Apr 3, 2014
Weekend Planner: April 4, 2014
Top Picks for This Weekend
As part of the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia (April 2-13), head over to Maido! in Narberth, PA Sat. for a FREE family-friendly Japanese Food Tasting of lesser-known comfort foods and snacks. For another taste of Asian influence, Wilmington's Delaware Art Museum hosts the FREE South Asia Festival: India & Pakistan Sun. with sitar & tabla music, Bollywood dance performances, art projects and fashion shows.
Cat and dog people are both in luck this Sun. The Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, PA brings local artist Karl J. Kuerner in for FREE Creative Cat-ventures, where he'll read from his series of children's books about an adventurous cat who explores the Brandywine Valley. In Millville, NJ, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center opens the gates to dogs and their human families for animal-themed activities during its FREE Paws For Art program.
Let your inner artist shine. In conjunction with the FREE Fairmount Arts Crawl, Philly's Fairmount Art Center celebrates its 10th Birthday Bash on Sun. with FREE art making for the whole family, including stations for screen printing, painting, still life, sewing, pottery and crafts in tents along 25th St. Festivities will also include face painting, a student art show, Toddler Zone and cupcakes for all.
More Local Events the Kids Will Love
The Stetson Middle School in West Chester, PA is home to the 7th Annual Acting Antics Extravaganza on Sat., complete with games, raffles and a performance of Rats! The Story of the Pied Piper.
On your mark, get set, go! to the Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point Races at West Chester, PA's Myrick Conservation Center Sun. for family activities including stick pony races, an Indian Lore tent and pennies in the hay.
Comics and pop culture are on display at the FREE Camden Comic Con, where kids get in on the fun with face painting, workshops, crafts and prizes for little ones in costume at the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts Sat. in Camden, NJ.
Go on a musical journey during Drums Around the World at Philly's Penn Museum Sat. through demos, hands-on workshops, tours and crafts.
Join the MetroKids staff Sat. at the McShain Performing Arts Center at Rosemont College in Bryn Mawr, PA for the Main Line Talent Show, where local kids put their impressive abilities on display.
Bring the whole family to the 6th Annual FREE Philly Spring Cleanup on Sat. at East Poplar Playground for gardening, community farming, music, food and kids' activities.
Stop by Howell Farm in Lambertville, NJ on Sat. to let kids help professional beekeepers assemble beehives during the Spring Beekeeping event.
The canvas is outside Sat. during the FREE Street Art Festival at Wilmington's Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts for mural painting, dance, live music and family activities.
Learn about various species and conservation efforts during Turtle Appreciation Day Sat. at Jenkinson's Aquarium in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ through crafts, stories and an appearance by Scutes, the terrapin mascot.
Bank of America cardholders get FREE admission Sat. & Sun. to select Philly museums and venues as part of the monthly Museums on Us program.