Delaware County PA and Surrounding Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 1/31 – 2/2

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Candytopia
Sep 20, 2019 – Feb 20, 2020
Fashion District Philadelphia 901 Market Street #1150 Philadelphia, PA
Monday – Saturday: 10AM to 8:30PM
Sunday: 11AM to 8:30PM
Interactive Candy Wonderland with amazing photo ops
**Tickets must be purchased in advance
Details and ticket info HERE

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
November 29, 2019 – March 8, 2020
A cold-weather version of the roller skating oasis Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, Winterfest houses an Olympic-size ice skating rink overlooking the Delaware River, a ski chalet-style lodge and winter garden with a majestically lit holiday tree (featuring tens of thousands of LED lights!), an outdoor seating area with fire pits, cozy warming cabins, a kids’ lodge with arcade games and plenty more.
Details HERE

Horizon River Rink
November 29th through March 1, 2020
at 308 Justison St, Wilmington DE, at the Justison Landing Green, conveniently located on the Riverwalk
This family-oriented, outdoor ice skating rink provides fun for all ages! The Riverfront Rink is able to accommodate approximately 350 skaters at once and will be open 7 days a week with extended hours during the holiday break. The Horizon Services Riverfront Rink not only brings the fun winter tradition of skating to the Wilmington Riverfront, it will also offer numerous programs and promotions throughout the skating season.
Details, hours, prices and more 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

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

Longwood Gardens
Details HERE

Franklin Square
Details and times HERE

Winter at Dilworth Park
From skating to fitness on the Rink, and karaoke to quizzo in the Cabin, Dilworth Park is hosting great events, all winter long! Skate, stroll, shop, eat and drink.
November through February
1 S 15th St Philadelphia, PA
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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.
Holiday hours: https://bit.ly/2pxmTSg
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Kids 10 & Under: $3
Adults: $5
Skate Rental: $10
(skate sizes range from kids’ size 9 to men’s size 14)
Penguin Skate-Aids: $15 per hour
(available anytime for children 10 years old and under)
Lockers: $10
Group Rate: $12 per person for 10+ guests
(Includes admission and skate rental)
Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin
Cozy up with warm cocktails like spiked hot chocolate or festive drinks featuring Maker’s Mark and Jim Beam Apple, along with craft beers from Victory Brewing and Stella Artois. Tasty bites and sweet treats will keep guests going in between skating sessions and shopping trips.
Hours November – December
Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Hours January – February
Monday-Thursday: 4 p.m.-9 p.m.
Friday: 4 p.m.-11 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Wintergarden
November 8, 2019-February 23, 2020
Chaddsford Winery Hours
November 8, 2019-January 1, 2020
Monday-Friday: 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Holiday hours may vary
Dilworth Park’s wintertime centerpiece returns with picturesque plantings, whimsically-crafted topiaries and a brand-new Chaddsford Winery station! Guests 21 and older can purchase warm mulled wine served in a one-of-a-kind souvenir mug that can be refilled for $7. Choose from “Holiday Spirit”, a Pennsylvania-made glüwein, or “Spiced Apple,” made with pressed apple wine.
Children and adults are free to wander the Wintergarden at no cost through February 23, 2020

Linvilla Orchards
Details HERE

Linvilla Orchatrds Indoor Mini Golf
2020 Indoor Mini Golf Hours
January 11 thru March 6: 9am – 5pm daily (last time to begin golfing is at 4pm)
March 7 thru March 29: 9am – 6pm daily (last time to begin golfing is at 5pm)
“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 rain forest, 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!”
Details HERE

Please Touch Museum
Details HERE

Penn Museum
at Penn Museum 3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA
Details and ticket info HERE

The Franklin Institute
Details HERE

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Details HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences
Details HERE

Dinosaurs Around the World
June 30, 2019–January 20, 2020
“Dinosaurs Around the World introduces visitors to more than a dozen animatronic dinosaurs on a voyage from the ferocious plains of Africa and the tropical beaches of Antarctica, to the inland seas of North America and the polar darkness of Australia.”
Details and ticket info HERE

Adventure Aquarium
Details and ticket info HERE
** Adventure Aquarium is offering a “One Kid Free” Family Days promotion now through February 14th. Families that purchase an adult ticket to the aquarium ONLINE are eligible to receive one child admission (ages 3-12) for free! Details 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

Diggerland Winterfest
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

Friday January 31, 2020

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

Little Dragons Playgroup at Holy Child Academy
10 AM – 11 AM
475 Shadeland Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA
Featuring storytime, games and crafts for children ages 18 months to four years.
1/31: After reading A Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, children will be challenged to design their own snowflakes out of simple shapes.
Free Admission.
Registration required
Details and registration info 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 Library
An afternoon full of fun! For kids of all ages!
Details HERE

Chestnut Hill On Ice
Friday 5 PM – 8 PM
Saturday 12 PM – 5 PM
8514 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Chestnut Hill is transformed into a winter wonderland during this two-day festival (Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1) which boasts unique ice-themed attractions and cozy comforts that showcase the beauty of its historic business district in the winter. 2020 Attractions include:
Iceless Ice Skating Rink*: Ice skaters of all ages will enjoy gliding across this iceless rink, regardless of the weather. Ice skates in varying sizes and walkers for non-skaters are available on-site. *Admission for this activity is $10 per person. Hot Chocolate available from La Chocolatera Food Truck (not included in skating charge).
Saturday, February 1, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
184 E. Evergreen Avenue
Live Ice Sculpting Demonstration: A favorite tradition of Chestnut Hill’s Valentines on Ice, watch as renowned ice sculptor Peter Slavin transforms a block of ice into a beautiful work of art before a live audience.
Friday, January 31, 6:30-7:30pm & Saturday, February 1, 1-3 p.m.
8125 Germantown Avenue
Ice Bonfire: Saturday night only, witness the spectacle of a roaring bonfire encased in a column of ice.
Saturday, February 1, 5 p.m.
184 E. Evergreen Avenue
Ice Sculptures on the Avenue: Germantown Avenue is transformed into an outdoor gallery as custom ice sculptures commissioned by Chestnut Hill businesses line the shopping corridor. Grab a festival map to take a walking tour of the sculptures, and don’t forget to make pit stops at our Warming Stations and shops along the way.
Friday, January 31 & Saturday, February 1
Yurt Village: Get inspired for winter “glamping” as you check out a Yurt Village containing tents fitted out with chic furnishings provided by Chestnut Hill’s premier home design retailers: Summer Classics, Tailored Home, and Tallulah and Bird. New this year, master artist Peter Slavin of Ice Sculpture Philly will be outfitting a yurt with furnishings carved entirely from ice!
Friday, January 31 & Saturday, February 1
8125 Germantown Avenue
Ice Bar at Market at the Fareway: Chestnut Hill Brewing Company invites you to enjoy ice-cold locally-brewed beers and wines at their outdoor Ice Bar, carved entirely out of blocks of ice. Nearby attractions include a fire pit and Chestnut Hill’s famous Market At The Fareway vendors.
Friday, January 31, 5-10 p.m. & Saturday, February 1
8221 Germantown Avenue
Warming Stations: Our cozy warming stations make it easy to explore all of the shops and icy wonders along Germantown Avenue. Stop at each one to defrost at the fire pit, enjoy a warm beverage, and sample a seasonal treat. Each warming station will also offer printed copies of the Chestnut Hill On Ice Festival Guide/Map and Chestnut Hill Business Directories. Please check back soon for locations of warming stations and the Festival Guide.
Friday, January 31 & Saturday, February 1
#ilovechestnuthill Social Media Photo Spots: Capture a photo of your day in Chestnut Hill with your loved ones, or snap a selfie with your Valentine in front of our two giant red hearts. Please check back soon for locations of Photo Spots.
Friday, January 31 & Saturday, February 1
8125 Germantown Avenue & 184 E. Evergreen Avenue
Chili Specials: Warm up with Chili specials from participating restaurants.
Friday, January 31 & Saturday, February 1
-Baker Street Bread Co Hearty Turkey Chili
-McNally’s Tavern Turkey Chili with Vermont Oyster Crackers
-Iron Hill Brewery Short Rib Chili
-Paris Bistro & Jazz Cafe Pyrenees Country Style Chili with ground wild boar and venison
-Campbell’s Place Signature Chili
-El Poquito Sanora Spiced Chorizo Sweet Potato Chili
Details HERE

Family Bingo
6 PM – 9:30 PM
Saint George Parish 22 E Cooke Ave, Glenolden PA
Saint George Youth Group will be kicking off the new year with the highly anticipated Family Bingo! This popular event brings together families for a night of fun and games. We will have TONS of prizes, raffles, and look forward to seeing you for this fantastic event.
Details HERE

Designer Bag Bingo hosted by Leedom PTO 
7 PM – 11 PM
at Ridley’s Creekside Center 794 Milmont Ave., Swarthmore PA
Ticket Price: $30 in advance ($35 at the door)
~ Venmo: @Leedom-PTO
Doors open at 7, Bingo starts at 7:30
50/50, Raffle Baskets, Extra Bingo cards, BYOB & BYOF
~Tables of 10 can be reserved, but ALL tickets must be bought together!
Details HERE

Saturday February 1, 2020

Aronimink Fifth Grade Pancake Breakfast
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Aronimink Elementary School 4611 Bond Ave, Drexel Hill, PA
The Fifth Grade Pancake Breakfast is Saturday February 1. Snow date is Saturday February 8.
Pre Sale tickets may be purchased directly from Aronimink Fifth Grade Students. Or you may pay at the door. If you pay at the door , any monies collected will be disbursed among all fifth grade students attending the Echo Hill trip.
This is a fundraiser to enable students to raise additional funds to use towards their Echo Hill Outdoor School trip in May.
Students will receive credit for every pre sale ticket sold towards their Echo Hill accounts.
Tickets are $5 per person. Tickets include pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and fruit.
Details HERE

Bird Walk with Chuck Root
9 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

Home Depot Kids Workshop – Heart String Art 
9 AM – 12 PM
at participating Home Depot Locations
Create a loving memory with your child at our Heart String Art Workshop. As you help your child piece together the symbol of Valentine’s Day, they will develop hands-on skills by sanding, nailing, painting and more. Celebrate the moment as your child makes a unique keepsake. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron and a commemorative pin while supplies last
Details and registration info HERE

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – Feb 1st and 2nd
Cardholders get free admission to over 100 participating Museums, Zoos, Science Centers, and Botanical Gardens across the US! (cardholders only)
Head HERE for all of the details and to find a participating museum near you!

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

Saturday Stay and Plays
10 AM – 12 PM
at Kids’ Clubhouse of the Main Line 150 N. Radnor Chester Road, Ste. F130, Wayne, PA
Bring the whole family and enjoy playtime from 10am-12pm. $10/family/visit or $100 for unlimited visits for a year. Donuts and coffee provided!
Details HERE

Kids Club Feather Arrow Pencils
10 AM – 12 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: $3 per project, ages 3+, supplies included.
Details and registration info HERE

Groundhog Day Festival and Nature Tots
10 AM – 1 PM
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
This free festival draws hundreds from local Philadelphia and Delaware County neighborhoods. Join us in family-friendly activities that includes live music, refreshments, games, crafts, and activities follow from 10am-1pm, including a super-size groundhog burrow for kids to explore! Throughout the day, three interactive presentations will feature beekeeping, live animals, and a Franklin Institute weather expert. Come out of your winter burrow and join us for the celebration!
Details HERE

Storytime and Activities Celebrating Elmo’s Birthday
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble Broomall PA
Step into Elmo’s world at your B&N with a special birthday celebration. Join us for Storytime followed by fun activity sheets, birthday crowns, and stickers to bring home!
Details HERE

4H & STEM
11 AM – 12 PM
at Lansdowne Public Library
Join the 4-H Computer Science Club for activities to explore STEM at the Lansdowne Library! This is a free program with coding, problem solving, fun and games!
All children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Details HERE

Russian Story Time at Middletown Free Library
11 AM – 12:30 PM
Ages: Birth-3 years with an adult partner.
“Learn, move and play along as we read old favorite and modern Russian children fairy tales, poems and rhymes. Join us at the Middletown Free Library for fun reading activities, meet friends and practice Russian. This is a lively language enrichment story time for babies and toddlers, but ALL ages are welcome to come and learn some Russian words & phrases!”
Registration is not required!
Details HERE

BAG the BAG PLARN Making
11 AM – 1 PM
at Helen Kate Furness Free Library
Come make PLARN (plastic yarn) from the clean USED plastic bags that you bring along for this environmentally friendly event. Completed PLARN will be used for an art installation by artist Janell Wysock. A fourth and 5th grade student group from WES with aims to reduce single-use plastics through art, education, and outreach will be mentoring friends from NPE, SRS, as well as homeschoolers of similar ages. No registration required!
Details HERE

STEMtastic Weekends at Hagley Museum
11 AM – 3 PM
200 Hagley Creek Rd, Wilmington, DE
It’s time to dabble and destroy!
Hagley’s STEMtastic Weekends are taking the place of Invention Convention with a new format that extends the fun beyond the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend. Young inventors and tinkerers will take over the Visitors Center second floor gallery where they can investigate the inner workings of a variety of electronic gadgets, express their ingenuity by creating an invention and earning a “Hagley patent,” enjoy robotics demonstrations by local robotics teams, and participate in hands-on activities that explore the many aspects of coding and robotics.
Adults, $8; Children 6-14, $6; Hagley members and children under 6, free.
Details and ticket info HERE

Saturday Storytime at the Lodge
11:30 AM
Saturdays Nov 30, 2019 – Mar 7, 2020
Gather around in the Lodge for Philadelphia’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 and hot cocoa (while supplies last). Select Saturdays feature bilingual books and readers. Plus, before and after each story, children are invited to sing and dance to their favorite songs with Music Play Patrol!
SCHEDULE
Saturday, February 1: Special guest reader from the Free Library of Philadelphia. More details to come.
Saturday, February 8: TBA
Saturday, February 15: TBA
Saturday, February 22: TBA
Saturday, February 29: TBA
Saturday, March 7: Special reader from the Free Library of Philadelphia. More details to come.
FYI
* General admission to Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest is FREE
and open to the public. Ice skating and food and drinks are pay-as-
you-go
* Purchase your ice skating tickets ahead online to reduce your wait
time.
* Parking and Directions
* Dogs on leashes are welcome on-site, but not in the Lodge or
warming cabins

* The site is wheelchair accessible
* Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest is a smoke, vape-and tobacco-
free zone
Details HERE

Media Chinese New Year Celebration
12 PM – 1 PM
Celebrate the Year of the Rat at the Chinese New Year Event  starting at noon in front of Margaret Kuo’s Restaurant at 6 W State Street. Philadelphia’s premiere “Lion Dancers” will perform the traditional Lion Dance, complete with elaborate costumes, drums, cymbals, and dancing! The parade begins in front of Margaret Kuo’s Media and continues up and down State Street. Accompanied by firecrackers and drumming, the lions travels to stores and restaurants eating the cabbage left their by the owners. The lion then “spits” out the greens which symbolizes good fortune and blessing on the business. State Street will not be closed. Visitors are please asked to stay on the sidewalks and out of the way of oncoming traffic.
Details HERE

Chestnut Hill On Ice
Friday 5 PM – 8 PM
Saturday 12 PM – 5 PM
8514 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Chestnut Hill is transformed into a winter wonderland during this two-day festival (Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1) which boasts unique ice-themed attractions and cozy comforts that showcase the beauty of its historic business district in the winter. 2020 Attractions include:
Iceless Ice Skating Rink*: Ice skaters of all ages will enjoy gliding across this iceless rink, regardless of the weather. Ice skates in varying sizes and walkers for non-skaters are available on-site. *Admission for this activity is $10 per person. Hot Chocolate available from La Chocolatera Food Truck (not included in skating charge).
Saturday, February 1, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
184 E. Evergreen Avenue
Live Ice Sculpting Demonstration: A favorite tradition of Chestnut Hill’s Valentines on Ice, watch as renowned ice sculptor Peter Slavin transforms a block of ice into a beautiful work of art before a live audience.
Friday, January 31, 6:30-7:30pm & Saturday, February 1, 1-3 p.m.
8125 Germantown Avenue
Ice Bonfire: Saturday night only, witness the spectacle of a roaring bonfire encased in a column of ice.
Saturday, February 1, 5 p.m.
184 E. Evergreen Avenue
Ice Sculptures on the Avenue: Germantown Avenue is transformed into an outdoor gallery as custom ice sculptures commissioned by Chestnut Hill businesses line the shopping corridor. Grab a festival map to take a walking tour of the sculptures, and don’t forget to make pit stops at our Warming Stations and shops along the way.
Friday, January 31 & Saturday, February 1
Yurt Village: Get inspired for winter “glamping” as you check out a Yurt Village containing tents fitted out with chic furnishings provided by Chestnut Hill’s premier home design retailers: Summer Classics, Tailored Home, and Tallulah and Bird. New this year, master artist Peter Slavin of Ice Sculpture Philly will be outfitting a yurt with furnishings carved entirely from ice!
Friday, January 31 & Saturday, February 1
8125 Germantown Avenue
Ice Bar at Market at the Fareway: Chestnut Hill Brewing Company invites you to enjoy ice-cold locally-brewed beers and wines at their outdoor Ice Bar, carved entirely out of blocks of ice. Nearby attractions include a fire pit and Chestnut Hill’s famous Market At The Fareway vendors.
Friday, January 31, 5-10 p.m. & Saturday, February 1
8221 Germantown Avenue
Warming Stations: Our cozy warming stations make it easy to explore all of the shops and icy wonders along Germantown Avenue. Stop at each one to defrost at the fire pit, enjoy a warm beverage, and sample a seasonal treat. Each warming station will also offer printed copies of the Chestnut Hill On Ice Festival Guide/Map and Chestnut Hill Business Directories. Please check back soon for locations of warming stations and the Festival Guide.
Friday, January 31 & Saturday, February 1
#ilovechestnuthill Social Media Photo Spots: Capture a photo of your day in Chestnut Hill with your loved ones, or snap a selfie with your Valentine in front of our two giant red hearts. Please check back soon for locations of Photo Spots.
Friday, January 31 & Saturday, February 1
8125 Germantown Avenue & 184 E. Evergreen Avenue
Chili Specials: Warm up with Chili specials from participating restaurants.
Friday, January 31 & Saturday, February 1
-Baker Street Bread Co Hearty Turkey Chili
-McNally’s Tavern Turkey Chili with Vermont Oyster Crackers
-Iron Hill Brewery Short Rib Chili
-Paris Bistro & Jazz Cafe Pyrenees Country Style Chili with ground wild boar and venison
-Campbell’s Place Signature Chili
-El Poquito Sanora Spiced Chorizo Sweet Potato Chili
Details HERE

Makin Music
1 PM – 1:45 PM
at Ridley Township Public
Suitable for ages 6 and under, but all are welcome
Join Makin’ Music as they play the guitar and lead families in fun and exciting songs and rhythm chants. Register below beginning January 6. Sign up once for the entire winter/spring session (January- May).
Details HERE

Sports Legends of Delaware County
1 PM – 2 PM
at J. Lewis Crozer Library
Join us for a special book launch event presented by The Sports Legends of Delaware County (SLDC) Museum!
Rich Pagano and Jim Vankoski, authors of the museum’s first-ever book, Tales from the Museum: A Collaborative Anthology, will share stories about local sports legends and the preservation of Delaware County’s sports history.
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Details HERE

Chess Club
1 PM – 3:30 PM
at Lansdowne Public Library
Join us to play chess, make new friends, learn new skills and have fun! All ages open chess every Saturday afternoon.
Details HERE

Art Inspiration: Weird Plants
2 PM – 4 PM
at Upper Darby Township/Sellers Library – Municipal Branch
A county wide Teen Art Contest that goes along with the Longwood Gardens Community Read. The book for teens is called Weird Plants by Chris Thorogood. Come to the Municipal Library to get inspired for the Teen Art Contest and start your work of art. We will provide a variety of art materials and the book Weird Plants. You provide the skill, talent, and creativity to start your work of art. Draw a real weird plant or imagine your own! When it’s complete, you can submit it for the competition, if you choose to.
If you are interested in being a part of the competition, be sure to fill out the registration form, which will be available at the program.
A limited number of tickets to Longwood Gardens will be given away through a random drawing to teens participating in the Art Inspiration: Weird Plants program.
Details HERE

Pop Up Beer Garden
4 PM – 11 PM
400 W Woodland Ave, Springfield PA
DiFabio’s Market & Tap will host a Pop Up Beer Garden on Friday Nights in Springfield from 4 PM to 11 PM. Stop by to grab a pint and some of DiFabio’s awesome food creations.
Details HERE

Chestnut Hill On Ice
Saturday 12 PM – 5 PM
8514 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Chestnut Hill is transformed into a winter wonderland during this two-day festival (Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1) which boasts unique ice-themed attractions and cozy comforts that showcase the beauty of its historic business district in the winter. 2020 Attractions include:
Iceless Ice Skating Rink*: Ice skaters of all ages will enjoy gliding across this iceless rink, regardless of the weather. Ice skates in varying sizes and walkers for non-skaters are available on-site. *Admission for this activity is $10 per person. Hot Chocolate available from La Chocolatera Food Truck (not included in skating charge).
Saturday, February 1, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
184 E. Evergreen Avenue
Live Ice Sculpting Demonstration: A favorite tradition of Chestnut Hill’s Valentines on Ice, watch as renowned ice sculptor Peter Slavin transforms a block of ice into a beautiful work of art before a live audience.
Friday, January 31, 6:30-7:30pm & Saturday, February 1, 1-3 p.m.
8125 Germantown Avenue
Ice Bonfire: Saturday night only, witness the spectacle of a roaring bonfire encased in a column of ice.
Saturday, February 1, 5 p.m.
184 E. Evergreen Avenue
Ice Sculptures on the Avenue: Germantown Avenue is transformed into an outdoor gallery as custom ice sculptures commissioned by Chestnut Hill businesses line the shopping corridor. Grab a festival map to take a walking tour of the sculptures, and don’t forget to make pit stops at our Warming Stations and shops along the way.
Friday, January 31 & Saturday, February 1
Yurt Village: Get inspired for winter “glamping” as you check out a Yurt Village containing tents fitted out with chic furnishings provided by Chestnut Hill’s premier home design retailers: Summer Classics, Tailored Home, and Tallulah and Bird. New this year, master artist Peter Slavin of Ice Sculpture Philly will be outfitting a yurt with furnishings carved entirely from ice!
Friday, January 31 & Saturday, February 1
8125 Germantown Avenue
Ice Bar at Market at the Fareway: Chestnut Hill Brewing Company invites you to enjoy ice-cold locally-brewed beers and wines at their outdoor Ice Bar, carved entirely out of blocks of ice. Nearby attractions include a fire pit and Chestnut Hill’s famous Market At The Fareway vendors.
Friday, January 31, 5-10 p.m. & Saturday, February 1
8221 Germantown Avenue
Warming Stations: Our cozy warming stations make it easy to explore all of the shops and icy wonders along Germantown Avenue. Stop at each one to defrost at the fire pit, enjoy a warm beverage, and sample a seasonal treat. Each warming station will also offer printed copies of the Chestnut Hill On Ice Festival Guide/Map and Chestnut Hill Business Directories. Please check back soon for locations of warming stations and the Festival Guide.
Friday, January 31 & Saturday, February 1
#ilovechestnuthill Social Media Photo Spots: Capture a photo of your day in Chestnut Hill with your loved ones, or snap a selfie with your Valentine in front of our two giant red hearts. Please check back soon for locations of Photo Spots.
Friday, January 31 & Saturday, February 1
8125 Germantown Avenue & 184 E. Evergreen Avenue
Chili Specials: Warm up with Chili specials from participating restaurants.
Friday, January 31 & Saturday, February 1
-Baker Street Bread Co Hearty Turkey Chili
-McNally’s Tavern Turkey Chili with Vermont Oyster Crackers
-Iron Hill Brewery Short Rib Chili
-Paris Bistro & Jazz Cafe Pyrenees Country Style Chili with ground wild boar and venison
-Campbell’s Place Signature Chili
-El Poquito Sanora Spiced Chorizo Sweet Potato Chili
Details HERE

Gaming After Dark
5:30 PM – 8 PM
at Middletown Free Library
Teens take over the library during this monthly, after hours club! join us for board games, video games, art. and music. Hang out with friends in this super-chill, teens-only space. Participants may contribute $5 for a group order of pizza but it is not required.
This event is free and open to all those ages 12+. No registration is required.
Details HERE

Frozen Fun
6 PM – 8 PM
at Delaware Museum of Natural History 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington DE
Do you wanna build a snowman? Dress in royal attire for our winter-themed event in celebration of winter. Learn how to freeze water, join the snowman-making contest, and meet your favorite Ice Queen and Ice Princess right here at the museum! We’ll have Cajun Sno onsite offering frozen treats for sale and Dori Fostok offering beautiful face painting for purchase! The Antique Ice Tool Museum will also be present for our royal gathering. Get out of the house and into our iced-out palace—the cold never bothered us anyway!
DMNH Members
• FREE/under 12 months
• $3/ages 1-2 years
• $7/ages 3 and up
Non-members
• FREE/ under 12 months
• $6/ages 1-2 years
• $16/ages 3 and up
Details HERE

Family Program: Night Hike & Campfire
6:30 PM – 8 PM
at Tyler Arboretum  515 Painter Rd, Media, PA
How is nature different after dark? Do humans have the ability to adapt without light? Explore your senses and the Arboretum by the light of the moon during this nighttime sensory hike. End the night warming up around a campfire with a delicious treat!
Suitable for ages 5 and up.
$10 members, $15 non-members
*one s’more for every participant provided. We do not have alternatives available for dietary restrictions, but feel free to bring your own.
Details and ticket info HERE

Chili Cook Off
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Norwood PA 128 Chester Pike, Norwood, PA
Join for the 7th Annual Chili Cook Off  – Admission is a non-perishable food item per person that will be donated through Souper Bowl of Caring. You receive a ticket to vote for each food item you bring. Bring your Chili or come to sample the delicious array of chili.
Details HERE

Sunday February 2, 2020

Bird Walk with Emily Dodge
9 AM – 11 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

Play Without Boundaries at Please Touch Museum
9 AM – 11 AM
4231 Avenue of the Republic Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Please join for Play Without Boundaries, an event where the Please Touch Museum is adapted to provide a relaxed environment for individuals with autism, learning differences, or other sensory and communication needs.
During these special hours, our aim is to remove the “hidden social rules” present in attending a cultural event, like visiting a museum. Our accommodations for Play Without Boundaries include:
– The museum is closed to the general public and has fewer visitors
– Low-level lighting and a quieter museum experience
– Tools to enhance your visit, including Social Stories & Quiet Zones
– Programming with educators who have received autism sensitivity training
– Community partners with resources for families and individuals with autism
– Relaxed Performances in Playhouse Theatre
For more information on Play Without Boundaries and how to register email education@pleasetouchmuseum.org.
Details HERE
Register HERE

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – Feb 1st and 2nd
Cardholders get free admission to over 100 participating Museums, Zoos, Science Centers, and Botanical Gardens across the US! (cardholders only)
Head HERE for all of the details and to find a participating museum near you!

Adaptive Ice Skating
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
at Blue Cross RiverRink 101 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest’s FREE Adaptive Sled Skating program is back on Sundays through February 2. 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 pro-tips on a regulation-size rink on the Philadelphia waterfront.
The site is wheelchair accessible.
All ages are welcome to participate in the lessons.
There are a limited number of sleds per lesson. Each sled is first come, first serve.
Rink staff will rotate the sleds to make sure each participant has a chance to practice.
For more information about the program, please contact our team at riverrink@drwc.org.
SCHEDULE
Sunday, February 2
Details HERE

Junior Ranger Bird Walk
10 AM – 11 AM
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Join a Refuge Ranger on a nature walk as we discover birds of the refuge! Beginner’s welcomed with their favorite adult! Free and no registration necessary. Walk will begin at the Visitor Center and last approximately 1 hours. Dressing in comfortable shoes and layers is recommended.
Details HERE

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day 
10 AM – 5 PM
The Barnes Foundation 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA
Every first Sunday of the month, admission to the Barnes is FREE! Explore the galleries, and enjoy a fun-filled day of music, art making, and storytelling. Today, we’re spotlighting women in the arts and business to celebrate our upcoming exhibition on Marie Cuttoli, a visionary entrepreneur who revived the art of tapestry for the modern era.
Join for:
Art Making
Create watercolor paintings that resemble stained glass; make quilt squares inspired by works by women artists in the Barnes collection, and more.
Storytime
Ms. Pam and Ms. Martina from Baby Wordplay share multicultural stories and fun sing-alongs that bring them to life.
Music: Sistahs Laying Down Hands
Sistahs Laying Down Hands⁠—a collective of drummers, dancers, and poets⁠—perform jazz, spirituals, and more. Lead by percussionist and artistic director Karen L. Smith (below), the group invites audience participation.
Talk: Women in the Business of Art
Leaders of arts-related businesses in Philadelphia share their work and perspectives as entrepreneurs. Panelists include:
– Rebecca Fisher, cofounder of Beyond the Bell Tours
– Dorothea Gamble, cofounder, co-owner, and CEO of Trunc Artisans
– Maori Holmes, director of the BlackStar Film Festival
– Anula Shetty, media artist and co-director of Termite TV Collective
Details HERE

Pay What You Wish (at least 1¢) at Philadelphia Museum of Art
10 AM – 5 PM
at Philadelphia Museum of Art 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA
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.
Details HERE

#selfcaresunday Yoga With Cats
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
at Cat Nook Café 18 W. Winona Ave, Norwood, PA
Reserve your spot now for this special Sunday class @thecatnookcafe 
Yoga With Cats
Cost: $20
This is an All Levels Yoga Class
Join Lee-Ann Barber from Two Hearts Dance & Yoga for an all-levels vinyasa yoga flow that will encourage community, enlighten harmony with mind and body, and create an energizing and fun atmosphere for both humans and felines of all kind.
Details HERE

FREE First Sundays for Families: Make a Difference
11 AM – 2 PM
at Brandywine River Museum of Art 1 Hoffman Mill Rd, Chadds Ford PA
Discover the Brandywine’s new exhibitions, “Votes for Women” and “Witness to History.” Make colorful cards and share the names of women who have made a difference. At 11 a.m. & noon, explore the use of creative movement as a tool to encourage cultural understanding through an interactive performance by Three Aksha, who seeks to preserve and promote Indian culture and heritage through classical Indian Bharatanatyam dance choreography.
Tickets: Free admission
Three Aksha was founded in Philadelphia in 2003 by Artistic Director Viji Rao to preserve and promote Indian culture and heritage through Bharatanatyam, a classical Indian dance form. Through performances with socially-conscious themes and working with youth, Three Aksha engages with contemporary issues while finding inspiration in ancient Indian folklore and mythology. A primary aim in their work is to raise cultural awareness and sensitivity, as well as to open dialogue about Indian culture, history, and art, and, in a larger sense, about the many cultures and art forms represented in the Philadelphia area. They have performed for many area institutions including the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Barnes Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
First Sundays for Families at the Museum presents free, hands-on workshops designed to engage visitors of all ages in creative art activities and performances. No registration necessary.
Details HERE

STEMtastic Weekends at Hagley Museum
11 AM – 3 PM
200 Hagley Creek Rd, Wilmington, DE
It’s time to dabble and destroy!
Hagley’s STEMtastic Weekends are taking the place of Invention Convention with a new format that extends the fun beyond the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend. Young inventors and tinkerers will take over the Visitors Center second floor gallery where they can investigate the inner workings of a variety of electronic gadgets, express their ingenuity by creating an invention and earning a “Hagley patent,” enjoy robotics demonstrations by local robotics teams, and participate in hands-on activities that explore the many aspects of coding and robotics.
Adults, $8; Children 6-14, $6; Hagley members and children under 6, free.
Details and ticket info HERE

The Princess and the Pea
Sundays at Noon
Jan 26th – Mar 1st
at Media Theatre 104 E. State Street, Media, PA
Details and ticket info HERE

COCOKidsYoga 8 Class Series
Starting Sunday, January 5th and continuing through the end of February I will be teaching a 8 week kids yoga series at the CREC in Haverford.
Sunday, January 5, 12,19,26
February 2,9,16 and 23
12:00-1:00
These are Early Bird Discounted Prices available until December 20th
Namaste
$22 for a drop In class
$18 a class for pre-registered children
$15 a class for all 8! ($120 total)
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! Students age 5 and up may sign up for as many as 3 of the 6 sessions on select Sundays and Tuesdays.
Registration required
Details HERE

Letters to Aunt Hattie: A Play About Women’s Suffrage
2 PM – 3:30 PM
Brandywine River Museum of Art 1 Hoffman Mill Rd, Chadds Ford PA
Learn about the life of African American abolitionist and suffragist Harriet Forten Purvis during this play written and performed by Gigi McGraw (pictured). A talkback discussion will follow the play.
Tickets: Free admission
Harriet Forten Purvis was an African-American abolitionist and suffragist following the Civil War, as well as an operator of an Underground Railroad station at her home at 9th and Lombard Street in Philadelphia. Forten Purvis formed the first biracial women’s abolitionist group with her mother and sisters called the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society and also founded the Gilbert Lyceum with her husband Robert Purvis. Forten Purvis was a member of the National Woman Suffrage Association and she and her sister Margaretta were vital organizers of the Fifth National Women’s Rights Convention in Philadelphia in 1854.
This play is being presented as a part of our exhibition “Votes for Women: A Visual History,” marking the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment which will be on view February 1 – June 7, 2020. The exhibition will highlight how suffragists spread their message through magazines, political cartoons, posters, plays, parades and even through fashion.
This performance is part of Art of the Vote presented by PNC Arts Alive
Details HERE

VFW Post 928 Superbowl Party
5:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Herbert W. Best VFW Post 928 1805 MacDade Blvd Folsom, PA
Tickets are $25 each and include a block in the block pool, food and open bar
Details HERE

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Comments

  1. What a good guide to enjoying Delaware! I love sports so I’d check out the ice skating rink with no doubt. The ice sculptures also seem worth visiting.
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