Special Events

Philadelphia

American Sailing Tours

Daily, 90-min. Delaware River tours on Chinese junk-rigged schooner. Informative History Sail, musical Tropical Sail or romantic Sunset Sail. American Sailing Tours - Pier 24, 401 N. Columbus Blvd.

. $35-$45.

Amtrak 40th Anniversary Exhibit Train Touring the country showcasing Amtrak's history. 30th Street Station, 30th & Market Sts.; 215-349-3147. Closes 5/29.

Brunch Cruise Cruise down the Delaware while enjoying brunch & live musical performances. Philadelphia Belle, Pier 3 at Penn's Landing; Reservations required: 888-868-7764. $42.90; $21.48 children 4-12; free 3 and under.

Decorate-a-Cupcake Night Bredenbeck's will provide you with a chocolate or vanilla cupcake & all the fixings to make it your own. Bredenbeck's Bakery and Ice Cream Parlor, 8126 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-7374.Closes 5/27.

Dinner Cruise Dinner & views of the city at night. Philadelphia Belle, Pier 3 at Penn's Landing; Reservations required: 888-868-7764. $74.90; free 3 and under. Closes 6/24.

Grand Opening Weekend Learn about the new park's features; entertainment & interactive activities. Race Street Pier, Columbus Blvd. Closes 5/29.

Grown Up Sexy: Singles Mixer Meet singles while enjoying complimentary appetizers and playing games. Paradigm, 239 Chestnut St. www.speeddatephiladelphia.com. 6/1. 7:30-10 pm.

Haunted Philadelphia Scavenger Hunt Visit "haunted" houses & cemeteries while learning some of the city's spooky history. Center City, Vine St.; 877-946-4868. www.WatsonAdventures.com. $22.50.

House Tours 19th-century home of the Rosenbach brothers. Ongoing. Rosenbach Museum & Library, 2008-2010 Delancey Pl.; 215-732-1600. Included in admission.

Lunch Cruise Cruise down the Delaware while learning about Philadelphia's historical sites. Philadelphia Belle, Pier 3 at Penn's Landing; Reservations required: 888-868-7764. $42.90; $21.48 children 4-12; free 3 and under.

Military Muster Children are invited to learn the art of marching & musket etiquette. Signers Garden, 5th St. historicphiladelphia.org.

Old Fashioned Picnic Activities for children and adults. Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken St. 5/28. Noon-3 pm.

Rodin Museum Public Tours Commissioned by theater magnate Jules Mastbaum in 1926, this building is home to one of the largest Rodin collections in the world. Franklin Parkway at 22d St.; 215-763-8100. Included in admission.

See Philly in a PHLASH Center City's purple trolley stops at 27 major historic attractions & cultural institutions. Center City, Vine St. www.phillyphlash.com. $2.

Sunday Morning Meditation Give your week the boost it needs by kicking it off with a relaxing and energizing meditation. Amitayus Kadampa Buddhist Center, 814 Chestnut St. $10.

Sundrops Arts & Music Fest Outdoor festival featuring vendors, food & live performances on two stages. The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave.; 267-671-9298. 5/28. 3 pm.

The 5 Guys Pink Tie Event Celebration to honor loved ones lost to breast cancer. Le Meridien Philadelphia, 1421 Arch St.; 215-735-2357. $50. 5/28. 9 pm.

The SongCircle Featuring performances by the best up & coming & established songwriters in Philadelphia. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. $10. 6/1. 8 pm.

Pennsylvania suburbs

Ardmore Memorial Day Parade

Annual parade processes to St. Paul's Cemetery. Lower Merion Township Building, 75 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore. 5/30. 10:30 am.

Cherokee Indian Festival Three days of fun, food, culture, tribal dance competitions, music, crafts and much more. Temple University Ambler, 580 Meetinghouse Rd., Ambler. $3-$8. Closes 5/30.

Friday Night Fireworks Over the Delaware River, every Fri. through August. Downtown New Hope, Main St., www.newhopelambertvillefireworks.com.

Radnor Township Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony All military veterans are welcome to march. Radnor Financial Center, 150 N. Radnor-Chester Rd., Ste. F-200, Wayne. 5/30. 9:45 am.

Sunday Naturalist's Foray: Herps, Amphibians and Reptiles Take a walk over streams and ponds and through the sunny areas to find herps, amphibians and reptiles. Peace Valley Nature Center, 170 Chapman Rd., Doylestown. 5/29. 2 pm.

New Jersey

American Legion Memorial Day Parade

Through Main and Washington Streets. Downtown Toms River, Main St. 5/30. 9:30 am.

Annual Memorial Day Parade Downtown Medford, Main St. 5/30. 11 am.

Atlantic City, Playground of the Nation Displaying artifacts, costumes, posters, photographs, postcards, souvenirs & Miss America memorabilia. Ongoing. Atlantic City Historical Museum, Garden Pier, Atlantic City; 609-347-5839.

Barks on the Boards Dog walk & contest. Dogs must be leashed, vaccinated & registered to participate. Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn & the Boardwalk, Ocean City; 609-399-2018. 5/29. 11:30 am.

Curley Fry Festival Face painting, stilt walkers, boardwalk food. Morey's Piers & Raging Waters, 25th St. and the Boardwalk, Wildwood; 609-522-3900. 5/28. Noon-4 pm.

Daily Animal Feeding See the aquarium residents being fed. Jenkinson's Aquarium, 300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant. Included in admission.

Dawn Till Dusk: Farm Life in Moorestown Exhibit. Historical Society of Moorestown at Smith-Cadbury Mansion, 12 High St., Moorestown.

Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour Guided trolley trip featuring info on the paranormal findings of Craig McManus. Downtown Cape May, 609-884-5404, 1-800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org. $10; $7 children 3-12.

Guided Tours Learn about the property's history as you explore the mansion, annex rooms & courtyard gardens. Smithville Mansion, 803 Smithville Rd., Mount Holly. $6.

Guided Tours of the Emlen Physick Estate Check out 15 restored rooms, then visit the Carriage House gallery to see the current exhibit. Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1048 Washington St., Cape May; 609-884-5404. $10; $5 children 3-12.

Historic District Trolley Tour Hear tales about the past. Downtown Cape May, 609-884-5404, 1-800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org. $10; $7 children 3-12.

Holy Angels Parish Carnival Rides, games, music, food, beer garden & more. St. Matthew's School, 1210 Hessian Ave., Westville. www.facebook.com/HolyAngelsCarnival. Closes 6/4.

Memorial Day Ceremony Hosted by the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Jewish War Veterans. Flag raising, rifle salute, and a playing of taps. North Wildwood, 2d Ave., Wildwood. 5/30. 10 am.

New Jersey Surf Museum Exhibit on the history of surfing in NJ. Pictures of Jersey surfers past & present, surfboards, memorabilia, info on beach conservation & more. Tuckerton Seaport, 120 W. Main St., Tuckerton; 609-296-8868. Included in admission.

Patriot Pirates - Tales of Plunder & Privateers of Coastal NJ Exhibit based on the Revolutionary War Privateers of the Jersey Shore. Ongoing. Tuckerton Seaport, 120 W. Main St., Tuckerton; Registration required: 609-296-8868 Ext 100. Included in admission.

Permanent Collection Also known as FunChase, the George F. Boyer Museum holds memorabilia including the Whacky Shack and the Golden Nugget re-created by Anthony Canzano, Hunt's Pier sculptures, the Coat of Arms salvaged from the Castle Fire by Larry Lillo and more. 3907 Pacific Ave., Wildwood. Included in museum admission.

Tours of Lucy the Elephant Architectural folly that dates to the Victorian Era. 9200 Atlantic Ave., Margate City. Included in admission.

Wildwoods International Kite Festival Renowned kite builders & competitors, kite-making workshops & exhibits, children's activities & more. Wildwoods Convention Center, 5401 Boardwalk, Wildwood; Box Office: 609-729-9000. www.SkyFestivals.com. Closes 5/30.

Delaware

Bingo

Mon. Banquet Hall Aetna Fire Hall, 400 Ogletown Rd, Newark.

Close Encounters of the Wild Kind Weekly programs on animals & themes. Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington. Included in admission.

Delaware's Prehistoric Sea Life Exhibit on marine life that dwelled in the Delaware region. Iron Hill Museum, 1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Christiana. Included in admission.

Glowing Rock Room Display of minerals that glow under ultraviolet light. Iron Hill Museum, 1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Christiana. Included in admission.

Iron Mining See unmelted iron & learn about the mining process. Iron Hill Museum, 1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Christiana. Included in admission.

Keeper Watching Program on the zoo's conservation efforts. Watch zookeepers doing their thing. Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington. Included in admission.

Playwrights, Production & Performance: American Theater in the 20th Century Books, scripts, photos, set designs & similar items from the American theater scene. University of Delaware, 114 College Sq, Newark; 302-831-6589. Closes 6/8.

Please Touch Wall Touch a variety of materials, from petrified wood to turtle shells & more. Iron Hill Museum, 1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Christiana. Included in admission.

Poetry Slams: Where Artistic Verbal Creations Compete Exhibit on the history of poetry slamming. Includes work by slam poets. University of Delaware, 114 College Sq, Newark; 302-831-6589. Closes 6/10.

Simple Machines Exhibit on the six key components found in most complicated machinery. John Dickinson Plantation, 340 Kitts Hammock Rd., Dover; 302-739-3277. Donations accepted.

The Lenni Lenape Exhibit on the lives of the Lenni Lenape people. Iron Hill Museum, 1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Christiana. Included in admission.

Tours of Nemours Mansion Tour the country estate of the late industrialist/philanthropist Alfred I. duPont. Nemours Mansion & Gardens, 1600 Rockland Rd., Wilmington; Reservations recommended. $15.

Kid's Stuff

Children's events

A Snip It of Sewing Workshop

Kids can learn how to machine sew. The Handwork Studio, 35 N. Narberth Ave., Narberth; Registration required: 610-660-9600. $40. Closes 5/29.

A Touch of Handwork Workshop Craft workshop for kids. The Handwork Studio, 35 N. Narberth Ave., Narberth; Registration required: 610-660-9600. $40. Closes 5/29.

Baby Bounce Stories, songs & movement activities for babies & very young toddlers. Atlantic City Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City; 609-345-2269.

Baby Days Babies & caregivers will sing songs, read stories & do finger plays. Registration required. Roslyn Branch Library, 2412 Avondale Ave., Abington. Closes 6/14.

Bouncy Booktime Children's Story Hour Different story each week. Lambertville Free Public Library, 6 Lilly St., Lambertville; 609-397-0275. Closes 6/7.

Can-Do Playground Integrated playground where both children with disabilities & enabled children can play together. Alapocas Run State Park and Blue Ball Barn, 1914 W Park Dr., Wilmington. www.candoplayground.org.

Children's Book Club Kids can discuss selected books & make related crafts. Atlantic City Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City; 609-345-2269. Closes 6/11.

Children's Storytime Staff members read new stories weekly. Barnes & Noble Market Fair, 3535 Rte. 1, Princeton.

Class Trip Day Schools come from all over the state to visit Morey's Piers and Raging Waters for a class trip. Morey's Piers & Raging Waters, 25th St. and the Boardwalk, Wildwood; 609-522-3900. Included in admission. 6/1. 11 am-5 pm.

Comic Drawing After School Program Youth art program led by Marvel DC Comic illustrator Joe Del Beato. Atlantic City Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City; 609-345-2269.

Creative Craft Wednesdays Weekly craft program for kids. Supplies provided. Atlantic City Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City; 609-345-2269.

Creek Critters Exploration of creek wildlife. Green Lane Park, 1614 Snyder Rd., Green Lane; 215-234-4528. 5/28. 1 pm.

Cuentos y Canciones Early education program entirely in Spanish for children under 5. The Lambertville Free Public Library, 6 Lilly St., Lambertville; 609-397-0275. Closes 6/6.

Drawing Together Open sketching time for families. Ongoing; dates vary. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th St. & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 215-763-8100. Included in admission.

Early Bird Read & Look Stories & crafts for preschoolers. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th St. & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; Tickets required. Included in admission.

Glory of Stories Children's storytime & craft activity. Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington. $3.

Go-Kart Speedway Playland's Castaway Cove, 936 Boardwalk, Ocean City; 609-399-9090. $6.

Honoring Memorial Day Make flags out of a variety of media. Atlantic City Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City; 609-345-2269. 5/29. 2 pm.

Milk & Cookies Variety hour for local performers who specialize in family entertainment. MilkBoy Coffee, 2 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore; 610-645-5269. $5. Closes 6/26.

Music & Movement at the Zoo Program of music, stories & dancing for kids. Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington. Included in admission. Closes 5/29.

Preschool Rhyme Time Stories, songs, fingerplays & simple crafts. Atlantic City Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City; 609-345-2269.

Princess Tea Party Enjoy a party with tea sandwiches and other goodies with five princesses. Doylestown Country Club, 401 Pebble Hill Rd., Doylestown; Call Lea to inquire about 1/2-price tickets. www.onceuponadreamprincessparties.com/teaparty.html. $43. 5/28. 11 am-1 pm.

Queen Nur: Sweet Potato Pie & Such Storyteller shares tales from African & African American oral traditions. Rutgers University - Camden Center for the Arts, 311 N. 5th St., Camden; 856-225-6202. www.queennur.com. $7. Closes 6/1.

Saturday Morning Pajama Party Kids can wear their PJs to the Shop to receive a free breakfast entree. A paying adult must accompany. The Pop Shop, 729 Haddon Ave., Collingswood.

Story Time at the Zoo Monthly program of animal-themed stories. Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington. Included in admission.

Storytime New stories read weekly. Barnes & Noble - Wilmington, 4801 Concord Pike, Wilmington; 302-487-9677.

Sunday Studio Series Children's arts & crafts event with a theme & medium that varies monthly. Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington. $5.

Teen Advisory Group Teens can provide feedback on what services or programs the library should have. Atlantic City Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City; 609-345-2269. Closes 6/25.

The 17th Annual Education Extravaganza Learning becomes a "day at the beach" when students in grades 3 through 12 enjoy a day of hands-on learning and interactive participation utilizing the beach and Morey's Piers amusements. Morey's Piers & Raging Waters, 25th St. and the Boardwalk, Wildwood; 609-522-3900. Included in admission. Closes 6/3.

The Children's Reading Hollow & Discovery Den Children's playspace & reading nook. Briar Bush Nature Center, 1212 Edgehill Rd., Abington. $1.

Tours for Tots Hands-on activities featuring movement & play. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th St. & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; tickets required. Included in admission.

TowpathTown Interactive exhibit on the lives & skills of the people who lived & worked on the canals. Hugh Moore Historical Park & Museums, 30 Centre Sq., Easton. Included in admission.

Tween Days in the Teen Lounge 'Tweens can hang out & play video games in the Teen Space Lounge. Atlantic City Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City; 609-345-2269. Closes 6/25.

Youth Lounge Creative workshops & open art studio. Asian Arts Initiative, 1219-23 Vine St.; 215-557-0455. Donations accepted. Closes 6/11.

Children's museums & attractions

Camden Children's Garden

3 Riverside Dr., Camden; 856-365-8733.

. Going Green in the Garden Festival for Schools. $9. 5/27. Fit & Fun Family Festival for Schools. 5/27. 1-4 pm. $6; $5 ages 3-11; free 2 & under. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

The Crayola Factory 30 Centre Square, Easton; 610-515-8000. www.crayola.com/factory/. Crayola Crayon Manufacturing. Crayola Marker Manufacturing. Crayola Chronology. Inside Out. Cool Moves. Crayola After Dark. Easton Press & Bindery. Crayola Color Carousel. Crayola Meltdown.

Delaware Children's Museum 110 S. Poplar St., Wilmington; 302-654-2340. www.delawarechildrensmuseum.org. Stratosphere. The Power of Me. ECOconnect. Bank on It. Training Wheels. Structures. Daily 9 am-4:30 pm.

Garden State Discovery Museum 2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-424-1233. www.discoverymuseum.com. Down the Shore. Fleet Backstage Theater. Arts & Imagination. Inky's Newsroom. Best Friends on Main Street. Recycled Rhythm Shack. The Discovery Diner. The Rock Climbing Wall. News & Weather. Storybook Castle. Little Discoveries. Memorial Day Celebration. 5/28. $10.95; $9.95 seniors; free under 1. May-Sept.: Daily 9:30 am-5:30 pm.

Insectarium 8046 Frankford Ave.; 215-335-9500. www.myinsectarium.com. Working Beehive. Cockroach Kitchen. $7; free under 2. Mon.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm.

Kix & Giggles Children's Playground 9356 Old Bustleton Ave.; 215-677-4140. www.kixandgiggles.com. Kix & Giggles Attractions. $7. Wed.-Fri. 10 am-3 pm; Sat. 10 am-7 pm; Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

Please Touch Museum 4231 Avenue of the Republic; 215-581-3181. www.pleasetouchmuseum.org. City Capers. Flight Fantasy. Roadside Attractions. River Adventures. Wonderland. Centennial Exploration. Liberty Arm & Torch. Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel. ShopRite Supermarket Exhibit. Space Station. Rainforest Rhythm. 5/28. $15; free under 1, members & active duty military families 5/30-9/5. Mon.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. 11 am-5 pm.

Sesame Place 100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne; 215-752-7070. www.sesameplace.com. Memorial Day BBQ. $24.95; $16.95 children 2-11. 5/30. Memorial Day Weekend Fireworks. 5/30. $50.95; $45.95 seniors; free under 2. Open daily.

Smith The Kids' Play Place in the Park 33rd St.; 215-765-4325. smithkidsplayplace.org. Playhouse. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-4 pm.