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August
1

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 […]

August
1

Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change Live Performance

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

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!

August
1

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 […]

August
1

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.

August
1

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.

August
1

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.

August
2

Top Gun

Movie begins at 9pm.

August
2

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.

August
2

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.

August
2

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.

August
2

Reading & Music Cart

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
2

Philly Reading Coaches

Join the Philly Reading Coaches for free one-on-one reading sessions with kids under 10 years old. These child-guided reading sessions will help children boost confidence and encourage a love of reading. Books will be provided onsite.

August
2

Reading & Music Cart

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
2

Ping Pong tournament with SPIN

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

August
2

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!

August
3

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.

August
3

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! This is a special guest workshop by Girls, Inc.

August
3

Free Paint

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

CoLab Philadelphia: Pop-Up Health Fair

The CoLab Philadelphia Airstream Trailer will be out providing free blood pressure screenings, family friendly games, activities, and refreshments!

August
3

Reading & Music Cart

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
3

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.

August
3

Mighty Writers

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
3

Philly CAM Radio

The Oval returns to the Ben Franklin Parkway across from the Art Museum for a month of events free to the public. 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
3

Summer Sounds in the beer garden

Enjoy Summer Sounds in The Oval+ beer garden with DJ’s Venus7, Shango, and Lil’Dave!

August
4

Let’s Rock Recess!!!

A kids DJ dance party in the beer garden

August
4

Roots 2 Rise Yoga with City Fitness

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

August
4

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.

August
4

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.

August
4

Mad Beatz

Facilitated by two Mad Beatz coaches, groups of up to 15 learn to play along to pop, hiphop, and trap beats…and freestyle too!  We’ll teach the groups fun rhymes, too, that will give them something to “rap” about after the beats are done.

August
4

Fleisher Color Wheels

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
4

Dinosaur Diversions Table with Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Always wanted to hold a real dinosaur fossil? Participants will receive a personal introduction to paleontology as they handle a variety of fossils and engage in fun tabletop activities.

August
4

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).

August
7

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 […]

August
7

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 […]

August
7

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!

August
7

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!

August
7

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.

August
7

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.

August
7

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.

August
7

Story Time with Marty the Moose

Marty the Moose loves nothing more than a story time spent entertaining the crowds with his terrible jokes and goofy sense of humor. Join Marty and his favorite humans from the Academy of Natural Sciences to hear a special story.

August
8

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 […]

August
8

Bongo District Live Performance

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

August
8

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!

August
8

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.

August
8

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.

August
8

GLBL VLLG Art

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

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

Hook

Movie begins at 9pm.

August
9

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.

August
9

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.

August
9

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.

August
9

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.

August
9

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.

August
9

Book and a Blanket

Bring your favorite book (or borrow one from the Oval+ reading room) and a comfy blanket for a reading day at the Oval+ hosted by the Philly Reading Coaches and Philadelphia DHS’ literacy initiative. All ages are welcome to come and enjoy reading in the park! The reading coaches will be on hand for free […]

August
9

Ping Pong tournament with SPIN

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

August
9

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!

August
10

Farm Explorer

Greener Partners’ Farm Explorer™ is a living, hands-on mobile farm that lets youth and families dig-in and connect with food from seed to plate.  Equipped with garden beds and a mobile kitchen, Farm Explorer™ travels directly to schools and communities, bringing fun, hands-on programs about how plants grow, seasonal eating, and how to prepare simple, […]

August
10

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.

August
10

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!

August
10

Aquaponics Lab

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

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.

August
10

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.

August
10

Philly CAM Radio

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
10

Summer Sounds in the beer garden

Enjoy Summer Sounds in The Oval+ beer garden with special guest DJ’s!

August
11

Let’s Rock Recess!!!

A kids DJ dance party in the beer garden

August
11

Aquaponics Lab

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
11

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.

August
11

Global Craft Market

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

August
11

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.

August
11

Mad Beatz “Drop the mic”

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
11

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).

August
14

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!

August
14

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 […]

August
14

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 […]

August
14

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!

August
14

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.

August
14

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.

August
14

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.

August
14

Story Time with Marty the Moose

Marty the Moose loves nothing more than a story time spent entertaining the crowds with his terrible jokes and goofy sense of humor. Join Marty and his favorite humans from the Academy of Natural Sciences to hear a special story.

August
15

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 […]

August
15

Live Performance by Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers

Enjoy a live performance by Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (KYL/D) on the HEAR Block on the Parkway! (In front of the Rodin Museum). The company will perform site specific work inspired by the environment of The Oval and in connection with the company’s mission to celebrate dance as the ultimate integration of body, spirit and mind. For […]

August
15

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!

August
15

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.

August
15

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.

August
15

GLBL VLLG Art

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

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

Little Giants

Movie begins at 9pm.

August
16

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.

August
16

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.

August
16

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.

August
16

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.

August
16

Philly Reading Coaches

Join the Philly Reading Coaches for free one-on-one reading sessions with kids under 10 years old. These child-guided reading sessions will help children boost confidence and encourage a love of reading. Books will be provided onsite.

August
16

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.

August
16

Ping Pong tournament with SPIN

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

August
16

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!

August
17

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.

August
17

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!

August
17

Summer Sounds in the beer garden

Enjoy Summer Sounds in The Oval+ beer garden with DJ’s Rebal Forster and Lil’Dave!

August
17

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. August 17: Build your own Mini-golf course Have you been […]

August
17

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.

August
17

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.

August
17

Story UP!

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

Let’s Rock Recess!!!

A kids DJ dance party in the beer garden

August
18

GLBL VLLG Jam Session

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

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.

August
18

Global Craft Market

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

August
18

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.