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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: July 1–7

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Wawa Welcome America

June 29—July 4

Philadelphia

 

No one celebrates July 4th like the birthplace of liberty, and we’ve picked out all the can’t miss events, from free museum days to all-out block parties (and of course fireworks) for you, right here!

School’s Out for the Summer: 3-Day Cooking Series for Kids

July 1–3, noon

Sur la Table, 690 West DeKalb Pike, Suite 2068, King Of Prussia

 

Each day, kids (ages 8-12) will put on an apron and get cooking, making foods they love and learning kitchen skills. Register online. For teens, look into the Sizzling Summer Series, also happening this week at 3 pm.

Trails on Tap: Valley Forge National Historical Park

July 3–7

Valley Forge National Historical Park, 1400 N. Outer Line Dr., King of Prussia

 

The Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area is partnering with FCM Hospitality, the creators of Philadelphia’s successful Parks on Tap series, and Mainstay Independent Brewing Company, to bring a mobile beer garden to riverside locations this summer. This week, it’s Valley Forge, and definitely plan to come on the 4th, because there will be lots of celebration in the morning, too (see below).

LEGO City: Report for Duty

May 25—July 7

LEGOLAND Discovery  Center, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

LEGO City is in trouble! Create an action adventure and protect the city! Enjoy police-themed builds, photo ops, and more, plus see the new LEGO 4D Movie Officer in Pursuit.

Delaware County Summer Festival at Rose Tree Park

July 3–7, 7:30 pm

Rose Tree Park, 1671 N. Providence Road, Media

 

Free concerts everyday. See their schedule for the whole lineup!

Monday

STEAM Class at Lulu's Casita West Chester
10:30-11:45am
Lulu’s Casita West Chester, 109 N. High Street, West Chester
Lulu's introduces a weekly themed science and art six-week class session with sensory exploration and stations All classes include daily admission and snack. Drop in for one, or sign up for the whole session. Read More
Teen Crafternoon: Morse Code Bracelets and Keychains
2:30-3:30 pm
Bala Cynwyd Library, 131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Learn your name in Morse code! Come commemorate the anniversary of SOS by making a bracelet spelling out your name or a "secret" message using colored beads. Read More
Magician Mike Rose at Bala Cynwyd Library
7-8 pm
Bala Cynwyd Library, 131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Mike Rose will present a comedy magic show sure to entertain all who attend. Appropriate for ages 5 and up. Registration is required - contact the Junior Room to sign up. Read More

Tuesday

Storytime and Craft at Linvilla Orchards
10-11 am
137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media
Every Tuesday, Miss Marcia reads an entertaining story featuring gardens, farming, animals, and nature; and children can also create a special craft each week. Free, no registration required. Read More
Edible Garden Sprouts
1-2 pm
Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media
Discover the colors of the rainbow right in the garden! Go on a color hunt to see what you can find. Harvest some vegetables bursting with color, and discover what you can do with your beautifully pigmented finds. Pre-register online. Read More
'Space Jam' at Ardmore Library
1-3 pm
108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore
Come in from the heat and watch this 90s classic! Read More
Mommy and Me Braiding Class
5-6 pm
Sweet & Sassy, 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville
This one-hour workshop will teach a variety of braid styles. Book online. Read More
Summer Art School, Jr. (Ages 6-8)
7-8 pm
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
A different, self-contained art project every week; students need not attend the full 7 weeks. Check the list at the Children's Desk this summer for details. For ages 6-8 only. Read More

Wednesday

Tyler Arboretum Toddlers in Nature
10-11 am
515 Painter Rd., Media
Toddlers (age 18 months to 3 years) will go for a toddler-sized hike, splash in the stream, and discover who lives in the cool waters of Tyler. Pre-register online. Read More
STEM Light Show
1-3 pm
Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr
Bend it, break it, rearrange it! Ages 6-11. Registration is required for this event by calling 610-525-1776, ext. 5. Read More
Creative Movement (Ages 3-8)
4-4:45 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Movement workshop is presented by teachers from Ballet180. Children will be led through movement workshops that will introduce them to ballet vocabulary, movement explorations, choreography, and much more. Registration required online. Read More
July 3rd Conshohocken Fireworks
6-10:15 pm
Sutcliffe Park, West 9th Avenue and Freedley Street, Conshohocken
Bring the family for music, food, bounce houses, a live martial arts demo, and finish off the evening with fireworks! Read More
Malvern Summer Stage Concert
6:30 pm
Amphitheater at Valley Creek Park, 361 Morehall Rd, Malvern
Steal Your Peach performs a free concert. Plus enjoy a beer garden featuring Locust Lane Craft Brewery. Read More
Fireworks & Fountains
9:15 pm
Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square
Well-known patriotic music abounds as Longwood celebrates Independence Day a little early, featuring such songs as The Olympic Fanfare, The Winds of War, The Stars & Stripes, and more. Bring your own chairs; blankets not permitted. Tickets required for this event. Read More

Thursday

Narberth’s 77th Annual Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks
Daytime events 10 am-2 pm. Evening events begin at 7:30. Fireworks at full dark.
Narberth Park, Windsor Avenue and Haverford Avenue, Narberth
The day starts with fun family activities, from parades to races to a dunking booth. The evening brings music and fabulous fireworks. Read More
Ridley Park Borough 4th of July Parade and Games
9 am-noon
105 E. Ward St., Ridley Park
Come for the annual bike parade, which will end at the Firehouse, with games immediately after. Read More
Penn Wynne 76th Annual Fourth of July Parade and Fun Fair
9:30 am
Penn Wynne Park, 1214 E. Manoa Road, Wynnewood
The Penn Wynne Civic Association invites kids and their families to decorate bikes or wagons to begin the parade at Penn Wynne Fire House. Follow the fire truck to Penn Wynne Park for music, food, carnival games, pony rides, a moon bounce, face painters, spin ... Read More
Bala Cynwyd Independence Day Celebration
9:30 am
149 Montgomery Ave, Bala Cynwyd; the celebration continues at Bala Cynwyd Park, 398 Trevor Lane, Bala Cynwyd
The parade will start at 9:30 am and feature neighborhood children riding decorated bicycles, marchers in costumes, clowns, jugglers, stilt walkers, floats, fire trucks, police, and public officials. Then, bring your blankets and beach chairs to the park and enjoy a patriotic program including music, ... Read More
Garrett Hill – Rosemont 70th Annual Fourth of July Parade
10 am
Clem Macrone Park, 810 Conestoga Rd, Bryn Mawr
See decorated bikes and floats at the parade, then head over to Clem Macrone Park to watch the Bryn Mawr Rotary Club Races, plus music, food, and a juggler! Read More
Marple-Newtown Fourth of July Parade
10 am
St. Alban’s Circle, Newtown Square
The parade starts at St. Alban’s Circle, ending at Broomall Fire House on Malin Road, complete with firetrucks, music, and candy. Kids with bike experience are welcome to ride in the parade by registering at St. Anastasia at 9 am. Read More
Media Independence Day Celebration
10 am-noon
Barrall Field, 251 E. State St., Media,
Celebrate the 4th with an annual day of food, fun, and entertainment. Live performance by Silly Joe. There will also be a water slide, games for the kids, and a bike decorating contest. Read More
Narberth Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks
10 am-11 pm
Narberth Playground, 80 Windsor Ave., Narberth
Narberth celebrates all day long with a Baby Parade, games, prizes, food, live music, and of course fireworks! Read More
Patriots in the Park: Celebrating the 4th of July at Valley Forge
11 am-3 pm
Valley Forge National Park, 1400 North Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia
Celebrate our nation’s independence through crafts, demonstrations, storytelling, tours, and more. Read More
Upper Merion Township's Fourth of July Celebration
3-9 pm
Heuser Park, 694 W. Beidler Rd., King of Prussia
The day kicks off with a carnival, full of family fun for everyone, and is followed by a fabulous concert for all ages. Fireworks start at dusk, so be sure to bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Plus, enjoy food samples and the popular beer ... Read More
July 4th Celebration by Chester County Concert Band
7 pm
Shire Pavillion, Wilson Farm Park, 500 Lee Road, Wayne
Celebrate America's birthday with a free concert in the park. Read More
Movie Under the Stars: 'National Treasure'
8:15 pm
Glen Providence Park, Media
Bring a blanket or chair, and relax on the hillside for a movie under the stars! Opening with shorts from the Media Film Festival, followed by 'National Treasure,' the historical treasure hunt involving the Declaration of Independence, picked especially for July 4th. Read More
July 4th Fireworks at Sesame Place
9 pm
100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne
Rock out with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster and Count von Count, as their music fills the air and the sky is covered with colorful bursts of brilliance. Fireworks will begin immediately following the 9 pm evening performance of the Neighborhood Street Party Night Parade. Read More

Friday

Morning Melodies Music Class with Miss Brie
10-11 am
Common Space, 25 Rittenhouse Pl., Ardmore
Join for a fun and spirited music class with Miss Brie! Brie will focus on creativity, music patterns, and self-regulation. Open to all ages and abilities. Read More
Preschool Music Program at Bala Cynwyd Library
11-11:30 am
131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Music Play Patrol will perform toe tapping music for the preschool crowd. No registration required. Read More
Tyler on Tap
5:30-9 pm
515 Painter Road, Media
New for this year, every Friday from July 5 through August 23, come to Tyler for a fun-filled, family-friendly evening with food trucks and great beer from 2SP Brewing. With the location rotating each week within the grounds, this “beerboretum” will feature science-related tables for ... Read More
Parent's Night Out at Phoenix Karate
6:30 pm
316 Bridge St., Phoenixville
Enjoy an adult night out while your kids burn off energy and have dinner. Pre-register online. Read More
‘Pippin’ at Media Theatre
7 pm
104 E. State Street, Media
With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. Tickets available online. Read More
Treetop Adventures’ Night Adventure
7:30—11 pm
Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
Experience all the thrills of the zip line and ropes courses with the added challenge of darkness! Adventurers will navigate through a section of the Treetop Zoofari course equipped with a headlamp. Kids can also experience the night time fun on the Cub Climb course. ... Read More
July 4th Fireworks at Sesame Place
9 pm
100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne
Rock out with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster and Count von Count, as their music fills the air and the sky is covered with colorful bursts of brilliance. Fireworks will begin immediately following the 9 pm evening performance of the Neighborhood Street Party Night Parade. Read More
Illuminated Fountain Show: To Philly With Love
9:15 pm
Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square
Find a place to sit—or stand back in awe—as water in all shapes, sizes, and heights combines with music and infinite colors. The theme of this show is Philly music! Timed tickets required. Read More

Weekend Events

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Photograph courtesy of Neighborhood Club of Bala Cynwyd.

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