Here's What to Do This May in Montco

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There are tons of exciting things to do this May in Montgomery County. Here are some of our favorites.

Please review guidelines provided by individual event organizers for safety precautions and standards before attending.


48th Annual Yellow Springs Art Show
5.1 - 5.23 | Historic Yellow Springs

Join us for our first-ever hybrid Yellow Springs Art Show. Stroll or scroll your way through the galleries featuring works in 2-D and 3-D from almost 200 juried artists from the Delaware Valley and beyond! The show has been extended from two weeks to four weeks to reduce crowding and will run from April 24 - May 23. The galleries in the Lincoln building will be open daily from 10 am - 4 pm.

Annual Colonial Mayfair
5.1 | Pottsgrove Manor

Visitors of all ages are invited to celebrate the arrival of spring on Saturday, May 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pottsgrove Manor’s Annual Colonial Mayfair. This outdoor event is a suggested $2 donation and brings an 18th-century style market fair to life with vendors, performances, and living history demonstrations that everyone can enjoy.

Free Art Exhibit | Ouroboros - Works by Jordan Kressley
5.1 | Black Moth Tattoo & Gallery 

For the month of May new works by illustrator Jordan Kressley will be on display in the gallery. A fairly recent graduate in the field of illustration Kressley has made the wise decision to stick to traditional hands on mediums, quickly and adeptly honing the skills of chalk pastels. In an age of digital content one can drown in these works on paper that have tediously been labored upon are a fresh breath on art. 

Spring Fling
5.1 | Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center

For Mother's Day gifts or just something special for yourself, come to the Heritage Center at 105 Seminary Street on Saturday, May 1. Our Spring Fling, a special shopping event, is outdoors and socially distanced. The sale includes Heritage Center gift items, crafters, and a rummage sale of new and used books and treasures! Hours are 10 am – 4 pm.

Willow Grove Park Mall Diaper Drive
5.1 - 5.16 | Willow Grove Park Mall

Willow Grove Park Mall has partnered with The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank to support local families that are experiencing a diaper need. Every baby should be clean, dry, healthy and happy. Diaper donations can be dropped off at LOFT and Gap Kids through Sunday, May 16 during normal mall hours. We are accepting unopened diapers of all sizes and brands for babies and toddlers. LOFT - Donate a box of diapers and receive 15% off your full-price purchase (excluding Lou & Grey). Gap Kids - Donate a box of diapers and receive 10% off your entire purchase!

Socially Distanced Guided History Tour at Cairnwood
5.1 - 6.30 | Cairnwood Estate

Guided tours of Cairnwood Estate reveal the personal history of this grand Beaux-Arts country house. Tour participants discover the private side of the family and its integral role in founding the Bryn Athyn community. Tours include visiting the Garden House, Main House, Chapel, the servant’s wing, and the Carriage House.


Paranormal Day
5.3 | Round Guys

Join us for "ghost" pepper cheesesteaks and wings this week! Have fun and dress your paranormalist! (is that even a word?!)

At-Home Anthro Live: Design Your Own Oil Lamp
5.4 | Penn Museum

Bring your natural curiosity and craftiness into FREE live learning sessions by Penn Museum educators. Join these 30-minute sessions—perfect for elementary to middle school kids—to dig deeper into world cultures, archaeology, or anthropology with demonstrations of hands-on projects you can try at home!

Montgomery County Community College Online Open House
5.4 | Montgomery County Community College

Discover all that Montco has to offer at our Spring Online Open Houses on Saturday, April 24 from 10-11 a.m. and Tuesday, May 4 from 12-1 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. During our open house events, you’ll have the opportunity to: Enjoy a wide range of opportunities to learn about what Montco offers its students; Learn about our flexible schedules and programs; Discover affordable ways to pay for college; Ask your questions during live Q&A breakout rooms with faculty and staff and more!

Musical Theater Arts - Ages 9 - 16
5.5 - 5.26 | Abington Arts Center

Wednesdays 4:30-6:00 p.m. | 4 weeks? May 5, 12, 19 and 26 Sing and dance to your favorite Broadway show tunes! In this high-energy Musical Theater Class, we cultivate both individual skills in singing, acting and dancing as well as strengthen ensemble work.   Student-actors gain self-assurance in their abilities as well as confidence that they can carry with them for a lifetime. The class culminates in a short presentation of the students’ work at the end of the 4-week block. Non-Members $90 | Members $81 https://abingtonartcenter.org/youth-classes.


Cinco de Mayo Party Kit
5.1 - 5.4 | bartaco

our unofficial kick-off to summer – celebrate cinco de mayo, bartaco-style. we are building you the perfect cinco kits to give you just what you need to celebrate #bartacocinco at home.

Cinco de Mayo at the Pub
5.5 | Round Guys Brewing Co.

Join us for margaritas and food specials!

Cinco de Mayo at Paladar
5.5 | Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar

Join us this year in our restaurant or enjoy at home!

 


Mother's Day Brunch Tea or Dinner Excursion
5.7 - 5.9 | Colebrookdale Railroad

Celebrate Mom, Grandmom or that special woman in your life aboard The Colebrookdale. Delight in your choice of Brunch or Tea; available Saturday May 8th and Sunday, May 9th, or Dinner; available Friday, May 7th, Saturday, May 8th, and Sunday, May 9th! Departure times and menu details as well as reservations available HERE

Mother's Day DIY Succulent Bar
5.7 | Floral & Hardy of Skippack

Visit our Outdoor Succulent Bar on this First Friday evening!  Bring Mom and make a container with her or make one as a surprise gift!!  We’ll have plenty of cute options to choose from. Stop by anytime between 5 to 8 p.m. Cost is à la carte for the container, soil/toppings and succulent plants.

Please RSVP: https://floralandhardyofskippack.com/events/mothers-day-diy-succulent-bar/

Happy Mother's Day
5.9 | Round Guys Brewing Co.

Join us for $6 Mimosas all day!

Mother's Day Dinner
5.9 | El Sarape

Join us for Mother's Day Dinner

Mother's Day Tea on the Terrace
5.9 | Cairnwood Estate

Celebrate Mom while enjoying a traditional outdoor tea service!! Afternoon Tea is unmistakably a truly Victorian custom known worldwide, with origins in 19th century England. Take in the gardens and grounds of Cairnwood and join us for tea on our outdoor 100-foot bluestone terrace!

Mother's Day Guided Tasting
5.9 | Workhorse Brewing

This Mother's Day, treat mom to a relaxed tasting featuring Workhorse's popular Rosé Ale paired with cheese, charcuterie, and accouterments carefully selected by the experts at Wegmans. Pre-orders are required and available for pick-up only. 

Mother’s Day Brunch
5.8 - 5.9 | Elmwood Park Zoo

Treat mom to an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet and a day at the zoo! Tickets include admission to the Zoo, brunch, and an animal meet and greet! Space is limited for this event, so register early!

Mother’s Day Weekend at the KOP Town Center
5.8 | KOP Town Center

Visit the KOP Town Center for live music by Liz & Eddy and a pop-up floral cart by Posh & Bloom. Shop beautiful floral bouquets for your mom while enjoying live entertainment on their green space!

Mother's Day Wine Tours
5.9 | Karamoor Estate Vineyard & Winery

Make it a Mother’s Day to remember with tour and wine tasting at Karamoor Estates. Take a walk through the vineyard and a have a light lunch while enjoying a view from their beautiful balcony.


Virtual Nature Book Club | Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake
5.7 | Haverford College Arboretum

Discuss how fungi make our worlds, change our minds, and shape our future in Merlin Sheldrake's 2020 novel on mycology.   In this virtual book club session, we will discuss our perspectives on the book and reading it prior is suggested. Students - Free | Staff/Faculty/Members - Free | Non-members - $5

Night Tours: Twilight Summer
5.7 | Eastern State Penitentiary

Explore Eastern State Penitentiary's historic cellblocks as the sun goes down. Admission to Night Tours: Summer Twilight includes all daytime programming —“The Voices of Eastern State” Audio Tour; award-winning exhibits; artist installations — and more! Grab a drink and relax in The Fair Chance Beer Garden. Eastern State partners with Philadelphia’s Triple Bottom Brewing Company to offer a selection of Triple Bottom beer for purchase, including the all-new Purpose Pale Ale. Reflect on the legacy of criminal justice reform through hands-on activities. View a new, digital art installation by Andrea Walls, co-commissioned by Mural Arts Philadelphia, and projected onto Eastern State’s façade.

Coconut Cream Pie Day
5.8 | Round Guys Brewing Co.

Join us for some delicious "Lemon Coconut Desert Cruiser" on tap! Check our latest beer lineup and order NOW!

Mineral Treasures Outdoor Show
5.8 | LuLu Shrine Complex

Show and sale of minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, toys, books, and much more, relating to Nature’s geological treasures. Featuring 40 dealers offering specimens in all price ranges, a tailgate sale, and Kids' Mineral Corner with free specimens. Snack bar, free parking, and picnic area.   In place of our usual indoor show, the Philadelphia Mineralogical Society presents this one-time, one-day, outdoor show. Tickets at the entrance: $5 per adult; under 13 and uniformed scouts and leaders admitted free.   Join us in Mont Clare, PA (near Phoenixville) on May 8th! www.phillyrocks.org


At - Home Anthro Live: Making a Mosaic
5.11 | Penn Museum

Bring your natural curiosity and craftiness into FREE live learning sessions by Penn Museum educators. Join these 30-minute sessions—perfect for elementary to middle school kids—to dig deeper into world cultures, archaeology, or anthropology with demonstrations of hands-on projects you can try at home!

Twilight on the River
5.12 - 9.22 | Bridgeport

Something for everyone! Make it a family night out! Twilight on the River is an open-air market located in the center of Bridgeport. A mix of local vendors, food, music, games, and nonprofit showcase. Contact us if you are an interested vendor.

Coloring Night at the Pub
5.12 - 6.23 | Round Guys Brewing Co.

Remember coloring? Yeah, it was totally cool! Every two weeks enjoy some new coloring pages to get creative with. We can't wait to hang your designs in the pub! We have a great selection of craft beer to choose from as well as an updated menu with great pairing choice. Check out all of our options online before you arrive.

Ancient Alcohol After Hours: Tour and Beer Tasting
5.14 | Penn Museum

Drinking together has been a tradition for thousands of years. Log on, grab a drink, and let us be your designated driver as you virtually explore how our ancestors partied like it was 5000 BCE. Back by popular demand, this highly engaging and interactive virtual program takes you back in time to learn about the earliest known beer and explore some unexpected beer brewing techniques from South America. You will also uncover how an ancient alcoholic beverage considered a cousin to tequila was fermented from the sap of the agave plant.

Armed Forces Day
5.15 | Round Guys Brewing Co.

10% off for all military personnel


Stony Run Wine Tasting
5.15 | Colebrookdale Railroad

Journey through The Secret Valley on a 2-hour train ride while sampling four wines from Stony Run Winery and four kinds of cheese locally sourced from Berks County. The tasting can be enjoyed by those 21 and over in our Dining Car, Garden Cafe Car, Parlor Car. and Lounge Car. Visit our website for additional details and to book your reservation today!

Patio Pups with Dog Town Rescue
5.15 - 9.19 | Round Guys Brewing Co.

Join us on the 3rd Sunday of every month as we hang out with some furry friends on our patio! Dog Town Rescue will be on site with some fur babies that are up for adoption!

At-Home Anthro Live: Ancient Superheros
5.18 | Penn Museum

Bring your natural curiosity and craftiness into FREE live learning sessions by Penn Museum educators. Join these 30-minute sessions—perfect for elementary to middle school kids—to dig deeper into world cultures, archaeology, or anthropology with demonstrations of hands-on projects you can try at home! Superhero stories have fascinated people for a long time. Join us as we read stories from around the world about mythological heroes with special abilities. Together we will discover and design our own heroic stories along the way! Free to Registered Guests

At-Home Anthro Live: Weaving with Recycled Materials
5.15 | Penn Museum

Bring your natural curiosity and craftiness into FREE live learning sessions by Penn Museum educators. Join these 30-minute sessions—perfect for elementary to middle school kids—to dig deeper into world cultures, archaeology, or anthropology with demonstrations of hands-on projects you can try at home! Free to Registered Guests

Skillup: The Password to Networking
5.19 | TriCounty Area Chamber of Converse

Join TCACC Members Bill Vitiello of The Victory Bank, Carina Hatfield of Weigner Insurance & Financial Services, LLC and Dave Czarnecki of CzarStar Security for a panel discussion on valuable networking tips from their personal experiences in growing their networks and business reach. The opportunity to build your network can come at any time, in any situation. It's the difference between saying nothing and being the one to start a conversation. Opportunities reveal themselves when you start conversations. The password to the network? It's PERMISSION. Give yourself permission. You'll be surprised at the random and good things that happen to people who network well.

World Wonders: Chinese Characters; A Journey Across Time
5.19 | Penn Museum

Looking for something to do at the end of the school day? Travel the globe without leaving your home! Participate in live virtual interactive workshops and activities designed for school-aged children and their families. Your registration includes access to a special themed Padlet with supplemental activities and instructions.


Whitpain Tavern Comedy Show
5.21 | Whitpain Tavern

The Whitpain Tavern Comedy Show presented by EJO Comedy on the Road 1529 Dekalb Pike Blue Bell, PA 19422 Friday, May 21, 2020 Doors 6:00PM Showtime 7:00 PM We are back...... Featuring: Kevin Downey Jr.Plus special guests Jessica Collazo and Pat Rocchi We will feature a full dinner menu during the show $20.00 All Sales are Final - CDC guidelines will be followed at showtime.

2nd Anniversary
5.22 | The Ways Brewery & Restaurant

Groove Street Orchestra playing in celebration of our 2nd Anniversary!! 

Americana Music Performed by Tom Jolin
5.22 | Pennypacker Mills

Come to Pennypacker Mills where Tom Jolin will perform traditional American music, mixing vocals with the hammer dulcimer, banjo, button accordion, and harmonica. Jolin has been a solo performer since 1978, performing a mix of traditional Americana, old-timey and civil war tunes. His solo performances are loaded with humor… sometimes intentionally. Jolin will perform from the mansion porch. Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on the lawn. Wear a mask and social distance. Fun for all ages. Why not arrive a bit early and take a guided tour of the Mills. Reservations are required...call 610-287-9349 or email pennypackermills@montcopa.org. Tours take 1 hour. The first tour at 10 am, the last tour at 3 pm. Masks must be worn and social distance.

Big Tiny Art Show
5.22 | Whitemarsh Art Center

Good things come in small packages! Our "Big Tiny Art Show" features original work donated by our talented instructors, students, staff, and art community. Sale proceeds will support our non-profit art center. We'll have an online event gallery, artist talk, and Zoom launch party (cocktail attire and homemade martinis are optional). Mini masterpieces will include small paintings, ceramics, and more.

Kokedama Workshop I
5.25 | Floral & Hardy

Join us for this fun workshop and create your own Kokedama hanging plant! Kokedama is an ancient Japanese art where you pot up a plant in a ball of moss and display it suspended in air. The Kokedama plant is easy to make and take care of! The cost is $20 plus tax.

National Wine Day
5.25 | Round Guys Brewing Co.

Did you know we have local wine on tap? Celebrate the beauty of wine and try some of our Pinnacle Ridge Winery varieties today!

Kokedama Workshop II
5.27 | Floral & Hardy

Join us for this fun workshop and create your own Kokedama hanging plant! Kokedama is an ancient Japanese art where you pot up a plant in a ball of moss and display it suspended in the air. The Kokedama plant is easy to make and take care of! The cost is $20 plus tax.

Membership Breakfast: U.S. Chamber Policy Briefing
5.27 | TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Chamber will be joining us for a virtual policy briefing to share valuable information and updates on the federal government, liability, and infrastructure.

 


Art Houses: Andrea Lamy
5.29 | Theatre Horizon

Directed by Brett Robinson. Professional award-winning theatre artists are paired with local area households to create an evening of original theater. Each performance will expand on the concept of family in the era of quarantine and explore the sensational moments that can be found within the familiar every day.

Cigar Train
5.29 | Colebrookdale Railroad

Journey through The Secret Valley while enjoying a cigar and the beauty, geology, and nature of one of the most historic naturally-unspoiled valleys outside on our open-air car. We encourage you to arrive early as sandwiches and light hors d'oeuvres will be provided at the station prior to departure.

Kokedama Workshop III
5.29 | Floral & Hardy

Join us for this fun workshop and create your own Kokedama hanging plant! Kokedama is an ancient Japanese art where you pot up a plant in a ball of moss and display it suspended in air. The Kokedama plant is easy to make and take care of! The cost is $20 plus tax.

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