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Sunday August 11

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


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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).

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 […]

Roots 2 Rise Yoga by City Fitness


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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!

Reading & Music Room


12:00 PM - 5:00 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.

Let’s Rock Recess!!!


2:00 PM - 11:00 PM

A kids DJ dance party in the beer garden

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!

  • The Oval
  • Fairmount Park Conservancy
  • Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department
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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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Please call Philadelphia Parks & Recreation's Special Events office at 215-685-0060.


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