Philly Events for the Green Thumbs Out There

I received this email from my husband just this morning:

“Couldn’t figure out why there were so many old ladies on the train this morning, until the conductor said ‘Market East! Flower Show!’ and they all got off.”

Yep, I imagine nothing can get the elderly on the trains as easily as the Philadelphia Flower Show, and you can bet I’ll be right there with them. It happens to be my birthday this week, so you can all probably guess what my birthday activity request was. I’m dragging the whole family . . . twice. Yes, we have plans to go twice. What can I say? I’ve never been. I’ve heard it’s huge and incredible. What I’m really interested in are these full-scale garden displays. I’m excited just reading about them. Can I go now? Oh, right - my kids are STILL SICK, and I have not yet turned 33 (yep, just revealed my age).

Anyway, if you’re in the area and want to drag your own family, you can get a discounted Family Fun Pack of tix here that includes a year-long membership to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Sounds like there’s also a Family Lounge with toys and crafts and stuff for kids, but my boys are legitimately excited about the flowers, at least that’s what they tell me.

Also in the area this week we have Sesame Street Live: “Elmo’s Green Thumb” at the Susquehanna Bank Center.  I know! More gardening stuff! Clearly Philadelphia knows all about the Winter Funk. The show is playing here on the following dates:

Thursday, March 4 at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Friday, March 5 at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 6 at 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 7 at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

You can get yourself a discount on a four pack of tickets through Livenation.com using code ERNIE (other details below).

So here are my disclaimers: I got nothing for talking about the flower show. Bought my tickets through the very link I included in this post. I’m just really excited about going. I did get tickets for the Elmo Green Thumb show for promoting it. But I think it’s worth saying that I get a lot of ticket offers like this and don’t accept most of them. I specifically wanted to check this one out for obvious reasons having to do with the fact that it is a show about GARDENING for KIDS, which I am clearly going to support. Furthermore, you know that if we go and it’s lame, you’re gonna hear about it. Here are all the little details about that discount, should you choose to use the ERNIE code:

***$3 off the regular ticket price (excluding Sunny Seats and Gold Circle Seats). Discount is available by phone, online or at the box office only.  Patrons must use the promotional code ERNIE online or at the box office to receive the discount.  There is a 10 ticket per order limit.  Not valid on Opening Night or with any other discount.

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3 Responses

  1. If Slimey the Worm is involved in the “Sesame Street” show in any way, shape, or form, we will have to secure tickets somehow, some way. He is my kiddos’ current obsession. (Especially when he wears that tutu.)

  2. Have fun and happy birthday. My bub and I are headed down Friday (sans LL). I will have my notebook in head!

  3. Beth, we hope you enjoyed “Passport to the World” in 2010, and that you’ll be joining us at the Flower Show for “Springtime in Paris,” March 6 - 13, 2011. My birthday falls within that time too, I don’t know a better way to celebrate!

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