Now that we’re all revved up from the Welcome America festivities, Philadelphia’s parks will host a lineup of activities for all ages seeking more fun, affordable recreation and entertainment.
Fairmount Park Conservancy in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation has developed a lineup of events from now through September. There will be free neighborhood movie nights, hikes and outdoor fun, and the opening of the Oval+!
Already kicking off the summer events has been outdoor movies in various communities. Thanks to grants from Fairmount Park Conservancy, neighborhood parks around the city will be transformed into outdoor theaters. Featured movies include recent box office hits like Avengers: Infinity War, Inside Out, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Movies are BYOB (Bring Your Own Blanket) and begin at dusk.
Here’s the Movies in the Park 2019 schedule:
July 10: Penn Treaty Park, 1301 N. Beach St., Philadelphia, PA 19125. “A Wrinkle in Time”
July 19: Overington Park, 1344 Orthodox St, Philadelphia, PA 19124. “Big Hero 6”
July 31: Mifflin Square Park, 6th and Ritner streets, Philadelphia, PA 19148. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
Aug. 2: Hart Park, 1315 N. 4th St., Philadelphia, PA 19122. “Inside Out”
Aug. 2: Upper Roxborough Reservoir Preserve, 601 Port Royal Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19128. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
Aug. 8: Inn Yard Park, 4208-52 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19129. “Christopher Robin”
Aug. 15: Fisher Park, 571 W. Spencer St., Philadelphia, PA 19120. “A Bug’s Life”
Aug. 29: Matthias Baldwin Park, 423 N. 19th St., Philadelphia, PA 19130. “Hugo”
Sept. 13: Fishtown (Palmer Park), Frankford Avenue & East Palmer Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125. “Coco”
Sept. 13: Coxe Park, 2134 Cherry St., Philadelphia, PA 19103. “Captain Marvel”
Sept. 14: Shot Tower, 101-31 Carpenter St., Philadelphia, PA 19147. “Mary Poppins Returns”
Oct. 4: Powers Park, Almond Street and E. Ann Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134. “Maleficent”
Through September, Philadelphia’s parks will host a lineup of activities for all ages seeking fun and affordable recreation and entertainment. Here are some highlights of events and programs developed by Fairmount Park Conservancy in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation:
• Return to The Oval+: From July 19 to Aug. 18, The Oval+ will reopen on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, featuring fun activities for all ages. Popular features will return to Eakins Oval, including a water mister, ribbon garden, giant sandbox, and family favorite games like mini-golf.
• From Wednesday to Sunday each week, The Oval+ will bring back the beer garden, food trucks, and free, themed programming for “Wellness Wednesdays,” “Arts & Culture Thursdays,” “Friday Food & Flicks,” “Game Day Saturdays,” and “Sunday Family Fundays.”
• Free dance performances in Fairmount Park: From Sept. 24 to Sept. 29, Fairmount Park Conservancy will debut In Motion, In Place: Trisha Brown Dance Company in Fairmount Park, a series of free outdoor performances that will take place on the Strawberry Mansion Reservoir at the Discovery Center, on the grounds of Mount Pleasant Mansion, and along the rooftops of Logan Circle, extending an invitation to experience Fairmount Park in an entirely new way. Registration to open in late summer. myphillypark.org/trisha-brown
For more events and details, visit Fairmount Park Conservancy’s calendar of events at myphillypark.org/events-calendar.