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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: May 4–5

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

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All Weekend

Weekend de Mayo!

May 4—5, 11 am—7 pm

Al Pastor, 560 Wellington Square, Exton

 

Al Pastor will be hosting “Weekend de Mayo,” a two-day, all-day outdoor festival celebrating Cinco de Mayo in the Eagleview Town Center Park including make-your-own mojitos, outdoor street food, games presented by Tennis Addiction, a bounce house, kids’ arts and crafts, live music, and much more!

Elmo’s Springtacular Kickoff Weekend

May 4—5

Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne

 

Come for a special opening day parade, check out the all-new Sesame Street Neighborhood, and more.

Broomall Fire Company Spring Carnival

May 3—5

Across the street from the Broomall Fire Company, 10 N. Malin Rd., Broomall

 

Rides, games, and more support the 100% volunteer fire organization. Runs through the weekend.

Saturday

Special Needs Early Access Morning at Elmwood Park Zoo

May 4, 9—10 am

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

 

Elmwood Park Zoo offers the opportunity for our guests with special needs and their family to enjoy early entry to the zoo. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the zoo in a relaxing setting before it opens to the general public. There will be some friendly animals to meet and our staff will be available for questions and assistance. Register online for special rates.

Free Comic Book Day

May 4, 10 am—7 pm

Effin Comics, 417 Burmont Rd., Drexel Hill

 

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day, and bid a fond goodbye to Effin Comics as they close their doors for good.

May the 4th Be With You at Paoli Library

May 4, 11—11:45 am (Ages 4-6); 12:30—1:15 pm (Ages 7-10)

18 Darby Rd., Paoli

 

Join Jedi Master Stephanie for a series of Jedi Training exercises. Online registration required for your age group (linked above).

VFES Community Day

May 4, 11 am—3 pm

Valley Forge Educational Services, 1777 N. Valley Rd., Malvern

 

Families who have children with special needs are invited to Community Day, a sensory-friendly event for all ages and abilities. Includes a petting zoo, arts and crafts, raffles, inflatables, and more. Rain or shine.

Food Truck Frenzy at Linvilla Orchards

May 4, 11 am—5 pm

137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media

 

A variety of food trucks will be visiting Linvilla Orchards. Along with delicious treats from the trucks, there will be live music, hayrides, pony rides, face painting, train rides, and more.

NarbEARTH Day

May 4, noon — 4 pm
Narberth Park, 80 Windsor Ave., Narberth

 

Celebrate Earth Day at Narberth’s annual event featuring exhibitors from environmental organizations, live music, raffles, healthy food, fun and games for the whole family.

UP! Music Fest

May 4, noon—9 pm (Rain Date: May 11)

Anderson Farm Park, 499 Hopwood Rd., Collegeville

 

Live bands, raffles, food trucks, a beer garden, and more benefit Team Bamit.

Drop-In Robotics Lab at Chester Springs Library

May 4, noon—3 pm

1709 Art School Rd., Chester Springs

 

Come and drop in for some robotics action. Stay for as long as you like, investigate and interact with the library’s extensive robotics collection. Suggested ages are grades K and over with their adult.

Kids’ Cactus Rock Painting

May 4, 1—2 pm

Terrain, 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills

 

Bring along the little ones to create an everlasting planter filled with painted “cactus” rocks. Reservations are required.

Mother’s Day Art Workshop: Fruity Flower Pots

May 4, 1—2:30 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne

 

Using kiln-fired clay, children and their adult guest will work collaboratively to create unique spring flower pots. Works will be fired at Wayne Art Center and ready for pick up in approximately two weeks. Recommended for participants ages 6 and older. Tickets available online.

Mother and Me: Jewelry Workshop

May 4, 2—4 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne

 

Celebrate Mother’s Day early and create a memory (and gift) that will last a lifetime! Ms. Kate Hochner teaches participants you how to form pretty flowers and leaves using polymer clay, then how to fashion a unique necklace. Tickets available online.

Saturday Family Drop-In at Main Line Art Center

May 4, 2—4 pm

Main Line Art Center, 746 Panmure Road, Haverford

 

These classes are geared for children (ages 3-10) to attend alongside their guardian. Each class will begin with a tour of Main Line Art Center’s facilities, followed by a story that will relate to a craft. Media will vary weekly, ranging from painting, to mixed media, to printmaking. Register online.

Mommy and Me Braiding Class

May 4, 5:30 pm

Sweet and Sassy, 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville

 

Learn all different kinds of braiding together in this fun bonding opportunity. Reserve your spot online.

‘Sister Act’

May 4, 8 pm

Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Road, Swarthmore

 

This Tony-nominated feel-good musical comedy smash is based on the hit film that starred Whoopi Goldberg, and features music by Alan Menken. Tickets available online.

Sunday

First Sundays for Families at Brandywine River Museum

May 5, 11 am—2 pm

1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd., Chadds Ford

 

Explore Brandywine inside and out through nature crafts, interactive discovery walks, and lively musical performances from the award-winning duo, Two of a Kind.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

May 5, 11 am—5 pm

Downtown Kennett Square, 100 West State Street, Kennett Square

 

Celebrate the music, culture, arts, and food of Mexico! Plus, a kids’ corner with lots of fun activities for the little ones.

May Day Celebration

May 5, 11 am—4 pm

Everhart Park, W. Union and S. Brandywine avenues, West Chester

 

More than 50 artisans come to Everhart Park to display their hand-crafted wares. There will be live artisan demonstrations and art for purchase. The family-friendly event will also include a moon bounce, live music, and children’s rides.

Gratitude Party at Sky Soup Art Center

May 5, 11 am—1 pm

203 Bala Ave., Bala Cynwyd

 

Sky Soup Art Center is sending a big thank you to all of the families who have helped the studio become a thriving neighborhood art center. ​ Celebrate with treats, make something to take home, and contribute to a group art piece. New families are welcome, too, so stop by if you have never visited the studio.

Haverford Spring Fest

May 5, noon—7 pm

Brookline Boulevard at Darby Road, Havertown

 

Enjoy an afternoon of live music; plus a Fun Zone with inflatables, face painting, and other activities for children of all ages.

‘Alice in Wonderland’ at Media Theatre

April 28, noon

104 E. State St., Media

 

Perfect for ages 4 and up, this rollicking, humorous, and musical adventure based on Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, includes audience participation, and was written specifically for the Media Theatre stage. Tickets available online.

Bryn Coed Celebration

May 5, 1—4 pm

Bryn Coed Preserve, 1869 Flint Rd., Chester Springs

 

Celebrate with friends and neighbors who helped to save Bryn Coed or explore Natural Lands’ newest preserve for the first time. The afternoon will feature guided hikes, family activities, plein air artists, and a farmers’ market to sample the treats of Chester Springs. Event is free and open to all, but online registration is required.

Kidpower People Safety Workshop

May 5, 2—3 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

This workshop provides an introduction to People Safety Skills for children ages 5-10 with their adult. Storytelling and interactive role-plays teach children everyday safety skills like setting boundaries, getting help, and how to act aware and confident. Registration is required online.

Chester County Concert Band presents ‘Celestial Sounds’

May 5, 2:30 pm

Fugett Middle School, 500 Ellis Lane, West Chester

 

The Chester County Concert Band presents Celestial Sounds, featuring Superman, Star Trek, Doctor Who, and more. Tickets available online.

Mother’s Day Tea

May 5, 3—4:30 pm

Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting

 

Decorate cookies, make candies, and enjoy time together. For ages 2-10 with an adult.

Meet and Greet the Princesses

May 5, 4—5:30 pm

Sweet and Sassy, 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville

 

Share a magical day with the princesses including makeovers, meet-and-greets, snacks, a coronation, and more! Tickets available online.

 

 

Photograph courtesy of Al Pastor.

Philadelphia Assistant Editor | Email tips to laura@familyfocus.org

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