Delaware County PA and Surrounding Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 8/2 -8/4

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

Cirque Du Soleil AMALUNA
July 24th – August 25th
Under the Big Top at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 100 Station Avenue Oaks, PA
Details and ticket info HERE
**Enjoy 15% off ticket purchases just for Delco Deal Diva readers when you use code PARTNER15

Big Fish
Upper Darby Summer Stage Mainstage Production – A Full-Length Musical
Mainstage productions at Summer Stage have been deemed “Broadway in Delaware County.”
Fri Aug 2, 2019 7:30 pm
Sat Aug 3, 2019 7:30 pm
Fri Aug 9, 2019 7:30 pm
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:30 pm
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:30 pm
Details and ticket info HERE

Barnstormers Youth Theater Presents: Godspell Jr.
August 2nd, 3rd and 4th
402 Tome St, Ridley Park PA
For their inaugural production, Barnstormers Youth Theater is taking on Stephen Schwartz’s Godspell Jr! The show includes the 70’s hit Day by Day, as well as including American Sign Language in certain numbers. The production is full of fun and entertaining musical numbers and characters. The cast of 15 have been working extremely hard with director Ethan McKellar, and vocal director Kyleigh Bleacher to create, build and nurture a ‘beautiful city’ and we hope you come join it on August 2nd, 3rd or 4th!
#JoinOurBeautifulCity
August 2nd and 3rd: 8pm
August 4th: 2pm
Tickets can be purchased online at www.barnstormerstheater.com or at the door before the show
Details HERE

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest
May 10th – September 2nd
121 N. Columbus Blvd Philadelphia, PA
Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest is the place to go for roller skating, mini golf, and games and rides on the Midway. The site is free and open to the public and roller skating, mini golf, rides (Ferris wheel, carousel), and games are pay-as-you-go. Be sure to snag some tasty food from Chickie’s & Pete’s Crabshack, Franklin Fountain, and other on-site vendors.
Details HERE

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes Exhibit at The Franklin Institute
April 13th – September 2nd
“Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes features more than 300 artifacts, including some of Marvel’s most iconic and sought-after pages, costumes, and props. Spectacular artifacts to thrill both avid collectors, and casual fans—while immersive set pieces, soundscapes, and interactive elements bring the comic book world to life!”
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

Free Yoga on the Race Street Pier presented by Independence Blue Cross
Daily through November 12
Class Schedule:
Monday through Thursday: 7:00AM and 6PM
Friday: 7:00AM
Saturday and Sunday at 9:30AM
Twilight Classes:
Classes will begin at 8:30PM
Sunday, August 15: Sturgeon Moon
Saturday, September 14: Harvest Moon
Sunday, October 13: Hunter Moon
Tuesday, November 12: Beavers Moon
Holiday Classes:
The following holiday classes will begin at 9:30AM
Labor Day, Monday, September 2
Columbus Day, Modany, October 14
Veterans Day, Monday, November 11
Against the stunning backdrop of the Ben Franklin Bridge, Philadelphia’s favorite free workout series, Free Yoga on Race Street Pier Presented by Independence Blue Cross is back for its sixth season, featuring 300 free yoga classes through autumn. Join Philly’s yoga community at the time that fits your schedule with both morning and evening classes. All experience levels and abilities are welcome.
In the case of inclement weather, yoga instructors will cancel class 30 minutes before the scheduled start time. For regular updates about Free Yoga on Race Street Pier follow @YogaOnThePier on Facebook.
Details HERE

Linvilla Orchards
Details HERE

Ship Bottom Beer Garden at Linvilla Orchards
Beginning Weekends in May
HOURS: Sat & Sun -Noon to 9pm
Corn Hole, Giant Jenga. Share a pint under the stars
Pouring some of your favorite and remote releases of Limited Editions
Some Ales will be crafted with Linvilla’s Own farm grown products.
At Ship Bottom Brewery we handcraft every batch of beer that we make and pride ourselves in doing so. We only use the freshest ingredients that are hand selected by our head brewer. Our handcrafted ale and lager recipes were created to maximize the complex flavors of malts and hops.
Details HERE

Gateways to Nature – Tyler Arboretum
May 11 – September 2, 2019
Gateways to Nature follows the theme “Inspired By Nature” and asks artists and makers from across our region to showcase Tyler’s majestic landscapes with a range of original works set throughout the Arboretum.
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

PA Renaissance Faire
2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim PA
The castle gates swing wide for 13 weekends of mirth and merriment—Saturdays, Sundays & Labor Day Monday, August 3 through October 27, 2019. The Gates will open at 11AM and close at 8PM each Faire day.
Details and ticket info HERE

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Details and ticket info HERE

Franklin Square Fountain Show
Beginning July 31st
A brand new fountain show with lights, music, and dancing water will come to the Square in summer 2019,
Details and times HERE

Please Touch Museum
Details HERE

The Franklin Institute
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes Exhibit
April13, 2019 to September 2, 2019
Details HERE

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Details HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences
Details and ticket info HERE

Philadelphia Zoo – Return of the Zoo Key & LEGO Creatures of Habitat Exhibit
Read more about the zoo’s newest exhibit HERE
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

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
Details HERE

Sesame Place
Details HERE

Hershey Park
Details HERE

Dorney Park
Details HERE

Dutch Wonderland
Details HERE

Storybook Land
Details HERE

Knoebels Amusement Park
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 August 2 , 2019

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

RTM Summer Theatre presents Frozen Jr
10 AM
at Springton Lake Middle School Auditorium
FREE Performance
Details HERE

HONK Jr.
10:30 am
at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill, PA 19026
Tickets are affordably priced at $9-$13 and members of The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center save $1.
Parking is FREE
Details and ticket info HERE

Family Fun Show – Brian Richards Magic
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
at Ridley Township Public Library
Suitable for ages: 5 and under
Programs are free, and registration is not required. Performances will take place in library meeting room. Space is limited and guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis.
Join every Friday morning at 10am to create some sidewalk chalk art before the show.
Details HERE

Transportation Tales at Middletown Free Library  – August 2 = Transport vehicles from RTMSD School Bus, Keye’s Towing, PrimeTime Limosuine, and United States Postal Service
10:30 AM – 12 PM
10:30am = story time (registration required)
11am = visiting vehicles (registration NOT required)
This popular summer story time series is back! Join Mr. Jason at the Middletown Free Library for 4 Fridays of story times & amazing visiting vehicles. Story times require registration, but anybody can check out the vehicles starting at 11am.
Details HERE

On the Big Screen: Wallace & Gromit
11 AM – 12:30 PM
at Media-Upper Providence Free Library 1 E Front St, Media, PA
Bring a snack and watch some episodes! (around 30 minutes each; stay for one or all three!).
Details HERE

Science Sparks
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
at Hagley Museum
Explore a variety of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) activities to challenge your creativity during your school’s summer break!
Science Sparks! is a drop-in event and is included in regular museum admission and free for members.
Activities can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages, but are geared toward ages 6 through 12.
Located on the 2nd floor of the Visitor Center.
Details HERE

Children’s Movie : “Muppets from Space” and “Spark : a space tail”
1 PM – 2:30 PM
at Upper Darby Township/Sellers Library – Primos Branch
Registration Required.
Details HERE

Board Games
2 PM – 4:45 PM
at Upper Darby Township/Sellers Library – Municipal Branch
Come to the library to play board games every Friday afternoon. Lots of games to choose from! Lots of fun! Bring a friend and make new friends too!
Details HERE

Board Games Club
2 PM – 5 PM
Middletown Free Library has a TON of board games, and Mr. Derek (Youth Services Assistant) is a board game master! Come by after school and learn a new game, or play one of your favorites. Bring some friends or make some new ones! For all ages, but we won’t play games like Candyland or Chutes & Ladders.
Registration is not required!
Details HERE

Teen Game Day
3:30 PM – 5 PM
at Lansdowne Public 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

Family Night
4 PM – 5 PM
at Sharon Hill Public Library
Come and join for our Family Night Fridays!!! We might have a movie with popcorn and juice or we will pull out some board games or hook up the video gaming system. Whatever it is, we’ll have fun with family!!!
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

Franklin Fridays at Franklin Square
5 PM – 10 PM
6th & Race Streets, Philadelphia PA
Channel your inner Ben and bring your wit and wisdom for Franklin Square’s weekly game nights, featuring B-E-N-G-O hosted by Benjamin Franklin with prizes, Colonial games, and Quizzo with Deborah Franklin!
Details HERE

Tyler on Tap
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
at Tyler Arboretum
Tyler on Tap – Friday’s this Summer!
Every Friday this Summer, from 5:30-8:30pm, catch us at Tyler Arboretum, starting on July 5th. We’ll be pouring beers (& will have a cider available) on site accompanied by food trucks & guest speakers. Stroll their 600+ acres for free admission, donations encouraged. These will be family/kid friendly nights.
Rain or shine!
Food truck/guest speakers line ups to be announced.
*The bar will accept cash & credit cards*
Details HERE

Swarthmore CO-OP Dinner and a Movie – The Sandlot
6 PM – 10 PM
Gather your family and friends and join the Co-Op for a movie under the stars!
In an effort to raise money to fix our freezer and cooler we will be hosting a Movie Night Series.
Kickoff is Friday, August 2nd (Showtime @ sunset / Grill starting at 6)
BYO Chairs/Blankets
Suggested Donation: Kids $5 / Adults $10
Details HERE

Lighthouse Parade & Glow Party
6 PM – 10 PM
at Bartram’s Garden 5400 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
The West Powelton Steppers & Drum Line along with Moko.Motion stilt walkers will lead a procession through the neighborhood and into the garden for an evening of dancing and glow-in-the-dark fun.
This event is free & family-friendly. No registration is required.
There will be face painting, giveaways, activities, and the opportunity to observe some nighttime pollinators for National Moth Night! Come dressed in neon colors or white to really shine under the black lights!
There will be some complimentary refreshments while supplies last and the Jerk Chicken Man will be on site with deliciousness available for purchase Side of the Road Authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken
Parking is limited. We encourage you to walk, bike, or take SEPTA (rt. 36 to 54th st) to the Garden!
Details HERE

Incredibles 2: Free Outdoor Screening
7 PM – 10 PM
Bryn Mawr Movies in The Park 9 S. Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr PA
Join us this summer for free movies under the stars. Bring a blanket, grab some free popcorn, and settle in. Movies begin at dusk.
Details HERE

Delaware County Summer Festival 2019 – Triple Rail Turn
7:30 PM
at Rose Tree Park 1671 N Providence Rd, Media PA
THE modern country rock band: TRT is the tri-state area’s answer to country music. Fans follow them up and down the East Coast for their musical prowess and high intensity.
Details HERE

Astronomy Night at Hoffman Park
8 PM – 10 PM
at Hoffman Park in Lansdowne
Come see the stars with us! Star gaze with amateur astronomers from Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers. Look up and learn about the stars. If you have your own telescope, you can bring it and check out the night skies.
All ages are invited to this event.
**Rain Date: August 17th**
Details HERE

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

Food & Flicks Friday at The Oval in Philadelphia – Top Gun
9 PM – 11 PM
Join for tasty food trucks and a great lineup of free movies every Friday night during the summer season at The Oval+!
Details HERE

Longwood Gardens Illuminated Fountain Performances: August
9:15 PM – 9:45 PM
Illuminated Fountain Performances offer a spectacle unlike any other. Find a place to sit—or stand back in awe—as water in all shapes, sizes, and heights combines with music and infinite colors. Before or after the 30-minute show, stroll through the five-acre garden for a nighttime experience evoking old world charm. With multiple music programs to experience, there is always something new to see at our Illuminated Fountain Performances.
Friday, August 2: If It Ain’t Got That Swing
Free with Gardens Admission. Timed Admission Tickets Required. Timed Member Reservations required if arriving after 3 pm. Sell out likely. Lawn and bench seating is available through the Main Fountain garden. Blankets and chairs are permitted to be placed in designated areas after 5:00 pm in May–August and after 4:00 pm in September & October.
Please note that programs are subject to change. Fountain performances may be cancelled due to severe weather.
Details HERE

Saturday August 3, 2019

Peach Festival at Linvilla Orchards
8 AM – 7 PM
Celebrate summer with juicy, fresh peaches at the annual Peach Festival
Channel your sweet tooth with PYO peaches, and don’t forget about the Hayrides, Face Painting, Train Rides, Fishing, Music, Games, and so much more! Roasty Toasty Corn on the Cob will be roasting Linvilla’s own corn from 11 AM to 4 PM!
Live entertainment is coming to you this time from Silly Joe, providing music and comedy fun for the whole family!
Ship Bottom Brewery and Harvest Ridge Winery will be pouring from 12 PM to 9 PM.
No admission fee!
Details HERE

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – Aug 3rd & 4th
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!

Home Depot Kids Workshop – Rocket Pencil Box
9 AM – 12 PM
Registration required
Details HERE

Lansdowne Farmers Market
30 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA

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

West Chester Growers Market
Every Saturday 9 AM -1 PM (May through December)
1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays: 10 AM – Noon January through April
at the corner of North Church and West Chestnut Streets in downtown West Chester, PA
Details HERE

Swarthmore Farmers Market
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Every Saturday
May 11 – December 7
Central Park
121 Park Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081
THE Saturday Morning food, art, and community gathering place!
The market includes a great variety of weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly local food vendors and a rotation of live performers, kids’ crafts, artists, food trucks, and special community and healthy living events.

Nature Tots
10 AM – 11 AM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Hello nature-loving tots and families!
Children ages 3-5 and an adult are invited to explore nature with a refuge ranger! Participants will enjoy story-times, crafts, hikes, and more! Registration is required.
Please pre-register for Nature Tots, by sending a quick email to Brianna_Patrick@fws.gov, so that we know to expect you. Like all refuge activities, this event is FREE!
Details HERE

Jedi Academy
10 AM – 12 PM
at Lansdowne Public Library
Jedi Academy is a free family event where young children train to be a jedi with various crafts, puzzles, and challenges along the way! Kids will play the part of Padawan’s in training who must complete a quest to graduate from the Jedi Academy. They are allowed the help of one or two Master Jedis (family members or caregivers) to accompany them.
Recommended ages 6-12
Registration required
Details HERE

Free Play Saturdays at Kids’ Clubhouse
10 AM – 12 PM
at Kids’ Clubhouse of the Main Line 150 N. Radnor Chester Road, Ste. F130, Wayne PA
Come enjoy free donuts, coffee, and playtime at Kids’ Clubhouse from 10am-noon. Bring a friend and check us out!
Details HERE

Storytime and Activities Featuring The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! 
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble Broomall PA
Join us for part two of our kick off to Kindergarten series. Enjoy fun activities to prepare kids as they begin a new adventure,
Details HERE

Chess Club
11AM – 2 PM
at Lansdowne Library
All ages, all levels
Details HERE

Science Sparks
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
at Hagley Museum
Explore a variety of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) activities to challenge your creativity during your school’s summer break!
Science Sparks! is a drop-in event and is included in regular museum admission and free for members.
Activites can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages, but are geared toward ages 6 through 12.
Located on the 2nd floor of the Visitor Center.
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.
Registration required
Details HERE

Everybody Sing!: Grease
1 PM – 3 PM
Bryn Mawr Film Institute 824 W Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr PA
Reunited after a summertime fling, can greaser Danny (John Travolta) and transfer student Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) rekindle their cross-clique romance in the halls of Rydell High?
Singing is encouraged at this special interactive screening! Grab your pink jackets and grease up your pompadours—all patrons in costume will receive a free small popcorn!
Details and ticket info HERE

The Tail of Emily Windsnap Event
2 PM
at Barnes & Noble Broomall PA
Join for a Fin-tastic Friendship Fest, including games and activities all about Emily, Shona, friendship, and more!
Details HERE

Explore Rocketry with the Franklin Institute
2 PM – 3 PM
Blast off with educators from The Franklin Institute to explore rocketry in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic voyage to the Moon.
A combination of activities and demonstrations will be sure to ignite your curiosity for space travel!
The location of this event is on the MAKE block, at 20th and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in front of the Barnes Museum.
Details HERE

Super Movie Saturdays at Franklin Square -August 3: Superman (1978) 
5 PM – 10 PM
6th & Race Streets, Philadelphia PA
Outdoor movies will be SUPER with five weeks of blockbusters featuring superheroes and heroines. Free screenings begin at approximately 8:30 pm. 
Details HERE

Candy Bar Bingo at Folcroft Swim Club
7 PM – 9 PM
Join the Folcroft Stingrays for Candy Bar Bingo! $8 a person/ $20 max per family. Includes 5 rounds of bingo with a bouquet of candy as the prize each round. Swimming included after Bingo! Snack bar will be open for food and drinks. Open to the public
Details HERE

Delaware County Summer Festival 2019 – Penn Chinese Dance Club
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
1671 N Providence Rd, Media PA
Beautiful costumed dances bursting with color, featuring long sleeve and fan dances, diverse folk and ethnic styles. Talented choreography team includes students and professionals.
Details HERE

Adult Splash Party hosted by Ridley Park Swim Club
8 PM – 11:55 PM
610 Hancock Street, Ridley Park PA
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC !!
THE ANNUAL RPSC ADULT SPLASH PARTY!! Open to NON-members!
* $10 PER PERSON
* OPEN TO PUBLIC
* DJ
* DANCING
* GAMES
* BEER PONG
* BYO BEVERAGES (NO GLASS)
* SNACK BAR OPEN
* OUTSIDE FOOD WELCOME
* Bring your CHAIR, BLANKET, FLOATS!
* TIX SOLD AT DOOR ONLY
Details HERE

Longwood Gardens Illuminated Fountain Performances: August
9:15 PM – 9:45 PM
Illuminated Fountain Performances offer a spectacle unlike any other. Find a place to sit—or stand back in awe—as water in all shapes, sizes, and heights combines with music and infinite colors. Before or after the 30-minute show, stroll through the five-acre garden for a nighttime experience evoking old world charm. With multiple music programs to experience, there is always something new to see at our Illuminated Fountain Performances.
Saturday, August 3: Fanfare and Fountains
Free with Gardens Admission. Timed Admission Tickets Required. Timed Member Reservations required if arriving after 3 pm. Sell out likely. Lawn and bench seating is available through the Main Fountain garden. Blankets and chairs are permitted to be placed in designated areas after 5:00 pm in May–August and after 4:00 pm in September & October.
Please note that programs are subject to change. Fountain performances may be cancelled due to severe weather.
Details HERE

Sunday August 4, 2019

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – Aug 3rd & 4th
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 Tinicum8601 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

Media Farmers Market
10 AM
Edgemont St, Media PA
The Market will be held every Sunday from 10 to 2 on Edgemont Street between Media Elementary and Barrall Field. Come on out for fresh produce, baked goods, meats, eggs, prepared foods, and more!
Details HERE

1¢ Days at the Philadelphia Museum of Art & Family Festival
10 AM – 5 PM
Admission to the Philadelphia Museum of Art is pay-what-you-wish (at least 1¢) on the first Sunday of every month. Children (12 & under) are always free.
Did you know that museum admission is Pay What You on the first Sunday of every month and we have a Family Festival? Showcasing local and nationally recognized performance groups, these festivals provide an experience that combines the magic of the visual and performing arts.
Head to the Perelman Building for our August Family Festival. Meet and make with Lauren Cat West (the artist who made our Art Splash illustrations). Dance along with Lela Aisha Jones, Alex Shaw, Kwasi Burgee, Anssumane Silla, and Papa Ed Stokes on a rhythmic journey inspired by the African diaspora. More info at the Art Splash event page: http://ow.ly/TwT930oZHTw
Art Splash is presented by PNC Arts Alive. Additional support is provided by the Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Ellyn C. Phillips, Ellen and Ron Caplan, and other generous donors.
Family programs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art are generously supported by Harriet and Larry Weiss and Steve and Gretchen Burke.
Details HERE and HERE

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day at The Barnes Foundation
10 AM – 5 PM
2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia PA
Every first Sunday of the month admission to the Barnes is FREE. Access to the collection and special exhibition, I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like: The Art of Bill Viola, is included.
Enjoy family activities and entertainment:
Art making
Experiment with tie-dye techniques, make potholders and clay pinch pots, and more.
Storytime
Go on a summer adventure with stories that transport you to faraway places.
Film screening
As part of this summer’s special exhibition on Bill Viola, catch a free screening of the artist’s 1986 feature-length work I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like in the Comcast NBCUniversal Auditorium.
Open Studio: Leroy Johnson
Drop by the Mural Arts Philadelphia Studio at the Barnes to meet mixed-media artist Leroy Johnson and learn more about his work. Leroy was selected for residency at the Barnes as a part of our Let’s Connect project.
Music: Mallet Percussion
Hear vibraphones, marimbas, and other mallet instruments played by expert musicians, and learn more about their origins.
Interactive Art: The Renegade Company
You’re invited to help create a woven version of Matisse’s The Joy of Life. Hear folk stories about the art as you work.
Come back in September and October to see the progress, and celebrate the finished piece November 3 with a joyful dance performance that brings the art to life.
Details HERE

Baby & Me Storytime featuring Busy Bees: Who Goes Roar? 
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble Broomall PA
Baby & Me Storytime continues for caregivers and children 0-24 months old. Join us as we read a book and participate in activities featuring sensory growth for your little ones.
Details HERE

Fun in the Sun-days at Franklin Square
11 AM – 6 PM
6th & Race Streets, Philadelphia PA
Franklin Square becomes a summer oasis without the shore traffic as lawn games, musical chairs, bocce, and volleyball fill the Great Lawn with fun for all ages and prizes. Join us for yoga at 11 am, the Colonial Kids’ Quest puppet show from 12:15-12:45 pm, and daytime Fountain Shows from noon to 2 pm.
Details HERE

Sundays with Pop Up Play
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
at Spruce Street Harbor Park
Pop-up Play returns on Sundays to offer free, interactive activities featuring art, music, and science for children and their families. Join us opening weekend for a hula hoop fest featuring hula hoop decorating and contest.
Details HERE

Science Sparks
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
at Hagley Museum
Explore a variety of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) activities to challenge your creativity during your school’s summer break!
Science Sparks! is a drop-in event and is included in regular museum admission and free for members.
Activities can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages, but are geared toward ages 6 through 12.
Located on the 2nd floor of the Visitor Center.
Details HERE

Delaware County Summer Festival 2019 – The Plants
7:30 PM
at Rose Tree Park 1671 N Providence Rd, Media PA
Catchy, creative music for the young and young at heart. Singalong lyrics bring you into a world with a snake who wears flip-flops, monster under the bed, and intergalactic insects.
Details HERE

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