APRIL 2022

(DE) April 2, 2022, Drive-in Movie Family Night, Disney’s ENCANTO, 8:00 pm, DASEF Campus, 585 Big Oak Road, Smyrna, DE 19977. Families!! C’mon down to Big Oak Park for the DASEF (Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation) presentation of Academy Award Winner ENCANTO. Short Feature at 7:30 pm; Encanto at 8:00 pm. No reentry once the movie begins. Bring the family for a fun evening together. Admission: $15 per car or truck. Cash only. Special NASA bag included with admission. Rain date: April 8, 2022.

April 2-3,2022, LIVING HISTORY AT CHILDREN OF GETTYSBURG 1863. Gettysburg Foundation, Children of Gettysburg 1863, 451 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325, 717-338-1243. Visitors to the new interactive adventure for young historians can interact with living historians of the Officers for the Union and Ladies for the Union at an encampment in the side yard of Children of Gettysburg 1863, located at 451 Baltimore Street in downtown Gettysburg.  LIVING HISTORY ENCAMPMENT: Interact with living historians of Officers for the Union & Ladies for the Union at 10am-5pm both days; CANDLELIGHT TALK: Join Officers for the Union in their candle lit encampment from 8-9 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, for an informal talk on their role during and after the Battle of Gettysburg. The weekend living history events are free of charge and open to the public. https://www.gettysburgfoundation.org/exhibits-tours-events/exhibits-tours-events/children-of-gettysburg-1863.

(PA) April 5, 2022, HOMESCHOOL DAY, 12:30-3:30 pm. Pennsbury Manor, 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road, Morrisville, PA 19067, 215-946-0400. Designed with family learning in mind, Homeschool Day offers interactive and hands-on activities for learners of all ages.  Advance registration is preferred. Admission is $9 per person (age 4+), with one adult FREE per family group (Please note: this special program is not included in a Pennsbury Manor membership). Email our Education Program Coordinator Kerry Scott at c-kerscott@pa.gov for more information. http://www.pennsburymanor.org/

(PA) April 08, 2022, HOMESCHOOL HERITAGE PROGRAM: CHEESEMAKING: A SCIENCE, AN ART, AND A CRAFT, Ages:  11-15, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360, (570) 992-6161, farm@quietvalley.org, https://quietvalley.org/. Have you ever wondered how cheese is made? During this class, we will explore how cheese is made, historical cheesemaking practices, and the career of an artisan cheesemaker. Participants will sample different types of cheese, learn about the role of cheese on a 19th-century farm, and explore the science behind cheesemaking while trying their hand at making soft cheese. Cost: $20 per student. Registration for this class can be completed online at https://quiet-valley.square.site/

(PA) April 08, 2022, HOMESCHOOL HERITAGE PROGRAM: THE STORY OF WHEAT, AGES 7-10,   9:30am-12:00pm. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, 570-992-6161, farm@quietvalley.org, https://quietvalley.org/. During this class, participants will learn about the importance of wheat for a family in the 1800s. Participants will examine a piece of wheat, dissect a wheat kernel, try their hand at grinding their own wheat into flour, and see how wheat works in a recipe. Cost: $20.00 per class. Registration for this class can be completed online at: https://quiet-valley.square.site/

(MA) April 13, 2022, LANTERN2022, 6:00 – 9:30pm. Old North Church, 193 Salem Street, Boston, MA 02113 and Streaming Online. Lantern2022, an in-person and virtual event, will celebrate the heroic actions of April 18, 1775, and Old North’s legacy of active citizenship. Join us for an uplifting evening featuring music, a spirited performance of the poem “Paul Revere’s Ride,” the inspiring words of honoree Michael R. Bloomberg, and a gathering after the program to socialize and watch the lighting of the lanterns. Proceeds will support the Old North Foundation’s virtual and on-site programs, which aim to inspire children and adults alike to consider the ways they can build a more just and equitable world. Tickets at https://www.oldnorth.com/. Note: All attendees must show proof of vaccination and wear the provided mask when indoors.

(PA) April 13, 2022, HOMESCHOOL DAY: KINGS AND QUEENS, 10am-12pm. Reading Public Museum, 500 Museum Road, Reading, PA 19611, 610-371-5850 x227. Venture back in time and learn all about knights and medieval times, all without leaving the Museum. Homeschool Families — Join educators from The Museum for an exciting morning filled with special tours and hands-on projects that the whole family can enjoy! Programs are designed for elementary school age students (younger and older siblings are welcome to participate). Reservations Required. Contact Coleen at 610-371-5850 x227 or email coleen.mikucki@readingpublicmuseum.org. Deadline to register is 24 hours prior to the event. Members: $15 (1 adult and 1 child), $5 for each additional child or adult. Non-Members: $20 (1 adult and 1 child), $7 for each additional child or adult. All program participants will be required to sign a COVID-19 liability waiver to attend each program. ***The Museum is following all CDC recommended policies for programs and events. For information, visit https://www.readingpublicmuseum.org/homeschool-days.

(PA) April 16. 2022, GUIDED STAINED-GLASS TOUR AND LIVE GLASSBLOWING DEMONSTRATION 11:00 am, 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm. Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, PO Box 757, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009, 267-502-2600. Were the Bryn Athyn craftsmen successful in their attempts to recreate the brilliance of the 12th-century French masters? Decide for yourself! View medieval windows to learn about the stories and symbolism told in this vivid art form. See 20th-century reproductions inspired by windows from Chartres Cathedral, and watch live glassblowing demonstrations of ancient Roman, medieval European, and Bryn Athyn methods. Adults $15; Seniors and Students $12; $2 per person for PA ACCESS cardholders; Free for Blue Star Families, active-duty military, and their families; Free for Library Pass cardholders. https://glencairnmuseum.org/

(MA) April 17-20, 2022, PATRIOT’S DAY 2022. Lexington Historical Society, 13 Depot Square, Lexington, MA 02420, 781-862-1703. Patriots’ Day commemorates the Battle of Lexington on April 19, 1775. Events and reenactments occur all weekend long in Lexington and the surrounding communities, and along the historic Battle Road in Minute Man National Historical Park. Including Paul Revere’s Ride Reenactment on April 17; First Shot: The Day The Revolution Began on April 17; Revolutionary Scavenger Hunt on April 19; and Children’s Reenactment on April 20. Visit https://www.lexingtonhistory.org/ for information.

(NJ) April 18-22, 2022, MINI ARTS CAMP, 8:45 am -4:15 pm, Ages: 5-13. Appel Farm, 457 Shirley Road, P.O. Box 888, Elmer, NJ 08318, (856) 358-2472, khill@appelfarm.org. Local creative kids are invited to join our amazing staff on site for our very first Spring Break Mini Camp! Campers will choose from classes in Music, Theatre, Dance, and/or Visual Arts (2D and 3D) for five days of experimentation, exploration, and excitement. $300/5 days or $75/day. Register for all 5 days and save! Ages 5-13, all levels welcome. Lunch & afternoon snack included. Before and after-care add-ons available. Questions: call 856-358-2472 or email khill@appelfarm.org.  https://www.appelfarm.org/

(PA) April 19, 2022, GUIDED STAINED-GLASS TOUR AND LIVE GLASSBLOWING DEMONSTRATION, 2:30 pm. Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, PO Box 757, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009, 267.502.2600. Were the Bryn Athyn craftsmen successful in their attempts to recreate the brilliance of the 12th-century French masters? Decide for yourself! View medieval windows to learn about the stories and symbolism told in this vivid art form. See 20th-century reproductions inspired by windows from Chartres Cathedral, and watch live glassblowing demonstrations of ancient Roman, medieval European, and Bryn Athyn methods. Adults $15; Seniors and Students $12; $2 per person for PA ACCESS cardholders; Free for Blue Star Families, active-duty military, and their families; Free for Library Pass cardholders. https://glencairnmuseum.org/

(MA) April 19-April 22, 2022. APRIL VACATION WEEK, 1:00-3:00 pm each day. Ages: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­0-10 and caregivers. Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton 02458, 617-796-1463, education@historicnewton.org. Join us at Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds for a week of educational programming! From Tuesday April 19 to Friday April 22 visit Durant-Kenrick for Colonial crafts, activities, and a special Storytime! Make a corn husk doll, tricorn hat, basket, or quill pen, and learn about the history behind each of these objects! Tour the museum, a 1734 farmhouse which includes: family-friendly period rooms, interactive games, and puzzles as well as outdoor gardens. Cost of Event: Free with museum admission (Adults, $6, Newton residents, seniors, and students, $5, EBT cardholders (up to 4 tickets), $2, Children 5 and under, Free). www.historicnewton.org.

(PA) April 19–22, 2022, EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM: LIVE GLASSBLOWING, By appointment. Master Craftsman Jason Klein, and Leslie Pierce of Historical Glassworks return to Glencairn for a spring session of live glassblowing demonstrations. Teachers and educators of grades K–12 are invited to book a visit for their students which will include a live glassblowing demonstration with their choice of one other education program. All education programs can be viewed on our website at glencairnmuseum.org/k12-programs. Contact Amy Glenn, Educational Programs Manager for more information, and to make your booking to see this incredible display of craftsmanship! $8 per student. One adult per 8 students free; additional adults $8 each.

(OH) May 20, 2022, REV WAR SCHOOL DAY, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM. Fort Laurens Museum, 11067 Fort Laurens Road, Bolivar, Ohio 44697, 330.874.2059, fortlaurens@gmail.com​.  If you have a young student that loves music, games, and history come to Fort Laurens’ Rev War School Day! Learn about life during the American Revolutionary War! Join us on May 20th for a day of historical fun and excitement! This event is in partnership with the Northwest Department of the Brigade of the American Revolution. This event focuses on Revolutionary War history with hands on curriculum-based activities. This event is open to all public, private, and homeschool students. Admission is $7 per student. One adult admission is free per class or group. Additional adults are $7 each. Reservations are requested. For more details or to reserve your spot before May 20th, please call 330-874-3011 or 1-800-262-6195. https://www.fortlaurensmuseum.org/

(PA) April 22, 2022, HOMESCHOOL HERITAGE PROGRAM: Why We Build and How We Do It, Ages 11-15,  9:30am-12:00pm. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, 570-992-6161, farm@quietvalley.org. https://quietvalley.org/. What types of tools did the 19th-century farmer use, and how do they compare to what we use today? Participants will learn about the simple machine principles behind our everyday tools and explore Quiet Valley’s buildings to learn about the different building techniques. Then, they’ll try out some of the tools and determine which ones were used to build different structure types. Cost: $20.00 per class. Registration for this class can be completed online at: https://quiet-valley.square.site/ 

(PA) April 22, 2022, HOMESCHOOL HERITAGE PROGRAM: THREE SISTERS PLANTING, Ages 7-10, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, , 570-992-6161, farm@quietvalley.org, https://quietvalley.org/. During this workshop, participants will investigate the “three sisters” crops (corn, beans, and squash) and explore the benefits of planting these crops together. We’ll try planting these crops in the garden at Quiet Valley, then start some seeds to take home and plant either in a container garden or in an outdoor garden. Cost: $20.00 per class. Registration for this class can be completed online at: https://quiet-valley.square.site/

(PA) April 22, 2022, KIDS NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, 4:30 pm-7:30 pm. Lewisburg Children’s Museum, 815 Market Street, Suite 14, Lewisburg, PA, 17837, (570)-768-4914, lewisburgchildrensmuseum@gmail.com. Kids ages 6 to 12 years old are invited to explore exhibits, experience special programming, and enjoy a pizza dinner and movie. Caregivers can enjoy a stress and child-free evening on the town while children have an entertaining experience of their own exploring the LCM. Cost is $25 for the first child and $15 for each additional child. 10% discount for LCM members. For more information and to reserve a spot, visit https://www.lewisburgchildrensmuseum.org.

(PA) April 22, 2022, BIRDS AND THEIR NESTS FOR FAMILIES WITH PRISCILLA HAYES, 1030am-12;00PM, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, 1635 River Road (PA Rte. 32), New Hope, PA 18938,  bhwp@bhwp.org. It may be shocking to learn, but birds do not live in nests year-round. Birds only use nests to lay and hatch their eggs. After they raise their young, they leave the nests behind. This means that birds build nests at least once every year—most birds start from scratch. It’s a lot of work to find all the material and carefully fashion a safe place to raise babies. Priscilla Hayes will explore the lives of our feathered friends and participants will help them with their nest building by creating a nesting material basket. Hang up the basket at home after the class and provide our winged neighbors with the materials they need for a successful nesting season. Program Fee: $10 per child, $5 for each additional, $0 per adult, Members: Enter your code to receive your 20% discount. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. One adult can attend with no more than two children. https://bhwp.org.

(PA) April 23, 2022, NATURE WRITING WORKSHOP, 2-3 pm, Lewisburg Children’s Museum, 815 Market Street, Suite 14, Lewisburg, PA, 17837, (570)-768-4914, lewisburgchildrensmuseum@gmail.com, Be a writer and illustrator while exploring the outdoors! Registration is now open for our Nature Writing program where you can join Bucknell undergraduates for a spring stroll outside of Bucknell Hall while writing and illustrating your own book about what’s happening in the natural world around us. All supplies will be provided free of charge. This program is for children ages 6-9 years old. Drop off is available. This program will be held at Bucknell Hall (570 Loomis Street, Lewisburg). This program is free to participants. For more information, visit https://www.lewisburgchildrensmuseum.org.

(PA) April 23-24, 2022- SPRING ANTIQUE SHOW & SAWMILL RUN, 10 AM to 4 PM, both days. Pennsylvania Lumber Museum,5660 US Route 6, Ulysses PA 16948, 814-435-2652, palumbermuseum@gmail.com. Join us this April for our annual Spring Antique & Collectible Show. Vendors will be on hand selling a variety of items like furniture, glassware, coins, books, clothing, and collectibles. A selection of historic trade demonstrations, including a run of the museum’s birch still, will also take place both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday (April 23) only, visitors will be able to watch the museum’s re-created 19th century steam-powered circular sawmill in operation. On Sunday (April 24) only, PALMA members Jan and John Halter will present a cooking demonstration and tasting featuring wild leeks from 11am-1pm. Access to all museum exhibits and attractions is included in the price of admission to the show. Food and drink will be available on-site for purchase. Come for the fun and, perhaps, leave with a new treasured heirloom and a better understanding of the lumber and forest history of Pennsylvania. http://lumbermuseum.org/

(PA) April 23,2022, GUIDED STAINED-GLASS TOUR AND LIVE GLASSBLOWING DEMONSTRATION, 2:30 pm. Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, PO Box 757, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009, 267.502.2600. Were the Bryn Athyn craftsmen successful in their attempts to recreate the brilliance of the 12th-century French masters? Decide for yourself! View medieval windows to learn about the stories and symbolism told in this vivid art form. See 20th-century reproductions inspired by windows from Chartres Cathedral, and watch live glassblowing demonstrations of ancient Roman, medieval European, and Bryn Athyn methods. Adults $15; Seniors and Students $12; $2 per person for PA ACCESS cardholders; Free for Blue Star Families, active-duty military, and their families; Free for Library Pass cardholders. https://glencairnmuseum.org/

(PA) April 24, 2022, MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM.  Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, PO Box 757, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009, 267.502.2600. The Medieval Festival is a portal to the past: experience medieval life, art, and beliefs through demonstrations and activities. Enjoy live medieval music and glassblowing, see replica medieval weapons in action, explore the galleries at your own pace, and more! $12 Adults; $10 Seniors/Students
Free for All Membership Levels/Children 4 and under; $2 Access Philly/ Museums 4 All;Free for Blue Star Families, active-duty military, and their families; Free for Library Pass cardholders. https://glencairnmuseum.org/

(PA) April 24, 2022, SENSORY FRIENDLY FAMILY NIGHT, 3 pm-5 pm. Lewisburg Children’s Museum, 815 Market Street, Suite 14, Lewisburg, PA, 17837, (570)-768-4914, lewisburgchildrensmuseum@gmail.com. Join us for Sensory Friendly Family Night, a special Museum event for children with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders. The Museum will limit capacity, turn down sounds and lights, and provide adaptive equipment to offer a safe and fun experience for all! This event is sponsored by Geisinger and is free for participants. This event is recommended for all ages and registration is required. A ticket for each family member is required. This program is free to participants. For information or to register, visit https://www.lewisburgchildrensmuseum.org.

(CT) April 25, 2022, SENSORY FRIENDLY HOURS AT THE CONNECTICUT RIVER MUSEUM, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426, 860.767.8269, crm@ctrivermuseum.org.The Connecticut River Museum is launching a Sensory Friendly Hours program to celebrate National Autism Awareness Month. We are committed to deepening our impact within the community. Sensory Hours is not open to the general public. Visitor numbers will be limited to ensure a calm environment. Exhibits with loud noises and/or bright lights will be modified to allow people with a range of differing abilities to experience all the Museum has to offer. A designated quiet room will be set up for the duration of the event to allow visitors to decompress, take a break, and experience the Museum at their own pace. Parents and caregivers must stay with their children at all times. The Connecticut River Museum is committed to ensuring our programming is accessible to all people. Preview guides and materials for families to read together before visiting are available on our website. For more information or to reserve your spot, please email Allison Insall, Director of Public Programs, at ainsall@ctrivermuseum.org. https://ctrivermuseum.org/

April 27, 2022, HOMESCHOOL DAY: ARTIST INSPIRATION, 10am-12pm. Reading Public Museum, 500 Museum Road, Reading, PA 19611, 610-371-5850 x227. Stroll through the art galleries this morning as you gain inspiration for your own art creations from The Museum’s collections. Homeschool Families — Join educators from The Museum for an exciting morning filled with special tours and hands-on projects that the whole family can enjoy! Programs are designed for elementary school age students (younger and older siblings are welcome to participate). Reservations Required. Contact Coleen at 610-371-5850 x227 or email coleen.mikucki@readingpublicmuseum.org. Deadline to register is 24 hours prior to the event. Members: $15 (1 adult and 1 child), $5 for each additional child or adult. Non-Members: $20 (1 adult and 1 child), $7 for each additional child or adult. All program participants will be required to sign a COVID-19 liability waiver to attend each program. ***The Museum is following all CDC recommended policies for programs and events. For information, visit https://www.readingpublicmuseum.org/homeschool-days.

(CT) April 29, 2022, Museum Minis, Fridays, 10:00-11:00 AM, ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Ages 0-3, Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702, (203) 753-0381, angel@mattmuseum.org. Each week we invite our youngest explorers and their caregivers to meet in the Museum galleries for some art and history fun while practicing developmental, social, and mobility skills! A Museum Educator will facilitate 30 minutes of playtime in the galleries with an opportunity to mingle with other parents and caregivers, followed by a 15-minute themed story and small art activity. $8 Members | $12 General. Learn more and register at mattmuseum.org/calendar.

(NY) April 29-May 1, 2022, QUILTS UNMASKED: 2022, 10am-4:30 pm (Friday& Saturday); 12pm-4:30 pm (Sunday). Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY 14228 (716) 689-1440, info@bnhv.org, amherstquiltersguild.org. Quilts Unmasked: 2022 runs from Friday, April 29th through Sunday, May 1st. Organizers are Amherst Quilters Guild and Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village. Browse vendors, shop at a pop-up boutique, enter to win raffle contests, and of course, view the incredible quilts on display! Admission: $6.00 per person, per day, $10.00 for a 2-day pass. Children under 12: Free. Visit https://bnhv.org/ for more information.

(NH) April 30, 2022, MAKE YOUR OWN DEAMCATCHER, 2-3:30 PM. Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, NH 03224, 603-783-9511, info@chakers.org. Create your own dreamcatcher in the Ojibway web tradition under the tutelage of Native American artist Lenny Novak at Canterbury Shaker Village. Novak has given classes for more than 40 years at museum, schools, and requested locations both indoors and out. After sharing a bit of history about dreamcatchers—its meaning, stories and lore—he then gently guides participants through the process of working with their materials – natural wood hoops, webbing, beads, and feathers. Cost for this “Dreamcatcher” workshop is $40, Village Members: $25. All materials are provided and all proceeds will benefit Canterbury Shaker Village. https://www.shakers.org.

(NJ) April 30,2022. WIZARD OF OZ, 7:00 PM, All ages are welcome! Dennis Flyer Memorial Theater, 300 College Drive, Blackwood, NJ, 08012, 855-936-2467, thestudio@mainstage.org. Mainstage Center for the Arts is proud to bring live theater back to the South Jersey community, after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, starting with The Wizard of Oz. This performance is presented by Mainstage’s Musical Theater Company studio class. Wizard of Oz will be presented live at the Dennis Flyer Memorial Theater located at Camden County College 200 College Drive, Blackwood, NJ, on Saturday, April 30 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, May 1 at 2:00 PM. Join Musical Theater Company as we stroll down the yellow brick road and celebrate our return to live theater! https://mainstage.org/event/the-wizard-of-oz/. https://mainstage.org/event/the-wizard-of-oz/

(PA) April 30, 2022, STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE FILM WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA, 8PM, All Ages. Erie Philharmonic, Warner Theatre, 811 State Street, Erie, PA, 16501.  (814)-455-1375, julia@eriephil.org. We continue in grand cinematic style with the imagination of director George Lucas and the brilliance of composer John Williams. It’s the film that launched a movie dynasty: Star Wars: A New Hope. You might remember the race to destroy the Death Star with Luke, Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C3PO and R2D2, but you have never experienced the film quite like this. The Erie Philharmonic will play the sumptuous and dramatic score to Star Wars live, in synchronization with a viewing of the original film with all its dialogue, action and sound effects. It’s a musical-cinematic experience for the ages in a galaxy not so long ago and not so far away. Prices vary depending on seats. Daniel Meyer- conductor. www.eriephil.org.