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Dilworth Park Opens September 4 with Playtime in the Park for Families on September 6

On September 4-6, be sure to head to Dilworth Park at City Hall to check out Philadelphia’s newest park. There is something for everyone at Dilworth Park, and specifically, on Saturday, September 6, mark your calendars for Playtime in the Park, 11am – 4pm. Playtime in the Park is family fun at its best with musical and dance entertainment from Makin Music, Drummers with Attitude, the Brian Fitzgerald Trio, Three Aksha Dance Company, Troupe da da and Cat’s Pajamas, along with KYW Newsradio Kidscast, arts and crafts from the Philly Art Center, carnival games, storytelling, fountain fun and more.

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Stroller Strides Fun Fitness Every Thursday

Stroller Strides® is a stroller-based fitness program designed for moms with little ones. Each 60-minute, total body workout incorporates power walking/running, strength, toning, songs and activities. Sister Cities Park and Stroller Strides is a perfect match; fit for mom and fun for baby afterwards with playdates at the fountain/park.

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Sister Cities Park Programming Begins for the Season

Many great programs are on tap at Sister Cities Park this spring, summer and into the fall. Stop by the park at 18th Street & the Ben Franklin Parkway for one or more of the many programs we have lined up.

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Playgroups start in June for Parents with Babies, Toddlers, and Two-Year-Olds at Pennsylvania Hospital's Hall-Mercer Child & Parent Center

Starting in June, parents with babies, toddlers, and two-year-olds can enjoy the popular Summer Session of discussion and playgroups at Hall-Mercer Child & Parent Center! Hall-Mercer classes are a wonderful way to meet other parents in the same stage of parenting and get great information about how to enrich your child's development. The Summer Session includes a water "sprayground," baby pools, sandboxes, and summer fun activities in a private rooftop playground for babies, toddlers, and two-year-olds.

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PFS Hosts Sensory Friendly Screening Series

The Philadelphia Film Society is hosting a Sensory Friendly screening series, thoughtfully designed to consider children with developmental and behavioral disabilities. Films are presented in a sensory friendly environment with the lights turned up, sound turned down, and customary social expectations relaxed. Gluten-free snacks are available. The program launched at the PFS Theater at the Roxy in April 2014 in support of Autism Awareness Month.

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Sister Cities Park

Sister Cities Park, at 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, has something for everyone. Families can explore the Children's Discovery Garden, rent and sail boats in the boat pond, grab a bite to eat at Milk & Honey Cafe or just sit and relax at Sister Cities Fountain and enjoy the picturesque views.

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K-8 Public Elementary Schools Map

Center City's public elementary schools present a variety of options for families. According to School District policy, parents living within a particular public elementary school's boundaries can send their children to their neighborhood school by applying at any time.

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Reminder: Brauhaus Schmitz’s And Frankford Hall’s Oktoberfest Block Parties Take Over The City, This Saturday, September 20

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Our Guide To The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll, Returning This Thursday, September 18 With $1 Deals From More Than 30 Vendors

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A Cast Of Young Performers Takes The Walnut Street Theatre Stage For Disney’s Alice In Wonderland Jr., Opening Saturday, September 20

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Join In A Block Party To See A Model Of The Proposed Spring Garden Street Greenway Bike Path And Pedestrian Path, This Saturday, September 20

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Our Guide To The Mt. Airy Street Fare Food Festival Coming To Germantown Avenue This Thursday, September 18, With 50+ Food Trucks And Restaurants, Live Music, Shopping And More

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The First-Ever Fairmount Water Works F.L.O.W. Festival Celebrates The Art And Science Of Water On The Schuylkill River, Sunday, September 21

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Spruce Street Harbor Park Announces New Fall Festival Coming This Weekend, September 19-21, With Craft Beer, Food Trucks, Live Music, Games And More

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Park(ing) Day Returns On Friday, September 19 To Turn Metered Parking Spots Across The City Into Innovative Pop-Up Parklets

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The 10th Annual Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show Rings In Fall This Weekend, September 19-21, With 140+ Artists And A Saturday Block Party On 18th Street

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The National Constitution Center Offers Free Admission In Celebration Of Constitution Day, This Wednesday, September 17

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Reminder: The National Constitution Center Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month With A Variety Of Programming, Through October 15

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