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May 2, 2014
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Weekend Planner: May 2, 2014

Weekend Planner: May 2, 2014

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Come see us this weekend! As the Philadelphia Science Festival comes to a close, join us at our booth during the FREE Philadelphia Science Carnival on the Ben Franklin Parkway Sat. to test air-filled rockets and discover the science behind magnetic levitating vehicles with J-dogs and Engineering for Kids. We pull double duty Sun.: Find us in Cherry Hill, NJ at the Katz JCC's Kidsland 2014, along with pony rides, a petting zoo and inflatables. We'll also be part of the FREE outdoor Fun Zone on the final day of the Philadelphia International Children's Festival at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Drop by our booth to create a Rousseau-inspired crafts bag from The Barnes Foundation and take in children's theatre, puppetry and live music from around the world inside.


MetroKids Top Picks for This Weekend

Maypole dancing, colonial games, picnics, music, a dog-swimming competition and a pet parade are just a few of the must-dos at the 81st Annual FREE Dover Days Festival on the Green in Dover, DE Fri.-Sun. Themed "Dover Days Dresses Downton," the festival encourages attendees to dress in Edwardian-era attire.


Whether you buy one, bring your own or make a "guaranteed to fly" kite, the 10-acre open pasture at Princeton, NJ's Terhune Orchards is the perfect home to the FREE Kite Day Festival Sat. & Sun. High-flying kids will also be treated to tractor-drawn wagon tours, sheep shearing and games.


Discover the best Philly has to offer during the FREE South Street Spring Festival along South St. on Sat. The Kids Zone is stocked with activities like storytelling, face painting, martial arts demos, dance performances, sand castle art projects, a chalk area and an accordion band.



More Local Events the Kids Will Love

Dig with professionals, learn about archery and listen to a Native American band at the Iron Hill Museum's Archaeology Festival, Sun. in Newark, DE.

Spend FREE Comic Book Day at the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing, NJ Sat. for special guests, panels, a costume contest, raffles and the unveiling of the Level Up Entertainment's storefront window display: "GI Joe vs. Transformers."

Make ice cream, tour the gardens, dance in the grand hall and play historic children's games Sun. during The Highlands Mansions & Gardens FREE Community Day in Fort Washington, PA.

Junior chefs take to the stove during the Wayne Art Center's Family Cooking: Dumplings & Noodles workshop, Sat. in Wayne, PA.

May Day! May Day! Celebrate the season Sat. with the May Day Dance Party Workshop at the Darlington Arts Center in Garnet Valley, PA and Pottsgrove Manor's Colonial May Fair in Pottstown, PA. Celebrations continue Sun. with the FREE May Day Festival of the Arts in West Chester, PA's Everhart Park

Stroll downtown Narberth, PA's FREE Spring Sidewalk Festival, Thurs.-Sun. for a sidewalk sale, First Friday celebration and music & arts fest.

Take the kids and the dog to the 36th Annual Point-to-Point at Wilmington, DE's Winterthur Museum Sun., where they'll enjoy stick horse races, a scavenger hunt, themed crafts, an obstacle course and Canine Capers.

Step into the past during the FREE Renaissance Fair at Historic Smithville & Village Greene, Sat. & Sun. in Smithville, NJ.

FREE outdoor family fun is easy to spot in Philly Sat. at the Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival and the Sister Cities Park International Festival.

Stop by the Delaware Valley Fire Museum's Season Opening in New Hope, PA for FREE Sat. & Sun. to view vintage tools, toys and uniforms.

Play ball! Take a train ride Sun. on the Strasburg Rail Road in Ronks, PA with an exclusive stop to cheer on teams playing by 19th-century rules on Vintage Base Ball Day.

Explore American history during WWII Weekend at Graeme Park in Horsham, PA, complete with an encampment, battle reenactment and kids' basic training Sat. & Sun.


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