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Spring Plant & Produce Pop-Up with Greensgrow at Sister Cities Park on April 20!

Sunday, April 20 visit Sister Cities Park from 10am – 2pm for Spring Plant & Produce Pop-Up Presented by Philadelphia Greensgrow. Celebrate spring with plants and produce for sale and an interactive seed craft for kids, along with live music from The Guitar Summit. Drop by for a day of plants and fun at Sister Cities Park, 18th Street and the Benjamin Parkway.

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2nd Annual Sister Cities Park International Festival Presented by TD Bank Event on May 3

Stop by Sister Cities Park on May 3 from Noon until 5pm, for a celebration of cultural dance, art and musical performances, along with great tasting foods from each city, international wines and cultural crafts available for sale. Philadelphia’s 10 Sister Cities stretch the globe from Africa and Asia to Europe and the Middle East. This distinctive festival, presented by TD Bank, will prove to be hands-on fun for all ages.

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Participate as a Reader in the 10th Annual Read to Me Early Literacy Storyteller Event

April 25 spend the morning reading to a classroom of Philadelphia school children following a networking breakfast with other top business and community leaders at the School District of Philadelphia. This event is part of the annual Read to Me Early Literacy Program, a year-long program which provides quality classroom book collections to thousands of students and inspires them to read with their parents, caregivers and teachers throughout the school year.

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Greenfield Elementary’s 7th Annual Auction and Fundraiser is May 2

Tickets are now on sale for Greenfield Elementary’s 7th annual auction and fundraiser scheduled for May 2, 6-10pm, at CityCoHo, 2401 Walnut Street. This year’s event raises money for the school auditorium’s stage lighting, which is the final phase of a multi-year plan to refurbish the auditorium.

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PFS Hosts Sensory Friendly Sundays Starting April 27

The Philadelphia Film Society is hosting Sensory Friendly Sundays, an inclusionary 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 launches 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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Awesome News Alert: Spruce Street Harbor Park To Pop Up On The Delaware River Waterfront This Summer With A Floating Restaurant, Hammock Lounge, Urban Beach And More

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The Valley Forge Revolutionary Run Returns With A 5-Mile Run, 3-Mile Walk And Youth Run On Sunday, April 27

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Spring Festival Alert: The Annual Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival Returns To Take Over Five Blocks Of Walnut Street On Saturday, May 3

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Celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday With Jugglers, Swordfighters, Cake And More At The Free Library of Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 23

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Spring Festival Alert: The South Street Headhouse District Spring Festival Returns With Eight Blocks Of Outdoor Fun, Saturday, May 3

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The Oval Returns! Farm Fest At The Oval Launches Spring At The Pop-Up Park On The Parkway With A Three-Day Festival, April 17-19

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Save The Date: The Clay Studio Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary With 40 Straight Hours of Pottery Festivities, May 9-10

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Sister Cities Park Hosts Greensgrow Farms For A Spring Plant And Produce Pop-Up, This Sunday, April 20

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The South Street Headhouse District Celebrates Easter With Its 83rd Annual Easter Promenade, Sunday, April 20

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The Arden Theatre Company Brings The Classic Children’s Book Dr. Seuss’ The Cat In The Hat To The Stage, April 16-June 22

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Welcome Spring At Reading Terminal Market’s First-Ever Spring Fest Featuring Food, Crafts, Shopping And More On Saturday, April 12

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