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July 29, 2014

This Week At The Oval: Our Top Picks For Events, Classes And Entertainment At The Pop-Up Park On The Parkway, July 30-August 3

Philadelphia’s pop-up park on the Parkway, The Oval, continues to host a full calendar of free events, making it a super desirable destination for summer fun. The expansive public space on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is open Wednesday through Sunday through August 17, and invites one and all to enjoy daily educational programming, tons of […]

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July 24, 2014

Scenes From The First Six Weeks Of The Visit Philly Beer Garden Series; Plus Good News: There Are Still Six More Weeks To Go

It’s been a heckuva summer, Philadelphia, and beer gardens have played a key role in bringing serious alfresco good times within the reach of citified urbanites. We love beer gardens for their versatility. The open-air hangouts are perfect for a night out with friends, a happy hour with coworkers, dinner and drinks with the family […]

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July 23, 2014

Tonight Picks: Special Events At The Oval, Pay-What-You-Wish At The PMA, University City Dining Days, Old City Restaurant Week, Center City Sips And More

Add some pep to your mid-week with any number of the great events on tap for tonight. The Oval starts its daily programming for the week (which runs from Wednesday through Sunday) with a free workout class, bocce ball league, swing dance class and plenty of frosty brews at its beer garden. Discounted dinner options […]

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July 22, 2014

This Week At The Oval: Our Top Picks For Events, Classes And Entertainment At The Pop-Up Park On The Parkway, July 23-27

Seeking fun in Philadelphia’s summer sun? The Oval has you covered like SPF 45. The pop-up park on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is open Wednesday through Sunday through August 17, and has a full calendar of free daily educational programming, tons of free live entertainment, a daily lineup of food trucks and an awesome beer […]

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July 18, 2014

Weekend Picks: Visit Philly Beer Garden Series And Pizza Party At The Oval, Franklin Flea Outdoor Summer Market, University City Dining Days, Old City Restaurant Week And More

As the workweek winds to an end, a ton of events take center stage at locations all throughout Philadelphia. Tonight, the Visit Philly Beer Garden Series takes over a new space, the beer garden at The Oval, for a night of alfresco drinks, food, lawn games and more. Also tonight, the highly-anticipated Pizza Party at […]

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July 18, 2014

Reminder! The Visit Philly Beer Garden Series Hits The Oval Today At 4 P.M. To Help Kick Off Its Opening Weekend

The Oval launched its summer 2014 season this week and kicks off its first weekend with the Visit Philly Beer Garden Series happy hour, the launch of Yards Brewing Company’s Fairmout Park Pale Ale and much more. Who’s ready to start another sweet summer weekend at a brilliant beer garden? With the turnout at the […]

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July 17, 2014

Tonight Picks: University City Dining Days Kicks Off, Free Outdoor Movie Screenings Across The City, Beer Garden Quizzo At Memphis Taproom, Third Thursdee At Pizza Brain And More

The weather this evening is seriously perfect, making for an ideal opportunity to take advantage of the numerous alfresco events on tap for the next few hours. Summer in the city means free outdoor movies, and tonight there will be crowds taking over public spaces for screenings all around town. At Clark Park, The Awesome […]

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July 16, 2014

Our Complete Guide To The Oval, The Awesome Pop-Up Public Park On The Parkway Launching Its Summer Season July 16-August 17, With A Beer Garden, Food Trucks, Art Installation And More

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway is a Philadelphia cultural mecca — an epicenter of art museums, educational institutions and public spaces. This summer, there’s yet another reason to proceed to the Parkway: The Oval summer season has returned for 2014. After an awesome run in 2013, the open-air public space at Eakins Oval has once again […]

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July 16, 2014

Tonight Picks: The Oval’s Summer Season Kicks Off, Summer Concert At The Penn Museum, Free Admission To The Franklin Institute, Movie Screening At NMAJH, Opening Of Fergie’s Beer Garden And More

The Oval kicks off its month-long summer season with a grand kickoff tonight complete with an alfresco beer garden, fare from food trucks, backyard games, first views of an awesome art installation and more. This evening, The Oval, the popular pop-up park on Benjamin Franklin Parkway opens for summer 2014 and brings with it a […]

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July 15, 2014

The Oval To Host Awesome Fest’s Giant Pizza Party This Friday, July 18 With A Beer Garden, A Screening Of TMNT, And A Performance By Macaulay Culkin’s Band, The Pizza Underground

The Oval opens this Wednesday, July 16 and we’re pretty psyched about it. They have a bunch of great programming scheduled, including a bunch of outdoor movie screenings courtesy of The Awesome Fest. And coming up this Friday, July 18, is a pretty awesome-sounding event for The Oval’s opening weekend. Promoted as a giant Pizza […]

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