KYW To-Do List: Grocery bingo, social justice storytime, and more things to do from a distance this weekend

Reading Terminal Market
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By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio)We’re entering another month of the coronavirus pandemic, but this one is marked by more reopenings and activities to do while practicing social distancing.

Get outdoors — if you can handle the heat — with free screenings and performances that travel across the city. Or, bring the kids to the “Never Too Young For Justice” concert and storytime, which uses kid-friendly conversations to teach them about equality and social justice.

Make everyday activities fun — like food shopping. Play Grocery Bag Bingo at Reading Terminal Market for a chance to win groceries and gift certificates, all while supporting local businesses.

The Penn Museum is now open to all visitors, so you can view their galleries with brilliant artifacts from all around the world. The museum encourages tickets to be purchased in advance online. 

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is also reopening on Friday, with timed advance tickets also strongly recommended. Explore a variety of exhibits, like “Survival of the Slowest” — just wash your “paws” and maintain 6 feet between your “herd” and others.

 

OUTDOORS

Sit on the front lawn of the Smith Memorial Playground Friday night for a socially distant concert and storytime — “Never Too Young For Justice” — with kid-friendly conversations about using our voices for justice and helping children process recent news about race and racism. 

City Love and Colorful Stories both facilitate this free event. No tickets required.

Street Movies! is a free screening and performance series for audiences of all ages, which tours neighborhoods around the Philadelphia region. It kicks off this weekend in West Kensington. 

On Saturday, join a performance by Instituto Puertorriqueño de Musica, in partnership with Philadelphia Latino Film Festival. The event will also be simulcast on local cable.

Have you worked on your green thumb during quarantine? Join Terra Luna on Sunday for an in-depth interactive gardening workshop on growing, harvesting, and utilizing medicinal and culinary herbs. Ticket price includes a garden tour, educational materials, custom tea blend, and herbal refreshments. Reserve your spot online to ensure your socially distant space.

And, named one of the top 15 must-see attractions in the U.S., discover the secrets hidden in the shadows of America's most historic and haunted city. 

Nightly ghost tours of Philadelphia are creative outings for the family or a date night. Online and over-the-phone ticket sales will net you $5 off — not too spooky!

 

SHOPPING

The Ummah Shop is a cultivated Eid shopping experience to support Muslim-owned businesses in the tri-state area, happening on Friday. Celebrate Eid by connecting with community vendors, complete with halal snacks, desserts, henna, and giveaways. 

Reserve your ticket via Eventbrite. Temperature checks, masks, and hand sanitization are required for entry.

We are in the midst of the dog days of summer — something Morris Animal Refuge knows a thing or two about. Join the shelter on Friday for a sidewalk sale with homemade dog and cat treats, crafty bandanas, branded merchandise, lemonade, and more. 

Then on Saturday, join the Reading Terminal Market for Grocery Bag Bingo. Each participant will receive a bingo booklet with the purchase of a ticket, which supports the small businesses inside the market. Reserve your ticket in advance, and take a chance to win some groceries and gift certificates while supporting local businesses.

And starting every Sunday morning through September, stop by the Port Richmond Pop-Up Vintage Thrift to shop from vintage vendors to find one-of-a-kind pieces. Complimentary mimosas if you join!