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