If you are experiencing family and food overload, check out a few of WHYY’s Arts + Culture reporter Peter Crimmins’ suggestions in this holiday edition of Things to Do.
Abington Art Center
Things To Do remembers back in the lean old days when we didn’t have cable TV. Visiting friends and relatives between Christmas and New Years invariably meant parking ourselves in front of the boob tube and catching up on televisual culture via the ubiquitous Best Of/Worst Of shows: 12 months of celebrity gossip distilled into snarky two-hour specials. This week we encourage you to take a little time away from all manner of screens (movie screens with Oscar-buzz flicks, TV screens with end-of-the-year confectionery, computer screens with…well, this website) and experience the dead of winter first-hand. There are several fabulous arboretum and gardens that put on the nines for the holidays (Longwood, Winterthur) but we feel good about the Abington Art Center in Jenkintown. It’s has an expansive sculpture garden and paths that wind through a forested area. Bonus points for being walkable from SEPTA, and free. Take a seasonal walk when nature is at the low point in its life cycle for a stark beauty and a chilly bite on the inside of your nose. We’ll still be here when you get back.
Abington Art Center 515 Meetinghouse Road Jenkintown 215-887-4882 firstname.lastname@example.org