Events for the family

Posted: April 15, 2011

Special Events

American Sailing Tours Daily, 90-min. Delaware River tours on Chinese junk-rigged schooner. An informative History Sail, musical Tropical Sail or romantic Sunset Sail. American Sailing Tours - Pier 24, 401 N. Columbus Blvd. www.americansailingtours.com. $35-$45.

Brunch Cruise Cruise down the Delaware while enjoying brunch & live musical performances. Philadelphia Belle, Pier 3 at Penn's Landing; Reservations required: 1-888-868-7764. $42.90; $21.48 children 4-12; free 3 and under.

CitySolve Urban Race Adventure game where teams solve clues to find hidden checkpoints & face challenges. Field House, 1150 Filbert St. www.citysolveurbanrace.com. 4/16. 11 am.

Dinner Cruise Dinner & views of the city at night. Philadelphia Belle, Pier 3 at Penn's Landing; Reservations required: 1-888-868-7764. $74.90; free 3 and under.

Do You Know Where Your Stormwater Goes? Learn about stormwater. Lower Mill Creek Garden, 43d St.; www.usciences.edu/sciencefestival. 4/20. 1-3 pm.

Gener8tion Run 8K run, .8K walk & family festival, proceeds benefiting Students Run Philly Style. Navy Yard, 1413 Langley Ave. www.generationrun.com. $30. 4/16. 8 am.

Global Tree House Youth Connections: Korean Cultural Fair Fund-raising event for global exchange program. University of the Arts, 313 S. Broad St.; 215-520-3451. www.globaltreehouseyouthconnections.org. $8; $5 children, students & seniors. 4/17. Noon-5 pm.

Great Day on the Great Road Festival German festival. Vernon Park, 5818 Germantown Ave. 4/16. 1-4 pm.

House Tours 19th-century home of the Rosenbach brothers. Ongoing. Rosenbach Museum & Library, 2008-10 Delancey Pl.; 215-732-1600. Included in admission.

Kevin Varrone Celebrate National Poetry Month with local poet. Free Library of Philadelphia - Falls of Schuylkill Branch, 3501 Midvale Ave. 4/18. 6:30 pm.

Lunch Cruise Cruise down the Delaware while learning about historical sites. Philadelphia Belle, Pier 3 at Penn's Landing; Reservations required: 1-888-868-7764. $42.90; $21.48 children 4-12; free 3 and under.

Military Muster Children are invited to learn the art of marching & musket etiquette. Signers Garden, 5th St. historicphiladelphia.org.

Philadelphia School of Circus Arts: The Green Fairy Cabaret Acrobatic & aerial performances, juggling, comedy & physical feats. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.phillycircus.com. $20; $16 students, seniors and children. Closes 4/17.

Philadelphia Science Festival Wide range of science-themed talks & activities at venues throughout the city. 215-448-1128. Closes 4/28.

Philadelphia Science Festival Carnival Activities & experiments, games, exhibits & live entertainment. Benjamin Franklin Parkway, www.philasciencefestival.org. 4/16. 10 am-5 pm.

PIFA: Champagne Cocktails Sample champagne, French liqueurs, hors d'oeuvres & more. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. www.pifa.org. $35. 4/19. 6 pm.

PIFA: Eiffel Tower Light Show 81-foot replica featuring light & sound show twice nightly. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.pifa.org. Closes 5/1.

PIFA: Kimmel Center Commonwealth Plaza Events Each day features French wine tastings, French food, free nightly performances and more. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts. www.pifa.org. Closes 5/1.

PIFA: New Play Festival Stagings of winning plays selected by a panel of three area playwrights. Closes 4/23. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.playsandplayers.org.

PIFA: Tongue & Groove Spontaneous Theater - Impulse Audience responses to impulse-themed questions will be used to generate on-the-spot theatrical scenes. Closes 4/23. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts. www.pifa.org. $10.

Rodin Museum Public Tours Commissioned by theater magnate Jules Mastbaum in 1926, this building is home to one of the largest Rodin collections in the world. Franklin Parkway at 22d St.; 215-763-8100. Included in admission.

Spring Big Book Sale Located outside Book Corner's front door, you'll find thousands of fiction & nonfiction titles priced at $2 & under. Book Corner, 311 N. 20th St.; 215-567-0527. libraryfriends.info/book-corner/big-book-sale.php. Closes 4/16.

Spring Into Health Community Day Penn Presbyterian Medical Center will host this community event. Saunders Park, 38th-39th and Powelton Aves. 4/16. Noon-4 pm.

Stonyfield Organic Family Love Fest Cooking demonstrations, info on organic living, play area for young children & more. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th St. & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 215-763-8100. 4/16. 7 am-noon.

Sunday Morning Meditation Give your week the boost it needs by kicking it off with a relaxing and energizing meditation. Amitayus Kadampa Buddhist Center, 814 Chestnut St. $10.

Toad Walk at the Roxborough Reservoir Family walk will follow the migration of toads near the rarely seen reservoir. Bring a flashlight. Roxborough, Ridge Ave. www.toaddetour.com. Closes 4/16.

Trivia Tuesdays Weekly event hosted by bartender "Smarty Pants" Wil. Sisters Restaurant & Nightclub, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735.

Twisted Thursdays Dinner buffet, karaoke & DJs spinning '80s dance club mixes. Sisters Restaurant & Nightclub, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735. $7-$10.

Bark for Life of Bensalem The American Cancer Society event is a noncompetitive walk for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness. Falls Township Community Park, 9125 Mill Creek Rd., Levittown; www.relayforlife.org/barkpabensalem. $10 advance; $25 day of. 4/16. 9 am-1 pm.

Birding for the Whole Family Bird walk w/info on bird identification, birdhouse-making activity, & info on participating in scientific bird studies. Jenkins Arboretum, 631 Berwyn Baptist Rd., Devon; Registration required. $7; free for children. 4/18. 10 am-noon.

Collegeville Community Festival Carnival games, entertainment, inflatables & food. Ursinus College, 601 E. Main St., Collegeville; 610-409-3000. 4/16. 11 am-4 pm.

Earth Day Extravaganza Family activities in and around the mall. Oxford Valley Mall, 2300 E. Lincoln Highway, Langhorne; 215-752-0221. 4/16. 11 am-2 pm.

International Spring Festival Celebrating ethnic & cultural heritages through performances, food & cultural displays. North Penn High School, 1340 S. Valley Forge Rd, Lansdale. www.internationalspringfestival.com. 4/16. 11 am-5 pm.

PIFA: The Credeaux Canvas Struggling artists swindle an art collector in this drama set in a paint-splattered East Village apartment. Closes 5/1. Montgomery County Cultural Center - Centre Theater, 208 DeKalb St., Norristown. www.pifa.org. $27; $24 seniors; $21 students.

Preschool Storytime Ages 2-3 Roslyn Branch Library, 2412 Avondale Ave., Abington.

Swedish Paskbord Enjoy a traditional, all you can eat Swedish Easter Smorgasbord for a great price. Ikea, 400 Alan Wood Rd., Conshohocken. www.ikea.com/us/en/store/conshohocken/restaurant. $9.99; $2.49 children 12 and under. 4/15. 6-8:30 pm.

Upper Merion Farmers' Market: Winter Market Lower level of the parking lot in the rear of the building. Upper Merion Township Building, 175 W. Valley Forge Rd., King of Prussia. www.uppermerionfarmersmarket.org/winter_market.html. Closes 4/16.

Atlantic City, Playground of the Nation Displaying artifacts, costumes, posters, photographs, postcards, souvenirs & Miss America memorabilia. Ongoing. Atlantic City Historical Museum, Garden Pier, Atlantic City; 609-347-5839.

Daily Animal Feeding See the aquarium residents being fed. Jenkinson's Aquarium, 300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant. Included in admission.

Dawn Till Dusk: Farm Life in Moorestown Exhibit. Historical Society of Moorestown at Smith-Cadbury Mansion, 12 High St., Moorestown.

Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour Guided trip featuring info on the paranormal findings of Craig McManus. Downtown Cape May; 609-884-5404, 1-800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org. $10; $7 children 3-12.

Guided Tours of the Emlen Physick Estate Check out 15 restored rooms, then visit the Carriage House gallery to see the current exhibit. Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1048 Washington St., Cape May; 609-884-5404. $10; $5 children 3-12.

Native Americans of South Jersey: We Are Still Here Exhibit featuring photos of New Jersey's current Native American population & examples of their craftwork. Harrison Township Historical Society & Old Town Hall Museum, 62-64 S. Main St., Mullica Hill.

New Jersey Surf Museum Exhibit on the history of surfing in NJ. Pictures of Jersey surfers past & present, surfboards, memorabilia, info on beach conservation & more. Tuckerton Seaport, 120 W. Main St., Tuckerton; 609-296-8868. Included in admission.

Patriot Pirates - Tales of Plunder & Privateers of Coastal NJ Exhibit based on the Revolutionary War Privateers of the Jersey Shore. Ongoing. Tuckerton Seaport, 120 W. Main St., Tuckerton; Registration required: 609-296-8868 Ext. 100. Included in admission.

Pose Your Pet with the Beloved Bunny Local pets from dogs and cats to exotic iguanas and birds are invited to visit and pose with the Easter Bunny. Voorhees Town Center, 1285 Echelon Mall, Voorhees. Closes 4/17.

Rovers for Research Dog Walk & Festival This charity fundraiser for breast cancer research is sponsored by Human Canine Synergy. Cooper River Park, North Park Dr., Pennsauken; 856-767-9777. $15. 4/17. 10 am-2 pm.

The Atlantic City Experience Exhibit on the history of Atlantic City. Atlantic City Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City; 609-345-2269. www.atlanticcityexperience.org.

Tours at Cape May Winery Tasting, tour & introduction to how wine is made. Cape May Winery, 709 Townbank Rd., Cape May. $20; $10 ages 16-20; free 15 and under.

Walk in the Wild Event will take place the third Sunday of the month with a different focus each month. Call 856-579-4441 for information. Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust, Rankin Ave., Woodbury. 4/17. 7 pm.

Bingo Mon. Banquet Hall, Aetna Fire Hall, 400 Ogletown Rd, Newark.

Simple Machines Exhibit on six key components found in most complicated machinery. John Dickinson Plantation, 340 Kitts Hammock Rd., Dover; 302-739-3277. Donations accepted.

Kid's Stuff

A Touch of Handwork Workshop Craft workshop for kids. The Handwork Studio, 35 N. Narberth Ave., Narberth; Registration required: 610-660-9600. $40. 4/17. 3-5 pm.

Bouncy Booktime Children's Story Hour Different story each week. Lambertville Free Public Library, 6 Lilly St., Lambertville; 609-397-0275.

Can-Do Playground Integrated playground where both children with disabilities & enabled children can play together. Alapocas Run State Park and Blue Ball Barn, 1914 W Park Dr., Wilmington. www.candoplayground.org.

Children's Storytime Staff members read new stories weekly. Barnes & Noble Market Fair, 3535 Rte. 1, Princeton.

Common Grounds Community Coffee House Open mike & opportunities to listen or play family-friendly music. Jarrettown United Methodist Church, 1460 Limekiln Pike, Dresher. Donations accepted.

Cuentos y Canciones Early education program entirely in Spanish for children under 5. Lambertville Free Public Library, 6 Lilly St., Lambertville; 609-397-0275.

Dan Zanes Former Del Fuegos frontman turned children's entertainer. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. www.danzanes.com/. $23. 4/16. 11 am.

Dizney Kid's Cooking Class Tamanend Park, 1255 2d St. Pike, Southampton. $40-$45. Closes 4/23.

Earthfest Celebrate the planet. Briar Bush Nature Center, 1212 Edgehill Rd., Abington. 4/16. 10 am-1 pm.

Easter Egg Hunt For toddlers through sixth graders. Romansville United Methodist Church, 1859 W. Strasburg Rd., Coatesville. 4/17. 1 pm.

Family Fun at Ikea Balloon artist, face painting, airbrush tattoos, balloon art, face painting, Easter egg hunt & more. Ikea, 400 Alan Wood Rd., Conshohocken. Closes 4/24.

Glory of Stories Children's storytime & craft activity. Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington. $3.

Healthy Kids Day Children's activities, egg hunt, workshops & clinics. Lower Bucks Family YMCA - Fairless Hills Branch, 601 S. Oxford Valley Rd., Fairless Hills; 215-949-3400 Ext 14. 4/16. 10 am-2 pm.

Infant/Toddler Storytime Interactive. Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell St., Norristown; Registration required: 610-278-5100.

Kids Spring Break Handwork Camp Handwork Studio, 35 N. Narberth Ave., Narberth; Registration required: 610-660-9600. $30-$390. Closes 4/22.

Kids' Handwork Workshop: Say Hello to Spring Kids craft workshop. The Handwork Studio, 35 N. Narberth Ave., Narberth; Registration required: 610-660-9600. $40. 4/17. 10 am-noon.

Library Egg Hunt Bring your basket and look for hidden eggs in the children's department. Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell St., Norristown; Registration required: 610-278-5100. 4/21. 11 am.

Lunch with the Easter Bunny Lunch and egg hunt. Glen Foerd on the Delaware, 5001 Grant Ave. $20. 4/16. 11 am.

Meet the Easter Bunny And egg hunt. Byers' Choice, 4355 County Line Rd., Chalfont. 4/16. 11 am-1 pm.

Milk & Cookies Variety hour for local performers who specialize in family entertainment. MilkBoy Coffee, 2 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore; 610-645-5269. $5.

Morning Club Activities every first & third Tuesday of the month. Willow Grove Park, 2500 Moreland Rd., Willow Grove; 215-657-6000.

Narberth Easter Egg Hunt Benefits Operation: Read It Again. Narberth Playground, Haverford Ave. 4/16. 1-1:10 pm.

Peanut Butter and Jams Welcomes Gustafer Yellowgold Gustafer Yellowgold's live concerts feature projected, animated illustrations accompanied by illustrator/songwriter Morgan Taylor's story-songs. Gustafer, a friendly creature who came to Earth from the Sun, has magnetism for making friends with some of Earth's odder creatures. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. $12; $9 children 1-12; free under 1. 4/16. 11:30 am.

Peanut Butter and Jams Welcomes Milkshake Milkshake makes music the whole family can groove to. The duo perform educational, humorous and upbeat songs that get kids dancing and singing. Kids are encouraged to create their own songs. World Cafe Live at the Queen, 5th St., Wilmington. $15; $10 children 1-12; free under 1. 4/16. 11:30 am.

Preschool Story Time Stories & activities for children & their caregivers. Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell St., Norristown; Registration required: 610-278-5100.

Roll Over and Read Children can build confidence and reading skills while reading out loud to specially trained dogs. Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell St., Norristown; Registration required: 610-278-5100.

Saturday Morning Pajama Party Kids can wear their PJs to the Shop to receive a free breakfast entree. A paying adult must accompany. The Pop Shop, 729 Haddon Ave., Collingswood.

Storytime New stories read weekly. Barnes & Noble - Wilmington, 4801 Concord Pike, Wilmington; 302-487-9677.

Stroller Rollers Parents & toddlers can get some fresh air & exercise together. Bellevue State Park, 800 Carr Rd., Wilmington. $3.

The Children's Reading Hollow & Discovery Den Children's playspace & reading nook. Briar Bush Nature Center, 1212 Edgehill Rd., Abington. $1.

The Easter Bunny Visits Storybook Land, 6415 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor; 609-641-7847. Included in admission. Closes 4/22.

Tot Shabbat Service geared toward younger children includes songs, a Torah parade and story followed by Kiddush snack and craft project. Temple Brith Achim, 481 S. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia.

TowpathTown Interactive exhibit on the lives & skills of the people who lived & worked on the canals. Hugh Moore Historical Park & Museums, 30 Centre Sq., Easton. Included in admission.

Trout Fishing in America The duo of Keith Grimwood & Ezra Idle. New Hope Winery, 6123 Lower York Rd., New Hope; 215-794-2331. www.troutmusic.com/. $30; $15 children. 4/17. 3-5 pm.

Wee Have Fun Club: April Showers Bring May Flowers Programs offer nature, story & art activities for young kids. Bellevue State Park, 800 Carr Rd., Wilmington. $3.

Young Artists Workshop Open House & Family Fun Day Learn about Moore's Young Artists offerings, meet staff, work on craft projects & more. Moore College of Art & Design, 20th & Race Sts. 4/16. 10 am-2:30 pm.

Youth Lounge Creative workshops & open art studio. Asian Arts Initiative, 1219-23 Vine St.; 215-557-0455. Donations accepted.

Camden Children's Garden 3 Riverside Dr., Camden; 856-365-8733. www.camdenchildrensgarden.org. Earth & Arbor Day Festival for Schools. $9. 4/15. 9:30-1:30 pm. $6; $5 ages 3-11; free 2 & under. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

The Crayola Factory 30 Centre Square, Easton; 610-515-8000. www.crayola.com/factory/. Crayola Crayon Manufacturing. Crayola Marker Manufacturing. Crayola Chronology. Inside Out. Cool Moves. Crayola After Dark. Easton Press & Bindery. Crayola Color Carousel. Crayola Meltdown.

Delaware Children's Museum 110 S. Poplar St., Wilmington; 302-654-2340. www.delawarechildrensmuseum.org. Stratosphere. The Power of Me. ECOconnect. Bank on It. Training Wheels. Structures. Daily 9 am-4:30 pm.

Garden State Discovery Museum 2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-424-1233. www.discoverymuseum.com. Down the Shore. Fleet Backstage Theater. Arts & Imagination. Inky's Newsroom. Best Friends on Main Street. Recycled Rhythm Shack. The Discovery Diner. The Rock Climbing Wall. News & Weather. Storybook Castle. Little Discoveries. $10.95; $9.95 seniors; free under 1. May-Sept.: Daily 9:30 am-5:30 pm. Oct.-Apr.: Sun.-Fri. 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Sat. 9:30 am-8:30 pm.

Insectarium 8046 Frankford Ave.; 215-335-9500. www.myinsectarium.com. Working Beehive. Cockroach Kitchen. $7; free under 2. Mon.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm.

Kix & Giggles Children's Playground 9356 Old Bustleton Ave.; 215-677-4140. www.kixandgiggles.com. Kix & Giggles Attractions. $7. Wed.-Fri. 10 am-3 pm; Sat. 10 am-7 pm; Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

Please Touch Museum 4231 Avenue of the Republic; 215-581-3181. www.pleasetouchmuseum.org. Access/Ability. 4/15. City Capers. Flight Fantasy. Roadside Attractions. River Adventures. Wonderland. Centennial Exploration. Liberty Arm & Torch. Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel. ShopRite Supermarket Exhibit. Space Station. Growing Wellness. $200 per one parent and baby for six week session. To 5/13. $15; free under 1 & members. Mon.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. 11 am-5 pm.

Smith The Kids' Play Place in the Park 33rd St.; 215-765-4325. smithkidsplayplace.org. Playhouse. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-4 pm.

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