Parks & Recreation: Summer in Philly's Parks

The wonderful "Where the Wild Things Are" screens July 13 in Penn Treaty ParkOK, you probably won't see me at the outdoor screening of Twilight—I prefer my vampires quippy (Buffy) or campy (True Blood), plus I'm allergic to the sound of screaming teenagers—but there are plenty of other excellent summer events coming to a park near you, sponsored by PHS’s Philadelphia Green program, the City’s Department of Parks and Recreation and PNC Bank.

A complete list of over 150 free events is available on PHS's website, or after the jump.

List of events:

Bardascino Park: 10th and Carpenter Street  •
June 5th: 10:00am – PHS Garden Workshop: Window Boxes

Campbell Square:   Allegheny and Belgrade
June 7: 6:30pm – PHS Garden Workshop: Fragrance in the Garden 
June 13: 8am – 2pm – Flea Market
June 21: Polish American String Band – Babushka Power!
July 7: Oldies Night, Street & Storm Acappella
July 19: 6:30pm – PHS Garden Workshop: Four Season Gardening 
July 21: Hooligans/Irish American Night
August 11: Charlie Gracie Night
August 24: Movie Night: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”
September 1: Kids Night & Talent Contest
September 19:Flea Market
October 30: Halloween Costume Contest
December 15: Christmas Tree Lighting, candy canes & Santa

Carroll Park: 58th and Girard
June 22: July 29: 10am – 2pm: Free Summer Camp for children aged 6 to 13
August 2-6: 5pm – 8pm: Vine Memorial Baptist Church Revival
August 28: Carroll Park Community Council Pride Fest & Flea Market
Summer Concert Series: Thursdays 6pm – 8pm, July 1 to August 27

Chew Playground: 19th and Washington  •
June 26: 11am – 4pm: Chew Appreciation Day/Kiddie Olympics
July 31: 12pm – 5pm: Red Bull & Point Breeze Youth Development Basketball Competition
August 7: 1pm – 8pm: Peace in the Park Community Festival
August 13: 12pm – 4pm: Chew Summer Camp End of Summer BBQ
August 21: 11am – 5pm: Bryant Church Community Day Event

Cianfrani Park: 8th and Fitzwater  •   •
June 11: 7pm –  Dr. Ketchup
June 18: 7pm –  West Philadelphia Orchestra Brass Band
June 25: 7pm – Dan Peterson Octet
Outdoor movies in August – see website for updates and information!

Clara Muhammad Square: 47th and Lancaster
June 12: 1pm – 6pm - Alpha CDC Gospelrama
June 25: dusk – Movie Night
July 17: dusk - Movie Night
August 3: 6pm – 8pm - National Night  Out 
August 7: 11am – 4:30pm - Muslim Day of Sadaqah/ Charity
September 9 – 11: Philadelphia Mas Jid; End of Ramadan Eid Al- Fitir
September 18: 1pm – 5pm - Community Day & Flea Market

Clark Park: 43rd and Baltimore  •
Farmers Markets: Saturdays from 10am – 2pm, Thursdays 3pm – 7pm
June 19: 9am: Brown Bear Festival to Benefit Haiti
June 19: 1pm: Arts & Music Festival
June 21: 7am – 7pm: Uhuru Flea Market
July 24 – Saturday, August 1: Shakespeare in Clark Park (see website for details)
August 21: 7am – 7pm: Uhuru Flea Market
September 18: 7am – 7pm: Uhuru Flea Market
October 9: 10am: Bark in the Park
October 16: 7am – 7pm: Uhuru Flea Market
November 11: 11am – Veterans Day Commemoration
December 11: 2:30pm – Holiday carolling

July 10: 12pm – 4pm: Wynnefield Heights Community Day
August 10: dusk – Movie Night - TBD

Dickinson Square: 4th and Tasker Streets  •
June 12: 10am – PHS Garden Workshop:  Designing and Planting Window Boxes
June 19: FDS Workshop Children’s Crafts for Father’s Day (10- 11am) RSVP
June 19: Summer Solstice Celebration – (7 pm)
July, August, September – Mummers concerts (check website for more information)
July 15: Movie Night
July 17: 10am – PHS Garden Workshop: Everything You Want to Know About Roses
August 14: 10am - PHS Garden Workshop - Vertical Gardening: climbers & vines
September 18: 10am - PHS Garden Workshop – Ideas for Harvesting Herbs 
September 18: 7pm - Autumn Equinox Celebration 
October 23: 10am - PHS Garden Workshop – Evergreens 
October 31: 3pm – 5pm: Halloween Party!
November 20: FDS Workshop -Hands on Holiday Wreaths Workshop (10am)
December 18: Winter Solstice Celebration (7 pm)

Gold Star Park: Wharton, between 6th & 7th Streets  •  • 
June 24: 7pm - The Get Arounds (80s new wave)
July 8: 7pm - The Oscuro Quintet (tango)
July 22: 7pm - Knife and Fork Band

Gorgas Park: Ridge and Hermitage Streets  •
May 31: 10am - Memorial Day Services
June 12: 10am – St. John’s Flea Market
June 26: 5pm – Summer Fest
July 22: 7pm – Zydeco-A-Go-Go
July 27: 8:20pm - Movie Night – “UP”
August 12: 7pm – Ben Arnold
August 27: Movie Night – TBA
August 31: 7:20pm – Movie Night “Twilight”
September 11: 7pm – Hooligans
October 10: Fall Festival

Jefferson Square: 
4th and Washington  • 
All summer: Thursdays are Kids Night at the Park! 6pm for outdoor play time!
September 25: Flea Market, 9am – 5pm

Konrad Square: Dauphin and Tulip Streets
All markets are 8am – 3pm
June 5: Flea Market
June 19: Flea Market
July 3: Flea Market
July 24: Flea Market
August 7: Flea Market
August 21: Flea Market
September 4: Flea Market 
September 25: Flea Market
October 2: Flea Market
October 16: Flea Market

Liberty Lands: North 3rd and West Wildley  •
June 5:  Music Festival (begins at 3:30pm) and Flea Market (begins at 9am)
June 22: dusk: Movie Night: “Blind Side”
June 29: dusk: Movie Night: “Student Shorts”
July 6: dusk: Movie Night: “The Romantic”
July 13: dusk: Movie Night: “Contact”
July 17: 11am – 7pm - POP Music Festival
July 20: dusk: Movie Night: TBA
July 27: dusk: Movie Night: “Betty Boop”
August 3: dusk: Movie Night: “Popeye” Cartoon
August 7: 8am – 3pm – Uhuru Flea Market
August 10: dusk: “Clueless”
August 17: dusk: “How To Train Your Dragon”
August 24: dusk: “Dirty Dancing”
September 11: 9am – 4pm: Flea market/craft fair
September 11: 3:30pm – 10pm: Fall music festival
October 24: 2pm – 5:30pm: Fall festival & Halloween party

Louis I. Kahn Park: 11th and Pine Streets
May 26: 7:30pm – 9pm (rain date May 27): Oscuro Quintet:Tango and 
Contemporary ensemble
June 30: 7:30pm – 9pm (rain date July 1): Knife and Fork Band: Eclectic and 
original folk-pop
July 21, 7:30pm – 9pm (rain date July 22): Beats Walkin’: Western Swing
August 25: 7:30pm – 9pm (rain date Aug. 26): Zydeco-A-Go-Go: Zydeco and Creole
September 26, 3 PM (no rain date): Merion Concert Band: Pops and patriotic favorites. 
October 9: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Kahn Park Antiques & Craft Fair

Malcolm X Park: 52nd and Pine Street  •
June 10: 7pm – Shubaby
June 24: 7pm –  Lawrence Jones Quartet
July 8: 7pm – Ms. Shirley Lites 
July 22: 7pm – Community College Big Band
August 5: 7pm – Ms. Barbara Walker 
August 19: 7pm – The Budesa Brothers
September 2: 7pm – Terrence Brown Quartet
September 16: 7pm – The Nate Murray Band

Morris Park: 66th and Sherwood  • 
June 26: 1pm – 4pm: Event fundraiser (meet at 66th and Woodcrest)
August 21: 9am: Plant Walk and Nature Hike (meet at 66th and Sherwood)

Palmer Park:   Frankford and Palmer Streets
October 2: 10am – 4pm – Art in the Park: art, music and brunch

Penn Treaty Park: Beach Street and Delaware Avenue  •
June 12th: 12pm – Kite Festival -  Prizes for best kite, highest-flying, most original
June 19: 10am – Ride a Bike in the Park day!
June 16: 6:30pm – Happy Birthday America Concert - followed by Penn’s Landing Fireworks
July 8th: Family Game Night: 6pm –  Bingo, scrabble, checkers -  Food and fun for all families.   
July 13th: Movie Night – “Where the Wild Things Are”
August 7: Chess Championship – 11 am –Test your skills in an outdoor chess tournament on our 
chess tables.  Cash prizes.   Youth and adult divisions.  
August 10th: Family Game Night:  6pm –  Bingo, scrabble, checkers -  Food and fun for all 
families.  Prizes, too.  
October 2nd – Fishtown Neighbors Association’s 3rd Annual River City Festival 

Also at Penn Treaty: Waterfront Wednesdays Summer Concert Series - presented by NKCDC
 July 14, 21, 28 and Aug. 4 and 11 – 7pm. An eclectic mix of music on the waterfront. 
Pulaski Park: Allegheny Avenue and Delaware waterfront
August 28: 12pm – 7pm: Fishing Tournament – food, fishing, music and fun

Schuylkill Banks: Schuylkill River path by Walnut Street

June 10: Movie Night: “Dave”
June 24: Movie Night: “The Great Outdoors”
July 8: Movie Night: “Romancing the Stone”
July 22: Movie Night: “Best in Show”
August 5: Movie Night: “Groundhog Day”
September 2: Movie Night: “National Treasure”
For more information and for kayak tours, please visit:

Schuylkill River Park: 25th between Pine and Spruce Streets  •
October 16: Fall Festival

Sedgley Woods: North 33rd and Oxford Streets  •
July 4: Lefty Luau!

Seger Park and Playground: 10th and Lombard  •  
June 19: Seger Park Advisory Cncl Fundraiser organized by Phila Flea Markets  
October 16: Seger Park Advisory Cncl Fundraiser organized by Phila Flea Markets                             .
(Please see for more information)

Shot Tower Playground:   Front and Carpenter
July 20th: dusk: Movie Night: “Where The Wild Things Are”

Taras Shevchenko Park: Broad and Somerville  •
June 13, 20, 27: 8am – 12pm – Flea Market
September 12, 19, 26: 8am -12pm – Flea Market
Come exercise in the Park ($2 suggested donation)
June 13: 10am – 11am - Kickboxing
June 20: 10am – 11am - Yoga
June 27: 10am – 11am -  Tai Chi 
July 14: 8pm - Movie Night: Film TBA
October 10: 10am – 3pm: Music Festival and Flea Market/Craft Fair
Scarecrow making for kids- 11am

Vernon Park: Germantown and Chelten Avenues  •
August 14: 12pm – 8pm: People’s Festival honoring Mother Earth