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Soccer Shots Summer Sessions Start July 9th at Dilworth Park

Soccer Shots offers a 30 minute outdoor soccer clinic for children ages 2-5. The program focuses on basic soccer skills through fun play and training soccer players to play as teams, translating skills to soccer games while also incorporating character. Each child learns the fundamentals of the game through principled instruction, creative and age appropriate games, scrimmaging, and soccer fun!

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Every Thursday Enjoy Pairings on the Parkway at Sister Cities Park

Every week this summer, come to Sister Cities Park, from 5-8PM, for BYO Thursdays. Take a seat at one of the tables inside or outside the cafe or bring a blanket and find a favorite spot under a tree or on the grass. Logan Square Café will offer a special summer grilling menu. Bring the whole family and enjoy the Children’s Discovery Garden.

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Sister Cities Park Programming Begins for the Summer

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. See the complete list below and for more details, visit SisterCitiesPark.org.

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Pictures in the Park at Dilworth Park Presents Family-Friendly Movie Offerings for Free

Get lost in the latest Hollywood blockbusters right in the cozy confines of William Penn's new front yard. Bring your own chair or a blanket, grab dinner at Rosa Blanca Café, and then settle in for a one-of-a-kind cinema experience.

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Animal Grossology at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Now through August 30, explore all things gross at Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University's exhbit Animal Grossology. Based on Sylvia Branzei’s best-selling children’s book series Grossology, this hands-on 3-D exhibit oozes with disgusting science and provides a slightly off-kilter view of the animal kingdom.

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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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Long Weekend Picks, July 4th Edition: Free Orchestra Concert At Penn’s Landing, Free Pops Concert On The Mall, Multiple Fireworks Shows, Parades, Outdoor Movie Screenings, Free Museum Admission, LGBT 50th Anniversary Celebrations, Massive Free Concert On The Parkway And So Much More

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Save The Date: Philadelphia’s Bastille Day Festival Returns To Eastern State Penitentiary And The Fairmount Neighborhood On Saturday, July 11

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The Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts Spotlights 12-Person Artist Collective Traction Company, July 2-October 11

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Your Hour-By-Hour Guide To Celebrating July 4th In Philadelphia

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The Liberty Block Party Returns To Celebrate Independence Day With Food, Entertainment And More In Old City On Friday, July 3

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The Best Places To Watch Philly’s Official July 4th Fireworks Above The Philadelphia Museum Of Art

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Philadelphia Marks The 50th Anniversary Of The LGBT Civil Rights Movement With Four Days Of Events And Celebrations, July 2-5

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The Philly Pops Perform POPS! On Independence Mall, A Free Patriotic Concert On Friday, July 3

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The Philadelphia Orchestra Plays A Free Neighborhood Concert Before An Awesome Fireworks Display At Penn’s Landing, Thursday, July 2

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The National Constitution Center Hosts An All-American Celebration To Mark Independence Week, July 2-5

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The Philly @ The Movies Outdoor Film Series Kicks Off Wawa Welcome America Celebrations With Free Screening All Week, June 29-July 2

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Enjoy Free Hoagies At Wawa Welcome America’s Annual Hoagie Day On Independence Mall, Thursday, July 2

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