With spring coming, there are some great events in Chestnut Hill for celebrating the new season and enjoying the local neighborhood. Here are a few upcoming events in March and April that you, your family, and friends may enjoy—and which are happening close to your Chestnut Hill farmers’ market.
Thursday, March 31: Funny-Drive to Laughter, 8:00 to 9:30 pm
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, Lower School Theater, 8000 Cherokee Street, Philadelphia, PA 19118
The Chestnut Hill Community Fund will be hosting the 1st EVER Funny-Drive to Laughter program. For one night only, national headliner, Joey Callahan, a Philadelphia native who has opened up for Richard Belzar, Jay Leno, Steven Wright and Weird Al Yankovic will be in Chestnut Hill. He has also been featured on Comedy Central and Sirius Radio. He brings his clever brand of humor with two featured performers, Terry Reilly and Helene Angley. The show will take place in a small intimate theater so tickets are limited and each seat is a good one. Come out and support the Annual Fund and have great night out.
Friday, April 22: Astronomy Night, 7:30-10:30 pm
Saturday, April 23: Chestnut Hill Discovery Day, 11 am – 3 pm
Jenks Academy for Arts and Sciences, 8301 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Both events are part of the Philadelphia Science Festival (http://www.philasciencefestival.org/), which is a region-wide and immensely popular event, running from April 22-April 30 at various Philadelphia sites.
Astronomy night will offer kids and parents activities like stargazing, rocket launching, and other fun things. Chestnut Hill Discovery Day will offer kids and parents numerous opportunities to get into the science of how we live: what we eat, how we work, and the environments that surround us.
Sunday, April 24: 95th Annual Wissahickon Day Parade and Horse Show, 10 am – 1 pm
Horse Show, Northwestern Stables, 10 am
The parade begins at 12 pm, starting at Harper’s Meadow and traveling down Forbidden Drive
Each year, on the last Sunday in April, people have come to the Wissahickon Park to celebrate the history of “Forbidden Drive,” which was successfully closed to cars in 1921, as a result of a protest that brought together hundreds of horses and carriages. Wissahickon Day includes traditional equestrian events, fancy hat competition, and parade. For all you horse-lovers, this is a not-to-miss event!
On your way to these great events, stop by the MARKET at the FAREWAY in Chestnut Hill, your Philadelphia farmers’ market, for lunch, dinner, or afternoon snack, either eating in or taking out. With our exciting variety of vendors, we have something for everyone.