This class is for kids ages 8-12 with a background in circus who want to practice their skills at home. The class includes stretching and strengthening exercises that will help students of all levels see faster progress in their aerial training. Pre-register online.


Thursday

Virtual Escape Room

May 13, 9 am

 

Ludington Library’s Miss Melody will lead you through a fun virtual escape room. Join free on Facebook Live.

In Person PlayArts Movement Lab

May 13, 10:30 am

Gold Star Park, 613 Wharton St.

 

Bring your own props and blanket for this class that explores basic dance concepts with lots of playful locomotion through songs, nursery rhymes, stories, and interactive games. Best for ages 2-4. Pre-register online.

In Person Outdoor Read, Baby, Read Storytime

May 13, 10:30 am

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St.

 

Join Ms. Meghan in front of the library for lap time with stories, songs, rhymes, and bounces at an in-person, outdoor storytime for babies and their caregivers.

In Person  Storytime at Franklin Square

May 13, 11 am

Sixth and Race streets

 

Join Miss Betsy and Miss Vicki Thursday for storytime! This program is intended for ages 5 and under and their caregivers. As per City of Philadelphia and Parks & Recreation’s COVID-19 safety protocols, adults and children over 2 must wear a mask, maintain 6 feet of social distance, and stay home if they are unwell.

In Person Little Yogis

May 13, 11 am

Lovett Memorial Library, 6945 Germantown Avenue

 

Take a fun and playful yoga journey led by Sarah of Surya Moon Yoga. Learn individual and partner poses through songs and storytelling, all while building confidence, creativity, and strong, healthy bodies. Children and parents will practice how to center themselves through breathing and relaxation. This class is designed for families with kiddos aged 2 to 5 years old, but anyone is welcome. Bring your own yoga mats and/or beach towels to practice on. This program will take place outside, at the library. Physical distancing and masks are required.

Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Virtual Support Group

May 13, 1 pm

 

Kith + Kin moves their group online so you can continue on your journey while you’re home. 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.

Hip Hop Songwriting Workshop with Bomani Armah

May 13, 3:30 pm

 

Teaching artist Bomani introduces students to hip-hop songwriting with Bomani’s writing system, which teaches young participants how their own poetry and original writing can be transformed into music they create! Great for ages 8 and up.

In Person Manayunk Stroll the Street

May 13, 5–8 pm

Main Street, Manayunk

 

Manayunk will host vendors, live music, and more as visitors and residents walk, shop, and eat. Restaurants and businesses on the street will also have special deals for the night.


Friday

In Person Dog Days at Elmwood Park Zoo

May 14, 1–4 pm

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Elmwood Park Zoo is inviting dog owners to bring their furry friends to visit the zoo on select days this spring! Pre-registration is required, and guests must complete an online waiver and submit required documents to attend this and all Dog Days events.

Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Friday Art Club

May 14, 3:30 pm

 

Get the weekend started by making art after school. Create abstract works by playing with line, shape, and color. For ages 6–10. No experience necessary. Free; pre-register online to reserve your spot.

Adventure Aquarium presents: Who Lives Where?

May 14, 3:30 pm

 

Presented by the Center for Aquatic Sciences at the Adventure Aquarium, students will meet four animals and learn about the adaptations that help them to survive in their habitat. Free; pre-register online.

In Person: Live Music at King of Prussia Town Center

May 14, 6 pm

155 Village Drive, King of Prussia

 

Fridays from 6-8 pm, King of Prussia Town Center will host free outdoor concerts by local artists. Wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

Love Song Writing Workshop for Families

May 14, 6:30 pm

 

Join a virtual session with singer-songwriter, teaching artist, and music producer Vince Anthony to learn to write your own love song. This intergenerational workshop invites children of all ages and their loved ones to write love songs with and for each other. Free; pre-register online.

In Person and Virtual: SALT Performing Arts presents ‘Annie’

May 14, 7 pm

1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs (or virtual)

 

One of the world’s best-loved musicals takes center stage in SALT’s first show back in 2021! Join in-person or via livestream, just pick your tickets. Performers will be wearing transparent face shields while performing, and in-person audience members must wear masks and practice social distancing. More information (and ticket links) on SALT’s website.


Weekend Events

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

Through September 26

101 S. Columbus Blvd.

 

After a shortened season turning the roller rink into a socially-distanced “beach” last year, the Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest is open for 2021 in all its former glory. Enjoy skating, rides, food, games, and more! Timed tickets required for skating; other activities are open to the public pay-as-you-go. Details in our preview!

Love Your Park Week

May 8-16

 

Love Your Park Week is a week-long celebration of parks across Philadelphia. Register online to volunteer at one of dozens of parks across Philadelphia.

Ardmore Restaurant Week

May 6-16

 

Restaurant Week is always a great opportunity to try something new on the cheaper side, and this year options include indoor dining, outdoor dining, and even take-out (plus cocktails to go) so you can participate at any level of comfort and contact. Check out our top picks here!

Rothman Roller Rink at Dilworth Park

April 30–June 27

1 S. 15th St.

 

In place of the ice rink, Dilworth is debuting a new feature this spring: roller skating! Enjoy the retro-inspired design and pop-up grille and beer garden (with snacks for the kids), too! Hour-long sessions should be reserved online. Limited in-person sales may be offered, but sellouts are likely due to reduced capacity, so preorder to save your spot. You can rent skates and reserve lockers on site. 

Shofuso Children’s Days

May 1–16

Lansdowne and Horticultural drives, Fairmount Park

 

Children’s Day is a national holiday in Japan celebrating children’s health, happiness, and family unity. In honor of the holiday, Shofuso celebrates Children’s Day every year with festive on-site displays of Japanese Samurai Armors (Kabuto) and carp streamers (Koinobori). Come to Shofuso with your family and friends to see this seasonal decoration, feed carps in the pond, and enjoy the view of the Japanese garden with blooming Azaleas. Enhance your visit with their free online collection of Children’s Day educational materials.

In Person and Virtual: SALT Performing Arts presents ‘Annie’

April 30–May 16

1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs (or virtual)

 

One of the world’s best-loved musicals takes center stage in SALT’s first show back in 2021! Join in-person or via livestream, just pick your tickets. Performers will be wearing transparent face shields while performing, and in-person audience members must wear masks and practice social distancing. More information (and ticket links) on SALT’s website.

Crayola IDEAworks: The Creativity Exhibition at the Franklin Institute

Through July 18

222 N. 20th St.

 

A highly colorful and interactive exhibit makes its debut at the Franklin Institute. Crayola IDEAworks is an immersive experience that uses state-of-the-art technology to challenge visitors, expand creativity, and hone problem-solving skills. Even cooler, with more than 150 physical and digital inquiry-based interactive experiences and challenges, guests can track their progress on an RFID wristband and receive a customized summary of their unique creative strengths discovered on their journey! Read more details in our preview.

Breakfast with the Giraffes at Elmwood Park Zoo

May 15 and 16, 8:30 am

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Enjoy a delicious, socially-distanced outdoor breakfast buffet, right next to EPZ’s three towering giraffes. After you’ve cleared your plate, you’ll enjoy an exclusive giraffe feeding! Space is limited for this event, so don’t delay in purchasing your tickets.

Parks on Tap 

Wednesdays through Sundays

100 N. Horticultural Drive, Fairmount Park; and Water Works, 640 Waterworks Drive

 

The popular family-friendly beer garden benefiting Philly settles at the beautiful Horticulture Center grounds and Waterworks for the season.  Reservations are strongly recommended, and masks are required.

‘Big Time’ at the Philadelphia Zoo

March 29–September 30; advance tickets required

3400 W. Girard Ave.

 

The Philadelphia Zoo will host 24 life-size animatronic dinosaurs in a new and exciting experience that’s sure to be a must-do for any little dino-lover in your family. Big Time: Life in an Endangerous Age will take guests through the Age of Dinosaurs through to the present day, showing the powerful changes and challenges that caused them to become extinct—and how other creatures survived. Advance tickets are required due to high demand and reduced capacity. Social distancing and masks will continue to be required for guests ages 2 and older.


Saturday

Academy of Natural Sciences Naturally Awesome Days: Fine Feathered Friends

May 15, 10 am– 5 pm

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

 

Visit the museum on Saturday and learn what makes birds so unique. Take home a craft kit to create your own fine feathered friend, and flock together to have a fun time with your whole family. Free with admission.

Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

May 15, 10 am

Schuylkill Center, 8480 Hagy’s Mill Road

 

Pick up a nature exploration kit at the Visitor Center and then hit the trails with your family to complete the activities inside. Dive into a different theme and collect a new explorer badge each week. Explorer kits can be picked up anytime between 10 am and noon. All ages welcome. No registration or fee required. Masks are required when picking up your kit.

Virtual Yoga Adventures with Jitterbugs

May 15, 10 am

 

Join a yoga storytelling adventure over Zoom that features a warm-up time, a story that incorporates 20-25 yoga postures, and ends with a moment of relaxation. Open to kids ages 3 and up. Free; pre-register online.

PlayMusic Family at Penn Treaty Park 

May 15, 10:30 am

Penn Treaty Park, 1301 N. Beach St.

 

PlayArts takes their popular family music class for kids ages 5 and under to the park! Little ones will play instruments, move their bodies, and learn musical foundations along the way. Pre-register online.

Sisterly Love Citywide Food Fair

May 15, 11 am–3 pm

Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Columbus Blvd.

 

The Sisterly Love Citywide Food Fair is a women-led initiative to promote Philadelphia-based and female-run hospitality businesses affected by the pandemic by way of traveling food markets. This week, the Sisterly Love Food Fair will come to Cherry Street Pier, so don’t miss out on the public art, river views, and of course French Toast Bites!

Virtual Garden Days Storytime with A Novel Idea

May 15, 11 am

 

East Passyunk Avenue bookstore A Novel Idea will share books all about spring, flowers, and Mother Nature on Facebook Live.

Radnor Hunt Races

May 15, noon–5 pm

Radnor Hunt, 826 Providence Rd., Malvern

 

The popular equestrian event returns for its 90th year! In keeping with state regulations and public health guidelines, this year’s event will have a limited attendance capacity and “party pod packages.” Tickets are available online, and must be purchased in advance.

Cartoon Picnic at Sunset Social

May 15, noon–3 pm

129 S. 30th St.

 

Enjoy an afternoon of cartoons on the big screen, lawn games, and food and drink specials atop the city.

MusicMan Festival

May 15, noon–4 pm

Arlington Field, 2900 State Rd., Upper Darby

 

Enjoy live music, local vendors, family fun, food, and more. Proceeds from the event go to supporting the MusicMan Academy camps, lessons, and musical instrument donations for Upper Darby kids and for kids throughout Delaware County.

Chill On the Hill Grand Reopening Party

May 15, 1–3 pm

5 East Highland Ave., Chestnut Hill

 

Celebrate the reopening of this Chestnut Hill fro-yo place with freebies, music, balloon art, and more.

Plantasia Listening Party

May 15, 1 pm

Singing Fountain, East Passyunk Avenue

 

Did you know playing music helps plants grow? South Fellini will play a vinyl recording of Mother Earth’s Plantasia by Mort Garson. Bring your plants to experience the herbal vibrations to help them grow faster and stronger!

Virtual Family Coding

May 15, 1 pm

 

Gather around the computer and complete fun coding challenges as you earn gear for your superhero coder in Radnor Memorial Library’s new coding software, Prenda Code Club. Free; pre-register online.

Virtual ‘Ruby’s Birds’ Activity

May 15, 1 pm

 

Read Ruby’s Birds, then “meet” a variety of regional birds! Listen to bird calls, play games, and discover fun facts about your feathered friends. Learn how to make your home a happy place for birds! For ages 4 and up. Free; pre-register online. 

Virtual Moana Storytime

May 15, 1:30 pm

 

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a special storytime hosted by the only Moana of Motunui! This free event will be held live via Zoom and YouTube.

Chestnut Hill Second Saturday

May 15, 2–6 pm
7600 to 8600 blocks of Germantown Avenue
 
 
Explore the works of dozens of visiting regional artists, enjoy live music, shop, and eat on Germantown Avenue.  Plus, stop by AR Workshop for a hands-on outdoor DIY experience for families.

Virtual Spring Princess Tea Party

May 15, 2 pm

 

Join Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jasmine, and Tiana for games, singing, music, stories,  and more. Tickets available online.

Ardmore Restaurant Week Picnic in the Plaza

May 15, 5–8 pm

Schauffele Plaza, 99 Cricket Terrace, Ardmore

 

For the first time ever, Ardmore Restaurant Week will now feature Picnic in the Plaza, a pop-up event that invites Restaurant Week patrons who want to enjoy the beautiful weather (or who aren’t ready to dine inside yet) to get their take-out food and cocktails to go, enjoy live music, and sit under the stars with friends as they dine.

Virtual Free Storytime with Princess Tiana

May 15, 7 pm

 

Join Tiana from The Princess and the Frog free on Facebook Live for a free storytime before bed.


Sunday

Linvilla Orchards’ Antique Car Show

May 16, 9 am–3 pm

137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media

 

Linvilla Orchards has partnered with The Historical Car Club of Pennsylvania for over three decades to present their annual Spring Meet. More than 250 spectacularly restored and maintained antique, classic, and muscle cars take over one of Linvilla’s big fields. Free admission.

Philadelphia Royal Princess Ball

May 16, 9:45 am

Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel, 480 North Gulph Road, King of Prussia

 

Get ready for a day of magical fun with stage performances, dancing, stories, picture opportunities, and more with some favorite princesses! Tickets available online.

Flower Crown Making

May 16, 10 am

Linwood Park, 199 E. Athens Ave., Ardmore

 

Join Lulu’s Casita and Friends of Linwood Park for a fun-filled morning to celebrate moms. Includes flower crown making, Mommy & Me photography microsession, and refreshments. To sign up, email info@luluscasita.com

Rock on the River

May 16, noon–5 pm

Race Street Pier, 121 N. Columbus Blvd.

 

Rock out at Race Street Pier with the Philadelphia School of Rock. Enjoy this high-energy afternoon of live music, performed by students as they take over the Race Street Pier and show off their amazing talents in this Spring showcase. This is a free, ticketed event (pre-register online).

Family Art Workshop: Surprising Color

May 16, 1 pm

Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. 

 

In this outdoor family art workshop, explore different ways to can use color to convey emotion, ideas, and stories within the springtime rainbow setting of the garden. Tickets available online.

Virtual Kids’ Parkour

May 16, 1 pm

 

Are your kids climbing walls and jumping off the furniture? This class will teach them how to do that safely and appropriately. This class teaches the fundamentals of parkour and free-running inside. For kids ages 8-12. Pre-register online.

Virtual Youth Acro

May 16, 1:30 pm

 

This half-hour virtual class from Philadelphia School of Circus Arts will have kids ages 6-10 jumping, rolling, and cartwheeling. Activities include warm-up games, dancing, basic acrobatics, and doorway climbing! Pre-register online.

Virtual Sundays on Stage: The Principles of Hip Hop

May 16, 2 pm

 

Explore the roots of hip hop culture with Hip Hop Fundamentals. Dynamic and energetic dancers use breakdancing and audience participation to explore hip hop’s rich cultural history and how Black youth changed the world, focusing on youth empowerment, creativity, and working together, as embodied by hip hop’s four principles: Peace, Love, Unity, and Having Fun. Video of this program – which features dancers performing from separate spaces – will be shared on the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Youth Services and Programs Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FLPYouthServices/) and be available for 5 days.

Virtual Kids’ Baking Class: Kitchen Sink Cookies

May 16, 3 pm

 

In this class, kids will measure, mix and bake these delicious cookies from scratch, step-by-step with a chef instructor over Zoom. Tickets available online.

Virtual Puppy Portraits for a Cure

May 16, 4 pm

 

Grab your crayons for this musical launch party to celebrate Alex Lemonade Stand Foundation’s dog coloring book, Puppy Portraits for a Cure. During this free, virtual half-hour event, join Gina Ferragame, a trained music therapist, as she hosts a fun-filled afternoon featuring songs, stories, and more kid-friendly entertainment. Free; pre-register online.

Virtual Meet Cap and Agent Carter

May 16, 6 pm

 

Meet two of Marvel’s iconic characters, Captain America and Agent Carter, in this free livestream. Donations are welcome, and benefit Veteran Multi-Service Center.

 

 

 

 

Photograph by Laura Swartz

Contributing Writer

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