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10 Things To Do This Week In Philly / NJ / Del.


The annual children’s concert festival is not just a show: there are also activities and events for children before the live show. And this is not a one-off event – there was one in June and another is on August 13. The concert this Friday presents Alex and the kaleidoscope as well as on-site food trucks and special gifts.

  • What: Live concert for children
  • Or: Smith Memorial Playground, 3500 reservoir promenade
  • When: Friday July 16, 5 p.m.
  • How: $ 12 and more, ACCESS cardholders and Smith members pay $ 6. (You can register in advance to receive your passcode or purchase in person once you’ve presented your card.)
(Upper Darby Performing Arts Center)

the Junie B. Jones Book Series entertained children since its inception in 1992. The 30-book series on the Adventures of 6-year-old Junie, Kindergarten and Grade 1, written by the late Barbara Park, has sold over 55 million copies in the United States alone. In 2005, Junie’s character was adapted for a musical that the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center product, both in person and live.

  • What: Hybrid theater
  • Or: Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave
  • When: Thursday July 15, 10:30 am, 7 pm; Friday July 16, 10:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m. (online); Saturday July 17, 1:30 p.m. (online)
  • How: $ 10 – $ 15
(Live World Café)

Local artists Dame Alma, the reigning diva of the city’s house music, and jazz group Vertical current bring their talents to Cira Green Friday night. The rooftop park with stunning city views is the backdrop for the free show, hosted by World Cafe Live. Until the popular indie music hall, which is just down the street, reopens in the fall, this is the best way to see some of the most popular artists who would normally perform there.

(Laura Wheeler Waring, PAFA)

Since its founding in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts has been a champion of women artists. More than 80 works of art by more than 50 artists will be on display in the year-long exhibition which opened earlier this month. The works cover the years 1005 until the end of the Second World War. Two of these artists, painter Lauren Wheeler Waring and sculptor Mai Howard Jackson, were among the first African-American women to study at PAFA, and their art has recently been included in PAFA’s permanent collection.

  • What: Art exhibition in person
  • Or: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts 118-128 N. Broad St.
  • When: Until Sunday July 24, 2022
  • How: Free with admission to the museum $ 8 – $ 15
(Camden County website)

South Jersey’s parks are not only places to experience nature and enjoy recreation, they are also outdoor concert halls. The 2021 concert series spread across four leading parks runs through September and technically incorporates the XPoNential Music Festival taking place at Wiggins Waterfront Park from September 17-19. But unlike the festival, the summer concerts – which include the Urban Guerilla Orchestra (August 19, Lindenwold), Grammy winner Lisa Fischer (August 9, Wiggins), Kathy Luge (August 5, Cooper River), The Harlem Spanish Orchestra (July 26, Wiggins), True Diamond Tribute to Neil Diamond (July 22, Lindenwold) and more – are free.

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