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2nd Annual Sister Cities Park International Festival Presented by TD Bank Event on May 3

Stop by Sister Cities Park on May 3 from Noon until 5pm, for a celebration of cultural dance, art and musical performances, along with great tasting foods from each city, international wines and cultural crafts available for sale. Philadelphia’s 10 Sister Cities stretch the globe from Africa and Asia to Europe and the Middle East. This distinctive festival, presented by TD Bank, will prove to be hands-on fun for all ages.

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Participate as a Reader in the 10th Annual Read to Me Early Literacy Storyteller Event

April 25 spend the morning reading to a classroom of Philadelphia school children following a networking breakfast with other top business and community leaders at the School District of Philadelphia. This event is part of the annual Read to Me Early Literacy Program, a year-long program which provides quality classroom book collections to thousands of students and inspires them to read with their parents, caregivers and teachers throughout the school year.

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Spring Plant & Produce Pop-Up with Greensgrow at Sister Cities Park on April 20!

Sunday, April 20 visit Sister Cities Park from 10am – 2pm for Spring Plant & Produce Pop-Up Presented by Philadelphia Greensgrow. Celebrate spring with plants and produce for sale and an interactive seed craft for kids, along with live music from The Guitar Summit. Drop by for a day of plants and fun at Sister Cities Park, 18th Street and the Benjamin Parkway.

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Playgroups start in June for Parents with Babies, Toddlers, and Two-Year-Olds at Pennsylvania Hospital's Hall-Mercer Child & Parent Center

Starting in June, parents with babies, toddlers, and two-year-olds can enjoy the popular Summer Session of discussion and playgroups at Hall-Mercer Child & Parent Center! Hall-Mercer classes are a wonderful way to meet other parents in the same stage of parenting and get great information about how to enrich your child's development. The Summer Session includes a water "sprayground," baby pools, sandboxes, and summer fun activities in a private rooftop playground for babies, toddlers, and two-year-olds.

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Starr Restaurants Raising Money for Philadelphia Schools

Stephen Starr has implemented an initiative at his Philadelphia restaurants called Support Our Schools. The goal of this initiative is to raise $100,000, plus the Starr Restaurant Group will donate $25,000. The money raised will go to help fund multimedia labs, elementary school playgrounds, and six-week summer internships.

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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 Oval Returns! Farm Fest At The Oval Launches Spring At The Pop-Up Park On The Parkway With A Three-Day Festival, April 17-19

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Save The Date: The Clay Studio Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary With 40 Straight Hours of Pottery Festivities, May 9-10

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Sister Cities Park Hosts Greensgrow Farms For A Spring Plant And Produce Pop-Up, This Sunday, April 20

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The South Street Headhouse District Celebrates Easter With Its 83rd Annual Easter Promenade, Sunday, April 20

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The Arden Theatre Company Brings The Classic Children’s Book Dr. Seuss’ The Cat In The Hat To The Stage, April 16-June 22

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Welcome Spring At Reading Terminal Market’s First-Ever Spring Fest Featuring Food, Crafts, Shopping And More On Saturday, April 12

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Roundup: Our Top Picks For Easter Brunch And Dinner In Philadelphia, As Well As Fun Easter Events Happening Around The City

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The National Constitution Center Unveils Slavery At Jefferson’s Monticello, A Multimedia Look At The Lives And Legacies Of The Slaves Of The Estate, Open Through October 19

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The Porch At 30th Street Station Presents Food Trucks And A Ton Of Open-Air Programming All April Long

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Clover Market, An Upscale Alfresco Vintage And Antiques Bazaar, Launches Its Spring Season Sunday, April 13 In Chestnut Hill

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