6 picks for weekend family fun: Final-ly Friday, Museum Day, National Public Lands Day and more
Here’s a look at what’s going on this weekend for families in Northwest Philly and beyond.
Final-ly Friday, a straw maze and clean-up day in Northwest
7127 Germantown Avenue
Sept. 27, 6:00 p.m.
It’s the last Friday of the month, so come out and enjoy fun festivities in Mt. Airy. Local businesses stay open late and feature special items and events for Final-ly Friday. Guest vendors and performers contribute to the lively atmosphere in Mt. Airy’s main business hubs. Free performance by Jim Fogarty and Lindsay Gilmour.
Dumbledore’s Straw Maze at Woodmere
Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Avenue
Runs Sept. 20 to Nov. 3
Fridays, 6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. & Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Muggles and wizards alike are welcome to climb inside the walls of the straw maze and explore a world of magic and adventure. Discover Dumbledore’s powers as you make your way through the legendary Deathly Hallows of Harry Potter’s world. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Entrance to the Museum is free to parents and guardians whose children participate in the family event.
$8 per child ($6 members); $20 ($18 members)
Sept. 28, 9 a.m.
Wissahickon Valley Creek
The Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) and AIM Academy of Conshohocken invite volunteers to work with them in cleaning the Wissahickon Creek as part of National Public Lands Day. Volunteers will be removing debris from Wissahickon Creek from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet at the Valley Green parking lot in Wissahickon Valley Park. Parking is very limited at Valley Green, so FOW recommends carpooling, hiking, or biking to this event.
Museums, wizardry and concerts throughout the region
Hosted by Smithsonian Magazine, a Museum Day ticket provides free admission to one person, plus a guest. Participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Philadelphia areas participating include Penn Museum, African American Museum, National Constitution Center, Academy of Natural Sciences, American Swedish Museum and more.
Click here to download the Museum Day ticket.
Fairies and Wizards Family Festival
Camden Children’s Garden, 3 Riverside Drive, Camden NJ 08103
Sept. 28-29, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Celebrate these magical creatures with games, crafts and more. Children will make their own wizard hat or fairy wings. Children also make fairy wands and their own fairy garden to take home. Come to the Garden dressed in your favorite costume. Listen to an enchanted storybook reading by a fabulous fairy and enjoy a magical treat at the Faerie Fixings concession stand.$6 Admission, 2 & under are free
40th Street Summer Series
Walnut Street Free Library at 40th and Walnut streets
Sept. 28, 6 p.m.
The final neighborhood rocking outdoor concert of the series features fire artists and hoop dancers followed by Grammy Award-nominated trumpet-composer Steven Bernstein and his 12-piece ensemble playing their interpretation of the music of Sly and the Family Stone. Other free activities include face painting, jugglers, balloon art and more.
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