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Thursday August 3

Telling Our Food Stories: Recipes and Rhythm


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 event, taking inspiration from the traditions of family reunions, participants will work together to write collaborative poetry and stir up sweet summer drinks.  

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

Foolish Bakers Farm Truck Lil Pop Shop

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 Mike Nyce 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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