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Thursday August 10

Telling Our Food Stories: Around the Summer Table


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join storyteller Carla Wiley and the Free Library’s Culinary Literacy Center for a FREE two-part family program pairing at the newly opened Shakespeare Park. At this Make and Take craft featuring reusable no-sew cloth placemats, decorate your own placemat to bring home and enjoy a read-aloud of our favorite food-themed picture books.

Summertime Thursday Jazz Series


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Come hear some of Philly’s newest jazz voices each Thursday evening during the Oval+. Picnic on the lawn or grab a chair in the amphitheater of the renovated Shakespeare Park. Dream Pops will be selling water and popsicles.

Food Trucks


5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sum Pig Big Rube’s Chicken & Waffles Philly Pretzel Factory Dream Pops

Hip Hop Fundamentals


6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Hip Hop Fundamentals, a half-hour lecture demonstration centered on youth participation in the arts followed by a half-hour movement workshop, is designed to promote youth participation in the art forms of Hip Hop while providing an example of how youth led art can be and is a catalyst for community change.

League Cornhole


6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Sign up with a team of friends and co-workers, with a small group and be kept on the same team, or by yourself and be placed on a team with other free agents!

DJ Rich Medina at the Oval+


7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

  • The Oval
  • Fairmount Park Conservancy
  • Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department
Presented By:
A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:
  • Warby Parker
  • Park Towne Place

About The Oval

The Oval is an initiative of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation in partnership with the Fairmount Park Conservancy.

the new shape of fun.

Have Questions? Call (215) 607-3477 or email Erin Nardini for more information


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