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Olympic Rings and Valentine’s Hearts- This Weekend in Philadelphia and the Southern New Jersey Shore


Your own little athletes have plenty of opportunities to get into the Olympic spirit this weekend. Or, if you’re in the mood for something more romantic, take one of several opportunities to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the help of the many unique festive events in the area this upcoming weekend.

Olympic Fever

February 9 (all day)

Bucks County Children’s Museum

New Hope, PA

Get a case of Olympic fever at the Bucks County Children’s Museum. Come and enjoy Olympic themed crafts with your visit to the museum.

Toddler Olympics

February 9 10:30 AM

Ventnor Branch Library

Ventnor, NJ

Dress your toddler up for a silly-good time participating in these Toddler Olympics. With multiple events such as baby bowling, a teething ring toss, a toilet paper roll torch relay, and even an awards ceremony! Your toddler will love this chance to show off their own athletic ability.

Black History in Food and Folklore with Michelle Washington Wilson

February 10 2:00 PM

Pleasantville Branch

Pleasantville, NJ

Come and listen to stories of traditional African folktales, a slide show of notable Africans dating back over a thousand years, and delicious traditional food to sample. This event is the perfect way to kick off Black History month.

Toys R Us Heroes Needed Build and Play Event

February 10 12:00 PM

All Toys R Us Locations

Your hero loving LEGO fan will receive a free hero mask at this free event and will even receive a 40% off coupon for a LEGO set. For kids ages 6 and up, come and create while celebrating your child’s favorite heroes.

Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival

February 11 12:00 PM

Kennett High School Gymnasium

Kennett Square, PA

You get to enjoy chocolate treats all while raising money for United Way of Southern Chester County. Come and sample delicious chocolatey treats with your Valentine for a great cause

Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra- February Concert

February 11 3:00 PM

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center

Drexel Hill, PA

This month’s Landsdowne Symphony Orchestra Concert features work of Brahms, Bates, and Prokofiev. Enjoy an afternoon with the symphony with your sweetheart.

Free Family Sundays at the Delaware Contemporary

February 11 1:00 PM
Delaware Contemporary

Wilmington, DE

Create “Works of heART” with the help of the artists at the Delaware Contemporary. The theme for this week’s family Sunday is creating random-acts-of-kindness in honor of Valentine’s Day.

PECO Family Jams

February 11 12:00

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Philadelphia, PA

This week at the Magic Gardens, you can create paracord crafts with your family. The crafts at this event are inspired by the book This is the Rope by Jacqueline Woodson.


Join Stage and Ice Adventures This Weekend in Philadelphia and the Southern New Jersey Shore

Whether you’re in the mood for a stage production, art and stories, or some calming craft time, there’s plenty to enjoy this weekend. Go explore all that Philadelphia and the Southern New Jersey Shore have to offer with these fun events. 

The Phantom Tollbooth

January 19-21 (Various Times)

Wolf Playhouse

Bryn Mawr, PA

Enjoy this play and watch young Milo on a whimsical adventure. Follow him as he’s tasked with saving princesses from the Land of Ignorance.

Disney on Ice Reach for the Stars

January 18-21

Boardwalk Hall

Atlantic City, NJ

See all of your children’s favorite Disney characters on the ice at this magical event. Join favorites like Rapunzel, Elsa, and, of course, Mickey at this breathtaking show.

Glory of Stories

January 19 10:30 AM

Delaware Art Museum

Wilmington, DE

Help your child fall in love with museums. Enjoy a story and then an introduction to a piece of art designed especially for children.


January 20 1:00 PM

Brigantine Branch Library

Brigantine, NJ

Keep the creative parts of your brain in good working order. Join this event to take part in multiple crafting opportunities in a group setting.

Finders Keepers

January 20 12:00 PM

PHIT Comedy at Second Stage

Philadelphia, PA

Kids love comedy too! Take the kids to this family-friendly improv show. The entire family will enjoy an afternoon of giggles and fun with PHIT Comedy.


January 20 9:30 AM

Mays Landing Branch Library

Mays Landing, NJ

Keep your body limber and toned with this Pilates class at the Mays Landing Library.  Participate in a fun strength and conditioning workout at this group event.

Build Your Own Terrarium

January 21 10:00 AM

Linvilla Orchards

Media, PA

Build a beautiful terrarium to view a world of plant life in your home. Create your own terrarium or add extra supplies and transform your creation into a fairy garden at Linvilla Orchards.

Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Through February 4 (Various Times)

Walnut Street Theater

Philadelphia, PA

Murder and intrigue abound in this play adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles by Ken Ludwig. View just 5 actors portraying 40 different characters in this hilarious stage production.




Here’s What’s Happening This Weekend in Philadelphia and Along the Southern New Jersey Shore

Whether you’re looking for things to do with preschoolers, teens, the whole family, or something for just the adults, there are loads of opportunities to have fun this weekend. Get out and enjoy a live performance or take in an exhibit from this list. You don’t have any excuses to be bored this weekend in Philly and the Southern NJ Shore!

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: King for a Day

January 5-6 (various times, see website)

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Philadelphia, PA

An opportunity for you to see Daniel Tiger with your little cubs! This live action show will be a fun and educational time for the preschoolers in your life.

Culinary Club: Second Helpings

January 6 2:00 PM

Ventnor Branch- Ventnor Community Center

Ventnor City, NJ

Have your teens and preteens come learn basic cooking skills while having a blast! January’s cooking club will focus on mastering breakfast and brunch recipes.

Eye on the Iconic Series Presents: Royal Splendor: The Coronation Gown from The Crown

Through January 7 (various times, see website)

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Wilmington, DE

Calling all fans of Netflix’s hit show The Crown. This is the final weekend to view this replica of the gown worn in the episode titled “Smoke and Mirrors.” Take a look at the gown and delve deeper into this exciting moment in history.

Constructing Play: Classic and Modern Building Toys

Through January 25 Monday-Saturday 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM

Center Architecture/ Design

Philadelphia, PA

Throughout the generations, children have experienced the world by playing with building toys. Explore building toys throughout the ages at this exhibit while enjoying creation stations and family workshops.

Winter Fountains

Through March 18

Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Philadelphia, PA

This outdoor art installation showcases artist Jennifer Steinkamp’s stunning moving displays. Go for a drive and take in this installation sponsored by the Association for Public Art.

Family Movie: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

January 6 2:00 PM

Brigantine Branch Library

Brigantine, NJ

Enjoy a fun family outing to view this hilarious movie. Based on the book of the same name, follow Alexander’s hijinks on one pretty awful day. Popcorn and juice will be provided at this screening and it will be an exciting event for the whole family.

Baby Bird Playdate

January 5 10:15

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia, PA

Elevate your playdates this week! Take a unique opportunity to play and learn with your toddler in the art museum with special walks through the gallery, art creating, and music.

Philly on Tap Tours

Tuesdays-Saturdays 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Clothes Pin Sculpture- 15th and Market Streets

Philadelphia, PA

Enjoy local beers while taking a walking tour through the city. Step into 3 iconic pubs to sample their brews while learning more about Philly!

What’s Happening in Philadelphia and the Northern New Jersey Shore This Week

Keep yourself and holiday visitors entertained over the weekend. With musical performances, special museum exhibits, and seasonal events to offer, it isn’t hard to find fun both before and after Christmas day in Philly and the Northern New Jersey Shore.

My Very Own Polar Bear

Through December 31 various times 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM

Act II Playhouse- Philadelphia, PA

This play tells the sweet tale of a girl and her toy polar bear who isn’t a toy but real to her. Take the family to see this play about a Christmas present that transforms the life of a child.

Christmas Eve Special at the Atlantic City Comedy Club

December 24 8:30 PM

Atlantic City Comedy Club- Atlantic City, NJ

Ring in your Christmas celebration with a night of laughs. Hear multiple comedians at this special event at the Atlantic City Comedy Club.

Terracotta Warriors

Through March 2018

The Franklin Institute- Philadelphia, PA

Delight the archeology buff in your family by taking in this exhibit at The Franklin Institute. These life-sized terracotta figures on display date back to 210 BC. View these and other ancient Chinese artifacts at this exhibit.

Winter Wonderland in Butterflies

December 24 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University- Philadelphia, PA

Learn more about butterflies at this exhibit. See the ANSP butterfly habitat turn snowy white as the Morpho Polyphemus butterflies turn the exhibit into a beautiful wintry scene.

The Colonial Drive Christmas Light Display

Through January 7

155 Colonial Drive Langhorne, PA

Tune into 92.1 at this location to see a moving light display dance before your eyes. This is a great free event the whole family will enjoy!

Handel’s Messiah

December 21-22 7:00 PM

The Kimmel Center- Philadelphia, PA

See the Philadelphia Orchestra perform this time honored oratorio. Enjoy an evening hearing classics such as The Hallelujah Chorus performed to kick off your Christmas weekend.

Big Daddy Graham’s A Row Home Christmas

December 22, 23, and 26 8:00 PM

Players Club of Swarthmore- Swarthmore, PA

Follow this tale of a local firefighter who is hired to play Santa Claus in a church production. The events that follow will forever change his life.

Winter Dinner Party Cooking Class

December 21 6:00 PM

The Viking Cooking School at Harrah’s- Atlantic City, NJ

Perfect your technique for the perfect winter dinner party in this class. Master recipes such as Oysters Rockefeller and Veal Oscar in this class at the Viking Cooking School.


December 26-31

The Kimmel Center- Philadelphia, PA

Stomp! is back! See the famous percussive stage production live at the Kimmel Center. You won’t be able to help yourself from tapping along with the beat to this exciting performance.