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November 20, 2014

philly kids: day out with thomas, grand illumination celebration, and a hess yoy truck giveaway!

Brrrr! Old Man Winter has shown his grumpy side early this year! We hope you have weathered the cold this week and found some great indoor places to burn off that energy!  As we enter the holiday season in full force, we are busy compiling our holiday round-ups (and great giveaways!) so let us know of any great Santa sightings, Hanukah lightings and any other holiday events so we can share in the upcoming weeks!

Today is the last day for our give away for a family four-pack to The Arden Theatre's upcoming production of Beauty and the Beast which will run from November 29th to February 1st. Let us know why you love (or want to go to) the Arden for a chance to win. Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. Today we are also hosting two great giveaways! First, let us know what you love about college hoops for a chance to win a family four-pack to the Villanova vs. Delaware basketball game on 11/30 at 4:30pm. Also in honor of the Hess Toy Truck Mobile Museum at Please Touch this weekend, we are giving away a Hess Toy Truck! Let us know what your favorite toy as a child was for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. Don't forget, all of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

This week, enjoy a Day Out with Thomas, Hess Truck Mobile Museum and a Grand Illumination Celebration! We'll be enjoying Thanksgiving next week with our families so we'll see you back in two weeks! Happy Thanksgiving!

Weekend Highlights

Hess Mobile Museum at Please Touch Museum

Hess is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Hess Toy Truck with a first-ever Mobile Museum visiting Please Touch Museum! The museum will showcase for the first time the entire collection of holiday Hess Toy Trucks and visitors can learn more about the iconic brand and enjoy outdoor activities for children, a Kids’ Zone featuring puzzles and a holiday card coloring area, a prize wheel, and a bank of toy truck computer games.

Sat Nov 22 and Sun Nov 23. Free with Museum Admission.

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at Hess Truck are giving away a 2014 Hess Toy Truck! Let us know what YOUR favorite toy was when you were a child for a chance to win.Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week.

Very Furry Christmas, Sesame Place

Come enjoy this festive, family-friendly celebration with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street® friends. Your favo is transformed into a one-of-a-kind Christmas wonderland with millions of twinkling lights, festive decorations and whirling rides including the new Cookie’s Monster Land featuring five rides, a three-story net climb and a soft toddler play area. Guests will enjoy special Christmas shows, savory Christmas menus, super holiday shopping and a visit with Santa in his Furry Workshop.

Nov 22 thru Dec 31st. Select days. Tickets start at $24.

Beauty and the Beast, Arden Theatre

Meet two sisters: Cassandra, eager to experience life; and Belle, who is afraid of the world. When Belle meets the Beast, she begins an adventure unlike any she could have imagined. From the team that created Arden’s Cinderella comes a bold new telling of this classic tale. Best enjoyed by families with children 4 and older.

Runs Nov 29 thru Feb 1. Tickets start at $20

Villanova Wildcats Basketball, Wells Fargo Center

Come watch the #12 ranked Villanova Wildcats Basketball team take on the University of Delaware Fighting Blue Hens in this family family atmosphere that promises high-level, high-quality basketball at affordable prices!

Sunday, Nov. 30th 4:30pm. Tickets start at $7.

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at Villanova Basketball are giving away a family four-pack to the November 30th 4:30pm game. Tell us who you're rooting for and why you love college hoops for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week.

Story Time at St Peter's School

St. Peter's School will continue hosting a storytime!  All children ages 18 months - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers are invited to attend for books, music and an opportunity to look into a Center City independent school.  Storytime will be held in our cozy library. For more information, visit here.

Monday, Nov 24th 11am. Free.

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November 13, 2014

philly kids: national dog show, electrical spectacle and arden theatre's beauty and the beast giveaway!

Wow, we just got the witches and goblin decorations down and the squirrels haven't even finished eating our pumpkins yet! Is it really almost Thanksgiving and the holiday season? Turkey trots are in full force, Santa is already making appearances and holiday sales are in full force (can you say overwhelmed?) We're starting to compile our holiday round-ups here so let us know of any great Santa sightings, Hanukah lightings and any other holiday events so we can share in the upcoming weeks!

This week we are giving away a family four-pack to The Arden Theatre's upcoming production of Beauty and the Beast which will run from November 29th to February 1st. Let us know why you love (or want to go to) the Arden for a chance to win. Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. Don't forget, all of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

This week, enjoy the National Dog Show, Electrical Spectacle, and Art in Motion! Enjoy the week!

Weekend Highlights

National Dog Show, Oaks PA

See over 2,000 of the top American Kennel Club sanctioned dogs from across the country. Over 150 different breeds and varieties compete for best of Breed, First in Group and the coveted title of Best in Show. Each day brings different competitions and attractions. Saturday is The National Dog Show Presented by Purina, taped for telecast nationwide on Thanksgiving Day by NBC. Sunday's show offers a full slate of canine competitions, enhanced athletic dog exhibitions plus family-friendly activities and hands-on fun.

Sat. 11/15, 8:30-6pm
Sun. 11/16 8:30-5pm

Tickets $14/ adult, $7/ children 4-12, Free for children 3 and under.

Arden Theatre Beauty and the Beast

Meet two sisters: Cassandra, eager to experience life; and Belle, who is afraid of the world. After their father loses the family fortune, they leave London to start life anew. But nothing prepares them for what happens next. When Belle meets the Beast, she begins an adventure unlike any she could have imagined. From the team that created Arden’s Cinderella comes a bold new telling of this classic tale. Best enjoyed by families with children 4 and older.

Runs Nov 29 thru Feb 1. Tickets start at $20

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at the Arden Theatre are giving away a family four pack for Beauty and the Beast!Tell us why you want to go to the Arden for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week.

Friends School Haverford Open House

Friends School Haverford is a coeducational Quaker school for students in preschool through grade 8. We offer an intellectually powerful curriculum that is beautifully designed and exquisitely implemented in a community where everyone is known. 

Open House, Tuesday, November 18, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Register here!

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October 30, 2014

philly kids: happy halloween, day of the dead and an aquarium mermaids giveaway!

Happy Halloween! We hope you have a safe, not-so-spooky, and fun day and night out! We can't wait to see all the little ghouls haunting our neighborhood. Get ready for a drop in temps and a little more darkness as we set the clocks back this weekend! Tis' the season to start scoping out your favorite indoor haunts that will help get us all through the colder months!

Today we're giving away a family four pack of tickets to the Weeki Wachee Mermaids who will come to the Adventure Aquarium from November 1st - November 9th. Prepare to be amazed by these Mermaids who will become part of the Ocean Realm! Let us know what your favorite underwater creature (fantasy or real) is for your chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next weekAll of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

This week, enjoy Halloween Fun, Day of the Dead and Election Day Fun! Don't forget to get out and vote!

Weekend Highlights

NESTival at NEST

Trick or Tweet! Join Nest and celebrate the spooky day with costume contests, glow in the dark rooms, a photo booth, and candy stations! Also, glow in the dark face painting, tattoos, DJ, obstacle courses and a scavenger hunt with candy! Delicious pizza will be provided from Zavino Pizzeria as well as spiked punch for parents. Post party,UBER will provide transportation to take families to Delancey St. for trick-or-treating and NEST will provide special bags to hold all of your candy!

Friday, October 31st, 4-6pm. Tickets start at $30/ family

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at NEST are given away a family four-pack of tickets to NESTival! Tell us your favorite trick for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org andannounced Monday.

Arden Drama School, Play-in-A-Day

The Arden’s award-winning workshop has become a favorite experience for kids on holidays off from school. Kids work together to create, write and perform their own original play. Each Play-in-a-Day is as unique as the group of kids! Call 215-922-1122 or visit here to enroll.
 

Tuesday, November 4th, 10-3pm. $50

Weeki Wachee Mermaids, Adventure Aquarium

Prepare to be mesmerized by the one-of-a-kind acrobatics of these legendary Mermaids, who will frolic underwater with sharks, sea turtles, stingrays and many more species in the 760,000 gallon Ocean Realm exhibit. Enjoy daily show appearances with the Mermaids in colorful fish-tailed costumes and meet a LIVE mermaid up close and out of the water during daily meet and greets.

Nov 1st - 9th, 10am-5pm. Free with Aquarium Admission.

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at Adventure Aquarium are giving away a family four-pack to visit the Aquarium (during the Mermaids or throughout the season). Let us know what your favorite undersea creature is (fantasy or real) for a chance to win!Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week.

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October 16, 2014

philly kids: halloween round-up, harry potter and giveaways from the flyers and nest!

Neighborhoods are getting decked out in the spooky spirit! Ghosts are hanging from trees, spider webs are adorning windows and pumpkins are appearing on porches. Speaking of pumpkins on porches, have you heard of the Teal Pumpkin Project?  Paint a pumpkin teal to show your support for children with food allergies and consider offering non-allergy treats or non-food treats for your Halloween visitors.

We can't wait to start seeing the little ones parading around in the spooky and not-so-spooky costumes! There are TONS of Halloween events in our area so this week we've changed the format to share some of the best Halloween fun – from special events to pumpkin patches to haunted houses and more! Don't worry, we've included some non-Halloween fun too!

Today is the last day to enter our giveaway for the Please Touch Museum Monster Mash coming to our favorite children's museum on October 25th. Let us know your favorite Halloween tradition for a chance to win. We have two more Halloween giveaways this week to share:first, a family four-pack to the very popular NESTival on October 31st from 4-6pm where you can come in costume and enjoy costume contests, games, glow-in-the-dark face painting, dancing and much more. Let us know your favorite TRICK for a chance to win!Who's your favorite Philadelphia Flyer? Let us know and you'll win a VIP Flyers Prize Pack in honor of the upcoming Philadelphia Flyers Charities Halloween 5K at the Wells Fargo Center where you can run for a cause, enjoy access to a private practice and the Family Fun Zone. Our giveaways take place on facebook and winners are chosen via random.org and will be announced in a week.

These upcoming weeks feature tons of fall and Halloween fun from train rides to costume parades to trick-or-treat trails. We've covered the next two weeks in this edition so we'll be back in two weeks with November events! Stay safe and have a Happy Halloween!

Weekend Highlights

NESTival at NEST

Trick or Tweet! Join Nest and celebrate the spooky day with costume contests, glow in the dark rooms, a photo booth, and candy stations! Also, glow in the dark face painting, tattoos, DJ, obstacle courses and a scavenger hunt with candy! Delicious pizza will be provided from Zavino Pizzeria as well as spiked punch for parents. Post party,UBER will provide transportation to take families to Delancey St. for trick-or-treating and NEST will provide special bags to hold all of your candy!

Friday, October 31st, 4-6pm. Tickets start at $30/ family

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at NEST are given away a family four-pack of tickets to NESTival! Tell us your favorite trick for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org andannounced Monday.

Philadelphia Flyers Halloween 5K, Wells Fargo Center

Get in the fall spirit during the Philadelphia Flyers Halloween 5K - perfect for families and Flyers fans alike! Don your favorite Halloween costume or Flyers gear for this fun 5K. New this year— runners will receive access to the Flyers private practice after the run at the Center. In addition, participants will get a race bib with timing chip, a commemorative Flyers 5K dry fit t-shirt, and access to the special Family Fun Zone featuring inflatables, face painters, and pumpkin painting. Register here! Hurry, deadline to register is Tuesday, 10/21.

Sat, 10/25, 9 a.m. $40/ registration.

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at the Philadelphia Flyers are giving away a Flyers VIP Prize Pack in honor of this run for a great cause. Tell us who your favorite Flyers player (past or present) is for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced Monday.

Monster Mash, Please Touch Museum
 
Don’t miss this exclusive spooktacular one night members only event where Please Touch Museum Member families are encouraged to dress in costume, stroll down our festive Boo Boulevard, catch the theater show, trick-or-treat throughout the entire Museum and more! If you aren’t a member, join now! Please Touch is the perfect cool weather play place.
 
Sat 10/26, 6pm-9pm, Tickets are $15. Get your tickets here!

The Count's Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place

Visit Sesame Place during its month long celebration of Halloween! Sesame Place has been transformed into a not-too-spooky Halloween haven featuring two themed mazes, a character hayride, three Halloween shows and everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends dressed in their Halloween attire. The park's dry rides will remain open and special character events will delight you throughout the month.

Weekends through October 27th! Tickets start at $35.99.

ZAK-PAC Theatre Training Program, Germantown Academy
 

Zakarak Performing Arts Convention (ZAK-PAC) is an intensive theatre training program for students in grades 6 thru 12. ZAK-PAC provides up-close and personal instruction in Dance, Drama & Voice by professionals from top Regional Theatres, Universities, Broadway and Television! Students create a personalized weekend training program and compete in front of a panel of judges. Whether you want to pursue a career in the arts or you just want to become a better performer for your school, community theatre productions, or college auditions, ZAK-PAC helps you gain the training, confidence and inspiration you need.Registration is open now! 

Oct. 18th 9-6pm,Oct. 19th 10-6pm. $300 inclusive fee.

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October 10, 2014

philly kids: beast feast, rotorfest, zak-pac and a monster mash giveaway!

Ghosts and goblins are starting to appear on our neighborhood streets, daylight is getting shorter (sigh) and those fall coats are making their first appearances out of the closet. It's the season of spooky fun and Fall Festivals and it's also the time to start scoping out your favorite indoor haunts that will provide the much needed energy releases through the colder months!

Happy Columbus Day to all as well! If your child has the day off from care or school, there are great options like Arden Theatre's Play-In-A-Day!

Today is the last day to enter our givieaway for a family four pack of tickets to Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Music is Awesome coming to the Tower Theater on Wednesday, October 29thLet us know your favorite Yo Gabba Gabba song for a chance to win! We're also getting into the spooky spirit by giving away a family four-pack of tickets to Please Touch Museum's much anticipated Members Only Monster Mash coming on Saturday, October 25th! Let us know your favorite Halloween tradition for a chance to win. Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. All of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

We're busy listing our Halloween events now and our round-up will be released next week. If you know of any great Halloween events in your neighborhood, please let us know about them!

This week, enjoy RotorFest, Tall Ships and the Philadelphia County Fair! Enjoy the long weekend and the week! 

Weekend Highlights

Arden Drama School, Play-in-A-Day

The Arden’s award-winning workshop has become a favorite experience for kids on holidays off from school. Kids work together to create, write and perform their own original play. Each Play-in-a-Day is as unique as the group of kids! Call 215-922-1122 or visit here to enroll.

Monday, October 13th 10am-3pm. $50
Or buy 3 sessions at one time for $25.

ZAK-PAC Theatre Training Program, Germantown Academy
 

Zakarak Performing Arts Convention (ZAK-PAC) is an intensive theatre training program for students in grades 6 thru 12. ZAK-PAC provides up-close and personal instruction in Dance, Drama & Voice by professionals from top Regional Theatres, Universities, Broadway and Television! Students create a personalized weekend training program and compete in front of a panel of judges. Whether you want to pursue a career in the arts or you just want to become a better performer for your school, community theatre productions, or college auditions, ZAK-PAC helps you gain the training, confidence and inspiration you need.Registration is open now! 

Oct. 18th 9-6pm, Oct. 19th 10-6pm. $300 inclusive fee.

Monster Mash, Please Touch Museum

No one does Halloween fun quite like the Please Touch Museum! This annual Monster Mash bash is filled with dress-up fun, trick-or-treating throughout the museum, themed art activities, free and unlimited carousel rides, a Spooktacular dance part and much more!

Saturday, October 25th, 6-9pm. $15/ ticket, $50/ 4-pack.

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at the Please Touch Museum are giving away a family four-pack to the Members Only Monster Mash! Let us know your favorite Halloween tradition for your chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week!

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October 2, 2014

philly kids: monster jam, fall festivals and a yo gabba gabba live giveaway!

Happy October! For those who observe Yom Kippur this weekend, we wish you an easy fast.

Fall marks our favorite time of the year - colorful trees, wonderful weather, football, and of course Fall Festival season! We have some great one listed in our events calendar but if you know of some that are not listed,please add them here!

Today is the last day to enter our give away to a session to Arden Theatre's Play-in-A-Day where holidays off from school are transformed into a magical, creative and unique experience! Let us know your favorite way to spend school days off with your little ones for a chance to win!  Don't forget, the next day off is October 13th which is just around the corner so plan ahead! We're also giving away a family four pack of tickets to Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Music is Awesome coming to the Tower Theater on Wednesday, October 29thLet us know your favorite Yo Gabba Gabba song for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. All of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

Over the next two weeks, we'll be sharing our Halloween round-up so if you know of any great events in your neighborhood, please let us know about them!

This week, enjoy Fall Festivals, Monster Jams, and Beast Feast! Enjoy the week!

Monster Jam, Wells Fargo Center

Monster Jam stars the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam trucks! The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over - OR smash through. The 2014 touring season brings more Monster Jamtailored perfectly for your family's budget, and these colorful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old. For $10 off purchase of $25 or $35 tickets for the10/4 7:30pm show, enter code "BLOG."

Friday 10/3 7:30pm, Saturday 10/4, 2pm/ 7:30pm. Tickets start at $15

CHOP Buddy Walk and Family Fun Day, Villanova University

The 13th annual Buddy Walk® raises money for patient care and research for individuals with Down syndrome treated by the Trisomy 21 Program at CHOP. This family fun day is full of great food and entertainment for all ages and great raffle prizes and a silent auction. Kids’ activities include moonbounces, facepainters, games and more.

Sunday, October 5th, 10am

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Music is Awesome! Tower Theater

The new live stage show marks the 5th anniversary of the live tour. You'll be dancing in the aisles for this show directed by Yo Gabba Gabba! creators Christian Jacobs (The Aquabats) and Scott Schultz (Majestic). DJ Lance Rock, the colorful cast of Yo Gabba Gabba! characters, fan favorite Leslie Hall and beat boxing legend Biz Markie will return together to perform at on October 29th.

Weds, Oct 29th, 3pm and 6pm. Tickets start at $20.
 
Tickets are onsale now at Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlet locations.

Giveaway Alert!  Our friends at Yo Gabba Gabba Live are giving away a family four pack of tickets! Let us know your favorite Yo Gabba Gabba song for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week!

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September 25, 2014

philly kids: winged wonders, faeries and wizards and an arden theatre giveaway!

Happy Fall and Happy New Year to those who celebrate Rosh Hashanah. May this year be very sweet. To add to the sweetness, don't forget, our friends at Arden Theatreare offering $15 off any multi-week classes with code PHILLYPARENTCIRCLE. Mention it at the box office to take advantage! As always, if you know of a place not listed in our directory, please submit it here.

Today is the last day to enter our family four pack ticket giveaway to Sesame Place's ever popular Halloween Spooktacular that runs now through October 26th. Tell us what your little one will be for Halloween this year for a chance to win!  We're also giving away a session to Arden Theatre's Play-in-A-Day where holidays off from school are transformed into a magical, creative and unique experience! Let us know your favorite way to spend school days off with your little ones for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. All of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

We'll soon be sharing our Halloween round-up so if you know of any great events in your neighborhood, please let us know about them!

This week, enjoy Faeries and Wizards, Winged Wonders and Fall Festival Fun! Enjoy the week!  

Weekend Highlights

Winged Wonders, Friends School Haverford

Experience the Magic of the Monarch! From the tiny, pale egg to the vibrant wings of the adult, Winged Wonders Education brings to life the metamorphosis of the Monarch butterfly with live specimens, mini-lessons, children's literature, drama, and art activities that inspire wonder and tap into children's natural curiosity about the world of butterflies. Visit the butterfly house and discover how it feels to hold and feed a live Monarch. Our Monarchs will be released from our schoolyard at the close of the event. Be sure to join us and make a wish that will ride the wings of a Monarch during its two thousand mile journey. 

Sunday, 9/28 2-3:30pm

Days off from school don't have to mean days "stuck" at home! The Arden’s award-winning workshop has become a favorite experience for kids on holidays off from school. Kids work together to create, write and perform their own original play. Each Play-in-a-Day is as unique as the group of kids!

Giveaway Alert!  Our friends at the Arden are giving away a session of Play-in-A-Day on Monday, October 13th (Columbus Day). Let us know your favorite way to spend school days off with your little ones for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week!

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September 19, 2014

philly kids: cal's cupcake challenge, pirates, and a sesame place spooktacular giveaway!

And now it feels like fall! Crisp weather, fights about wearing jackets to school, homework routines (and woes) and car-pool central! Fall classes are still enrolling and there is no shortage of "perfect" classes out there. If you have a budding actor, our friends at Arden Theatre are offering $15 off any multi-week classes with code PHILLYPARENTCIRCLE. Mention it at the box office to take advantage! As always, if you know of a place not listed in our directory, please submit it here.

Today is the last day to enter our giveaway of four tickets to Monster Jam, coming to the Wells Fargo Center on October 3 and 4th! Tell us why you'd love to see these monster vehicles in action for a chance to win! This week we are getting into the Halloween spirit with a family four pack of tickets to Sesame Place's ever popular Halloween Spooktacular that kicks off this weekend through October 26th. Tell us what your little one will be for Halloween this year for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. All of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

We'll be sharing our Halloween round-up so if you know of any great events in your neighborhood, please let us know about them!

This week, enjoy Cal's Cupcake Challenge, Fall Festivals and Pirate Fun! Enjoy the week! 

Weekend Highlights

Cal's Cupcake Challenge, Bala Cynwyd
 

Eat cake and help kids with neurologic disease at the 2nd annual Cal's Cupcake Challenge. Indulge in Philadelphia's Finest Cupcakes, enjoy games, arts and crafts, food, prizes and most importantly, help children with neurological disease.

Saturday 9/20, 10am. $5/ child, $10/ adult.

The Count's Spooktacular, Sesame Place

Celebrate silly, spooky fun at The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place! Come in costume and play in the not-too-spooky Halloween haven featuring two new Halloween shows, themed mazes and a Sesame Street character hayride. Don’t miss exciting rides, the Neighborhood Street Party Halloween Parade, the all-new Cookie’s Monster Land, and everyone’s favorite furry friends dressed up in costume!

Weekends 9/20 through 10/26. Tickets start at $53.

Giveaway Alert! We're giving away a family four pack to Sesame Place's Halloween Spooktacular! Tell us what your little one will be for Halloween this year for your chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week!

Philadelphia Film Society: Horse on a Balcony, Roxy Theater

The Philadelphia Film Society presents Saturday Morning Specials, an affordable monthly screening series of unique family-friendly films for the young and young at heart! Kid tickets are just $1! This weekend, enjoy A Horse on the Balcony.

Saturday, 9/20 10am (Sensory Friendly)/ 11:45am. Tickets $1/ child under 12, $9/ adult

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