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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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Kindergarten Registration Is Under Way

Kindergarten registration in the School District of Philadelphia began on January 20. To register, visit your neighborhood school and be sure to bring your child's birth certificate and up-to-date immunization records, as well as a current piece of identification and two proofs of residency. Children must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2015. Registration runs through May 29.

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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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Opening Alert: The Only U.S. Stop Of The Awesome Light And Digital Installation Future Sensations Debuts At The Oval Saturday, May 30

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East Passyunk Celebrates Its Italian Roots With Passyunk Passeggiata, A Wednesday Shopping And Dining Series Starting Tomorrow, May 27

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University City District’s 40th Street Summer Series Returns With Free Monthly Outdoor Concerts, Starting This Saturday, May 30

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Head To Hawthorne Park For The Return Of Its Free Outdoor Movie Series Starting This Friday, May 29

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Your Essential Guide To Spruce Street Harbor Park And RiverRink Summerfest, Opening Memorial Day Weekend At Penn’s Landing

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Score Free VIP Tickets For Opening Night Of Future Sensations At The Oval On Saturday, May 30

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Celebrate Memorial Day At The National Constitution Center With Free Admission, A Flag-Raising Ceremony And More, Monday, May 25

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Historic Philadelphia Launches Its Summer Season Memorial Day Weekend With The 10th Anniversary Of Once Upon A Nation Storytelling, Plus The Return Of Tippler’s Tours And More

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The American Swedish Historical Museum Continues To Teach About The First American Motorcycle In Indian Nation, On View Through August 23

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