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Thursday July 25

Arts & Culture Thursdays

@theoval

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.

Reading & Music Cart

@make

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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.

Drag Queen Story Time

@make

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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!

H&H’s Pop-up Bookstore

@make

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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 […]

Fashion Feature: Lobo Mau

@make

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.

Reading & Music Cart

@make

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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.

GLBL VLLG Art by Vic

@make

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 […]

BalletX Live Performance

@hear

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy a live performance by BalletX!

Silent Philly (in the Beer Garden)

@theoval

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 […]

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

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