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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.


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!