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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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The Southeast Asian Dragon Boat Festival Returns To Penn’s Landing With Boat Races, Music, Food, Vendors And More, This Saturday, August 2

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University City District’s 40th Street Summer Series Continues With Raphael Xavier And Bobby Zankel & The Warriors Plus The Avalon String Band, Saturday, July 26

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Head To Mt. Airy For Its Finally Friday Festivities Featuring Music, Free Beer, Shopping, Food Discounts And More, Today, July 25

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Reminder! The Visit Philly Beer Garden Series Returns To Spruce Street Harbor Park This Friday, July 25 Starting At 4 P.M. With An Expanded Beer Garden Area, Deals On Local Brews, Giveaways And More

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Tonight Picks: Free Concert At Spruce Street Harbor Park, Free Movie Screenings Across The City, University City Dining Days, Pairings On The Parkway And More

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Shakespeare In Clark Park Returns With A Huge Production Of Henry IV Featuring A 100-Person Battle Scene And More, July 30-August 3

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Reminder: The East Passyunk Car Show And Street Festival Hits South Philadelphia This Sunday, July 27 Starting At 11 A.M.

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The Philadelphia Zoo Presents An Outdoor Concert Featuring Country Musician, Brett Eldredge, Monday, August 18

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Historic Franklin Square Park Celebrates National Carousel Day With Two-For-One Tickets To Ride Center City’s Only Carousel, Friday, July 25

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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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