Get Out: Arts Festival, Bird Walk, Sept. 11 Ceremonies

What's happening in the Ardmore Patch area this weekend.

This is a busy weekend for Ardmore, with several festivals, a bird walk, a few local Sept. 11 ceremonies, and more. Check out Main Line Art Center's kid-friendly art festival in honor of its 75th anniversary, or head to the Friendship Fair at Congregation Beth Hamedrosh, a fun afternoon for children with special needs. Additionally, two ceremonies commemorating the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 are taking place close by in Bryn Mawr.

Family Arts Festival. It's 's 75th anniversary, and to celebrate, they're hosting a free art festival in their garden (and indoors as well—it's a rain or shine event). The event features entertainment by and John Cassidy, food and hands-on art projects for children. There will also be a special unveiling of the new Arts Alive Mobile.

  • When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10
  • Where: Main Line Art Center, 746 Panmure Rd., Haverford
  • Cost: Free

Multi-Family Yard Sale. The is having a multi-family yardsale on Saturday to raise money for its move to the Lower Merion Vocational Training Center from its current location. Head over on Saturday to find some good bargains.

  • When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10
  • Where: 2949 Morris Road, Ardmore
  • Cost: Varies

Friendship Fair. Friendship Fair is an afternoon of family fun centered around hands on activities between teenage volunteers and children with special needs. At this fair, the children with special needs will jump on a moon bounce and get a chance to make their own shofar for the upcoming Jewish New Year.

  • When: 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11
  • Where: at 200 Haverford Rd., Wynnewood
  • Cost: Free

September Bird Walk: General Wayne Park. Enjoy a walk through nature with gardener and naturalist Helen Peachey and the Lower Merion Conservancy’s Patty Thompson to learn about the park's birds—woodpeckers, migrating warblers, thrushes and more. Ages 8 and older. All levels of birders are welcome; bring binoculars and field guides if possible. Park on the street and meet at the Maplewood Avenue entrance.

  • When: 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11
  • Where: , 305 Maplewood Ave., Merion Station
  • Cost: Free

Multi-Faith Commemoration of Sept. 11. This multi-faith service begins with a time of silent prayer and meditation at 3:30 p.m., and continues with a musical performance at 4 p.m. A multi-faith commemoration of 9/11 will begin at 4:30 p.m., led by leaders of area mosques, churches and synagogues.

  • When: 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11
  • Where: , 568 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr
  • Cost: Free

Tenth Annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. The Bryn Mawr Fire Co. hosts the ceremony annually to honor those whose lives were taken on Sept. 11, 2001.

  • When: 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11
  • Where: , 901 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr
  • Cost: Free


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