Category Archives: Weekend Ideas

Weekender: Harry, Alice, Archeology and Opera! by Baiyina Brown

From Alice to Harry, from opera to archeology… this weekend is chock full of great options for families in Philadelphia: Friday: Opera on the Mall  Opera on the Mall presents a big screen broadcast of Verdi’s classic La traviata on Friday. Bring a blanket and swoon under the stars to Verdi’s operatic masterpiece at the Independence National Historic Park. Gates open at […]

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Philly Kid Weekender…

Looks like we’ll have some gorgeous weather this weekend, so most of our offerings are outdoors! Friday: Shabbat Family Happy Hour  Open invite to join Mishkan families for snacks, drinks, art activities and games for the kids. Dinner is a potluck, so bring a dish to share. Families who are interested can stay for “Shabbat Under the Stars” starting at […]

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Philly Family Weekend Five: bike, play, rock, and drum!

Though the weather looks a bit dodgy this weekend, our list of family fun will leave you with sunny hearts: Friday: Venice Island Live Outdoors  Friday night, the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation presents Venice Island Live Outdoors with family fun featuring movie nights, live music, food trucks and activities for kids and adults. This gorgeous new performing and recreation center […]

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Philly Family Weekend Five: memories, horses and celebrations

    This weekend’s offerings provide two trips down memory lane, something for animal lovers, jazz enthusiasts, and community revitalizers. Friday: Friday Night Jazz  Surrounded by works of art and the music of George Gershwin? It doesn’t get much better than that. Pianist Dave Posmontier and vocalist Paula Johns will be tickling the ivories and belting out favorites like “Summertime.” […]

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Philly Family Weekend Five

Each week, we highlight five ideas for families to do in and around the city.  This week, we celebrate the fact that summer is here! Ok, not “official” summer, but definitely lots-of-fun-things-to-do-in-warm-weather, so it feels like summer. Here’s a rundown of our five family-friendly weekend picks:   Friday through Monday: The Lion King  I will admit to not being much […]

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