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PHILADELPHIA (HOODLINE) — Looking for family-friendly events to keep the kids busy this weekend?
From a Black History Month celebration at a historic playground to a deal on children’s gymnastics classes, there’s plenty to do when it comes to opportunities for learning and fun. Read on for a rundown of what to do this weekend.
120 Years of Integrated Play: Black History Month Exhibit & Celebration
Celebrate Black History Month at the Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse Saturday morning. The playground has a history of racial integration since 1899. Families will view historic photographs and emblems and participate in craft activities and share memories of playing at Smith.
When: Saturday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-noon
Where: Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse, 3500 Reservoir Drive
Philadelphia Mummers Mardi Gras Festival
Want to celebrate Philadelphia’s most beloved tradition? Check out the Philadelphia Mummers Mardi Gras Festival this Saturday.
Enjoy vendors, food trucks and loads of family-friendly activities like face painting, umbrella making and a photo booth with Mummers costumes and props.
When: Saturday, Feb. 23, 1-5 p.m.
Where: 2300 Arena, 2300 S. Swanson St.
Up to 51 Percent Off Gymnastics Classes at Mindful Arts Dance Academy
If your young ones love being active, check out a deal on children’s gymnastics classes at the Mindful Arts Dance Academy. Your deal includes a choice on one drop-in gymnastics class or a seven-week gymnastics course for one or two. The courses are guided by professional trainers and designed to improve agility and strength.
Where: Mindful Arts Dance Academy, 8000 Mars Place, Southwest Philadelphia
Price: $10-$79 (up to 51 percent discount off regular price)