Special Events


Art & Architecture Tour

Focusing on Center's architecture & the artwork on display. Sat. 10:30 am. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999.

Bird Walk Guided walk with information on birds. Carpenter's Woods, Wayne Ave. www.focw.org. 5/3. 7:30-10:30 am.

Broad Street Run Heatlh & Wellness Expo Array of wellness-related products & services. Convention Center, 1101 Arch St.; 215-418-4700. www.broadstreetrun.com. Closes 5/3.

Celebration of Black Writing: Outdoor Festival Author appearances, art lessons & family activities. South Street. artsanctuary.org. Donations accepted. 5/3. 11 am-8 pm.

First Fridays at CHF: Shall We Talk About the Weather? Meteorologists, scientists & artists share their views on the weather & our changing climate. Chemical Heritage Foundation, 315 Chestnut St.; 215-925-2222. 5/2. 5-8 pm.

Heroes on the Hill 5K Walk/Run & Music Festival Family-friendly, superhero-themed event to benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation & Unified for Uganda. Chestnut Hill College, 9601 Germantown Ave.; 267-630-4860. $30 advance, $35 day of event; $5 "Kids Fun Run" admission. 5/3. 9 am-6 pm.

Invinci-Bowl Bowling, music, prizes & more. V&S Lanes Bowling Alley, 7235 Elmwood Ave. 5/3. 1-4 pm.

National Muslim Business Council & Expo Platform for networking for Muslim business leaders, economic lectures, cultural activites, vendors & live music. Masjidullah, 7401 Limekiln Pike. Closes 5/4.

Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders Final Audition Show Tryouts. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.PhiladelphiaEagles.com. $24. 5/5. 7:30 pm.

Philadelphia Fleadh Irish American festival featuring live bands, dancing, vendors, workshops & more. Pennypack Park, Welsh Rd. phillyfleadh.com. $20; free 12 and under. 5/3. 11 am-9 pm.

Philadelphia International Children's Festival Kid-friendly performances & a "fun zone." Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900. Closes 5/4.

Philadelphia Kidney Action Day Screenings & entertainment. Municipal Services Building, Thomas Paine Plaza, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd. 5/2. 10 am-3 pm.

Philadelphia Science Festival Talks, shows & interactive programs on a wide range of science-related topics. Venues throughout Philadelphia. www.philasciencefestival.org. Closes 5/3.

Race to Make a Difference Kentucky Derby party benefiting the People's Emergency Center. Race simulcast, fancy hat contest, games & hors d'oeuvres. Bala Golf Club, 2200 Belmont Ave.; 267-777-5811. pecderby.org. $150. 5/3. 5-7:30 pm.

Rittenhouse Square Flower Market Featuring flowering plants, herbs, crafts & entertainment. Rittenhouse Square, 1800 Walnut St.; 215-625-9255. www.rittenhousesquareflowermarket.org. Closes 5/8.

Sister Cities Park International Festival Celebration of Philadelphia's 10 "Sister Cities" around the world. Multicultural afternoon of entertainment, activities & food. Sister Cities Park, 18th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway 5/3. Noon-5 pm.

South Street HeadHouse District Spring Festival Live music & entertainment on stages, crafts & shopping, food & more. Historic Headhouse Square, Second & Pine Sts.; 215-413-3713. southstreet.com. 5/3. 11 am-8 pm.

Pennsylvania suburbs

Arts at Bucks

Month of programming & events celebrating BCCC's Department of the Arts. Performances, music, student art exhibit, film festival & more. Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown; 215-968-8425.

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. Closes 5/13.

Boileau Festival Colonial craft & cooking demos, Revolutionary War reenactors, music, pony rides, & more. Nathaniel Boileau Park, 2668 Byberry Rd., Hatboro. www.friendsofboileau.org. 5/3. 11 am-3 pm.

Cinco de Mayo 5K One loop through Quakertown. Upper Bucks YMCA, 401 Fairview Ave., Quakertown. $15-$20. 5/7. 7 pm.

Debella Dog Walk Biggest outdoor dog fair. Green Lane Park, 1614 Snyder Rd., Green Lane; 215-234-4528. 5/4. 11 am-3 pm.

GenShare Members come together to discuss their ancestry. Falls Township Senior Center, 282 Trenton Rd., Fairless Hills. Closes 5/8.

Norristown Arts Hill Festival Music, dance, theater performances, kids section, food vendors & crafts from local artists. Norristown Arts Hill District, DeKalb St., Norristown. 5/3. 10 am-5 pm.

Paoli Library Spring Book Sale Wide variety of books, DVDs, audiobooks & CDs. Paoli Public Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli. Closes 5/18.

RageScape Music festival in support of Rage for the Grove. Xtra Ticket, The Garcia Project, live art & more. Birchview Farms Campground, 100 Birch View Dr., Coatesville. https://www.facebook.com/events/535470906552049. $20. 5/3. 8 pm.

Roxy Reading Therapy Dogs Annual "Strut Your Mutt" Dogs & their owners enjoy festivities. Chapman Park, E. State St., Doylestown. $25-$30. 5/3. 9 am-1 pm.

Save the Seed: Community Seed Exchange Learn about & plant seeds in a garden. Doylestown Fresh, 4030 Skyron Dr., Doylestown. 5/3. 9-11 am.

Used Book Sale Benefits library. Village Library of Wrightstown, 727 Penns Park Rd., Newtown. 5/3. 9 am-5 pm.

New Jersey

Cape May's Spring Festival

Tours, dinners, living history presentations & more. Downtown Cape May, 609-884-5404, 1-800-275-4278. Closes 5/4.

Kidsland Exhibits, live entertainment, giveaways & more. Milton & Betty Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate City. $5; free under 2. 5/4. 11 am-4 pm.


Art in the Ark: Watercolor Painting in the Zoo

Learn how to sketch live animals at class taught by professional. Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington. $25; $20 members. 5/3. 8:30-10:30 am.

Wilmington Flower Market Rides, games, plant sales, vendors, food & entertainment. Rockford Park, 1021 W. 18th St., Greenville. wilmingtonflowermarket.org. Closes 5/10.

Zoo Keeper Talks Employees discuss the animals in their care. Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington. Included in admission. Closes 5/31.

Kids' Stuff

Children's events

Art for Little Hands

First exploration of art for 3-5-year-olds. Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May; 609-898-8848. $13; $10 members. Closes 5/9.

Art Making Day Afternoon of free activities for all ages & skill levels. Materials provided. Artworks, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton. www.artworkstrenton.org. 5/3. 12-4 pm. Also Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion, 319 E. State St., and Gallery 219, 219 E. Hanover St., Trenton.

Baby Lap Rap Stories & rhymes for babies. Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell St., Norristown; registration required: 610-278-5100. Closes 5/14.

English Is Fun Interactive activities to learn & improve English. Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell St., Norristown; registration required: 610-278-5100. Closes 5/14.

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

Mommy and Me Children's Program Parents & children discover nature together. Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May; 609-898-8848. $7; $5 members. Closes 5/9.

Preschool Pioneers Indoor & outdoor nature activities for young kids. Briar Bush Nature Center, 1212 Edgehill Rd., Abington; 215-887-6603. $24-$40. Closes 5/27.

Read and Pick Program: Vegetables Education program for parents & their young children teaching about asparagus. Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton. $7. 5/6. 9:30-noon.

Story Time at the Zoo Monthly program of animal-themed stories. Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington. Included in admission. Closes 5/29.

Storytelling at Main Point Books Family story time. Main Point Books, 1041 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr.

Toddler Tickle Tales Enjoy songs, stories, fingerplays and simple games for the active toddler and early preschool child. Ages 2-4 with caregiver. Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell St., Norristown; registration required: 610-278-5100. Closes 5/15.

Used Book Sale A variety of books, CD's, audio tapes, & more on sale. Elkins Park Free Library, 563 E. Church Rd., Elkins Park; 215-635-5000. Closes 5/4.

Children's museums & attractions

Camden Children's Garden

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

» READ MORE: www.camdenchildrensgarden.org

. $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/.

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. $12; free 12 months & under. Daily 9 am-4:30 pm.

Garden State Discovery Museum 2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-424-1233. www.discoverymuseum.com. Dinosaurium. Down the Shore. Fleet Backstage Theater. Arts & Imagination. Inky's Newsroom. $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. Rainforest Rhythm. Space Station. City Capers. Flight Fantasy. $16; free for members, children under 1. Mon.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. 11 am-5 pm.

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