Play-A-Palooza | March 29 | 12-3pm
Kids 10 and younger and caregivers are invited to Smith’s Seasonal Grand Playground Opening party, Play-A-Palooza. Join us for 6 1/2 acres of play, crafts from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, games from Playworks, hands-on science from The Franklin Institute, activities from Arden Theatre Company, a mobile farm from Greener Partners and the Junior League of Philadelphia, soccer activities from Soccer Shots, building challenges from Sticklets, drinks from Honest Tea, treats, and more fun on the 6 1/2 acre Playground. Free for Smith members, $10 per child for non-members. Become a member here or get tickets here.
*Rain date is 3/30/14, 12-3pm.
September 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, and 22
Performances at 10am, 11:30am, and 1pm
Dragon’s Eye Theatre, the creator of Seek and Hide, returns to Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse with A Mystery?, an all-new immersive, interactive theatrical adventure for kids ages 4 to 104.
A group of friends discover something unusual happening in Smith’s Playhouse, a mystery they must solve to save the house from a terrible fate. They form a secret society to tackle the case, then create a new language, dive into one imaginary world after another, argue, and work together to collect the clues they need, involving the audience in every step of their madcap mission.
Audience members described Seek and Hide, Dragon’s Eye’s first production at Smith, as “spectacular” and “hands-down the best performance for kids I’ve ever seen.” They raved about the captivating acting and the performers’ ability to respond to whatever the audience gave them. Educators and parents alike were thrilled the show invited everyone to get up, move around, and actively use their imaginations together. Kids enthusiastically told us, “It was awesome!” and “My favorite part was the whole thing!”
Expect more of Dragon’s Eye Theatre’s signature inventive, participatory theatrical style that engages audiences of all ages when you join us for A Mystery?
A Mystery? audience size is very limited, so purchase your tickets today!
We’re celebrating our 114th birthday this Saturday, July 20th, 10am-12pm! Kids 10 and younger and their caregivers are invited to Smith for birthday cake, comedy by Philadelphia Magazine’s Best of Philly children’s comedian The Great Holtzie, music by The Ticklebombs, a craft from Philadelphia Museum of Art’s ArtSplash, the Farm Explorer truck from The Junior League of Philadelphia +Greener Partners, drinks from Honest Tea, and fun on the Playground! This event is free for families.
Get tickets here, or become a member here.
*Rain date is Thursday, July 18th at 7:00pm. Please check Smith’s website in the event of inclement weather.
The Merion Concert Band will present a concert for children of all ages at Smith on Thursday, July 11th at 7:00 PM (rain date July 18th at 7:00 PM). Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and the whole family out for a relaxing summer evening of music and fun in front of the Playhouse.
The band will play tunes to delight the entire family, including Barnum and Bailey’s Favorites, Looney Tunes Overture, Seventy-Six Trombones and Take Me Out to the Ball Game and many other recognizable, kid-friendly pieces. Children will have a chance to conduct the band in a rousing march to end the program and may visit the musicians and see the instruments up close at the end of the concert. Through carefully selected excerpts, they will be introduced to instruments from different instrument families, and they will have a chance to move and groove to the beat!
Tickets are $10 per person, or free for Smith members. Family memberships are on sale for just $25 until the concert. Get your tickets or become a member today!
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