Superb Summer Events in the Philadelphia Area

Get ready to set aside time and make plans with your friends and family all month long with these fun, upcoming events! From the wonderful Old City Eats to Screenings Under the Stars at Penn’s Landing, there is bound to be something that you and your family will enjoy! Check out these exciting events going on this August in the Philadelphia area!

Center City Sips (Wednesdays Only)
June 6th – August 29th
Center City Sips, the neighborhood-wide happy hour, is back and better than every. Every Wednesday more than 90 bars and restaurants in Center City will serve up $6 cocktails, $5 wine, $4 beer, and half-priced appetizers from 5PM to 7PM. The best part, some participating restaurants may even offer a 15 percent discount on post-Sips dinner too!

Old City Eats
June 21st – August 30th (Thursdays Only)
Get ready to fill your stomach with good eats every Thursday in August. Dozens of bars and restaurants in Old City will offer food and drink deals from 5PM to 8PM. Some participating restaurants are: High Street on Market, National Mechanics, Red Owl Tavern, and more! So make your way to Old City and enjoy what Old City Eats has to offer!

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest
May 11th – September 3rd
Philly’s outdoor roller skating rink draws crowds all summer long. From a 60-foot-tall Ferris wheel to boardwalk games and a mini-golf course, there’s so much fun and games to participate in. Make sure to enjoy the fun at least one time before the season is up! Click here for more information.

Summer Sounds in the Historic District
June 1st – September 7th
Groove all night long to live musical performances at various locations in the Philadelphia area. From jazz shows in Spruce Street Harbor Park, to Latin night at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, you don’t want to miss out on the fun all summer long! For more information, click here.

ACANA African Festival
August 5th
Head on over to the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing for the wonderful ACANA African Festival. This festival has a wide range of African entertainment. From traditional dance performances to delicious African food vendors, you’ll want to take time out of your day to visit this entertaining event.

Caribbean Festival
August 19th
Get ready to enjoy the sounds and flavors of the islands for the annual Caribbean Festival. Each year thousands of people gather at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing to enjoy a vast marketplace filled with Caribbean souvenirs, crafts, food, and performances. You don’t want to miss out on this lively festival!

Screenings Under the Stars at Penn’s Landing (Thursdays Only)
July 5th – August 30th
Enjoy a weekly outdoor movie night when Screenings Under the Stars at Penn’s Landing comes to the Delaware River waterfront. Starting at 8:30pm, you and your family can enjoy cinematic favorites every Thursday night. The best part about it is that admission is free and there are also kid-friendly activities prior to the film.

Don’t miss out on any of the fun this August and make sure you enjoy the events that Philadelphia has to offer! Or, if you’re looking for a beautiful home in South Philadelphia/Packer Park, look no further than Siena Place! This beautiful townhome community is perfect for families! If you’re interested or have any questions, feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you!

Spectacular Summer Events Around the Flourtown Area

Get ready to set aside time and make plans with your friends and family all month long. From the fantastic Ambler Farmers Market to the First Friday at Downtown Ambler, there is bound to be something that you and your family will enjoy! Check out these exciting events going on this August near Flourtown.

First Friday at Downtown Ambler
August 3rd
Make you way to Downtown Ambler for special deals, food, music, and art at 6:00PM to 9PM. First Fridays in Downtown Ambler are full of family-fun all night long. From the free “Kid’s Zone” that offers crafts, game, inflatables, shows, and more to lovely live music and delicious food, there is something everyone will enjoy at Ambler’s First Friday.

Center City Sips (Wednesdays Only)
June 6th – August 29th
Center City Sips, the neighborhood-wide happy hour, is back and better than every. Every Wednesday more than 90 bars and restaurants in Philadelphia will serve up $6 cocktails, $5 wine, $4 beer, and half-priced appetizers from 5PM to 7PM. The best part, some participating restaurants may even offer a 15 percent discount on post-Sips dinner too!

Dog Days of Ambler at Downtown Ambler
August 4th
From 10PM to 2PM, head on over to Downtown Ambler and get ready for a day full of family fun that includes your furry friends! Throughout the day there will be tricks and contests for all the pooches. So be sure to invite all of your friends, family, and dogs to this annual tradition! For more information, click here.

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest
May 11th – September 3rd
Philly’s outdoor roller skating rink draws crowds all summer long. From a 60-foot-tall Ferris wheel to boardwalk games and a mini-golf course, there’s so much fun and games to participate in. Make sure to enjoy the fun at least one time before the season is up! Click here for more information.

Ambler Farmers Market
Every Saturday in August
Located on West Butler Pike & South Maple Street in Ambler, the Ambler Farmers Market will take place every Saturday in August. From 9AM to 1PM, walk around the market and visit each tent for amazing finds! Invite your friends, family, and neighbors to this event and enjoy the relaxed and friendly environment!

4th Annual Ambler Bike Race
August 18th
Make your way to 111 E. Butler Avenue in Ambler for the 4th Annual Ambler Bike Race. You can participate in the race or watch all the racers fly by. There is also streaming music, vendors, and kid’s races for a day full of fun activities for fans and racers alike.

Screenings Under the Stars at Penn’s Landing (Thursdays Only)
July 5th – August 30th
Enjoy a weekly outdoor movie night when Screenings Under the Stars at Penn’s Landing comes to the Delaware River waterfront. Starting at 8:30pm, you and your family can enjoy cinematic favorites every Thursday night. The best part about it is that admission is free and there are also kid-friendly activities prior to the film.

Don’t miss out on the fun this August and be sure to participate in the events that the Flourtown area has to offer! And if you’re looking for a beautiful home in a luxurious clubhouse community where you can enjoy the sparkling pool and state-of-the-art fitness center, check out The Reserve at Creekside! If you’re interested or have any questions, feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you!

Excellent Summer Events in the Lehigh Valley Area

Get ready to set aside time and make plans with your friends and family all month long. From the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival to Music Under the Stars, there is bound to be something that you and your family will enjoy! Check out these fantastic events going on this August in the Lehigh Valley area!

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
June 13th – August 5th
Head on over to DeSales University for your last chance this year to experience the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in full force. This festival has been entertaining audiences for more than 25 years and it brings in more than 40,000+ visitors each year. With blockbuster musicals, comedies, and other classical performances, you don’t want to miss your chance to experience this beautiful festival.

Free Family Movie Series
August 1st 15th & 22nd
Relax under the stars while watching some wonderful family-friendly movies that range from Academy Award winning Pixar films to the popular Despicable Me franchise. Each movie starts at 7:30PM, so make your way to the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks for some family fun!

Frogs and Friends Exhibit
June 2nd – September 3rd
Looking for a family friendly activity that the whole family can enjoy? Make your way to the Da Vinci Science Center for the Frogs and Friends Exhibit! This event recurs daily until September 3rd, so don’t miss your chance to come face-to-face with colorful reptiles and amphibians.

Bethlehem Rose Garden Concert Series
August 3rd – 31st
With all concerts starting at 7:30PM, you won’t want to miss the Bethlehem Rose Garden Concert Series that promises a night full of amazing live music. Make your way to Union Blvd and 8th Avenue to get your fill of live music.

Music Under the Stars
Every Thursday
Head on over to Bear Creek Mountain Resort, located on 101 Doe Mountain Lane, Macungie, PA, for a wonderful night of dining and music. Every Thursday from 6PM to 9PM in June through September you can enjoy the great food, gorgeous views and local musicians for a special night out!

Grain to Glass Tour
August 1st – December 22nd
If you are curious about how whiskey, vodka, or even gin were made, then you’ll want to head over to Social Still. Go on an amazing tour and learn the process from beginning to end. Don’t miss your chance to get an inside look at Social Still every Saturday starting at 3PM.

Easton Farmer’s Market
May 5th – November 17th
From 9AM to 1PM visit the oldest continuously running farmers market in Easton. Full of vendors selling locally grown products, you’ll be able to grab fresh produce, local meats, prepared food, and artisan goods. You don’t want to miss out on this vibrant experience that cultivates a lively community spirit.

Don’t miss out on any of the fun events this August and be sure to participate in the events that the Lehigh Valley area has to offer! If you’re looking for a beautiful new construction home in the Lehigh Valley area, check out some of Judd Builders wonderful planned communities! From beautiful Whispering Pines to the spectacular views of Brookshire, there is bound to be a community that is the perfect fit for you! If you’re interested or have any questions, feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you!

Fun Beach Activities

Summer is in full swing and the best place to be during the heat of the summer is the beach! Enjoy a sunny and sandy day at the beach with the whole family and make your next beach vacation or trip more memorable for everyone by including some of these fun games or activities to participate in.

1. Look for Animal Habitats
Turn your beach vacation or trip into a small outdoor lesson by looking for animal habitats and teach your kids about them. From the grasslands and water to the dunes, you’re sure to find some sort of animal habitat to explore and learn about. Don’t forget to talk about the animals that inhabit the area as well!

2. Hopscotch
You don’t need chalk and blacktop to enjoy this activity. Draw a hopscotch course for your kids to play with. When the course gets too easy for them, have them draw their own creative hopscotch course to challenge themselves and their playmates.

3. Build a Sandcastle
Building a sandcastle has become a staple for any beach trip of vacation. Let your kids creativity flow as you build a one-of-a-kind sandcastle! Let them take control over the project, but make sure to give them pointers to help their castle along! Not only will your kids love making the castle, but they’ll love that their parents are helping out!

4. Organize a Relay Race
If you want a fun beach activity that will ignite the spirit of competition, organize a relay race for everyone to participate in! The relay races can be anything too! From racing back and forth from the ocean to a pail and filling it with water to who can build the tallest sand tower, the options for relay races are endless! So get creative and get planning for an awesome relay race that everyone will love!

5. Host a Beach Scavenger Hunt
Make a list of common things you typically find on the beach. Then, have your tiny explorer spend their time trying to find these hidden treasures. This activity is great for kids who aren’t ready or comfortable exploring the ocean yet!

6. Build a Fort
Just like building a sandcastle, building a fort can be just as fun! Get your kids to play along and build a fort where they can hang out and relax when they aren’t enjoying the water.

7. Learn How to Fly A Kite
If the conditions are perfect, why not learn how to fly a kite? Not only is this a new activity for your kids to learn, but it’s also a fun and challenging as well. If your kids end up enjoying kite flying, you’ll always have a beach activity to keep them occupied for future beach trips/vacations!

8. Beach Bowling
You don’t need bowling pins or a bowling ball in order to bowl on the beach. Create tall sand towers in the formation of bowling pins and bring a kickball to use as the bowling ball. Then, have your kids take turns trying to knock the sand towers down! Once all the towers are gone, they can build them again and keep the game going round after round.

9. Beach Bocci Ball
Beach Bocci Ball is the perfect game for kids and adults of all ages. If you have a bocci set make sure to pack it for a fun day full of friendly competition and amusement!

10. Learn Something New
This activity is perfect for anyone to enjoy on a sunny beach day! Find something that you or your kids haven’t learned yet and set out to learn it during your time at the beach. Whether your and your kids are learning to surf or you bring you current book full of new and inspiring information, learning something new is a great activity that the whole family can enjoy!

Summer Fun in the Philadelphia Area

Get ready to set aside time and make plans with your friends and family all month long with these fun, upcoming events! From the popular Wawa Welcome America Festival to historic Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary, there is bound to be something that you and your family will enjoy! Check out these exciting events going on this July in the Philadelphia area!

Philadelphia’s Historic District Block Party
July 3rd
Get ready for live music, street performers, food trucks and more entertainment at Independence Mall as everyone celebrates Philadelphia’s Historic District Block Party. For the forth year in a row, this festive celebration is back and better than ever. It also marks the reopening of the historic and newly-renovated Bourse building as well. So make your way to 5th and Market Streets to have some fun and great eats!

Wawa Welcome America 4th of July Fireworks
July 4th
Celebrate the 4th of July with an amazing fireworks show on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Wawa Welcome America promises it will be the biggest show in more than a decade so you don’t want to miss out on this stunning event! The fireworks also follow the amazing concert that features Pitbull and is free to the public. You won’t want to miss this day of fun! 

University City Dining Days
July 12th – 22nd
For ten days, Dining Days returns to University City with amazing prix-fixe meal deals at eateries all around the neighborhood. Make your way to the delicious and diverse dining scene and score three-course meals for $15, $25, or $35 dollars! For more information, click here.

Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary
July 14th
Get ready and don’t miss Eastern State Penitentiary’s Bastille Day! Consisting of re-enactors recreating the storming of the Bastille, Philly’s version consists of cabaret performances, dancing baguettes, and Marie Antoinette tossing 3,000 Tastykakes into the crowd! For more information, click here.

The Oval+
July 20th – August 19th
Through July and August, The Oval pop up park will return to Benjamin Franklin Parkway for it’s fifth season. Not only will there be a new art installation, but you can also enjoy mini-golf, a giant sandbox, and themed programming that everyone in the family will enjoy! 

Shakespeare in Clark Park
July 25th – 29th
If you love classic literature, especially Shakespearean literature, get ready for Shakespeare in Clark Park. With five free performances of Twelfth Night, you don’t want to miss this entertaining alfresco production. So grab a blanket and head to West Philly’s nine-acre public park for a wonderful show! For more information, click here. 

East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival
July 29th
The annual East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival is back and better than ever. Make your way to South Philly’s East Passyunk Avenue to view the showing of classic vintage cars and hot rods. Also, don’t forget to stop by and browse through a bunch of the food trucks and craft vendors that will also be at the festival!

Don’t miss out on any of the fun this July and make sure you enjoy the events that Philadelphia has to offer! Or, if you’re looking for a beautiful home in South Philadelphia/Packer Park, look no further than Siena Place! This beautiful townhome community is perfect for families! If you’re interested or have any questions, feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you!

9 Outdoor Activities for the Family!

With summer in full swing, you and your family should take advantage of the beautiful weather! Enjoy the outdoors with family fun activities that everyone will love. From fruit picking, to biking, to cheering on your favorite local sports team, there is something for everyone to enjoy the lovely summer weather!

Biking
Biking is always a great bonding activity for the whole family. If you have younger kids, you might want to start slow until the training wheels come off, but once they’ve got it down, take everyone to local routes. You could even collaborate with another family and enjoy the outdoor activities together!

Hiking
Just like biking, hiking is also another great bonding activity that the whole family will enjoy. Again, if you have younger kids you might want to start out on an easy trail/hike. Also, don’t forget to invite other families to spread the fun or bring a picnic lunch/snacks to enjoy on the trail!

Mini Golf
Mini Golf has been a family favorite for years! Nothing is better than a little friendly competition between the family. The fun and wacky golf courses are always fun to navigate. You could even invite another family to come along and create a little competition.

Local Sports Events
You don’t need season tickets to enjoy a local sporting event! Get tickets to your family’s favorite home team and enjoy the game. Root, root, root for the home team all game long, whether it be a Phillies game, minor-league baseball game, or a local town sporting event! Or you can set up your own day, full of fun sporting events and get everyone in the neighborhood to join in the competition. No matter what you do, your and you family will enjoy the outdoor elements and tons of fun!

Frisbee Golf
Grab a Frisbee and find the closest Frisbee golf course and have a blast all day long! Frisbee golf takes throwing the Frisbee to the next level. However, if you don’t have a course nearby you can create your own! To create a course on your own, set up goals or targets to aim for. The best thing about this option is you can get really creative with your goals and up the difficulty when you’ve mastered the basics!

Fly a Kite
You’ll need a windy day for this activity, but flying a kite is a great outdoor activity for families. Not only is it beautiful to watch a kite fly, but it is also a great learning activity. You can bring along a blanket and lunch and have a nice little family picnic while you fly your kite!

Volunteer
There are plenty of places you and your family can volunteer around your neighborhood. Do some research and see if there are any outdoor volunteer opportunities that both kids and adults will enjoy. From outdoor gardening to a creek cleanup, there’s plenty of ways to contribute to your community as a family.

Plan a Treasure Hunt
If you want a really fun and creative outdoor activity, you could always plan a treasure hunt for your younger kids. Get a small gift or treasure to place in the treasure chest and hide it. The gift could be anything! A movie, a toy your kids have been eyeing up recently, or you could even make the gift a fun trip to their favorite ice cream shop or bakery! Once you have the treasure hidden, make a treasure map with hints so that your kids know how to find the buried treasure. When everything is done, hide the map where your kids will find it and let the fun unravel!

Go Fruit Picking
Find the closest farm where you can go fruit picking and pick your favorite in-season fruit to your hearts content. Enjoy the amazing summer weather while harvesting fruit with your family, and depending on what fruit you pick, you can easily make a dish or dessert out of your harvest!

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Fun DIY Projects to Spruce Up Your Backyard

Summer is the season for enjoying the outdoors. Get ready for backyard parties, picnics, kid gatherings, and lounging and spruce up your backyard with some of these fun DIY projects!

Create a Cute Bird Feeder From a Wine Bottle
Have an empty wine bottle and wood lying around? Put it to good use and create a cute and mobile bird feeder with the repurposed materials! This project is extremely dashing and a great way to spruce up your backyard. Get the detailed instructions here and have fun building!

Get Colorful with Planters
Want a unique way to add color to a corner on your deck on somewhere in your backyard? Find cool containers/planters of all different sizes and materials and plant your favorite colorful flower! Items like old milk cans, metal buckets, watering cans, and chicken feeders are all great items to use as planters. Not only are they unique, but you’ll also be repurposing them as well. Also, the best part about this DIY is that you can go to fun flea markets to find these unique planters if you don’t have any on hand!

Create Your Own Mini Backyard Pond
If you’ve always wanted a pond in your backyard but never had the space, this is the DIY project for you! This chic deck-top pond is the perfect option for pond lovers who have always wanted a pond on their property. This miniature pond is made with cedar boards, plywood, and a fountain pump and a great eye-catching piece your guests will talk about! Get the tutorial here.

Craft an Old Tire into a Planter
Not a fan of using repurposed milk cans, buckets, and water cans as planters? No problem! Check out this fun DIY planter craft repurposed from an old tire. Wrapping the tire in sisal rope and adding legs gives this tire new life and makes it the perfect planter for a bunch of colorful and inviting flowers.

Make a Fairy Garden
Want a fun project to do with your kids that is also a great decoration for your backyard? Try building a fairy garden! You can get as creative as you want with this project and create the most beautiful miniature fairy garden ever. The best part about this DIY is that the possibilities are endless. Pick supplies to make your ideal fairy garden and build away. Also, don’t forget to tell you kids to keep a lookout for any magical visitors to the garden!

Treeless Tree House
Don’t have a tree in your backyard to build a treehouse? Build a treeless treehouse instead! This fun alternative is the perfect place for your kids to relax during the spring and summer months with their friends. It also acts as a perfect getaway if they’re looking for a quite place to relax and read a book or play a game! Get the tutorial here.

Make a Fun Birdbath
This project will bring color and fun to your backyard. The best part about this DIY is that your kids will love it as well! Building a birdbath is a creative project for everyone in the family to take on. First look on Pinterest for inspiration to find a style of birdbath that you like. Then, you can begin to build based off the birdbath DIY that you chose. Make sure to check out our Pinterest page! We absolutely loved this topsy-turvy birdbath design, which adds a pop of color and whimsy to any backyard!

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Excellent Summer Fun in Flourtown, PA

Get ready to set aside time and make plans with your friends and family all month long. From the always-lovely Ambler Arts & Music Festival to the exciting classic play Camelot, there is bound to be something that you and your family will enjoy! Check out these exciting events going on this June near Flourtown!

First Fridays at Downtown Ambler
June 1st
From 6:00PM to 9:00PM enjoy the beginning of the Frist Friday celebrations in Downtown Ambler. This free event is always a blast and features a free “Kid’s Zone”, where your kids can enjoy crafts, games, inflatables, shows, and more! Also, don’t forget to enjoy the live music and delicious food as well. Stay up-to-date with information with Ambler’s First Friday Facebook Page!

Camelot
June 1 – 3, 6 – 10
Head on over to Act II Playhouse on E. Butler Avenue to witness the latest Broadway classic Camelot! This play follows the romantic tale of King Arthur, Guenevere, Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table. Also featuring songs from the composers of My Fair Lady, you won’t want to miss out on this play!

Ambler Farmers Market
Every Saturday in June
Located on West Butler Pike & South Maple Street in Ambler, the Ambler Farmers Market will take place the first Saturday in June. From 9:00AM to 1:00PM, walk around the market and visit each tent for amazing finds! Invite your friends, family, and neighbors to this event and enjoy the relaxed and friendly environment!

$4 Friday Dinner in Ambler!
Every Friday in June
Grab your family to attend a $4 Friday Dinner every Friday in June at Weavers Way Co-op located on 217 E. Butler Avenue. You can dine in the café or take out, just remember to enjoy your main course and two sides! The best part about this event is that the menu changes every week, which means you can try something different every Friday if you so desire!

Moonlight & Roses
June 8th
Don’t miss Morris Arboretum’s annual fundraising gala. From 6:00PM – 11:00PM, the evening will begin with cocktails at the stunning Rose Garden and a delicious dinner will follow. Also, enjoy the live band and a night of dancing. For more information, click here!

Ambler Arts & Music Festival 2018
June 15th – 16th
From 6PM – 11PM five hours of amazing music will kick off the Ambler Arts & Music Festival. Then on Saturday the festivities continue with 11 more hours of music, 75 artists displaying their creations, and of course the Food Fest vendors, local restaurants, and beer garden will be open and serving a variety of food and drink. You don’t want to miss out on this entertaining event! For more information, click here.

Kids Explore: Creek
June 16th
Drop you kids off at the Wissahickon Environmental Center on 300 West Northwestern Avenue for some summer fun exploring the creek! Beginning at 10AM, the Wissahickon Environmental staff will lead the fun for kids ages 6-12. If you think your kids would love to explore the creek, then make sure to register here!

Garden Railway: Circus Week
June 30th – July 4th
Head on over to the Morris Arboretum, located on 100 E. Northwester Avenue, and get your garden admission to enjoy this lively event. Learn about the history of the circus and see Big Top and the circus trains. Also, don’t forget to watch for a few surprises! For more information, click here.

Don’t miss out on any of the fun this June and be sure to participate in the events that the Flourtown area has to offer! And if you’re looking for a beautiful home in a luxurious clubhouse community where you can enjoy the sparkling pool and state-of-the-art fitness center, check out The Reserve at Creekside! If you’re interested or have any questions feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you!

Fun Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Don’t miss out on any of the fun this weekend! Take your ordinary weekend and make it into a celebration for Earth Day! From local activities to simple crafts, there is an activity for everyone to enjoy this Earth Day. Check out some of these fun family-oriented activities that are a great way to celebrate Earth Day!

1. Plant a Tree
Planting trees is one of the most popular ways to celebrate Earth Day. Many people, organizations, and communities plant trees for the occasion and so can you! Not only are you helping the environment by planting a tree, but your kids will absolutely love the idea! If you plan on going with this idea, make sure your tree lasts with this guide to show you the proper way to plant a tree.

2. Plan a Garden
Earth Day might be too early in the season to start a garden, but you can at least plan your garden in advance! If you are a first time gardener, you and your family will want to do some research. Figure out what veggies grow in what season and how to start and keep up with your garden. If you already garden, get your family involved in the process and ask them what type of veggies they want to grow. Or you could create your kids very own play garden, where they plant and take care of their own crops. This is a fun way to get kids involved while showing them the importance of patience and responsibility!

3. Enjoy a Hike or Go to the Park
With the weather warming up, it’s time to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors. A nice, simple, and tranquil way to celebrate Earth Day is to go on a hike or do some sort of fun outdoor activity. Look up nearby trails, parks, and fun outdoor attractions that the whole family would enjoy. If the weather permits, you could even pack a cooler and enjoy a little picnic while taking in the beautiful scenery around you!

4. Enjoy Local Earth Day Activities
Most local communities have activities that families can enjoy together. Whether it’s an Earth Day fair or a community clean up, check your community’s websites to see what sort of celebrations/events are coming up in your community and plan on joining the fun!

5. Build a Birdhouse/Birdbath
Create an oasis for birds by building and installing a birdhouse or birdbath in your yard. Your kids or grandkids will be ecstatic when it comes to this creative project. You can either start from scratch and build a bird house, or you could easily buy a pre made birdhouse that can be painted. Making a birdbath is just as fun as painting a birdhouse. Check out some of these fun DIY birdbaths that are bound to be extremely fun to build!

Exciting April Events in the Philadelphia Area

Celebrate April and welcome spring this month by attending some of Philadelphia’s best events. With a great lineup of events in the Philadelphia area, you won’t want to miss out on any of the entertainment! From the spectacular Philadelphia Science Festival to the performing arts, check out these must-do events this April!

Noises Off
March 13th – April 29th
Get ready for the comedic chaos within the smash hit play, Noises Off! This play follows a cast of performers getting ready for their Opening Night performance, which is just hours away. Stumbling through the dress rehearsal, it seems like things couldn’t get worse! With love triangles unraveling and lines being forgotten, can this cast pull their act together? This smash hit comedy is a must see! It’s full of surprises and fantastic humor that the New York Post says, “[it’s] the funniest farce ever written!” Make sure to buy your tickets to this hit play, which is performed at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. For more information, click here.

Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia
April 7th – April 15th
2018 marks the 20th anniversary for the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, which re-opens Shofuso Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park. You can enjoy citywide cultural celebrations, film screenings, kimono dressing, a 10k race, and demonstrations of traditional Japanese dance and martial arts!

Ur Mom Is Funny
April 14th
If you’re looking for a good laugh, look no further! Make sure to get your tickets to the monthly competition where local comedians team up with their moms to see who can get the most laughs. This event takes place at the Good Good Comedy Theatre on 215 N 11th St Philadelphia. If you want a fun, quirky, comedy event to keep you entertained, check out Ur Mom Is Funny.

Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950
April 18th – September 3rd
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is opening a major exhibition of works of the leading artists in the Jazz Age. Witness the way art was altered during an era where there was great technological and social change. Make sure to look for the stunning works of Georgia O’Keeffe, Horace Pippin, Marsden Hartley, Jacob Lawrence and more! For more information, click here. 

Philadelphia Science Festival
April 21st – April 28th
Returning this spring to educate, inspire, and engage the Philadelphia region is the Philadelphia Science Festival! This event is organized and led by The Franklin Institute, which has collaborated with 200 of the region’s premier science establishments. This festival offers hands-on events for kids and activities for adults to demonstrate the role science plays in everyday life! For more information, click here.

Penn Relays Carnival
April 26th – April 28th
Get pumped for the Penn Relays Carnival. Your weekend will be action-packed while you watch high school, college, and professional track stars compete at Franklin Field. This is the oldest and largest collegiate meet in the nation, with an average of one race every five minutes!

Philly Tech Week
April 27th – May 5th
Bringing together the best and brightest minds in the city, Philly Tech Week brings more than 25,000 business leaders and tech geeks together to participate in over 100 events. There are a variety of programs and workshops to choose from, which highlight and celebrate emerging trends and innovations. With a vast array of activities, there is bound to be something for everyone! For more information, click here.

Don’t miss out on any of the fun this April. Make plans with your friends and family all month long and enjoy what Philadelphia and the region has to offer! If you’re looking to move into the South Philadelphia/Packer Park area, consider Siena Place, one of Judd Builders’ luxury new home communities!