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Sunday 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 […]

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).

Roots 2 Rise Yoga with 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

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.

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.

Dinosaur Diversions Table with Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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.

Let’s Rock Recess!!!


2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

A kids DJ dance party in the beer garden

Mad Beatz


2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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.

  • The Oval
  • Fairmount Park Conservancy
  • Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department
Presented By:
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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