Family activities this weekend include history, culture and Valentine’s crafts

    Here’s a look at what’s going on for the family this weekend.

    Downtown

    African American History MonthNational Constitution CenterFeb. 8 and 9Get a closer look at the Emancipation Proclamation at the “Decoding the Document” Workshop and enjoy an interactive Breaking Barriers Show.Free with Admission: $14.50 adults/$13 teens (13-18)/$8 kids (4-12)

    Sound All Around BrassAcademy of Music BallroomFeb. 8-10, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.Start the morning with the sounds of brass, instruments and Philadelphia Orchestra musicians.$10

    Annual Celebration of African CulturesPenn MuseumFeb. 8, 1 to 4 p.m.Join Penn Museum in celebrating African cultures, an annual event which features storytelling, African dance, musical performances, children’s activities and a gallery tour.Free with admission: $15 adults/$10 child/Free for 5 and under

    WinterFestStarr Garden Recreation CenterFeb. 8, 2 to 4 p.m.Enjoy face painting, balloon animals, music, an ice-carver demo and hot cocoa at this outdoor festival for the whole family.

    Local

    Seeking Closeness to Our Ancestors thru the Yoruba traditionAwbury ArboretumFeb. 8, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Stop by one of Germantown’s gems for a presentation, creative-visualization exercises, writing, sharing and questions to learn about an ancient tradition.

    Handcraft Workshop Sunday Stitching Valentine’s Crafts7724 Germantown Ave.Feb. 9, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Learn how to sew by hand with needle and thread and create something beautiful for your special valentine. All materials provided and reservations required. $25

    The Transfer Station4120 Main St., ManayunkFeb. 8 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.); Feb. 9 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)Brave the cold at the Open Air Pop-Up Market filled with local vendors, handmade artisanal gifts and antiques for your Valentine Day gifting.

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