This weekend offers plenty to do for families in the Northwest and beyond. So set the DVR to tape the olympics and head out to one of these events:
WXPN Kids Concert at the Morris Arbortetum. Admission is by the carload. $20 for members, $40 for non-members. So break out that big ol’ van and go enjoy the band with the #1 kids song of 2011. The Plants will sing “The Monster Under my Bed” and other favorites from their recent album, “Sprouting Out”.
Not in the mood for a concert? Then maybe an outdoor movie (and a musical one, to boot) is more your style. Take the kids, a blanket, and some chairs and head over to the Moonlight Movies Series in Mt. Airy for The West Side Story! You can get your Krupke on outside the Lovett Library at 8:30pm.
Looking for something even bigger? Head downtown for the Smooth Jazz Concert and Friday Night Lights series at Penn’s Landing. The concert starts at 7:30pm and the fireworks show starts at 9:15pm near the new Riverview Stage.
If old flicks like West Side Story aren’t your style, bring the kids to the Trolley Car Diner for a more recent movie. Bring a blanket and chairs and be there by sunset… 7619 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy.
Sunday is Pay-what-you-wish admission at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. That means that our world-class museum is affordable AND that there will be amazing family/children’s programming as well. This week, the Family Studo will explore “Summer Splendor.”
If the weather doesn’t cooperate for the evening outdoor activities listed above, you’re still in luck of you’re a Bank of America cardholder. You can enjoy free admission to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, National Constitution Center, African American Museum, and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. August 4-5.
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