Do Something: Labor Day Festivities taking place around the area

Numerous events will take centerstage this Labor Day Weekend!

Labor Day weekend is here and there is no shortage of events taking place across the region. From 5K runs to end of the summer festivals, check out what’s on tap for this weekend.

In Cinnaminson

  • Kids can dash back into the school year in Cinnaminson on Monday. The 2017 Rock ’n’ Roll Run Back to School will take place at St. Charles Borromeo School, 2500 Branch Pike in Cinnaminson, beginning at 9:15 a.m. Participants of all ages are invited to participate in the 5K run and walk at 9:15 a.m., the tots dash at 10 a.m. or the one-mile fun run and walk at 10:15 a.m. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. The cost is $20 for the 5K run and walk, $15 for the one-mile fun run and walk and $10 for the tots dash. Visit www.runbacktoschool.com for more information.

Around South Jersey

  • Cars of all shapes, sizes and styles will fill the parking lot of the Silver Diner in Cherry Hill on Labor Day. The diner will host its annual Labor Day Car Show from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m on Monday. Makes and models of any year will be able to enter, with the first 250 cars arriving to be judged. The cost is $20 to enter a car. The show is free for attendees. For more information about the show, contact Chuck at (856) 904–4843 or catalano112@verizon.net, or Tom at (856) 524–2588.
  • Residents who want to get an introduction to yoga can do so at the Cherry Hill Public Library on Saturday morning. The library will host its Yoga for Beginners class from 10 to 11 a.m. in the library’s lower level conference center. Students will learn to coordinate movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next to reduce stress and increase strength at this introductory class. Participants should bring a mat, water, towel, and wear comfortable clothing. The class is free. To register, visit www.chplnj.org.
  • Another 5K will be taking place in Medford on Monday to benefit a good cause. ShopRite-‘s Partner in Caring 5K Race to Stamp Out Hunger will begin at 91 Union Street in Medford at 8:30 a.m. The certified course will take runners throughout historic Medford. There will also be a one mile fun run and walk. The cost to participate is $25 for the 5K and $10 for the one-mile run and walk. Proceeds will benefit ShopRite Partners in caring. Visit https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Medford/ShopRitesPartnersInCaring5kRacetoStampOutHunger to register.

At the Jersey Shore

  • Wildwood plans to wrap up the summer with a huge family festival on Sunday. The Wildwood Block Party and Music Festival will take place at Fox Park, located at Ocean Avenue between Montgomery and Burk Avenues, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday. This festival will include crafts, games, rides, food and continuous free entertainment throughout the date. Admission to the festival is free. Visit http://wildwoodnj.org/wp/?p=7336 for a full list of scheduled entertainment.
  • Runners will converge on Ocean City Monday for the Ocean City Labor Day Race. The five-mile run and one-mile run and walk will take place at the 23rd Street beach, with registration opening at 7:30 a.m. The cost to race is $25 for adults and $10 for kids 14 and under. Proceeds will benefit Ocean City Recreation Scholarships and Programs. Those who pre-register by Sept. 3 will receive a free t-shirt. The five-mile run begins at 9 a.m., with the one-mile walk and run starting immediately after. Visit www.ocnj.us for more information and to register.

In Philadelphia

  • Cap off the summer with a day full of activities at Penn’s Landing on Sunday… Activities will include the second-to-last day of RiverRink SummerFest, the Blue Corn Organic and Green Festival from noon to 4 p.m. and a performance from the U.S. Army Band Downrange at 8 p.m. The day will wrap up with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. For a full list of activities taking place at Penn’s Landing this weekend, visit www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/footer/blue-cross-riverrink-winterfest/events/delaware-river-waterfront-labor-day-weekend-celebration.
  • The fifth annual Philadelphia Pagan Pride Day will take place on Saturday. The event will be held at Clark Park, 4301 Chester Avenue in Philadelphia, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The festival will feature a variety of workshops and discussions on religious and cultural aspects from various traditions. There will also be more than 40 vendors, entertainment and children’s programming. Entry to the festival is free, but visitors are asked to donate canned food and other items to the Food Bank at the Mazzoni Center, Forgotten Cats and In-Reach Heathen Prison Services. For more information, visit www.philadelphiapaganpride.org.

To see more events taking place in Philadelphia this weekend, visit www.philadelphiaweekly.com.