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April 11, 2014

Sakura Sunday, The Grand Finale Of The 2014 Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, Arrives In Fairmount Park This Sunday, April 13

Get ready to enjoy the springtime sunshine with a party in the park this Sunday, April 13. Philadelphia’s annual fête of flowers and Japanese culture, the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, has bloomed throughout the city for the past two weeks. This Sunday, April 13, the centerpiece of the festival unfolds with the day-long Japanese culture [...]

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March 26, 2014

Smith Memorial Playground Presents Its Annual Spring Kick Off, Play-A-Palooza, This Saturday, March 29

UPDATE: Play-A-Palooza has been canceled due to inclement weather. Playtime is the name of the game this Saturday, March 29 at Fairmount Park’s Smith Memorial Playground. From noon to 3 p.m., families are invited out for Play-A-Palooza, an event made to celebrate a new season of the well-loved playground. In addition to playtime on slides, [...]

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February 11, 2014

Skip The Blue Cross Broad Street Run Lottery And Register To Race Via Fairmount Park Conservancy Fundraising, Now Through April 14

What began in the 1980s as a dash up Broad Street is now the largest 10-mile race in all of America. This spring, the annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run returns to Philadelphia, making its way through town on Sunday, May 4. More than 23,000 people have already registered for a spot in the lottery [...]

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December 2, 2013

The Historic Houses Of Fairmount Park Holiday Tours Return For The 2013 Christmas Season December 5-8 And 12-15

With more than 9,200 acres of rolling hills and lovely woodlands, Fairmount Park keeps a wealth of gorgeous landscapes within easy reach of city residents and visitors. Dotting the landscape, seven splendid historic mansions maintained as house museums adorn Fairmount Park and serve as significant examples of Victorian-era architecture. The Charms of Fairmount Park feature [...]

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November 20, 2013

Roundup: Our Top Picks For Must-See Holiday Attractions In Philadelphia And The Countryside In 2013

[This holiday season, let Uwishunu be your merry guide. From brilliant lights and must-see attractions to festive events and jolly good times, check out our daily updates on holiday happenings in Philadelphia right here.] The City of Brotherly Love embraces the most wonderful time of the year, hosting a festive array of iconic holiday attractions. [...]

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November 11, 2013

Help Beautify More Than 70 Philadelphia Parks On LOVE Your Park Fall Service Day, Saturday, November 16

Now’s your chance to contribute to the city that loves you back: Philadelphia’s LOVE Your Park Fall Service Day is back on Saturday, November 16. The Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation will host a day-long volunteer event in nearly 80 parks across the city where you can rake fall leaves, plant bulbs [...]

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November 4, 2013

The 3rd Annual Fairmount Park Holiday Gingerbread House Display Comes To The Shops at Liberty Place, November 4-22

If you’re getting visions of holiday sugarplums already, make time to check out sweet confections in person at the annual Fairmount Park Holiday Gingerbread Display. From November 4 through 22, thirteen deliciously handcrafted gingerbread houses will be on view at The Shops at Liberty Place. Far from your average gingerbread creations, each edible edifice will [...]

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October 16, 2013

Shofuso Japanese House And Garden To Hold A Fall Harvest Moon-Viewing Celebration This Weekend, October 18-19

A full moon rises in the sky on Friday, October 18 and to celebrate, the friends of the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park are set to host a weekend of traditional moon-viewing festivities. On Friday, a moon-viewing tea ceremony begins at 7 p.m. with a ritual service of matcha (green tea) and [...]

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October 9, 2013

The Association For Public Art Expands Its Museum Without Walls Free Audio Tour To Include 65 Programs In Fairmount Park And Center City

Did you know Philadelphia one of the largest collections of public art in the U.S.? The extensive collection often goes unnoticed, but it’s the mission of the Association for Public Art’s Museum Without Walls program to help visitors and locals alike discover the city’s vast collection. Launched in 2010, the association’s multi-platform, interactive audio tour, [...]

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September 27, 2013

The Art-Reach Fall Festival Brings Food Trucks, Games, Crafts And Victory Brews To West Fairmount Park, Sunday, September 29

Venture to West Fairmount Park this Sunday, September 29, to take in a fall fest with a high-minded mission. Fall in Philadelphia brings no shortage of fun-filled fall events, but the Art-Reach Fall Festival delivers food, drink, arts and entertainment all to support Philadelphia’s human-service agencies and cultural organizations that bring arts to underserved audiences. [...]

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