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Weekend Planner: April 11, 2014

Weekend Planner: April 11, 2014

Top Picks for This Weekend

Infuse a little eco-fun into your weekend at the FREE 6th Annual Collingswood Green Festival in Downtown Collingswood, NJ Sat., where the family can enjoy a nature club, a Bike Share repair clinic, live music & entertainment, crafts, kid events and community gardening.


The city is rife with unique works of art. Try your hand at a different medium Sun. during PECO Family Jams: Modern Mosaics at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. Get inspired by regional artists’ approaches in the Shattering Expectations exhibition before creating your own tile mosaic.




We hope everyone has a good hair day on Sun. when the Biggs Museum of American Art hosts Hair Affair. Eight local salons create whimsical and artful hair designs on live models. This runway show and competition at Dover, DE’s Schwartz Center includes Fantasy Couture, Updo and Children’s categories, judged on creativity and innovation.


More Local Events the Kids Will Love

Meet the MK staff Sun. at the Philadelphia Zoo during Autism Awareness Day, complete with live music, character appearances, puppets and an autism resource expo.

Inspired by the works of artist Yinka Shonibare, the Barnes Foundation’s FREE Family Day in Philly offers arts, crafts, dance and a movie Sun.

Keep the family safe and healthy this Sat. with FREE eye exams at Give Kids Sight Day at Thomas Jefferson University in Philly; a FREE ECG/EKG Heart Screening event at A.I. du Pont High School in Wilmington, DE; and car seat checks and fire & water safety activities during the FREE Safe Kids Day at Bellevue State Park, also in Wilmington.

Easter Celebrations

Let teens get versed in verse Sun. during the FREE National Haiku Poetry Day Ginko, a haiku walk led by a haiku poet, at Pennington, NJ’s Kingsford Community Room.

The healthy food-focused Philly Farm & Food Fest at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philly Sun. lets kids make crafts, shop a mini grocery store and sample sweet-but-not-sinful treats.

In honor of the third president’s birthday Sun., take $3 off admission to the National Constitution Center all weekend. While you’re there, check out the brand-new exhibit Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello.

Amusement park season is upon us! Starting Sat. through April 20, Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ opens with Spring Break and Hershey, PA’s Hersheypark welcomes the season with Springtime in the Park.

The Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia wraps up this weekend with a bevy of family-friendly events: a Koi Kites family workshop Sun. at the Penn Museum; Japanese cultural activities like Samurai arts and origami at Morris Arboretum Sat.; and Sakura Sunday, the festival’s centerpiece day-long celebration of all things Japanese, in Fairmount Park.

Sochi Olympic skaters, local skaters, Special Olympians and tots just learning how to glide perform in Time: An Ice Show at The Skating Club of Wilmington, DE, Thurs. through Sat.

Two classic tales take the stage in NJ this Fri. & Sat. In Pitman, the swashbuckling Treasure Island invades the Broadway Theatre of Pitman, while the Our Lady of Good Counsel Auditorium in Moorestown is transformed for The Wizard of Oz: Young Performers Edition.


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