Sister Cities Park International Festival
When: Saturday, May 11, noon-5 p.m. Rain Date: Sunday, May 12
Where: Sister Cities Park, 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
More info: www.centercityphila.org
Philadelphia is lucky enough to call 10 cities around the globe its sister cities, and on Saturday, May 11 Sister Cities Park celebrates each one of its sister’s cultures with a daylong free festival.
Philadelphia’s sister cities include Florence, Italy; Tel Aviv, Israel; Torun, Poland; Tianjin, China; Incheon, Korea; Douala, Cameroon; and Aix-en-Provence, France.
Truly transport yourself across the country with a number of activities.
Speak in a foreign tongue with mini language lessons or learn to cook authentic meals at cooking demonstrations.
Music, dancing, wine tastings and interactive activities hailing from each sister city are also set to take over Sister Cities Park.
Performers include dancers from the Guang Hua Chinese School, music from the Italian Consul, Taiko Drummers from Japan, a Cameroonian fashion show, ballet and folk dances, a DJ and more.
The park, home to a casual cafe, boat pond, grassy areas and a fountain, is open daily and home to frequent special events and family-friendly activities. Check here for a complete schedule of events.
PIFA Street Fair
Saturday, April 27, 2013
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
A Ferris Wheel, performers, food and more on the Avenue of the Arts
BETWEEN CHESTNUT AND LOMBARD
The culminating event of the 31-day Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, the 2013 PIFA Street Fair is a day-long celebration in the center of Philadelphia.
The Kimmel Center will close Broad Street for the extravaganza based around the festival’s theme, “If You Had a Time Machine…”
Spend the day on the Avenue of the Arts with food vendors, artisans, and exhibitors and enjoy street performances, musicians, and family-friendly entertainment. Highlights of this year’s Street Fair include the return of the PIFA Ferris Wheel, gardens for lounging and a dinosaur petting zoo.
The Cohanzick Zoo
181 E. Commerce St,
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Established in 1934, is considered to be New Jersey’s first zoo. It is somewhat small and is located in the city of Bridgeton, NJ. It sits on 15 acres of land and is home to approximately 100 animals.
Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Road, Suite 100
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08003
Just minutes from the main arteries of Routes 70 and 73 and Interstate 295.
The Garden State Discovery Museum is a specifically geared for children as young as infants up to 10 years of age. It is a hand-on interactive museum for infants to that offers fifteen exhibit areas.
Low cost admission: $7.95 for adults and children 12 months and over $6.95 for Seniors. All programs are free with admission unless otherwise noted. Family memberships are available. Free Admission for your child on his or her birthday! See their site for more details.
DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum
708 Coastal Highway
Fenwick Island, Delaware.
DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum was founded with the goal of recovering and preserving our maritime heritage. The shipwreck museum opened in July of 1995 and is the product of years of research and hard work. The museum does not receive state or federal grants and is funded only by owner contributions and public donations. DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum is an ever-changing exhibit that expands and diversifies with the acquisitions of new artifacts as they are recovered. Our collection of shipwreck and recovered artifacts is one of the largest in the Mid-Atlantic and contains shipwreck artifacts both regional and worldwide. Our current location houses about 10,000 artifacts at all times, while the other 80% are rotated throughout museum exhibits around the world. Through your DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum visit, lecture or program, you will travel through a hands-on experience, which will enable you to shake hands with history. We look forward to sharing with you the information that we are learning.
Your Creation Station
478 E. Main Street
Middletown, DE 19709
Tue – Sat: 10 AM to 7 PM
Sun: Noon to 5 PM
At Your Creation Station, you’ll be delightfully surprised to discover just how creative you really are. Walk in anytime, reservations aren’t required, choose the piece of pottery you would like to paint, pick your colors and then have at it. You can choose as many colors as you like, take as long as you want to work on your piece and relax because there will be NO extra charges when your finished. We’ll even clean up the mess when your done. The hardest thing about it is picking what you want to paint.
We also offer tie-dye, fused glass, pottery lessons, classes and workshops. Call or stop in to see for yourself!
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