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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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University City District’s 40th Street Summer Series Continues This Saturday, August 30 With Nation Beat And The Highwater Preachers

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Save The Date: The Annual Kennett Square Mushroom Festival Returns For Its 29th Year Of Dining, Shopping And More, September 5-7

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Completely Awesome Breaking News Alert: Spruce Street Harbor Park To Stay Open For Another Month, Continue To Wow Visitors And Residents Alike Through Sunday, September 28!

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The Polish-American Festival Returns To Bucks County With Food, Amusement Rides And More, August 30-September 1 And September 6-7

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City Of Philadelphia To Toast The Taney Dragons And Welcome Them Home With A Parade On Market And Broad Streets On Wednesday, August 27 Starting At 2 P.M.

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Franklin Square Hosts A One-Night-Only Food Truck Festivus And Beer Garden To Wrap Up Summer, This Thursday, August 28

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The Schuylkill Banks Movie Nights Continue On Tuesday And Thursday Evenings This Week And Next Week, Through Thursday, September 4

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Last Chance: Phenomenonal Pop-Up Spruce Street Harbor Park At Penn’s Landing Closes On Labor Day, Monday, September 1

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The South Philly Garden Tour Puts The Spotlight On More Than 16 Public And Private Gardens In South Philly, Saturday, September 6

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Save The Date: Cirque Du Soleil Brings Its Arena Extravaganza Varekai To The Wells Fargo Center For Seven Shows, September 10-14

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The Ukrainian Folk Festival Returns To Horsham With Traditional Performances, Vendors, Food And More, Sunday, August 24

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