Spring is a perfect gateway for getting to know Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia’s Garden District.  Shop, Dine, Explore!

Get Wrapped in Yarn Bombing

Morris Arboretum welcomes fiber artist Melissa Maddonni Haims this spring with an exhibit, Wrapped Up: Yarnbombing at Morris Arboretum opening the first day of spring, March 20, 2016.

The idea first came to the Morris Arboretum when Director of Horticulture and Curator, Tony Aiello saw a yarnbombing exhibit at Kew Gardens in England, and was intrigued.

With some research into local artists, Morris Arboretum found Melissa Maddonni Haims who is a fiber artist based in Philadelphia. She creates yarn graffiti, soft sculpture, and large-scale installations with crocheted materials. The majority of her work is produced using recycled, reclaimed and rescued textiles.

Discover Antques, vintage items, arts, crafts & more at Clover Market

Founded in 2010, the Clover Market is a seasonal open-air market featuring over 100 vendors with antiques & collectibles, vintage jewelry & clothing, finely crafted handmade items, and original art. A selection of Philly's finest food trucks, free crafts & live music complement the lineup. The Market operates in the spring and fall in Bryn Mawr PA, Chestnut Hill PA, Collingswood NJ and indoors January at the historic 23rd Street Armory in Philly for Winter Market. You can view vendor images from prior Markets by selecting "Photos" at the top of the page or take a peek at our Market video to get a feel for what Clover is all about.

Get Nerdy at Astronomy Night & Discovery Day

Think you can’t see the stars of the night sky in the city? Think again! Join the biggest star party in the region as local astronomers bring their gear to 25+ sites for a spectacular tour of the cosmos. Stargazing isn’t the only item on the agenda; you’ll also have a chance to launch an alka-rocket and to participate in a cool citizen science project!
Hosted in partnership with the Jenks FunFest, this community-wide science celebration returns once again to encourage families to explore the science behind the things we eat, the water that flows through our streams, and the way our muscles move. Science activities are FREE, but bring some extra cash if you want to have your face painted or jump in the bouncy house.

Show Off Your Basketball Skills at Hoops Madness

Our 4th Annual CHCA Hoops Madness 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will take place on Saturday, March 26! Inspired by March Madness, the NCAA college basketball championship, Hoops Madness offers kids and adults a chance to play half-court, 3-on-3 games of basketball and participate in a variety of shooting contests.

Bike the Hill

Join the Chestnut Hill Business District, Friends of the Wissahickon, Chestnut Hill Historical Society, and SEPTA as we Bike the Hill on Sunday, April 17. Two exciting bike tours are available at 10:30am and 12:15pm. Then, end your day with a stroll along Germantown Avenue and lunch at one of the Hill’s many great restaurants.

Step into Spring at the Home & Garden Festival

Attend the Wissahickon Day Parade

Celebrate Brunch on the Hill....each weekend during the Merry Month of May

Meet Artists painting outdoors at the Plein Air competition

Swing with Friday Night Jazz at Woodmere Art Museum