Events for the family

Posted: May 03, 2013

Special Events

American Sailing Tours Daily, 90-min. Delaware River tours on Chinese junk-rigged schooner. Informative History Sail, musical Tropical Sail or romantic Sunset Sail. Pier 24, 401 N. Columbus Blvd. www.americansailingtours.com. $40-$50.

Germantown White House Exhibits Interactive exhibits featuring George Washington's family & household. Germantown White House (formerly Deshler-Morris House), 5442 Germantown Ave.

Kentucky Derby Party Horse racing & food. Tavern on Broad, 200 S. Broad St. $10. 5/4. 2-9 pm.

Performance Garage Dance Marathon Annual marathon and fundraiser block party. An open street festival will bring together local businesses, patrons and dance and art communities. The festival will be followed by the marathon. The Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine St. $25-$100. 5/4. 11 am-11 pm.

Philadelphia Jewish Music Festival: The Yellow Ticket (1918) Silent film screening w/live musical accompaniment by klezmer fiddler Alicia Svigals & pianist Marilyn Lerner. University of the Arts - Gershman Hall (Gershman Y), 401 S. Broad St.; 215-545-4400. $18; $10 full-time students with ID. 5/9. 8 pm.

Philadelphia Kidney Action Day Free kidney health screenings, fitness demos, entertainment, children's activities & more. Municipal Services Building - Thomas Paine Plaza, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd. www.kidneyfund.org. 5/3. 10 am-4 pm.

Pie in the Sky Kite and Food Truck Festival Kite contest & food trucks. There will be kite making for kids (limit of 100) & face painters. Penn Treaty Park, Delaware Ave. 5/4. Noon-5 pm.

Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party at the Piazza First Saturday of the month through October. Piazza at Schmidts, N. Second St. www.radio1045.com. 5/4. 3:45-7 pm.

South Street Headhouse District Spring Festival Food, cocktails, wine, beer, music, shopping, art, kids zone & more. Historic Headhouse Square, Second & Pine Sts.; 215-413-3713. southstreet.com/spring-festival/. 5/4. Noon-8 pm.

Spring Carnival "4" a Cause Afternoon of games, food, raffles & more, benefiting families w/special-needs children. Studio 1831, 1831 Brandywine St. $10; $5 children. 5/4. 3-5 pm.

Toad Nights Toad Sights & Sounds. The Schuylkill Center, 8480 Hagy's Mill Rd.; Pre-registration required: 215-482-7300 Ext 110.

DeBella Dog Walk Biggest outdoor dog fair. Green Lane Park, 1614 Snyder Rd., Green Lane; 215-234-4528. 5/5. 11 am-3 pm.

Norristown Arts Hill Festival Music, dance, theater performances, Kids section, food vendors & crafts from local artists. Norristown Arts Hill District, Dekalb St., Norristown. 5/4. 10 am-4 pm.

Rock to the Future Benefit Concert Benefiting music education. Bryn Athyn College, 2965 College Dr., Bryn Athyn. $25 adults; $12 students; $6 children. 5/4. 2-7 pm.

Strawberry Festival Treats, pie-eating contests, craft displays & music. Peddler's Village, Rtes. 202 & 263, Lahaska; 215-794-4000. Closes 5/5.

Historic Smithville Mansion Guided Tours Learn about the property's history as you explore mansion, annex rooms & gardens. 803 Smithville Rd., Mount Holly. $6.

Piccadilly Circus Elephants & tigers, 'cirque' performers, & more. Dream Park, 460 U.S. 130, Swedesboro. www.thefuncircus.com. $28-$48; $10-$20 children. Closes 5/26.

Creek Fest Music, Nature & Fun. White Clay Creek State Park, 1475 Creek Rd., Newark; 302-368-6900. Included in park admission. 5/4. Noon-4 pm.

Dover Days Festival Delaware Symphony, fireworks, crafts, rides, living history encampments & more. 406 Federal St., Dover; 302-734-1736. www.doverdaysfestival.com. Closes 5/5.

Kid's Stuff

ArtSee Drop-In Activities Weekly craft activities for kids & adults. The Barnes Foundation - Philadelphia, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

Glory of Stories Storytime & craft activity. Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington. $3. Closes 5/31.

Magic Mornings Crafts, games, stories, walks & other activities for young children. Briar Bush Nature Center, 1212 Edgehill Rd., Abington. $10. Closes 5/24.

Pajanimals Pajama Party Storytime, screenings of 'Pajanimals' & meet & greet w/"Squacky." Comcast Center, 1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd. 5/4. 11 am-1 pm.

Terhune Orchards Read & Pick Program: Vegetables Program for children that combines a hands-on activity with a story highlighting the fruit or vegetable. Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton. $7. 5/7. 9:30 am.

Used Book Sale Many items available for sale. Elkins Park Free Library, 563 Church Rd., Elkins Park; 215-635-5000. Closes 5/5.

Camden Children's Garden 3 Riverside Dr., Camden; 856-365-8733. www.camdenchildrensgarden.org. $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/.

Delaware Children's Museum 110 S. Poplar St., Wilmington; 302-654-2340. www.delawarechildrensmuseum.org. $12; free 12 months & under. 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. Dinosaurium. $10.95; $9.95 seniors; free under 1. May-Sept.: Daily 9:30 am-5:30 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. $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. Rainforest Rhythm. Space Station. City Capers. Flight Fantasy. Roadside Attractions. River Adventures. Wonderland. Centennial Exploration. Liberty Arm & Torch. Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel. ShopRite Supermarket Exhibit. $16; free members, children under 1. Apr.-Sep.: Mon.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. 11 am-5 pm.

Sesame Place 100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne; 215-752-7070. www.sesameplace.com. $50.95; $45.95 seniors; free under 2.

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

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