Fun things to safely do in Philly this weekend

Head to Chestnut Hill for their Home + Garden Stroll this weekend.
Elizabeth Ferguson

Looking for some fun and unique things to do in Philly this weekend? Metro has got you covered. 

Lumos Yoga & Barre Workshops

There are a few different opportunities to work out both your mind and body at one Fairmount area hotspot. Lumos Yoga & Barre is offering Box & Flow, Bootcamp and Healing Meditation Soundbath classes over the course of the next few weeks, but this weekend in particular, visitors can indulge in the first two.

First, Philadelphians can join boxing coach Greg Coachman and Lumos Instructor Alli for a 30/30 Box + Flow workout ($15 or by using existing class package) on Saturday, May 1 at 11 am. According to the release, Greg will lead participants through a 30-minute boxing-inspired, HIIT-style workout that delivers a fun, safe way to do cardio, while Alli will cool down the class and stretch out the muscles that were worked with a 30-minute yoga flow.

Then, on May 2, Lumos Yoga & Barre and Triyo Fitness have teamed up to offer a high-energy, donation-based outdoor bootcamp. Starting at 9 a.m., Ahmad, Khalil, and Malik of Triyo Fitness and Lumos Instructor Lauren Leavell will lead attendees through a series of exercises to get your heart rate pumping and your energy flowing. In all, the class on Sunday is $30 to attend the bootcamp + one raffle entry (each additional raffle entry is $5) and refreshments after class will be available via The Juice Jawn Co. A full list of raffle items, featuring products from local vendors, can be found in the link below. All proceeds from this event will benefit the nonprofit Black Women’s Blueprint.

2001 Green St.,

Boxing coach Greg Coachman and Lumos Instructor Alli. Provided

Dining Out for Life

This Thursday, Action Wellness’ annual event, Dining Out For Life, will be in full swing in the Greater Philadelphia Region. The event, which is in its 31st year, has raised close to $200,000 for those living with HIV in the Philadelphia region in the past, and this year specifically, funds will go to support the nonprofit organization and local businesses affected by the pandemic. To participate, Philadelphians can dine in or get take-out from participating spots to help Action Wellness’ cause for 2021. Restaurants participating include Attico Rooftop, Barclay Prime, Bing Bing Dim Sum, Chatayee Thai, La Peg, Pizzeria Stella, Time, Varga Bar and much, much more. A full list of spots are available online.

Insomnia Cookie’s Cookie Lab

We’ve all had the warm, delivered taste of Insomnia Cookies brought right to our door at one time or another, but the popular brand has a new trick up its sleeve in South Philly. According to a release, visitors to the all new CookieLab will be able to experience where the cookie magic happens while pushing the limits of cookie combinations with customizable cookies, cookie-cakes, Cookie’wiches (ice cream sandwiches), cookie-dominated milkshakes and more.

Where mad scientist meets Willy Wonka, this one-of-a-kind CookieLab, aptly hidden behind a bookshelf in the new storefront, gives flavor-makers an inside look at multiple cookie creations, access to a craft milkshake bar, indoor seating and a pick-up window. The new concept just opened last weekend, and Philadelphians are invited to check it our for themselves. 

833 Wharton St.,

Emmy Squared Rooftop Yoga

Those looking to stretch out and eat some tasty food are in luck. This Saturday, Queens Village eatery Emmy Squared will be bringing back their rooftop yoga series with a twist. Co-founder and longtime yoga teacher Emily Hyland will partner again with Joanna Da Sylva to lead the rooftop yoga classes, with the first beginning at 10:30 a.m. on May 1.

The yoga session will then be followed by refreshments and food in the form of cocktails and pizza. The event is $35 per person, which includes the yoga class, a post-class cocktail, and 1/2 salad and 1/2 pizza from Emmy Squared. The class is BYO Mat and limited to 25 participants to maintain social distancing. To reserve your spot, email [email protected] 

632 S. 5th St.,

Emmy Squared Yoga Class. Provided

Chestnut Hill’s Home and Garden Stroll 

Spring has sprung, and with the floral-filled season comes the opportunity to check out everything home and garden. And for just that this weekend, Philadelphians can head to the Chestnut Hill section of the city. On Sunday, May 2, Chestnut Hill will be featuring over 50 vendors spread along the 7700 to 8600 blocks of Germantown Avenue for an outdoor marketplace revolving around a plethora of home and garden goods.

Philadelphians will be able to sift through a variety of objects such as furniture, home accessories, flowers, local fruit and vegetables, jewelry, clothing, and art for sale. Visitors can also look forward to family-friendly children’s activities, live music, and food and drink specials at local restaurants. A full list of details on this lively event is available online.