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Back to School Roundup: Top 5 Programs for Kids After School!

Between the time that the school bell rings and parents return from work, after school programs can provide kids with exciting, engaging experiences that teach academic, social, and professional skills. We've rounded up our top 5 favorite programs in the city that will enrich your child's after school hours with a range of different activities.

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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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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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Outdoor Summer Movie Screenings Continue Through August And September At 10 Spots Around Philly

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Save The Date: Register For Free Tickets On September 2 To Join In The Epic Outdoor Opera On The Mall This October

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Whole Foods South Street Hosts 35+ Local Artists For A Pop-Up Flea Market On The Roof, Saturday, August 29

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Coming Attraction: Pennsylvania Convention Center To Host Exhibit Showcasing Dead Sea Scroll Fragments And 1st Edition King James Bible

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Reminder: The 40th Street Summer Series Returns With A Performance By Sun Ra Arkestra This Saturday, August 29

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Roundup: Complete Guide To Labor Day Weekend In Philadelphia 2015

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Top 15 Things To Do On Philadelphia’s Two Waterfronts Before Summer Ends

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Tonight Picks: Free Movie Screenings At The Schuylkill Banks And Penn’s Landing, Pairings On The Parkway, Center City Restaurant Week, Free Yoga At Race Street Pier And More

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