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Arts and Culture

July
19

Opening Day!

5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

We are so excited to be kicking off another great season at The Oval+! Please join us on opening day to experience the 2019 Oval+ for the first time!  

July
21

GLBL VLLG Dance with Ashley Simone

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join Ashley Simone for an hour long dance class aimed at freeing the soul, moving the body, and getting out of our comfort zones. Ashley Simone combines anywhere from hip hop to Afro Beats to in order to teach the many different ways of self-expression. Classes are for ALL ages and ALL levels.

July
25

Arts & Culture Thursdays

11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Head to The Oval+ every Thursday for Silent Philly in the beer garden! Plus, enjoy live music and dance performances on the HEAR Block on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Silent Philly is 8-11pm on July 25, August 1, 8, and 15.

July
25

Silent Philly (in the Beer Garden)

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Come experience the silent party for free at The Oval+! Silent Philly is a party experience like nothing you’ve had before. Three DJ’s Red (80’s 90’s 2000’s) , Green (Top 40 and EDM), and Blue (Hip Hop), all spin the best music while you sing and dance along. As you flip from one channel to the […]

July
25

BalletX Live Performance

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy a live performance by BalletX!

July
25

GLBL VLLG Art by Vic

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The objective for each class would be to invite the community to indulge in their creative side while broadening their ideas on what wellness truly is. Each class will have a focus for a dimension of wellness and each painting will depict what 1 that looks like to us. Each artist will walk away with […]

July
25

Fashion Feature: Lobo Mau

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Nicole and Jordan Haddad, the brother and sister duo, bring their heritage to their clothing business of ethical knitwear and textile design. Made in Philly, popping up on the Parkway to show off prints and their collection.

July
26

Architecture + Design (A+D) Play

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Have fun and learn about design, build a project from your imagination, and hone your creative problem-solving skills. DesignPhiladelphia offersdifferent activitieseach week, so you can come again and again to work with others and build something amazing!

July
28

Global Craft Market

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sundays will feature a street market along the MAKE Block on the Parkway in partnership with the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians’ Global Craft Market and other vendors selling local and global goods.

July
28

GLBL VLLG Dance

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join Ashley Simone for an hour long dance class aimed at freeing the soul, moving the body, and getting out of our comfort zones. Ashley Simone combines anywhere from hip hop to Afro Beats to in order to teach the many different ways of self-expression. Classes are for ALL ages and ALL levels.

August
1

Silent Philly (in the Beer Garden)

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Come experience the silent party for free at The Oval+! Silent Philly is a party experience like nothing you’ve had before. Three DJ’s Red (80’s 90’s 2000’s) , Green (Top 40 and EDM), and Blue (Hip Hop), all spin the best music while you sing and dance along. As you flip from one channel to the […]

August
1

Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change Live Performance

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy a live performance by Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change at the HEAR Block on the Parkway (in front of the Rodin Museum).

August
1

GLBL VLLG Art by Vic

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The objective for each class would be to invite the community to indulge in their creative side while broadening their ideas on what wellness truly is. Each class will have a focus for a dimension of wellness and each painting will depict what 1 that looks like to us. Each artist will walk away with […]

August
1

Fashion Feature: Lobo Mau

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Nicole and Jordan Haddad, the brother and sister duo, bring their heritage to their clothing business of ethical knitwear and textile design. Made in Philly, popping up on the Parkway to show off prints and their collection.

August
2

Architecture + Design (A+D) Play

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Have fun and learn about design, build a project from your imagination, and hone your creative problem-solving skills. DesignPhiladelphia offersdifferent activitieseach week, so you can come again and again to work with others and build something amazing!

August
3

Free Paint

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Free Paint is a free community painting event. Participants are invited to paint freely and learn about color relationships and mark-making while creating a large-scale collaborative painting. Happening on the Ben Franklin Parkway, the color pallette for Free Paint is inspired by the collection at the Barnes Foundation. Participants will connect to the past through […]

August
3

Mighty Writers

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

What does it mean to be Mighty? Does it mean you’re brave, strong, and bold? Or maybe it means you’re kind, sincere, and thoughtful. It can mean all those things, but most importantly it means being yourself. Join us to write your best self and meet a community of positive & supportive writers. Recommended Ages: […]

August
4

Global Craft Market

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sundays will feature a street market along the MAKE Block on the Parkway in partnership with the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians’ Global Craft Market and other vendors selling local and global goods.

August
4

Fleisher Color Wheels

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

ColorWheels is Fleisher’s mobile art studio, launched in 2012. Dubbed the “Swiss Army Knife of art,” ColorWheels delivers creative experiences directly to community members in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. The van is equipped with the tools and supplies needed for Fleisher’s teaching artists to guide community members in hands-on culturally inspired mini workshops, collaborative public art […]

August
8

Silent Philly (in the Beer Garden)

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Come experience the silent party for free at The Oval+! Silent Philly is a party experience like nothing you’ve had before. Three DJ’s Red (80’s 90’s 2000’s) , Green (Top 40 and EDM), and Blue (Hip Hop), all spin the best music while you sing and dance along. As you flip from one channel to the […]

August
8

Bongo District Live Performance

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy a live performance by Bongo District on the HEAR Block of the Parkway (in front of the Rodin Museum).

August
8

Reading & Music Room

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Enjoy an outdoor reading and music room designed and fabricated by Tiny WPA and Interface Studio! Read a book or play an instrument on the MAKE Block of the Parkway.

August
8

Reading & Music Room

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy an outdoor reading and music room designed and fabricated by Tiny WPA and Interface Studio! Read a book or play an instrument on the MAKE Block of the Parkway.

August
8

GLBL VLLG Art

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

GLBL VLLG Art by  Vic The objective for each class would be to invite the community to indulge in their creative side while broadening their ideas on what wellness truly is. Each class will have a focus for a dimension of wellness and each painting will depict what 1 that looks like to us. Each […]

August
8

Fashion Feature: Lobo Mau

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Nicole and Jordan Haddad, the brother and sister duo, bring their heritage to their clothing business of ethical knitwear and textile design. Made in Philly, popping up on the Parkway to show off prints and their collection.

August
9

Architecture + Design (A+D) Play

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Have fun and learn about design, build a project from your imagination, and hone your creative problem-solving skills. DesignPhiladelphia offersdifferent activitieseach week, so you can come again and again to work with others and build something amazing!

August
10

Aquaponics Lab

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Learn about the symbiotic relationship between fish and plants with Commonwealth Charter Academy’s (CCA) Aquaponics Lab! Plants are able to grow in a soil less system using less water, producing greater yields, and using the fish waste as food. The water in turn is cleansed and returns to the fish clean and ammonia free. CCA […]

August
10

Philly CAM Radio

2:00 PM - 11:00 PM

This Saturday, WPPM programming will be featured from 2:00-8:00 pm, followed by a live broadcast by several of our DJs spinning records atop a double-decker bus until 11:00 pm! Don’t miss the party.

August
11

Global Craft Market

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Peruse and shop global goods and crafts by vendors at the Global Craft Market on the MAKE Block!

August
11

Mad Beatz “Drop the mic”

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Facilitated by Philly Emcee Z. Best, groups of up to 10 learn how to write rhymes and rap em to the beats of their choice.  We finish the session with a “cypher” to see who’s got the hottest bars!

August
15

Silent Philly (in the Beer Garden)

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Come experience the silent party for free at The Oval+! Silent Philly is a party experience like nothing you’ve had before. Three DJ’s Red (80’s 90’s 2000’s) , Green (Top 40 and EDM), and Blue (Hip Hop), all spin the best music while you sing and dance along. As you flip from one channel to the […]

August
15

KYL/D Live Performance

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy a live performance by KYL/D on the HEAR Block on the Parkway! (In front of the Rodin Museum)

August
15

GLBL VLLG Art

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

GLBL VLLG Art by  Vic The objective for each class would be to invite the community to indulge in their creative side while broadening their ideas on what wellness truly is. Each class will have a focus for a dimension of wellness and each painting will depict what 1 that looks like to us. Each […]

August
15

Silent Philly

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Come experience the silent party for free at The Oval+! Silent Philly is a party experience like nothing you’ve had before. Three DJ’s Red (80’s 90’s 2000’s) , Green (Top 40 and EDM), and Blue (Hip Hop), all spin the best music while you sing and dance along. As you flip from one channel to the […]

August
16

Architecture + Design (A+D) Play

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Have fun and learn about design, build a project from your imagination, and hone your creative problem-solving skills. DesignPhiladelphia offersdifferent activitieseach week, so you can come again and again to work with others and build something amazing!

August
17

Story UP!

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join Story UP! for a unique adventure as improvisational actors present an interactive show based on ideas and stories from the child audience, with the kids taking part all the way! Shows are recommended for ages 3-12; all ages are welcome.  Showtime runs approximately 45 minutes to one hour. 

August
18

GLBL VLLG Jam Session

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The VLLG Jam Sessions are a free-flowing and organic event serving the creative community and celebrating the creative spirit through expression and music. ‘The only concert where the audience is the headliner’ brings people together from all walks of life to tell their stories through various mediums of entertainment and artistry.

August
18

Global Craft Market

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Peruse and shop global goods and crafts by vendors at the Global Craft Market on the MAKE Block!

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About The Oval

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

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