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The Next StoryUP! Family Show is July 6th!

StoryUP!, the interactive children’s theater company, announces their next monthly interactive storytelling show for children ages 5 and up. StoryUP! partners with the Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) to create a program that combines storytelling, improvisation, props, and costumes to provide a unique theatrical show for children.

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Enjoy Free Admission to the Academy on June 30

Enjoy free admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University on Monday, June 30, as part of the Wawa Welcome America! festival. The day of fun family activities includes celebrity story readers, live animal shows and a hands-on Wawa dairy exhibit. The first 200 kids through the door get a free book!

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Pretty Pretty Rebel Pop-Up Shop Returns to Sister Cities Park on July 19

Saturday, July 19, from 11am-4pm Sister Cities Park will host a pop-up market by Philadelphia Fashion Incubator graduate Pretty Pretty Rebel, a children's wear clothing brand inspired by rock and roll music, featuring bright colors and imagination!

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Soccer Shots Announces Summer Session at Sister Cities

Soccer Shots registration has opened for the summer season. They are offering six week long programs Sundays from July 13 through August 17, at 8:30am, 9:10am and 9:50am at Sister Cities Park. Soccer Shots is a positive introduction to soccer and is appropriate for kids ages 2-8 years old.

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Stroller Strides Fun Fitness Every Thursday

Stroller Strides® is a stroller-based fitness program designed for moms with little ones. Each 60-minute, total body workout incorporates power walking/running, strength, toning, songs and activities. Sister Cities Park and Stroller Strides is a perfect match; fit for mom and fun for baby afterwards with playdates at the fountain/park.

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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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This Week At The Oval: Our Top Picks For Events, Classes And Entertainment At The Pop-Up Park On The Parkway, July 23-27

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Our Picks For Where To Dine Alfresco During University City Dining Days, Running Through Sunday, July 27

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The Annual Puerto Rican Day Festival Brings Music, Authentic Food, Dance And Crafts To Bristol Lions Park In Bucks County, Saturday, July 26

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The Philadelphia Orchestra Takes The Stage To Perform Chart-Topping Beatles Songs And Music From Pixar Feature Films, July 23-26

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Festival Alert: The 2nd Street Festival Rocks Northern Liberties With Live Music, Pop-Up Beer Gardens, Great Food And More Sunday, August 3, Noon-10 P.M.

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Save The Date: The East Passyunk Car Show And Street Festival Returns For Its 9th Year, Next Sunday, July 27

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The Reading Terminal Market’s Sidewalk Sizzle And Ice Cream Freeze Pleases Taste Buds All Around, This Saturday, July 19

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The Kennett Square Sidewalk Sale Returns With Deals At A Variety Of Downtown Shops, July 19-20

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Our Complete Guide To The Oval, The Awesome Pop-Up Public Park On The Parkway Launching Its Summer Season July 16-August 17, With A Beer Garden, Food Trucks, Art Installation And More

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Innovation In The Park Brings Cool Science And Technology Talks To Liberty Lands Park This Thursday, July 17

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Grays Ferry Crescent Hosts Free Outdoor Movie Screenings All Summer Long, Beginning This Thursday, July 17

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The National Museum Of American Jewish History Hosts Classics And Crackerjacks: Summer Cinema Series, Wednesdays Through July 30

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