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Cherry Hill Regional Current Events and Activities
Third Thursday NJ VetChat
Third Thursdays of the Month: Watch NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation monthly webinar series. it will be one-on-one interviews with New Jersey Vietnam Veteran volunteers. Third Thursday VetChats will be held via Zoom and are free and open to the public. 7:30-8:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
2021 Monroe Township Music Festival
June 5, 2021: Monroe Township Music Festival will feature great music, amusements, games, over 100 vendors, food court, fireworks show and much more! Owens Park, 690 N Tuckahoe Rd, Williamtown. 5-10:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
Storytime Fun In Shakespeare Park
Thursdays June 7 - August 13, 2021: Join us for Summer of Wonder! Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers will enjoy a fun & exciting Storytime activity with a librarian! Activities will vary each week, and will include yoga, storytime, music & movement and more. Shakespeare Park is across the street from the front entrance of the Parkway Central Library. Shakespeare Park, 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia. 10:30am. Visit their website for more information.
Pet Expo & Pet Supplies Collection
July 17, 2021: You can find everything you need to know or purchase for a happier, healthier pet. This event will take place outside in Friendship Grove. Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill. 1-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
Outdoor Summer Reading Giveaways
July 28, 2021: Whitman Library staff will be tabling in the back patio area with new & free books (for adults, teens, and children) and summer reading activity packets (for teens and children.) Enter through the 2nd St. gate to find us. Whitman Library, 200 Snyder Ave, Philadelphia. 11 am-2 pm Visit their website for more information.
Parkway Pals Storytime at Sister Cities Park
August 3, 2021: Family & Friends 12 and under are welcome to join Miss Mary at Parkway Pals in Sister Cities Park for storytime and a to-go craft (while supplies last)! Enjoy stories, songs, and fun! 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia. 10:30am. Visit their website for more information.
Headshots at the BRIC
August 19, 2021: Get a FREE headshot photo taken at the Business Resource and Innovation Center! Headshots are a unique service for entrepreneurs, nonprofit professionals, job seekers, and more. Business Resource Innovation Center, Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia. 1-3pm. Visit their website for more information.
Barnyard Bash - Pumpkin Picking & Corn Maze
Sundays in October: This year's Barnyard Bash will be an open house style! Enjoy a hayride, pumpkin picking, barrel train rides, visit Barnyard Animals and corn maze! It will take about 2 hours to complete all the activities. Cost is $15 per child (includes all activities AND pumpkin with decorating kit) and $5 per adult (includes hayride, corn maze and animal visits). Coombs Barnyard, 20 Route 77, Elmer. 1-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
Seasonal and "Any Time" Happenings Around Cherry Hill Regional
Berlin Farmers Market
Open Year Round: The indoor market is 150,000 square feet of temperature controlled shopping, with over 85 stores with discount prices and something for everyone! While the outdoor flea market features items such as fruits and vegetables, a wide selection of shrubbery and blooming plants in season (every Saturday and Sunday). 41 Clementon Rd, Berlin. Visit their website for more information.
Diggerland USA is America’s ONLY construction theme park!
Open Year Round: Diggerland USA features 25 on-site attractions comprised of REAL, life-sized construction equipment. Children and their families can get behind the wheel of a JCB Backhoe, dig up some dirt with excavators, go off-roading in an 8- wheeled ARGO and climb the country’s tallest ropes course. Kids of all ages (adults, too) won't soon forget an experience at Diggerland! Cost: ADULT (Over 42″) Admission 29.95, Additional discounts are available for afternoon visits. Full day walk up admission is 34.95. CHILD (Under 42″) Admission 24.95 (limited time offer) Walk up gate admission for children is 26.95. Diggerland USA, 100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin. Open year round - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. Visit their website for more information.
Haddonfield Farmers Market
Every Saturday May-October: Enjoy live entertainment & shop for produce from local farmers. Kings Court, 150 Kings Hwy, Haddonfield. 8:30 am-12 noon. Visit their website for more information.
Peddlers Warehouse Indoor Flea Market
Every Weekend: Free admission & parking for indoor flea market. With all sorts of vendors - records, home décor, jewelry, boutique soaps, comic books and more! Every weekend they are doing something a little different: scavenger hunts, pottery shows & even a PBJ drive! 9-5pm. 366 Berlin-Cross Keys Rd., Sicklerville. Visit their website for more information.
Open Year Round: One of the best laid-out & most animal-packed zoos in the country. It is set among a charming 42-acre Victorian garden with tree-lined walks, formal shrubbery, ornate iron cages and animal sculptures. 3400 West Girard Ave, Philadelphia 9:30-5pm Visit their website for more information.
Sahara Sam's Oasis
Open Year Round: Indoor & outdoor waterpark - always 84 degrees! Open year round. Please check the calendar for days & times open. 535 N Rte 73, West Berlin. Visit their website for more information.
Sundays On Stage
Sundays: Sundays on Stage is a series of cultural programs featuring live performances by a variety of artists and entertainers. These family programs celebrate diversity through music, dance, storytelling, and more. All programs begin at 2pm. Free! Call or visit the website for dates. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Montgomery Auditorium, Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia. Visit their website for more information.
Archive of Some Past Events
Mullica Hill Food Truck Festival
May 22, 2021: The 2021 Mullica Hill Food Truck Festival will feature live music, performances, activities, craft vendors, food trucks, and more! Free admission. Gloucester County 4H Fairgrounds, 275 NJ-77, Mullica Hill. 11am-6pm. Visit their website for more information.
Wednesdays: Join Miss Abbe on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. on Instagram Live for some calm Mindfulness Meditation using body scan and breathing techniques, ground your body and mind. Fumo Family Library, 2437 South Broad St, Philadelphia. 10am. Visit their website for more information.
DIY Bubble Tea
February 27, 2021: Want some bubble tea, but don't want to make the trip? Learn how to make your own bubble tea at home with kitchen science! Supplies will be available for contactless pickup starting in February. Ages 10 and up. Registration required; supplies are limited. Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 Kings Hwy N, Cherry Hill. 2:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
February 9, 2021: Learn how to make this season’s sweetest popular treat! Join CHPL for a virtual class and master how to make hot chocolate bombs, nonpareils candy, and more. Hot chocolate bombs are hollow chocolate spheres filled with hot chocolate mix and lots of mini marshmallows or other goodies. $15. CHPL, Cherry Hill. 6pm. Visit their website for more information.
Story Corner with Ms. Elaine
Tuesdays: Elaine invites you to virtually visit Terhune Farm. She will share fun facts about the farm and read a story. We encourage visitors young & old to tune in! Ages 2-10. All episodes can be viewed on Facebook. Terhune Orchards, Princeton. 11am. Visit their website for more information.
Blue Cross RiverRink at Winterfest
January 1, 2021: It's a new year! Enjoy ice skating 7 days a week! General admission to Winterfest is free; ice skating, games, and rides are pay-as-you-go ($5/skating; $10/skate rental). Winterfest is a dog-friendly site. However, dogs are not permitted in the skate-rental area, cabins, or the Lodge. 101 South Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia. 1-11pm. Visit their website for more information.
Craft & Antique Show
December 12, 2020: Visit the Holiday Market at Rancocas Woods! There will be a wide variety of unique handmade items crafted by local artisans as well as antique & vintage items. Rancocas Woods, 118 Creek Rd., Mount Laurel. 10am-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
Tractor Parade With Santa & Friends
November 28, 2020: Visit the Farm for a Winter Tractor Parade and a special visit from Santa Claus! Bring a chair/blanket to enjoy the parade! Enjoy some snacks and crafts for kids and adults. In lieu of an admission fee we will be collecting canned goods to donate locally. Coombs Barnyard, 20 Rt. 77, Elmer. 10am. Visit their website for more information.
Santa Visits Kale's Garden Center
November 27, 2020 - January 9, 2021: Santa Claus will be visiting Kale's Garden Center for in person visits! Santa Claus will be situated in such a way that your photos will be wonderful and your memories and traditions kept alive. Kale's Nursery & Landscape, 133 Carter Rd, Princeton. Nov 27, 28, 29, Dec 6, 13, 19, Jan 9 from 10am-3pm. Visit their website for more information.
November 7, 2020: Costumed storytellers will transport you back in time to reveal stories about murder, mayhem, and tragedy as reported at the time. This storyteller performance will give you goosebumps and thrills! Ages 13+. Tickets are $20/per person and must be purchased online. Tickets will not be available for purchase on-site. 101 Park St, Bordentown. 6pm. Visit https://bordentownhistory.org/Event_Calendar/index.html for more information.
Children's Haunted House/Fall Fest
October 24, 2020: Join us for a day full of fall family fun including a straw bale maze, games, crafts and more. Then stop in for a tour of the "spooky" Whitall House. Free. James and Ann Whitall House at Red Bank Battlefield, 100 Hessian Ave, National Park. 10am-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
Mullica Hill Ghost Walk
October 10, 2020: Explore Mullica Hill haunted history! Walk past the historic houses & public buildings along Main Street during the 1 1/2-hour guided tour. Tours will depart from outside blueplate restaurant, 47 South Main Street, every 10 minutes beginning at 6:30pm. Tickets are $10 per person. Families are welcome. Children in strollers do not require a ticket. Remember to bring your flashlights, cameras, and comfortable walking shoes! Mullica Hill. Visit their website for more information.
Flashlight Fridays - Corn Maze in the Dark
Fridays September 25 - October 30, 2020: This is a family friendly event and is not scary! Maze will take 30-45 minutes to complete. Please be sure to bring a flashlight! $7/person. Food and pumpkins will be available for sale at the event. Coombs Barnyard, 20 Rt. 77, Elmer. Maze opens at 6:30 pm. and last entrance will be 8:30 pm. Visit their website for more information.
Jazz & Food Truck Festival
September 12, 2020: Bring your family, appetite, lawn chairs, four legged friends and blankets! Dine on excellent food, while enjoying the amazing sounds & kids activities. Please bring a non-perishable to support the food pantry. $5; kids under 10 free. Washington Lake Park - Amphitheater, 626 Hurffville Crosskeys Rd, Sewell. 11am-7pm. Visit their website for more information.
Summer Concert Series
August 19 & 26, 2020: Enjoy the outdoor concert at the beautiful shopping center. Enjoy a different band every week! Free. The Promenade at Sagemore, 500 Rt. 73 S, Marlton. 6:30-8:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
L.E.A.D. Fest State Fair
July 8-12, 2020: NJ Agricultural Fair with entertainment and rides! See website for ticket sales. Mercer County Park, 1638 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor. July 8-10, 5-11pm; July 11-12, 3-11pm. Visit their website for more information.
Saturdays July 4 - September 26, 2020: Experience the history, the Americana, the thrills and excitement that is the Cowtown Rodeo! The only professional weekly rodeo in all of New Jersey! Started back in 1929, Cowtown Rodeo presents a taste of western ranching that is an integral part of American history. $10 and up. 780 Harding Hwy., Pilesgrove. 7:30-11pm. Visit their website for more information.
4th Friday In Uptown Pitman
4th Friday of the month: Come stroll along Broadway & enjoy live music, awesome vendors, great shops, old fashioned games, good restaurants, beer, wine and lots of fun. Broadway, Pitman. 6-9pm. Visit their website for more information.
Food Truck Thursday
June 25, 2020: This is your chance to head to the Swedesboro Auction Park (located near the corner of Locke Ave and Fow Ave) & enjoy some tasty food & drink from a variety of area food trucks & vendors! There will be some games & background music to enjoy, also. Auction Park, Locke Ave, Swedesboro. June 25, July 23 & August 27. 5-9pm. Visit their website for more information.
June 15, 2020: Check out permanent exhibits, hands-on activities and live science shows! Garage parking is discounted to $6 during the event. Parking tickets must be validated prior to departure at the Security Desk located in the Atrium. Parking is limited & space is not guaranteed. The garage is located at 271 N. 21st St. The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St, Philadelphia. 5pm. Visit their website for more information.
Statewide Youth Fishing Challenge
June 6, 2020: NJDEP DFW Hooked on Fishing Program hosts its 5th annual statewide Youth Fishing Challenge on Free Fishing Day, Saturday June 6th! YFC targets families with children age 20 & younger. Winners are eligible to receive prizes (rules, age requirements and time of event vary depending on the host & location). Participants must be present to claim prizes. Parents & guardians are encouraged to enjoy fishing during the event but are ineligible for prizes. See website for locations. 8:30am-5pm. Visit their website for more information.
New Jersey Renaissance Faire
May 23 - 24, 30 - 31, and June 6 - 7, 2020: Enjoy family entertainment where multiple stages host a variety of performances including sword fighting, music, comedy, fire breathing, and aerialists. Along with a cast of professionally trained actors, there is an extensive merchant village of talented artisans and delicious food and drink! $10 and up. Liberty Lake, 1195 Florence-Columbus Rd, Bordentown, 10am-6pm. Visit their website for more information.
Bordentown Street Fair
May 16, 2020: The 43rd Annual Bordentown Street Fair is fun for the whole family! Crafts, local restaurants, free entertainment, kids area, and the Farnsworth Avenue merchants transform Farnsworth Avenue and surrounding streets into a food, music, and shopping extravaganza. Farnsworth Ave, Bordentown. 10am-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
Semi-Annual Gently Used Jewelry & Accessory Sale Fundraiser
May 2, 2020: The Cherry Hill Public Library is hosting a fundraiser where you can shop high-quality, previously owned items at prices rarely seen anywhere else. From costume jewelry and handbags to vintage items and accessories for men, you won't want to miss this sale! 1100 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill. 10am-1pm. Visit their website for more information.
Marlton Food Truck Event
April 26, 2020: Enjoy a large variety of top-notch cuisines from local food trucks. This popular event is nestled in the front parking lot of the outdoor lifestyle shopping center. The Promenade at Sagemore, 500 Rt. 73 S, Marlton. 12-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
Family Fun Day
April 10, 2020: Kids touring the Battleship can get their face painted, get temporary tattoos and even take home a balloon animal. It's Family Fun Day on the Battleship from 10am to 2pm on Friday, April 10. Activities for kids are free with the purchase of a tour of the Battleship. $5 and up. 100 Clinton St, Camden. 10am-2pm. Visit their website for more information.
Junie B Jones: The Musical
March 27-April 11, 2020: Through singing, dancing, and a little help from her grown-up friends, Junie B. Jones learns that “practice won’t make perfect, but it sure helps out.” $11. Walnut Street Theater, 825 Walnut St, Philadelphia. Visit their website for more information.
Celtic Irish Music & Song with Ian Gallagher
March 10, 2020: Get ready for St. Patrick's Day and enjoy an evening concert of traditional and beloved Celtic Irish music, performed by Ian Gallagher! Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill. 7-8pm. Visit their website for more information.
Winter Wellness Walks
February 29, 2020: Led by an experienced Volunteer Guide, these brisk walks will stick to the paved paths and get your heart rate up. Included with museum admission, $20. Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, 100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia. 10:30-11:30am. Visit their website for more information.
Rowan Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Concert
February 14, 2020: Jazz Festival's closing night concert celebrates the Samba and features guest artist & renowned percussionist Fabio De Oliveira. $35. Pfleeger Concert Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro. 7:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
The Tin Woman
February 7-22, 2020: The Bridge Players Theater Company presents the story of a woman who receives a heart transplant and her eventual meeting with the family of the donor. Based on a true story, The Tin Woman uses humor and pathos to explore loss, family, and what it means to be given new life. $10-20. Broad Street United Methodist Church, 36 E Broad St, Burlington. 8pm. Visit their website for more information.
Fire & Ice Festival
January 25, 2020: Mount Holly will play host to over a dozen professional ice carvers, professional chili chefs and a wide variety of interesting entertainment for young, old and everyone in between. Downtown Mount Holly. 10am-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
Winter Sidewalk Sale
January 16-19, 2020: Celebrate the start of 2020 with four days of great specials and deals during Haddonfield 9th Annual Winterfest Sidewalk Sale! 200 Kings Hwy., Haddonfield. 10am-6pm. Visit their website for more information.
Fine Feathered Friends: Birds as Mainstay & Muse
January 4 - September 13, 2020: This exhibition brings together nearly 200 rarely-seen artifacts to explore the status of our fine feathered friends as ecological mainstay and their historical role as a design-inspiring force, or muse, for New Jersey craftspeople. $5-7. NJ State Museum, 205 W State St, Trenton. 9am-4:45pm. Visit their website for more information.
17th Annual Antique Toy Train Show
January 1 - February 2, 2020: Featuring O and O-27 gauge toy trains, from the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s. Lionel, Marx and American Flyer engines, with adjoining cars, will race on two diverse platforms. Vintage Plasticville buildings from the 1950’s will further augment the display. Vegetation and auxiliary structures will give the platforms a traditional holiday appearance. Adult $4, Child $34. The Museum of American History at Deptford, 138 Andalolo Way, Deptford. 10am-3pm. Visit their website for more information.
Holiday Garden Railway Nights
Saturdays in December: Enjoy the Holiday Garden Rail all lit up and decorated for the season. White lights sparkle along the rails and miniature greens adorn the buildings. $5-20, under 3 free. Garden Railway, Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia. 4:30-7:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
Semi-Annual Gently Used Jewelry & Accessory Sale Fundraiser
December 7, 2019: This is an opportunity to shop high-quality, previously owned items at prices rarely seen anywhere else. From costume jewelry and handbags to vintage items. Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 Kings Hwy N, Cherry Hill. 10am-1pm. Visit their website for more information.
CHPL Holiday Craft Fair
November 24, 2019: Cherry Hill Public Library is hosting their FIRST Craft Fair. Get your holiday shopping started and support local talent. 1100 Kings Hwy North, Cherry Hill. 2-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
Veterans Day Weekend
November 9-12, 2019: Commemorate the Veterans Day Weekend with special programs, walking tours, and activities related to early American soldiers and their military families. Throughout the weekend, explore stories of soldiers in the Galleries and discover the life of soldiers in our special exhibition. Free for Veterans, Active and Retired Military, $8. Museum of American Revolutions, 101 S 3rd St, Philadelphia. 5-8pm. Visit their website for more information.
Murder Mystery Fundraiser Event
October 25, 2019: Get ready for an evening of mystery, intrigue, and murder while professionally trained actors entertain and excite at this mysterious event where you are part of the fun! Gather your friends and food & snacks to share. For 21 yrs and older. Tickets are $20/person & includes a glass of wine & dessert. Registration Required. Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill. 6-9pm. Visit their website for more information.
October 12, 2019: The Medford Historical Society’s annual extravaganza features dozens of craft vendors, food, live music, demos, fun for kids and apple treats. (The apple-cider donut is a must-try!) Free. Kirby's Mill, 275 Church Rd, Medford. 9am-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
Camden County Fair
September 20-21, 2019: Sample fabulous food from a variety of Food Trucks, check out exhibitors & vendors, play carnival games & visit the 4H tent and petting zoo! Military & Public Safety Personnel: In appreciation for your service, you are eligible to a free unlimited rides wristband. Wristbands will be available at the Camden County Welcome Tent. Must show proof of service. The offer is open to veterans, active duty, military, gold star families, public safety personnel and first responders. 508 Lakeland Rd, Gloucester Township. 4-10pm. Visit their website for more information.
An Evening of Rodgers & Hammerstein
September 10, 2019: Some of your favorite selections from various Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals will be performed, including The Sound of Music, Cinderella, and Carousel. Cherry hill Public Library, 1100 Kings Hwy N, Cherry Hill. 7-8pm. Visit their website for more information.
Lunch & a Movie: Green Book
August 29, 2019: Bring your lunch and enjoy a free film at the Cherry Hill Library. Movie begins at noon (doors open at 11:30 a.m.). Adults of all ages welcome. No registration required. 1100 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill. Visit their website for more information.
The Great Potato Dig
August 10-11, 2019: Dig your very own Jersey fresh potatoes! Hayrides, animal visits, barrel train rides and all of our regular farm fun as well. Takes about 1.5 hours to complete all activities. Come Hungry! Food will be available for purchase. Coombs Barnyard, 20 Rt. 77, Elmer. 5-8pm. Visit their website for more information.
Curiosity: Mission to Mars and the Deep-Space Search for Another Earth
July 30, 2019: Astronomer Kevin Manning, a former NASA consultant, will walk us through the fascinating images and video footage that the Mars rover has sent back in its explorations. Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill. 7-8:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
Haddonfield Crafts & Fine Art Festival
July 13, 2019: More than 250 artisans will exhibit a wide range of arts and crafts, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, wood, fiber, metal, paper, drawings, paintings, photography, and wearable art. Kings Highway & Tanner St in Haddonfield. 11am-5pm. Visit their website for more information.
Health & FItness Expo
June 22-23, 2019: Free health screenings, special New York Giants locker room tours and the chance to meet your favorite NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 anchors and reporters. Together, we hope to inspire you to get and stay healthy in 2019. MetLife Stadium, 1 MetLife Dr, East Rutherford. 10am-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
West Park Arts Festival
June 8, 2019: The event will engage the young and seasoned in dance, art making, and other activities including narrated historical trolley tours through the Centennial District. There will also be culturally diverse performances by some of the area’s most talented dancers, musicians, and vocalists. Free. West Fairmount Park, 42nd & Parkside, South Concourse Drive, Philadelphia. 1-6pm. Visit their website for more information.
May 20, 2019: Come play BINGO at the Library with the whole family! Prizes too! Program is for school age children, ages 6 and up. Greater Olney Library, 5501 North 5th Street (5th St. and Tabor Rd.), Philadelphia. 6pm. Visit their website for more information.
Spring Flea Market
May 4, 2019: Bake Sale! Hot dogs, Sodas & Pretzels. All proceeds benefit the Donatucci Library! Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library, 1935 Shunk Street (20th & Shunk Sts.), Philadelphia. 9am-3pm. Visit their website for more information.
Philadelphia Science Festival
April 26-May 4, 2019: Nine days of events at restaurants, breweries, museums, libraries, parks and other neighborhood spaces! Programs in NJ include Science Slam at Rowan College & Timber Creek Dog Park Star Party on April 20. Family Science Sunday at Rowan University on April 22. Check the website for more events! Visit their website for more information.
Marvel Universe of Superheroes
April 12 - September 2, 2019: The exhibit features more than 300 artifacts, including some of Marvel’s most iconic and sought-after pages, costumes and props that will excite both avid collectors and casual fans—while immersive set pieces, soundscapes, and interactive elements bring the comic book world to life. $15-$35. The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St, Philadelphia. 9:30am-5pm. Visit their website for more information.
Friday Games & Puzzles
March 22, 2019: Enjoy a selection of games, puzzles, and Wii games after school every Friday. Ages 7 and up. Cecil B Moore Library, 2320 Cecil B. Moore Avenue (Cecil B. Moore & 23rd Street), Philadelphia. 3:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
History is Served: American Chinese Food
March 12, 2019: Join us for this cooking program exploring food history. This month we will learn the history of Chinese Food in America! Open to ages 7 and up. Food will be served at this event. For allergy concerns, please contact us! Registration begins 2/15 @ 9:30am. Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 Kings Hwy N, Cherry Hill. 7-8pm. Visit their website for more information.
PDPH Overdose Awareness & Reversal Training
March 4, 2019: Philadelphia Department of Public Health is now offering FREE training on overdose awareness & overdose reversal using naloxone, or Narcan. Trainees will learn: Information about the current state of the opioid crisis in Philadelphia, Potential risk factors for opioid overdose, Signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, Information about naloxone including: what it is, how to use it, & where to get it, The medical protocol for responding to an opioid overdose, Information about PA's Standing Order for Naloxone, Act 139, and the Good Samaritan protection. Whitman Library, 200 Snyder Avenue (2nd St. & Snyder Ave.), Philadelphia. 6pm. Visit their website for more information.
America...We Served! Three Centuries of African American Soldiers
February 23-24, 2019: Celebrate Black History Month at The Old Barracks Museum! Come hear about the brave African American soldiers that helped shape our nation's history! Learn about the integral role they played in our military, from the early days of our nation's infancy all the way up to World War II. $10 adults; $8 students & seniors. 101 Barrack St, Trenton. 10am-5pm. Visit their website for more information.
R L Stine's Goosebumps: Phantom of the Auditorium
February 2-9, 2019: This frighteningly fun musical based on the beloved series from R. L. Stine investigates the strange things happening during rehearsals of Brooke and Zeke’s school play. Is it a practical joke or is the school’s theater really haunted? Follow the two on a silly and (only a little) spooky musical mystery. $15-$18. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St, Philadelphia. 10:30-11:30am. Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Visit their website for more information.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
January 21, 2019: Work together with the Schuylkill Center Nature Preschool families, providing service to our community. We'll help each other in restoring our environment & maintaining our grounds. This is a gathering including past & current Nature Preschool families as well as members of the community, with adult & child-centered service projects. We'll have classroom & trail activities throughout the morning. 8480 Hagy's Mill Rd, Philadelphia. Free. 10am-12noon. Visit their website for more information.
Winter Wellness Walks
January 13, 2019: Led by an experienced Volunteer Guide, these brisk walks will stick to the paved paths and get your heart rate up. Sundays, 1-2pm. Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is a historic public garden & educational institution. It promotes an understanding of the relationship between plants, people & place through programs that integrate science, art & the humanities. 100 E. Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia. Adults/Seniors: $14; Youth, Students & Military: $5. Visit their website for more information.
Three Kings Day
January 6, 2019: The Mexican Consulate & the Mexican Cultural Center invite you to partake in one of the most widely celebrated holidays among Hispanics & Latinos! Bring your family for a reenactment of the story of the Three Wise Men. Enjoy activities, piñatas & a piece of traditional “Rosca de Reyes” bread, which will be the largest one ever made in Philadelphia! Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 South Broad St, Philadelphia. 5-9pm. Visit their website for more information.
New Year's Eve at Noon
December 31, 2018: Join us for a rockin' good time as we countdown to noon with kid-friendly Top 40 tunes and New Year’s merrymaking. For children ages 18 months-6 years. Cherry Hill Public Library, Conference Center, Lower Level, 1100 Kings Hwy N, Cherry Hill. 11:15am-12:15pm. Visit their website for more information.
Lights, Wrapping, Assemble
December 16, 2018: Celebrate the holiday season by creating your own light-filled orb inspired by Rina Banerjee's Make Me a Summary of the World. Teaching Artist: Lindsey Bloom. Free. Family Arts Academy, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 N Broad St, Philadelphia. 2-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
WinterFest on the Cooper River
December 1, 2018-February 19, 2019: Visit Cooper River Park to see it transformed into a winter wonderland with tasty treats & ice skating family fun! It's the perfect place to spend your holiday nights skating with friends & family. While you're there, make sure you visit The Lodge & Winter Forest. Adults $6, children 5-12 $4. Skate rentals $4. Cooper River, 5300 N Park Dr, Pennsauken. Visit their website for more information.
Christmas in Peddler's Village
December 1-2, 2018: Celebrate the holidays at the Christmas Festival on Saturday & Sunday. The Santa Parade begins 1:30 pm both days. Visit the Annual Gingerbread House Competition & Display in the Village Gazebo throughout the weekend. Shops are open until 9pm on Saturday & 7 pm on Sunday. Routes 202 & 263, Lahaska, Bucks County, PA. Visit their website for more information.
Holiday Garden Rail Seasonal Opening
November 23-December 31, 2018: The Holiday Garden Railway will be dressed in its wintry finest! The railway will be open daily through December 31 (Arboretum is closed December 24 and 25). Included with garden admission. Adults, $19, ages 3-17, $10. Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, 100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia. 10am-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
Thanksgiving Day Parade
November 22, 2018: Nearly 100 years old, it's the oldest Thanksgiving parade in the country & a true Philadelphia tradition! The city streets make way for massive floats & giant balloons, plus local performers from choirs, dance groups, marching bands & more. And Santa himself arrives in grand fashion! 20th and Market Streets, Philadelphia. 8:30 am-noon. Visit their website for more information.
Yogapalooza with Bari Koral
November 4, 2018: Learn yoga with a dancing bear, pop like popcorn, “sleep” like a pony in the barn, fly like rocket ships, run with a gingerbread man, relax in the garden & much more as we dance, stretch, sing & play to Bari’s award winning songs. Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St (between 19th & 20th Streets on the Parkway), Philadelphia. 2pm. Visit their website for more information.
Pumpkin Painting Party
October 25, 2018: Visit the library for spooky stories & activities, then paint your own pumpkin to take home! For children & families. Space may be limited. Pick up a ticket in the children’s section at 3:00pm. Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St, Philadelphia. 3pm. Visit their website for more information.
Bordentown RiverFest 2018
October 20, 2018: Family friendly event on 4 acres filled with 15 restaurants, beer garden, live bands all day, our new teen & adult attractions & a free kids area with bounce attractions, magicians & face painters. Bordentown Beach, 100 W Park St, Bordentown. 12 noon-10:00 pm. Visit their website for more information.
Yoga in the Park @ Barclay Farmstead
October 6, 2018: Join in with free Yoga in the Park provided by Lourdes Health System through the Mayor's Wellness Campaign. Please bring your own mat & water. This event is weather permitting. Must register in advance. Participants under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 209 Barclay Ln (off West Gate Dr), Cherry Hill. 8-9:00am. Visit their website for more information.
South Philly Sausage Fest
September 29, 2018: South Philly SausageFest is an autumn craft beer, sausage-themed & live music festival that celebrates the Newbold/West Passyunk neighborhood. This year's festival will feature 10 diverse restaurants, 10 local craft breweries, 8 live music shows, arts & crafts vendors & an exciting kids play area.? West Passyunk Ave, South Broad St to 15th St, Philadelphia. noon-7pm. Visit their website for more information.
Bike In Movie: The Sandlot
September 14, 2018: Bring a blanket or chair for your viewing pleasure as we watch the movie on an inflatable screen! Free refreshments will be on hand. Come early & meet members of the Cherry Hill Police Department Bike Patrol before the movie starts. Memorial Field, (behind Town Hall), Cherry Hill. 7-9:30pm (movie begins 8:15pm). Visit their website for more information.
Al Fresco Affair at Croft Farm
August 30, 2018: Cherry Hill Township invites you to the 3rd annual Al Fresco Affair at Croft Farm. An evening under the stars & twinkling lights will set the mood as you enjoy some of the finest food trucks in the area. There will be dancing & music as well as lawn games for the kids. 100 Bortons Mill Rd, Cherry Hill. 5:30-9pm. Visit their website for more information.
Northern Liberties 2nd Street Festival
August 5, 2018: Guests will find plenty of food & drink vendors plus merchandise vendors selling crafts, clothes & more! All afternoon & into the night, a Philly-centric lineup of live bands play across three stages. In the middle of the festival, a dedicated space for street performers will bring additional entertainment. 2nd St & Poplar St, Philadelphia. 12-10pm. Visit their website for more information.
Zoo On Wheels - Around the World Safari
July 31, 2018: Enjoy the Philadelphia Zoo, right in your own community! For children ages 3-8 & their families, Zoo on Wheels emphasizes the importance of cultivating empathy & connecting with animals at a young age. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Cecil B. Moore Library. Cecil B. Moore Library, 2320 Cecil B. Moore Ave, (Cecil B. Moore & 23rd St). 4pm. Visit their website for more information.
Ike's Family Fun Fest
July 21, 2018: Free Flambeau tackle boxes to all present kids (while supplies last), games with prizes that help fill your tackle box, color your own Berkley baits, a High School Fishing Skills Challenge (prior sign up required), a Yards Beer Garden, live music, food and a 2 PM live weigh-in. Wiggins Waterfront Park, 2 Riverside Dr, Camden. 11am-2pm. Visit their website for more information.
Read With a Dog
July 2, 2018: School age kids & their family are invited to come read with Wally, a certified therapy dog, and share a new book or an old favorite in a judgement free space. Dogs love to hear stories! Space may be limited. Falls of Schuylkill Library, 3501 Midvale Ave, Philadelphia. 4:15pm. Visit their website for more information.
June 15, 2018: Play a board game with your family & friends! Bring a game or play with one of ours. Oak Lane Library, 6614 North 12th St, Philadelphia. 2pm. Visit their website for more information.
Storytime @ the Arboretum
June 1, 2018: Join us for fun & engaging reading sessions with local librarians! Each session is tailored to the changing seasons & complements the natural setting of the Arboretum. Storytime is held outdoors in nice weather, at the Outdoor Children's Classroom, next to the Widener Visitor Center. In the case of inclement weather, Storytime is held in the side tent or classroom at the Visitor Center. 100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia. 10:30-11:15 am. Visit their website for more information.
Mess Fest @ The Cherry Hill Public Library
May 19, 2018: Mess Fest will feature the gooiest, slimiest and messiest activities and experiments for kids. Be sure to NOT wear your nicest clothes because it’s going to get M-E-S-S-Y! *All activities are weather permitting. 1100 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill. 10am-noon. Visit their website for more information.
Family Game Night at The Station Coffee
April 27, 2018: Enjoy a nice latte and come by with the family for a night of board games. Bring your own or use The Station's. 10 e chestnut ave, Merchantville. 6-8pm. Visit for more information.
Funzone Friday at ISC Cherry Hill
March 2, 2018: Once a month ISC Cherry Hill has their Funzone Fridays. Children 6 and under can come and play in their 36 foot indoor climbing gym. noon-2pm. Visit their website for more information.
February 4th & March 3rd: Children and parents, grandparents, or guardians work side-by-side on arts and crafts projects at The Zimmerli Art Museum. Each session includes a brief, instructor-led tour through one of the galleries. The interactive workshops, led by Mason Gross MFA students and teaching artists, allow families quality time to be creative together. Free, drop-in program. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 71 Hamilton St, New Brunswick. 1-3pm. Visit their website for more information.
MLK Musical Celebration at M'Kor Shalom
January 21, 2018: This year, the Unity Choir, which features the Song, and M'kor Shalom Choir together with singers representing churches, synagogues, and organizations from throughout New Jersey, will perform on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21, at 3 p.m. at the National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St., Philadelphia. The public is invited to attend at no cost. Visit their website for more information.
Shrek the Musical
January 12-21, 2018: Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears. $20, adults; $15, students/seniors. 7:30-10pm. Scottish Rite Auditorium 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood. Visit their website for more information.
New Year's at Noon (and 3pm)
December 31, 2017: Be the first to ring in the New Year…kid style! The entire Discovery Museum will be singing and dancing and counting down to 2018 with our biggest celebration(s) yet. Countdown celebrations begin at 11:45am to countdown to 12:00pm and 2:45pm to countdown to 3pm. Check the website for details. 2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill. Visit their website for more information.
Kwanzaa Celebration! with Queen Nur
December 28, 2017: Experience the symbols and principles of this important African American tradition as Queen Nur takes the stage with interactive storytelling and song. 1-2pm. Cost $13.95. Garden State Discovery Museum 2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill. Visit their website for more information.
Breakfast with Santa
December 9th & 10th, 2017: Enjoy your first meal of the day with the big guy in red! The Discovery Museum has all the fixins’ for a pancake breakfast with songs and stories and of course a visit with Santa! The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. Seatings: 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00 pm & 1:00pm. 2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill. Visit their website for more information.
Veterans Day Ceremony
November 5, 2017: Veteran's Island in Cooper River Park will honor our military this Veteran's Day. Ceremony is from 1-3pm. 5300 North Park Dr., Pennsauken. Visit their website for more information.
Discovery Theater Presents: Jack & the Giant
Many dates thru November: The Garden State Discovery Museum knows how to have fun! November show will be 'Jack & the Giant' written by Richie Sklar and with original music by Brian Bacon. Nov 4, 11, 18 & 25 at 2pm. Nov 9 & 10 at noon and 2pm. Check the website for additional information. 2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill. Visit their website for more information.
Friends of the Wynnefield Library - Books & Bake Sale
November 2, 2017: Join us between 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to buy home baked treats and fabulous books. 5325 Overbrook Ave., Philadelphia. Visit their website for more information.
Howl-o-Ween Trunk or Treat!
October 28, 2017: The Animal Welfare Association is giving away free candy to kids & treats for dogs! There'll be a costume contest for kids AND dogs, a mini-pumpkin patch and carnival games from 1-3pm. Located at 509 Centennial Blvd., Voorhees, NJ. Visit their website for more information.
Community Night at The Franklin Institute
October 18th & November 15th: Families can enjoy the museum’s exhibits, special programs and themed activities for free. The Franklin Institute is a hands-on educational museum that is packed full of things for school aged children! Exhibits include a giant heart you can walk through, space-themed rooms, a steam train and lots of traveling exhibits! Located at 222 N. 20th St., Philadelphia, PA. Oct 18 & Nov 15; 5-8pm. Visit their website for more information.
Family Fun Day Quaker Bridge Mall
October 14, 2017: PrincetonKIDS and Gymland School of Gymnastics welcomes the public to attend the "9th Annual Family Fun Day" from 11am-4pm at Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrenceville, NJ. This FREE community event will feature live entertainment at the Mall's Center Court. There will be magic & science shows, a thrilling Capoeira demonstration by Grupo Senzala and more! Plus, there will be face painting, glitter tattoos, mascots, giveaways, and tons of crafts and children's activities at family friendly vendor tables. Visit their website for more information.
Corn Maze @ Springdale Farms
Have fun in the corn maze while learning the secrets about lost civilizations! Throughout the pathways of our maze, you will find pictures, clues and games to make this learning process FUN! Why? Because that’s what we are all about! Are ready for a challenge? Groups enjoy victory together! Located at 1638 South Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ. Adults $10, kids $8.50 From 10-4pm. Sep 15- Nov 4th. Check the website for times. Visit their website for more information.
Rock & Roar outdoor concert @ the Philadelphia Zoo
August 22, 2017: Pack your blanket & put on your dancing shoes for our children's concert on the Impala Lawn at 11am. In the Treehouse if it's raining. Visit their website for more information.
Sunset Jazz Series
August 7, 2017: All concerts start at 8pm at Wiggins Park Marina on the Camden Waterfront. Aug 7 features Maceo Parker. Visit for more information.
Strawberry Surprise & Art in Nature Festival
June 10th-11th: This is a celebration of one of summer’s sweetest fruits with a special twist to honor Mum Bear, the Garden’s mascot, on her 7th birthday. This event will include nature crafts.Happy Father’s Day! All Dads Ride Free for Father's Day (Sunday) On The Garden Amusement Rides. Part of Camden Children’s Garden Second & Fourth Weekend Series, held 1:00-4:00pm. Admission: $9. Camden City Residents: $6 (with valid I.D.). Camden Children's Garden 3 Riverside Drive, Camden. 1-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
Monthly Family Health Fair
Monthly: Visit the South Philadelphia Library for a family-friendly health fair, including snacks & a nutrition lesson with Matthew Whipple, RD. You'll have the opportunity to learn about health resources for your family from local organizations, get a lesson in hands-only CPR from the Mobile CPR Project & sample some tasty, healthy food! South Philadelphia Library, 1700 South Broad St, Philadelphia. 4pm. Visit their website for more information.
NJCA Heroes for Children 5K & Family Fun Run/Walk
October 1, 2016: Join your family and friends for a fun-filled day and help us raise awareness about child abuse and neglect in New Jersey. Walkers and runners of all ages and abilities are welcome. Form a team of your favorite heroes and come together. Superhero costumes encouraged! Pre-Registration Encouraged. Essex County South, Mountain Recreation Complex. 8am. Visit their website for more information.
Garden Railway Grand Opening
August 4th-September 5th, 2016: Celebrating its 19th year, the Garden Railway 2016 theme is "Awaken the Senses" that will feature buildings that incorporate one or two of the five senses in the structure. Take part in a kids craft and enjoy free ice cream and hard pretzels (while supplies last) for a taste of sweet and salty! $17, Adults; $16, Seniors; $9, children; FREE, under 3. Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, 100 E. Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia. 10am-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
Jacqueline Sandro: Memories of a Farmer's Granddaughter" at Stockton's Kramer Hall Building
January 7th-18th, 2015: Jacqueline Sandro's highly rated exhibit, "Memories of a Farmer's Granddaughter", honors her grandfather who was a South Jersey farmer. Long before stores like Lowe's and Home Depot dominated the gardening market, people bought their vegetable plants from local farmers like her grandfather. The artist treasures her recollections of working on the farm by his side with her aunts, uncles and cousins and expresses those memories through her figurative clay sculptures comprised of objects, containers, fruits, vegetables and farming imagery from an earlier time. Cost: FREE. Kramer Hall Building, 30 Front St., Hammonton. Mondays thru Saturdays, January 7 - 18, 2015 from 8:30am - 8:30pm. Visit their website for more information.