Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 4/5 -4/7

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

**Local Easter Events and Family Fun can be found at the link HERE

Norwood Fire Company Carnival
March 28th – April 6th
401 E Winona Ave, Norwood, PA
Hours are 6-10 during the week, Sat 3-10, Sun 1-7. Closed Monday, April 1. Tuesday, April 2nd is “Dollar Day”, each ride is $1.00. Wednesday, April 3rd is “Buy one wristband, get the 2nd for 1/2 off”.
Details HERE

Ice Works Skating Club 2019 Annual Ice Show 
April 5th – 7 th
3100 Dutton Mill Rd Aston, PA
Starring Olympians Gracie Gold and Jeremy Abbott
as well as International Competitors Alex Zahradnicek and Michael Solonoski
Tickets Available online or at the IceWorks Office.
General Admission $15.00/ticket
Hockey Box $27.50/seat includes refreshments
Café Seating $27.50/ticket includes refreshments
On Ice Seating $27.50/ticket includes refreshments
Meet and Greet* $20.00/person
Show T-Shirt $20.00
Olympian Meet & Greet – $20/person
Register for a pre-show Meet & Greet with Olympians Gracie Gold & Jeremy Abbott, at 5;45pm before the Friday and Saturday performances or at 2:45pm before the Sunday performance. You Meet and Greet admission fee includes: One personal item to be autographed; One posed picture with each Olympian using your own camera; Add your registration to your ticket order today!
Details and ticket info HERE

Spring Book Sale presented by Friends of Newtown Public Library
April 5th – April 7th
at Newtown Public Library
Details and times HERE

Springfield Library Spring Book Sale
April 6th – April 8th
at the Springfield Township Building located just across the parking lot from the library
A selection of high quality, used hardcover and paperback books will be available at our biannual book sale! Adult hardcover books are only $2.00 each. Adult paperback books are $1.00 each. Juvenile hardbacks are $1.00 each, and paperbacks books are $.50 each.
Details and times HERE

PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” – Philadelphia
April 5th – April 7th
at The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia
Come roll with the PAW Patrol as everybody’s favorite heroic pups race to the rescue on the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race. When Mayor Goodway goes missing, Chase, Marshall, Skye and the rest of the PAW Patrol will need to team up with Ryder to save Adventure Bay’s mayor and stop Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger from winning the race.
Details and ticket info HERE

Pinkalicious: The Musical
March 29 – April 14
at Walnut Street Theatre
Despite warnings from her parents, Pinkalicous Pinkerton eats too many pink cupcakes—and ends up turning pink from head to toe! But when things really begin to go too far, it’s up to Pinkalicous to find her true colors once again. This cupcake-tastic musical is a fun and charming story for kids of all ages.
Approx 1 hour, no intermission
Details and ticket info 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

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 – Return of the Zoo Key
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 April 5, 2019

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

Super Smash Bros Tournament
3:30 PM – 5 PM
at Lansdowne Library
The tournament will be best of three elimination with No Items,
No Smash Meter, and Stages set to Random Battlefield.
This program is for teens ages 13 and 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

STEM Pop-Up Party with Villanova STAR Lab
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
at Radnor Library
Villanova STAR Lab’s mission is to provide fun, hands-on STEM activities for kids and adults that integrate the current research on how children learn to think like a scientist. STAR Lab members will lead families in engineering challenges and then answer caregivers’ questions while the children explore.
Open to children ages 4-7 and their caregivers. Please register online, over the phone, or in-person.
Details HERE

Game Day at Yeadon Library 
5 PM
Details HERE

Sprouts Science Night
6 PM – 8 PM
at Wallingford Presbyterian Church 110 E Brookhaven Rd, Wallingford, PA
Is there a budding Albert Einstein or Marie Curie in our midst? Our own Meghan Hawkins, who works at Delaware Children’s Museum, will lead kids in fun and cool science experiments. Have fun at dinner, play games and try your hand at tests that will leave you amazed!
Sprouts is open to children K-5. There is no cost and if children are comfortable, parents need not stay for the event.
Details HERE

Mark Nizer, 4D – Comedian & Juggler
7:30 PM
at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
World champion juggler & comedian presents the only live 3D show in the world!
Don’t miss the combination of original comedy, world class juggling, movement, music and technology that promises a spellbinding evening. Whether juggling laser beams at 1000 rpms, or five ping pong balls being thrown 20 feet in the air using only his mouth; or even juggling a burning propane tank, a running electric carving knife and a 16-pound bowling ball, you’ll discover for yourself that Mark Nizer is truly “the juggler your mother warned you about.” Or if she didn’t, she should have.
Tickets $15-$17
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, April 6, 2019

**Local Easter Events and Family Fun for Saturday April 6th and throughout the month of April can be found at the link HERE

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – Apr 6th & 7th
Get free admission to over 100 participating Museums, Zoos, Science Centers, and Botanical Gardens across the US!
Head HERE for all of the details and to find a participating museum near you!

Bird Walk with Chuck Root
8 AM – 10 AM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Take an educational walk with one of our 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

Ridley 5k Superhero Run
8 AM – 11 AM
Channel your inner superhero, throw on your cape, and join us for our annual event! Participants will meet at Ridley High School, then travel by bus to the START line at Ridley Area YMCA. The race will FINISH at the high school, where a medal ceremony will take place. Runners are then welcome to stop inside the school for Health Awareness Day! The family-friendly, community-wide event is a partnership between the Ridley Area YMCA and the Ridley Educational Foundation.
Details HERE

Early Spring Photowalk with Ned Levi
8 AM – 11 AM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Wildlife Photowalks are designed to photograph all kinds of wildlife including birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, insects, wildflowers, etc., while we learn how to do it well and avoid wildlife photography pitfalls. We discuss technique, gear, and essential knowledge about photography and wildlife. A desire to make great wildlife images, and a good camera and lens are all that’s needed, though a lens with an effective focal length of at least 200mm to 300mm is very helpful.
Photowalks will meet in visitor center and be at a relaxed paced on flat surfaces. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers. No registration required.
Details HERE

Health Awareness Day 2019 at Ridley High School
9 AM – 11:30 AM
Annual Large, FREE, health fair with valuable information, screenings, and FUN! Indoor event following the Ridley 5K Run! Rain or shine!
Details HERE

Home Depot Kids Workshop – Birdhouse
9 AM – 12 PM
Registration required
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

Linvilla Orchards Family Fishing Derby
9 AM – 3 PM
at Orchard Lake at Linvilla Orchards
The Family Fun Fishing Derby provides younger and novice anglers an opportunity to experience the fun of our Fishing Derbies in a less competitive atmosphere.
Orchard Lake will be stocked with over 1,000 trout, which means that all participants will have a chance to catch that special fish. The lucky anglers who catch the first trout in their age groups will receive a special trophy. Plus, there are tagged fish which can be caught to win additional trophies and other great prizes.
Age groups:
7 & under
8 to 11
12 to 16
17 & over
No fishing experience or fishing license is required. Fishing rods and bait will be available at the fishing site so that even new anglers who don’t yet own fishing equipment can participate. Fishermen can take home their first fish, which is included in the price of admission; additional fish are just $4.99 per pound.
Details HERE

Nature Tots
10 AM – 11 AM
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia PA
It’s time for Nature Tots at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge! This Saturday, March 2nd from 10am-11am, we will be exploring nature’s “Tracks: Who’s Been Here?” with Ranger Colleen! Spring is just around the corner and the refuge is hopping, running, and stomping with activity! Our Nature Tots will find out just what is living here.
Saturday’s program will be all about animals and their amazing tracks! Indoors and out, Nature Tots will discover some of nature’s creatures. After creating their own take-home track and reading a story, tots will then head outdoors to search for tracks in nature! Be Sure to come prepared for the weather and ready to have some fun with our amazing little naturalists.
Please pre-register for Nature Tots, by sending a quick email response to me at Brianna_Patrick@fws.gov, so that we know to expect you. Like all refuge activities, this event is FREE! Meet us at the Refuge Visitor Center at 10 am.
Details HERE

Kids Club Carrot Crafts
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

STEMFEST at Springfield Library
10 AM – 12 PM
Join for fun science, technology, engineering, and math related activities.
Families are welcome to drop in any time between 10am – 12pm to explore, create, build, and play.
Children 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration not required.
Details HERE

Craft Fair at Briarcliffe Fire Company
10 AM – 2 PM
767 Beech Ave, Glenolden, PA
Details HERE

11th Annual Poem in Your Pocket Celebration
10 AM – 4 PM
at Media-Upper Providence Free Library
MUPFL, along with many local businesses, participates in this annual tradition. Read a poem to staff and get a small prize!
Details HERE

Avengers: Countdown to Endgame – This Weeks Film is Dr. Strange
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

Chair Yoga
11 AM
at Aston Public Library
Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support.
Chair yoga is great for everyone, as it deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness.
Registration required
Details HERE

Storytime and Activities Featuring Family Forever: A Story of Families and Autism
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble Broomall PA
When Julia’s beloved fuzzy friend Fluffster goes missing, everyone works together to find him, and by the end it is clear that when “family and friends stick together,” everyone is happy!
Details HERE

The Philadelphia Wings Kids Day
12 PM
Philadelphia Wings vs. Calgary Roughnecks
at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
To celebrate the last home game of the season, this super family friendly game will be featuring $1 pretzels and ice cream, balloon artists, caricature artists, giveaways and more. You can grab tickets for just $18! Details and ticket info HERE and HERE

Poetry and Art: Food for the Soul
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
at Tinicum Memorial Public Library
Terry Collington joins us for a special program during National Poetry Month! Spend an hour reading, discussing and playing with poetry, then create your own art or poetry inspired piece. No experience needed – class is free – all supplies provided.* Space is limited. Registration is required!
*Donations for supplies sincerely appreciated
Details HERE

Makin’ Music
1 PM – 1:45 PM
at Ridley Township Public Library
Suitable for ages 6 and under, but all are welcome.
Join Makin’ Music as they play the guitar and lead children and parents in familiar and original songs and rhythm chants! Bring the family and come join the fun.
Register online at www.ridleylibrary.org.
Details HERE

Bollywood Dance Assembly
1 PM – 2 PM
at Rachel Kohl Community Library
Bring the whole family to learn some Bollywood dance moves!
Details HERE

LEGO Free Play in the Children’s Room
1 PM – 2 PM
at Media-Upper Providence Free Library
Details HERE

MAKE break Peeps T-Shirt
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Buy the t-shirt, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.
Details HERE

Full STEaM Ahead
1 PM – 3 PM
at J. Lewis Crozer Library
Come to Crozer Library to play with:
Makey – Makey
Edison Robots
Rocket Straws
Rube Goldberg Machines
Tangram Puzzles
and so much more!
There will be a short story time, fun activities for smaller children, and FREE healthy snacks! Don’t forget to register online!
Details HERE

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

The Reason for a Flower Saturday Storytime
2 PM – 2:30 PM
at Lansdowne Public Library
Spring is here! Join Miss Maria in the Lansdowne Public Library Family Room for a special Saturday Storytime featuring The Reason for a Flower by Ruth Heller and other plant themed books, songs, and activities. Great for those that cannot make our regularly scheduled storytime!
Ages 3-5, siblings, and caregivers welcome!
Details HERE

Family BINGO Fundraiser
3 PM – 7 PM
at Norwood United Methodist Church 315 Chester Pike, Norwood, PA
Come join ACDC Rescue for a fun afternoon playing bingo for a chance to win exciting prizes! This family friendly event helps raise much needed funds for the medical care and needs of rescued cats, dogs and rabbits of ACDC Rescue!
Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and Bingo starts at 3:00 p.m.
The afternoon will include –
– 20 games of Bingo, a 50/50 cash raffle, door prizes and fun
raffle baskets
– Refreshments and rescue merchandise gifts available for sale
– Top prize $200 cash!
– Great raffle baskets including a teeth whitening session valued at $350 from Rose Tree Dental Group!
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Space is limited so order your tickets early online and save $5.
* Tickets are required for all attendees.
Entrance includes a bingo dauber and a 3-pack of Bingo cards. Extra Bingo cards are available for $5 ~ for the professional Bingo players among us.
All proceeds will help to fund the medical expenses for the homeless animals of ACDC Rescue.
Have questions, please email events@acdc.ws
Details HERE

Designer Bag Bingo Hosted by Tri-State Training and Safety Consulting, LLC
6 PM – 10 PM
at Milmont Fire Co. 49 714 Belmont Ave, Milmont, PA
“This is our 4th annual designer bag bingo event. Proceeds from this event will help us continue donating life saving devices to organizations in need such as schools and athletic clubs. This event is a BYOB/BYOF event and there are prizes for both men and women. We typically have an excess of 70 different raffle baskets. We have door prizes as well as a 50/50 raffle. $30 PER TICKET.”
DOORS OPEN AT 6P, GAMES BEGIN AT 7P
For information on ticket sales please email: CSnyder@tristatetraining.com or call our office: 866-503-3430.

Folcroft Fire Co. & Academy Park Field Hockey Designer Bag Bingo
6 PM – 11 PM
at Folcroft Fire Co. Station 01 1647 Delmar Dr, Folcroft, PA
Gather your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers for a fun night out! Play 10 rounds of BINGO for a chance to win a designer bag each round! Consolation prizes will be awarded for ties. Two bonus rounds will be sold for $5 each!
Ticket Price: $25 ($30 at the door if available)
Online Ticket sales at PayPal
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Tables may be reserved for groups of 8 if tickets are purchased all at once.
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Additional BINGO books, daubers, raffle tickets and 50/50 will be available for sale.
Doors open at 6pm and Bingo starts promptly at 7pm.
Must be 21 or over to attend.
Proceeds to benefit Academy Park Field Hockey Team and The Folcroft Firehouse.
Details HERE

Sunday, April 7, 2019

**Local Easter Events and Family Fun can be found at the link HERE

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – Apr 6th & 7th
Get free admission to over 100 participating Museums, Zoos, Science Centers, and Botanical Gardens across the US!
Head HERE for all of the details and to find a participating museum near you!

Delaware County News Network’s (DCNN) gigantic Spring Flea Market
8 AM – 3 PM
at DCCC campus at Route 252 and Media Line Rd
“Household items, glassware, crafts, fashion accessories, antiques, collectibles, toys, books and much more will be available, all at bargain prices. Everyone is welcome, but no pets are allowed. The site offers plenty of free parking.”
Rain Date Sunday May 19th
Details HERE

Flea Market
at Upper Darby High School
9 AM – 4 PM
Details HERE

Special Needs Family Time at the Library
11 AM
at Ridley Township Library
Ridley Library is opening its doors early for families living with autism and special needs. Join us for fun activities, crafts and coloring, meet Brigid our Paws for Reading therapy dog, receive your library card and check out books!
Explore the library at your own pace during this time set aside just for your family.
Dedicated space for families to connect and share with one another after the open house will be available from 1:00-2:00pm in our large meeting room. Snacks will be provided.
Registration required
Details HERE

First Sunday for Families at Brandywine River Museum of Art – The Art of Stories
11 AM – 2 PM
Celebrate the art of stories through art, music and dance on this First Sunday for Families at Brandywine River Museum of Art. Discover classic tales in N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives and express your personal vision under the direction of teaching artists at the illustration station. Be inspired by award-winning artist and children’s book illustrator Raúl Colón and Imagine, his newest book about a young boy whose adventures in an art museum spill out into the streets of the city. Explore diaspora West African dance, drum, song and storytelling traditions from the Mali Empire and get moving on an interactive Passport Journey featuring Jeannine Osayande & Dunya Performing Arts Company.
First Sundays for Families presents free, hands-on workshops designed to engage visitors of all ages in creative art activities and performances. No registration necessary.
Details HERE

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

National Unicorn Day
12 PM – 2 PM
at Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm 1150 Pocopson Rd, West Chester PA
Bring your camera because we will be offering a free photo opportunity with a REAL UNICORN!
Not only will there be a real unicorn, but we will have face printing, cotton candy, and a craft available!
Details HERE

Storytime with the Berenstain Bears
1:30 PM – 2 PM
at Media-Upper Providence Free Library
Enjoy stories and meet Sister Bear while we celebrate Financial Literacy Week! Sponsored by Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union.
Details HERE

PAWS for Reading
2 PM – 3 PM
at Helen Kate Furness Free Library
Can’t keep your PAWS off a good book? We challenge you to join Goldie’s Gang. Read to a PAWS therapy dog 5 times in one year and earn a special T-shirt!
Registration required
Details HERE

Growing Green Eco Fair
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
at Swarthmore Community Center 715 Harvard Ave, Swarthmore PA
Come explore a series of kid friendly crafts and learning experiences with many of our local environmental groups and businesses. Decorate a reusable canvas grocery bag (while supplies last), learn how to be more environmentally friendly locally, paint a rock for Earth Day, and create up-cycled art projects. This event is free and sponsored by the Swarthmore Community Center Board. Donations to the participating organizations are welcomed and encouraged. Best suited for children ages 10 and under.
Participants include:
Community Arts Center
Creative Living Room
Sierra Club
Swarthmore Farmer’s Market
Houseplant Hospital
SCC Playgroup
Swarthmore Environmental Action Committee.
Allison DeSalvo of World of Song (Storytime with Allison DeSalvo’s World of Song will be at 5pm).
Details HERE

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