5 activities for families in Philly this weekend

MARCH 11, 2016 By Jen Bradley Here are some ideas to fill your weekend with the family while enjoying the beautiful springtime weather. Don’t forget it’s Daylight Savings Time this weekend! Saturday and Sunday: The Science Behind Pixar Explore the science behind the creation of some of your favorite Pixar characters! The Franklin Institute’s interactive […]

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5 family-friendly weekend activities

JUNE 12, 2015 By Jen Bradley Here’s a look at what’s going on this weekend. Friday through Sunday: Last Call for Lion King This is the last weekend that this spectacular Broadway production will be in town. My seven year old and I saw it early in the run, and it was fantastic. She’s been […]

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weekend family fun!

Love is in the air – family love, love for our presidents and love for animals.  Enjoy the Valentine’s & Presidents’ weekend with these fun family activities.   PHILADELPHIA   Saturday, February 15th – Monday, February 17th  Presidents’ Weekend Celebration   The National Constitution Center has a wonderful celebration preparation with extended hours and FREE […]

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3 and 3 this weekend: lights, theater and disco action
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Downtown Walnut Street Theater Presents: Elf Walnut Street Theater 825 Walnut Street Let your laughter lose and find your inner elf at Broadway’s  Elf Musical adapted for the holidays. Saturday, November 23rd: 2/8p.m. Sunday, November 24th: 2/7pm $10-75 http://www.walnutstreettheatre.org/season/elf.php   Franklin Square’s Electrical Spectacular: A Holiday Light Show Franklin Square 6th & Race Street Benjamin […]

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this weekend…
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Arden Theatre Community Day at Hamilton Family Arts Center Sunday, November 17, 10a-2pm Arden Theatre   Check out the Arden’s new Arden Drama School, meet Arden Drama School faculty and take a Drama School Class for free.  Join in reading stories with your favorite Arden Children’s Theatre characters including The Mouse, Cinderella, and Tinkerbell.  Tour […]

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this weekend… downtown and NW philly
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Downtown: Musicals, Mystery, Make Art   Suessical Jr. Walnut Street Theatre Saturday, September 21st 10:30; 1:00, 3:30 & 8:00p.m. Travel with The Cat in the Hat from Whoville to Palm Beach. Help Horton find the Who’s, discover what happens to Mayzie’s egg, and get your laughter on in this musical adventure www.walnutstreettheatre.org/season/seussical.php     A […]

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this weekend: NW & downtown!
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Local Weekend Picks:  Stories, Nature, Walk & Science   Skippyjon Jones Book Signing & Reading O’Doodle’s Toy Store 8532 Germantown Ave & 5 East Highland Ave. Chestnut Hill September 8th 12-3pm Come chill on the Hill with author of Skippyjon Jones, Judy Schachner. Bring your copy or buy one on site for signing! www.odoodles.com   […]

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weekend family fun: eggs, smith & bugs!

Whether celebrating Passover or Easter this weekend, your family may need a break from each other and from the festivities.  From big bugs to hunting for eggs to playground fun, there’s always something to do in Philly with the family Saturday, March 30th 10am – noon  Community Easter Egg Hunt Gorgos Park, Ridge & Hermitage […]

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harry potter weekend (video review and more!)

It’s a BIG weekend in these parts (weather, be kind!), so hold onto your masks and check out this basket o’ goodies!   Northwest Philadelphia Family Fun:   Harry Potter Weekend & Quiddich Tournament Returns!      Chestnut Hill transforms into Hogsmeade when the Chestnut Hill Business Association  and Chestnut Hill College host the annual Chestnut Hill Harry Potter Weekend!  Click […]

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this weekend: lorax, shipwrecks and fairs

  NW Philly Happenings:   It’s a very Seussical time in Chestnut Hill this weekend, with The Trail of the Lorax running all day Saturday.  This map gives a fantastic layout, with places and times of what’s happening and when.  Highlights include: the zoo on wheels, face painting, tattoos, The Cat in the Hat, cupcake and […]

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dragons and vikings and… constitutions? oh my!

Take a close look around in Philly this weekend and you will be shocked to find Vikings and Flying Dragons have landed here…   “How To Train A Dragon Spectacular”’ Fire-breathing, 50-foot flying dragons come to the Wells Fargo Center this weekend as Cressida Cowell’s exciting tale and movie comes to life in Dreamworks’ “How […]

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this weekend: start with a run!

This weekend there are many opportunities to serve the community, enjoy summer fruit, and have fun with your family!   Friday, June 1st, 5-7pm Kids Run for the George Fund:  Enjoy a fun-filled family carnival atmosphere while helping terminally ill children.  The 3rdAnnual Kids Run is for the whole family.  Children ages 1-14 participate in […]

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the barnes and beyond this weekend!
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  If you’re looking for Memorial Day activities to enjoy with your family and want to stay local, then we’ve got some plans for you.   Opening its doors on May 19th, the Barnes Foundation reserved its official grand opening for you guessed it, Memorial Day Weekend! Don’t miss out on this free-for-all-round-the-clock activities, events […]

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this weekend… art, fairs, music & cupcakes!
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  Great family events in the Northwest this weekend! Springtime brings great festivals to the area, and this weekend is no exception.   Bredenbeck’s Decorate-a-Cupcake Night: Friday, May 18th 6:00-8:00pm. Come to the Northwest’s favorite bakery and decorate fresh-baked chocolate and vanilla cupcakes. FREE for kids under 12. Brendenbeck’s is located at 8126 Germantown Avenue […]

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cherry blossom festival tops our weekend list

  This weekend, the weather is expected to stay sunny and warm. It’s the perfect environment to celebrate the outdoors and the Earth. With fun and diverse activities, your family will be entertained all weekend.   The Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival at Morris Arboretum tops our list, and the second weekend of this festival is guaranteed to […]

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