PHLCVB Names Their Top 5 Parks for Kids in Philadelphia
PHLCVB, the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, recently featured the five most kid-friendly green spaces in Philadelphia. The CCD's own Sister Cities Park made the top 5 list. Plan to visit these great parks this spring.
KidsInCenterCity.com Playdate - June 1
Bring your children to The Market & Shops at the Comcast Center to join Calliou, a wide-eyed adventurous four-year-old, for a meet and greet and afternoon crafts. Don't forget to bring your camera! Market merchants will offer kid-friendly treats and crafts.
Weccacoe Playground: FUNfilled Festival and Sustainability Fair - June 1
The Friends of Weccacoe Playground will hold their annual festival on June 1, 11am-3pm. The afternoon includes music, food, raffle, park clean-up and more, all for the benefit of the playground.
Business Community Support Is Essential for Center City’s Neighborhood Schools
On April 16, Dr. William Hite, Superintendent of the Philadelphia School District, addressed the membership of the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation (CPDC). In attendance were business leaders and young professionals, principals and parents. Dr. Hite, Paul R. Levy, Executive Director of CPDC, and Christine Carlson, a Greenfield Elementary School parent and founder of the Greater Center City Neighborhood School Coalition, discussed the topic, “How the School District of Philadelphia Can Help Retain Families with Children in Center City.”
E.M. Stanton School Receives Community Design Collaborative Grant
E.M. Stanton Elementary School was selected for a service grant from the Community Design Collaborative (CDC). The grant will allow Stanton to engage a team of volunteer design professionals to create a sustainable masterplan for greening the school’s exterior schoolyard.
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.
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.
Coming Attraction: The National Constitution Center Puts A Colorful And Chaotic Year In Focus With The 1968 Exhibit, Opening June 14
Tour The Historic Amistad While It Docks On The Delaware River At The Independence Seaport Museum, May 24-29
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Greens South Broad Street With A New Pop-Up Garden, Opening Today, And Beer Garden, Opening May 29
Visit Franklin Square For A Multi-Cultural Celebration During The Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Festival, This Saturday, May 18
Our Guide To The Food, Drink, Fashion And Family-Friendly Festivities Of The Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival Taking Over Six Blocks Of Walnut Street, This Saturday, May 18
Parks And Playgrounds Around The City Host Guests Of All Ages At Philadelphia Park And Recreation’s Spring Open House Event, Saturday, May 18
Hungry? Thirsty? The Porch At 30th Street Station Brings Food Trucks And Its Super-Popular Beer Garden To 30th Street Station This Week