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Get Vaccinated 💉

(Community / in-person / multiday) The delta variant is causing COVID cases in the region to increase. Make a plan to get vaccinated; there are many places throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey — CVS, Rite Aid, neighborhood rec centers, and more — where you can get your free COVID-19 shot. (phila.gov)

Coatesville International Vintage Grand Prix 🚘

(Community / in-person / kid-friendly) Bring the whole family for a weekend of fun, historic cars, and motorcycles. This year’s event features a cruise-in on Friday where community car enthusiasts can show off their classic, restored, and souped-up cars in a grand display along the Lincoln Highway, and spectators can watch that, and Saturday’s main event for free. (Sept. 16-18, Various locations, coatesvillegrandprix.com)

Constitution Day Weekend 📜

(Community / indoor and online) The Constitution Center celebrates its namesake document with free admission and a day filled with online and in-person talks, exhibits and even the chance to sign your name on a giant constitution alongside Washington, Franklin, and Madison. Independence National Park also has a weekend full of events including a Constitution Olympics (September 17, 18, and 19 at 11:00-3:00, Franklin Court), an interactive session about what didn’t make it into the final draft (September 17 at 1:00, Independence Visitor Center), and more. (Sept. 17 at the Constitution Center, 525 Arch St., Sept. 17-19 at Independence National Park sites, constitutioncenter.org and nps.gov/inde/index.htm)

Arts Launch 2021 🎼

(Music / in-person) Avenue of the Arts kicks off its return to in-person events this weekend. Stop by the Kimmel Center for a day of live performances from over 50 regional performing arts groups including BalletX, Philadanco, the Philadelphia Orchestra and more. Masks are required, and attendees must show proof of full vaccination at the time of entry. Children under the age of 12 will be required to show a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of the event. (Sept. 18, 11a.m.-4p.m., 300 S. Broad St., kimmelculturalcampus.org)

Jazz Concert in McMichael Park 🎵

(Music / in-person/ outdoors) Pack a picnic, grab a blanket and head to the park to be serenaded by the sounds of five local jazz musicians. Music students can RSVP for a special meet and greet with the presenting musicians at 1 p.m. (Free, Sept. 18, 2-3:30 p.m., 3299 Midvale Ave., nextdoor.com)

Art for the Cash Poor 🖼️

(Art / in-person / outdoor) InLiquid’s signature affordable art fair and block party is back for its 21st installment. Support local artists and makers while shopping for your new favorite piece at this Philly-centric, multi-block art fair. (Free, Sept. 18, noon-6 p.m., 1400 N. American St., eventbrite.com)

Clay Fest 2021, The Clay Studio 🎨

(Art / in-person / kid-friendly) Getting messy is half the fun — the other half is making things with those mucky hands — at an inaugural celebration of the Old City institution’s new South Kensington home. Also fun: watching wheel-throwing battles, getting your face painted, eating ice cream, and meeting real sculptors. Ages 4+. (Sept. 18, noon-6 p.m., 1425 N. American St., theclaystudio.org)

Story Time with Pineapple, John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove 📚

(Nature / in-person / multiday) What’s better than a free, all-about-nature Sunday morning story time on a porch? How about all that plus a live chicken named after a tropical fruit? Bonus: For two hours after the story, admission to the John James Audubon Center and Fledgling Trail is free. Ages 2-6. (Sundays Sept. 19-Oct. 24, 9-10 a.m., 1201 Pawlings Rd, Audubon, pa.audubon.org)

Concerting Peace ☮️

(Community / in-person) Celebrate Peace Day, created by the United Nations to mark a period of non-violence, with live music and and experiential art displays in the Concert Garden. Join movement workshops and community art making, then enjoy performances that span various musical genres. (Sept. 21, 3-6 p.m., 2056 Ellsworth St., peacedayphilly.org)

John Coltrane Celebration, The Discovery Center 👪

(Music / in-person / kid-friendly) On the evening of what would be the jazz icon’s 95th birthday, marchers follow trombonist Brent White and Africa Brass Ensemble from the Coltrane House to Fairmount Park for stargazing over the reservoir. Ages 2+. (Sept. 23, 5-7 p.m., 1151 N. 33rd St. to 3401 Reservoir Dr., arsnovaworkshop.org)

Fringe Festival’s ‘QvK’ 🎭

(Performance / in-person / outdoors) The best Shakespeare speeches, stage violence, and audience voting all in one place? Only 45 minutes long? Directed by Damon Bonetti? Composed by the Eli Lynn? Yes, please! This Fringe Festival piece by Philadelphia Artists’ Collective hits all the sweet spots. (Free, through Oct. 3, outdoors at Bardascino Park, 1000 S. 10th St, fringearts.com.)

Scarecrows in the Village at Peddler’s Village 🎃

(Seasonal / in-person / kid-friendly) They’re back. One hundred sets of straw-stuffed outfits line the walkways of Peddler’s Village, vying for your vote in hopes of coming home on Halloween with $500 tucked into a back pocket of their scarecrow khakis. Ages 2+. (through Oct. 30, Routes 202 & 263, Lahaska, peddlersvillage.com)

Lights Out Philly 🐦

(Seasonal / in-person / multiday) Humans aren’t the only ones going through it lately. Migratory birds making their way South for the winter are dealing with disorienting artificial light that causes deadly nighttime collisions. The easiest thing to do to help yellowthroats and their feathered friends: Turn off those outdoor bulbs before you go to bed. Age 6+. (through Nov. 15, 12-6 a.m., birdsafephilly.org)

Yoga at Race Street Pier 🧘🏽‍♀️

(Fitness / in-person / ongoing) Grab a mat, some water, and a towel, and head to Race Street Pier for a socially distanced yoga class. Three Queens Yoga Studio leads the classes at picturesque Race Street Pier. Free yoga runs on most Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays through September 26. (Through Sept. 26, Race Street and N. Columbus Blvd., delawareriverwaterfront.com)

Spruce Street Harbor Park ☀️

(Seasonal / in-person / outdoors / kid-friendly) A sure sign of summer is the return of Spruce Street Harbor Park. Visit the waterfront pop-up park for food and drinks on the lawn or down at the floating barge bar. Other activities include lounging in one of Spruce Street’s many colorful hammocks or playing an arcade game or two. (Through Sept. 26, delawareriverwaterfront.com, 301 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.)

Phillypumptrack 🚴‍♂️

(Biking / in-person / multiday / kid-friendly) Volunteers have dug out the gaps between the person-made hills along Parkside, and the track is ready for bike riding. You don’t need to have your own dirt bike, BMX bike, or even helmet: Those are available to borrow, free of charge. Closed-toe shoes, masks, and for riders under 18, signed waiver required. Ages 5+, with 5-and-under days to be announced. (Tuesdays-Saturdays through October 30, noon-5 p.m., based on weather and volunteer availability, Parkside Ave. N., phillypumptrack.org)

Jane M. Von Bergen contributed to this article.

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