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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week in Philly (and Online): May 24-31

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. 

Center City Restaurant Week

May 17-28

 

Center City Restaurant Week is coming up May 17—28, offering diners a three-course dinner for $35, and (at some places) three-course lunch for $20 at dozens of great restaurants around town. Participating restaurants are offering their multi-course prix-fixe menus for dining in (both indoors and outdoors). As debuted last September due to Covid, some restaurants are continuing to offer the option to take advantage of the deals with takeout as well. See our guide for our top picks.

Pick-Your-Own Strawberries at Linvilla Orchards

Daily, 8 am–4 pm

137 West Knowlton Road, Media

 

A spring tradition returns to the farm. This year, pre-paid tickets and containers are required to limit capacity, so book your spot online if you have your heart set on a particular timeslot!

The Styers Peony Festival

Through May 31

4313 S. Creek Road, Chadds Ford

 

Experience 25 acres of more than 55,000 peonies in bloom. Stroll through the fields (or drive through!), buy flowers, and take beautiful family photos. Ticket sales and reservations are limited; book online.

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.


Monday

In Person: Nest Family Music

May 24, 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 24, 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.

Casey Cooks with Kids

May 24, 10 am

 

Create a Memorial Day dessert with Ludington Library’s Miss Casey on Facebook Live.

In Person: Nest Outdoor Yoga Adventures

May 24, 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.

In Person Baby Storytime with Free Library of Philadelphia

May 24, 10:30 am

Shakespeare Park, 1801 Vine St. (across from Parkway Central Library)

 

Enjoy stories, songs, and fun with Miss Mary of Parkway Central Library. This program is intended for ages 2 and under and their caregivers.

Stop-Motion Animation for Beginners

May 24, 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 24, 4 pm

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

Teen Poetry Workshop: Where I’m From

May 24, 4 pm
 
 
Teens are invited to creatively explore where they are from and what the world tells them about the people, places, objects, and relationships closest to them. “Take the Mic” is a virtual series of spoken word workshops that invites teens to explore the themes of The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, the 2021 One Book, One Philadelphia Young Adult selection, and their own multiple identities using poetry and theater exercises. Free; pre-register online.

Harry Potter Trivia

May 24, 6:30 pm
 
 
Join Penn Wynne Library’s Ms. Lindsay for a Harry Potter trivia based on Books 3-7. Registration is required via EventKeeper to receive the Zoom link.
 

Tuesday

In Person: Nest Family Music

May 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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.

In Person Outside Storytime at Belmont Hills Library

May 25, 10:30 am

120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd

 

Join Miss Gwen for a socially-distanced storytime on the library lawn. No registration required.

Music with Miss Jill

May 25, 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.

In Person Fun Ballers: Outdoor Preschool Sports

May 25, 11 am

Rittenhouse Square

 

Sandcastle Fun Co.’s “Fun-Structors” will guide kids ages 3-5 through all kinds of age-appropriate sports games. Drop-in passes available online.

 

Join Penn Museum to learn about weaving techniques from around the world and try weaving paper on your own. This 30-minute session is free, and perfect for elementary and middle school kids. Pre-register online.

Get Crafty with Crayola

May 25, 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 25, 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.

In Person: Mini Musicians Outdoor Class with Miss Minor

May 25, 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!

HomeMAKERS STEAM Activity

May 25, 5:30 pm

 

This monthly STEAM-based challenge incorporates inspiring true stories and open-ended creative thinking in simple, fun MakerSpace projects for kids in grades K-5. Take-home kits with the required materials will be available to pick up from Radnor Memorial Library while supplies last. Online registration will close the day prior to the event.

Pajama Storytime with Haverford Township Free Library

May 25, 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 26, 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. 

In Person Storytime Under the Trees in Media

May 26, 10 am and 11 am

Fourth and Monroe streets, Media

 

Children ages 0-5 are invited to join the library for stories, songs, and dancing. Ten families maximum. Pre-registration required online.

Paleo Playdate

May 26, 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.

Centering Black Joy Through Dance for Children and Families

May 26, 10 am

 

Inspired by Useni Eugene Perkins’ book Hey Black Child, dance for Black joy together, connect, and celebrate individuality. This online session, led by dance, theater and movement artist Jennifer Turnbull, is designed for children K-4 and all loved ones of all ages are invited to join in. Free; pre-register online.

In Person PlayArts Movement Lab

May 26, 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 Music and Movement with Free Library of Philadelphia

May 26, 10:30 am

Shakespeare Park, 1901 Vine Street

 

Join Ms. Naomi at Shakespeare Park (across the street from the library on Vine Street) for songs, dance, and fun explorations of rhythm and movement! This program is intended for ages 6 and under and their caregivers. Adults and children over 2 must wear a mask, maintain 6 feet of social distance, and stay home if they are unwell.

In Person CantiCuentos: Spanish Songs and Stories for Kids

May 26, 11 am

420 S. Perth St.

 

Babies and toddlers (ages 0-3) will learn Spanish songs and stories at this weekly outdoor playgroup. Bring your own blanket! $10 per family.

In Person Dog Days at Elmwood Park Zoo

May 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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.

Youth Stretch & Strength

May 26, 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.

In Person Spruce Street Harbor Park Opening Day

May 26, 5 pm

301 S. Columbus Blvd.

 

The Delaware River Waterfront completes its seasonal reopening with the return of SSHP and Paddle Penn’s Landing! Grab a hammock and relax, get some delicious food from the boardwalk stands, enjoy the family-friendly beer garden, play in the arcade, and more. Pay as you go.

In Person Goat Walk at West Laurel Hill Cemetery

May 26, 6 pm

225 Belmont Ave., Bala Cynwyd

 

Meet the Goats at the Funeral Home to walk with the goats and learn about sustainability. Free; no registration necessary. Masks required; take turns walking the goats and practice social distancing.


Thursday

In Person Outdoor Movement Class at Lilypad

May 27, 9 am

 

Join Anne, a local pediatric occupational therapist and dancer for an outdoor movement class in the backyard at Lilypad! Attendees will learn stretches, yoga poses, dances, and explore other types of active movement with music and imagination play in an outdoor setting. Class is most appropriate for children ages 3-5. Email ambeckettf@gmail.com or contact @annemaija89 on Instagram to sign up.

In Person Rollin’ Rockers: Music and Movement

May 27, 10 am

Rittenhouse Square

 

From shakers to tambourines and drums, choose your favorite musical instrument to join the band and rock out with Sandcastle Fun Co. as they take kids ages 1-5 on a rock and roll journey. Drop-in passes available online.

In Person PlayArts Movement Lab

May 27, 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 Storytime Under the Trees

May 27, 10:30 am

Hilltop Park, 1400 Steel Road, Havertown

 

Join Haverford Township Free Library at the park for reading, singing, and clapping along! Bring your own blanket, and wear a mask.

In Person  Storytime at Franklin Square

May 27, 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 27, 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.

In Person Fun Ballers: Outdoor Preschool Sports

May 27, 11 am

Rittenhouse Square

 

Sandcastle Fun Co.’s “Fun-Structors” will guide kids ages 3-5 through all kinds of age-appropriate sports games. Drop-in passes available online.

Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Virtual Support Group

May 27, 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.

In Person STEM Shenanigans

May 27, 3:30 pm

Sellers Library, 76 S. State Rd., Upper Darby

 

Explore density with homemade lava lamps and rainbow density columns. This program will take place in person, under a canopy tent, outside the Sellers Memorial Branch of the Upper Darby Township Library. All participants and facilitators will be masked and socially distanced. Free; pre-registration required online.

Peace, Love, Unity + Having Fun

May 27, 4 pm

 

Energetic dancers will use breakdancing and abundant audience participation to explore hip hop’s rich cultural history and how Black youth changed the world. Led by Hip Hop Fundamentals and can be joined on the McPherson Square Library Facebook page.

Star Wars Themed Family Trivia Night

May 27, 6:30 pm

 

Test your Star Wars knowledge, while having fun and a few laughs on a Friday night with the whole family. Free; pre-register online for the Zoom link.

Boba Math

May 27, 7 pm

 

Practice skills with bubble tea themed math games for grades K-2. Free; pre-register online.

Read Along, Draw Along: ‘America My Love, America My Heart’

May 27, 7 pm

 

Join author and illustrator, Daria Peoples-Riley, in a read-aloud of her new book America My Love, America My Heart, a story about feeling seen, heard, and included. Inspired by the questions of her own childhood, this story is bold and beautifully illustrated, encouraging readers of all ages to challenge bias and honor diverse perspectives. After the story, draw along with Daria as she uses Crayola art tools to show movement and energy in her illustrations. Join free on Facebook Live.

Radnor High School’s ‘High School Musical’

May 27, 7:30 pm

 

Radnor High School takes on the Disney favorite for its spring musical. Streaming live from May 27 through June 2. Tickets available online.


Friday

In Person Stories on the Porch

May 28, 10 am and 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 In The Park with Baby Wordplay

May 28, 10:30 am

Lemon Hill Park

 

Join Baby Wordplay for their SPark (Storyplays in the Park) series! Baby Wordplay storyplays are literacy-rich, fun opportunities to engage your little one with reading, songs, fingerplays, and puppets. Best for ages 6 weeks to 5 years but all ages are welcome. Pre-register for the four-week series online with Kith + Kin. Bring your own blanket and water, and wear a mask.

In Person Dog Days at Elmwood Park Zoo

May 28, 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.

Friday Art Club with Philadelphia Museum of Art

May 28, 4 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. This month, find inspiration in the art and design of Sonia Delaunay. Trace, cut, and combine to collage concentric circles. Then expand your artwork into a folding artist’s book. Free; pre-register online.

In Person Friday Night unWINEd

May 28, 5:30 pm (music starts at 6:30 pm)

Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd., Yardley

 

Enjoy live music in the Festival Field every Friday evening this summer at Shady Brook Farm. Bring the whole family for kids’ activities, lawn games, food, drinks, and fun. Kids under age 2 are free. Tickets available online.

In Person Movie Night at the Bourse: ‘Air Bud’

May 28, 7 pm (check in begins at 6 pm)

111 S. Independence Mall East

 

Come to The Bourse for a safe and socially distanced outdoor viewing of a pet-centered movie to celebrate National Pet Month and benefit the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). Tickets are available online by the table. Each table on the patio seats up to four guests and costs a flat fee of $40, so groups of one, two, three, or four only need to purchase one ticket. Dogs, of course, are welcome!

Radnor High School’s ‘High School Musical’

May 28, 7:30 pm

 

Radnor High School takes on the Disney favorite for its spring musical. Streaming live from May 27 through June 2. Tickets available online.


Memorial Day Weekend 

Memorial Day Weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution

May 27—31, 10 am—5 pm
101 S. Third St.

 

Pay tribute on-site and online to the men and women who lost their lives in service to their country during the Revolutionary War and celebrate the freedoms they fought to secure for future generations. Plus, guests of all ages are invited to write a special message of gratitude for service members and their families throughout the weekend. The Museum will mail the messages to organizations supporting Blue and Gold Star Families. Veterans, active, and retired Military receive free admission throughout the weekend supported by Comcast NBCUniversal.

Garden Railway at Morris Arboretum

Opens for the season May 29
100 E. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia

 

A quarter-mile of track weaves its way through an intricate display featuring Philadelphia-area landmarks made of natural materials like bark, pinecones, and stones. Model trains and cable cars navigate the tunnels, bridges, and turns all set against the beautiful garden backdrop. The Garden Railway is one of the true highlights of the incredible Morris Arboretum, and is always a kid favorite. The exhibit opens for the season on May 29, and runs daily through October 11.

Memorial Day Weekend at Sesame Place

May 29 and 30

100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne

 

Have fun at Sesame Place and meet Elmo in his patriotic outfit for photos. Plus, on May 30, take in a spectacular fireworks display from a variety of physically distanced viewing areas available around the park. Tickets available online.

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest and Spruce Street Harbor Park

Through September 26

Delaware River Waterfront

 

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! Plus, SSHP is now open for the season with food, games, and hammocks! 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

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. 

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 29 and 30, 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.

Virtual Radnor High School’s ‘High School Musical’

May 28–June 2

 

Radnor High School takes on the Disney favorite for its spring musical. Streaming live from May 27 through June 2. Tickets available online.

Virtual End Childhood Cancer Run Series

May 28–30

 

Kick off your summer in a meaningful way by joining Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for a weekend-long running series. The race weekend kicks off with a one-mile challenge on Friday, followed by a 5K on Saturday, and concluding with a 10K on Sunday. Participants can select any one distance to walk or run on any of the dates, or if they are feeling up for a challenge, they can opt to participate in all three levels in the series. There’s an option for everyone, from avid walkers to dedicated runners, and every step takes kids with cancer closer to cures. Register online.


Saturday

Dog-Friendly Storytime with Author and Illustrator Sarah Jacoby

May 29, 10 am

Palmer Park, Frankford Ave and E. Palmer Street

 

Kensington author and illustrator Sarah Jacoby will do a reading from her new children’s book Can I Sit With You? The free event will also have drawing activities for the kids, games for kids and doggos, and refreshments.

Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

May 29, 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.

Goat Walk

May 29, 10:30 am

Awbury Arboretum, 6336 Ardleigh Street

 

Take a free socially distanced goat walk through Awbury’s Farm and Arboretum guided by educators from Lets Go Outdoors, and learn about the special watershed that is part of the Farm at Awbury. Plus, plenty of time for goat selfies! Masks required.

Memorial Day Storytime and Craft

May 29, 11 am

Belmont Hills Library, 120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd

 

Celebrate and remember the people who keep us safe, from first responders like doctors, nurses and firefighters, to soldiers, police, and crossing guards, with a story and fun craft. Pre-register online to receive a take-home craft kit.

Cartoon Picnic at Sunset Social

May 29, 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.

Rock the Block: Reach Indoor Climbing’s Two Year Anniversary Celebration

May 29, 3 pm

401 E. Fourth St., Bridgeport

 

Celebrate Reach’s second birthday with food, drinks, games, a kid’s ninja course, and much more. All ages welcome. Free for members; Day Pass required for nonmembers.

Virtual Teen Workshop: The Hill We Climb

May 29, 4 pm

 

Teens will explore the intersection of social justice and arts activism by writing poetry about the America they wish to live in. Part of “Take the Mic,”  a virtual series of spoken word workshops that invites teens to explore the themes of The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, the 2021 One Book, One Philadelphia Young Adult selection, and their own multiple identities using poetry and theater exercises. Free; pre-register online for the Zoom link.

Philly POPS Memorial Day Concert and Fireworks at the Mann

May 29, 7 pm (doors at 6 pm)

5201 Parkside Ave.

 

Led by guest conductor Byron Stripling, the POPS will perform a stirring line-up of patriotic anthems, Great American Songbook classics, and showtunes. Followed by a spectacular fireworks show! Free tickets and parking, but pre-registration is required. Note that concessions are currently closed at The Mann, and seating will be socially distanced. 

Virtual Storytime with Princess Anna

May 29, 7 pm

 

Join Frozen‘s Anna free on Facebook Live for stories and songs before bed.


Sunday

Virtual NLM Liberty Learning Live: Superhero Workshop

May 30, 10 am

 

Grab your capes, masks, and magic lassos for this family-friendly Superhero Workshop from National Liberty Museum. You’ll learn what makes comic book heroes super and learn all about real-life superhero Guardian of the Earth: Xiuhtezcatl Martinez – environmental activist and hip hop artist. Then, you can design your own superhero and send them off on heroic adventures in comic books you create. All you need is coloring materials, paper…and your imagination! Ideal for ages 6-12. Pay as You Wish. Pre-registration is required; you will receive a link to join the activity prior to the starting time.

Free Yoga in Franklin Square

May 30, 11 am

200 N. Sixth St.

 

Bring your own mat to Franklin Square, as an instructor guides you to promote you physical and mental well-being with Yoga.

Ardmore Spring Music Festival

May 30, noon–5 pm

Schauffele Plaza, 35 Cricket Terrace, Ardmore

 

Relax while listening to live music, enjoy great food, and bring the kids for family zone activities! Social distancing will be observed and sanitation stations will be available. Free; pre-register online.

Silly Joe Performs at Suburban Square

May 30, 2 pm

Suburban Square, Ardmore

 

The kiddos will love Silly Joe with his guitar, a wig, a kazoo, boxer shorts and a lot of silly movements! Free concert at Suburban Square.

The Bubble Queen in East Passyunk

May 30, 3 pm

The Singing Fountain, E. Passyunk Ave. 

 

As part of Garden Days free programming, the Bubble Queen will delight with giant bubble creations at the Singing Fountain.


Monday (Memorial Day)

Radnor Memorial Day Parade

May 31, 10 am

Lancaster Ave., Wayne

 

From veterans to classic cars, fire trucks to marching bands enjoy seeing the parade pass by along Lancaster Avenue From The Radnor Financial Center to the Center of Wayne. then at the parade’s end, join in honoring the veterans at the South Wayne Avenue Memorial.

Community Goat Walk

May 31, 11:30 am

Awbury Arboretum, 6336 Ardleigh Street

 

Join the Philly Goats for a walk at the farm. Walk is free, no registration necessary. Masks and distancing are required.

Gladwyne Memorial Day Parade

May 31, noon

 

The parade assembles at 11 am behind the Gladwyne Park. Children are invited to decorate their bikes, wagons, strollers and walk or ride in the parade. The parade begins at noon followed by a ceremony honoring our veterans.

 

 

 

Photograph by Laura Swartz

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