Delaware County PA and Surrounding Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 1/18 – 1/20

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Looking for some Greater Philadelphia area DAY TRIP ideas? Check out this full list HERE for some inspiration.

Philly Home Show
January 11-13 & 18-20, 2019
at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Philadelphia, PA
Save $3 when you buy tickets online
Adults (At the door) $13.00
Adults (Online only) $10.00
Children Ages 6-12 $3.00
Children Ages 5 & Under FREE
**FREE PARKING AT IKEA SOUTH PHILADELPHIA
2206 S. Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19148
Look for The Philly PHLASH for a $2.00 round-trip ride to the show! Shuttle Runs During Show Hours Only!
Show details, ticket info and more HERE

Company
January 10 – January 19
Players Club of Swarthmore
Thursday performances are at 7:30 PM
Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00 PM
Sunday matinees are at 2:00 PM
Synopsis:
Stephen Sondheim’s game-changing musical is a sophisticated and honest look at modern adult relationships. Featuring a brilliantly brisk and energetic score containing many of Sondheim’s best-known songs, including Ladies Who Lunch, Someone is Waiting, Marry Me a Little, and Being Alive.
Details and ticket info HERE

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
November 23, 2018 through March 3, 2019
121 N Columbus Blvd Philadelphia PA
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest is open seven days a week including all holidays from November 23, 2018 through March 3, 2019. This seasonal winter park includes a fairytale winter landscape, world-class ice skating rink, beautiful lighting, outdoor seating area with fire pits, cozy warming cabins, Franklin Fountain Confectionery Cabin, Kids Lodge and arcade, and a chalet-inspired Lodge with food and beverages from Garces and Chickie’s and Pete’s. Come skate with friends and family, bring the team for a special event, or have a party in one of the cozy cabins or Lodge.
Details, ice skate rental and ticket info and more HERE

Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink & Cabin
open seven days a week November 9, 2018 – February 24, 2019
Monday-Thursday: Noon – 9 p.m.
Friday: Noon – 11 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
at Dilworth Park 1 S 15th St (West Side of City Hall) Philadelphia, PA
Details HERE

Cherry Street Pier
121 N Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Experience Delaware River Waterfront’s unique take on public space with the opening of Cherry Street Pier
Details HERE and HERE

Linvilla Orchards
Details HERE

Linvilla Orchards Fore! The Planet Indoor Mini Golf
January 12 through March 31
Linvilla Orchard’s Fore! The Planet’ is a highly interactive and playful museum exhibit created by the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia! This exhibition pairs important environmental issues with the fun of miniature golf.
18 unique educational holes explore butterfly metamorphosis, a tropical rainforest, evolution, dinosaur extinction, food chains, and more. Perfect for kids of all ages, your entire family will enjoy playing miniature golf while learning about our environment – every step of the way!
**Children’s Birthday Party Packages available too!
Details HERE

Lansdowne Landing
7 AM – 10 PM
30 North Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA
What is The Landing?
Inspired by awesome outdoor gathering places like Philadelphia’s own The Porch or Spruce Street Harbor Park, the Lansdowne Landing is a fun, festive spot that’s open from 7am to 10pm.
Visit www.lansdownelanding.com for a full schedule of events, updated regularly, so check by often for fun from family-friendly fun to live music to food trucks and more!
Details HERE

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Details and ticket info HERE

Please Touch Museum
Details HERE

The Franklin Institute
Vikings Beyond the Legend exhibit through March 3rd
Details HERE

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Details HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences
Details and ticket info HERE

Philadelphia Zoo
Details and Ticket Info HERE

Delaware Museum of Natural History
Details, ticket info and more HERE

Longwood Gardens
Details HERE

The Crayola Experience
Easton, PA
Details HERE
Purchase discount tickets HERE and get $4 off admission price (Regular Price: $19.99 Your Price: $15.99)

Garden State Discovery Museum
Details HERE

Delaware Children’s Museum
Details HERE

Brandywine Zoo
Details HERE

Sahara Sam’s Indoor Water Park
Details HERE

Studio Movie Grill Upper Darby
Movie, Food, Bar, comfy seats and more!
Details HERE

AMC Dine In Movie Theater – Painters Crossing – West Chester
Movie, Food, Bar, comfy reclining seats and more!
** Best to purchase tickets online through amctheaters.com
See my review and more info HERE

Sahara Sams Indoor & Outdoor Water Park
Details HERE

Friday January 18, 2019

For a calendar of Various Infant and Toddler Programs as well as afterschool events at local Delco Libraries, Go HERE

Whole Foods Market Newtown Square Grand Opening
9 AM
Opening day celebrations will include complimentary breakfast pastries, coffee from local supplier One Village and live music by the Marple Newtown High School Pep Band starting at 8:00 am. The first 200 customers through the doors will receive a Whole Foods Market gift card with a mystery value ranging between $5 and $100, plus a Newtown Square tote bag!
Details HERE

Gaming Club
2:30 PM – 4 PM
at Haverford Township Free Library
Relax and play a game! A PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and several retro consoles are available for use. Feel free to bring your own portable device or games, too.
This program is free and open to those in grades 6-12.
No registration is required.
Details HERE

Teen Game Day
3 PM
at Lansdowne Public Library
Stop by for some games. We have a Wii, xbox 360, and a PS4 so bring your friends!
Details HERE

After School Board Games
3 PM – 5 PM
at Middletown Free Library
Details HERE

Just Bead It
4 PM – 5 PM
at Radnor Memorial Library
Chat about what you’re reading or want to read as we create awesome jewelry from beautiful beads. Register online, in person or over the phone at (610) 687-1124. For grades 6 & up.
Details HERE

BYOB & Pizza Night at Lulu’s Casita
4 PM – 7:30 PM
at 6 Cricket Avenue, Ardmore, PA
Lulu’s is open until 7:30pm for more fun, BYOB and pizza starting at 4pm. You can now place your pizza order ahead of time, give us a call, let them know what you want and they will have your pizza waiting for you! Regular admission
Details HERE

Game Day
5 PM – 6 PM
at Yeadon Public Library
An afternoon full of fun and playing video games! All are welcome to attend!
Details HERE

Pizza & Movie Night at Middletown Free Library – Smallfoot 
5 PM – 7:15 PM
Pizza & Movie Night is a family-fun night at the library afterhours. Mr. Jason & the library order pizza for families to enjoy while we watch a movie. Afterwards, we make a craft that ties in with the movie!
Registration is required as space & pizza is limited. CLICK HERE!
Feel free to bring a snack or beverage to share with the group to help spread the pizza out! It’ll feel like a community party!
Details HERE

Quizzo at Ridley Township Library – “Book Quizzo”
7 PM – 9 PM
Join for a fun night of trivia, based on various themes. Teams of up to 4 people will play five rounds of trivia.
Prizes awarded for the winners! Bring your own snacks to enjoy!
Registration is required to guarantee your space. Please email reference@ridleylibrary.org, or call
610-583-0593.
Details HERE

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Bryn Mawr Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday 9am-1pm (open year round)
in the Amtrak Parking Lot
at the intersection of Lancaster & Bryn Mawr Avenues
Details HERE

Kids Club Cool Winter Mugs
10 AM – 12 PM
Cost: $2 per project, ages 3+, supplies included, $5 per project, ages 6+, supplies included.
Details HERE

Avengers: Countdown to Endgame – This Weeks Film is Captain America: The First Avenger
10:30 AM – 12:45 PM
at Lansdowne Public Library
Join each week as we watch all the necessary movies to catch up on 10 years worth of films to prepare for Avengers: End Game.
Details HERE

Storytime and Activities Featuring The Duchess and Guy: A Rescue-to-Royalty Puppy Love Story 
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall PA
When he was a pup, Guy was just like any dog in the shelter dreaming of a forever home, but all that changed when Meghan adopted him. Inspired by the true story of Meghan Markle and her rescue dog, Guy.
Details HERE

Book Talk with author Christine Burke
11 AM – 1 PM
at Aston Public Library
Meet Christine Burke, author of “The Well-Nurished Artist- 8 Ways to Feed Your Creative Soul”
Come and participate in a FREE activity from her book that will help you tap into your creativity!!
Christine is a Certified Health Coach, Author and Artist, and the owner of LiveYourCreativity.com.
Admission if free! Books will be available for purchase and can be signed by the author.
Register now…Seating is limited
Details HERE

Ben’s Birthday Bash at The Franklin Institute
11 AM – 3 PM
Happy Birthday Ben! Celebrate Philadelphia’s favorite founding father and our very own namesake on his 313th birthday.
The Franklin Institute’s birthday bash for Ben promises to be a festive event featuring hands-on programming, science demos, and the debut of three Franklin-related artifacts from the Institute’s collections, that have never before been on public display.
Snap a selfie in front of the 20-foot Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, take part in hair-raising electricity experiments, and listen to the ethereal sounds of Franklin’s favorite musical instrument—the glass armonica.
Details HERE

Storytime in the Lodge
11:30 AM
at Blue Cross RiverRink 101 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Gather around the Lodge for Philly’s favorite weekly story hour. On Saturdays from November through March, your little ones can enjoy a brand new story while munching on cookies by Rope and Anchor PHL. Plus, sing their favorite songs and dance with Learn Listen Play!
Details HERE

Teen Advisory Committee
12 PM – 2 PM
at Yeadon Library
Have ideas that you want to share with the community?
Come to our teen advisory committee meeting at the Yeadon Public Library.
All teens are welcome to attend.
If interested please call or come by the Yeadon Public Library.
Details HERE

Chess Club
1 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Details HERE

Meditation Saturday at Ridley Township Library
1 PM – 3 PM
Come to the library and learn about simple and effective Meditation techniques. When practiced regularly,
these can help reduce anxiety and stress and provide a sense of inner calm. Rich Conti, from the Schoolhouse Center Meditation Group,
will be the facilitator for the sessions. Meditation Saturdays will take place in the Library Meeting Room, or the Quiet Room.
Details HERE

Arctic BBQ
1 PM – 3 PM ‘
at Brandywine River Museum
Shake off the winter blues at Arctic BBQ! Roast marshmallows by the fire, have a snowball fight in the Museum Courtyard, search for snowmen along the River Trail and make-&-take a crafty winter creation. Warm up under our heated tents for delicious BBQ available for purchase by the Millstone Café or at the hot chocolate bar, hosted by Chadds Café.
Member Happy Hour: Noon-1pm (Includes free hot chocolate and 15% off bbq selections.)
Details HERE

Lunar New Year Festival
1 PM – 8 PM
at Penn Museum
Family-friendly activities (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm) are free with Museum admission. Evening festival activities (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm) are $15; members are $10
This family-friendly day features traditional dance and music, contemporary Asian film, tangram workshops, martial arts demonstrations, storytelling, calligraphy, and art-making for all ages. Join in the traditional Lion Dance, then grab a cocktail as the festival kicks into high gear with Korean pop music, and performances to ring in the new year. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Presented in partnership with the Asian Arts Initiative.
Details HERE

Poe’s 210th Birthday
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
at Fans of Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site 532 N 7th St, Philadelphia, PA
“We are happy to host the “Philly Poe Guy”, Ed Pettit, at the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site. Afterwards tour Poe’s home. All free”
Details HERE

Children’s Arts and Crafts
2 PM – 4 PM
at Yeadon Library
Parents bring your young children to Children’s Arts and Crafts on Saturday January 19th at the Yeadon Public Library.
An afternoon full of fun activities.
If interested please call or come by the Yeadon Public Library.
Details HERE

Superhero Skate
2 PM – 4 PM
at Dilworth Park 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA
Calling all Superheroes! Kids are invited to show-off their best superhero costumes and skate alongside superhero characters at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute Ice Rink. Temple University students from Alliance of Heroic Hearts, a non-profit organization with the sole purpose of bringing out the hero in ordinary people, will be on-hand to distribute free superhero capes emblazoned with the Temple “T” logo as well as to engage families in a superhero coloring activity. Superhero meet and greets, face painting and crafts will also be available for all ages in the Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin. And B101 Philly’s street team will be on site with fun games, giveaways and MORE music.
Details HERE

The Greatest Show! The UDAEF Gala Concert!
3 PM – 5 PM
at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
The Upper Darby Arts and Education Foundation announces its 21st Anniversary Gala Concert Celebration fundraiser, “The Greatest Show!” This one-of-a-kind event will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 3:00 PM at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 North Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill. A limited number of tickets are available for $25 to $60. For more information or tickets call 610-622-1189. Visit https://udpac.secure.force.com/ticket/ to order tickets online. The UDAEF Gala Concert annually highlights the 80+ cultural diversities of the Upper Darby School District. This event sells out every year and showcases the incredible young musical talent of Upper Darby students and their outstanding music teachers. Be sure to buy tickets early — first come; first-served seating!
Details HERE

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Free Adaptive Ice Skating Program
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
at BlueCross RiverRink 101 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Adaptive ice skating is back at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest Sundays from 9:30AM to 10:30AM. Bring family and friends to enjoy free instructive skate lessons for those with mobility restrictions. Participants will work with rink staff to learn sled skating skills. All ages. First come, first serve. For more information contact riverrink@drwc.org.
Details HERE

Hagley Invention Convention **Cancelled due to weather – Details HERE**
1 PM – 4 PM
at Hagley Museum
At Hagley’s Invention Convention on January 20 & 21, 2019, visitors will learn how to survive in outer space – what to wear, what to eat and drink, and how to keep fit in microgravity. Enjoy hands-on activities and learn fun facts about space travel! Enjoy an interactive science fair, Tinkering Tables, and Create an Invention were you can earn a Hagley Patent.
Details HERE

Rick Allen of Def Leppard at Wentworth Gallery King of Prussia
1 PM – 4 PM
Wentworth Gallery at King of Prussia 690 W Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA
Wentworth Gallery is proud to welcome Rick Allen, legendary Def Leppard drummer, 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, and Fine Artist, for an exclusive exhibition of his artwork. The artist will appear in person at the gallery on Sunday, January 20th from 1 to 4 pm.
Details HERE

Sunday Public and Family Skating in January
1 PM – 3 PM
at the Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society 220 Holland Ave, Ardmore PA
Sunday Family & Public Skating
Sunday Jan 13, 20, & 27 1-3 p.m.
Admission $10, Skate Rental $5
Details HERE

 

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