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Sister Cities Park

Parkway Pals Play Day

May 18, 2019
11:00am - 3:00pm

2019-05-18 00:00:00 2019-05-18 00:00:00 America/New_York Parkway Pals Play Day Philadelphia, PA

Get outside for a gaggle of good times! Play Day is the official kick-off celebration of the upcoming Parkway Pals season. Parents and kids are invited to enjoy this full day of learning and laughter at Sister Cities Park.

An array of free activities and entertainment are scheduled throughout the event, including readings from authors and illustrators, face painting, character meet-and-greets, live music and more! First time visitors will be dazzled by the beautiful Children’s Discovery Garden & Boat Pond, which will feature a Philadelphia Parks & Recreation After-School Program butterfly exhibit. Themed games and activities are also planned in conjunction with the exhibit, such as a toddler “caterpillar crawl” and a breathtaking butterfly release.

Guests can cool down by the Earth Fountain or kick back in the newly opened Sister Cities Cafe, where a variety of tasty treats and snacks will be offered at an additional cost. Don’t forget to bring a new or gently used book to donate to the Library in the Park Book Cart sponsored by TD Bank!

Schedule of Events
11:00- Silly Joe Sing-Along
11:15- Story-Up! Improvisation Storytelling
11:30- Appearance by Marty the Moose from The Academy of Natural Sciences
11:45- Story-Up! Improvisation Storytelling
12:00- Live Illustration of Being Edie is Hard Today by Elizabeth Bergeland
12:15- B101’s Jessie Jordan and Special Character Appearance
12:30- Appearance by a Philadelphia Police K-9 and everyone’s favorite Pups on Patrol
12:45- Book Reading: How to Trick a Toothfairy by Author Jen Hansen
1:00- Soccer Shots Activity on the Lawn
1:15- Silly Joe Book Reading
1:30- Around the World with the Geography Lady
1:45- Butterfly Release with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
2:00- Book Reading: Claudia and the Moth by Author Jen Hansen
2:15- Geography Lady World Travel Activity
2:30- Special Appearance from Everyone’s Favorite Pups on Patrol and a Philadelphia Police K-9
*schedule is subject to change