‘Family Time During Easter Weekend’
It’s Easter Weekend in Philadelphia and the month of April is soon to be upon us.
Easter can mean so many things to us. Spending time with family, religious activities, and so much more. Not only do we like to showcase the many things to do in Philadelphia, such as Philly Arts, Museums, it’s history, but even Easter events for the kids. At MyPhillyAlive, we wish everyone a happy and thankful Easter weekend.
Did you know : Philadelphia was named 1 of the top 10 US travel destinations for 2013. Also named for having the best sandwich in America, #2 in best burgers in the country by Travel + Leisure and in the last 8 months, the city has been recognized for top 10 parks in the world, best cheesesteaks, and #1 in Culture. We can feel that the list will be growing in 2013.
Here at MyPhillyAlive, we like to share these events and attractions with you. Here are a few highlighted events or attractions for this weekend in Philly and some upcoming attractions or events to put on your calendar. Please don’t hesitate to stop by here tomorrow for any new updates of what is going on this weekend or during the week.
Things To Do In Philadelphia this Weekend & Week of ~ March 29 – April 4 ~
- Philadelphia Mural Arts Tours ~ Month of March ~ Come check out the many Mural Arts tours throughout Philadelphia. ~ Philadelphia Mural Arts Tours ~ or 215-925-3633. ~ About Philadelphia Mural Arts ~
- Franklin Square ~ Now Open for 2013 Season ~ Enjoy miniature golf, take a spin on the Philadelphia Park Liberty Carousel, enjoy food at Square Burger and special weekend events for the kids. ~ Franklin Square ~
- Art After 5 ~ March 29 ~ Free with admission, from 5 pm to 8:45 pm. Japan Night – Featuring A Lorca Soundscape – A Lorca Soundscape is a new work by bassist-composer Alexis Cuadrado, reflecting on Federico García Lorca’s book Poeta en Nueva York with a series of jazz pieces that use his poems as lyrics. Held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Great Stair Hall, starting at 5 pm. ~ Art After 5 ~
- March Madness – Sports Bars in Philadelphia ~ March 29 – April 8 ~ If you get excited about March Madness and always get a group of friends or hang with your alumni, it’s always fun to hang out at a good sports bar. Here are some of our choices: ~ Sports Bars in Philadelphia for March Madness ~
- Easter Egg Hunt at Gorgas Park in Roxborough ~ March 30 ~ From 10 am to noon, your kids get to hunt for eggs, face painting, balloon animals, picture with the Easter Bunny & much more. ~ Easter Egg Hunt at Gorgas Park ~
- Stenton’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt ~ March 30 ~ Starting at 1 pm at the Stenton Estate. Get into the Easter spirit and fill your baskets with eggs and chocolate goodies. Reserve your space> ~ Stenton’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt ~
- Linvilla Orchard Hayride to Bunnyland ~ March 30 ~ Hayrides to Bunnyland is a hayride thru the woods to visit the Easter Bunny’s house, the Easter Bunny visits with everyone on the ride and gives them each a treat. Also pony rides, face painting & train rides. ~ Linvilla Hayrides Easter Weekend ~
- Taste of Philadelphia: Market Tours ~ March 30 & April 3 ~ Starts at 10 am every Wed & Sat – Learn the story behind cheese steaks, hoagies, pretzels and other Philly food favorites, and the 114-year history of the vibrant Reading Terminal Market where they’re sold during this 75-minute, food-writer-led walking tour. ~ Taste of Philadelphia: Market Tours ~
- Easter Brunch at the Philadelphia Museum of Art ~ March 31 ~ Enjoy Easter brunch at Granite Hill from 10:30 to 2:30 pm before visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art. For more information, please contact Visitor Services by phone at (215) 763-8100 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The 82nd Annual Easter Promenade ~ March 31 ~ From 12:30 pm – 2 pm, enjoy photos with the Easter Bunny, costume contests, Easter treats, music & much more. ~ Easter Promenade at South Street Headhouse District ~
- Easter Egg Hunt at Franklin Square ~ March 31 ~ You must register at Franklin Square at 11 am and the Egg Hunt starts at noon. There will be other activities. For more info, (215) 629-4026.
- Pay As You Wish ~ April 3 ~ Stop in at the Philadelphia Museum of Art every Wednesday from 5 pm – 8:45 pm and ”Pay What You Wish”, as you explore the museum and its remarkable collections. ~ Pay What You Wish ~
- Titanic Exhibit ~ Now until April 7, 2013 ~ The Titanic exhibit arrives at The Franklin Institute. Get a glimpse of 300 + artifacts from after the Titanic was sunk. This is the 100th anniversary of the tragic story of 1,502 people that lost their lives. ~ Titanic Exhibit ~
- American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of the Prohibition ~ Now until April 28 ~ At the National Constitution Center, Explore the build-up, execution and legacy of the ill-fated 18th Amendment in American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. The exhibition features 100 rare artifacts and collectibles like a 1929 Buick Marquette, a car make and model that was often used by bootleggers to transport alcohol and much more. ~ The Rise and Fall of the Prohibition ~
- Tugboats at the Independence Seaport Museum ~ Now until August 4, 2013 ~ Dave Boone, an award-winning artist, brings his collection of tugboats to the museum. He showcases his journey as a kid growing up around boats and his love for tugboats. ~ Tugboats at Independence Seaport Museum ~
- The Artifact Lab – Mummy Conversation at Penn Museum ~ Now until (no date set) ~ Here is your chance to get up close and personal. Watch conservators clean, examine, & preserve Egyptian Mummies at Penn Museum. Best of all, there are special times during the week to where you can ask them questions in person. ~ Conserving Mummies at Penn Museum ~
- Special Information! – Do you know that Philadelphia has its own slide? Yes, the Philly Slide. With Jaye Moore & Tony Luke Jr, to help support Little Kids Rock. Check it out. ~ The Philly Slide~
Come Back later this afternoon or evening for more things added to the Philly to do list!
Are you Visiting Philadelphia? Have you lived in or near the City of Philadelphia, but never ventured out too the many historical sites in Philly? Here is a quick guide for some must see attractions in the City of Brotherly Love.
- The Independence Visitor’s Center – Your guide for all of your information relating to historical sites in Philadelphia and other things to do in Philadelphia. ~ Independence Visitor’s Center ~
- Philadelphia Zoo ~ With the warmer weather approaching, you can not miss America’s Oldest Zoo. 42 acres of awesomeness and over 1,000 animals. ~ Philadelphia Z00 ~
- Liberty Bell – Symbol of American Independence – If you are visiting Philadelphia, this is one site that must be seen. ~ Liberty Bell~
- Elfreth’s Alley ~ Get to walk down a street with 300 years of history. Elfreth’s Alley is one of the oldest continuously inhabited residential streets in America. ~ Elfreth’s Alley ~
- Philadelphia City Hall ~ Like Architecture? Philadelphia History? They give tours of the Philadelphia City Hall. If you go up high enough, you get to see the whole city. ~ Philadelphia City Hall~
- Philadelphia Museum of Art – So many things that surround this museum. The “Rocky” Steps or the “Rocky” statue. A great view down Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Behind the museum, you can view Boat House Row and a few other things. ~ Philadelphia Museum of Art~
- Betsy Ross House – Did Betsy Ross actually make the American Flag? Learn about some of Philadelphia’s earliest history. ~ Betsy Ross House~
- Independence Hall – This is where the Declaration of Independence was adopted and where the Constitution of the United States was debated, drafted and signed. ~ Independence Hall~
- National Constitution Center – If anything, you must see the ‘We the People’ exhibit. There are other timely exhibits. ~ National Constitution Center ~
- Philadelphia Parks – Such as Fairmount Park or even Franklin Square for the kids or relaxing.
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Upcoming Events & Attractions in Philadelphia
- Philadelphia Phillies Home Opener Tailgating Event with One Crazy Fan ~ April 5 ~ Even if you aren’t going to the game, come tailgate with awesome Phillies fans and One Crazy Fan. Please of good food, beer and Phillies excitement. ~ Tickets for One Crazy Fan Phillies Home Opener ~
- Drexel University Online to Host Pennsylvania Student Veterans Conference ~ April 6 ~ From 8 am to 5 pm, open to all student veterans across the country, the free conference will include breakout sessions on topics such as career opportunities, strategies for success, and creating an active veterans club on campus. ~ Info on Student Veterans Conference ~ ~ Online Sign Up Form & Details ~
- Hurricane Sandy Benefit Exhibition ~
As always, no matter if you are visiting Philadelphia or live in the City of Philadelphia, we hope our list of things to do in Philadelphia helps you out.
If you have stumbled upon something else that we did not mention, please let us know in a comment or in an e-mail. If you are a business or organization that has an event coming up, please contact us. MyPhillyAlive
If you happened to visit any of the things mentioned above, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment here or on that article describing what you liked about that event or attraction. As always, we would greatly appreciate any feedback. Thanks, MyPhillyAlive
Philadelphia Weekend Weather for the weekend of March 29 – 31
Friday | Mostly Sunny | High 54° | Low 36°
Saturday | Sunny | High 77° | Low 38°
Sunday | 60% Showers | High 56° | Low 44°
Disclaimer : This blog post is a weekly update of things to do in Philadelphia. Please check the date above, when such article was posted. If an earlier date appears above, just go to this link for current events and attractions in Philadelphia. ~ Click : Things to do in Philadelphia ~
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