Anyone else have issues with mindless nighttime scrolling? Sitting on my couch watching total strangers dancing in their spotless kitchens, sharing their skincare routines or describing the many ways they’re #blessed and #grateful is not good for my mental health.
But one scroll I refuse to give up is the Sunday night cookie drop! After dinner I open the Crumbl Cookies app and start refreshing, waiting for the week’s new flavors to appear. My oldest daughter prefers to check the company’s TikTok account, and we often race to see who views them first. (Is this a sign we need to get out more? Probably.) When my daughter first told me about the brand and begged me to drive her to Jenkintown to pick up a dozen, I rolled my eyes and told her to ask dad. Six months later, a location opened in Wynnewood, and she requested them for her birthday. When I arrived to pick them up, the scene was (barely) controlled chaos. Impatient cookie monsters of all ages—from seniors to tweens—elbowed each other to the front counter. Those who received their cookies were treated to death stares as they exited.
It’s pretty genius, actually. The founders—two enterprising Utah cousins—have turned cookie consumption into an experience, from the weekly flavor drop to the in-store open kitchen to the pretty pink packaging to the social media frenzy surrounding the brand. Our family spent an hour(!) sampling each cookie, debating its merits and ranking (and reranking) them all. It was actually really, really fun.
The cookies are colossal (the company even sells a branded cookie cutter to slice them into fourths), and the flavors are unexpected and intriguing…think Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake, Kentucky Butter Cake, Coconut Pretzel, M&M Beach Ball and Cereal Milk topped with Fruity Pebbles. You can even get them delivered, which leaves plennnnnty of time for mindless scrolling.
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Celebrate Earth Day
Saturday, April 23rd, 9:30 AM
Tyler Arboretum, Media
A morning of earthy activities, including a caterpillar adventure and craft and special story time. Multiple sessions available. Preregistration required. Details
Saturday, April 23rd (rain date: April 24th)
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
The Schuylkill Center’s signature Earth Day event returns with live music, activity tables, nature hikes, food trucks and more. Preregistration required. Details
Cherry Blossom Festival of Philadelphia
Friday, April 8th – Sunday, April 10th
West Fairmount Park (Horticulture Center)
2022 marks the return of in-person Cherry Blossom programming in West Fairmount Park. Free and open to the public, the festival will explore the intersections of Japanese and American culture via a range of musical performances. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Details
NarbEarth Day 2022
Saturday, April 30th, 12:00 PM
NarbEarth Day returns after a two-year pandemic hiatus, featuring vendors, music, food, raffle prizes and more for all ages. Details
Wellness at the Willows
Sunday, April 24th (rain date: May 1st)
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Willows Park Preserve, Villanova
Choose from a variety of 30-minute classes and workshops throughout the day and hear from professionals in the Main Line health and wellness community. Details
CALLING ALL BASKETCASES!
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturdays, April 9 & 16, 11:00 AM
Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, Newtown Square
Children 12 and under are invited to search the fields for eggs filled with surprises. Afterward, visit the farm for egg-themed activities and demonstrations, story time, animal meet and greets, music and more! Pre-registration strongly encouraged. Details
Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 9th, 10:00 AM
Everhart Park, West Chester
Featuring more than 5,000 eggs filled with candy and toys, plus raffle prizes! Details
ABA Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 16th
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Schauffele Plaza, Ardmore
Hunt for Easter eggs in Ardmore and collect candy along the way. End at Schauffele Plaza for prizes and treats! Sponsored by the Ardmore Business Association. Details
Cricket Springs & Easter Things
Saturday, April 2nd (rain date: April 3rd)
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Cricket Avenue, Ardmore
A morning filled with music, pictures with the Easter Bunny, sensory stations, face painting, make your own fairy garden, Mirabel from Encanto, snacks and refreshments and more! Space is limited. Details
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 9th, 10:00 AM
Kimberton Park, Phoenixville
For ages two through ten. Bring your own basket! Details
Easter Bunny Hop Live! (And pictures with Mr. Bunny)
Sunday, April 3rd, 1:00 PM (and multiple other April dates)
The Adrienne Theater, Philadelphia
The Easter Bunny and his best friend Ester are hopping into town to meet with friends like Peter Rabbit and Little Bunny FooFoo. They’re on a hunt to find lost Easter eggs for before Easter! Details
Easter Bunny Make and Meet!
Saturday, April 9th, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
AR Workshop, Malvern
Make an adorable treat tote and a set of 4 wooden Easter blocks AND get your picture taken with Mr. Easter Bunny himself! Details
SIP & SAVOR
Sip Behind the Scenes Happy Hour
Thursday, April 14th
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Newlin Grist Mill, Glen Mills
Newlin’s unique series of informal happy hours spotlight a different local brewery, winery or distillery each month. April’s sampling comes from Penns Woods Winery. Samples are free; additional drinks available for purchase. Must be 21 or older. No reservations necessary. Details
KOP Restaurant Week
Monday, April 4th – Sunday, April 10th
With a restaurant for every palate, King of Prussia’s diverse dining scene has never been hotter. Try something new or revisit an old favorite with incredible prix-fixe lunch menus for $15, $20 or $25 and dinner menus for $30, $40 or $50. During KOP Shops for CHOP—held in conjunction with Restaurant Week—participating retailers will donate a portion of their proceeds to CHOP as well. Details
Infusing Mocktails and Cocktails with Botanicals
Saturday, April 2nd
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Ardmore Farmer’s Market
Owners of Barefoot Botanicals, a certified organic herb farm in Doylestown, will show marketgoers how to create simple, balanced mocktails and cocktails that incorporate herbs and in-season fruits and vegetables. Details
Student Mental Health Crisis: Learn, Survive, Prevail
Wednesday, April 20th
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Virtual
DMAX Foundation presents its 8th annual mental health education event. This program will address the reasons behind the ongoing and worsening crisis, and provide solutions to help college students thrive in the face of it. Details
BLOCK BY BLOCK
Capturing Chestnut Hill
Sunday, April 3rd: 2:00 PM (Chestnut Hill)
& Monday, April 11th: 3:00 (Creutzburg Center)
One of the most charming neighborhoods in Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill is a feast for the photographer's eye; pedestrians, shop windows, front steps, wrought iron fences, old churches and hidden gardens all add to the atmosphere and make exciting subjects. Leave your tripod at home and get ready to be on the move! SLR and DSLR cameras recommended. Meet at Creutzburg Center on April 11 to share your work and get feedback. Details
Block Party for CHOP
Sunday, April 3rd
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
King of Prussia Town Center
Kick off King of Prussia Restaurant Week and KOP Shops for CHOP with a jam-packed day of family fun, featuring games, adoptable and sanctuary farm animals, face painting, children’s characters, fire trucks, a wandering magician, balloon artist, music and more! Suggested donation $5/person. Details
Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival
Sunday, April 24th
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Main Street, Manayunk
Grab everything from savory BBQ to sweet desserts from over 50 of Philadelphia’s best food trucks and gourmet vendors! Purchase homemade oils and spice or stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables at the farm stand. Sidewalk sales, special promos and live music too. Details
Spring Fest ‘22
Saturday, April 23rd, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Austin Memorial Park, Rosemont
Celebrate spring at this outdoor community celebration hosted by the Wolf Performing Arts Center, featuring carnival games, crafts, performances, an ice cream truck, food and more! Tickets are required (discounted online). Choose between an all access bracelet and a general admission bracelet. Details
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Discover the joyful learning and academic excellence at Friends’ Central School. Spring Open Houses with tours tailored to your child’s interests!
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At Mathnasium we are changing lives through math!
All students were harmed by covid. We will help build their confidence in math and beyond. Learning centers in Paoli, West Chester and Glen Mills
Guided by Quaker principles, Friends School Haverford provides an intellectually rich program to an intentionally diverse school community.
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Wheels of Wayne is a free, family-friendly event featuring a display of unique vehicles, local businesses and organizations, entertainment, food, and fun for everyone!