Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 3/22 – 3/24

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

Miss Saigon
March 19th – 31st
at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia
**American Sign Language (ASL) and Audio Description (AD) Performance on Friday, MAR 29, 8:00 PM
Details and ticket info HERE

The Kimmel presents a FREE Interactive Virtual Reality Swing
Jan. 14th – March 24th
in Commonwealth Plaza
“An interactive and FREE virtual reality swing installation in Commonwealth Plaza. In collaboration with Thrill Laboratory and “Thrill Engineer” Professor Brendan Walker of England, Philadelphians are invited to visit the Kimmel Center for this unique, artistic experience that conjures up memories of favorite childhood pastimes, blended with cutting-edge technology and imaginative designs. This extended FREE programming on the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus is an expansion of ongoing monthly programming that includes early childhood music education, jazz, Latin dance, and more”
**Swing @ the Kimmel is free with a suggested $5 donation. Your donation impacts children from all over the region and plays a role in the Kimmel Center’s goal of transforming lives daily through the arts.
HOURS
Monday 5:00PM – 9:00PM
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 5:00PM – 9:00PM
Thursday 5:00PM – 9:00PM
Friday 5:00PM – 10:30PM
Saturday 12:00PM – 10:30PM
Sunday 12:00PM – 9:00PM
VR Swing by Thrill Laboratory is made possible with support from the University of Nottingham. For ages 10+.
Commonwealth Plaza
Inside the Kimmel Center
300 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
For ages 10 and up
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
The newest special exhibit, Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids will be open February 16–June 9, 2019
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 March 22, 2019

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

Yoga
10 AM – 11:30 AM
at Folcroft Public Library
Relax from the busy world with Yoga.
Details and registration info HERE

Tech Playground for Adults
10:30 AM – 12 PM
at Middletown Free Library
Come try out some of our STEM products that the Library uses to teach STEM to lovers of science, technology, engineering and math of all ages! Learn about circuits, robots, coding, etc.
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

Board Games
3 PM – 4:45 PM
at Upper Darby Township/Sellers Library – Municipal Branch
All kinds of different games available. Open to kids in grades 1-12.
Details HERE

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

Teen Game Day
3:30 PM – 5 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Come in and unwind with the library’s collection of games for the PS4, Xbox 360, or Wii. Feel free to bring in your own games to join in on the fun.
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

“Fairy-Tale” Friday- Surprise! With an LOL Doll at The Pop Shop in Medford NJ
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
The Pop Shop Medford 1 S. Main Street, Medford, NJ
What a surprise! A special “Fairy-Tale” Friday appearance by an adorable LOL Doll!
Join us on Friday, March 22nd from 5:30-7:30pm for a fantastically fun “meet and greet” with the LOL Doll!
Wear your best “fairy-tale” costume and enjoy all your favorite Pop Shop Medford menu items while The LOL DOLL visits table side to meet & greet all her friends! Get a hug, take a picture or even get an autograph!
All meet and greets are FREE with dinner reservations.
Call 609-975-6888 to book your table!
Seating is limited.
Details HERE

Rosie Revere, Engineer, Theatreworks USA
7 PM – 8 PM
at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center 601 N Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill, PA
A fun, new children’s musical by the award-winning composing team of Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk (Summer Stage alumni!).
Ms. Greer’s classroom includes three inquisitive out-of-the-box thinkers. Rosie Revere has big dreams. Iggy Peck has a relentless passion for architecture. And Ada Twist’s curiosity can drive her teacher crazy.
A fun new musical based on the books Rosie Revere, Engineer, Iggy Peck, Architect and Ada twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty which spotlights the STEM curriculum (focusing on science, technology, engineering and math).
Approximate Running Time: 60 Minutes
Recommended Ages: Grades K through 4
Details and ticket info HERE

Friday Karaoke at 2312 Garrett (Delaware County, PA) (21 and older)
8 PM – 12 AM
2312 Garrett Rd, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Karaoke is every Friday at 2312 Garrett in Drexel Hill, PA!
Details HERE

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Linvilla Orchards Expert Fishing Derby
8 AM – 2 PM
at Linvilla Orchards
“Every year our Expert Fishing Derby boasts the biggest fish and biggest prizes! Orchard Lake is stocked to capacity with hundreds of our biggest and best Rainbow Trout. This derby is where you’ll find our most competitive fishermen and fisherwomen alike. This is your chance to win the grand prize and a year’s worth of bragging rights!”
8 AM: Meet at Linvilla Orchards Farm Market
9 AM – 2 PM: Fishing Derby time!
12 PM: Weigh-off starts!
– Entry fee includes 1 free fish
– No fishing license required
– Up to 30” trout
– Plenty of bait for sale
– Bring your own rods or rod rentals are available
8 AM: Meet at Linvilla Orchards Farm Market
9 AM – 2 PM: Fishing Derby time!
12 PM: Weigh-off starts!
– Entry fee includes 1 free fish
– No fishing license required
– Up to 30” trout
– Plenty of bait for sale
– Bring your own rods or rod rentals are available
Details HERE

Womens Wellness Day
9 AM – 12 PM
at Ellis Athletic Center 3819 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square PA
Join Ellis Athletic Center and local Newtown Square vendors for a morning of fun shopping and socializing! Stay and take a class and enjoy a free guest pass on the house!
Details HERE

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

Books & Breakfast at Chick-fil-A Lima
10 AM
Mr. Jason from Middletown Free Library will be at CFA-Lima to share some of his favorite books for a special story time! Singing, dancing, reading, and a craft afterwards. FREE coffee for adults provided by CFA…what fun!
Registration is not required. Recommended for ages birth-6, but all are welcome!
Details HERE

Kids Club Gnome Sweet Gnome
10 AM – 12 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: $2 per project, ages 3+, supplies included, $5 per project, ages 6+, supplies included.
Details HERE

Rock Painting with Miss Veronica from Rockdale Art Center
10 AM – 12 PM
at Wolff’s Apple House 81 S Pennell Rd, Media, PA
Join Miss Veronica from Aston’s Rockdale Art Center for Rock Painting here at Wolff’s! There is no charge for this event and no registration required. All ages welcome! Rocks and paint provided. *NOTE- we will be using permanent paint, so wear your grubbies!
Details HERE

Mad Hatter Tea Party at Springfield Mall
10 AM – 1 PM
JOIN IN WELCOMING THE MAD HATTER & EASTER BUNNY at Springfield Mall
(Lower Level Center Court)
Join for a children’s Alice in Wonderland themed tea party! Meet the Mad Hatter, Alice and the Queen of Hearts!
What’s Happening:
• Meet and Greet with The Mad Hatter, Alice and the Queen of Hearts!
• Grab a prop and strike a pose at our Tea Party Selfie Station!
• Color a Character and your own Mad Hatter Hat!
• Create a Easter inspired craft!
• Indulge in Queen of Hearts approved heart cookies!
• Visits with the Easter Bunny (Photo Packages available to purchase)
• Entertainment geared towards our smaller guest on Thursday, March 28th
*PREIT Perks Members will receive special access to:
• Feast on Queen of Hearts approved heart cookie!
• Decorate your own Mad Hatter Top Hat!
• Special visit from the Mad Hatter!
Registration required
Details and registration info HERE

Avengers: Countdown to Endgame – This Weeks Film is Captain America: Civil War
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

Little Blue Truck’s Springtime Storytime
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble Broomall PA
Celebrate the beauty of springtime with Little Blue Truck! Young fans will love finding all sorts of baby animals beneath the flaps in this delightful novelty board book.
Details HERE

YogaKids in Russian
11 AM – 12 PM
at Middletown Free Library
Ages: 4-9 years old
Registration is not required!
“In YogaKids program we do yoga poses, work on our balance, practice breathing/visualization and play yoga games. The last 15 minutes we do a craft. We often work with our feet and toes, so make sure your child is dressed in a comfy, stretchy clothing and can remove his or her socks for some of the poses. The instructor, Ms Anna, speaks and explains everything in Russian. If a child has difficulty understanding Russian, she will repeat in English.”
Details HERE

PAWS for Reading at Sellers Library
11 AM – 12 PM
at Upper Darby Township/Sellers Library – Main Sellers Branch
PAWS for Reading offers children in grades K-5 the chance to read aloud to a well-trained therapy dog! A lovely opportunity for a reluctant reader or simply a child who loves dogs, each individual session lasts about ten minutes!
Registration required
Details HERE

Adult Author Book Signing Series- Presents, On Wings Of A Dove Josette Noseworthy
11AM – 1 PM
This extordinary author shares stories from her daunting past that flooded her soul creating a resilience that told me her that life has only just begun!
Details HERE

International Food Day
12 PM – 1:30 PM
at Folcroft Public Library
Bring your favorite dishes in and celebrate with others. Gift card will be awarded to the best recipe.
Details HERE

Chess Club
1 PM – 3:30 PM
at Lansdowne Library
All ages, all levels
Details HERE

Special Teacher Event
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: Free, supplies included.
Details HERE

 Science Saturday: Magnetic Attraction
1 PM – 4 PM
at Hagley Museum
Invisible magnetic fields can be used in so many ways. Build a magnet toy and tinker with the force! Families work together to solve science mysteries and engineering challenges.
Details HERE

Lego Club
1:30 PM – 3 PM
at Marple Public Library
Come and join Mr. Dustin for super exciting Lego building time accompanied by a theme for each Lego Workshop.
Ages: 6-10
*Registration Required* (Registration Form at library front desk or email Miss Andie/Miss Mel @ macsd@delcolibraries.org)

Escape This Bookstore! Event
2 PM
at Barnes & Noble Broomall PA
Join us as we explore the exciting new Escape This Book! Series. Decide your destiny by solving puzzles and riddles to pass each challenge and get to the next adventure!
Details HERE

‘End of The Lie’ By Diana Rodriguez Wallach Book Launch Celebration
2:30 PM – 4 PM
at Ridley Township Public Library
Meet Young Adult author Diana Rodriguez Wallach, as she launches her new book End of The Lie, the final conclusion of the Anastasia Phonenix series. Teens and Parents are welcomed to attend.
Registration required
Details HERE

Magician Ran’D Shine
3 PM – 4 PM
at Radnor Memorial Library
Magician Ran’D Shine makes objects appear, disappear, and transform in this interactive family magic show.
Ages 3 and up. No registration required.
Details HERE

Bingo Night at Aston Library
6 PM – 9 PM
Cash Bingo! Doors open at 5:00 PM. Admission is $25. All prizes will be in cash! Food and refreshments will be sold as well as bingo supplies. There will also be special raffles! All proceeds benefit the library! There will also be special games, food, and bingo supplies sold.
Details HERE

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour
Featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant & Christian Sands (Music Director)
8 PM
at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia
The Monterey Jazz Festival features some of the greatest critically-acclaimed, GRAMMY ® – winning and GRAMMY -nominated jazz artists of their generation, including three winners of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.
Featured artists include Cécile McLorin Salvant, vocals; Bria Skonberg, trumpet, vocals; Melissa Aldana, tenor saxophone; Christian Sands, piano, musical director; Jamison Ross, drums, vocals; and Yasushi Nakamura, bass.
Details and ticket info HERE

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Birding by Ear with Gregg Gorton
8 AM – 10 AM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Take an educational walk with one of their knowledgeable volunteers! Discover the 300+ species of birds that use the Refuge during their migration routes – each week guarantee different species!
Walk will meet by visitor center and be at a relaxed paced on flat surfaces. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers. Binoculars can be loaned from the front desk before the walk. No registration required.
Details HERE

Free Yoga Day – Philadelphia
9 AM – 4 PM
3417 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA
Free Yoga Day will take place on March 24th in the at the Hall of Flags in Houston Hall. There are multiple sessions throughout the day. Attendees can choose to attend one or multiple sessions.
To RSVP, you can visit freeyogaday.us/philly
Details HERE

Alice in Wonderland
12 PM (Sundays through May 26th)
at Media Theatre
Details and ticket info HERE

Let’s Go Play, Inc.’s Lego Missions!
at Newtown Public Library
1:00pm – 1:20pm – Ages 6-9
1:20pm – 1:40pm – Ages 6-9
1:40pm – 2:00pm – Ages 6-9
2:00pm – 2:20pm – Ages 10-13
2:20pm – 2:40pm – Ages 10-13
2:40pm – 3pm – Ages 10-13
3pm – 3:20pm – Ages 14-16
3:20pm – 3:40pm – Ages 14-16
3:40pm – 4:00pm – Ages 14-16
ONLY CHILDREN NEED TO REGISTER.
Defeat the bad guys and save the day! In this role-playing activity, participants work together to solve a mission by building a model out of LEGOs. This is great practice in teamwork, communication and flexibility.
Missions are 20 minutes long.
Learn more at their website:
Let’s Go Play!
Check out this YouTube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3j9PCyU9KQ
Details and registration info HERE

Get Growing! Delco Library Day at Tyler Arboretum
Discover what is so incredible about edibles at Tyler’s new Edible Garden! Enjoy some healthy snacks and take home a plant-related giveaway.
1:00 – 2:30pm: Suitable for families (ages 5+)
Start from the ground up! Become a soil investigator and explore compost and other parts of healthy soil. Learn about plant life cycles and where fruits and vegetables come from with the help of some beneficial insects. Vote for your favorite veggies and learn when to grow them at home and how. Click here to register.
3 – 4:30pm: Suitable for teens and adults
This is a great time of year to get your veggie plan in order. Join horticulturists Eva Monheim and Louise Clarke to explore growing cool season crops (think spinach, kale, broccoli, onions, potatoes and more) to get a jump start on healthy eating. No garden to grow in? No problem! We’ll cover container gardening, as well as growing herbs indoors. Click here to register.
FREE with Delaware County library card – limited spaces, register today!
Details HERE

2nd Annual World Down Syndrome Celebration
1 PM – 5 PM
at Zac’s 1301 E MacDade Blvd, Folsom, PA
In honor of World Down Syndrome day come celebrate the beauty, strength, and determination of the Lucky Few! Help us raise awareness & bring acceptance to the Down Syndrome community! Proceeds will be donated to Delaware County Down Syndrome Interest Group and Nothing Down (www.nothingdown.org). Last year was such a success that this year were going bigger with food trucks, raffles, games, t-shirts, we are going to make a whole day of fun!
Details HERE

Family Yoga and Mindful Meditation with Miss Gosha
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM
Come and join Miss Gosha for a morning of Parent/Caregiver and kiddo Family Yoga. Please bring your own yoga mat(s) or towel(s) to our class if you have one.
Ages: 4-12
*Registration Required* (Form at front library desk or email Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson @ macsd@delcolibraries.org)
Details HERE

No Small Talk: How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Became a Judicial Superstar
2 PM – 3:30 PM
at Haverford Township Free Library
Saint Joe’s professor Susan Liebell will talk about the Notorious RBG and her role as an attorney, advocate, and Supreme Court Justice.
This program is free and suitable for teens and adults.
No registration is required.
Details HERE

Slime Party
2 PM – 4 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: Free, supplies included.
Details HERE

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