Parkway Pals Play Day at Sister Cities Park

Date: 
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
Location: 
Sister Cities Park 18th Street & Ben Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA
United States

The Parkway Pals are bringing their free museum fun, games and learning out to the park for another season! Enjoy a fun-filled day with live music, make-and-take crafts, face painting, balloon art, storytelling, character meet-and-greets and more.

Kids and their parents are invited to enjoy an array of free activities and entertainment, which will include book readings from authors, illustrators and B101’s Jessie Jordan. The park’s lawn will transform into a playing field during an energetic Soccer Shots demonstration, while Silly Joe leads a sing-along and the Geography Lady gives a lesson on world travel. Marty the Moose from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will make an appearance along with everyone’s favorite pups on patrol. These meet-and-greet characters will be joined by a real-life Philadelphia Police K-9!

First-time visitors will be blown away by the park’s beautiful Children’s Discovery Garden and Boat Pond, which will feature an informational butterfly exhibit made by youngsters enrolled in Philadelphia Parks & Recreation after-school programs. In conjunction with the exhibit and in celebration of Love Your Park Week, themed games and activities are planned, such as a toddler “caterpillar crawl” and a breathtaking butterfly release with the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion. Live music will play as guests bounce from arts & crafts tables to the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Book Bike and beyond. The Earth Fountain will keep kids cool in between these events, while parents fuel up at the newly opened Sister Cities Café. Tasty snacks and refreshments will be offered at an additional cost. 

    

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Literature
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Education
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Community Arts
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Music
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Museum/Exhibition
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Parenting/Family
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K-12 Education
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Indoor/Outdoor Recreation
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Sister Cities