A combination of family, food and festival.
For locomotives: All aboard at the Morris Arboretum in Chestnut Hill! Thomas the Tank Engine and friends will be riding the tracks at the botanical gardens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.
For First Sunday: As a part of their First Sunday series, the Barnes Foundation on the Parkway welcomes families from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for free activities like a performance from tropical music group El Caribefunk and an art demonstration based on the work of Cézannes.
For hands on kids: Every Sunday in August Historic Pottsgrove Manor will offer textile workshops for kids ages 8 to 12. This week, it’s a beginner knitting class running from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Pottstown, Pa.
For a peach of cake: Angel food cake topped with fresh peaches will be served from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation in Bristol, Pa. Bring your own Tupperware, takeouts are available as well as other peachy baked goods.
For those with a short attention span: The first day of the second annual One Minute Play Festival starts today at the Adrienne Theater on Sansom Street at 8 p.m. See a series of micro-plays whose duration is a whopping 60 seconds. The festival extends into Tuesday with 8 p.m. show times across the board.