April Top Ten

#1 Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock

Pull out your best threads, toss back a moo juice, bring a little bread to support the Arts, and get ready to have a blast!

Woodstock was all about rebellion, music, love, peace, and good times…60’s style! From Hendrix to Joplin, Grateful Dead to The Who, music swept across the open fields of a New York farm for 3 days as 400,000 hippies swept in a new era of ideas, music, art and culture.

On April 27th The Community Arts Center in Wallingford hopes you’ll come and express yourself at their Annual Fundraiser: A Night of PEACE, LOVE, and MUSIC Artfully Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock.  Woodstock’s greatest hits will be played live by Three Day Utopia!

Artwork above was done by local artist George Rothacker and is one of three prints included in the silent auction.  Check out more of his work
  • Hours: 7pm to 11pm  – VIP Reception 6pm to 7pm   
  • Enjoy a hip dinner and a groovy open bar; be sure to try the HIPPIE JUICE 😉     
  • There’s a silent auction of art, apparel, experiences, plus enter a raffle to win one of 3 TRIPS FOR TWO:  A Live Music Event, a Sports Game or PGA Tournament, or an America’s Cup Yacht Experience, only 100 are available at $100 each.                                                                        
  • VIP Love-In Tickets $125 — includes VIP Reception @6pm featuring live music by a sitar + tabla duo, drinks and hors d’oeuvres, hand crafted gift and a Meet & Greet with the father of American tie-dye – Don Price!   
  • Beautiful People Tickets $75                                 
  • Flower Child (under 35) $50                                                       
  • Proceeds from this event support the programs of the Community Arts Center including classes and exhibitions on-site as well as off-site programming designed to increase access to the arts throughout Delaware County.

#2 Celebrate Easter in the heart of America’s Garden Capital

Delaware County lies at the heart of “America’s Garden Capital:  36 Gardens within 30 miles!”  From your home or hotel room in Delco, almost half the gardens are just minutes away. 

And there’s no better way to celebrate spring than to visit a garden this holiday weekend.  Get a free America’s Garden Capital Passport which describes all of the gardens, by stopping in our Welcome Center at Rose Tree Park.

If you have little ‘bunnies’ like those pictured above, here are a few outdoor parks that are hosting public EASTER EGG HUNTS:

The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation –  April 20th at 11am.  Children 12 and under will search the farm’s fields for eggs with treats and surprises in them. Three hunts beginning at 11am  (for children 1-4 years), 11:15am (5-8 years) and 11:30am (9-12 years).  See  a puppet show following the last hunt. Pre-registration recommended  – THEY SOLD OUT LAST YEAR! Buy yours online before 11:59pm on April 19th.  Colonial PA Plantation Website 3900 N Sandy Flash Dr, Newtown Square, PA 19073

Sweets are always more fun when you have to hunt for them!


Great Media Easter Egg Hunt at Glen Providence Park  – Saturday, April 13th – 11am to 1:30pm.  An annual event that promises lots of fun! After the hunt, join the Easter Bunny for a special luncheon. Food, fun and games for all at Glen Providence Park, 550 W. State St., Media, PA 19063.

Radnor Township residents can attend Radnor Township’s Spring Eggstravaganza at Villanova  University’s Stadium – Sunday, April 7th – Noon to 2pm.  Crafts, bounce houses, prizes, face painting, egg hunts by age group and a visit from the Easter Bunny. New this year: adult prize drop game! Egg hunts begin at 12:30 PM. Villanova University Football Stadium, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA. 19085

Thornbury Township Egg Hunt & Decorating Contest -Saturday, April 13th – 11am.  Bring your little ones to Thornbury Park for their annual egg hunt — and BE SURE TO BRING A HOMEMADE DECORATED EGG for a chance to the win ‘Best Decorated’ contest! Light refreshments will be served.  Located at Cheyney and Glen Mills Roads.

#3 Welcome to Bunnyland at Linvilla

From cute baby animals to hayrides, train rides and homemade Easter treats — there’s something for every family member to love at Linvilla Orchards. Hop on over to Bunnyland and let your inner kid go Easter crazy. Take a Hayride to Bunnyland – 11am to 4pm on April 6, 7, 13-20.  Admission is $9.

The Farm Market has homemade Caramel and Candy Apples, traditional chocolates, old-fashioned candy and delectable truffles – you will most certainly be able to find something that satisfies your sweet tooth! And each Spring Linvilla brings an incubator inside the Market so everyone can see new lives being hatched! Chicks and Ducklings crack out of their shells and take their first steps right before your eyes. 

LOCATION: Linvilla Orchards                                                                                                                                                                  137 West Knowlton Rd, Media, PA 19063

#4 It’s Food Festival Month…

If it’s April, then it’s time for two huge food-lovers events – Restaurant Week in Media and International Restaurant Days spanning Drexel Hill, Upper Darby, Darby, Lansdowne, East Lansdowne and Yeadon.

What’s not to love about great food at special ‘try me’ prices? And if ever there was a time to explore our global food scene, this is it.  Start in Media, then take your taste-buds on the road to our Philly border towns!

MEDIA’S RESTAURANT WEEK COMES FIRST: APRIL 7th – 12th                    Some of the most popular restaurants in town will offer Dinner Specials for $25, $35 or $45 as well as some other great discounts. Check with your restaurant of choice for their special offers.

20 Participating Restaurants: 320 Market Café, Ariano, Azie Restaurant, Diego’s Cantina & Tequila, Dos Gringos, Fellini Café, House, Iron Hill Brewery, La Belle Epoque, Lariele Wood Fired Square Pizza, Lotus Farm to Table, Margaret Kuo’s Media, Pairings Cigar Bar, Quotations, Shere-E-Punjab, Spasso Italian Grill, Stephen’s On State, Sterling Pig, Tap 24. 

THEN 36 RESTAURANTS IN OUR PHILLY BORDER TOWNS INVITE YOU TO TRAVEL THE WORLD APRIL 19th-20th   

#5 DCS Chamber and Ballet Performance

Academy of International Ballet Dancer Esmiana Jani, Jennifer Nicole Campbell on Piano, DCS Chamber Music Director, Robert Whalen, and Special Guest Soprano Katherine Skovira

The Delaware County Symphony presents a rare and exciting Chamber Ballet on Sunday, April 7th at 3pm.  The program includes three featured performances:

Carnival of the Animals…A humorous musical suite by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns. The work was written for private performance by an impromptu ensemble of two pianos and other instruments. This performance features Jennifer Nicole Campbell and Arnold Ostroff on piano — with the Academy of International Ballet — accompanied by the DCS Chamber Ensemble.

Through A Glass, Darkly… DCS Artist-in-Residence Jennifer Nicole Campbell premieres a new work, Through A Glass, Darkly, for solo piano and the dancers of the Academy of International Ballet. The title phrase, to look through a glass darkly is to have an obscure or imperfect vision of reality. The expression comes from the writings of the Apostle Paul where he explains that we do not now see clearly, but at the end of time, we will do so.

The Wind… Performed by Soprano, Katherine Skoriva and Robert Whalen on piano and percussion…Robert Whalen’s setting of The Wind, a wildly inventive poem by 14th Century Welsh poet Dafydd Ap Gwilym, sets the tone for the untamed expanse of nature through which so many creatures of “Carnival” careen.

Tickets $15, $12 for seniors. For more information call 610-879-7059

#6 Saturday Night Fever: The Musical

Opening April 17th, The Media Theatre breathes new life into 1977’s smash hit movie, Saturday Night Fever with ‘The Musical’ version that salutes the iconic Bee Gees hits that gave the film one of the greatest movie soundtracks of all time!

This musical adaptation of the ’70s classic film is the story of a talented, streetwise kid from Brooklyn who attempts to escape his dead-end life through dancing. The show features hits like “Stayin’ Alive”, “Boogie Shoes”, “Disco Inferno”, ‘Night Fever”, “Jive Talkin’”, “Nights On Broadway”, “If I Can’t Have You”, “More Than A Woman”, “You Should Be Dancing” and more.

But first, the Theatre invites you to join them for the 12th Annual Media Film Festival:  Thursday, April 4th through Saturday, April 6th

They will show 52 Short Films over 3 days…with flicks by both masters and first time filmmakers. There will be comedies, dramas, animation films, documentaries and student films. Yes, horror fans, the Friday Late Night Horror Fest will not disappoint!  Plus there will be several local films including “The Mayor of Graterford,” a look at how one man dealt with life on death row. Evening showings start at 7pm, Thursday through Saturday, with extended Matinee hours on Saturday, as well.

#7 VILLANOVA THEATER

Algernon (Ethan Mitchell) and Cecily (Mary Lyon). Photo by Kimberly Reilly.

What could be more entertaining than seeing a wily bachelor trying to win over a rich and beautiful young woman?  A pair of scoundrels and two desirable ladies!

Watching men make fools of themselves over women never gets old…especially when it’s a wildly funny romp by Oscar Wilde!

Villanova Theatre presents The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde’s most enduringly popular play, April 2nd through the 14th. Directed by Theatre Department Chairperson Dr. Valerie Joyce,this is a chance to lose yourself in the witty, wicked adventures of love!  (Somebody else’s for a change 😉

Set in Victorian England, a pair of bachelors masquerade as respectable gentlemen to court the attentions of two well-dowried ladies. Gallant Jack and irreverent Algernon invent “Ernest” alter-egos to win the hearts of Cecily and Gwendolen, each of whom conveniently claims she’ll only marry a man by that name. When all four arrive at Jack’s country home, the men struggle to keep up with their stories as their plans go hilariously awry. With its witty wordplay, caustic commentary and blistering banter, Earnest is a riotously funny farce for the ages.

#8 TOWER THEATRE Snow Patrol

Band Photo courtesy of the Tower Theater and the Snow Patrol Facebook Page

Snow Patrol’s Wilderness Tour has taken them all over the world, and on Saturday, April 27th they’ll be taking the stage at the region’s home of rock ‘n roll! This is where Bowie, Bruce, Billy Idol, Neal Young, Dylan, Alice Cooper, and a hundred other iconic singers over almost 5 decades have performed… the Tower Theater in Upper Darby.

Get tickets now for a great night of music featuring Snow Patrol, Ryan McMullan, We Are Scientists.  The show starts at 8pm.

Over a two-decade career, Snow Patrol has carved out a unique place for themselves. Since their 1998 debut, Songs for Polarbears, which Pitchfork hailed as “an impressive piece of work,” their melancholy anthems of heartbreak and separation have mended hearts, and the band has racked up an impressive number of critical and commercial accolades, including 15 million global album sales, 1+ billion global track streams, 5 UK Platinum Albums, and are Grammy and Mercury Music Prize nominated. They emerged as heartsore musical prophets in the shadow of grunge and shallow pop, striking a chord in the minds, memories and hearts of listeners over six groundbreaking, confessional albums.

In 2018 the Tower Theater was named one of the 10 best live music venues in America by Rolling Stone Magazine. Known for its acoustic properties, the venue has been used for recording live albums by many bands.

#9 COLONIAL PLANTATION

Your woolly welcome will be a warm one as the Plantation sheds its winter coat and replaces it with green grass, planted fields, historic re-enactments and all types of farm animal fun.

This historic gem is a living history salute to the early American farmer families who brought the land to life while epic political challenges swirled around them. The food grown at these early plantations fed the birthing of a new nation…and seeing how they lived will make the 1760-90 period come alive for you and your family!

The Plantation is open most Saturdays and Sundays, April through November for public tours.                                                      A regular day might include a house tour, animal tour, and other activities. About once or twice a month they feature special events, starting with those listed below! Admission is $10 ($6 for children ages 4-12) unless otherwise noted.

Historic Timeline Weekend – April 6th & 7th                                               Visit the Plantation and experience 300 years of American history in less than a day.  Meet the nation’s earliest settlers, then journey on to the Civil War and finally to the Second World War.  The professional re-enactors just might have you believing in time travel, after all! The farm house will be open for tours and displays.  Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt – April 20th (Advance registration strongly suggested!)                                                                         The Plantation Easter Egg Hunt starts at 11am. Children 12 and under are welcome to search the fields of the farm to find eggs with treats and surprises in them. There will be a puppet show for young children following the hunts. There are 3 hunts, divided by age group:  1-4 years old 11:00am; 5-8 years old 11:15am; 9-12 years old 11:30

#10 Upper Darby Performing Arts Center

April 5th The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center presents The “Mark Nizer, 4D Show! This comic juggler magically casts his spell by giving every audience member 3D glasses in order to experience his “new dimension in entertainment.”

Performing a combination of original comedy, world class juggling, movement, music and technology, the multi-talented Nizer promises a spellbinding evening for audience members of all ages. The show starts at 7:30pm and tickets are affordably priced at $15 – $17.

For the ultimate stroll down memory lane, get tickets now to see The Masters of Soul on April 6th.                                   

You’ll be singing along the entire 90 minutes, as this stylishly costumed review presents legendary songs of the Temptations, Smokey and the Miracles, Martha and the Vandellas, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, Lou Rawls, and more! In fact, there ain’t no river wide enough to keep you from getting to the most fantastic show you’ve seen in a long while!  Tickets range from $30 to $40. 

And if you’ve got children, get tickets now for the Friday, April 26th & Saturday, April 27th Shows of:  Pennsylvania Ballet II: Fairy Rhymes                                                                                                                            Children 4 years and older will love this performance that follows Three Little Kittens as they travel through nursery rhymes and fairy tales to find their lost mittens.This is the fourth year in a row that Upper Darby Performing Arts Center has been selected by the Pennsylvania Ballet company to bring audiences new, creative works of the highest caliber. This is the PERFECT way to introduce your favorite young person to the art form of ballet. The show is one hour long with no intermission. For tickets call the box office at 610.622.1189 or visit UDPAC Online Tickets. Tickets range from $11 to $14.

April 26 @ 7:00pm THIS IS A SENSORY FRIENDLY PRODUCTION.  House lights are at mid-level and guests may vocalize and move around.                                                                                         

April 27 @ 11:00am