Special Events

Philadelphia

A Taste of Northern Liberties

Neighborhood history & tasting tour. W. Girard St.; 1-800-979-3370.

. $38 per person. 6/5.

Best Fest Enjoy music, dance and much more. Clark Park, Baltimore Ave. & 43d St. 6/5. 1-7 pm.

Early Morning Bird Walk Beginners are welcome. Pennypack Environmental Center, 8600A Verree Rd.; 215-685-0470. 6/5. 7 am.

Etc. Performance Series Work-in-progress. Community Education Center (CEC Meeting House), 3500 Lancaster Ave.; 215-387-1911. $7; $5 students. 6/5.

Farm to Table Day 2010 Learn how agriculture affects our lives. Fox Chase Farm, 8500 Pine Rd.; 215-728-7900. 6/5. 11 am-4 pm.

FCC Riverfront Open House Learn what this new Quaker-affiliated active adult community has to offer. Friends Center City Riverfront, 22 S. Front St.; Registration requested: 215-432-2553. 6/6.

First Great Race Scavenger Hunt of Philadelphia Meet in front of LOVE Park (JFK Plaza), Ben Franklin Parkway, across from City Hall. Once there, look for a Things to Do representative. E-mail: info@thingstodophilly.com. www.thingstodophilly.com. $15. 6/5. 11:30-5 pm.

Harambee: A Celebration of Community Culture and Collaboration Includes a Kids Korner hosted by the Institute for the Development of African American Youth Inc., a Culture Corner hosted by the Philadelphia Doll Museum, Health Pavilion with free screenings, Vendors Village, and Uptown Theatre Entertainment. African American United Fund, 2231 N. Broad St. 6/5. 10 am-6 pm.

House Tours 19th-century home of the Rosenbach brothers. Ongoing. Rosenbach Museum & Library, 2008-10 Delancey Pl.; 215-732-1600. Included in admission.

Irish American Festival Part of the Peco multicultural series. Penn's Landing, Columbus Blvd.; 215-922-2386 (2FUN). www.finnigans.com. 6/6. 12-8 pm.

It's a Firkin Riot! DJs spin the music of the British Invasion. Johnny Brenda's, 1201 Frankford Ave. 6/9. 11 am.

Magic Hat Big Easy Celebration Philly Beer Week celebration w/beer specials, vendors & live music courtesy of the Hoppin' John Orchestra & Philly Gumbo. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. $6. 6/7. 7:30 pm.

Military Muster Children are invited to learn the art of marching & musket etiquette. Signers Garden, 5th St. historicphiladelphia.org. 6/4.

Norris Square Parade & Celebration Spiral Q & Norris Square present neighborhood party in the park. Norris Square Park, 2100 N. Howard St. www.spiralq.org. 6/4. 4:30-7 pm.

Old Rose Symposium Includes lectures & demonstration by rose experts. Wyck, 6026 Germantown Ave.; 215-848-1690. $95. 6/5. 9 am-5 pm.

Open House Visit Pennypack Environmental Center situated at the western end of 1,600-acre Pennypack Park. 8600A Verree Rd.; 215-685-0470. 6/5. 9 am-3 pm.

Philly Beer Week Hundreds of beer-themed events at venues throughout the city. www.phillybeerweek.org. 6/4.

Quest to Unravel Alzheimer's Scavenger Hunt Sponsored by the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Tavern on Broad, 200 S. Broad St.; Registration required: http://www.alz.org/quashnow/. $5 after-party. 6/5. 10 am-4 pm.

Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party at the Piazza First Saturday of the month through October. The Piazza at Schmidts, N. Second St. www.radio1045.com. 6/5.

Trivia Tuesdays Weekly trivia event hosted by bartender "Smarty Pants" Wil. Sisters Restaurant & Nightclub, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735.

Twisted Thursdays Dinner buffet, karaoke & DJs spinning '80s dance club mixes. Sisters Restaurant & Nightclub, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735. $7-$10. 6/10.

Pennsylvania suburbs

Annual Fair Day

Craft & yard sale spaces are available. Call 610-287-3192 for information. Church of the Holy Spirit, 2871 Barndt Rd., Harleysville; $20 per space. 6/5. 9 am-4 pm.

Bucks County Jewish Festival Guests can pick strawberries, play games, enjoy rides & inflatables & shop the crafts market. Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd., Morrisville; 215-579-9300. 6/6. 12-4 pm.

Community Health Fair Free introductory classes in chi kung, pilates, Dance-4-Health, nutrition and more. Healing Touch Center, 1327 E. Darby Rd., Havertown. 6/5. 10 am-3 pm.

Community Yard Sale Rain date 6/12. For information call 610-269-1774 or email sjcparishoffice@verizon.net. St. James Episcopal Church, 409 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown. 6/5. 8-11 am.

Creek Critters Learn about critters. Lorimer Park, 183 Moredon Rd., Huntingdon Valley; Registration required: 484-674-3748. 6/6. 2 pm.

First Friday Extended hours, activities, refreshments & discounts at venues throughout downtown. Downtown Glenside, Easton Rd. www.cheltenhamtownship.org/business. 6/4. 5 pm.

First Friday Main Line Car Parade Rain date 6/5. Lancaster Ave., Haverford; 610-642-4040. 6/4. 6:15 pm.

Friday Night Fireworks Great fireworks over the Delaware River, every Fri. through August. Downtown New Hope, Main St., www.newhopelambertvillefireworks.com. 6/4.

Lilly Pulitzer Warehouse Sale You'll find Lilly's clothes & accessories in her signature "sunny" colors at a fraction of the retail cost. Valley Forge Convention Center, 1160 First Ave., King of Prussia; 610-878-8748. www.lillypulitzer.com. 6/9.

NarBark Dog Parade Dog costume parade, pet photographer, pet vendors with free samples, live music, outdoor dining & more. 610-747-0518. Downtown Narberth, Haverford Ave., 6/4. 6-8 pm.

Rising Star Talent Search Finale The OARC presents. Keswick Theatre, 291 Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650. $10 advance; $15 day of show. 6/8. 6:30 pm.

Sports Card, Comic Book & Collectible Show Presented by A2Z Promotions & featuring approx. 50 dealer tables. 302-983-2636. www.a2zshows1.com. Wyndham Garden Hotel - Philadelphia Airport, 45 Industrial Highway, Essington. $2; free under 12. 6/19.

Strawberry Festival Activities & strawberry treats. Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media; 610-874-4678. 6/5.

Sunday Stroll: Water World Take a look at the aquatic residents. Silver Lake Nature Center, 1306 Bath Rd., Bristol; 215-785-1177. 6/6. 2 pm.

New Jersey

Children's Carnival

Features interactive games and characters, crafts and activities, and carnival food. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, NJ; 609-704-5012. $10; $8 under 12. 6/6. 2 pm.

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

Delaware Valley's Largest Rose Competition & Show Moorestown Mall. 400 Rt-38, Moorestown. 6/5. 10 am-6 pm.

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.

Strawberry Festival Food, baked goods, plants, "gently used" items & basket raffle. For more information contact 856-854-7959. St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 409 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn. 6/5. 11 am-3 pm.

Delaware

Art on the Town

First Friday event. Free admission & cash bar. Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington. 6/4.

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.

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.

USS Delaware The Visitors Center will be hosting an exhibit of silver. First State Heritage Park, 102 S. State St., Dover; 302-739-9194. Included in admission. 6/4.

World Ocean Day Celebration Activities designed to teach visitors about ocean life. Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington. Included in admission. 6/8. 10 am-3:30 pm.

WSTW's Family Fun Night Appearance by Nancy & Dana from the 93.7 Morning Show, exhibits, games, crafts, animal presentations & more. Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington. www.wstw.com. $1. 6/10.

Kid's Stuff

Children's events

2d Annual Regional Children's Art Show

Work by area schoolchildren. Closing reception 6/13. Cheltenham Center for the Arts, 439 Ashbourne Rd., Cheltenham; 215-379-4660. 6/4.

B. Someday Productions: Family Theatre Series Interactive performance of a popular children's tale followed by crafts & info for parents. Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Ave.; 215-427-9255 or info@bsomeday.org. www.bsomeday.org. $1-$10 pay-what-you-can. 6/5.

Beautiful Butterflies Children's program on flying insects. Brandywine Creek State Park, 41 Adams Dam Rd., Greenville; Registration suggested. $5. 6/10. 9:30-10:15 am.

Book Worms Book Fair Authors of different genres will participate in book signings and readings. All ages; meet over 100 authors from the area in one place. The Piazza at Schmidts, N. Second St. 6/5. 9 am-3 pm.

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 Storytime Stories & crafts. Barnes & Noble - Rittenhouse Square, 1805 Walnut St.; 215-665-0716. 6/9.

Decorate Your Own Cupcake Night The bakery provides cupcakes and all the fixings for kids. Bredenbeck's Bakery and Ice Cream Parlor, 8126 Germantown Ave. 6/4.

Family Fun Summer Series Outdoor performances followed by indoor story programs. Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington. 6/4.

Incredible Insects Children's program about the insect world. Brandywine Creek State Park, 41 Adams Dam Rd., Greenville; Registration suggested. $5. 6/10. 1:30-2:15 pm.

Kidiscovery Wednesdays Preschool program w/hands-on science activity, storytime, music & more. Da Vinci Discovery Center of Science and Technology, 3145 Hamilton Blvd. Bypass, Allentown; 484-664-1002. Included in admission. 6/9.

One Fish, Two Fish: World Oceans Day Hear Dr. Seuss stories & learn how to protect the world's oceans. Jenkinson's Aquarium, 300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant. Included in admission. 6/5. 10 am-5 pm.

Story Time at the Zoo Weekly program. Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington. Included in admission. 6/10.

Storytime Kids can enjoy a new story weekly. Borders Books & Music, 4221 Concord Pike, Wilmington. 6/8.

Storytime New stories read weekly. Barnes & Noble - Wilmington, 4801 Concord Pike, 302-487-9677. 6/4.

Temple Tots Celebrate the Jewish Holidays Morning filled with games, songs, stories, craft projects & activities about the Jewish holidays. Temple Brith Achim, 481 S. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia; 610-337-2222. 6/6.

The Lara & Joe Show Fun & educational music program for kids. Johnny Brenda's, 1201 Frankford Ave. $5. 6/5. Noon.

Thomas the Tank Playday Kids can come run the train display, watch Thomas movies, build a giant Thomas the Tank layout and much more. Toy Train Emporium, 208 Creek Rd., Mount Laurel. 6/5.

Tot Shabbat Program Sing, march with torahs & hear stories about Shabbat with area tots & their parents. Temple Brith Achim, 481 S. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia; 610-337-2222. 6/5.

Train & Carousel Rides Hop on the Hummingbird Express Train for a jaunt around the zoo, or ride an animal on the Wildlife Carousel. Cape May County Park Zoo, Garden State Parkway Exit 11, Cape May; 609-465-5271. $2.

We've Got Your Back Race/Walk and Spinal Health Fair Help raise funds and awareness about spinal disease. The race will feature a visit with Merrill Reese, voice of the Philadelphia Eagles, a kid's corner and a moon bounce. Tyler State Park, 101 Swamp Rd., Newtown; 215-968-2021. www.spinerf.org/race. $25 before 6/4; $30 day of race. 6/6. 8 am-noon.

Woodmere Reaches Out Featuring works by area schoolchildren who participated in the museum's educational outreach programming. Opening reception 6/6. Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-0476. 6/4.

Youth Lounge Creative workshops & open art studio. Asian Arts Initiative, 1219-23 Vine St.; 215-557-0455. 6/4.

Youth Poetry Slam Spoken word competition for teenagers. Borders Books & Music, 4221 Concord Pike, Wilmington. 6/8.

Children's museums & attractions

Camden Children's Garden

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

. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

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. May-Sept.: Daily 9:30 am-5:30 pm.

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

Kix & Giggles Children's Playground 9356 Old Bustleton Ave.; 215-677-4140. www.kixandgiggles.com. Kix & Giggles Attractions. 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. Roadside Attractions. Wonderland. ABC Games. 6/4. Celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright's Birthday. 6/6. 11 am-5 pm. Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel. Celebrate Author Maurice Sendak's Birthday. 6/10. Mon.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. 11 am-5 pm.

Sesame Place 100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne; 215-752-7070. www.sesameplace.com. Elmo's World. Choo Choo Soul. 6/5. Oscar the Grouch's Not So Happy Birthday Bash. $22; $16 children 2-11. 6/6. Noon. Open daily.

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