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Rothman Ice Rink open through February 22

The Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park has proved to be extremely popular and will be open through February 22. If you have not had the chance yet to bring the kids to Dilworth Park to skate, there’s still plenty of opportunity to experience the rink in the grand setting of Dilworth Park at City Hall. The Rothman Rink is open 7 days a week.

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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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Support Chester Arthur School at FoCA Night Out

On April 25, join Friends of Chester Arthur for an adults only night out where parents, teachers and community members will gather, socialize and support FoCA and Arthur’s Playworks program.

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PFS Hosts Saturday Morning Kids Movies

The Philadelphia Film Society Theater at the Roxy is offering special movie programming for kids. Upcoming films are listed below and tickets for kids 12 and under are only $1.00!

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Dilworth Park is Open!

There is something for everyone at the new Dilworth Park. Site of the city’s first water works and first public fountain in the 18th century, there is a 21st century, 11,600-square-foot computer-programmable fountain fed with recycled rainwater. The park also features four tree groves with moveable chairs and tables, flower beds, benches, and a café with outdoor seating. The café, Rosa Blanca, is operated by renowned chef Jose Garces, and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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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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Our Guide To The 2015 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, Returning February 28-March 8 With Floral Exhibits Inspired By Disney Movies, Huge Special Events, A Pop-Up Beer Garden And More

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Opening Alert: William Street Common Debuts In University City On Thursday, February 26 With Beer Garden Vibes, A No-Tip Policy, $5 Drinks And More

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Top Reasons To Visit The 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show

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The Please Touch Museum Hosts A Day Of Pirate- And Princess-Themed Events On Saturday, February 28

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The Michener Art Museum Welcomes Rodin: The Human Experience — Selections from the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Collections, An Exhibition Of 52 Of Rodin’s Bronze Sculptures, February 28-June 14

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Last Chance: Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest Wraps Up Its 2015 Season On The Delaware River Waterfront This Sunday, March 1

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The Dandelion Introduces A New Afternoon Tea Menu With Spiked Teas, Small Plates And Even Options For Youngsters, Available Daily 3-5 P.M.

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Head To The Penn Museum For Dance Workshops, Performances, Crafts And More For Its Celebration Of African Cultures, Saturday, February 28

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RiverRink Winterfest Hosts Local Musicians For Its Final Free Fireside Session Concert Of The Season, Saturday, February 21

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