The best free events in Philadelphia this weekend and next week

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(Community / in-person / multiday) The delta and omicron variants are causing COVID-19 cases in the region to increase. Make a plan to get vaccinated; there are many places throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey — CVS, Rite Aid, neighborhood rec centers, and more — where you can get your free COVID-19 shot. (phila.gov)

(Music / in-person) The Dublin quintet whose name is inspired by a character in The Godfather and who were recently named the “best band in the world” by New Musical Express, are playing two Philly shows on the release day of their new Album Skinty Fa. First is a WXPN-FM (88.5) Free at Noon show that will be broadcast and webcast, followed by a sold-out date at Underground Arts. (World Cafe Live: Free, Apr. 22, noon, 3025 Walnut St, xpn.org)

(Nature / in-person / outdoors / kid-friendly) Inspired, but not too reminiscent of, its rock concert namesake, this Earth Day celebration includes live percussive music played on recycled and found objects, food trucks, activity tables, and hikes, including the unveiling of a new trail loop. all ages Registration required. (Free, Apr. 23, 10:15 am-2 pm, rain date: Apr. 24, 8480 Hagys Mill Rd., schuylkillcenter.org)

(Community / in-person / kid-friendly) Patchwork Storytelling Guild presents a collection of engaging stories on the future of our planet. Created for an all-ages audience, these stories will help you think of new ways to show Earth more appreciation. Pay-what-you-wish donations are accepted. (Free, Apr 24, 2-3 pm, 4014 Walnut St., eventbrite.com)

(Nature / in-person / outdoors / free / kid-friendly) Cheltenham shows off a partly paved, partly gravel, 1.5-mile trail that could one day connect Cresheim Trail and Tacony Park. For now, however, there’s birding, snacking, walking, and postcard-writing in honor of National Trails Day. all ages Registration requested. (Free, Apr. 24, 9am-2pm, Tookany Creek Pkwy. & Central Ave., Cheltenham, facebook.com)

(Community / in-person) Hit pause and reset at this free midweek meditation at Wissahickon Environmental Center. Bring a mat or pillow and some water, and get ready to clear your head, boost your mood, and reduce a little stress. You’ll leave ready to take on the week with a refreshed outlook. (Free, Apr. 27, 10:30-11:30 am, 990 W. Northwestern Ave., eventbrite.com)

(Fitness / in-person / outdoors) Head to the Schuylkill Banks for a morning of zen movement. Bring your own yoga mat or towel and enjoy this all-levels instructor-led yoga class. Yoga classes take place (weather permitting) on ​​Saturday and Sundays at 10 am, and Tuesday and Thursdays at 6 pm throughout the spring and summer. (Pay what you can, various dates through Oct., 2500 Locust St, eventbrite.com)

(Seasonal / in-person / multiday) They’re back, those lovable, Day-Glo marshmallow bunnies and rabbits, displayed gathering around dinner tables, in courtyard gardens, at rock concerts, or formed into blossoms, transforming Peddler’s Village into a creative , walk-through Easter basket. Ages 2+. (Through April 24, 2400 State Rd, New Hope, pedestriansvillage.com)

(Art / in-person / multiday) Chestnut Hill’s stone mansion turned museum opens an exhibition of 85-plus Philly-made works of creatures great and small (tiny kingfishers, giant sperm whales) in both realistic and fantastical forms (a fish on a plate, a formal gorilla portrait). Kids go home with a free activity book, while supplies last. Ages 2+. (Free on Sundays through May 8, 9201 Germantown Ave., woodmereartmuseum.org)

(Education / virtual / multiday / kid-friendly) Through dad jokes, real talk, and superb listening, Mr. Maurice connects with his students — and connects students to each other. Each workshop appeals to specific audiences: Black boys, young teens, future entrepreneurs, sports fans, home cooks and more. Workshops teach some writing and lots of life lessons. Ages 8+ (Through May 28, mightywriters.org)

(Art / in person / outdoors) magical fantasy, a collection of bold and bright 3D art pieces by London-based artist Morag Myerscough, has transformed The Navy Yard into a colorful playground. Stop by to wander through the exhibit and escape into an abstract dreamland without leaving the city. (Through October, Broad St and Constitution Ave., navyyard.org)

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