Thursday, July 21, 2016

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for July 22nd, 23rd, & 24th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend July 22nd, 23rd, & 24th




Friday 

1.  Get your tickets to see  Upper Darby Summer Stage presents  Elf – The Musical Jr.

2. 
Friday Morning Crafts at Monkey Fish Toys West Chester


3. Catch a movie under the stars and plenty of family fun during United Sports Family Fun Series




Saturday    

4. Head to Michaels KIDS CLUB  to make a woodland forest craft

5. Hagley Museum  Science Saturday learn about Stream Water Testing

6. Saturday Morning Storytime Barnes & Noble 

7. Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills

8. 
SALT Performing Arts presents"The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” 



Sunday


9. 
Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss at the Delaware Museum of Natural History 


10. Summer Picnic Special on the West Chester Railroad



Bonus Events

Wacky Water Festival at Tyler Arboretum


Head to Michaels KIDS CLUB  for some Camp Creativity fun with woodland forest animals


$5 After 5 at the Delaware Children's Museum


The Science Behind Pixar at The Franklin Institute 


Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me at the Exton Square Mall


Check out the calendar for more ideas


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Upper Darby Summer Stage presents “James and the Giant Peach Jr.”

Based on the classic by Roald Dahl, this show is a brand new take on his “masterpeach” of a tale.



Imaginations will soar as Upper Darby Summer Stage presents “James and the Giant Peach Jr.” When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.

WHEN: July 27, 28 and 29 at 10:30 am and July 28 at 7:30 pm

WHERE: Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA

TICKETS: $7 - $11 - Available online: www.udpac.org or by calling 610.622.1189
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Ticket Giveaway

Win a family 4-pack of tickets to see Upper Darby Summer Stage's production of ‘James and the Giant Peach, Jr!' . Tickets are for Thursday morning, July 28 at 10:30am.



Pokémon Go Sunday at DMNH


Pokémon Go Sunday at DMNH 
connects the game with the study of natural history




   
On Sunday, July 24th from Noon - 4:30 p.m., the Delaware Museum of Natural History will host Pokémon Sunday.  

Pokémon and natural history have a unique connection. The founder of Pokémon, Satoshi Tajiri, collected insects as a boy, and was interested in becoming an entomologist. He created Pokémon to share his enthusiasm for collecting critters. And, Pokémon can arranged using phylogeny - a scientific term for a detailed evolutionary family tree. Just like actual scientists and researchers in natural history, Pokémon fans discuss, debate and analyze how the information should be categorized. 

There will be a special admission price of $5 for visitors who show the downloaded Pokémon go app on their mobile device at the Visitors' Services desk. Only one $5 admission per mobile device, and this discount may not be combined with any other discounts or coupons.

The museum will drop on-going lures on a Pokestop inside the building (hint: dinosaurs). There are also two more Pokestops and two gyms on the grounds outside.

The day will also feature a Pokémon-themed scavenger hunt connecting the game to natural history. Visitors can learn what Pokémon-like creatures are floating around the Delaware Museum of Natural History.

The person with the highest CP (Combat Power) caught during the day will receive a prize package, including four admission passes to DMNH for a future visit.



For more information: Visit www.delmnh.org or call (302) 658-9111.

Location: Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE, 19807

Cost: Special admission price of $5 for visitors who how the downloaded Pokémon go app on their mobile device at the Visitors' Services desk. Only one $5 admission per mobile device (others in the group pay full admission), and this discount may not be combined with any other discounts or coupons. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Upper Darby Summer Stage presents “Elf – The Musical Jr.”

A Christmas adventure featuring Jovie, Michael Hobbs and everybody’s favorite – Buddy the Elf!



Audiences can celebrate Christmas in July as Upper Darby Summer Stage presents “Elf – The Musical Jr.” The show follows everyone's favorite elf, Buddy, as he journeys from The North Pole to New York City to find his dad and discover his true identity.


WHEN: July 20, 21 and 22 at 10:30 am and July 21 at 7:30 pm

WHERE: Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA

TICKETS: $7 - $11 - Available online: www.udpac.org or by calling 610.622.1189

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for July 15th, 16th, & 17th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend July 15th, 16th, & 17th




Friday 

1.  Westtown Township Outdoor Movie Nights at Oakbourne Park

2. Malvern Fire Company Fair (Fireworks Friday Night)


3. Catch a movie in the park during Oxford's Movies in the Park


Saturday    
4. Head to Michaels KIDS CLUB  to make a craft from the movie The Secret Life of Pets.

5. Rock The Mill Music Festival at Newlin Grist Mill

6. Saturday Morning Storytime Barnes & Noble 

7. Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills

8. Plenty of family fun at The First Baptist Church Passtown Carnival



Sunday


9. Turk's Head Music Festival at Everhart Park



10. Summer Picnic Special on the West Chester Railroad


Bonus Events

Kids and adults can sing and dance with Recess Monkey at Longwood Gardens

Head to Michaels KIDS CLUB  for some Camp Creativity fun with pets

$5 After 5 at the Delaware Children's Museum


Learn about differnt trades during Terrific Trades at  Hagley Museum

Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss at the Delaware Museum of Natural History 


The Science Behind Pixar at The Franklin Institute 

Get your tickets to see  Upper Darby Summer Stage presents “Bye Bye Birdie – Young Performer’s Edition” 

Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me at the Exton Square Mall

Friday Morning Crafts at Monkey Fish Toys West Chester


Check out the calendar for more ideas



Thursday, July 7, 2016

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for July 8th, 9th, & 10th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend  July 8th, 9th, & 10th




Friday 

1.  Storytime Expeditions for Young Explorers at the Penn Museum

2. $5 After 5 at the Delaware Children's Museum

3. Head to Michaels KIDS CLUB  to make some castles and princesses.




Saturday    


4. Mill Demonstration Day at Mill at Anselma

5. Head to Michaels KIDS CLUB  to make a royal banner

6. Saturday Morning Storytime Barnes & Noble 

7. Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills

8. Experiment with magnets during Science Saturday at Hagley



Sunday


9. The Science Behind Pixar at The Franklin Institute 



10. Summer Picnic Special on the West Chester Railroad



Bonus Events

Disney Princesses & Heroes Upper Darby Summer Stage

Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me at the Exton Square Mall

Friday Morning Crafts at Monkey Fish Toys West Chester


Check out the calendar for more ideas


Photo courtesy of Hagley Museum

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for July 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Our top 10 picks for this weekend  July 1st, 2nd, & 3rd




Friday 

1.  $5 After 5 at the Delaware Children's Museum

2. Head to Michaels KIDS CLUB  to make Crayola Model Magic aliens


Saturday    

3. Nottingham Township Freedom Fest

4. Head to Michaels KIDS CLUB  to Craft Stick American Flag

5. Make an Ice Age Bowling Game at Home Depot's Kids Workshops

6. Saturday Morning Storytime Barnes & Noble 

7. Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills

8. Design your own American Flag Shirt at Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm


Sunday

9. The Science Behind Pixar at The Franklin Institute 


10. 
Bank of America’s Museums on Us


Bonus Events

Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me at the Exton Square Mall

Friday Morning Crafts at Monkey Fish Toys West Chester

Head to the Arden Theatre to see The Secret Garden



Check out the calendar for more ideas


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for June 24, 25, & 26

Our top 10 picks for this weekend June 24th, 25th & 26th




Friday 

110th Annual Chester Country Balloon Festival (fireworks Saturday night)

2. Head to Michaels KIDS CLUB  to create an Under the Sea adventure

3. Movie Matinee: Summer of the Monkeys at the Spring City Library


Saturday    


4. Head to Michaels KIDS CLUB  to create a Finding Dory Puppet Show

5. Design a rubber band car at Science Saturday at Hagley Museum

6. Saturday Morning Storytime Barnes & Noble 

7. Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills


Sunday

8. The Science Behind Pixar at The Franklin Institute

9. Day Out With Thomas on the Strasburg Rail Road

10. 
Malvern Family Festival at the Malvern Retreat House



Bonus Events

Arts in Nature Festival at Tyler Arboretum

Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me at the Exton Square Mall

Friday Morning Crafts at Monkey Fish Toys West Chester

Head to the Arden Theatre to see The Secret Garden


Check out the calendar for more ideas

2016 4th of July Parades,Fireworks, and Events in the Philadelphia Area

Below is a list of parades, events, and fireworks in the Delaware County area. Don't forget the Wawa Welcome America celebration in Philadelphia that includes a parade on July 4th, concerts, and outdoor movies. Click here for the calendar of events in Philadelphia. Please let me know if I forgot any and I will add them to the list.   
Happy 4th of July!





Friday June 24th
Saint Joseph’s Downingtown Community Festival
 Fireworks Friday evening at dusk (rain date Saturday) 


Saturday July 25th

Chester County Balloon Festival – Fireworks 9PM. (rain date Sunday, June 26)

Elverson Day –  A concert by the Chester County Band and a fireworks display at Livingood park.  (rain date Sunday, June 26) 


Saturday July 2nd

Nottingham Township Freedom Fest
An Independence weekend concert, children's entertainment, activity & food vendors, and fireworks display. (fireworks start at 9:45 p.m.) at Nottingham County Park (150 Park Road)


Monday July 4th

Downingtown
37th Annual Good Neighbor Day and Fireworks
The event starts at 6 am in Kerr Park in Downtown with races and plenty of kids friendly events throughout the day. Fireworks at Dusk.

Easttown Township
Family Picnic and Bike Parade at Johnson Park (Berwyn) on July 4th, at 11 a.m.

Phoenixville (Rescheduled for July the 9th)
Annual 4th of July Fireworks at Friendship Field (corner of Fillmore Street and Franklin Avenue)


Tredyffrin Township
Fireworks show begins at dusk
Wilson Farm Park - 500 Lee Road, Chesterbrook, PA



July 4th at 10:00 AM at West Goshen Community Park (N. Five Points & Fern Hill Roads)
Receive prizes for best-decorated bicycles, tricycles, big wheels, strollers, and wagons


Friday July 8th
Parkesburg Fire Company Fair and Fireworks

Fireworks will be at dusk on July 8th at Minch Park (3rd Ave and Gay St)


Saturday July 9th

North Conventry Fair and Fireworks


Fireworks on Saturday at 10:30

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Malvern Family Festival


Malvern Family Festival

Sunday, June 26, 1pm-6pm


Malvern Retreat House will hold a Family Festival on Sunday, June 26 from 1pm-6pm on its 125-acre grounds. This afternoon event will kick off with Sunday Mass at the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto. After Mass, there will be performances by Recording Artist Rev. Kevin McGoldrick and Grammy-Nominated Singer/Songwriter Marty Rotella, along with children's games and food.


For more information: To register, please visit malvernretreat.com/register or call 610-644-0400 for more information.

Location:  Malvern Retreat House, 315 S. Warren Avenue, Malvern, PA 19355

Cost: The cost will be $25/per car.