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Trick or Treat at The Bellevue this Halloween from 5-7pm

This Halloween bring the kids to The Bellevue for Trick-orTreating from 5pm - 7pm on Friday, October 31. All of The Bellevue's retailers and restaurants will be participating. So bring your ghosts, princesses, superheros and more for the fun.

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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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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 Walnut Street Theatre Opens A Delightful Family-Friendly Production Of Mary Poppins, Starting Tuesday, November 4

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Free First Sunday Returns To The Barnes Foundation This Sunday, November 2, With Performances And Talks From Local Organizations

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Love Your Park Fall Service Day Returns With Opportunities To Clean Up And Prepare More Than 70 City Park For Winter On Saturday, November 15

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Liberty Lands Park In Northern Liberties Hosts A Neighborhood Halloween And Fall Festival This Sunday, November 2

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Celebrate Day Of The Dead At The Penn Museum With Traditional Performances, Crafts, Food And More, Saturday, November 1

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Chaddsford Winery Hosts Food Trucks And Serves Mulled Wine During Fire And Spice Weekends, Every Saturday And Sunday In November

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The South Street Neighborhood Celebrates Day Of The Dead With A Festival And Parade From Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens On Sunday, November 2

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Broadway Philadelphia Launches Its Season With Tony Award-Winning Musical Newsies At The Academy Of Music, Opening Tuesday, October 28

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Peddler’s Village Celebrates Fall’s Favorite Fruit With Its Annual Apple Festival, This Weekend, November 1-2

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