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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: July 22–28

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Christmas in July at Sesame Place

July 22—28

100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne

 

Visit Cookie Monster Santa for photos, dine with Elmo and friends (reservations required), and take advantage of special sales to start holiday shopping early. Plus, visit Mr. Hooper’s Emporium on July 25 at 12:45 pm for a storytime with Santa.

Ardmore Restaurant Week

July 15–28

 

Select restaurants in Ardmore are offering two-course lunches for $10 or $15, and three-course dinners for $15, $25, or $35. Here are our top choices for families.

Cooking with Confidence: 5-Day Series for Teens

July 22–26, 3 pm

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

 

Each day, teens (ages 3-17) will put on an apron and get cooking, making foods they love and learning kitchen skills. Plus, in the final class, they’ll get a chance to show off all the skills they’ve learned with a friendly Mystery Box team competition. Register online.

Cirque Du Soleil presents Amaluna

July 25—August 25

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks

 

Loosely inspired by William Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest,’ Amaluna is a spectacle of aerial and acrobatic arts. Tickets available online.

LEGO Ninjago Days

July 20—September 2

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

 

Do you accept Master Wu’s mission? Try NINJAGO training camp, catch costumed characters, check out the new LEGO NINJAGO Master of the 4th Dimension 4D movie, and more.

Trails on Tap: Royersford Riverfront Park

July 24–28

Riverfront Park, Royersford

 

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.

Delaware County Summer Festival at Rose Tree Park

July 24–28, 7:30 pm

Rose Tree Park, 1671 N. Providence Road, Media

 

Free concerts every day. See their schedule for the whole lineup!

Monday

Books and Beasts at Elmwood Park Zoo
10:30 am
1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
Come join EPZ's Books and Beasts program every second and fourth Monday of the month. Enjoy storytime with zoo education staff, featuring stories about different animals. Guests will also get the chance to meet an education animal! Books are chosen for ages 6 years and ... Read More
Braiding Class
4 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

Tuesday

Family Storytime at Longwood Gardens
10 am and 10:45 am
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square
Young guests (designed for children ages 3–5) can enjoy nature-based stories in Lookout Loft Treehouse amid the beauty of the surrounding forest. Storytelling, songs, and puppets encourage children to discover the joys of nature, language, and literature. Read More
Music with Miss Joy
10-10:45 am
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne
A lively musical storytime for the preschool crowd. Sing and bop along with Miss Joy, her guitar, and some fun stories. Read More
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
Red Yarn at the Colonial Theatre
10:30 am
227 Bridge St., Phoenixville
Through sing-alongs, dance parties, and funny puppet routines, audiences will experience the joy of waking up and singing together. Free, but registration is required. Read More
Tuesday Matinee at Ardmore Library
1-3 pm
108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore
Settle in for a free screening of 'Galaxy Quest' at the library. Read More
Afternoon Adventure: 'Eco-Art'
1-3 pm
Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd., Glen Mills
Kids age 4-12 will use different mediums and techniques to create three different projects, including something inspired by nature, something made from materials provided by nature, and something left in nature for others to enjoy. Read More
Sensory-Friendly Night at LEGOLAND
5-7 pm
LEGOLAND Discovery Center, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting
This is a special event for families with children and adolescents 17 and under on the autism spectrum. This sensory-friendly LEGO experience includes music therapy, quiet spaces, reduced crowds, and more. Tickets are $8 and are available online. Read More
Learn about Mi Casita
5:30 pm
Lulu's Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Come learn about Mi Casita's Spanish Immersion Preschool and Childcare Center, opening in Ardmore January 2020! Kids welcome to attend. Light snacks and vino for the grown-ups! RSVP to ardmore@micasitapreschool.com Read More
The Oral Tradition from Africa to Hometown USA
6 pm
Brandywine River Museum, 1 Hoffman's Mill Road, Chadds Ford
Delve into the rich history of storytelling through a discussion of the oral tradition in both Africa and the United States with Jeannine Osayande, a teaching artist, choreographer, and performer of West African dance. Read More
Puppets Pizzazz
6:30-7:15 pm
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne
All-new outer space show! Singing puppets will make you laugh and dance along to catchy covers of popular songs, while they inspire compassion and confidence. All ages. No registration required. Read More
Pajama Storytime
7-7:30 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Dress in your favorite PJs and enjoy good night tales with Ms. Danielle before heading to bed. Read More
Summer Art School, Jr.
7-8 pm
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
A different, self-contained art project every week for kids ages 6-8. Read More

Wednesday

Movies in the Park: 'Christopher Robin'
Dusk
Cedar Grove Park, 100 Cedar Grove Road, Conshohocken
Movie begins after dusk. Refreshments and select food items will be available for purchase. In the event of inclement weather, movies will be held the following evening. Read More
Tyler Arboretum Little Chefs
10 – 11:30 am
515 Painter Road, Media
Stuff brightly colored bell peppers with harvested vegetables and then roast them in oven. Thematic content and cooking tasks will be best suited to kids ages 3-6, but all ages are welcome. Pre-register online. Read More
Popsicles in the Playground
10 am-noon
ChesLen Preserve, 1199 Cannery Road, Coatesville
Children can search for bugs, get muddy, create nature crafts to take home, and then cool down with a popsicle treat. Ollie Owl’s NaturePlayGround is designed for children ages 4-12 years old, but older kids and adults have fun too! Kids are encouraged to explore ... Read More
Summer Reading Theater
10:30-11 am
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne
Come watch as Radnor students bring reading to life. RML in partnership with Radnor Schools and the Positivity Project aspires to bring the community together to give, support, and learn from each other through this fun series. No registration required. Read More
Music with Miss Joy
10:30-11:15 am
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
A lively musical storytime for the preschool crowd. Sing and bop along with Miss Joy, her guitar, and some fun stories. Space is limited so free tickets will be available starting at 10 am at the Children's Circulation desk. For ages 5 and under with ... Read More
The McChords Duo
10:30-11:30 am
Oakbourne Mansion and Park, 1014 South Concord Road, West Chester
Children will discover various musical instruments through song and activities at this free event. Read More
Free Origami Workshop
11 am-noon
Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne
Join Wayne Art Center for this free hands-on workshop and try your hand at origami. Led by paper artist Margaret Peterson, participants ages 8 and older learn about the art of paper folding as they work to create their own sculptures. Read More
Summer Science and Nature Series at Linvilla Orchards
11 am-noon
137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media
Miss Marcia will be talking about owls and their prey. Each child will get to play a forensic scientist as they dissect an owl pellet and identify his meal. Call 610-876-7116 to register. Read More
Elmwood Park Zoo visits Haverford Township Free Library
11 am-noon
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
A visit from the Elmwood Park Zoo for kids ages 5 and up to learn about the fantastic beasts all around us! Registration is required for this event. Read More
Family Movie Matinee at Bala Cynwyd Library
2-4 pm
131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Get out of the heat and enjoy The LEGO Movie 2 in the meeting room. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Read More
Tween and Teen Moon (Zen) Garden
4 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Children entering grades 4-12, working on the front porch of the library, will make a relaxing sand garden. Limited space. Online registration closes 2 days before the program. Read More
Caregiver and Me Spanish
4-4:40 pm
Spanish Exploradores, 2200 Grasslyn Ave., Havertown
Learn Spanish with your little one (9 months - 6 years) with music, games, crafts, stories, and more. Read More
Movie Wednesday at Gladwyne Library
Have some popcorn and watch Disney's 'Big Hero 6' at the library. Read More
Greentree In Tune and On Tap
5:30-8 pm
21 Grubb Rd., Malvern
Enjoy a relaxing summer evening with music by the Sun Brothers Band. Food and beverages available for purchase from Locust Lane Brewery, The Pizza Wagon, and Scoops 'N' Smiles ice cream. The event is free and open to the public. Chairs and blankets are welcome. Read More
Narberth Summer Concert Series
7 pm
Narberth Park, in front of the Chet Tyson Pavilion, 80 Windsor Ave, Narberth
Come for a free outdoor concert by The Trevor Street Band. Bring chairs and blankets. Read More
Wednesday Night Live: Magician Ran’D Shine
7-8 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Magician Ran’D Shine returns to the library for a free, all-ages magic show! Read More
Outdoor Movie: 'The LEGO Movie 2'
7-9 pm
Eagleview Town Center, 565 Wellington Square, Exton
Bring a blanket and settle in for The LEGO Movie 2. Popcorn will be for sale at the event. While no admission is charged to attend Eagleview Town Center events, they request a canned food item for Chester County Food Bank. Read More
Outdoor Movie: 'Incredibles 2'
7:30-10 pm
Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting
Bring your own chairs and blankets! The movie will be shown at the Community Center Park amphitheater behind the GPCC. DJ entertainment begins at 7:30 pm and the movie at dusk. Chick-Fil-A and Kona Ice will be available for purchase Read More

Thursday

Museum Explorers: Fantasic Journeys with David Wiesner
10 am and 11 am
Brandywine River Museum of Art, 1 Hoffman's Mill Road, Chadds Ford
Embark on an adventurous trek through the Museum seeking inspiration for a fantastical craft. This program is part of The Art of Stories presented by PNC Arts Alive—a multidisciplinary celebration of the narrative arts and the ways in which stories are crafted, saved and shared. Read More
Makin' Music at Highland Orchards
10 am
1000 Marshallton Thorndale Rd., West Chester
Drop in for this music and movement enrichment program for little ones. Pre-register online. Read More
Summertime Stories in the Children's Garden
10 am
Jenkins Arboretum, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon
Visit the Children’s Garden and enjoy a nature-themed read aloud. Then borrow a Jenkins Explorer Vest and binder of materials to enjoy as you walk along the garden paths. Appropriate for children 3 to 8 accompanied by an adult. Free; pre-registration required. Read More
Tyler Arboretum Outdoor Adventures
10-11 am
515 Painter Road, Media
Kids ages 3-7 will splash around and see what they can find in the stream. Prepare to get wet! Water shoes are required. Bathing suits and a towel are encouraged, but not necessary. Pre-register online. Read More
Storytime at Wolff's
10-11 am
81 S. Pennell Rd., Media
Monster Story Time with Miss Liz, followed by a fun craft. Children are welcome to stay afterward to play in the play area. Read More
Lolly and YoYo at the Colonial Theatre
10:30 am
227 Bridge St., Phoenixville
Get ready to play during this free high-energy, interactive show that blends live music and fun fitness games for kids. Jump, dance, and sing during the adventure, pop bubbles in our giant bubble bath, and so much more. Read More
Yoga@Play
11:30 am-noon
Gladwyne Library, 362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne
Yoga@Play classes combine yoga poses, mindfulness activities, games, music, and stories for little ones and their caregivers. For ages 1-4. Online registration required. Read More
Cartooning with Jules
3-4 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
An exploration of the basics of cartooning for kids in grades 6-12. No previous drawing experience required. Read More
Teen Crafternoon: STEM Makey Makey Guitar
3-4 pm
Bala Cynwyd, 131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Teens can make and design their own cardboard guitars, then use the Makey Makey to make it play.  Supplies are limited; register online or call 610-664-1196. Read More
Sensory Play
6-8 pm
Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr
Stations will be set up for the kids to play, including Play-doh, soft blocks, motion toys, and more. Read More
Quiet Evening at Elmwood Park Zoo
6-8 pm
1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
Elmwood Park Zoo offers the opportunity for guests with special needs and their family to enjoy a quiet and relaxed visit to the zoo, after it closes to the general public. There will be friendly animals to meet, and zoo staff will be available for ... Read More
Free Music at Marshall Concert
6-8:30 pm
Marshall Square Park, West Chester
Free concert by Dirk Quinn Band. The picnic starts at 6 pm and the band at 6:30 pm. Read More
Free Concert at Suburban Square
6:30-8 pm
Anderson and Coulter avenues, Ardmore
Gather at the Courtyard for music by Brian Fitzgerald. Read More
Summer Concert Series at Wilson Farm Park
7 pm
500 Lee Rd., Wayne
HalfPast 7 performs a free concert at Shire Pavillion. Read More
West Chester Band at Rose Tree Park
7:30 pm
Rose Tree Park, 1671 N. Providence Road, Media
60-member concert band playing music from hit films 'Mary Poppins,' 'The Incredibles,' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' plus crowd favorites from the Beatles and more. Read More
Cirque Du Soleil presents Amaluna
7:30 pm
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks
Loosely inspired by William Shakespeare's 'The Tempest,' Amaluna is a spectacle of aerial and acrobatic arts. Tickets available online. Read More
Outdoor Movie Night: 'Mary Poppins Returns'
8-10 pm
Pavilion in front of Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse at 200 Main Street, King of Prussia
Trip a little light fantastic! Movie begins at 8 pm. Free popcorn while supplies last. Read More

Friday

Cirque Du Soleil presents Amaluna
4 pm and 7:30 pm
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks
Loosely inspired by William Shakespeare's 'The Tempest,' Amaluna is a spectacle of aerial and acrobatic arts. Tickets available online. Read More
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
10 am
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Find out what happens when the lights go out at the library! Your stuffed animal is invited to a special animal sleepover. Drop off your stuffed friend anytime before 4 pm on Friday, July 26. Then pick them up the next morning, Saturday, July 27, and ... Read More
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
Bilingual Spanish and English Storytime
10:30-11 am
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
Children 5 and under with a caregiver, join a fun bilingual Spanish and English storytime. Read More
Flitter Flutter Scavenger Find
10:30-11:30 am
Linwood Park, Linwood and Athens avenues, Ardmore
Join Carousel Connections for a flitter flutter scavenger find – plus prizes for all little ones who complete it! 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
Moon Stories and Moon Rock Craft
11-11:45 am
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Ages 3-5 with a caregiver, come for moon stories followed by a messy moon rock craft on the porch! Read More
Princess Meet and Greet at Sweet and Sassy
3:30 pm
Sweet & Sassy Collegeville, 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville
Share a magical day with princesses, including spa services, treats, photos, and of course a princess coronation! Book online. Read More
Casey Cooks With Kids
4-5 pm
Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr
Kids age 5 and up will make Trifle Pudding! Sign up is necessary -  call 610-525-1776 Ext. 5. Read More
BYOB and Pizza Night at Lulu’s Casita
4—7:30pm
6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Lulu’s is open until 7:30 pm for more fun, BYOB, and pizza starting at 4 pm. Parents can relax with some adult beverages while kids tire themselves out before bedtime. Read More
Elsa and Anna's Girls Day Out
5:20 pm
Sweet & Sassy Collegeville, 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville
Enjoy a day out with Anna and Elsa! Makeovers, singalongs, photos, and more. Book online. 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
‘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
Movies on the Lawn: 'Mary Poppins Returns'
7 pm
Ursinus College, 601 E. Main St, Collegeville
The College invites families to begin arriving at 7 pm. with their chairs and blankets and to enjoy the offerings of the food trucks on site. Before the movie, there will be music and entertainment for the kids on the lawn. The movie will start ... Read More
‘Big Fish’ the Musical
7 pm
Phoenixville Area Middle School, 1000 Purple Pride Pkwy, Phoenixville
Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and film by Tim Burton, this musical tells the story of a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest and tells incredible, larger-than-life stories. Tickets available online. Read More
Final Friday Movie: 'Captain Marvel'
7-9 pm
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
Higher, further, faster! Watch Carol Danvers become the universe's most powerful hero in 'Captain Marvel.' Read More
Sounds of Summer Concert: Yesterday
7:30-9 pm
Parking lot of Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Come hear the do wop sounds of this quartet as they cover songs from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Read More

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