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July
19

Opening Day!

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
19

Black Panther

Food & Flick Fridays at The Oval+ kicks off on opening day with a showing of “Black Panther” on the big screen at 9pm! Wear your best Black Panther-themed attire.

July
19

Boom 103.9 at the BOOM BOX

Enjoy live radio with Boom 103.9 FM at the BOOM BOX, a retrofitted double-decker bus on the HEAR Block of the Parkway, offering Rita’s Water Ice, Philly Pretzels, and craft beer by Mainstay Brewing. 

July
19

Reading & Music Cart

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

July
19

BOOM BOX on the Parkway

The BOOM BOX on the HEAR Block of the Parkway will serve food and beverages on Wednesday-Friday from 5pm-11pm and Saturday-Sunday from 2pm-11pm. Food and drink includes Rita’s Water Ice, Philly Pretzel Factory, Mainstay Independent Brewing Company, and La Colombe.

July
20

Quizzo

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the extreme heat, Quizzo in the beer garden will kick off at 5pm instead of the usually scheduled 4pm.  Bring your friends and family for a fun afternoon of tough trivia in our beer garden for a chance to win a great prize plus ultimate bragging rights.

July
20

Summer Sounds in the beer garden

Enjoy Summer Sounds in The Oval+ beer garden with DJ Mr. Sonny James and DJ Lil’Dave!

July
20

WPPM 106.5 FM Live at The Oval

This Saturday, WPPM programming will be featured until 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. Presented by Philly CAM radio.

July
20

DELAYED OPENING

The Oval+ will open at 5pm on Saturday, July 20, 2019 due to the extreme heat. Follow The Oval+ on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates, including weather announcements.

July
21

Let’s Rock Recess!!!

A kids DJ dance party in the beer garden

July
21

Reading & Music Cart

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

July
21

Global Craft Market

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

July
21

GLBL VLLG Dance with Ashley Simone

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
21

DELAYED OPENING

The Oval+ will open at 2pm on Sunday, July 21, 2019 due to the extreme heat. Follow The Oval+ on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates, including weather announcements.

July
21

The Oval+ beer garden

The beer garden at The Oval+ is open Wednesday-Friday from 5pm-11pm and Saturday-Sunday from 11am-11pm.

July
24

Wellness Wednesdays

Join us every Wednesday for free fitness classes from local studios from 5-8pm. Partner studios/classes include: Power Yoga, Yoga Habit Philly Dance Fitness CKO Kickboxing

July
24

CKO Kickboxing Class

CKO Kickboxing Class Join us for an hour of intense, calorie burning fun under the sun. We’ve developed a unique group exercise that allows everyone in class to work at their own pace. ALL FITNESS LEVELS ARE WELCOME!! We’ve integrated elements of kickboxing and boxing into a program that utilizes a heavy bag and incorporates […]

July
24

CKO Kickboxing Class

CKO Kickboxing Class Join us for an hour of intense, calorie burning fun under the sun. We’ve developed a unique group exercise that allows everyone in class to work at their own pace. ALL FITNESS LEVELS ARE WELCOME!! We’ve integrated elements of kickboxing and boxing into a program that utilizes a heavy bag and incorporates […]

July
24

Power Yoga, Yoga Habit

Power Yoga, Yoga Habit is designed to move you physically and leave you feeling refreshed and energized. A 60 minute power yoga class, free of charge!

July
24

League Cornhole (in the Beer Garden)

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!

July
24

Philly Dance Fitness

No dance experience necessary for this hour-long program – just jump in and follow along! We’ll be dancing outside, so wear comfortable shoes and don’t forget your sunscreen and water.

July
24

Reading & Music Cart

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

July
24

Reading & Music Cart

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

July
24

Nature Read-aloud with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

Join FarmPhilly for a read aloud series with a focus on the natural world. Children ages 4-8 and their caretakers are invited to come listen to stories about plants, animals, seasons and our food systems and participate in a short hands-on activity following the book.

July
24

Philadelphia Freedom’s Tennis

The members of the Freedoms, the team mascot and local tennis pros will be on hand at the PLAY Block on the Parkway to give tennis lessons to sports fans of all ages.

July
25

Arts & Culture Thursdays

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)

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

Enjoy a live performance by BalletX!

July
25

Reading & Music Cart

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

July
25

Reading & Music Cart

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

July
25

Drag Queen Story Time

Come hear Philly’s favorite drag queen, Brittany Lynn, read stories about love, diversity, friendship, and acceptance. Dress up time (costumes and props provided), musical breaks, and arts and crafts will have everyone learning while having fun out in the sunshine!

July
25

H&H’s Pop-up Bookstore

The team behind The Head & The Hand Books (H&H Books), an independent, nonprofit bookstore located in Kensington, is popping up on the Parkway! H&H Books will be offering a curated selection of fresh fiction, middle grade, children’s, and local lit titles to bookish passersby on the MAKE block. We’ll also be offering our own […]

July
25

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 artist will walk away with […]

July
25

Fashion Feature: Lobo Mau

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

Mighty Ducks

Movie begins at 9pm.

July
26

Live with Radio One Radio

Enjoy live radio with Radio One at the BOOM BOX, a retrofitted double-decker bus on the HEAR Block of the Parkway, offering Rita’s Water Ice, Philly Pretzels, and craft beer by Mainstay Brewing. Radio One is the country’s largest urban radio network.

July
26

Live with Radio One DJ

Enjoy live music with Radio One DJ at the BOOM BOX, a retrofitted double-decker bus on the HEAR Block of the Parkway, offering Rita’s Water Ice, Philly Pretzels, and craft beer by Mainstay Brewing. Radio One is the country’s largest urban radio network.

July
26

Reading & Music Cart

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

July
26

Reading & Music Cart

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

July
26

Ben FM DJ

Join BEN FM for some awesome 80’s & 90’s tunes and a chance to win tickets to some of the hottest summer shows in the BEN FM Concert Cube.

July
26

Philly Reading Coaches

Philly Reading Coaches will be on hand to for one-on-one reading sessions with kids to boost confidence and encourage a love of reading. All ages welcome.

July
26

Ping Pong Tournament with SPIN

Head to the PLAY Block on the Parkway for a Ping-Pong tournament with SPIN! 

July
26

Architecture + Design (A+D) Play

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
27

Game Day Saturdays

Join us every Saturday for Quizzo from 4-6pm in the beer garden and and tons of family-friendly events and activities on the MAKE, HEAR, and PLAY Blocks on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway!

July
27

Quizzo

Bring your friends and family for a fun afternoon of tough trivia in our beer garden for a chance to win a great prize plus ultimate bragging rights.

July
27

Reading & Music Room

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

July
27

Family Design Workshop

DESIGN + MAKE with us in an exciting workshop exploring the building blocks of architecture, design, and our city. Dive into the design process through stories and fun activities each week, so you can come again and again to work with others and build something amazing!

July
27

Franklin Institute

Blast off with educators from The Franklin Institute to explore rocketry in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic voyage to the Moon. A combination of activities and demonstrations will be sure to ignite your curiosity for space travel.

July
27

Summer Sounds in the beer garden

Enjoy Summer Sounds in The Oval+ beer garden with DJ’s Mike Maserati, Terrel Clark, and Tony White!

July
27

PopUpPlay

Bring the whole family to the PLAY Block at The Oval+ to play! PopUpPlay be building bamboo forts, creating catapults and the designing our own mini-golf courses. These events are free for families and we provide all the materials necessary to participate. All ages welcome. July 27: Create a Catapult Want to make things fly? […]

July
27

Rock Band Live! Learn how to play Eye of The Tiger with Ben Bryant of Interface Studio

We’ll cover the song structure, guitar riffs, and rhythm parts in an interactive group lesson. Designed for beginners and folks who are new to playing an instrument. All ages and abilities welcome. We will have a limited number of instruments on hand for participants (first come, first serve).

July
28

Family Fun Sundays

Bring the whole family out for Let’s Rock Recess, a free family dance party every Sunday from 2-7pm with prizes, a DJ, face painting and games and activities. Plus: Don’t miss family-friendly activities, a Global Craft Market, and yoga classes with Roots 2 Rise and City Fitness on the MAKE, HEAR, and PLAY Blocks on […]

July
28

Let’s Rock Recess!!!

A kids DJ dance party in the beer garden

July
28

Reading & Music Room

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

July
28

Global Craft Market

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

Roots 2 Rise Yoga by City Fitness

Join Roots 2 Rise for a yoga class on the HEAR Block of the Parkway, presented by City Fitness.

July
28

GLBL VLLG Dance

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
28

Amazing Arthropod Table with Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

From beautiful to bizarre, insects, spiders, and other spineless wonders elicit a reaction from every age. Meet some of the most amazing invertebrates on Earth, including live specimens!

July
31

CKO Kickboxing

CKO Kickboxing Class Join us for an hour of intense, calorie burning fun under the sun. We’ve developed a unique group exercise that allows everyone in class to work at their own pace. ALL FITNESS LEVELS ARE WELCOME!! We’ve integrated elements of kickboxing and boxing into a program that utilizes a heavy bag and incorporates […]

July
31

CKO Kickboxing Class

CKO Kickboxing Class Join us for an hour of intense, calorie burning fun under the sun. We’ve developed a unique group exercise that allows everyone in class to work at their own pace. ALL FITNESS LEVELS ARE WELCOME!! We’ve integrated elements of kickboxing and boxing into a program that utilizes a heavy bag and incorporates […]

July
31

Power Yoga, Yoga Habit

Power Yoga, Yoga Habit is designed to move you physically and leave you feeling refreshed and energized. A 60 minute power yoga class, free of charge!

July
31

League Cornhole (in the Beer Garden)

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!

July
31

Reading & Music Room

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

July
31

Reading & Music Room

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.

July
31

Nature Read-aloud with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

Join FarmPhilly for a read aloud series with a focus on the natural world. Children ages 4-8 and their caretakers are invited to come listen to stories about plants, animals, seasons and our food systems and participate in a short hands-on activity following the book.

  • The Oval
  • Fairmount Park Conservancy
  • Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department
Presented By:
PNC
A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:
  • Knight Foundation
  • Visit Philadelphia
  • Inspire
  • diadora

About The Oval

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

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