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Fall Family Fun Days Return this October

Sister Cities Park will come alive with family-and pet friendly activities to celebrate fall during Fall Family Fun Days with Furry Friends. Produced by the Center City District and sponsored by Unleashed by Petco, the event will kick off on Saturday October 11, and continues October 18 and 25 from 10am until 2:pm.

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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.

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Third Annual School Fair, October 22

Parents and caregivers of preschool and elementary age children are invited to an elementary school fair on October 22, designed to help parents research grade school options. Public, charter, private and parochial schools Center City neighborhood association areas have been invited to attend.

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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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Dancing Classrooms Philly at Greenfield and Arthur Elementary Schools

Fifth graders at the Albert M. Greenfield School and the Chester A. Arthur School both participated in a Dancing Classrooms Philly ballroom dance program thanks to a $5,000 donation from Republic Bank and the Center City District Foundation Educational Improvement Organization.

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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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The Headhouse Shambles Hosts A Pumpkin Fall Fest Complete With Shopping From PHAIR, Pumpkin Painting, Music And More, October 25

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Halloween Happenings In Philadelphia: Trick-Or-Treating Parties In Neighborhoods, Retail Districts And At Attractions In The City And Beyond

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The Rittenhouse Neighborhood Celebrates Halloween With A Free Trick-Or-Treating Celebration On Saturday, October 25

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Historic Bristol Day Returns Under A Delaware River Theme With Exhibits, Tours, A Regatta, Music And More, Saturday, October 18

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Dilworth Park To Host Three Days Of Oktoberfest Celebrations With Live Music, Food, Crafts And A Beer Garden, October 18, 23 And 25

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The Schuylkill River Park Fall Festival Brings A Petting Zoo, Crafts, Music, Games And More To Schuylkill River Park, This Saturday, October 18

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Fill Up On Home Brewed Beer, Ribs And Mac And Cheese At The Made On American Street Block Party, This Sunday, October 19

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Coming Attraction: A Brand New Ice Skating Rink To Debut At Dilworth Park At City Hall On Friday, November 14

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The Reading Terminal Market Harvest Festival Takes Over Filbert Street This Saturday, October 18 With Hay Rides, A Beer Garden, And Tons Of Seasonal Treats

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