Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tall Ships Sail to the Delaware River Waterfront Memorial Day Weekend



Penn’s Landing will be transformed into a Tall Ships Waterfront Festival where guests can get up-close views of the ships, enjoy interactive programming, family-friendly experiences, and food and beverage offerings. Festival tickets include same-day admission to the Independence Seaport Museum. The festival opens at 11 am and ends at 7 pm and is handicap accessible.


Events

Parade of Sail
Thursday, May 24, 3 – 5 p.m. (time subject to change)

The Parade of Sail is a stunning display of maritime pageantry as the tall ships sail into Philadelphia’s waterfront along the Delaware River. The Parade kicks off at (approximately) 3 p.m. as the ships approach Penn’s Landing, each providing their own unique version of showmanship before docking. No tickets required, the Parade of Sail is free and open to the public.

Delaware River Waterfront Fireworks
Saturday, May 26, 9:00 p.m.

To kick off the summer season, a spectacular fireworks show will illuminate the Delaware River. No tickets required, the fireworks display is free and open to the public.

Activities at Independence Seaport Museum
May 25 – 28, 11 – 5 p.m.

Beat the heat and head indoors for educational and entertaining activities at the Independence Seaport Museum. 

Movie Screenings
May 25 – 28, 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.

Enjoy maritime-themed movie magic as the Independence Seaport Museum holds daily screenings of “Finding Nemo” at 1 p.m. and “Pirates of the Carribean” at 4 p.m.


Ship Tours 
May 25 – May 28
Price: adults, $10; seniors and military, $8; children ages 12 – 3, $7; children 2 and under, free

Daily self-guided ship tours will be available on a timed schedule for six of the visiting tall ships from noon to 7 p.m. Tours allow guests to board the vessels of their choosing (each ship requires a separate tour ticket) to get a first-hand look at how the ships were crafted, how they function, and how their crews live and work. VIP Early Entry tickets are also available (price: adults, $65; children 12 – 3, $50; children ages 2 and under, free), allowing guests to beat the crowds and tour the ships with fewer people and more time to explore. Early Entry tickets provide access to ship tours between 11 a.m. and noon (for one day) prior to general boarding. These tickets also include non-timed entry on all touring ships from noon – 5 p.m. (on the same day of purchase) and admission to the Waterfront Festival and Independence Seaport Museum.


Admission to the festival (which ranges from $7 for an adult Waterfront Festival ticket to $150 for a Sail Away tour during the Parade of Sail) gives guests access to dockside views of the tall ships, free admission to the Independence Seaport Museum, three beer gardens, vendors, and family-friendly entertainment. The site encompasses the Great Plaza, Independence Seaport Museum and its quay, as well as the seawall walk at Penn’s Landing.

Sail Philadelphia festivities will take place rain or shine. Don’t miss the opportunity to view these majestic ships and create your own sailing adventure. Visit www.sailphiladelphia.org for complete details and festival tickets.






Sunday, May 20, 2018

2018 Memorial Day Parades and Events


Link

Avon-Grove
Memorial Day Parade
 – Saturday, May 26th

Starting at 9:00 AM at the Avon-Grove High School Parking Lot.


Downingtown Borough

Monday, May 28th at 10 am: Memorial Day Parade and Service at the Veterans Memorial at Marinelli Park

West Bradford

The annual Marshallton Memorial Day Activities will be held on Sunday, May 27th. The parade begins at 1:30 P.M. at the Goddard School (on Strasburg Road - just east of the intersection of Sugars Bridge Road). Join other Township residents and friends lining Strasburg Road to honor the memory of the men and women who served our country.

Oxford
Monday, May 28th at 10am: Memorial Day Parade the route runs from South Street to Cemetary


Kennett Square
The Kennett Square 2018 Memorial Day Parade will take place Monday, May 28th at 10 a.m. Line-up will be at 9 a.m. at Kennett High School (South Union St. and South Street). The parade will end at Union Hill Cemetery located on North Union Street near the Route 1 bypass.

Malvern

On June 3rd at 1:30 pm, The Upper Main Line Memorial Association will sponsor the 149th Annual Memorial Parade in the Borough of Malvern, Chester County, PA. Recognized as the oldest continuously held Memorial Parade in America. The Parade route will follow King Street from the Malvern Fire Station west to Warren Avenue, south to Monument Avenue then west to the Memorial Park.


Fireworks

Sesame Place
May 26th and 27th  at 9:00 PM
The night sky will sparkle at Sesame Place, with a spectacular fireworks show, set to Sesame Street music, making the festivities on Memorial Day weekend truly memorable. Fireworks will begin at 9pm. 

Fireworks and Fountains Show at Longwood Gardens
Sounds of Summer—May 26 at 9:15 pm
Celebrate summer’s arrival with iconic anthems of the season from The Beach Boys, The Go-Gos, Justin Timberlake, and more. This upbeat show will get you in a feel-good, summer state of mind.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for May 18th, 19th and 20th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend May 18th, 19th and 20th



Friday

1.  Friday Morning Craft at Monkey Fish Toys 

2.  Free Admission on Art Museum Day/International Museum Day (Brandywine River Museum. Philadelphia Museum of Art,  Perelman Building, and  Rodin Museum



Saturday 

3. Head to Michaels to make pineapple crafts and paint splatter canvas's

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5.  Sleeping Beauty Presented by The Brandywine Ballet

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6.   "Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century" storytime at Barnes and Noble Exton

7.  
American Girl Tea Party Raffle at Oxford Library

8.  Star Wars Day at the Brandywine Zoo


Sunday  

9.
  Family fun at West Bradford Community Day


10.  
Arden Theatre Company presents Snow White


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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for May 11th, 12th and 13th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend May 11th, 12th and 13th



Friday

1.  Friday Morning Craft at Monkey Fish Toys 

2. Celebrate National Public Gardens Day at Longwood Gardens


Saturday 

3.  Head to Michaels to make a Mother's Day frame or flowers for mom

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4. Preschool Fun Fair & Open House at Goshen Friends School
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5.  Science Saturday at Hagley Museum

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6. Mother's Day Storytime featuring "I've Loved You Since Forever and Everything Is Mama" storytime at Barnes and Noble Exton

Sunday  

9.
 Take a ride on the Mother's Day Express on the West Chester Railroad


10.  
Arden Theatre Company presents Snow White


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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for May 4th, 5th and 6th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend  May 4th, 5th and 6th



Friday

1.  Friday Morning Craft at Monkey Fish Toys 

2. Check out the Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens


Saturday 

3. Head to Michaels to make a Mother's Day Box or card

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4. Make a Windmill Planter at Home Depot's Kids Workshops
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5. Trout Rodeo at Anson B. Nixon Park

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6. "Llama Llama Loves to Read" storytime at Barnes and Noble Exton

Sunday  

9.
 Family fun at 
Malvern Blooms

10. 
First Sundays for Families - Once Upon a Masterpiece at Brandywine River Museum of Art


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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for April 27th, 28th, and 29th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend  April 27th, 28th, and 29th



Friday

1.  Friday Morning Craft at Monkey Fish Toys 

2. Check out the Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens


Saturday 

3. Register for the Ukulele Jam Circle at Downingtown Library

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4.  Hagley Museum's  Maker Fest
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5.  Head to Michaels to make spring shower crafts or tie-dye slime

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6.  "Scientist, Scientist, Who Do You See?" storytime at Barnes and Noble Exton

7.
Chinese Musical Storytime at Paoli Library 

Sunday  

9.
 Arden Theatre Company presents Snow White


10. DiscoverE: Fishing Fun at Marsh Creek State Park  (registration required)



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