Get Out: Children's ID Kit Event, Mystical Seder and More

What's going on in and around Roxborough and Manayunk this weekend.

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Check out these great local events.

Mystical Seder

  • When: Friday, Jan. 25 from 7:30 - 9 p.m.
  • Where: Mishkan Shalom Synagogue 4101 Freeland Ave, Philadelphia
  • Why Go:Rabbi Yael Levy will lead a Mystical Seder to mark the holiday of Tu B’Shvat on Friday, January 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Mishkan Shalom synagogue in Roxborough. The seder will kick off a weekend of three events celebrating the Jewish holiday that also will include a Mindfulness Shabbat morning service, lunch provided by A Way In Jewish Mindfulness program, and a walk in the Wissahickon.  The seder is free although donations are welcome before or after Shabbat. Pre-registration is necessary: Please call the Mishkan Shalom office at 215-508-0226 x 0 or email office@mishkan.org.
  • Cost: Free, donations welcome

Rabbit Hole

  • When: Friday, Saturday and Sundays through Sunday, Jan. 27
  • Where: Old Academy Players, 3544 Indian Queen Lane, Philadelphia
  • Why Go: Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart.  With surprising humor, Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and a path that will lead them back into the light of day. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize.  Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
  • Cost: $15

Children's ID Kit Event

  • When: Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. - Noon
  • Where: AmeriKick Andorra 8500 Henry Ave, Philadelphia
  • Why Go: All children will receive a free identification card courtesy of New York Life Insurance Company. Bring the entire family and friends for fun and valuable safety tips. Learn what you can do to create a happier, safe environment for our children.  I.D. cards include: child's photo, digital fingerprints, and other vital information. I.D. cards will be made from 9am until 12pm.  For additional information, please see the event listing.
  • Cost:  Free

Winter Ice is More Than White

  • When:  Sunday, Jan. 27 from 2 - 3 p.m.
  • Where: The Cedars House, 200 W Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia
  • Why Go: Friends of the Wissahickon Trail Ambassador Bruce Wagner will present a slide show that enhances the many colors of white in photos at The Cedars House on Sunday. Light is reflected and refracted in all manner of direction, and this whimsical exploration of a series of winter pictures shows the colors people often forget to see. The presentation is free and open to the public. Registration is not required but is recommended, as seating is limited
  • Cost: Free

Sandy Hook Playground Fundraiser

  • When: Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m.
  • Where: Bourbon Blue
  • Why Go: Help raise money to build a new playground in Newtown, CT in honor of the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting.  Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, drink specials, and a raffle, followed by some great live music.  
  • Cost: $15

One Day Trail Stewardship Workshop

  • When: Saturday, Jan. 26 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Where: Cathedral Village, 600 East Cathedral Rd, Philadelphia
  • Why Go:  The Pennsylvania Equine Council presents a One Day Trail Stewardship Workshop with Bud and Gwen Wills.  Pennsylvania State land management agencies have contacted the PA Equine Council requesting assistance in maintaining non-motorized shared-use trails. These agencies are reluctant to accept volunteers who have not had training. Without our assistance, trails and access will be severely restricted or possibly eliminated.  If you are an outdoor enthusiasts (particularly hikers, mountain-bikers and equestrians) concerned about the future of and access to recreational public lands, please attend this workshop.  You'll learn about trail layout, construction, maintenance techniques, tools and their proper usage and receive an  introduction to Leave No Trace Skills and the Ride Smart concept.  
  • Cost: Free, Registration required.


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