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April 29 at 5:37 pm

Is fun on your radar? If you make fun a top priority, you will, miraculously, find your life more fulfilling. Sure there are many excuses, “I don’t where to find fun?” “It’s too expensive to go out.” “My friends don’t like to go out.” “I’m too tired.” We have heard them all. Actually, we’ve been guilty of using them too. This was all before . We’ve got you covered!

So, we’ve taken care of the first one. Get on and get your fun on!

Too expensive, huh? We hear you LOUD and CLEAR! Fun should be accessible to all. There are so many ways to have fun on the cheap or just for free. Here are a few strategies, on how to find fun for free.

Did you know there are free first days everywhere? Many museums have free programs and free entrance every first Friday, Saturday, Sunday and some other of the month.

No one does it better than Philadelphia, they definitely take “Phirst” (we couldn’t help ourselves) place in cities that are fun and offer so many free outstanding events and programs. has hundreds of events from April 25 -May 3. One such event is http://funseek.com/event/5850734
The Chemical Heritage Foundation “joins over 40 Old City museums, galleries, and shops in opening its doors from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for First Friday. Learn more about First Fridays in Philadelphia’s Old City Arts District. First Fridays at CHF are always free and open to the public; no registration required.”

There are free first day events for families and adults throughout different cities. Many of them are generously sponsored by Target and other foundations. Here are a few more:

Go exploring! That’s right, there are towns 10-15 miles east, west of whatever of you that are worth finding out about. Who knows you might the best BBQ spot you’ve been looking for. There are many amazing places hiding in plain sight. Like many little towns they host ongoing events that help you discover what they are all about. Leesburg, Virginia is a charming historic town just 35 miles outside of Washington DC. Leesburg hosts First Friday http://funseek.com/event/5822532
People can “stroll around historic downtown Leesburg on the First Friday of each month, to enjoy several live music performances throughout the town, art exhibits, wine tastings, lectures, book signings, a comedy show, and so much more! Over 45 specialty shops, art galleries, antique shops and restaurants are open until 9pm or later, many offering free refreshments and/or special sales. !

We see an enchanted evening in your future. Head over the for Target First Friday. That’s right these Target sponsored monthly free events are your ticket to “free art and entertaining programs” from 5-11 pm. While you’re there stop by Michelin-starred restaurant and bar Saul” which is open all evening. Make it a group date! If you organize it they will come! Trust us, your friends don’t want to hang out they’re too busy (and yes, even, lazy) to put a fun night together. Let’s face it, there’s no fun in finding fun. It’s hard work. Don’t worry funseek is happy to be your sidekick.
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The Brooklyn Museum also has The Counter café which serves sandwiches, salads, and sweets, as well as wine and local beer. Parking is a flat rate of $5 starting at 5 p.m. (All other Saturdays, we close at 6 p.m.) Some Target First Saturday activities take place in smaller and more intimate locations in the Museum, so you’ll need a ticket for those programs. Ticket lines often form 30 minutes before tickets are distributed at the Visitor Center (in the Rubin Lobby). If you’re a Member, pick up tickets from the Membership Desk while supplies last.

Congratulations! You made it to the finish line! Another state history project under your belt; your family heirloom was not lost to barter day at school; everyone made it to practices on time, rest easy until your next marathon dentist appointment. You get the picture. Yes it can feel like an epic win when three out of five days you can check off DONE. So, who has energy to go out with their family? So often we hear parents claim that soccer practices, weekly sports games, and school projects are family time. Well technically we agree with you we beg to differ. Sure we hope you and your kids are having fun doing all your weekly activities but is that all you really got for family fun? Really? We totally get that you’re tired, the kids are tired but family fun should be some creative, fun activity that everyone in a family discovers and engages in together. It could be a pottery class that the whole family is taking together. Better yet the whole family could volunteer together as stewards at a local park or public garden. Attend a local festival the whole family is rocking to a local band. Family fun doesn’t have to break the bank. There are so many local events that the whole family can enjoy together. Check out http://funseek.com/event/5821683
at the in California.
“May Day Family Festival Sponsored by The Nicholas Endowment Margaret and Cleo Key Courtyard 11 AM – 3:30 PM Schedule to be announced mid-April Free admission to special exhibition: Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies In Ancient Egypt, is limited to the first 1,500 people on a first come, first served basis. Each recipient must be present. Tickets can be picked up in the North Wing. Free admission is also included to Bowers Museum permanent exhibitions, Kidseum and limited engagement exhibitions including: Beethoven: The Late Great; Sacred Realms: Temple Murals by Shashi Dhoj Tulachand; Spirits and Headhunters: Art of the Pacific Islands; California Legacies: Missions and Ranchos; Vision of the Shaman, Song of the Priest; California: The Golden Years; Ancient Arts of China, and Framed: Step into Art at Kidseum. Free admission to Bowers Kidseum included. Kidseum hours: 10 AM – 4 PM”