Weekend Family Fun: Downtown and NW Philly

    As school draws to a close, there are plenty of enrichment opportunities for your children this weekend. Whether they are drawn to art, football, live music, electric trains or the great outdoors, interesting opportunities abound this weekend:





    Saturday, June 1st , 9:30a-1:00pm 

    NovaCare Complex, One NovaCare Way

    Eagles Junior Pro Day


    Fly Eagle Fly!  Now your child can get a sense of exactly what that chant means.  Children aged of 6-12 are invited to run through football drills at the Eagles practice facility and get hands-on instruction from current Eagles players.  Tjeu will feel learn from current Eagles players.  Visit www.philadelphiaeagles.com


    Sunday, June 2nd 10am-5pm

    Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Pay what you wish! 

    It’s the first Sunday of the month so you get to pick your admission for each child and parent.  Be sure to check out the Family Studio in the Student Lunch Room on the ground floor. From 10pm-3pm the Museum’s art studios become a fun family destination where people of all ages can create, learn, and have fun together. Free with admission. www.philamuseum.org



    Northwest Philadelphia:


    Saturday, June 1st 4pm-7pm

    “Oh the Places We’ll Go!” 

    Silent Auction & Reception for J.S. Jenks School


    A family-focused celebration to support the music, arts and enrichment programs at Jenks Elementary School in Chestnut Hill. Inspired by the creative optimism of Dr. Seuss, this silent auction and reception features live entertainment, kid-friendly food, appetizers, desserts and drinks.


    Join Jenks parents and community members committed to support music, art and enrichment programs.  This year marks the launch of a fundraising drive to renovate the Jenks auditorium. 


    “Oh the Places We’ll Go” is at St. Martin’s in the Fields, 8000 St. Martin’s Lane and suggested donations are $20/person, $30/couple, $40/family. www.friendsofjenks.org



    Saturday, June 1st 11am-3pm

    Plymouth Meeting Friends School

    76th Annual Strawberry Festival 


    A wonderful celebration of summer!  There is fabulous food, great games, interesting crafts, live music and plenty of juicy strawberries!  Bring a blanket and get ready for a fun family afternoon. www.pmfs1780.org



    Saturday & Sunday, June 1st & 2nd 10a-5pm

    Morris Arboretum  

    “Around the World in an Afternoon” – The Garden Railway is open


    The Garden Railway at Morris Arboretum can keep youngsters captivated as follow the electric trains along seven loops and tunes.  With a quarter mile of track and 15 different rail lines, the tracks are built around tiny buildings all made using natural materials.  This year’s theme is Around the World and children will find natural replicas of famous landmarks such as the Great Wall of China, The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Arch de Triomphe and Sphinx.  Free with admission.  www.morrisarboretum.org.

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