Jun 3, 201512:22 PMOh, Bother
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By Meagan Feeser
Summer Activities in York
Hey, it’s finally summer! Let’s get the heck out of the house. Here’s a list of some fun activities to keep your kids busy and yourself sane this summer.
Second Saturdays in Downtown York
Head to downtown York the second Saturday of each month through September for “Second Saturdays.” A free, family friendly event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., where you’ll enjoy live performances, hands-on activities, and entertainment throughout York City with the following themes:
June 13: Paint The Town!
July 11: Use Your Voice!
August 8: Move Your Body!
September 12: Let's Make Music!
There will be arts-themed activities, kids’ crafts, live music, and in-store promotions all over the entire downtown. Visit 2ndsaturdayyork.org for details.
Head to the ballpark for an afternoon or evening of fun. Of course, we usually spend the entire game in the Stauffer’s Playground area, while Holden runs wild on the playsets, carousel, and giant inflatable slide. Plus, fireworks every Saturday night!
Bonus: sign your kids up for the Rookie Revs, Official York Revolution Kids’ Club. For $27, they’ll get free playground admission, behind-the-scenes tours, six field box ticket vouchers, autograph sessions, and more.
Check out the Revs’ schedule at yorkrevolution.com. Bonus: they have a nursing station and family restroom in the stadium.
Some summer highlights:
Sunday, June 28: Bark in the Park (bring your dog!)
Wednesday, July 15: "Jurassic Park" Night (live animatronic dinosaur inside the stadium)
Wednesday, August 5: Downtown’s Birthday Party
Tuesday, August 11: Cowboy Monkey Rodeo (as in, live monkeys)
Art in the Park
Art in the Park will be celebrating twenty-two years of offering free art and craft programs to kids in York City. The program is held Monday through Friday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the following parks:
Yorktown Park: June 29 through July 3
Allen Park: July 6 through July 10
Albemarle Park: July 13 through July 17
Lincoln Park: July 20 through July 24
Penn Park: July 27 through July 31
Martin Library Summer Reading Club
With activities for kids from birth through eighteen, the Summer Reading Club provides fun, educational programming all summer long. Storytime, movies, LEGO club, and more. This summer’s theme is “Heroes,” and there’s even a Hero Fest on Saturday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 2pm at Gifford Pinchot State Park. Check out the events calendar and register here.
Tennis for Kids
A free summer tennis program with twenty-one locations across York and Adams Counties, Tennis for Kids sessions run 9:00 to11:00 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday June 22 through July 24, 2015 weather permitting and unless otherwise determined. Ages 7 through 16. Register here.
Regal Summer Movie Express
Hit up Regal 13 at the West Manchester Town Center for $1 movies starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. They’re showing family friendly films like Annie, Rio 2, Padington, The Lego Movie, and more all summer long. See the full schedule here.
2015 Sounds of Summer at Springettsbury Park
Every Sunday and Wednesday at 7pm from June 7 through August 2 at the Springettsbury Park amphitheatre, enjoy a free open-air concert, rain or shine.
I’m particularly excited about the two Beatles cover bands:
British Invasion: Sunday, June 14
Strawberry Fields: Sunday, July 12