Celebrate March with improv theater, restaurant month and more

     Head to the Philadelphia Improv Theater on Sunday to check out Story Up! (Courtesy of PHIT)

    Head to the Philadelphia Improv Theater on Sunday to check out Story Up! (Courtesy of PHIT)

    We made it to March! Spend the weekend celebrating with these family-friendly activities. 

    West Side Story at Julia R. Masterman School 

    Feb. 28 – March 1 at 6:30 p.m.

    17th and Spring Garden Streets

    Come see this popular show with a storyline based on Romeo & Juliet. The Masterman Players are middle and high school students who put on amazing musical performances – get your tickets now.

    Birding in Tacony Creek Park

    March 1 from 1 a.m. to noon

    First Street and Ramona Avenue

    Join this free walk to watch birds wintering in Philadelphia. You can expect to see woodpeckers, hawks and chickadees. Hot cocoa and binoculars will be provided. Dress for the weather.

    Sound All Around – Woodwinds at the Academy of Music

    March 1 at 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

    Children will love this opportunity to meet the woodwind instruments in this interactive program with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. Children can listen to stories with music, sing songs, move to the music, pretend to play an instrument, and examine real instruments up close up.

    Story UP! Kids Show at the Philadelphia Improv Theater

    March 2 at 10 a.m.

    Story UP! and the Philly Improv Theater join forces to present an interactive storytelling show where Philly’s finest improvisers create a funny and magical hour of adventure based on ideas and stories from kids in the audience. A family show recommended for ages 5 and up.

    Witchhazel is your favorite? at the Morris Arboretum

    March 1 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    On this scavenger hunt kids discover the many varieties of witchhazels (Hamamelis) growing at the Arboretum. Ranging in color from yellow and orange to pink and red, witchhazels are some of the first harbingers of spring. Pick up map at Visitor Center or download one below. There will also be a fun craft activity in the Upper Gallery of Widener Visitor Center.

    “A Place at the Table” Movie Screening at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

    March 2 at 3 p.m.

    Join the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Fashion Club, in conjunction with Act Against Hunger, an initiative of Mazon Advocacy Project, to view this documentary. The Club works in the community to promote fashion but more importantly, to educate others and to advocate to end hunger in Philadelphia.

    Restaurant Month in Chestnut Hill

    Sundays – Thursdays in March

    Take the whole family out for dinner or lunch without breaking the bank! Many of the neighborhood’s restaurants will offer $15 lunch specials and $25 dinner specials from Sunday through Thursday, March 2 through March 31.  Parking is free after 6 p.m.

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